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May 21, 2012

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  • RECon 2012 opening day keynotes look at e-commerce, global growth
    RECon’s opening day on Sunday included keynote speeches from industry leaders. Sandeep L. Mathrani, CEO of General Growth Properties, spoke of online commerce and how the retail center is still a destination for most shoppers. Overseas retailers have learned to better incorporate physical store operations with the online world, said Glenn Rufrano, president and CEO of Cushman & Wakefield. Other presentations looked at the opportunities available to retailers in foreign markets. SCT Newswire (5/20) Email this Story
ALERT: AUCTION.COM IS SET TO OFFER OVER $500M IN COMMERCIAL & NOTE ASSETS
Nationwide Commercial Real Estate & Note Auctions– June 4 - 13
Northeast Commercial Real Estate & Note Auctions – June 12-14
Auction.com is now accepting assets to sell in our upcoming auctions. Click to view our upcoming auction calendar
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  • RECon 2012's size: 1M SF, 1,000 booths, 31,000 attendees
    There are 31,000 attendees converging at ICSC’s RECon show in Las Vegas this week. The show, one of the world’s largest for the retail real estate industry, is taking place in a 1-million-square-foot exhibition space in which more than 1,000 companies and 300 municipalities have booths. The Marketplace Mall is a new feature for the show this year, where some 350 suppliers and service companies are showcasing their products. SCT Newswire (5/20) Email this Story
  • D.C. officials attend RECon with goal of securing new retailers: The District of Columbia’s top officials are attending RECon this week with the goal of attracting new retailers to the city. They will meet with representatives from big-box retailers and grocery stores. In previous years, the city has secured deals with Wal-Mart and Home Depot at RECon. The Washington Post/The Associated Press (5/19) Email this Story
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FEATURED ARTICLE: 10 Small-Business Predictions for 2015
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  • How big-box stores can play a local angle with Facebook
    Technology has hampered the shopkeeper's ability to be the knowledge source of what customers like and don't like, but social media is bringing that intimacy back to retail again, writes Clara Shih. Facebook Marketing Conference speakers, who included David Fischer, Mike Hoefflinger and Chris Cox of Facebook, say the social net's Timeline feature can be used to restore the human touch between the customer and the store, and even big-box giants such as Wal-Mart, Home Depot and Quiznos can regain local traction by using Facebook pages. Advertising Age (tiered subscription model)/DigitalNext blog (5/17) Email this Story
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  • Balance is the key to top performance
    Think of managing your energy like managing a bank account, Jim Loehr writes. You have to make sure you make deposits of rest and relaxation into your life before stress withdraws so much that it leaves you totally depleted, he writes. Good health "requires stress/recovery balance. Balance is at the core of sustained high performance," he writes. Chief Learning Officer online (5/18) Email this Story
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