ICSC: International Council of Shopping Centers


European Retail Property School

The prestigious international faculty at the European Retail Property School will show you how all the pieces of research, financing and development decisions, and centre management fit together. Our comprehensive programme will allow you, in five intensive days of study, to learn fundamental marketing, management and leasing skills or gain more advanced strategic knowledge in creating a more profitable shopping centre.

This is a time in your life you will always remember – deepening your knowledge of retail property and shopping centres, learning from experts, sharing ideas and identifying successful strategies alongside colleagues from across Europe. The School is taught by successful professionals, members of the International Council of Shopping Centres, who review and improve the European curriculum and case studies annually. This is practical and current information you can use. Whether it’s maintenance or security, tenant mix or marketing strategies that drive up centre income, you will be given practical tools you can put to work immediately to improve the profitability of your business.

Which European Retail Property School Institute is Right for You?

The European Retail Property School Professionals offers seven institutes to choose from. Each institute contains nine courses (one online course), most 3-1/2 hours, each offering practical, real-life examples and powerful tools which participants can immediately apply when they return to their daily work. Many attendees attend Institutes outside their core job function to gain a more holistic understanding of the retail real estate industry. The content of each course is fresh, comprehensive and concentrated, taught by prominent industry experts from around the world who serve as faculty.

Select one of the seven institutes:

Level I Institutes

Level I institutes are designed for individuals with less than three years of industry experience seeking a strong foundation and knowledge base.

Level II Institutes

Level II institutes builds upon the material taught in level I and is designed for individuals with three or more years of industry experience, seeking to achieve a higher level of excellence.

More Educational Programs:

Asset Management Educational Seminar

The Asset Management Educational Seminar is a new, intensive one-day seminar, leading to an ICSC Certificate of Completion, is geared towards asset management professionals who want to enhance their day-to-day performance by achieving strong total returns for their investors from income and capital growth.

This seminar offers participants the finest learning experience to create enhanced value for your property and an unmatched exchange with industry experts and executives. To encourage dynamic interaction among participants and faculty, participants will be asked to complete assignments in small groups to review materials, discuss business problems and solutions, exchange ideas, as well as engage in case studies.

University of Shopping Centers

The University of Shopping Centers is an educational program serving the retail real estate and shopping centers industry worldwide. Classes are designed to transfer practical knowledge and usable information that attendees can apply immediately at their workplace. Taught by a distinguished group of industry professionals and experts in their respective fields, the classes are interactive allowing for the sharing of ideas and experiences among peers.

Specialty Seminars

Specialty Seminars are an essential component of ICSC professional development opportunities. They satisfy the shopping center professional’s needs to receive and share information in a dedicated, peer-learning context.

These intensive 1 to 2 day Seminars provide professionals with quick and easy access to timely information on a specific subject or aspect of the retail real estate industry.

Online Learning

Looking for structured online courses that are self-paced, have real examples, and include knowledge assessments to reinforce what you’re learning? Unlike classroom seminars, ICSC Online Education offers easy, anytime access to a growing number of high quality courses available anywhere you have an Internet connection. Download or print your personalized certificate upon successful completion.


Short on time but still want to enhance your skills? Our “best practices” interactive webinar series is designed to help you do just that. Join us live as we discuss key topics to make you more effective. Or, if you prefer, you can choose our pre-recorded versions and learn at your own pace.

  • Short 1-hour format
  • PC and MAC friendly
  • Supports multiple browsers, including IE, Safari, Firefox and Chrome
  • No software required
  • Convenient 24/7 Access
  • View from home or office