ATLANTA — If attendance at the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Southeast Conference is any indication of how the retail market is performing, things are looking up. This year’s conference, held Oct. 28 – Oct. 30 in Atlanta, attracted more than 2,500 attendees, up 9 percent from last year.
In addition to the seminars offered, meetings with our clients and colleagues enabled us to observe retail trends in the marketplace firsthand. For example, one trend we have examined is that retailers are willing to think outside the box in terms of their space needs. While most national retailers have a preferred footprint or space arrangement, they are now willing to be more flexible than they previously had been in order to get into the right centers or markets. Download PDF