Trustees Distinguished Service Award
This award is given to ICSC volunteers who work without getting a lot of recognition. They are the solid backbone of ICSC who serve as committee members, faculty or other volunteer unsung heroes giving back to our industry in quiet but important ways. It is symbolically a lifetime achievement award that a volunteer who is devoted to the cause often for several decades can receive from the Board of Trustees. Historically, this award has been given to individuals who are not ICSC Trustees. If you have any questions regarding this page, please contact email@example.com
Previous Award Recipients
Anthony L. Fuller
Retired from Walmart Stores, Inc.
Formerly Senior Vice President
Anthony L. Fuller retired from Walmart after a 30-year career. He began as a store associate and retired as senior vice president. Upon completion of law school, Mr. Fuller joined the Walmart legal department as corporate counsel for real estate and finance. Walmart was then a small company of 600 stores. He was promoted to vice president and served in various roles before retiring from Walmart. Through the course of his career, he was responsible for the development of Walmart Realty, the establishment of the REITs, which controlled Walmart's real estate holdings, and the creation of its in-store leased department. Mr. Fuller has been an active ICSC member since the 1990s and was responsible for increasing Walmart's involvement within the organization. He has served as a member of the Open-Air Committee, has served on the committee for the New York National Deal Making, and has participated as a speaker and panelist at many ICSC functions throughout the United States. He also served on the Executive Committee and Board of Project REAP from 2006 through 2014.
Formerly Director of Operations for IKEA Shopping Centres Russia
Stephen Pragnell joined the Jones Lang LaSalle France shopping centre management team as an associate in 1995. Mr. Pragnell worked as asset manager and retail consultant for Adia, DGI, EuroCommercial Properties, and Bouygues. In 2002, he joined the French shopping centre developer, manager and investor Apsys Group, first in Warsaw as general manager of Apsys Polska, then in Paris as group director for external relations. In 2009 he relocated to Moscow with Ikea Real Estate as leader of the Mega malls team in charge of the operational management of the 1.8 million m2 GLA 12-mall portfolio. Mr. Pragnell served as a member and chairman of ICSC European Shopping Centre Awards program and a faculty member with ICSC in India, Ukraine, Turkey, Russia, and Baltic states. Mr. Pragnell was the founder and former president of the Polish Council of Shopping Centres (PRCH), a mentor of the Indian, Ukrainian and Baltic ICSC Committees, a member of the CNCC (French Council of Shopping Centres) and on the ICSC Russian Liaison Committee.
Charles D. Shaw
ICSC Western Division Government Relations Committee Chair
Past State Director
Vice President of Development
SyWest Development LLC
San Rafael, California
Charles D. Shaw is a vice president of development for SyWest Development LLC, founded in the early 1990s. SyWest is a fully integrated commercial real estate development company and subsidiary of Syufy Enterprises, a privately-owned holding company with retail and real estate interests throughout the western United States. Since 2012, Mr. Shaw served as ICSC Western Division Government Relations Committee Chair from 2012 - 2015 as well as Northern California State Director from 2008 - 2011, Northern California Government Relations Chair from 2003 - 2006 and as a program committee member since 2002. Mr. Shaw has raised awareness of political concerns and threats to the retail real estate industry for the Northern California and Western Division ICSC membership, lobbied at the local, state and federal government levels on many issues important to the industry, enhanced Northern California Idea Exchange educational and deal making sessions and mentored new members to the retail real estate industry.
Haskoll Architects and Designers
London, United Kingdom
Derek Barker is the managing director of Haskoll, international award-winning architects based in London. Mr. Barker is responsible for the practice’s consultancy across Europe and has worked on over 75 new developments and refurbishment retail projects. With over 30 years of shopping center, food court and retail design experience, Mr. Barker is well-known across Europe. He is also director of Haskoll China. He has built a bank of knowledge from research visits to over 500 shopping centers across the world. Mr. Barker is involved in consultancy work in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom and has assisted with the designs of shopping centers in Argentina, Belgium, France, Germany, Holland, Luxembourg, Poland and Sweden. Mr. Barker has served as a member of the ICSC European Nominations Committee, ICSC Global Awards Jury, member of the ICSC European Advisory Board, and chairman of ICSC European Shopping Centre Awards Jury. He spent six years on the BCSC advisory and executive boards. He is currently a trustee and an honorary treasurer for both the BCSC Educational Trust and European Shopping Centre Trust. He is a regular contributor at conferences and has spoken in Bratislava, Copenhagen, Dubai, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Kiev, Las Vegas, London, Moscow, Oslo, Shanghai, and Stockholm.
Barb J. Faucette, CRX, CMD
CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.
Barb J. Faucette, CRX, CMD joined CBL in September 1995. As vice president mall marketing, her responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of marketing for the regional shopping center portfolio. Her areas of expertise include strategic planning, retail advertising analysis, special events, public relations and team management. Prior to joining CBL, she held officer positions with leading developers around the country, including JMB Properties, Federated Stores Realty and Compass Retail. Mrs. Faucette is a member of several ICSC committees, instructor for ICSC John T. Riordan School for Professional Development for more than two decades, and holds a senior level Certified Marketing Director (CMD) She has been awarded over 20 industry awards, including five gold MAXIs.
John L. Gerdes, CRX, CSM, CLS, CPM
Vice President, Asset Management
L&B Realty Advisors, LLP
John L. Gerdes, CRX, CSM, CLS, CPM is executive vice president of asset management for L&B Realty Advisors, LLP. Mr. Gerdes is responsible for the management, leasing, and operations of retail properties ranging from New York to Hawaii. Mr. Gerdes has an extensive background in real estate having served in security, operations, leasing, and management onsite at shopping centers in Atlanta, Phoenix, and San Antonio. As an asset manager, Mr. Gerdes has been involved in development, re-development, and supervision of a portfolio of over 10 million square feet. Mr. Gerdes is a Senior Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM) and a Senior Certified Leasing Specialist (CLS). He is also a Certified Property Manager (CPM) through the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). He is an active member of ICSC, having served as chairman of the 2004 Fall Conference and on the CSM and CRX committees. He has been a dean of ICSC University of Shopping Centers School of Asset Management and General Studies and an instructor of ICSC John T. Riordan School for Professional Development in the United States. Mr. Gerdes served on the ICSC Security Task Force, as an author and instructor for ICSC textbooks and seminars. Mr. Gerdes has been an instructor for ICSC teaching in Argentina, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Thailand, Turkey and the United States. Mr. Gerdes has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska.
Gary A. Glick
Cox Castle & Nicholson LLP
Los Angeles, California
Gary A. Glick is a partner in the Los Angeles law firm of Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP. He specializes in office leasing, retail and shopping center development, generally representing shopping center, office and commercial landlords, as well as major tenants. He has spoken on the subject of retail development and commercial leasing at numerous seminars and conferences, including conferences sponsored by ICSC and the California Bar Continuing Education. He has served as a faculty member of ICSC University of Shopping Centers and has lectured on retail leasing for the Northwest Center for Professional Education. He has served as the ICSC California State Director and Western Division Government Relations Committee Chairman. Mr. Glick received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Rochester and his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School.
Walter W.D. Kleinschmit, CRX, CSM, CLS
R2E Consultants, Inc.
Walter W.D. Kleinschmit, CRX, CSM, CLS began his career in 1965 as a trainee with the Hudson’s Bay Co. in Winnipeg. Throughout his early career he worked in the retail business including the Eaton’s retail team that opened the Toronto Eaton Centre in 1977. Two years later he started a fashion accessory chain. In 1984, he took a retail assignment in Muscat, Oman. In 1989, Mr. Kleinschmit joined the shopping center industry and worked with Middle East peers to help found a local shopping center group, which led to the eventual formation of the Middle East Council of Shopping Centres and became involved with ICSC. In 1997, Mr. Kleinschmit moved to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to become general manager of the Kingdom Centre, a mixed-use development. In 2005, Mr. Kleinschmit founded R2E Consultants to provide retail real estate advisory services to Middle East clients. Mr. Kleinschmit is a founder, past president and director of the Middle East Council of Shopping Centres. He is an international faculty member of the ICSC John T. Riordan Global School for Professional Development. He regularly delivers local-specific training programs to new entrants into the industry. He has spoken at RECon, ICSC European Conference, and regularly participates in the local MECSC conferences as well as other local and regional programs. He graduated in 1965 from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science majoring in commerce.
Paul S. Magy, Esq.
Kupelian Ormond & Magy P.C.
Paul S. Magy, Esq., is a principal of the law firm of Kupelian Ormond & Magy, P.C. (KOM) in Southfield, Mich. KOM’s commercial real estate practice includes acquisition, development, finance, zoning, leasing and sale of commercial real estate, as well as litigation related to these areas, including receiverships, distressed assets and retailer bankruptcy. Mr. Magy has experience representing shopping center and other commercial-property owners, developers, property managers and brokers. He has been a very active member of ICSC. Mr. Magy served as ICSC’s Michigan state director from 2001 through 2004 after having served for three years as Michigan government relations chairman. He also served as Central Division chairman for ICSC government relations from 2004-2006. He has written extensively, been called upon to speak at seminars and programs on real estate topics and chaired ICSC’s Michigan continuing education program for real estate professionals. His work in the area of shopping center-related law and involvement with ICSC earned him a seat on ICSC’s U.S. Law Committee from 2002-2006 and he was reappointed in 2009. Mr. Magy is also actively involved with the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) and is currently vice president of BOMA Metro Detroit. Mr. Magy is a 1982 graduate of Wayne State University Law School. He became a fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation and is a life member of the Judicial Conference of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Mr. Magy is also actively involved as an officer, trustee or director of several educational, religious and charitable institutions and has presented at seminars on topics related to leadership development, programming and fund-raising. Mr. Magy also served as chairman of the board of advisors of The Rabbinical School of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.
Robert M. Mallia
Former Senior Staff Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
New York, New York
Robert M. Mallia is retired. He joined ICSC in 1987 and was responsible for overall operations of ICSC including finance and treasury functions, personnel, facilities management and membership services. Prior to joining ICSC, he served for 11 years as controller and director of finance and administration for the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI). Earlier, he was employed as a senior accountant for Deloitte & Touché in New York. Mr. Mallia has served on the board of directors and as treasurer of the New York Society of Association Executives and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, New York State Society of CPAs and the American Society of Association Executives. Mr. Mallia has distinguished himself having served as a trusted advisor to ICSC past president John T. Riordan and President Michael P. Kercheval, guiding the not-for-profit association in maintaining a strong financial condition for 24 years as chief financial officer and chief operations officer. He has served on the Information Sharing and Analysis Risk Management Committee, 2003–2009, Audit Committee since 1987 and Investment and Employee Retirement Committee since 1987.
London, United Kingdom
Neil Mitchenall is a consultant to the firm he co-founded, Lunson Mitchenall, in 1980. Since then he has been involved in a total of over 30 million square feet of shopping centers throughout the United Kingdom and has projects in Abu Dhabi, Berlin, Beirut, Buenos Aires and Tbilisi. Mr. Mitchenall’s most notable projects include Lakeside, Cribbs Causeway, White Rose, West Quay, BullRing, Cabot Circus in Bristol and St. David’s 2 in Cardiff. Mr. Mitchenall was chairman of the trustees of the European Shopping Centre Trust and non-exec director of the Institute of Place Management. He chaired the Association of Town Centre Management, the ICSC European Shopping Centre Awards jury and the British Council of Shopping Centres Shopping Centre Awards jury. He served as BCSC president from 2000 to 2001.
J. Thomas Porter, AIA, CRX, CDP
Thomas Porter, AIA, CRX, CDP, was recognized as a national design award winner in the Paris Prize Competition prior to graduation from Georgia Tech in 1972. After joining Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback, & Associates (now tvsdesign), Mr. Porter became involved with several commercial projects, which provided him with a wide range of experience in large-scale retail and mixed-use developments. He was named an associate at tvsdesign in 1978 and a principal in 1985. In addition to directing a retail studio, he was responsible for overall design quality assurance of tvsdesign’s retail projects. Speaking at many industry functions, including ICSC and the Urban Land Institute, Mr. Porter has continually advocated the value of good design and the positive impact it has on a shopping center’s success. Throughout his career his advocacy of high-quality design has demonstrated itself in projects such as King of Prussia outside Philadelphia, Pa., and Phipps Plaza in Atlanta, Ga. His projects include domestic and international retail and mixed-use projects globally, and he helped to lead tvsdesign in its international movement to the Middle East, Asia, India and Latin America. He has served as chair of the ICSC CenterBuild Conference and is a member of the ICSC U.S. Design and Development Awards jury. He was a member of ICSC’s CDP Admissions and Governing Committee and has taught at ICSC’s University of Shopping Centers.
