June 27th, 2018
Reports of retail's demise are great clickbait, but the market is still very strong for many retailers. On June 27, 2018 at the East Bank Club, Michelle Panovich, Partner with Mid-America Real Estate Group, moderated a question and answer session that addressed questions like "How do I reinvent my marketplace?" "How can I use technology to get shoppers into my marketplace?" "How do I get a visitor to the center into my store?" "How do I deliver an integrated online and brick and mortar experience?" Panelists included: Jaime Bertsche, Vice President of Leasing, Mid-America Asset Management, Rick Filler, President and COO, The Harlem Irving Companies, Inc., and Samantha Schnell, Director of Leasing, IRC Retail Centers. DMA's Heather Martin, a member of Crew Chicago, helped plan the event and presented the various speakers.