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New Jersey Retail Opportunities to be Discussed by Developers and Municipal Officials.

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 16, 1998--Retail real estate developers and economic development officials from New Jersey municipalities will gather on Tues., October 20, 1998 at the Radisson Suite Hotel Meadowlands in Secaucus, NJ, to discuss public and private retail development opportunities.

Sponsored by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) in cooperation with The New Jersey League of Municipalities, this one-day meeting will feature educational seminars and table-top exhibits by New Jersey economic development organizations interested in attracting retail real estate development to their communities.

"Today, in order for a retail development project to be successful, it requires the cooperation and resources of government officials, retailers and developers. This meeting was developed by retail real estate industry practitioners and municipal officials, and is specially designed to explore how public/private partnerships can work together to synthesize the needs of a community with those of a retail development project," explained Marvin Morrison, senior vice president, ICSC

The meeting will open at 9 a.m. with a session titled "Attracting, Keeping and Capitalizing on Retail Development". Moderator Jeffrey H. Newman, ESQ., ICSC Government Relations Chairman for NJ will be accompanied by five panelists including Mayors of Westfield, Red Bank and Maplewood for an in-depth discussion about retail growth in New Jersey. Mayors of Englewood and Montclair among other panelists including top-notch real estate executives will discuss New Jersey neighborhood development opportunities in a session held from 10:10 - 11:10 a.m. The Keynote luncheon address will feature Commisioner Gualberto Medina, New Jersey Department of Commerce & Economic Development, Trenton.

Following lunch, economic development organizations will showcase development and retail opportunities available throughout New Jersey. "Now more than ever, is the time for developers, retailers, community members and representatives of government to come together as partners working toward economic prosperity," Mr. Morrison said.

The registration fee is $75 for public employees representing state, regional or municipal government agencies and $140 for all other participants who register by Oct. 15, 1998. On-site registration will be $170. Exhibit space, which includes a draped table with two chairs and a sign is free to all economic development organizations. However, each person working at the exhibit must be registered for the conference. Further information can be obtained by contacting the registration department at ICSC, 212/421-8181.

As the trade association of the shopping center industry, ICSC services its 38,000 members in 70 countries by assisting in the development of their businesses through professional education, conferences and conventions, publications, research and legislative action.
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