Wolfgang R. Bays
Chief Executive Officer
Brune Consulting, GmbH
Wolfgang R. Bays is shareholder and CEO of Brune Consulting, a privately owned group of companies based in Düsseldorf, Germany. The team offers development and management services for retail properties and multifunctional real estate projects focused on retail, entertainment and urban centers, transportation sites and theme centers throughout Germany and Europe. Mr. Bays has been a member of ICSC since 1987, a member of its European Advisory Board since 2002 and a trustee of European Shopping Center Trust (ESCT). As co-founder and honorary member of the German Council of Shopping Centers, he chaired its board from 2004-2010. He studied economics at universities in Bochum, Germany, and Seattle, Wash. He holds the degree of a Diplom-Oeconom and gives lectures at the International Real Estate Business School at the University of Regensburg, Bergische Universität Wuppertal in Germany and at the University of Aberdeen in the United Kingdom.
Lawrence E. Kilduff, CRX, CDP, CSM
Senior Vice President
Midwest Retail Market Lead
Jones Lang LaSalle
Lawrence E. Kilduff, CRX, CDP, CSM, is senior vice president of midwest retail market lead for Jones Lang LaSalle. Previously he was the founder and CEO of The Kilduff Company, LLC. Over the past two decades, Mr. Kilduff has been involved in retail and other commercial development projects. Since 1996, Mr. Kilduff’s passion and primary focus of activity has been the revitalization of underserved and distressed communities, both urban and rural. This has led to partnerships with various communities and community-based organizations. In addition to his development activity, Mr. Kilduff provides development consulting and technical assistance to communities and community-based organizations throughout the U.S. Mr. Kilduff is a nationally recognized expert on issues concerning the revitalization of cities and other underserved markets, brownfield redevelopment and the planning process to generate realistic and sustainable long-term growth in communities. Mr. Kilduff has been an active volunteer in ICSC. He served as ICSC Central Division government relations chair, chairman of the ICSC RetailGreen program committee, dean of the School of Economic Development in the University of Shopping Centers, a member of ICSC the Alliance Task Force, a member of the Government Relations Committee and ICSC Environmental Issues Committee chair.
Michael E. Stevens
Executive Vice President, Retail Leasing
Forest City Enterprises
Michael E. Stevens, executive vice president of retail leasing for Forest City Enterprises, Cleveland, Ohio, has been an ICSC member since 1974. Mr. Stevens was the Central Division government relations chairman from 1989 to 1990. Mr. Stevens has also supported ICSC’s education programs, serving on the faculty of the John T. Riordan School for Professional Development and ICSC’s University of Shopping Centers. Mr. Stevens served on various conference committees and has been a speaker at ICSC conferences. He has been a member of ICSC since 1974.
Avi Alkas, CRX, CSM, CMD, CLS
Jones Lang LaSalle
Avi Alkas, CRX, CSM, CMD, CLS, is a founding member and has served as a board member of TCSCR (Turkish Council of Shopping Centers and Retailers). He has attended the John T. Riordan School for Professional Development courses both in Asia and South America. In 1998, after sitting for the exams, he earned the first ASM (Accredited Shopping Center Manager) and AMD (Accredited Marketing Director) in Turkey and Europe. He was previously vice president for retail property development at Bayraktar Holding, developing Carousel Shopping Center in Bakirköy, Istanbul and the first factory outlet center in Izmit, taking care of all leasing activities and recruitment of managerial teams. Since 1997, Mr. Alkas has been providing consulting services through his company, Alkas Shopping Center Consulting, to the shopping center industry and supporting the management and participation in the leasing and management activities of major projects in Turkey -- Maxi Shopping City, Silivri, Karada Marina, Bodrum Kipa, Çigli Izmir, Olivium Center, Zeytinburnu, Metrocity, Levent -- and to leading groups like Boyner Holdings, Dogus Holdings, Profilo Holdings and Bayraktar Holdings. Mr. Alkas graduated from Bosphorus University, School of Business Administration, and received his M.B.A. in 1980. After having worked with food retailers in Turkey and some neighboring countries, he became the general manager of the Akmerkez Shopping Center prior to the mall opening. Mr. Alkas teaches for ICSC in its global schools and the European Retail Property School. In 2012, Mr. Alkas chaired the European Awards.
G. Lamont Blackstone, CRX
G. L. Blackstone & Associates
Mount Vernon, New York
G. Lamont Blackstone, CRX is the principal of G. L. Blackstone & Associates, a commercial real estate consulting firm specializing in urban core markets in the U.S. and several foreign markets. He is also one of the founding partners of DLC UrbanCore LLC, a joint venture with DLC Management Corp. that is targeting retail development and redevelopment opportunities in urban and multiethnic markets in the U.S. Mr. Blackstone was formerly chief investment officer of The Retail Initiative, Inc. (TRI), a national commercial real estate equity fund investing in inner-city retail- development opportunities. Mr. Blackstone has served as co-chairperson of the New York State Government Relations Committee, dean of the School of Economic Development at ICSC’s University of Shopping Centers and the New York State Alliance program co-chair. He was also a contributor to ICSC publications Retail as a Catalyst for Economic Development and Developing Successful Retail in Underserved Urban Markets. Mr. Blackstone obtained his M.B.A. in finance and real estate from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in business administration from Boston University.
Richard E. Hearn
Director of Leasing
Vestar Development, Co.
Richard E. Hearn is director of leasing for Vestar Development, Co., and the designated broker for Vestar Properties, Inc. His responsibilities include the leasing, marketing and broker management of the company’s retail services (development, operational, third-party management) located in Arizona and Southern California. Mr. Hearn has volunteered as a member of the board of Valley Partnership and has been involved in planning programs for ICSC. He served as Arizona state director, Western Division Conference committee co-chair and Arizona Alliance program planning committee co-chair. He is a graduate of the University of Phoenix with honors, receiving a B.A. in business management with an emphasis on human and fiscal resources, complementing his prior collegiate experience at Arizona State University’s College of Business where he majored in real estate with an emphasis in finance.
Arthur L. Pearlman
Arthur Pearlman Corporation
Santa Monica, California
Arthur L. Pearlman is the founder and chairman of the Arthur Pearlman Corporation, headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., with satellite offices in Murrieta, Calif. The company specializes in retail real estate development and is currently developing three million square feet of shopping centers throughout California. Mr. Pearlman brings over 30 years of real estate experience to the company, all of which involves the development and ownership of mixed-use and retail shopping centers. Previously, Mr. Pearlman was co-president, partner and founder of the Riley/Pearlman Company. Mr. Pearlman was also founder and CEO of Riley/Pearlman Crow Company, a joint venture with his company and the Trammell Crow Company. Mr. Pearlman began his real estate career in 1968 with the founding of Foresight Systems, Inc., a Los Angeles-based management- consulting firm with offices in Europe, New York, Chicago and Houston. During his 10 years in that business, prior to selling the company he consulted with more than 300 Fortune 500 companies regarding their corporate strategy, real estate holdings, business and financial plans. Mr. Pearlman majored in chemical engineering and chemistry and received his B.S. in chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles. He received his M.B.A. from Pepperdine University’s Presidential/Key Executive program. Mr. Pearlman served as chairman of the board and president of the California Business Properties Association (CBPA). He was elected three terms as ICSC California state director, previously as program chairman, and was dean of the School of Development Design and Construction at the University of Shopping Centers. He has taught at UCLA’s Graduate School of Business and lectured at University of Southern California. His is a licensed real estate broker.
Jo Anne M. Bernhard, Esq.
Jo Anne M. Bernhard Law Offices
Jo Anne M. Bernhard, Esq., has had her own law practice in Sacramento, Calif., since 1970. Specializing in real estate law and concentrating on the area of commercial property, she represents shopping center developers, owners, managers, tenants and brokers. Active in ICSC since 1976, she has been a member of the U.S. Law Committee, member of the U.S. Law Conference program committee and member of the Government Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Issues. She has been a contributor to ICSC’s Legal Update and represented ICSC as amicus curiae in various industry-related legal challenges. She served as the Northern California state Governmental Relations Committee chairperson for ICSC. She has also served as a faculty member, speaker and dean at the University of Shopping Centers at the School of Shopping Center Law. She is a frequent lecturer for various real estate groups, including the ICSC U.S. Law Conference of which she was chair in 1992 and 1993. She is legal counsel for California Business Properties Association, in which she is a past recipient of the Ernest Hahn Memorial Achievement Award. She has held a California real estate broker’s license since 1969. She also served as president of the California Apartment Association. She received her J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.
Mario Castro Frias, CRX, CSM, CMD, CLS, CDP
Shopping Centers Solutions & Management (SCSM)
Mario Castro Frias, CRX, CSM, CMD, CLS, CDP, is president of Shopping Centers Solutions & Management (SCSM), S.A. consulting company specializing in shopping centers in Latin America. For 35 years, he has been involved in the construction industry, real estate management and development of shopping centers. Mr. Castro regularly teaches at the John T. Riordan Global School for Professional Development and has taught in the same school in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, México, Perú, Ecuador, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. He has served as a member of the ICSC Advisory Committee for Latin America, jury member for the ICSC Latin American Shopping Center Awards and the Best-of-the-Best Awards and on the CDP and CSM Admissions and Governing Committees. Mr. Castro has also been instrumental in adapting ICSC curricula, books and certification exams for Spanish-speaking ICSC members.
William A. Speer
Speer Consulting, LLC
William A. Speer, principal of Speer Consulting, LLC, has more than 20 years of industry experience in the areas of retail market and consumer research, financial analysis and asset management. He is an independent adviser to retail and mixed-use developers, private and institutional investors and public agencies since 2000. Prior to starting his own company, Mr. Speer was vice president of TrizecHahn’s market research and financial analysis department (1987-2000) where he was responsible for all market and financial analysis for new-development projects and acquisition candidates. He evaluated feasibility of TrizecHahn’s entertainment, retail and mixed-use development opportunities in Latin America, Asia and Europe as well as throughout North America and was responsible for annual valuations of its $2.6 billion retail portfolio. A long-standing member of ICSC’s U.S. Research Advisory Task Force and a past member of its steering committee, Mr. Speer served as its vice chairman for two years and chairman in 1993. He was co-chair of ICSC’s 1998 Research Conference, the chair of the 1999 Research Conference and a member of the Task Force's 2006, 2007 and 2011 Research Conference planning subcommittees.
Christopher A. Wilson
Wilson Commercial Real Estate
Los Angeles, California
Christopher A. Wilson, president of Wilson Commercial Real Estate, has more than two decades of retail commercial real estate experience in the Southern California market. His expertise is concentrated on the leasing and sales of institutional-quality shopping centers representing the landlord. He has participated in the leasing of more than five million square feet of retail space and the sale of 50 shopping centers during his career, with a total value exceeding $750 million. Prior to forming Wilson Commercial Real Estate in 1990, he served as vice president of Champion Development responsible for the acquisition, development and leasing of over $25 million of retail projects in northern Los Angeles County. He began his retail real estate career in 1985 as a retail specialist with Grubb & Ellis working in the San Gabriel Valley. Mr. Wilson graduated from the University of Southern California in 1982 with a B.S. in public administration and received his M.A. in business administration from Pepperdine University in 1985. He holds a California department of real estate broker license. Mr. Wilson is an active member of ICSC. He has served on its Southern California program committee since 1996 and served as the ICSC Southern California state director and a member of ICSC's San Fernando Valley program committee. He has served as the chairman of ICSC's Western Division Conference, chairman of the Southern California Idea Exchange, co-chair of ICSC's California Alliance program and ICSC California State Government Relations co-chair. He is also a frequent speaker at ICSC and other industry programs. Mr. Wilson is an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California Lusk School of Business in the MRED program teaching shopping center planning and development.
Eileen Connolly is managing director of MadisonSoho (strategic retail marketing). Ms. Connolly joined Donaldsons, a predecessor of DTZ, in 1982 and has gained almost three decades of experience in retail marketing having worked on over 100 retail and leisure destination projects. In 2010, she and her team from DTZ merged with MadisonSoho, a full-service marketing and creative agency to form one of Europe’s leading strategic retail marketing consultancies. Ms. Connolly works with private- and public- sector clients on projects providing advice on marketing planning, budgets, research, branding and communications. A former British Council of Shopping Centres and ICSC European Advisory Board member, jury member and chair of the ICSC Solal Marketing Awards, Ms. Connolly is a judge on the ICSC Best-of-the-Best Awards and served as MAXI Awards chair in 2005. She is also a jury member for the ICSC Foundation Community Service Awards. Ms. Connolly teaches at the ICSC European Retail Property School and the John T. Riordan School of Professional Development Global Schools marketing faculty.
