ICSC: International Council of Shopping Centers

Advancing Through the Industry

The only constancy in the industry—and a productive career—is change. And, ICSC is here to support you as a mature professional. Whether it’s honing skills or seeking a senior level position, you can count on the association to help you get—and stay—at the top of your game:

Continuing Education

Our Education Department is continually updating and expanding the curriculum of retail real estate courses and seminars. From the week-long programs (JTR School and University of Shopping Centers) to shorter Executive-level training sessions and specialty seminars, the portfolio is expanding to meet the needs of our increasingly diverse, global workforce. For questions about Continuing Education Programs, contact Michelle Anderson, Education Coordinator, manderson@icsc.org or 646-728-3822.

Certification

Even if you’ve previously earned one of the specialty designations in Marketing, Management, Leasing, or Development, perhaps now is the time to consider earning the capstone CRX designation, encompassing all of the major disciplines of the industry. The designation, covering ownership & asset management; development & redevelopment; finance & accounting; leasing & revenue generation; retailing; marketing & communication; legal & compliance; property & facilities management; and executive management is held by less than 12 percent of ICSC members, places you in an elite class of industry leaders. For questions about the Certification Programs, contact Margarita Almonte-Murphy, Certification Manager, mamurphy@icsc.org or 646-728-3694.

Giving Back

At this stage in your career, you may wish to give back to those coming up in the industry—students and young professionals. ICSC can connect you with mentees and program opportunities through the Student Membership activities and Next Gen meetings. Whether offering counsel to an undergraduate student attending an ICSC meeting, hiring a graduate student intern, or serving on a Next Gen program panel, for instance, we can assist you in sharing your experience and wisdom with those who can benefit from your years in the industry. These opportunities for service may meet requirements for maintaining the professional certification. Submit an application for Volunteer Service here.

Job Board

With the economy back on track, the industry is moving full steam ahead, in the U.S. and abroad. ICSC continues to post jobs, on behalf of member companies and executive recruiters post senior level positions around the globe. The resume database allows the option of posting one’s resume anonymously, to maintain privacy during a top-level search, if you wish.