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Event Date Thu Oct 4 EDT (about 3 years ago)
Region Americas

As vacant storefronts blight communities, cities and landlords are searching for solutions that will fill those spaces, whether through punitive fees on the owners of vacant sites or through creative approaches, such as pop-ups or new lease terms.

Despite having all the key ingredients to a retail boom - high consumer confidence, low unemployment, and strong economic growth, Bloomberg reported that the Retail Apocalypse is still to come. The future of the industry hangs in balance, but newcomers and mainstays alike are looking to innovate and disrupt the trends that plague them.

We will be exploring key themes such as:
1) Who are anchors of the future?
2) How have retailers transformed from brick-and-mortar to omni-channel retailers, and what does this mean for their landlords?
3) What does the debt burden on many retail chains mean for the future of the industry, and how will financing challenges be addressed for struggling retailers?
4) What are REIT leaders advising for investment strategies with the current state of retail?
5) What is beyond the 'Amazon Effect' in retail and e-commerce? Who else is innovating, and what direction will the sector head in?


2018 Speakers

Don Wood
President & CEO, Federal Realty Investment Trust

David Jamieson
COO, Kimco Realty Corporation

Ken Bernstein
President, Acadia Realty Trust

Marcie Merriman
Cultural Anthropologist & Retail Strategist, EY

Robert Futterman
Chairman & CEO, RKF

Dan Shallit
Director of Store Development, Starbucks

Rohan Mehra
Principal, The Prusik Group

Tom Gilmore
Senior Managing Director, Real Estate Services, Madison Marquette

Michael Goldban
SVP, Brookfield

Fred Posniak
SVP, Empire State Realty Trust

Patrick Quinn
VP of Real Estate, iPic Theaters

Jay Solomon
Chief Creative Officer, Sugar Hill Capital Partners

Daniella Yacobovsky
Co-Founder, Baublebar

Robin McBride Zeigler
COO, Cedar Realty Trust

Joe Coradino
CEO, Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment (PREIT)

Jay Norris
CEO, Guesst

Sam Payrovi
Founder & CEO, Consortium

Ellen Latham
Co-Founder & Partner, Orangetheory Fitness

Marc Wieder
Partner, Anchin Block & Anchin

David Rabinowitz
Director, Goulston & Storrs

Sponsors & Partners

2018 Sponsors

• EMS3
• ANCHIN Your Expert Partner Accountants and Advisors
• altrum
• goulston&storrs