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.