James A. Delisle, PhD
Runstad Professor of Real Estate
University of Washington
James A. DeLisle, PhD, is the director of graduate studies for the Master of Science in Real Estate program at the University of Washington. Prior to his current assignment, he was the director of the Real Estate Research Center and the coordinator of the e-commerce program at Georgia State University. Before returning to academia, he was an executive vice president and head of strategic planning for Lend Lease Real Estate Investments, a global predecessor to Lend Lease Group and the successor to Equitable Real Estate, where he founded the investment research department and directed it for nine years. Mr. DeLisle has been published widely in academic and professional journals. He received his B.B.A in real estate and M.S. in market research from the University of Wisconsin. He received his Ph.D. in real estate and urban land economics from the University of Wisconsin. Mr. DeLisle has written several papers for ICSC and served on ICSC’s North American Research Task Force for many years. He is a frequent presenter at the ICSC Research Conference.
Cynthia J. Kratchman
Landmark Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc.
Farmington Hills, Michigan
Cynthia J. Kratchman joined Landmark Commercial Real Estate Services as an associate broker in 2006 bringing to Landmark over 20 years of retail brokerage experience. Ms. Kratchman has diverse skills with a successful track record in national tenant representation, surplus/distribution work, high-profile listing assignments, land sales and investment sales. She has an M.A. from Wayne State University and many professional affiliations, including her present responsibilities as a member of the Economic Policy and Alliance subcommittees for ICSC. Over the years, Ms. Kratchman has been an active volunteer in ICSC local and state programs and has served as Michigan state director, Michigan state operations chairperson and Michigan government relations chairperson.
James F. Tinkum, CDP, MCR
James F. Tinkum, CDP, MCR, retired from Payless ShoeSource store development department after 20 years. He joined Payless after closing his own construction company. Prior to joining Payless, Mr. Tinkum worked in the commercial general-contracting side of the business since graduating from Kansas State University in 1973 with a B.S. in construction science. He has worked with every method of construction administration: design-build, construction management, hard-bid, negotiated, and turnkey development. At Payless, Mr. Tinkum built stores throughout the continental United States, Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan, Canada, Central America, South America, Dominican Republic, Trinidad, Tobago and Japan. Mr. Tinkum was co-chairman of the CDP Admissions and Governing Committee, chairman of the 2007 CenterBuild program planning committee and a member of the CenterBuild Advisory Council. He also teaches for ICSC in the U.S. and international John T. Riordan School for Professional Development and the University of Shopping Centers.
Yvonne Court, PhD
Partner, Cross Border Retail
Cushman & Wakefield
London, United Kingdom
Yvonne Court, PhD, is a partner in the cross border retail team responsible for international retail and leisure occupier market entry and location strategy at Cushman & Wakefield EMEA. She has extensive knowledge of advanced demographic analysis and market research techniques in the context of retail and property consultancy projects. Ms. Court brings a wide range of experience in both academic and private-sector property research, having been involved with many projects on a pan-European and global basis including retail property consultancy studies in the United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Lebanon, Cyprus, Qatar, the U.S. and some countries in Asia. Ms. Court has written many articles for ICSC, research papers and other publications on aspects of retailing and retail property markets across Europe. She taught at the ICSC European Retail Property School and served on the curriculum advisory committee as well as on ICSC’s Research Task force in the U.S. and Europe.
Robert L. Sorensen, Jr., CSM
Former Vice President, Regional Centers
The Irvine Company
Robert L. Sorensen, Jr., CSM, was vice president of management of regional centers for The Irvine Company. Prior to that he moved through the ranks of the Hahn Company throughout his 25-year career at Hahn, starting as a center manager and rising to become senior vice president of operations, asset management and business development. Over his career, Mr. Sorensen served on several ICSC committees, participated on panels, was a faculty member at the University of Shopping Centers and was the dean of the School of Asset Management in 1999. He was also the co-chairman of the ICSC Fall Management and Marketing Conference in 1993. His greatest contribution to the industry came as he served from 1991 to 1994 as chairman of the ICSC CSM Admissions and Governing Committee. He passed away at the age of 56 in December 2006 from complications of cancer treatment.
George J. Walsh III, Esq.
Thompson Hine, LLP
New York, New York
George J. Walsh, III, Esq., is a partner in the firm's real estate and corporate transactions and securities practice groups. Mr. Walsh has more than 30 years experience in real estate law. His national, regional and local practice includes all aspects of purchasing, selling, leasing and financing commercial properties. Mr. Walsh represents a wide cross-section of retailers. His clients include large national chains, department store anchor tenants and big-box mass merchandisers. Mr. Walsh has been active in ICSC for more than two decades as chairperson of the Law Committee, co-chairperson of the ICSC U.S. Law Conference, 1991 and 1992, co-chairperson of the New York Law Symposium, 1999 and 2000, member of the inaugural ICSC U.S. Law Committee, a member of the ICSC U.S. Law Conference program planning committee for over 20 years, as well as lecturer, panel moderator and group leader at many ICSC events. He has been an instructor and dean at ICSC’s University of Shopping Centers, School for Shopping Center Law as well as a teacher for ICSC in other education programs. He has served as a director and chairman of the board of Chemed Corporation, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is admitted to practice in the state of New York (all courts) and the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Walsh attended New York University School of Law, LL.M., 1972, Valparaiso University School of Law, J.D., 1971, and Clarkson University, B.S., 1968.
Fredric L. Carsley
Attorney - Partner
De Grandpre Chait LLP
Fredric L. Carsley specializes in commercial real estate law, with particular emphasis on major retail and office projects. He acts for well-known stakeholders on matters relating to acquisition, development, financing and leasing of commercial real estate. Mr. Carsley has been in the foreground of lobbying activities on behalf of the commercial real estate industry. He headed the Canadian shopping center industry government relations representation team for ICSC. He is a frequent speaker and writer on commercial real estate issues, including leveraged sale-leaseback transactions, power center leases and tactics for preventing money laundering for real estate developers and brokers. Mr. Carsley was admitted to the Québec Bar in 1975 – LL.B. He is a graduate of McGill University, 1974–B.C.L., 1971–B.A. and Loyola College in Montréal. He served as a member of the State/Provincial Government Relations Advisory Group, ICSC government relations chairman, Québec (1999–2006), ICSC Canadian Division government relations chairman (2002–2006). He is an honorary member of the Association of Fellows and Legal Scholars of the Center for International Legal Studies and was a board and faculty member of Georgetown University Law Continuous Legal Education Center.
Alberta Davidson, CMD
Alberta Davidson, CMD, specializes in strategic marketing services to clients in the United States and internationally. Skilled in marketing communications, her work includes branding, advertising, public relations, special events and corporate sponsorship. In 2010, Ms. Davidson joined Terri Powers to form davidson+powers. Ms. Davidson’s clients include notable industry leaders: Caruso Affiliated Holdings, Federal Realty Investment Trust, CB Richard Ellis, Craig Realty Group, The Garrett Group, Domenigoni Barton Properties and Gerrity International. Ms. Davidson spent over 30 years in the Industry with the majority of her career at The Hahn Company. In 1996, the company changed its name to TrizecHahn. Ms. Davidson began in the field at several of Hahn’s key properties and rose to the highest-ranking marketing officer at the company. As senior vice president, she was responsible for marketing, including the creation, production and placement of advertising campaigns, sales promotions, special events, community relations, merchant motivation/relations, partner relations, market research, multimillion-dollar budget administration and supervision of the entire marketing staffing component of the company. In 1996, she led the initiative to establish sponsorships for retail properties including world-famous Hollywood & Highland’s Kodak Theatre. In May 2002, in sync with the company’s initiative to exit retail development, Ms. Davidson began her consulting career, engaging in select assignments at significant retail properties. Ms. Davidson serves as an educator and facilitator at ICSC institutes and conferences. She received the MAXI Award 14 times. In addition to being a MAXI judge, Ms. Davidson was the 1998 MAXI chairperson. She was appointed to the ICSC CMD Admissions and Governing Committee in 1997 and until 2002 served as the chairperson. She assisted ICSC in producing publications such as Leisure & Lifestyle Retailing and Sponsorship Opportunities in Shopping Centers.
Christopher M. Wicker
RCG-The Retail Consulting Group
Christopher M. Wicker is chairman of The Retail Consulting Group in Paris, Retail Valuation Iberica in Madrid and Retail Valuation Italia in Milan and is a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He is the founder and past chairman of UP! United Partners, an alliance composed of The Retail Consulting Group (RCG) in France, Lunson Mitchenall in the United Kingdom, Larry Smith in Italy and LaSBA in Spain and Portugal. Mr. Wicker served as co-chairman of the 23rd ICSC European Conference in 1998, chairman and founder of the ICSC European Research Group and a member of the ICSC North-American Research Task Force. He served on the board of ICSC-Europe from 2002 to 2008 and on the board of the CNCC (French National Council of Shopping Centres) and was nominated to the Groupe National en Evaluation France for RICS.
Margaret Dickson, CRX, CMD
Dickson Marketing Group
Margaret Dickson, CRX, CMD, is principal of Dickson Marketing Group, specializing in the area of strategic shopping center marketing. Ms. Dickson has over 25 years experience in the shopping center industry. Ms. Dickson began her career as a center marketing director. She then became a regional marketing director, overseeing marketing for 10 shopping centers in Ontario, Canada. Ms. Dickson is an active ICSC member. She also serves as ICSC faculty for the John T. Riordan School for Professional Development Marketing Institute and The John T. Riordan Global School for Professional Development where she has taught in Argentina, Hungary, Turkey, Ecuador, Malaysia, Peru, Thailand, China, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. She was a member of ICSC’s CMD Admissions and Governing Committee for six years and served as chairperson of the Canadian Shopping Center Awards for two years. Ms. Dickson is the recipient of many Shopping Center Maple Leaf and MAXI Awards and the Retail Council of Canada Gold Award of Excellence for advertising. Ms. Dickson was also the chairperson for the Ontario Shopping Centre Association.
Arcadio Gil Pujol, CRX, CSM, CMD, CLS, CDP
Arcadio Gil Pujol, CRX, CSM, CMD, CLS, CDP, is managing director of LaSBA, the retail property advisory firm based in Madrid providing research, development and investment consultancy services for national and international clients in Spain and Portugal. With a civil engineer and economist background, he boasts a 30-year career in shopping center leasing and management. He started in the early 1980s in Madrid 2 la Vaguada with Jean-Louis Solal and was involved in more than 50 shopping and leisure centers in Spain and Portugal. Prior to LaSBA, he founded and managed one of the leading service providers of shopping centers in the Spanish market in the 1990s, later integrating it into Jones Lang LaSalle, where he was responsible for the retail group in Spain and Portugal. He is a member of the ICSC International Design and Development Awards jury and has previously served as chairman of the European Awards jury. He has also served as a member of the ICSC European Advisory Board. He is an honorary member of the Spanish Council of Shopping Centres (AECC), after serving as its chairman in the 1990s. He has been a speaker at ICSC conferences, a teacher in postgraduate courses at the ICSC European Retail Property School and a contributor to magazines and research studies.
Daryl K. Mangan
Retail Property Solutions, LLC
Vestavia Hills, Alabama
Daryl K. Mangan is retired most recently as a principal in Retail Property Solutions, a national retail real estate advisory firm. The company provides consulting services to developers, owners, lenders and retailers. Advisory services include asset and portfolio positioning strategies, development and redevelopment planning and implementation, value enhancement, recovery and retail-anchor negotiations. Mr. Mangan has over 30 years in retail real estate throughout the U.S. Most recently as COO of Colonial Property Trust’s Retail Division, he directed development, leasing, management, legal and marketing for the firm’s $1.3 billion shopping center portfolio. For seven years in the 1990s, Mr. Mangan was executive vice president of retail asset management for Equitable Real Estate Investment Management, Inc. There he was responsible for the value enhancement of a $6 billion national portfolio of 70 malls including landmark centers such as Ala Moana in Hawaii, Fashion Valley in San Diego, Calif., and Phipps Plaza in Atlanta, Ga. During his tenure, his team aggressively redeveloped, expanded, remodeled and remerchandised centers from coast to coast, creating over $500 million in incremental value over capital cost. During his 13 years at Federated Department Stores, Inc., a predecessor of Macy’s Inc., Mr. Mangan served as senior vice president of store development, which included real estate and market research. He also served as head of store development for Cole National’s 2,200-store optical company. Mr. Mangan has an M.B.A. and a B.A. in design and industry (construction management) from California State University. He served seven years as chairman of ICSC’s International Design and Development Awards committee and has taught for ICSC.
