• What to Expect at ICSC RECon 2017

    , Posted on May 12

    ICSC RECon, the retail real estate industry’s most anticipated, heavily attended and highly valued annual event, is just over a week away. What should the 37,000+ attendees expect to see and hear this year?

    The sky is falling…right?
    Recent retail headlines have trumpeted significant store closing announcements from more than a dozen major players, including Macy’s, JC Penney and The Limited, and full blown bankruptcies from brands like Gander Mountain and Payless. While conversations about these negative events are unavoidable at RECon, we anticipate that many real estate professionals will focus on the upside of these downsides—the industry evolution that is unfolding in real time.

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  • News leaks have rocketed to the proverbial "front page" as one of the hottest communications topics of 2017. Just yesterday, the Detroit Free Press reported that a new Detroit Pistons logo may have leaked due to the premature posting of a new clothing item on the organization's online store.

    While small to mid-size companies may not face the same types of leaks as the United States government or large sports organizations, it's still possible that major business decisions or announcements could make their way to the media or public ahead of schedule.

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