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Retail Food Tenants are Hot!
Friday, October 14, 2011
The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) in partnership with the CCIM Sarasota chapter and MFCRE (My Florida Commercial Real Estate) announce a restaurant panel and program open to all ICSC members and general public
Sarasota, FL

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), in conjunction with the local CCIM chapter and MFCRE (My Florida Commercial Real Estate), announced today a program taking place Thursday, October 20th, 2011 at the Polo Grill and Bar, located at 10670 Boardwalk Loop in Lakewood Ranch.


 “Retail FOOD Tenants are HOT” is the topic where panelists including Steve Brown, VP of Development at Applebees, Mark Caragiulo, President of Caragiulos Restaurant, Sean Murphy, Founder of Eat Here Restaurant, Jim Sullivan, Real Estate Manager of Burger 21 and Melting Pot, Bill Uradnik, Real Estate Manager of Beef O Brady’s and Bill Whitiker, Founder of Press 101, will be sharing thoughts on expansion plans, new concepts and future prototypes for existing restaurants.


“Not only will this program create business models of interest, but our program plans to provide services and a great networking experience as well,” commented Paul Rutledge, Vice President at CASTO and Sarasota ICSC Program Co-Chair. 


Registration begins at 5PM.  The program and panel discussion begin at 6PM and there is a reception to follow.  For more information regarding this event and to register, please call 1.646.728.3800 or visit http://www.icsc.org/apps/meeting_display.php?meeting=2011S63.


About ICSC

Founded in 1957, ICSC is the premier global trade association of the shopping center industry. Its more than 55,000 members in over 90 countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, retailers and brokers, as well as academics and public officials. As the global industry trade association, ICSC links with more than 25 national and regional shopping center councils throughout the world. For more information, visit www.icsc.org.


About CCIM

CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) is a recognized expert in the commercial and investment real estate industry. The CCIM lapel pin is earned after successfully completing a designation process that ensures CCIMs are proficient not only in theory, but also in practice.



The mission of My Florida Commercial Real Estate (MFCRE) is to provide a comprehensive commercial information exchange service to promote effective networking, communication, research, sales, leasing and marketing activities among commercial real estate professionals throughout Central and Southwest Florida, including local, regional and national exposure, and to position our members as experts in the commercial real estate industry.

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