ICR to Host Retail Real Estate Landlord Panel at the 17th Annual ICR XChange

Leading REIT Executives to Discuss the Value of Real Estate in an Evolving Omnichannel Retail World

ICR, a leading strategic communications firm, today announced that it will host its first-ever Retail Real Estate Landlord Panel at the 17th Annual ICR XChange conference on Tuesday, January 13th at 12:00 PM ET. The panel will serve as a forum to discuss the role of retail real estate in an evolving retail environment, and will feature current and former executives from leading publicly-traded Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). The panel will also be broadcast live as a webcast.

“We are excited to host a retail real estate-focused panel at the ICR XChange, a topic that has been increasingly requested by attendees,” said Tom Ryan, Chief Executive Officer, ICR. “It’s clear that the retail real estate landscape has changed dramatically as commercial real estate prices have rebounded from the lows of the recession and retailers attempt to find balance between brick-and-mortar and online strategies. This panel is an exciting opportunity to hear directly from leading REIT executives get an insider’s view on what to expect in 2015 and likely the years ahead.”

The panel will be moderated by Stephen Swett, a Managing Director in ICR’s Real Estate Investor Relations practice. Panelists will include:

  • Alan Barocas, Senior Executive Vice President of Mall Leasing, General Growth Properties
  • Mary Lou Fiala, Former President, Chief Operating Officer and Vice Chairman of Regency Centers, and former Chairman and Current Member of the Board of Trustees of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Paul Freddo, Senior Executive Vice President of Leasing & Development, DDR Corp.
  • Shane Garrison, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Investment Officer, Retail Properties of America, Inc.

The webcast conference can be accessed from the ICR XChange website at or directly at A replay of the webcast will be available through the conference website shortly after the panel has concluded.

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About ICR XChange
The ICR XChange is a unique platform where public and private company management teams, institutional investors, sell-side research analysts, investment bankers, private equity professionals and select media connect with one another with the goal of understanding consumer trends and public company prospects as the year begins. The event is one of the largest investment conferences of the year, featuring presentations by more than 150 public and private companies, with attendance regularly exceeding 1,500.

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About ICR
Established in 1998, ICR partners with companies to develop and execute strategic communications programs that achieve business goals, build credibility, and enhance the long-term value of the enterprise. The firm’s highly differentiated service model, which pairs capital markets veterans with senior communications professionals, brings deep sector knowledge and relationships to clients in more than 20 industries. Today, ICR is one of the largest and most experienced independent advisory firms in North America maintaining offices in Boston, Connecticut, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Beijing.

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