A common thread throughout the convention was “the industry has shown strong signs of resiliency despite the negative headlines.”
37,000 retail real estate professionals and those involved as suppliers, analysts, service, construction, design and investors descended on Las Vegas at last week’s annual ICSC RECon Convention in Las Vegas. Over the course of the few days of non-stop meetings, meet-ups, networking opportunities and presentations, some hot topics floated to the top.
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- “what’s growing and how centers that are being impacted by closures can best reposition themselves.”
- ” a sharpened focus on entertainment and experiential retail concepts, as well as discount and off-price”
- “increased leasing activity in the past six months as property owners have welcomed new types of retailers, entertainment and restaurants as well as traditional stores.”
- “Shopping center landlords are using their resources to reinvest and reconfigure retail environments of the future. They need to be flexible and adapting to industry changes”
- “Regarding e-commerce, retailers are embracing the technology and not viewing it as a threat”
- Flexible Landlords finding the right price points for the right growing retailers
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