Former Chairman, European Advisory Board
Mall & Partners
Bertrand Courtois-Suffit brings 35 years of professional experience in shopping center management. Mr. Courtois-Suffit served as chairman of the ICSC European Advisory Board, chairman of the ICSC Europe Legal Group and chairman of the ICSC Europe Public Affairs Committee. Throughout the years, Mr. Courtois-Suffit worked on the European Conference program committee on the annual European Conference that has now become the most important event for high-level shopping center leaders in Europe. Mr. Courtois-Suffit also served as vice president of the French National Council of Shopping Centres (CNCC) and chairman of the CNCC Technical Committee.
Kenneth S. Lamy, CRX
The Lamy Group, Ltd.
Kenneth S. Lamy, CRX is founder and president of The Lamy Group, Ltd., the Mandeville, Louisiana (New Orleans Northshore)-based international financial-management consulting firm. Mr. Lamy has been actively involved in commercial real estate and shopping centers since 1975. He has been admitted as an expert witness in state and federal courts. Mr. Lamy is a graduate of Holy Cross School in New Orleans and is a former member of its board of directors. He served 25 years on the board and as chairman of the board for four years. He is currently co-chair of the strategic planning committee for the school. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. Edward's University and has an M.B.A. from Tulane University. He also served on the advisory board for executive education at the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane. He is a former board member of Operation Smile and the Board of Regents of Our Lady of Holy Cross College In New Orleans. Mr. Lamy participates actively as a speaker and faculty member for ICSC, the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), Urban Land Institute (ULI) and other trade associations. His ICSC roles included chairman of the Financial Management Conference, Louisiana state director, Louisiana chairman of government relations, dean and instructor of the School of Finance, Accounting and Lease Administration of the University of Shopping Centers, faculty member at the John T. Riordan School for Professional Development (instructor of Executive Learning courses), member of the ICSC Education Advisory Committee, Fusion Conference program committee, the Gulf South Idea Exchange program committee (former chairman) Government Relations Economic Sub-Committee and many other ICSC activities.
Alan E. Smith, CLS
Executive Vice President, Development Principal
Bourn Companies, LLC
Alan E. Smith, CLS, is executive vice president of development and principal of Bourn Companies, LLC. Bourn is a diversified real estate development, brokerage and property-management firm based in Tucson, Ariz. With projects in progress under operation approaching $1 billion in value, Bourn’s business spans retail, condominium, office and industrial property markets in Arizona, California, Texas and Colorado. His overall responsibilities include business development and acquisition, project development and management as well as leasing for Bourn’s retail division. Prior to Bourn, Mr. Smith was executive vice president at Konover Development Corporation, an affiliate of Konover & Associates, Inc., in Farmington, Conn., from 1987 to 2006. He previously held positions for Century Development Corporation as a vice president and director of leasing at Ainbinder Associates, both located in Houston, Tex., as well as Kimco Development Corporation in New York. Mr. Smith is a past dean of ICSC’s University of Shopping Centers School of Leasing, a member of ICSC’s CLS Admissions and Governing Committee, Eastern Division operations chairman for ICSC until 2007 and a member of the ICSC Open-Air Summit program committee.
Nancy R. Walters, CRX, CMD
Very Special Events
San Diego, California
Nancy Walters, CRX, CMD, is the founder and president of Very Special Events, a national agency, which brings sponsor programs to malls, manages marketing, advertising and public relations for shopping centers and provides marketing and public relations consultation for malls and merchants. Prior to launching her company more than two decades ago, she was corporate special events director for The Hahn Co. for six years. She received a full journalism Poynter Fund scholarship to Florida State University, which led to an award-winning journalism career as a feature writer for the Miami Herald, St. Petersburg Times, Tampa Tribune and as a correspondent for United Press International. She entered the retail industry as special events director for a predecessor of Sears Holdings and then became a mall marketing director for Hahn, where she received several MAXI Awards. Ms. Walters served as faculty member of ICSC’s John T. Riordan School for Professional Development and ICSC international school programs. She served as a member of the ICSC Public Relations Task Force, MAXI Awards chairperson in 1985 and as a jury member on the MAXI Awards judging committee. She is a frequent speaker at marketing conventions and corporate meetings and writes for trade publications and national media.
Ronald A. Altoon, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, CRX, CDP
Altoon Partners LLP
Los Angeles, California
Ronald A. Altoon, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, CRX, CDP, is a well-known architect involved with retail projects all over the world for three decades. Sensitive to context and culture, his design philosophy conjugates architectural tradition and design theory to create projects that accrue in value over time. Past president of the American Institute of Architects and a leader in the real estate industry, he devoted many years to volunteering for ICSC by teaching at the John T. Riordan School for Professional Development and the University of Shopping Centers where he also served as dean for the School of Development, Design and Construction. He also wrote books for ICSC, including 21st Century Retail Centers: Context, Culture and Community and has given lectures all over the world.
Sue A. Murphy, Esq.
P&M Consulting Group, Inc.
Sue A. Murphy, Esq., is a land-use planner who specializes in entitlement issues including rezoning, plan amendments, large-scale multijurisdictional project entitlements, permitting, development agreements and other project-related activities. Ms. Murphy is president of P&M Consulting Group, Inc., in Tampa, Fla. She has been actively involved in smart-growth projects and assists retailers and shopping center developers in dealing with these matters as well as helping them with long-range planning, entitlements and permitting. Ms. Murphy has chaired ICSC’s Smart Growth subcommittee, was the ICSC 2006 dean of the University of Shopping Centers’ School of Law and served as the ICSC Southern Division chairperson of government relations.
Jeffrey H. Newman, Esq., CRX
Chairman/Real Estate Department
Sills Cummins & Gross P.C.
Newark, New Jersey
Jeffrey H. Newman, Esq., CRX is a senior partner, member of the Sills Cummins & Gross P.C. management and executive committees and chair of the its real estate department. Mr. Newman has been practicing in the area of real estate, including litigation and finance, for over 25 years, bringing to his practice a background in corporate and business law coupled with an M.A. in taxation. Mr. Newman represents institutional clients on a national basis. He represents retailers, developers, landlords and lenders. Mr. Newman has written many articles in Real Estate Review and Commercial Leasing, Laws and Strategy as well as authoring inspirational and business books such as Hear With Your Heart: Mastering the Art and Skill of Listening. Mr. Newman has devoted his career to sharing his knowledge through ICSC as an instructor in the University of Shopping Centers, where he also served as dean of the School of Law and as an instructor at the John T. Riordan School for Professional Development. He edited ICSC books, wrote legal papers for ICSC and served on the ICSC U.S. Law Committee and the U.S. Law Conference Committee, chairing it once.
Bohdan (Bob) Onyschuk
Bohdan (Bob) Onyschuk is chair of the Canada Ukraine Foundation and a member of the national board of directors of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress. He is also a senior partner of Gowling Lafleur Henderson, a national Canadian law firm. Mr. Onyschuk has been actively involved in the community through leadership roles including chairman of the Canadian Urban Institute, founding chairman and vice president of the Canada Ukraine Chamber of Commerce, a Canadian organization whose membership includes major Canadian companies doing business in Ukraine, founding director of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and ICSC Ontario provincial director. In his role with ICSC, Mr. Onyschuk was involved with Canadian government-relations matters, ICSC programs and helped organize the Canadian Convention. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto, with an honors degree in political science and economics and a J.D. in law. He is the recipient of the Order of Merit of Ukraine (presented by President Yushchenko in May 2008) and the Shevchenko medal.
Edward J. Sack, Esq.
Former Vice President and General Counsel
International Council of Shopping Centers
Brooklyn, New York
Edward J. Sack, Esq., was ICSC’s general counsel for more than two decades overseeing all of ICSC’s legal matters. While working for ICSC, Mr. Sack helped establish ICSC’s government relations operations in Washington, D.C, and assisted in organizing the U.S. and Canadian Law Conferences, the U.S. Law Committee, legal publications and databases and coordinated the issuance of amicus briefs relating to landmark issues involving shopping centers.
William N. Fullington, CMD
Fullington Services, Inc.
William N. Fullington, CMD, was experienced in the commercial real estate industry for 30 years with emphasis in management and marketing. He began his career in the late 1970s as a regional shopping mall general manager and marketing director, gaining firsthand knowledge of both operational and marketing functions at the center level. Later, for almost two decades, Mr. Fullington served as vice president of marketing services for The Richard E. Jacobs Group. He founded the firm's in-house marketing services department and was responsible for all marketing, advertising, consumer research, public relations, community relations and meeting planning for the company’s 45- million-square-foot portfolio of properties. He served seven years on ICSC's CMD Admissions and Governing Committee, with four years as its chairman. He served on the ICSC MAXI Awards jury for 22 consecutive years, with two terms as chairman. He was a faculty member of both ICSC’s John T. Riordan School for Professional Development and the John T. Riordan Global Schools. He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a degree in advertising and public relations. He was also a prolific author of novels. When Mr. Fullington died of a heart attack in March 2012 at the age of 55, he was president of Cleveland, Ohio-based Fullington Services, Inc., a real estate marketing advisory firm.
Dale E. Scott, CRX, CDP
Hawkins Construction Company, Inc.
Boca Raton Florida
Dale E. Scott, CRX, CDP, spent a four-decade career in construction and real estate. As senior executive vice president of SIKON Construction Company, his responsibilities included directing the company's preconstruction service department and business development. Educated in business administration at Kansas University, Mr. Scott has been active in many industry organizations including ICSC, ULI, NAIOP, AGC and ABC. He served as chairman of ICSC/MRA's Joint Task Force on the International Building and Fire Codes, which was successful in having industry-favorable language written into the code. Mr. Scott served as chairman of the CenterBuild Conference and as member of the CenterBuild advisory council. He served as Florida state director, chairman of ICSC's Florida Conference and chairman of the planning committee for the 2007 West Florida Idea Exchange. He was active in the CDP Admissions and Governing Committee from its inception. Mr. Scott has written several articles and spoken frequently at many industry conferences including the annual Florida State University Real Estate Trends Conference. He also served on the NACORE Institute faculty and has been a contributor to the annual Florida Regional Overview Report.
Frances Q. Spencer, CRX, CSM, CMD
The Pendulum Partners
Frances Q. Spencer, CRX, CSM, CMD, was assistant commissioner for 12 years in Chicago’s department of planning and development responsible for the Retail Chicago program prior to forming The Pendulum Partners. Retail Chicago was an outreach program for retailers, brokers and developers to introduce them to the population-dense, ethnically diverse communities of Chicago and expedite their entry into these new markets by serving as a “one-stop-shop” to address and resolve situations that may have arisen during their expansion in Chicago. Before that, Ms. Spencer spent 15 years in shopping center management, marketing and leasing responsible for properties in seven midwestern states for three national management companies. During this time, Ms. Spencer was also a commissioner for the Village of Arlington Heights and a member of the Arlington Alliance, the village’s business recruitment/retention entity. She served as dean for the School of Economic Development for ICSC’s University of Shopping Centers, where she taught classes in retail economic development for over 10 years. Ms. Spencer has served as Alliance co-chairperson (public sector) for ICSC’s Central Division and Alliance co-chairperson (private sector) for the Central Division. She served on the ICSC Urban Task Force and has been on the advisory committees for several ICSC publications including Developing Successful Retail in Underserved Urban Markets and Retail 1-2-3. She also served on the ICSC Illinois state program committee.
Rene F. Daniel, CRX, CLS
The Daniel Group, LLC
Rene F. Daniel, CRX, CLS, is the founder of The Daniel Group, a company that specializes in the leasing of shopping centers including regional malls, specialty centers and mixed-use developments and provides services as an expert witness related to the shopping center business in general. Mr. Daniel is a recognized expert in the merchandising and leasing of regional and specialty centers throughout the U.S. and does consulting for some of the largest shopping center developers. Mr. Daniel previously served as senior vice president in charge of leasing for Monumental Properties with responsibilities for 19 regional malls where he oversaw the leasing and property-management staff. Over the years, Mr. Daniel has shared his experience with others as an ICSC instructor and dean of the School of Leasing at the University of Shopping Centers and as an instructor at the John T. Riordan School for Professional Development Leasing Institute. He served as a charter member of the CLS Admissions and Governing Committee, which created the CLS designation. Mr. Daniel has written numerous articles for various trade publications, as well as writing a chapter for the ICSC Shopping Center Leasing Handbook. Mr. Daniel holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University, N.Y, as well as a B.A. from Hunter College, N.Y.
Carlos A, Lecueder, CRX, CSM, CMD, CLS
Estudio Luis E. Lecueder
Carlos A. Lecueder, CRX, CMD, CSM, CLS, is president and CEO of Estudio Luis E. Lecueder in Montevideo, Uruguay. There he developed six shopping centers and is in the process of developing two more. He works with projects throughout South America. He is a Certified Public Accountant and an active volunteer for ICSC. He has taught for ICSC throughout the Americas, participated on the MAXI Awards and certification committees and helped translate books, the ICSC eDistance learning course and the certification exams.
