Monday, October 15, 2012


For those of you in the New York market...don't miss this exciting event! Larisa Ortiz Associates is pleased to be partnering with the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the retail industry's most prominent trade group on a breakfast panel and "Neighborhood Runway." Click here to download the event flyer. 

The event will begin with a networking breakfast. Following breakfast will be a Neighborhood Runway featuring five of the City’s most exciting retail districts. Presentations for this segment will be given by Lauren Brown (Jamaica Center BID, Queens), Gordon Bell (Bed-Stuy Gateway BID, Brooklyn), Michelle Sledge (Northfield Community LDC, Staten Island), and Jamila Diaz (HUB 3rd Avenue, Bronx).

A panel discussion regarding CityPoint and retail in Downtown Brooklyn will also take place. Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) increasingly play an active role in retail attraction, offering services, support and physical improvements that are transforming retail corridors throughout the five boroughs. One such example is CityPoint, a 1.6 million square foot project poised to change the face of downtown Brooklyn. Together with our panelists we will explore how the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, a Business Improvement District, has facilitated efforts to ensure the success of this and other downtown retail projects. The panel will be moderated by Larisa Ortiz, Principal of Larisa Ortiz Associates and Co-Chair of the New York State ICSC Alliance Program. 

Organizations and businesses are also welcome to bring their marketing material to the event. A table for collateral will be available for attendees to place your marketing material.

Space is limited, so register now at:

The ICSC Alliance Program works to enhance communication between the public and private sector on emerging issues that impact the retail real estate industry and the quality of life in local communities.

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