ICSC Deal Making 2020
The sessions at the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Deal Making conference in Dallas, January 8th-10th, addressed many hot topics in the commercial real estate industry. The event was loaded with networking and learning opportunities where topics ranged from co-working trends to solutions for shopping centers, this year’s event didn’t disappoint. The Assessment Technologies team was once again a corporate sponsor and active attendee of the ICSC Deal Making event.
With billion-dollar IPOs like WeWork making headlines, a timely session focused on how to address the trend of “The Co-Working Craze.” Presented by Mark Burge of CityCentral, Nick Clark of Common Desk, and Trevor Hightower, of Craftwork Coffee Co. The panel explored the various approaches to success for property owners and investors.
ICSC Deal Making attendees eluded to a blue sky future for retail in 2020. By listening to the consumer and by wooing online retailers into their physical brick-and-mortar structures, retailers are starting to have an optimistic outlook.
A panel conversation called “Transforming Today’s Ordinary Spaces into Tomorrow’s Industry Defining Places: How To Reimagine Retail Real Estate,” discussed the unique benefits to property owners. In contrast to online shopping, physical places provide an opportunity for consumers to engage with a brand in a meaningful way. John Carter, Parker 3D; Billy Lawrence, AIA; Christian Pearson, OkSessions; and Alexis Scalice, of Universal Parks & Resorts presented, presented the audience with an eyes-wide-open moment where the speakers explained the only viable path to success in retail in the new decade is through hospitality driven business models.
Our team at Assessment Technologies are experts in navigating the choppy waters of aligning physical property tax liabilities to our client’s business models. If you are looking to change your retail business model, it is best to work with an expert consulting firm that knows the trends and strategies needed to ensure your organization is only paying its fair share of taxes.
Overall, attending the ICSC Deal Making Conference in Dallas continues to help our team. Not only do we learn the latest challenges facing our customers, but we also connect with our fellow industry leaders to solve pervasive issues facing retailers today.
For more information about attending the ICSC Dealing Making conference or How to Earn ICSC’s New Certification (CRRP), visit www.icsc.org. ICSC serves the global retail real estate industry providing its global network with resources, connections, and industry insights.