The Planigrupo Latin American Fellowship in Honor of Milton Cooper and Dave Henry


The John T. Riordan School for Professional Development has become the industry standard for exceptional retail real estate training and networking

Fellowship benefits:

  • Industry wide recognition
  • Build a network of valuable international contacts
  • Prepare to earn a certification
  • Attend JTR and ICSC RECon Latin America free—all expenses paid

If you are new to retail real estate or looking to expand your knowledge of management, marketing, leasing/ development, design and construction consider applying. Ideal candidates are Latin American ICSC members who can demonstrate professional excellence, leadership ability, involvement and participation in the industry.

What you will need to apply:

  1. A completed scholarship application, which includes several short answer essays
  2. A current resume
  3. Two letters of recommendation


Milton Cooper is the Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Company. Mr. Cooper served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of the Company from November 1991 to December 2009. In addition, Mr. Cooper was Director and President of the Company for more than five years prior to November 1991. In 1958, Mr. Cooper, along with a partner, founded the Company’s predecessor. Mr. Cooper led the Company through its IPO and growth over the past five decades. In addition, Mr. Cooper received a National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“NAREIT”) Industry Leadership Award for his significant and lasting contributions to the REIT industry. Mr. Cooper is also a director at Getty Realty Corporation. Mr. Cooper graduated from City College in New York and Brooklyn Law School.


David B. Henry has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Kimco Realty Corporation since November 2008 and December 31, 2009 respectively. Mr. Henry is responsible for the overall strategic execution of the Company. He serves a principal leadership role for the execution of Kimco's overall business strategy. He served as Chief Investment Officer of Kimco Realty Corporation since April 2001. Mr. Henry is a key Member of Kimco's team and has been instrumental in developing a business platform. He has been Vice Chairman of Kimco Realty Corporation since May 2001 and also serves as its He serves on “Our Lady of Fatima/St. Marys Region V School Board“. Mr. Henry received his M.B.A. from the University of Miami and graduated from Bucknell University with a B.S. in Business Administration.