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.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Sharp Hospital Debuts Heart and Vascular Treatment Wing

Currently the managing officer of Mira Mesa and other multi-tenant shopping centers, Elliot Feuerstein is an accomplished real estate developer in the area of San Diego, CA. In addition to his professional accomplishments, Elliot Feuerstein is committed to community service. He served on the fundraising committee for Sharp Hospital’s Women’s Health Center in San Diego, CA.

In addition to a state-of-the-art women’s center, Sharp Hospital is home to a new 60,000-square-foot Heart and Vascular Center. Sharp has long been known as the hospital that deals with the state’s largest workload relating to severe heart attacks. Its new $99 million heart and vascular treatment wing includes four cardiac catheterization suites and four operating rooms, whose hybrid features allow surgeons to transition between non-invasive and invasive surgery if necessary.

Part of the funding for the new vascular wing comes from a $247 million infrastructure bond known as Proposition G that San Diego voters approved in the year 2006. In addition, Ed and Sandy Burr of La Mesa, who own EDCO, generously donated $5 million toward the project.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Sharp Hospital Features Comprehensive Rehabilitation Center

An accomplished San Diego, CA-based real estate developer, Elliot Feuerstein is a managing officer of four shopping centers, including Mira Mesa. Actively engaged in the community, Elliot Feuerstein helped to raise funds for the new Women’s Health Center at Sharp Hospital in San Diego, CA.

In addition to a state-of-the-art women’s and childbirth center, Sharp Hospital features a nationally recognized rehabilitation center with a staff focused on helping patients regain their strength and independence after surgery or injury. The multidisciplinary rehab team guides each patient through the recovery process, from the acute-care setting, to inpatient rehabilitation, to outpatient care, then home.

Customized therapy services offered at Sharp Hospital include neurological and stroke rehabilitation; physical, occupational, hand, and speech therapy; a Parkinson’s disease treatment program; and a balance and vestibular program. Additionally, the rehab program offers recreational therapy options, including aquatic therapy classes, to get patients active again.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Sharp Hospital Women's Center Offers Infant and Child CPR Classes

Elliot Feuerstein is an accomplished real estate developer and manager of several shopping centers. A philanthropist and civic leader, Elliot Feuerstein worked on the fundraising committee for the Women’s Health Center at Sharp Hospital in San Diego, CA. His children were born at Sharp Hospital and he has been honored to help raise funds for its continued service to the residents of San Diego.

The Sharp Hospital Women’s Health Center offers infant and child CPR classes twice a month at a cost of $20 for community members. Intended for parents, grandparents, babysitters, and daycare providers, the course covers life support skills to assist infants and children up to 7 years of age who are choking or experiencing breathing difficulties or heart problems.

Following the American Heart Association curriculum, participants in the course watch a video and then get hands-on CPR practice on a mannequin. Although no test or credential is given, students learn proper techniques through instructor feedback. For more information, visit www.sharp.com.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Sharp Grossman Hospital Features State-of-the-Art Level III NICU

An accomplished San Diego, CA-based real estate developer, Elliot Feuerstein has managed multiple shopping center developments. Also an active community leader, Elliot Feuerstein assisted with fundraising efforts for the Mary Birch Women’s Health Center at Sharp Hospital in San Diego, CA.

Sharp Hospital’s Women’s Health Center features a Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) that provides high-level care to up to 24 newborns that require extra attention. In addition to specialized medical care and neonatal ventilators, the Sharp NICU offers a family-centered environment that invites parents to participate in health care decisions for their child.

Other ways the hospital ensures the highest level of care for infants is by supporting exclusive breastfeeding as well as prioritizing skin-to-skin contact between parents and baby. Nurses specially trained in developmental care help to support optimal brain and physical development for premature infants. The NICU also offers a secure online video system called NICVIEW to let parents view their baby even when they are away from the hospital.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Innovative Public Spaces an Emerging Trend in Shopping Centers

A graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, Elliot Feuerstein has spent more than 40 years leading retail and real estate development projects throughout the San Diego, CA, area. Currently, Elliot Feuerstein serves as an officer with the Mira Mesa Shopping Center. In this role, he helps to guide a major shopping destination while staying current with emerging trends in the larger shopping center industry.

It is a maxim in the retail industry that the longer a customer stays in a store, the more likely it is that he or she will buy something. Indeed, one landmark study found that for every additional 1 percent of time that customers spent at a shopping center, sales of goods and services rose by 1.3 percent. Over the years, retail developers have utilized strategies such as adding movie theaters, restaurants, and even hotels to increase foot traffic and average time spent at a center, but one emerging trend is the use of public spaces as gathering, entertainment, and socializing spots.