Stephen J. Messinger
Minden Gross, LLP
Stephen J. Messinger is senior partner with the commercial leasing group of Minden Gross, specializing in commercial leasing and development. Clients include many North American large developers, asset managers, retailers, banks, trust companies and pension funds. His service to ICSC includes ICSC Canadian Division special initiatives chairman and operations chairman. He served as an expert witness on commercial leasing matters, on the editorial board contributing to Crafting Shopping Center Leases, Volumes I and II, a member of advisory boards at Georgetown University Law Center Advanced Commercial Leasing Institute and wrote articles for Commercial Lease Law Insider, Shopping Center Management Insider and Commercial Tenant’s Lease Insider. Mr. Messinger has taught for ICSC in Canada and the U.S. and is a member of the Canadian and American Bar Associations, Upper Canada Law Society Real Property Section and Ontario Bar since 1968.
Robert G. Nelson
Nelson & Bernstein, LLC
Robert G. Nelson has held executive positions with leading insurance brokerage firms throughout his 35-year career in the industry. For 21 years, he served as a senior vice president with London-based Sedgwick, where he was recognized as a national resource on real estate accounts. In the mid-1970s, he spent five years as a senior vice president in the risk-management and insurance-brokerage division of Coldwell Banker. For 25 years, Mr. Nelson has contributed his time, energy and expertise to ICSC teaching in ICSC schools and ICSC’s University of Shopping Centers. He holds a B.A. in business administration from Ohio State University and has the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) professional designation.
C. David Zoba
Senior Vice President Global Real Estate
San Francisco, California
C. David Zoba is senior vice president of global real estate for Gap Inc., the global retailer operating as Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and outlet divisions. In this role, Mr. Zoba works closely with Gap Inc.'s brand presidents in developing and delivering on the company's strategies to optimize its global real estate fleet. Mr. Zoba joined The Limited in the mid-1990s to lead real estate law and then expanded his responsibility significantly to other areas during his seven years with the company. He subsequently worked for Galyan's Trading Company, Inc., where as executive vice president he helped create and launch a specialty sporting goods retailer that later became part of Dick's Sporting Goods. Most recently, Mr. Zoba was principal and chief operating officer for Steiner + Associates, one of the country's most respected mixed-use retail developers. Mr. Zoba was ICSC state director of North Texas/Oklahoma, an active participant in the ICSC U.S. Law Committee and U.S. Law Conference and served on the ICSC Executive Committee and Board of Trustees. Mr. Zoba earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and attended the London School of Economics for graduate studies. Mr. Zoba has a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University Law School.
Alton R. Brown, III, CRX, CLS, CSM, CDP
The Pelican Group, Inc.
Alton R. (Tony) Brown, III, CCIM, CRX, CSM, CLS, CDP is president of The Pelican Group, Inc., a privately-owned developer and manager of shopping centers. Mr. Brown’s responsibilities include oversight of all development, finance, leasing and management functions of the company. He also serves as vice president and secretary of Shanri Holdings Corp. Prior to Pelican Group, Mr. Brown was vice president of Herman Maisel and Company, Inc. Mr. Brown served as ICSC Ala. and Miss. State Government Relations Committee Chairman, Ala. and Miss. State Director, Southern Division Government Relations Chairman and Southern Division Alliance Co-Chair. Mr. Brown also chaired the Gulf South Idea Exchange and the Gulf South Alliance program. For two decades, he served as a member of the national Environmental Sub-Committee where he served on the environmental committee of the Real Estate Roundtable and represented ICSC in a pier committee of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He also served on the national Alliance Task Force, the national Government Relations Committee, and the CLS Admission and Governing Committee. He taught Finance for Non-Financial Professionals for six years, the Executive Learning Series in 2006 and 2008 and for six years at the University of Shopping Centers in the School of Economic Development where he served as associate dean in 2004 and dean of the School of Economic Development in 2005. Mr. Brown holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Alabama, a Master of Arts degree from the University of South Alabama Graduate School, where he serves as a member of the Mitchell College of Business Real Estate Advisory Board.
Carolyn J. Feimster, CRX, CMD
CJF Marketing International
North Brunswick, New Jersey
Carolyn J. Feimster, CRX, CMD, a veteran of the shopping center industry for more than three decades, is the owner/president of CJF Marketing International, with offices in Hollywood, Fla., and North Brunswick, N.J. The company’s primary focus is on developing programs to enhance the marketing, tourism development, economic development, customer service and retail productivity of shopping centers, cities, downtown retail districts and other commercial properties, attractions and organizations. Along with domestic clients throughout the U.S., her international work and teaching for ICSC brought her to many places around the globe including, Dubai, Egypt, Kuwait, Istanbul, Prague, Warsaw, London, Bangkok, Taipei, Latin America and the Caribbean. Ms. Feimster was president of SKÅL International – NYC chapter. She has taught and lectured worldwide for ICSC, served on numerous committees and has chaired conferences. Ms. Feimster is a graduate of the University of Florida with a B.S. in journalism and communications.
Mary L. Kiley, CRX, CMD
Mary L. Kiley, CRX, CMD, is president of On Cue. Previously, she was senior vice president of international marketing for Regis Corporation. Ms. Kiley leads the team responsible for marketing Regis Corporation and 9,800 salons in North America and the United Kingdom. Ms. Kiley joined Regis in 2000. Prior to Regis, she was senior vice president of marketing for General Growth Properties. At General Growth for 19 years, she grew up in the shopping center business, starting as a marketing director, moving into shopping center management and then corporate marketing. Today she has a unique combination of business experience in both retail and real estate. Ms. Kiley has been an active ICSC member and volunteer. She has been a teacher at the University of Shopping Centers, an ICSC conference speaker and chairperson of the 1999 MAXI Awards.
Victor Liu, CSM
Taiwan Council of Shopping Centers
Victor Liu, CSM is honorary chairman of Jiu Yao International Asset Management Co., Ltd., a Greater China-focused professional-service company aimed at rendering services to enhance client value by combining cross-sector disciplines and expertise. He is also chairman of the Taiwan Council of Shopping Centers (TCSC). Mr. Victor has been an advisor on commercial and retail planning and development in mainland China and Taiwan, having taken part in and witnessed the development of the sectors over the past 20 years. He served two terms as chairman and two terms as secretary-general for TCSC and in 2010-2011 was chairman of the executive committee of the Council of Asian Shopping Centers (CASC). He has also been an active participant in ICSC over the past 20 years, currently serving as chairman of the Asia-Pacific Consultant Committee, Taiwan Region, and sitting on the Research Committee. Mr. Victor holds a Bachelor in Architecture degree from Chinese Culture University, Taiwan, and a Master in Architecture degree from both the University of California and University of Oklahoma. He was associate professor in the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at Chinese Culture University.
Ronald L. Meiers, CSM
Ronald L. Meiers, CSM, has worked in real estate management for more than three decades. The majority of this experience has been in enclosed superregional and regional shopping centers, although he is experienced with mixed-use and medical buildings, hotels, storage and distribution facilities. During his career, Mr. Meiers has held collective responsibility for over 100 shopping centers on three continents (16 countries), including North America, Western and Eastern Europe and the Middle East. For the past 25 years, he held senior positions as COO of Cambridge Shopping Centres (a predecessor of Ivanhoe Cambridge), executive vice president of operations and development for TrizecHahn Europe, two years as senior group vice president, commercial operations for MAF Group, United Arab Emirates, and executive director of retail development for the upscale West Bay Lagoon Plaza in Doha, Qatar. He volunteered in Canada, Europe and the Middle East by teaching for ICSC in its global John T. Riordan School for Professional Development.
Charlotte D. Ellis, CMD
Ellis & Others, Inc.
Cary, North Carolina
Charlotte D. Ellis, CMD, was a pioneer in shopping center public relations and marketing. Before starting her own firm Ellis & Others in Cary, N.C., Ms. Ellis held senior marketing positions at Konover Property Trust in Raleigh, N.C., and L&B Group in Dallas, Tex. Projects she was involved with included the redevelopments of North Hills in Raleigh, N.C., and Tysons Corner Center in McLean, Va. She was a longtime active member of ICSC. Ms. Ellis chaired the CMD Admissions and Governing Committee, was a frequent MAXI Awards jury member and founder of ICSC’s Public Relations Task Force. Ms. Ellis was also a frequent instructor at the University of Shopping Centers at the John T. Riordan School for Professional Development. She died at the age of 56.
Gordon T. Greeby, Jr., CRX, CDP
The Greeby Companies, Inc.
Lake Bluff, Illinois
Gordon T. “Skip” Greeby, Jr., CRX, CDP, is president of The Greeby Companies, Inc., in Lake Bluff, Ill. Mr. Greeby has directed his company’s efforts since 1978, specializing in development management, project management and tenant-finish consultation services. He works for institutional and private developers, providing owner’s representative services for the due diligence, team assembly, design and construction of over 350 million square feet of retail, high-rise office, mixed-use residential, corporate headquarters and industrial development throughout the U.S. Field offices include Boston, Mass., Orlando, Fla., Dallas, Tex. and Los Angeles, Calif. Mr. Greeby is an ICSC trustee and has served on the ICSC CenterBuild program committee as conference chairman, on the ICSC International Design and Development Awards Committee, on the U.S. Design and Development Awards as chairman, as co-chair of the ICSC CDP Admissions and Governing Committee, is an instructor at the University of Shopping Centers and has taught in ICSC schools all over the world. He is a member of CoreNet Global where he holds a Master of Corporate Real Estate designation. Mr. Greeby has a B.S. from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, an M.S. from Stanford University in soil mechanics and a second M.S. from Stanford University in construction management. He is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in Illinois and Virginia.
James Kaplan, CRX, CSM
James Kaplan Companies, LLC
James Kaplan, CRX, CSM, serves as managing principal of James Kaplan Companies, LLC. He has more than three decades of experience in disciplines related to shopping center leasing, management, value-added redevelopment and capital markets. Mr. Kaplan is an Illinois-licensed real estate broker and approved continuing-education instructor. An active member of ICSC, he has been involved with the Open-Air Summit Committee and the CSM Admissions and Governing Committee and has been a member of the John T. Riordan School for Professional Development Institute faculty. He served as Illinois state director and state government affairs chair and Central Division chairperson for government affairs. Additionally, he served as a director of the Chicagoland Association of Shopping Center Owners, was a founding member of Mayor Richard M. Daley's RetailChicago advisory panel and served as past president and a director of The Chicago Real Estate Council and faculty member of the Ray College of Design. Mr. Kaplan attended the University of Wisconsin's School of Real Estate and is a graduate of the University of Illinois in Chicago.
Gregory L. Kerfoot
Location Strategies, LLC
Gregory L. Kerfoot, a recognized industry leader, has a demonstrated track record in retail and shopping center strategy and location planning. He has a history of successful innovation in strategic initiatives including new store and shopping center openings, competitive response, target marketing, acquisition analysis, productivity and asset optimization. Mr. Kerfoot served as the real estate research department head for the predecessor of Sears Holdings and its real estate unit, Homart Development Co. and May Department Stores Company, a predecessor of Macy’s Inc. He was a member of the area research team at Federated Department Stores, another predecessor of Macy’s Inc. He was also vice president of asset management while at Sears. As a partner in MainStreet at Nampa, LLC, Mr. Kerfoot predeveloped (land assemblage, entitlement and tenant identification) Developers Diversified Realty’s center in Nampa, Idaho. Mr. Kerfoot also served as chairman of the ICSC Research Advisory Task Force, and he chaired the inaugural ICSC Research Conference. He has an M.A. from Miami University in Ohio and a B.A. in Arts from California State University in Chico, Calif. Both degrees are in geography.
Mark J. Levick, Esq.
Pegasus Landing Corporation
New York, New York
Mark J. Levick, Esq., is retired from the active practice of law and has been a consultant with Pegasus Landing Corporation for a decade. Previously, Mr. Levick had a significant law practice and was instrumental in the expansion of The Home Depot. His law offices had 70 practicing attorneys, largely specializing in commercial real estate, with offices in Atlanta, Ga., Chicago, Ill., and New York, N.Y. Mr. Levick has written numerous papers for ICSC, chaired the ICSC U.S. Law Conference and served on ICSC’s U.S. Law Committee. He was an instructor and dean at the University of Shopping Centers and served as ICSC Georgia state director.
