The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) announced the return of DDR Corp. (NYSE: DDR) to the exhibit hall floor of RECon 2017, the world’s largest retail real estate conference. RECon will be held May 21 through 24 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This marks the end of a three-year run for DDR at an off-site location.
“We are thrilled to have DDR back at RECon,” said Tom McGee, ICSC president and CEO. “DDR owns and manages a high-quality portfolio of shopping centers in top markets throughout the United States. Adding one of the nation’s preeminent owners of retail real estate to the exhibit hall floor will bring tremendous value to the event.”
RECon is the global convention for the retail real estate industry and provides networking, deal making and educational opportunities for retail real estate professionals from around the world. With over 37,000 attendees and 1,200 exhibitors, it is the largest industry convention and offers an unparalleled opportunity to do a year’s worth of business in just a few days.
“DDR is proud and excited to rejoin ICSC at the Las Vegas Convention Center for RECon 2017. We have a long and excellent relationship with ICSC and are delighted to fully recommit to an organization that plays such a critical role in supporting, promoting, and advocating for the shopping center industry,” said Vince Corno, executive vice president of leasing & development for DDR. “As owner of many of the nation’s top shopping centers, we consistently focus on networking and executing deals with both established and up-and-coming retailers. There is no better place to accomplish that than RECon, retail real estate’s premier deal making event.”
McGee added, “RECon is an incredible opportunity for real estate professionals to conduct business while growing and strengthening the industry. Having DDR back in the mix will only improve the quality of deals that are made during this incomparable event.”
ICSC serves the global retail real estate industry. We provide our 70,000+ member network in over 100 countries with invaluable resources, connections and industry insights, and actively work together to shape public policy. For more information about ICSC visit www.icsc.org.
DDR is an owner and manager of 319 value-oriented shopping centers representing 106 million square feet in 35 states and Puerto Rico. The Company’s assets are concentrated in high barrier-to-entry markets with stable population and high growth potential and its portfolio is actively managed to create long-term shareholder value. DDR is a self-administered and self-managed REIT operating as a fully integrated real estate company, and is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol DDR. Additional information about the Company is available at www.ddr.com.