ICSC: International Council of Shopping Centers

Full Immersion Programs

Executive Education Tour

Retail Real Estate Finance for Non-Finance Professionals

This intensive, one-day course is specially designed to condense and distill major finance and accounting principles into practical, easy-to-apply concepts. **CE credits are currently pending approval for Florida and Texas locations.

Finance affects all aspects of retail real estate. A deeper understanding won’t just improve your confidence—it will increase your ability to make holistically sound, thoughtful choices in all areas of retail real estate, including project management, corporate structure, asset management, valuation, and property performance management.

In just one day, our experienced faculty, The Lamy Group, Ltd. President Kenneth S. Lamy, CRX, and Minerva Group Principal Barbara English, CPA, will guide you through:

•Finance and Accounting Principles

•Understanding and Interpreting Financial Statements

•Analyzing Sales Reports and Data

•Value Implications of Lease Language Choices

•Effective Leadership in Finance

•Acquisition Case Study: Putting It All Together


The Executive Education Tour is making three stops this fall:


Register for Miami: September 22 - ***Due to severe weather in the general Florida area, this date has been postponed. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope you can join us for the rescheduled program. 

Register for Dallas: October 6 

Register for Los Angeles: October 20


University of Shopping Centers

The University of Shopping Centers is ICSC’s largest educational program serving the retail real estate community worldwide. Held on the campus of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, classes are designed to transfer practical knowledge and usable information that attendees can apply immediately to their workplace. It offers an unparalleled opportunity to sit up close and personal with some of the most noted experts in industry, business and academia.

Flexible class selection options allow each student to create a personalized program of study that can include from one course to as many as six courses, mixing and matching content in any combination according to your specific interests and needs.  Courses are organized in tracks of study for retailing, leasing, asset management/finance, property management, law, marketing, and development, design and construction.

University of Shopping Centers

The Wharton School

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. ICSC is pleased to collaborate with the Wharton School faculty on curriculum for the University of Shopping Centers . 

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John T. Riordan School for Retail Real Estate Professionals

The John T. Riordan School for Retail Real Estate Professionals is a uniquely targeted program, where attendees will master core concepts, share ideas, and identify successful strategies alongside colleagues from around the world. Schools are scheduled over three to five days, including a variety of networking events. The program is organized by institutes and levels (Level 1 - general knowledge; Level II - intermediate knowledge), and carefully designed by industry leaders to provide attendees with an unmatched curriculum that is customized with regional concepts, issues and case studies.  In this program:



April 16 - 20, 2017

United Arab Emirates


NEW DATE: September 20 - 22, 2017



San Jose

June 12 - 16, 2017

Costa Rica


September 10 - 14, 2017



European Retail Property Academy

The European Retail Property School is a three day comprehensive program that allows you to learn fundamental marketing, management, leasing, development or commercialisation skills and gain more advanced strategic knowledge in creating a more profitable business. From practical, real-life examples and powerful tools which can be applied immediately to your work.



July 3 - 5, 2017