Cynthia T. Ray Walker
Former Vice President, Research
Cynthia T. Ray Walker headed research for many years for Federated Department stores, Inc., a predecessor of Macy’s Inc. Prior to Federated; Ms. Walker was vice president of JMB Retail Properties (now Urban Shopping Centers) and HSG/Gould Associates. Previously she directed research efforts for Batus, a predecessor of Saks Fifth Avenue, and was a consultant for the Rouse Company. She also headed ICSC’s Research Advisory Task Force and was instrumental in many of ICSC’s research projects. She served as a board member of the ICSC Foundation and taught at ICSC schools.
Harold E. Couch
ICSC Past Trustee
European Shopping Centre Trust NB
Harold E. Couch spent two years in the British National Service in the Middlesex regiment and 14 years in the Reserve Army (Queens Regiment). While working in the estate department of Prudential Assurance, he qualified as a chartered surveyor. Then Mr. Couch joined Hillier Parker May and Rowden (a predecessor of CBRE) in 1963, becoming a partner. Specializing in retail property for 14 years, Mr. Couch advised public-sector clients on the redevelopment of town and city centers with the emphasis on shopping centers. In 1983, he became head of the retail division of Hillier Parker and advised on the planning and development of about 40 projects in the United Kingdom. In later years, he also provided consultancy advice on projects in Europe, Asia and Australia. Mr. Couch became active in the British Council of Shopping Centres (president in 1992) and ICSC (chairman of ICSC Europe from 1991 to 1998). He chaired the European Conference in Vienna in 1989 and the World Congress in the same city in 1995. Mr. Couch retired in 1998 but continues to be active as chairman of the European Shopping Centre Trust, which provides financial support for research and educational projects for the pan-European shopping center industry.
Gordon R. Harris
President and CEO
Simon Fraser University (SFU) Community Trust
Burnaby, British Columbia
Gordon R. Harris is president and chief executive officer of SFU Community Trust. Under his leadership, the Trust is developing UniverCity, the award-winning sustainable urban community adjacent to Simon Fraser University’s Burnaby Mountain campus. Mr. Harris and his team made significant contributions toward the implementation of Canada’s first green-zoning bylaw, promoting complete communities, increasing transportation choices and enhancing the overall quality of the urban environment. Prior to joining SFU, Mr. Harris was a professional urban planner. For two decades, he provided consulting services to a wide range of Canadian and international clients and was recognized as one of Canada’s leading providers of market-based economic analysis and strategic-planning support to local governments and the private sector. Mr. Harris served for many years as a member of the Planning Institute of British Columbia’s (PIBC) governing council and he chaired PIBC’s professional-practices review committee from 2007 to 2009 and served as membership committee chair from 2004 to 2007. Mr. Harris remained involved in ICSC Canadian programs and leadership positions as well. He chaired ICSC conferences, served as Canadian chairman for public relations and helped organize the Canadian Convention.
Daniel Passarello, CRX, CSM, CMD, CLS
Assistant Director of Operations
ATCO Properties & Management
Glendale, New York
Daniel Passarello, CRX, CSM, CMD, CLS, as assistant director of operations at ATCO Properties & Management in New York City, is responsible for the daily operation of a multiuse business center in Totowa, N.J. His corporate administrative responsibilities include utilities, energy conservation, security, maintenance and special projects for the company's office, residential and retail portfolios. He served for several years as an adjunct professor of management and marketing at the College of Staten Island. He also served as a member of the ICSC CSM Admissions and Governing Committee, New York State and Eastern Division operations chairman and was the 1997 Security Conference chairman. Mr. Passarello is the recipient of the 1998 Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and the 2001 Good Scout Award from the Greater New York Boy Scouts of America. He was president and board member of the New York/New Jersey Council of Shopping Centers and a licensed New Jersey real estate salesperson. Mr. Passarello received a B.S. in economics and an M.A. in finance and management from Wagner College. Mr. Passarello is a longtime instructor at ICSC’s John T. Riordan School for Professional Development and the University of Shopping Centers.
Oscar R. Rivera, Esq.
Managing Shareholder and Chair
Siegfried, Rivera, Lerner DeLaTorre & Sobel, P.A
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Oscar R. Rivera, Esq., a shareholder of Siegfried, Rivera, Lerner, De La Torre & Sobel, P.A., is the senior real estate member and heads the firm’s shopping center/real estate property practice group. He is admitted to the Florida Bar, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida and U.S. Tax Court. He is also actively involved in ICSC, having served as Florida state director and Government Affairs Committee chairman, as a member of the Florida Government Affairs Committee, Florida Law Symposium program committee, Florida Conference program committee, U.S. Law Conference program committee and as chairperson of the International Conference of the Americas, the U.S. Law Conference and the Florida Law Symposium. He is also president of the Florida Shopping Center PAC and a member of the faculty of the University of Shopping Centers, having also served as the dean of its School of Shopping Center Law. He has taught an ICSC Executive Learning Series class on “Rent, Escalations and Pass-Throughs: The Economics of a Lease.” He is a frequent lecturer on various shopping center and real estate topics. Mr. Rivera is also an adjunct professor of real estate law at the University of Miami School of Law. He received his undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Miami and his J.D. from Georgetown University.
John E. Ayres
Executive Vice President, Business Development
GZA GeoEnvironmental Technologies, Inc.
Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
John E. Ayres has been executive vice president of business development of GZA GeoEnvironmental Technologies, Inc., since 1992 and also serves as executive vice president of business development of GeoEnvironmental. Mr. Ayres joined GZA GeoEnvironmental Technologies, Inc., in 1966. He has been actively involved with ICSC's government relations program for several years on the environmental subcommittee and has testified before the U.S. Congress on environmental issues impacting retail real estate.
Garnet E. Vaughan, CRX, CMD
The Marketing Department
Garnet E. Vaughan, CRX, CMD, founded The Marketing Department in 1992. As an independent consultant, Ms. Vaughan partners with organizations to improve productivity by maximizing marketing opportunities. Together they analyze a situation and create a fact-based marketing plan to achieve measurable goals involving public relations, special events, customer retention, business development, community relations, sales promotion, social networking and advertising. Prior to launching her company, she marketed shopping centers and malls for The RREEF Funds and the predecessor company of Simon Property Group. Ms. Vaughan served as MAXI Awards chairperson and was a longtime instructor at ICSC’s John T. Riordan School for Professional Development. She earned her B.S. in broadcasting at Butler University in Indianapolis.
Elizabeth H. Belkin, Esq.
Belkin Law Offices
Elizabeth H. Belkin, Esq., has been practicing law for most of her career and is a widely recognized leader in the legal profession in shopping centers and as an ICSC volunteer leader. She has extensive experience in virtually all aspects of real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, development, leasing, financing and workouts. A member of the ICSC Law Conference Planning Committee, Ms. Belkin co-chaired the ICSC Law Conference in 1998 and 1999, frequently conducted lectures and workshops for various professional associations that included ICSC, the American Bar Association, the Georgetown Law Institute and the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education and served for 10 years as an adjunct professor of law at Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago Kent College of Law. She has authored numerous articles and edited an ICSC book entitled Basic Issues in Shopping Center Law: A Guide for All Shopping Center Professionals. Ms. Belkin received her J.D. with high honors from Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago-Kent College of Law. She holds a B.A. and M.A. in history from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign). In 1982-1984, she clerked for the Honorable Joel M. Flaum in the District Court of Northern District of Illinois and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Bernie P. Labowitz
Senior Vice President
Present Value Properties, Inc.
Bernie P. Labowitz has over 40 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. He has served as vice president and director of real estate for Clothestime, CVS Drugs, Anna’s Linens, Susie’s Deals, $5 Clothing and Lucky Markets. Mr. Labowitz served as ICSC Western Division retail chairman and was responsible for getting retailers involved in ICSC programs.
Mark London, CMD, CSM
Daytona Beach, Florida
Mark London, CMD, CSM, is divisional manager at The Noerr Programs Corporation. Before that, he was a principal in his own consulting firm. Early in his career, he presided over the Equity Property and Development Co. where the company restored value to underutilized retail projects through redevelopment and renovation techniques. Mr. London taught at ICSC’s John T. Riordan School for Professional Development and the University of Shopping Centers and was involved in ICSC certification committees and the MAXI Awards program. Mr. London’s career in shopping centers includes senior positions in several companies, including General Growth Properties, Triple Five, Schostak Brothers and Pyramid. He was educated at the University of Virginia and Towson State University, where he holds degrees in Business Administration and Education.
Kristine Sandrick, CMD
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Kristine Sandrick, CMD, is a marketing communications professional now operating her own consultancy firm, Sandrick Communications. She also is a writer at Wordscarab. She has written articles for local and regional magazines and is working with a few small retail development clients in the southwest. Previously she was managing editor and interim arts and entertainment editor at Las Cruces Bulletin. In the 1990s, she was vice president of corporate marketing for Homart Development Co., the commercial real estate subsidiary of a Sears Holdings predecessor. Prior to Homart, she was a member of the shopping center and corporate marketing team at Simon Property Group. In the 1980s, she was with Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group. Ms. Sandrick was an active ICSC volunteer for many years and at one time chaired the ICSC Public Relations Task Force.
Barry M. Davis
New York, New York
Barry M. Davis, a founder of Sun Management Corp., a New York City-based real estate investment firm, joined the retail real estate industry in 1979 when he and partner Peter D. Gamar co-launched Sun Management to acquire and manage properties throughout the U.S. Mr. Davis served as ICSC divisional chairman for government relations from 1993 through 1996 and was New York state director from 1990 through 1993. He was a longtime member of the program committee for the New York conference. Mr. Davis died after a long struggle with kidney cancer at the age of 56. His ICSC colleagues in the Eastern division established a scholarship program in his memory.
Kim A. Fraser, CMD
Kim Fraser Associates
San Francisco, California
Kim A. Fraser, CMD, is a longtime instructor for ICSC having taught at the John T. Riordan School for Professional Development throughout the world. Ms. Fraser is also credited with authoring ICSC books such as Marketing Small Shopping Centers and contributing to the MAXI Awards program. Her consultancy firm provides advertising, sign graphics, in-mall collateral, Web site design and other services to the shopping center industry.
Charles H. Sain
Charles H. Sain, better known as “Hack,” founded the firm Sain Associates, formerly Charles H. Sain Associates, in 1969. It is now in its third generation of family control offering engineering services. Mr. Sain was involved in organizing programs for ICSC in Alabama.
Timothy J. Connolly
Connolly Realty Services, Inc.
Pawleys Island, South Carolina
Timothy J. Connolly was the founder of Connolly Realty Services, Inc., and has served as chairman of the board. He oversaw the development of many shopping centers in the southeast United States and was involved in organizing ICSC local programs in the 1980s and early 1990s.
Richard T. Guidera
The Guidera Group, Inc.
Richard T. Guidera grew up in Westbury, Long Island, N.Y. He graduated from Harvard in 1950. Commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps upon graduation, he began a career in the shopping center industry first at Bergen Mall (now Bergen Town Center) in Paramus, N.J., followed by Allegheny Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. He moved to Wayzata, Minn., in 1965, joining the Apache Corporation to lease and develop Apache Mall in Rochester, Minn. In 1969, he joined Dayton Properties, a predecessor of Target Corporation. As executive vice president of real estate, he negotiated early Target store locations and oversaw the Dayton Hudson Properties leasing and management of shopping centers, including “the Dales.” With partners, he began The Center Companies. In 1984, he established The Guidera Group. He was involved with ICSC in Minnesota and on a national level. Mr. Guidera died of Parkinson’s disease in May 2005.
Esther Herring, CSM, RPA
Senior Property Manager; Vice President
Elliott Associates, Inc.
Esther Herring, CSM, RPA, has been involved with the shopping center industry for the majority of her life. The last 30 years, Ms. Herring has been with Elliott Associates, Inc., in Portland, Ore. In 1973, Ms. Herring became the fifth woman in the U.S. to earn the coveted CSM only one year after joining ICSC. In the early 1970s, she was instrumental in planning and organizing the first ICSC Idea Exchange in the Pacific Northwest. Ms. Herring was appointed ICSC Oregon state director in 1981, a position she held for three years. She moved on to become the Oregon state government affairs chairperson and after that the Oregon state operations chairperson.
Dougal M. Casey
Development Metrics Consulting
Dougal M. Casey heads Development Metrics Consulting, which offers advisory services on real estate investment, development and analysis. Until 2007, Mr. Casey was a managing director and a member of the private equity Investment committee at ING Clarion Partners. He joined ING Clarion in 1993, heading the firm’s investment strategy and research group and the firm’s investment risk-management program. Prior to ING Clarion, Mr. Casey spent 13 years with Homart Development Co., the former real estate subsidiary of the predecessor of Sears Holdings. Prior to Homart, Mr. Casey was assistant vice president for The Taubman Company, marketing services. Before that he was vice president of the real estate consulting firm of Hammer, Siler, George Associates and of its subsidiary, HSG/Gould Associates. In addition to an M.A. in city planning from Ohio State University, Mr. Casey holds a B.A. in political science from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. and a J.D. from that university’s school of law. He is a fellow in the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a member of the Urban Land Institute’s Research Committee and chairman of ICSC’s Research Advisory Task Force. Mr. Casey has lectured at colleges and universities and written several articles for ICSC’s Research Quarterly and several ICSC white papers.