Analysts point out that as millennials and aging baby boomers continue to downsize and place a premium on experiences over material goods, shopping centers will benefit by finding ways to appeal to this inclination. This could mean replacing the traditional food court with open-air dining options, adding show fountains and benches to pedestrian areas, or simply integrating gardens or park-like settings into the shopping center.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

The Barnes Tennis Center

Elliot Feuerstein earned a bachelor’s degree from UCLA before ultimately embarking on a career in shopping center development. Based in the area of San Diego, CA, Elliot Feuerstein has participated in fundraising for the Barnes Tennis Center, an educational facility that Youth Tennis San Diego (YTSD) operates.

A nonprofit organization, YTSD was named the 2016 USTA Organization Member of the Year. Through community outreach and tennis-based programs, the organization works to build responsible citizens and improve the community. Some of YTSD's programs are hosted at the Barnes Tennis Center.

In addition to offering tennis classes and lessons for children of all ages, the Barnes Tennis Center offers a vital afterschool education program and homework assistance through the Booth Education Center, which is located on-site. The center features tables for studying, as well as a library with books that focus on the history of tennis. 

The Booth Education Center offers these services as part of the Junior Aces program. Designed for children aged 3 to 5, Junior Aces combines academics and active play. The children engage in physical activities such as tennis lessons.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

ICSC Says Malls Still Have a Future

For more than four decades Elliot Feuerstein has served as an officer of Mira Mesa Shopping Center, where he has primarily been responsible for overseeing a number of San Diego, CA, area shopping centers. Active in his industry outside of his everyday professional work, Elliot Feuerstein is a longtime member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

The ICSC recently released a report dispelling the myth that retail shopping centers have lost the ability to attract and maintain loyal customers, especially among younger demographics. Over a three-month period earlier this year, more than 160 million Americans visited shopping malls, with more than a third of that figure (60 million) consisting of millennial shoppers. Additionally, 61 percent of surveyed adults say they plan to continue visiting brick-and-mortar storefronts to conduct the bulk of their shopping. 

According to ICSC President and CEO Tom McGee, these figures and other key data points show that, while some malls may be closing, the notion that the entire concept of the mall is going by the wayside is unfounded. As shopping trends among consumers evolve, the malls that evolve with them are proving that they can still capture strong retail traffic.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Youth Tennis San Diego After-School Programs

Elliot Feuerstein graduated from UCLA before embarking on his career in real estate development. In addition to serving as an officer of Mira Mesa Shopping Center in San Diego, Elliot Feuerstein works with his community by supporting organizations such as Barnes Tennis Center, which is operated by Youth Tennis San Diego (YTSD).

Since 1997, Barnes Tennis Center has provided the young people of San Diego with a place to learn, play, and watch the game of tennis. Both the center and YTSD have emerged as models for youth tennis programs around the country by offering innovative community initiatives such as After School Tennis.

Scheduled in five, six-week sessions throughout the year, After School Tennis offers beginner-level tennis lessons to elementary and middle-school students. The training sessions take place in neighborhood locations, making attendance easy for children, and scholarships are available for those who are disadvantaged. YTSD provides all the necessary equipment. To learn more about the program, visit www.barnestenniscenter.com.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Barnes Tennis Center Supports Youth Tennis Programs

A commercial real estate developer, Elliot Feuerstein has worked on a number of major retail projects, including Mira Mesa Shopping Center. A dedicated philanthropist, Elliot Feuerstein has contributed to the creation of multiple community organizations, including Barnes Tennis Center, a facility that provides a range of programming for young people of all skill levels to train, compete, and have fun.

Barnes Tennis Center offers tennis instruction for adults through morning clinics and evening classes. Adults who want to learn to play tennis can become Friends of the Barnes Center by giving a $100 monthly tax-deductible donation. 

Friends of the Barnes Center can attend a free adult tennis clinic each week and use the facility with no court fees. Friends also receive 20-percent discounts on merchandise and racquet services as well as additional discounts on social activities. More importantly, the monthly donation supports children’s programming at the tennis center.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Barnes Tennis Center Offers Programs for Students of Varying Ages

Elliot Feuerstein is an experienced San Diego shopping center developer who also has served on the board of several organizations, including the Sharp Hospital Foundation Board. Elliot Feuerstein also was part of the effort to raise money for the Barnes Tennis Center, a children’s tennis education center in San Diego. 

The Barnes Tennis Center offers a Junior Aces introductory tennis program for preschool-age children from 3 years old to 5 years old. The program emphasizes the philosophy that children learn best through multisensory, kinesthetic activities that encourage them to explore their bodies through movement and play. Tennis lessons are combined with more structured academic classes, so children get to take part in a range of developmentally appropriate educational and recreational activities.

In addition the preschool program, the Barnes Tennis Center offers homework assistance through the Youth Tennis San Diego program. The on-site library provides an ideal place to study as well as plentiful resources on tennis history and other subjects.