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December 31, 2012

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  • Somerset Hills seeks permission to expand
    The owner of the Somerset Hills Shopping Center in New Jersey is proposed to expand the center with facial renovations and a fresh market. The application for the expansion was heard recently by the Bedminster Township Land Use. Much work remains to be done on the application, however, said Lance Boxer, chairman of the Land Use Board. Patch.com/Bernardsville-Bedminster (12/29) Email this Story
  • Voorhees Town Centre illustrates new uses for retail centers
    The Voorhees Town Center in New Jersey is an example of the evolution of retail centers and the types of tenants they attract. After its developer, Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, turned it into a tree-lined boulevard, the town's government offices moved there, alongside anchor retail tenants. CBS MoneyWatch (12/30) Email this Story
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  • Retailers respond as people return to the cities
    The 1970s and '80s trend of fleeing cities for suburbs has begun to reverse as consumers look to cut their dependence on cars and opt for the convenience of urban areas, writes senior retail analyst Walter Loeb. Retailers from Wal-Mart and Target to Nordstrom Rack and Whole Foods are following suit, shifting gears from big box suburban stores to new, smaller urban footprints. Forbes (12/28) Email this Story
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  • Have your skills reached a plateau?
    After a certain amount of training, workers tend to reach a plateau where they continue gaining experience without getting any better at their jobs, experts say. Advancing past this plateau is how super-talented professionals separate themselves from everyone else. The key to doing this is to dedicate time each week to practicing a task that expands your skills. The Wall Street Journal/At Work blog (12/27) Email this Story
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  • ICSC University of Shopping Centers
    The ICSC University of Shopping Centers is the most complete retail real estate educational program available. Held on the campus of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia March 4 to 6, 2013, this is the largest annual educational event offered by the ICSC. A distinguished faculty of over 80 industry leaders and experienced practitioners, including a cadre of distinguished Wharton School Professors. Courses in three levels of study: Executive, Advanced, and Fundamental. Numerous networking opportunities. Sixty courses in subjects including Asset Management, Property Management; General Studies; Marketing; Leasing; Development, Design and Construction; Law; Finance; Retailing. Real-world examples and practical solutions make this a must-attend event.

    Participants can personalize their University experience. Attend as few as one class or as many as six. Attend any six courses for as little as $140 per class. For more information, go to www.icsc.org/2013UV or contact ICSC's Madison Gross at (646) 728-3461 or mgross@icsc.org. Email this Story
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