Adolfo R. Cruz, AIA
McClellan Cruz Gaylord & Associates
Beverly Hills, California
Adolfo R. Cruz, AIA, was a leading volunteer in organizing ICSC’s CenterBuild Conference and was involved in the ICSC Design and Development Awards. He was a partner in McClellan Cruz Gaylord & Associates in Pasadena, Calif. Mr. Cruz joined the firm in 1969 as a designer and in 1973 became a partner. He designed many shopping centers and helped remodel others, including Anaheim Plaza in California. Mr. Cruz was a graduate of the School of Architecture at the University of California at Berkeley. He died in November 1992 at the age of 53.
Robert J. Navratil
Senior Vice President
RREEF Management Company
San Francisco, California
Robert J. Navratil has been involved with RREEF and its real estate subsidiaries for several years. He was involved with ICSC programs in California.
H. Mark Norton
Former Président Directeur Général
Larry Smith Consulting Europe
Berkshire, United Kingdom
H. Mark Norton was president of Larry Smith Consulting Europe. Through Larry Smith’s network, he helped develop many significant retail properties in Europe and leased them. Mr. Norton was involved in organizing programs for ICSC in Europe.
Susan Valentine, CMD
Susan 214 Marketing
Grenada, West Indies
Susan Valentine, CMD, founded Susan 214 Marketing offering advisory services focused on marketing opportunities, solutions and NOI development. Ms. Valentine’s broad experience provided her with a myriad of projects: marketing strategic-plan development; over 40 mall grand openings and redevelopments; financial management; and creative problem-solving initiatives. Prior to starting her company, she was senior vice president of Macerich`s consumer-experience department, which focused on creating distinct experiences and programs to connect with consumers and communities. Prior to Macerich, Ms. Valentine was vice president of retail marketing for Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT) based in Philadelphia and she headed marketing for the Rubin company before it merged to form PREIT. An active member of ICSC, she was a faculty member for the John T. Riordan School for Professional Development Marketing Institute and the John T. Riordan Global School for Professional Development where she taught in Buenos Aires and Kiev. She also served on the CMD Admissions and Governing Committee, the Public Relations Task Force and the MAXI Awards jury committee. Previously she served as ICSC`s Eastern Division operations chair. She served as dean of the ICSC University of Shopping Centers School of Operations and Marketing (2005) and as chairperson of the 2002 ICSC MAXI Awards.
Jack Wertheimer, Jr., CSM
Former Director of Property Management
Lincoln Property Company
Jack Wertheimer, Jr., CSM, served as North Texas/Oklahoma state operations chairman and organized ICSC local programs while heading the property management of Lincoln Property Company. Mr. Wertheimer was involved in government relations work with ICSC and participated in congressional contacts meetings in Washington, D.C., visiting with then U.S. congressman Charles Stenholm of Texas to discuss matters of importance to retail real estate. He also served as an ICSC instructor. Mr. Wertheimer was previously president and COO of Mark Centers Trust, a predecessor of Acadia Realty Trust. Before that he was president and CEO of Intershop Real Estate Services in Dallas. Prior to Intershop he worked for Nasher Development in Dallas.
Alan A. Alexander, CSM, CMP
Alan A. Alexander, CSM, CMP, specializes in management, leasing and consulting for income-producing properties throughout the U.S. and South America. He served as president of Alexander Consultants for more than two decades. He was also the senior vice president for Fox & Carskadon Management Corporation for a portfolio of properties worth in excess of $300 million in four western states. Mr. Alexander was a senior instructor for the Institute of Real Estate Management from 1982 to 1998 and taught classes at the John T. Riordan School for Professional Development in the United States, Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, Australia, Hong Kong, Poland, the Netherlands, Turkey, Canada, Mexico and Jamaica. Mr. Alexander is co-author of Managing and Leasing Commercial Properties, Managing and Leasing Commercial Properties, Forms and Procedures and Common Area Maintenance (CAM) Administration.
John E. Caldecott, Esq.
ICSC Past Trustee
E. John Caldecott, Esq., a pioneer in the development of shopping center law, was a trustee of ICSC, a founding member of the ICSC U.S. Law Committee and a close and trusted adviser to many developers on legal matters. Mr. Caldecott helped develop the reciprocal easement agreement (REA), a legal framework that helped define the relationship between anchor and developer each owning its parcel of adjacent land. Mr. Caldecott was an attorney for Broadway-Hale Stores when he helped draft one of the first REAs for Del Amo Fashion Center, which opened in Torrance, Calif., in 1959. He later worked as a consultant, an expert witness and a lobbyist for the retail industry both in California and in Washington, D.C. Mr. Caldecott was also a longtime lecturer at the University of Shopping Centers and helped found the California Business Properties Association, a lobbying group. He died in 2002 at the age of 79.
Elena M. Butorac-DeSalvo, CMD, CSM
Simon Property Group
Elena M. Butorac-DeSalvo, CMD, CSM, served in several capacities as a veteran of the shopping center industry. She started her career with the Ernest W. Hahn Company in 1976 as a management trainee. After stints at three other Hahn properties, she was promoted in 1977 and served as marketing director at three properties before being promoted to southern California regional marketing manager in 1981. Ms. Butorac-DeSalvo was responsible for 16 properties in the Hahn portfolio from 1981 through 1993. During this time, she was responsible for the grand opening of properties such as Horton Plaza in San Diego, Downtown Plaza in Sacramento, Long Beach Plaza and the Shops at Palos Verdes, all in California. In 1987, she served as chairman of ICSC’s MAXI Awards Committee and in 1988 began a six-year term as chair of the CMD Admissions and Governing Committee. In 1993, she returned to property management. In 1999, she joined the Macerich Company and was responsible for property operations. Ms. Butorac-DeSalvo most recently served as general manager of Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance, Calif., for the Simon Property Group, Inc., where she played a key role in the redevelopment of the property.
Former Vice President
Schuster Mortage & Capital, Inc
Woodland Hills, California
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Shirley P. Mesbur
Former Director, National Marketing
Ivanhoe Cambridge, Inc.
Shirley P. Mesbur was an active leader of shopping center marketing in Canada. She was director of national marketing for Trizec Properties and later for a predecessor of Ivanhoe Cambridge. She was involved in the ICSC Canadian Maple Leaf Awards and the Canadian Conference.
Andrew Shedlin, Esq., CRX, CSM, CLS
The Andrew Shedlin Companies, Inc.
Highland Park, Illinois
Andrew Shedlin, Esq., CRX, CSM, CLS, specializes in consulting on the development and leasing of shopping centers for both developers and retailers. Mr. Shedlin is also an acknowledged industry leader in the field of airport retailing. Prior to forming his own company, he was executive vice president of Equity Property and Development Co. Mr. Shedlin is a longtime member of ICSC’s faculty of the John T. Riordan School for Professional Development and a past member of ICSC’s CLS Admissions and Governing Committee. Mr. Shedlin served on the ICSC Illinois state program planning committee and was previously N.Y. /N.J. state director for ICSC. He is a contributor to the audiotaping of “Lease Negotiations” for ICSC’s cassette study course and has written chapters for ICSC books relating to leasing, including The Lease and Its Language. Mr. Shedlin has taught at both Columbia University Graduate School of Business and Georgetown University Law School. He holds a J.D. from Boston University and a B.A. from Colgate University.
Law Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc.
Carolyn Sorenson worked for Law Engineering and Environmental Services in Nashville, Tenn. She was instrumental in organizing the Tennessee/Kentucky Idea Exchange and served on the program committee.
Larry A. Conrad
Former Vice President
Melvin Simon & Associates
Larry A. Conrad worked for Melvin Simon & Associates, a predecessor of Simon Property Group, and was influential in rebuilding downtown Indianapolis and the city's sports development project. A native of Laconia, Ind., he was a 1957 graduate of Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. He received his J.D. in 1961 from Indiana University, where he was a classmate of Birch Evans Bayh Jr., a former U.S. Senator from Indiana. Mr. Conrad practiced law with a Muncie, Ind., firm and became campaign manager for Senator Bayh and later legislative assistant. From 1964-1969, he was chief counsel to the U.S. Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments and helped to write the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which deals with the succession and disability of the U.S. president. Mr. Conrad was elected Indiana Secretary of State in 1970 and reelected in 1974. He was involved in ICSC government relations efforts and in ICSC’s Indiana programs in the 1980s. He was also treasurer of Partners for Livable Places, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving community quality of life, economic development and social equity. Mr. Conrad died at the age of 55 in Lyons, France, after undergoing open-heart surgery.
Stanley L. Eichelbaum, CRX, CMD
ICSC Past Trustee
Marketing Developments/Planning Developments Inc.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Stanley L. Eichelbaum, CRX, CMD, is president of Marketing Developments/Planning Developments Inc., with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and East Lansing, Mich. He has worked with clients in 43 countries. The firm has been responsible for the feasibility assessment, strategic planning and marketing direction of over $8.5 billion of projects. Mr. Eichelbaum has served as economic development advisory for 10 municipalities. Mr. Eichelbaum is also a professor and director of international initiatives at Michigan State University College of Communication, Arts and Sciences, specializing in advertising, public relations and retailing programs. Mr. Eichelbaum’s career began with The Rouse Company, he then served as a senior officer of Macy’s Inc. predecessor, Federated Department Stores’ development affiliate and JMB Properties, which acquired the firm. He formed his own company in 1989. Mr. Eichelbaum has given several hundred seminars and lectures worldwide for ICSC and has taught at the John T. Riordan School for Professional Development all over the world.
Former Senior Vice President
Newspaper Association of America
New York, New York
Alfred Eisenpreis was the senior vice president of the Newspaper Association of America where he oversaw research to help newspaper advertisers. He was involved in ICSC programs, including as a MAXI Awards jury member, and often served as a speaker at ICSC conferences. He authored a book for ICSC on using newspapers as an advertising medium.
Tracey A. Hall, CMD
ICSC Past Trustee and Principal
Hall & Company
Tracey A. Hall, CMD, prior to starting her own consulting company, was vice president of marketing with TrizecHahn Europe and earlier served in various positions including president of in-house marketing at General Growth Properties. Ms. Hall was a long-term ICSC instructor of marketing at the John T. Riordan School for Professional Development, a past MAXI Awards chairperson, past CMD Admissions and Governing Committee chair and a frequent speaker at ICSC events and conferences.
Retail and Development Services, S.A.
Charles Joye, a major figure in Europe’s retail real estate scene, was instrumental in founding, expanding and leading ICSC Europe. Mr. Joye created Retail and Development Services, a Genthod, Switzerland–based consulting firm in 1981. The firm specialized in retail site selection and shopping center development, leasing and management. From 1973 to 1981, he was estate and expansion manager at Maus Frères, a Switzerland department store chain. Before that, he worked for the Larry Smith consultancy firm in Lausanne and Paris. Mr. Joye served as part-time secretary-general of ICSC Europe from 1992 to 1996, helping to turn the organization into a dynamic champion of the industry throughout Europe. He was chairman of the European Awards Committee for the first five years, launched The Solal Marketing Awards in 1993 and was chairman of that program until 1996. He was chairman of ICSC Europe from 1998 to 2001 and chairman of the 1982 and 1988 ICSC Annual Conference, in Paris and Geneva, respectively.
Paul F. Kastner, CRX, CMD
New York, New York
Paul F. Kastner, CRX, CMD, founder of InterAction Communications, is a 30-year marketing veteran in retail real estate. He developed and implemented the grand openings of major malls such as The Westchester (New York), Menlo Park Mall (New Jersey), Manassas Mall (Virginia) and Auburn Mall (Maine). He was a senior vice president at two prominent real estate companies, The O’Connor Group and Equity Property and Development Co. Mr. Kastner has developed strategic branding campaigns for owners and managers of retail properties and industry service providers. Clients have included Grand Central Terminal, Stanberry Development, WellsPark Group, The Wilder Companies, Shopco, Cadillac Fairview USA, Interstate Properties, Cafe USA and The Richard E. Jacobs Group. Mr. Kastner is most noted for developing and implementing the strategic plan and marketing direction to rebrand and transform New York City’s historic Grand Central Terminal into a vibrant retail facility. Mr. Kastner has been a major contributor to ICSC as an instructor at the John T. Riordan School for Professional Development and the University of Shopping Centers. He has taught marketing internationally for 25 years. For nine years, he was the anchor of ICSC-TV, the association’s television news show broadcast to the over 40,000 attendees of the RECon convention. He was an involved member of the MAXI Awards Committee, served as the chairman of the ICSC 1995 Fall Convention in Orlando, Fla., and created ICSC’s 40th anniversary campaign.
