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John T. Riordan School for Retail Real Estate Professionals

September 23-27, 2018

Minneapolis, MN United States

New in 2018! 

ICSC’s John T. Riordan School for Retail Real Estate Professionals offers dynamic learning environments coupled with real-world business scenarios that enhance your business practices.

For 2018’s program, we’re heading to Minneapolis, Minn., for a full-immersion professional development experience.

This five-day program provides innovative curriculum that gives students an opportunity to plan, problem solve and negotiate industry opportunities and challenges with the support of global industry practitioners as well as peers from diverse disciplines and experience levels. 

Participants will master core concepts, share ideas and identify successful strategies alongside colleagues from around the world. 


Early Bird (July 27, 2018) 

Advance (after July 27, 2018) 

Member $1,595  $1,750 
Non-Member $1,895  $2,050 
Student Member $495  $595 


  • Katharine Giacalone, CPC, The Corporate Nanny™, Leadership Coach and Organization Development Consultant, Author of  Oops!  I’m the Manager! Getting Past “What Do I Do Now?!” in 5 Easy Steps, Washington, DC, area
  • Gary Rappaport, CRX, CSM, CMD, CLS, CDPICSC Past Chairman, CEO, RAPPAPORT, McClean, VA
  • Jill Renslow, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Mall of America, Bloomington, MN
  • Matthew B. Winn, Founder, Win Winn Consulting, Atlanta, GA
  • Golnaz Yamoutpour, MBA, Associate Manager of Community & Experiences of RAAS at the Mall of America, Founder & Creator of Eat.Drink.Dish, Minneapolis, MN

Additional program highlights:

  • Target flagship store tour — Led by Target’s Senior Director of Store Design, Sarah Amundsen, and Senior Director of Real Estate, James Tucker; located in Nicollet Mall in the heart of downtown Minneapolis.
  • Mall of America site visit and reception sponsored by MOA — A leader in retail, entertainment and attractions, Mall of America is one of the top tourist destinations in the country and is known around the world.
  • Mill City Museum evening reception

The Institutes: 

  • NEW! Leadership Institute: Leading Teams & Organizations and Envisioning a Future in Times of Disruption
  • Development, Design and Construction Level I: The Development Process
  • Leasing Level I: Closing the Deal
  • Leasing Level II: Obtaining and Retaining the Right Tenants
  • Management Level I: The Complete Management Tool Kit
  • Management Level II: Managing the Asset
  • Marketing Level I: Creating Value Through Marketing
  • Marketing Level II: Developing Strategic Marketing Plans and Measuring Results

More about JTR:

Learn from Experts 
Course content is developed and taught by renowned industry professionals.

Participate in Hands-On Courses
Increase the value of your retail property via practical exercises based on real-life challenges and opportunities. Courses feature business plans, case studies, decision making exercises and role-play.

Choose Your Path
Choose the level and topic that is right for you. You’ll even have an opportunity to select elective courses.

Expand Your Network
Engage with international peers. Gain a well-rounded experience by attending electives and events with participants from different fields, experience levels and practices.

Visit Ground-Breaking Retail
Explore local, notable retail destinations that are integrating the most inventive trends in the industry.

*Scholarship opportunities:
The ICSC Foundation offers five scholarships to attend the John T. Riordan School for Retail Real Estate Professionals. Each scholarship covers airfare, hotel accommodations, tuition and associated fees.

The deadline for scholarship applications is Monday, July 23, 2018. For more information, please visit the John T. Riordan Professional Education Scholarships page here

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About this event series

Professional Development includes intensive, one-day courses specially designed to condense and distill broad concepts into practical, easy-to-apply concepts, and relevant courses in virtually every industry topic that will equip learners with knowledge which can be applied to their work immediately.



If you have questions regarding this event, please contact the Event Contact listed below, or call +1 646 728 3800.

Event Contact

Faith Cooper
+1 646 728 3472

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Jack Nugent


Alpharetta, Georgia, USA

Meridian Realty Consultants Inc.


Aaron Lindberg

Senior Tenant Coordinator

Los Angeles, California, USA

Sachse Construction

Shannon Richter

Shannon Richter

Shareholder/Board Member

Santa Monica, California, USA

Watt Companies

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Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis, MN United States


Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis, MN United States

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