WDCEP to Lead DC Trade Mission to Retail Conference

WDCEP is leading the city’s trade mission to the world’s largest retail conference, ICSC RECon, this May 22-25. The delegation, which will include Mayor Gray, Deputy Mayor Hoskins, Councilmembers Alexander, Barry, M. Brown, Evans, Orange, Thomas, Jr, and other city partners will focus on attracting restaurants to East of the River, marketing Walter Reed and St Elizabeth’s east campus to retailers, and working with the NoMA BID and the Capitol Riverfront BID to attract retail to those emerging neighborhoods. This is the 13th year the District of Columbia has been represented in the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Leasing Mall.

The District will be showcased at WDCEP’s booth, which includes a suite of conference rooms capable of accessing the entire portfolio of major real estate developments in the District. Further, site selection teams will have access to real-time site selection tools for every neighborhood in the District. Over 70 meetings with retailers have been set up to encourage businesses to open in DC. For more information please contact Keith Sellars at ksellars@wdcep.com or 202-661-8684.

As part of its ICSC outreach, WDCEP and the City visited regional grocer Wegmans earlier this spring to get familiar with their store concept. Currently, there are several potential sites in DC available for the grocer, and the City is encouraging grocery stores to locate in the District as part of its initiative to eradicate food desserts here.

The District reception will be held May 23 and over 600 people are expected to attend. The reception is graciously sponsored by the Downtown BID, Edens & Avant, Chicago Title DC Commercial Center, PN Hoffman/Madison Marquette Waterfront, JBG Rosenfeld Retail, the JBG Companies, Walmart, Reed Smith, Washington Gas, Stanley Martin Commercial, Roadside Development, American Management Corporation, Pepco, Bohler Engineering and Curtis Properties. For more information on ICSC RECon, click HERE.

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