ICSC Wrap Up
Last week, WDCEP wrapped up its marketing mission to International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) RECON meeting. Celebrating ten years of attending ICSC, the District delegation’s goal was to attract more retail to DC’s neighborhoods. This year Mayor Adrian Fenty, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Neil Albert and several councilmembers joined WDCEP in meeting with more than 65 retailers.
“Our goal was to demonstrate to retailers that DC is really going through a huge economic transformation with numerous business opportunities emerging every day,” remarked Keith Sellars, Senior Vice President, Development & Retail, WDCEP. “The scope and scale of opportunity is enormous. We promoted the 6.5 million square feet of available and projected space in neighborhoods throughout the city,” added Sellars.
WDCEP hosted many productive meetings during the conference particularly with grocery stores regarding three sites that the Mayor’s office is promoting – Penn Branch Shopping Center, MLK and W Streets, and McMillian. Favorite additions to this year’s booth included expanded meeting space and super size exterior renderings of the Anacostia Waterfront.
We would like to thank our many sponsors in helping us bring all of DC to ICSC.
Booth sponsors: Douglas Development, PN Hoffman, City-Interests, Four Points LLC, Mid-City Urban, Roadside Development, ICG Properties, Cafritz/MV+A Architects, Donatelli Development, EYA and Edens & Avant.
Dinner and reception sponsors include: Nixon Peabody, Reed Smith, Pepco, MacFarlane Partners, Downtown BID, Chicago Title, Urban-City Ventures, Golden Triangle BID, and the Capitol Riverfront BID.