Dealmaking kicks off early with ICSC weekend parties Show runners plan to move conference to Javits Center’s upper floor next year
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More than 10,000 retail brokers, landlords and tenants are expected to descend on the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center next week for the International Council of Shopping Centers’ annual expo. But seasoned pros know they don’t have to wait until Monday to start wheeling and dealing.
The festivities for this year’s ICSC conference – where organizers expect attendance to hit nearly 10,500, up from last year – start this weekend with two big parties.
Brookfield Property Partners kicks things off Sunday afternoon with a fête at its Manhattan West megaproject. The landlord is using this year’s trade show as an opportunity to formally launch the leasing effort for the project’s 250,000 square feet of retail, which is being handled by a team at JLL headed by Patrick Smith.
Later in the day, the Shopping Centers Group will host a bash at the Dream Downtown hotel in the Meatpacking District – a popular destination for ICSC parties ever since the expo moved to the Javits from the Hilton and Sheraton hote上海夜网