Friday, October 15, 2021

The International Council of Shopping

A San Diego, CA-based shopping center developer, Elliot Feuerstein has over 40 years in the industry. To stay informed regarding innovations in the space, Elliot Feuerstein is a member of Innovating Commerce Serving Communities (ICSC), formally called the International Council of Shopping Centers. The ICSC not only informs members about changes to the retail development industry, but also advocates for it during the drafting of new national legislation.

The ICSC brings together real estate developers specializing in retail, architects who build such facilities, advertisers, merchants, and more. Members gain access to over 200 events annually, as well as an online directory of other members, and their job recruitment services. To help them make more informed business decisions, the ICSC also publishes Commerce + Communities Today, their website reporting on major deals in the industry, impactful legislative decisions, and consumer behavior findings.

The ICSC has five membership tiers, and each one caters to a specific professional. Memberships start at $50 per year for students, or free of charge for students at partner ICSC universities and public sector or academic affiliate members. The full public sector, academic membership, or generalized affiliate memberships costs $100 per year, and the associate and regular membership types cost $800 per year.

Friday, March 29, 2019

United Way of San Diego Receives Government Money for Census Outreach

Elliot Feuerstein is an experienced commercial real estate developer and construction professional who serves as an officer of Mira Mesa Shopping Center in San Diego, CA. Involved in community development, Elliot Feuerstein supports the United Way of San Diego (UWSD).

In March 2019, UWSD announced that its Count Me 2020 census outreach has received $1.66 million in funding from the California State Census Office. UWSD is leading an effort of over 100 community groups to provide an accurate census count for San Diego County and Imperial County, which historically have been difficult areas to accurately count.

Community stakeholders in both counties will work with UWSD and its partner organizations to reach hard-to-count populations. Accurate counts are vital to ensure adequate representation in Congress and coordinate the flow of government dollars for community-based programs. To learn more about the initiative, visit

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Youth Programming at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego

For more than 45 years, Elliot Feuerstein of San Diego, CA, has functioned as a real estate developer and officer of Mira Mesa Shopping Center in Mira Mesa, CA. During this time, Elliot Feuerstein has been heavily involved in philanthropic work throughout the San Diego region, including serving on the committee that developed and raised funds for the Barnes Tennis Center for children.

The Barnes Tennis Center is operated by Youth Tennis San Diego, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that uses tennis and educational activities to facilitate personal, physical, and social growth in children. The Barnes Tennis Center offers a number of community programs geared toward younger players, including both recreational players and those who demonstrate more advanced skills in the sport. 

For example, the Junior Aces program is available to children 3 to 5 years of age with no tennis experience. Three Rising Stars programs, ranging from age 4 to 13, continue to build on the Junior Aces program by focusing on general stroke production and healthy lifestyle habits. The Competitive Younger program for children 8 to 11, meanwhile, is better suited to children who have demonstrated passion and aptitude for the sport. Competitive programming goes up to age 18.

The Barnes Tennis Center also maintains High Performance programming for more advanced players, as well as an invitation only program, Elite Training. More information regarding what program is best for your child can be found at

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Red Cross Needs More Health Professionals

Possessing more than 40 years of experience in real estate development, Elliot Feuerstein manages commercial retail properties in San Diego, CA, as an officer of Mira Mesa Shopping Center. A committed philanthropist apart from his work, Elliot Feuerstein is a longtime supporter of the American Red Cross. 

The American Red Cross is one of the largest organization’s providing disaster relief in the United States, responding to more than 60,000 events annually. In order to provide needed medical care, the organization relies upon qualified health care provider volunteers. The Red Cross already has a fleet of some 20,000 health care providers, but the organization recently has put out the call for even more. 

The group needs both members and team leaders for physical and mental health disaster relief services, as well as nursing leaders, in-school educators, and ambassadors for the Red Cross blood donor programs. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, or to sign up as a volunteer, visit

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

ICSC Supports E-Fairness Regulations

Since 1974, entrepreneur Elliot Feuerstein has served as an officer of the San Diego, CA-based Mira Mesa Shopping Center. In addition to developing commercial properties for some of the biggest retailers and fast food franchises, Elliot Feuerstein is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), which advocates for E-Fairness legislation. 

Because of a precedent set in 1967, until recently, online companies were not considered liable for sales tax since they did not meet the standard of physical presence. However, local brick-and-mortar retailers determined that this gave online stores an unfair advantage. Additionally, this caused states that levy sales taxes to lose tens of billions of dollars in revenue, which was projected to reach $211 billion in uncollected taxes by 2022. 

In 2018, the United States Supreme Court weighed in on the case of South Dakota v. Wayfair and voted in favor of reversing the 1967 ruling. Since the decision, 32 states have begun passing legislation that requires remote and online retailers that sell a significant number of goods across state lines to pay sales tax.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Congregation Beth Israel's New to Judaism Program

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Recent Grant Activities of San Diego's Jewish Community Foundation

Elliot Feuerstein brings more than 40 years of experience in commercial real estate to his role as an officer of Mira Mesa Shopping Center in San Diego, CA. Alongside his activities in real estate, Elliot Feuerstein takes an active role in his community as a supporter of local organizations. He is a former board member of the Jewish Community Foundation (JCF) of San Diego. 

Since 1967, JCF has provided financial resources and support tools to help individuals and community organizations attain their philanthropic goals. Through its grant program, JCF leverages more than $425 million in assets to award millions of dollars in grants each year. 

JCF recently released its financial numbers from the fiscal year 2018 and was proud to report that it distributed 6,900 grants to more than 1,800 organizations. In total, the Foundation awarded and facilitated over $84 million in grants. 

In addition to providing large grants to organizations in need of significant funding, JCF and its donors distribute many smaller awards to individuals and community groups throughout the country. Of the grants awarded in the fiscal year 2018, 57 percent were for amounts between $100 and $1,000.