ICSC Announces New Trustees, Best of the Best Awards

The International Council of Shopping Centers wrapped up its annual ICSC RECON Las Vegas convention, which ran May 18–20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, with announcements about new appointments to the international trade group’s board of trustees and which malls are the best designed.

On May 19, it was announced that 10 real estate executives were elected to ICSC’s board of trustees, said Michael P. Kercheval, president and chief executive officer of the prominent shopping-center trade group.

The new board members are Kim Ellis of the Regis Corp., John C. Dolson of Nordstrom Inc., Douglas H. Tilson of Express Inc., Peter Ballon of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Joseph F. Coradino of Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, Thomas M. Flexner of Citigroup, Jim Sud of Whole Foods Market Inc., John A. Strachan of Cushman & Wakefield, Andrew W. Brien of Suria KLCC in Malaysia and Mohammed Iqbal B.H. Alawi of Red Sea Markets Co. in Saudi Arabia.

The board’s primary job is to help provide educational programs and disseminate knowledge on shopping-center development, conduct meetings with other members of the business, and develop and maintain high standards for those working in the shopping-center business. There are 52 voting board-of-trustee members, all with three-year terms, according to an ICSC statement.

On May 18, ICSC also announced its VIVA Best of the Best awards for shopping centers across the globe. City Creek Center in Salt Lake City won the “Design & Development” award. Hysan Place of Hong Kong took the “Sustainable Design & Development” award. The Liverpool department store in Interlomas, Mexico, just outside of Mexico City, took the “Retail Store Design” award. The “Marketing” award went to CentrO of Oberhausen, Germany, and the “Evolving Marketing” award went to Harbour City, a mall in Hong Kong.

ICSC presented Caruso Affiliated with its U.S. MAXI Award, which honors achievements in marketing in the retail real estate industry. The Grove, a Caruso development, was honored for The Grove App for iPhones and iPads.

Caruso’s The Americana at Brand was honored for its “Hello, Glendale” campaign, which encouraged people to visit Glendale, Calif., where The Americana is located.