13 Jun 2016

Mill Graves named 2016-17 ICSC P3 Alliance, Public Sector Chair

This is a great YouTube video about the Public-Private Sector Alliance (P3) program and how communities can proactively get involved with ICSC and market themselves effectively. If interested in more information about ICSC or participation in the P3 program please visit icsc.org or reach out to Mill at ECG.

Along with 35,000 retail real estate industry professionals, ECG traveled to Las Vegas in May to attend the ICSC ReCon – the country’s largest deal making retail conference. ICSC is the platform for industry stakeholders – retailers, brokers, developers, the public sector, and tech vendors – to network deals, cultivate professional development, and advocate the current retail trends and consumer preferences shaping development.ECG was able to meet with a number of expanding retailers as well as network with development partners on existing projects and potential leads. Having face to face conversations with retailers about their short and long term expansion plans as it relates to opportunities in our ECG markets is one of the biggest benefits of the show. In an industry where timing and relationships are key, being able to provide up to date and constant communication about progress in our cities is the bedrock of a long term and successful retail development strategy.

This year the Public-Private Sector Alliance’s (P3 Alliance) had its most successful events at the show to date including a dinner reception, P3 live stream panel, and a networking cocktail hour. Developers, retailers, elected officials, and economic development professionals participated in talks about P3 best practices, incentives, and ways in which communities can best market themselves to the private sector. In particular the real estate directors at Arby’s and Orange Theory spoke to the group about their efforts to work with the public sector on deals.