Weldon "Joe" Larsen, CSM, CMD
Former Executive Vice President, Development and Operations
Salt Lake City, Utah
Weldon "Joe" Larsen, CSM, CMD, is a licensed real estate broker in Salt Lake City, Utah. Previously he was executive vice president of TrizecHahn’s management company in the U.S. and president of an affiliate of TrizecHahn in Europe. Prior to that, Mr. Larsen headed property management for General Growth Properties. He served as an instructor for ICSC for more than two decades and was the chairman of the MAXI Awards in 1992 and chairman of the CSM Admissions and Governing Committee in the 1980s.
Lawrence A. Treger, CMD
Former Vice President of Marketing
The Rouse Company
Lawrence A. Treger, CMD, was a vice president of The Rouse Company. Mr. Treger joined Rouse in 1962 working at North Star Mall in San Antonio, Tex., and later at Cherry Hill Mall in Cherry Hill, N.J, before transferring to the Baltimore/Columbia, Md., area. As a vice president in the operating property division, Mr. Treger supervised a group of shopping malls owned by the company. He was chairman of several ICSC committees and lectured on the management of promotions. During the late 1970s, Mr. Treger started a program of events at shopping centers, including hot-air balloon ascensions, to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, of which he served as a vice president. Together with the Bel Canto Foundation of Chicago, he also established competitions at Rouse-owned malls to award young opera singers scholarships to study in Italy. Mr. Treger served as development director for the St. Mary's School Building Fund when it was planning a school annex. A native of Hoboken, N.J., he earned a degree in business administration at the Mohawk Valley Technical Institute in Utica, N.Y., and served in the Air Force during the late 1950s. He worked for a store-decorating company in San Antonio before joining Rouse. Mr. Treger died from a brain tumor at the age of 55 in January 1991.
Leonard Stanley Jarrad
Leonard Stanley Jarrad Company
Leonard Stanley Jarrad was a senior partner with Hillier Parker May and Rowden and in 1998 sold his interest in the U.K. based consultancy when the firm was acquired by CB Richard Ellis Services, Inc. Mr. Jarrad had a perennial presence in the European shopping center industry and served as a volunteer as chairman of the ICSC European Shopping Centre Awards Committee in 1985 and 1986, and president of the British Council of Shopping Centres in 1987. After he retired, he lived in Coulsdon, Surrey, United Kingdom. He passed away on June 15, 2012 of cardiac arrest after a long battle with cancer.
Charlotte Schulger, CMD, CSM
Former ICSC Staff Vice President
New York, New York
Charlotte Schluger, CMD, CSM, served as ICSC staff vice president responsible for ICSC conferences, conventions, awards and certification programs. Ms. Schluger is credited with growing many of ICSC’s professional programs working in concert with her colleagues John Riordan and Marvin Morrison in the 1980s and 1990s. She is now retired.
Robert S. Solomon, CRX, CSM
Robert Solomon & Associates, LLC
Robert S. Solomon, CRX, CSM, has over 40 years of experience in leasing, management and operations of retail, commercial and residential real estate that includes 17 years with a predecessor of Macy’s Inc. He served as vice president of shopping center management for R.H. Macy Co., directing senior management executives responsible for leasing, management and operations. Mr. Solomon was one of the founding partners of Centercorp, formed to redevelop, lease and manage shopping centers for owners. In 1989, Centercorp became affiliated with General Growth Properties and Center Companies. In 1990, he became senior vice president of General Growth’s west coast regional office. In 1991, Mr. Solomon assumed responsibilities for directing leasing, management, marketing, operations and development of Ala Moana Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Mr. Solomon left General Growth to form Robert Solomon & Associates and has been consulting for Asian and U.S. developers. During the past 40 years, Mr. Solomon has been active with ICSC as a member of the faculty of the John T. Riordan School for Professional Development Management Institutes and the University of Shopping Centers. He was chairman of the Research Task Force and served as a member of the Risk Management Task Force and the Government Affairs Committee. He served as state director for New Jersey from 1980 to 1983 and has written many articles for various real estate and shopping center trade publications.
Wallace R. Woodbury
ICSC Past Trustee
Salt Lake City, Utah
Wallace R. Woodbury has served as president of Woodbury Corporation since 1981. Mr. Woodbury was active in the development of shopping centers, office buildings and hotels primarily in Utah, Colorado and Idaho. In 1949, he was admitted to the Bar in the District of Columbia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and later into the Utah and U.S. Supreme Court Bars. He was an instructor for the Realtors National Marketing Institute, past chairman of Tax Committees of the National Association of Realtors and ICSC Government Affairs Committee chairman in 1988 and ICSC Real Estate Investment, Development and Taxation. Mr. Woodbury was a member of the ICSC Board of Trustees from 1971 to 1976 and University of Shopping Centers dean of the School of Finance in 1974 and dean of the School of Leasing in 1973.
Howard L. Green
Howard L. Green & Associates, Inc.
Howard L. Green, a pioneer in shopping center research, founded Howard L. Green & Associates, Inc., in Troy, Mich. Mr. Green developed his expertise in site selection in the flush years after World War II, when both chain stores and mall developers began building retail locations to satisfy a suburban outflow of Americans seeking affordable housing to raise their families. He worked for Stop & Shop, Montgomery Ward and Ford Motor Co. before founding his own company in 1965. He ran Howard L. Green & Associates, Inc., which specialized in the location of retail chain stores, until the early 1990s. With a Ph.D. from Harvard University in urban geography, he pioneered the use of statistical analysis to understand and predict retail store sales performance, which was then applied to the site-selection process. Mr. Green always saw himself as a mentor and teacher. He was a frequent contributor to academic and trade publications such as the Harvard Business Review and The Journal of Marketing. He taught research at ICSC’s John T. Riordan School for Professional Development for many years. He died in December 2006 at the age of 84.
Robert M. Jones, CMD
Stillerman, Jones & Loaugh
Robert M. Jones, CMD, was a consultant, writer and speaker on shopping center marketing and market research. Bob Jones, as his friends and colleagues called him, enjoyed an international reputation in the shopping center industry. Mr. Jones was founder and president of Report Communications, which published three newsletters: JonesReport (for shopping center marketing), CarlsonReport (for shopping center management) and Andrewreport (for open-air center owners, developers, managers and marketers). His influence was magnified by his enthusiastic involvement in ICSC. He shared his ideas and experience in classes at the ICSC Marketing Institutes at the John T. Riordan School for Professional Development and the University of Shopping Centers and was an active member of the ICSC Education Committee and CMD Admissions and Governing Committee. He also chaired the ICSC National Marketing Conference in 1979 and the MAXI Awards in 1976 and 1982. Mr. Jones published the respected annual Benchmark Reports on consumer shopping habits. He received a B.S. in management from Purdue University and an M.A. in advertising from Michigan State University. Prior to starting his own business, Mr. Jones served as the head of marketing for Simon Property Group’s predecessor, then run by Melvin and Herbert Simon.
Anita E. Roberts
Former staff member of ICSC
Powder Springs, Georgia
Anita E. Roberts joined ICSC in 1966 and retired in 1989. Ms. Roberts was a meeting planner for ICSC programs and conventions in Canada then moved on to plan meetings for the ICSC Board of Trustees. Prior to ICSC, Ms. Roberts was a fund-raiser for the NAACP in Westchester County, N.Y.
James J. Sherbut
ICSC Past Trustee
Britgary Investment Corp.
James J. Sherbut, an ICSC trustee from Calgary, Canada, was president of Britgary Investment Corp. based in Calgary, Canada. He was involved with ICSC programs in Canada, including the Canadian Convention, the ICSC First World Summit in Hong Kong in 1990, Prairie Province local programs, the British Columbia Idea Exchange and the Canadian Law Conference. He served as Western Canada provincial director in the early 1990s. Mr. Sherbut was a perennial figure at ICSC U.S. and Canadian programs. He died in 2007.
Alain Gailly de Taurines
Alain Gailly de Taurines was a developer in France and president of Genco, S.A. He was involved with planning the ICSC European Conferences in the 1980s and was a participant at the RECon convention in 1987 and 1989.
Sylvan M. Cohen, Esq.
ICSC Past Trustee and Past Chairman
Former President and CEO
Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust
Sylvan M. Cohen, Esq. entered the practice of law with his older brother, Albert, after graduating from law school. They called their firm Cohen and Cohen. Later, their first cousin, Reuben Cohen, joined the practice. Cohen and Cohen became Cohen, Cohen, and Cohen. In later years, as other partners joined, it became Cohen, Shapiro, Polishar, Shiekman, and Cohen. Until a few months before Mr. Cohen died at the age of 87, he continued to practice law, going to his office every workday and advising clients. In 1960, he founded the Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT). PREIT was among the earliest retail REITs. He served as president for over three decades. Through PREIT, he became active and then chairman of the board of two important real estate industry trade associations: the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) and ICSC.
James B. Selonick
ICSC Past Trustee
James B. Selonick Company
James B. Selonick received a law degree from the University of Cincinnati and pursued a distinguished career in real estate starting in the 1960s. In 1970, at Federated Department Stores, a predecessor of Macy’s, Inc., he became vice president and later as senior vice president. Mr. Selonick then became a consultant in 1987. Active in civic affairs throughout his life and a vocal participant in local development issues, he was an ICSC speaker and chaired the ICSC International Design and Development Awards for several years in the 1980s. He was a trustee of ICSC and the Urban Land Institute. Mr. Selonick died at the age of 81 in May 2007.
ICSC Past Trustee
Jean-Louis Solal Investissement
Jean-Louis Solal joined ICSC in 1963 and became a pioneer in the European shopping center industry, fostering the introduction of ICSC in Europe. He became the first international trustee of ICSC outside of North America. Mr. Solal has been a spokesman for the industry throughout the world and contributed to the formation of most of Europe’s national councils for retail real estate. ICSC named the European marketing awards after him: The Solal Marketing Awards. Of the 37 shopping centers Mr. Solal developed in Europe, one is credited as the first modern regional shopping center and another as the first modern urban superregional center on that continent. Mr. Solal introduced mixed uses to the shopping center concept in Europe. He also developed the first hypermarket-anchored center in the world in 1974. His centers have won many awards over the years. Mr. Solal was instrumental in bringing Auchan hypermarket to the shopping center at Disneyland Paris. Mr. Solal chaired the first ICSC World Congress of Shopping Centers in Hong Kong in 1990 and served on the board of Unibail, a French real estate company. Mr. Solal served on the ICSC European Advisory Board and has overseen the development of many ICSC conferences in Europe.
Harold J. Carlson, SCSM
ICSC Past Trustee
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Harold J. Carlson, SCSM, a charter ICSC member, operated his own business, Harold J. Carlson Associates, Inc., for more that two decades and then merged the company with Draper and Kramer to form DK/Carlson Associates. The company managed shopping centers on a fee basis. He served as an ICSC trustee and was a charter Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM). He helped found the CSM designation. He served as chairman of the CSM Admissions and Governing Committee for six years. He taught at many ICSC Management I and II Institute classes at the John T. Riordan School for Professional Development and at the University of Shopping Centers. He was a teacher and an inspirational leader for shopping center managers. Among his proverbs, he said, “Success comes before work only in the dictionary,” and “Leave each place in a much better position than you found it.” He retired in 1996 and died in June 2008 at the age of 81.
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Dan Levy, Esq., was a lawyer who helped pioneer best practices in U.S. shopping center law in the 1950s and 1960s. He was chairman of the first and second U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference held in 1970 and 1972. He was active on the ICSC U.S. Law Committee and is credited for drafting the first ICSC study lease in 1958 with Ben Pollack, which was later used as a model for retail leases and became the subject of ICSC teachings for decades.
Irving Wolf, CSM, CMD
Irving Wolf & Associates
Los Angeles, California
Irving Wolf, CSM, CMD, was president of Irving Wolf & Associates, a consulting company specializing in resolving leasing problems in management and marketing for developers, lending institutions and retailers. Prior to Irving Wolf & Associates, Mr. Wolf was executive vice president of Monumental Properties, Inc. of Baltimore, Md., which developed over 20 regional centers that included the famed Dadeland Mall in south Miami-Dade County, Fla. Monumental was liquidated in 1969 for the largest cash real estate transaction at the time. Mr. Wolf served as instructor of ICSC Management Institutes at the John T. Riordan School for Professional Development for almost four decades as well as the University of Shopping Centers. He attended the University of Chicago and graduated from Northwestern University.