For Immediate Release: April 17, 2018
For More Information, Contact: Tracy Johnson – 414.271.2021 or [email protected]
National and Local Experts bring Best Practices, Insights to ICSC/CARW Retail Event
Robin Lewis of Robin Report and Tom Carrico of Mills slated to speak
MILWAUKEE – Commercial Association of REALTORS® Wisconsin (CARW), in partnership with the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) bring the annual retail conference to Potawatomi Hotel Wednesday April 18th from 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. The event will feature national retail expert Robin Lewis (The Robin Report), Tom Carrico (Mills Fleet Farm) and John Gurda (local historian) along with dozens of local and national roundtable presenters and retailers including Burger King, Kohls, and Kwik Trip among others. This is Wisconsin’s largest retail event with more than 300 expected. It is presented by Landmark Credit Union and Innovative Construction Solutions.
“With so much attention on the evolving retail sector, this year’s focus will be on the best-practices for growth and insights on what the future holds,” said Scott Satula, this year’s retail event immediate past-chair. “We saw a lot of local interest from retailers, developers, and municipalities,” Satula added. “Retail is essential to our communities and to our lives, it will always be here.”
In addition to a retailer site-selection panel in the afternoon, municipalities will showcase their community development opportunities throughout the day. Five roundtable sessions will feature topics including: virtual reality, the Bucks Entertainment District, the Amazon effect, construction costs, grocery trends and more.
CARW is the voice of commercial real estate brokerage and related professionals in Wisconsin. Founded in 1993, CARW is dedicated to the success of our members by providing invaluable educational opportunities, countless networking experiences, data exchange, and public policy advocacy. CARW is a trade association representing more than 700 members from 200 Wisconsin businesses including REALTORS®, accountants, appraisers, architects, attorneys, bankers, builders, contractors, developers, environmental specialists, title insurance companies and other industry related businesses. CARW REALTOR® members are part of the REALTOR® network, the world’s largest professional association with over 1.1 million members worldwide and over 15,000 just in the State of Wisconsin.
ICSC’s mission is to ensure the retail real estate industry is broadly recognized for the integral role it plays in the social, civic and economic vibrancy of communities across the globe. Founded in 1957, today we have over 70,000 members joined together in one vibrant global community.
Tickets for this year’s event can be purchased for $135 (members) and $225 (non-members) at www.carw.com or by calling CARW at 414.271.2021.