Riordan SchoolAs part of its mission to encourage the continuing education of retail real estate professionals, the ICSC Foundation announces open application for the John T. Riordan Professional Education Scholarship. Established in 2004, 15 scholarships are available to retail real estate professionals who have demonstrated excellence in their careers, and wish to deepen their experience and knowledge by attending the John T. Riordan School of Professional Development in Scottsdale, Ariz., March 30 – April 4, 2014.

The John T. Riordan School for Professional Development is a retail real estate training program for industry professionals offering a week of rigorous study that can lead to ICSC certification. The school and the scholarship honor former ICSC President John Riordan’s legacy of promoting education and professional development in the shopping center industry. Attendees will deepen their knowledge of retail property and shopping centers, learn from subject matter experts, share ideas and identify successful strategies alongside colleagues from around the world. Attendees have the option of choosing to attend an institute of Management, Marketing, Leasing or Development Design and Construction.

The scholarship covers enrollment fees, textbooks, workbooks, airfare and hotel accommodations.  Scholarships recipients also receive an all-expense paid trip to RECon: The Global Retail Real Estate Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada to attend an award ceremony in their honor. Additionally, one applicant working in the Midwest of the United States will receive a similar scholarship, funded by he Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation

The application deadline is January 20, 2014. For more information visit

About the ICSC Foundation
The ICSC Foundation promotes and rewards community support efforts and provides undergraduate, graduate-level and retail real estate practitioner’s educational scholarships.  The Community Support Award program is designed to recognize exceptional contributions by shopping centers or shopping center companies within their communities.  Established in 1988, the ICSC Foundation is the non-profit public charity of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Inc. (ICSC).

About ICSC
Founded in 1957, ICSC is the premier global trade association of the shopping center industry. Its more than 60,000 members in over 100 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

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