After a long hiatus, the Innovating Commerce Serving Communities (ICSC) Mid-Atlantic Conference is finally back! This year’s event, which runs from the 14th-15th of September 2022 will be held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.
Rappaport is excited to join other attendees for a series of retailer showcases, live events, and in-depth insights into the vibrant Mid-Atlantic market. We are also tremendously proud to have two of our own, Dee Singletary and Kellen Hunte, working closely with ICSC and other industry professionals as part of the planning committee for this year’s event.
Some highlights to look forward to include a presentation on the State of the Industry by ICSC CEO, Tom McGee, a keynote presentation by futurist Brian Solis, and a networking breakfast and leadership panel for women in commercial real estate (see a full rundown of the schedule here).
Retailer Runway and more
Another top draw for many attendees is the Retailer Runway segment, which gives retailers a platform to share their brand stories and business expansion plans. The segment takes place on Wednesday 14th from 4:30pm – 5:15pm.
Grocery Outlets, Noodles & Company, and two Rappaport retailers, District Taco and Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, will be presenting at the event so be sure to stop by as these growth-focused retailers outline their strategies for building their brands in new locations.
I’m excited to be meeting area developers in the Rappaport network who may be looking to expand their portfolio with District Taco, an emerging leader in the Mexican fast-casual segment, said Tina Gantz, VP of Franchise Development for District Taco.
In addition, the Developer Runway takes place on Wednesday, the 14th (2:30pm – 3:30pm) where you can hear about some of the most ambitious new development projects coming up in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Rappaport is proud to be sponsoring the Member-hosted reception that same day(5:15pm – 6:30pm) As Rappaport Executive Director of Brokerage Mike Howard puts it:
“These events are a really great opportunity for retail real estate professionals to meet up with top developers and retailers and get insight into their strategy and requirements for expanding their business. And for the retailers themselves, Retail Runway is a chance to hear from others in their industry, and to streamline their own plans for how to grow their business.”
Visit Rappaport at ICSC!
Here at Rappaport, we’re also tremendously excited to hear their stories and to offer our services and advice to retailers and property owners who want to learn more about the opportunities in the D.C. Metro Area. This year, Rappaport will be directly in front of the entrance at Booth 501. Our executives, brokers, and leasing agents will be meeting and discussing the many services Rappaport offers, such as management and leasing for third-party and Rappaport-owned properties as well as tenant representation. With nearly 40 years of experience, we have the connections, market awareness, and deep expertise needed to help you ‘cultivate your own place’ right here in D.C.
Send us a message here to book your slot to meet with us. We look forward to seeing you soon at ICSC Mid-Atlantic!