ICSC: International Council of Shopping Centers

Online Learning


ICSC Online Learning offers easy, anytime access to professional development. To receive monthly updates, please e-mail education manager, Leeanne M. G-Bowley at lgbowley@icsc.org.


Top 5 Reasons to Try Online Learning

Convenience – eliminate time out of the office
Portability – access anytime, on your schedule
Flexibility – study at home, work, or on the road
Selection – wide range of choices to meet your needs
Affordable – no travel and lodging expenses

Online Retail Real Estate Institute - NEW


  • Full Program with 6 months of access: 550.00 members / $1200.00 non-members
  • One course with 2 months of access: $250.00 members / $450.00 non-members


  • Completely Self-Paced. No meeting times. No live sessions.
  • Program Launch - May 15, 2017. Register now and get started immediately when the program launches!
  • Build your career on your own schedule! Rolling registration throughout the year.
  • Click here to register now

Program Description

The Online Retail Real Estate Institute is designed to help retail real estate professionals advance their career through a holistic view of the industry. Today, industry professionals gain greater opportunities by being well versed in all areas.  Having an understanding of how a property is identified for acquisition, developed, leased, and managed is critical in creating success for your company and your own career trajectory. Demonstrating a clear understanding of the needs of the many stakeholders at the table will make you more valuable to your supervisor and your company.

This three part program will take you through the process of developing a retail real estate project, opening and managing the property, and creating a strategic plan for continued success. This self-directed program allows you to go through the material at your own pace. Each section will include interviews with industry experts and new and innovative content that will take you beyond the hard skills, and help you develop sound decision making. Along the way improve your understanding of the essentials of each topic with a library of optional online courses included in your purchase.

Be the person who impresses colleagues in meetings due to your understanding of the process as a whole. Develop your career in a practical way, by going beyond the basics of “how to” and creating a tool kit based on experience, knowledge, and practiced critical thinking.

Program Objectives

By the end of the institute, participants will be able to

  • Intelligently add to conversations holistically, across departments, throughout the development, management, and strategic process.
  • Identify the stakeholders in retail real estate and understand their varied needs and motivations.
  • Apply your learning to real life situations presented by industry experts.
  • Understand how various roles in retail real estate work together to achieve success.
  • Understand the processes that contribute to the success of a retail real estate project.
  • Work productively with cross-departmental teams to achieve their company’s goals.
  • Identify a path for career advancement that fits one’s strengths and interests

Core Courses

  • Course I: Creating a Successful Retail Real Estate Project
  • Course II: Building and Growing Value in Retail Real Estate
  • Course III: Envisioning a Successful Future

Optional Learning Library Courses

  • Management Overview
  • The Lease and Its Language
  • Leasing Strategies
  • Security
  • Retailing
  • Maintenance
  • Finance
  • Insurance and Risk Management
  • Marketing



Short on time but still want to enhance your skills? Members of ICSC enjoy access to FREE monthly webinars. Our interactive webinars are designed to help you do just that. Join us live as we discuss key topics to make you more effective. Each webinar includes live Q&A.


  • FREE for ICSC members (pre-registration required)
  • Non-members: $50.00


  • Every third Tuesday of the month at 2pm ET
  • No Software Required
  • View from home, office, on on the go on your mobile phone or tablet
  • Designed as live, interactive programs.  No recording available after the live session.
  • Webinar log-in information is sent 1 day prior to the webinar.

Schedule and Registration