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.