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  • Posted by Brad Umansky on October 10, 2018

Recap of ICSC Western Conference and the Top Takeaways!

The Progressive Real Estate Partners team just returned from the 2018 ICSC Western Conference in downtown Los Angeles. A total of 3,906 people registered but when you add in those in the “shadow economy” (aka people that hung out in the coffee bar lobby but didn’t register) there were easily over 4,000 people in attendance. ...
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  • Posted by Brad Umansky on June 07, 2018

What Advice Would You Give to a New Retail Broker?

Can you imagine attending the ICSC RECon conference in Las Vegas just one week into the business?  Well that’s exactly what Progressive Real Estate Partners’ newest hire and Retail Apprentice, Renae Giacopuzzi, did this year. Renae recently graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a degree in Business Management and is following in the footsteps of...
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  • Posted by Brad Umansky on May 24, 2018

It’s a Wrap! Another ICSC RECon in the Books!

My Takeaways from the Show!  And that’s a WRAP on ICSC RECon 2018!  The Progressive Real Estate Partners team was there in force with 12 of our brokers actively dealmaking, networking and diligently working the floor. Collectively we had a record 100+ formal meetings and at least a couple hundred informal meet-ups where we were...
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  • Posted by Brad Umansky on March 19, 2018

10 Facts Any Retailer or Investor Should Know about SoCal’s Inland Empire Economy

I had the pleasure of speaking to the Southern California Chapter of ACRE (Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives) in Ontario last week.  Below is a summary of the information I presented about all the recent positive economic data on SoCal’s Inland Empire. 13th Largest MSA in the US – Out of over 380 MSA’s...
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  • Posted by Brad Umansky on October 09, 2017

ICSC Western Division Conference “Post-Game” Thoughts

The Progressive Real Estate Partners team just returned from the annual ICSC Western Division Conference which was held for the first time at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  We hung out with over 4,000 of our closest friends in the industry making deals and building relationships!  Here are some of our “post-game” takeaways: Existing Non-Mall...
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  • Posted by Brad Umansky on July 26, 2017

AREAA Super Summit is a Super Success!

Our Guest Blogger is Mike Lin, Retail Specialist on the Progressive Real Estate Partners team. In this blog, Mike shares his takeaways from the recent AREAA Super Summit. Enjoy! – Brad Umansky I recently attended the 6th annual AREAA (Asian Real Estate Association of America) Greater Los Angeles Super Summit.   The full day event drew...
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  • Posted by Brad Umansky on May 24, 2017

Reflections on ICSC RECon 2017

I have just returned from the annual ICSC RECon in Las Vegas after spending the past 4 days with 37,000 of my closest friends in the shopping center industry.   The opportunity to network and meet face to face with so many CRE colleagues in one place is definitely invaluable.  I always come back from the...
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  • Posted by Brad Umansky on September 30, 2015

Retail ROCKS at ICSC Western Conference

Last week, the Progressive Real Estate Partners brokerage team was out in full force working the San Diego ICSC Western Conference looking to build relationships, attract retailers to their projects, acquire knowledge, and get a pulse on today’s retail landscape. The conference theme, “Retail is Back in Black” with a rock n roll spin was...
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  • Posted by PREP on September 21, 2015

What I Learned at Connect Inland Empire

By Brad Umansky Earlier this month I attended Connect Media’s very FIRST “Connect Inland Empire” conference and what a great event! In addition to lots of networking, the agenda was packed full of interesting speakers, and informational panels whose participants provided an overview of Southern California’s Inland Empire economy with a focus on commercial real...
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  • Posted by PREP on May 27, 2015

My Six Takeaways from ICSC #RECon15

The Progressive Real Estate Partners (PREP) team just returned from the ICSC RECon15 convention and what an amazing show! Attendance topped 36,000 and the excitement and energy amongst the attendees was contagious. The jam-packed four day event included networking, educational sessions, inspirational speakers (including Peyton Manning and John Maxwell) and numerous receptions and parties. The...
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