Platinum Level Supporter
Founded in 1957, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is the global trade association of the shopping center industry. Its 60,000 members in the U.S., Canada and more than 80 other countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, lenders, retailers and other professionals 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 (www.icsc.org)
Gold Level Supporters
NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is the leading organization for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP provides unparalleled industry networking and education, and advocates for effective legislation on behalf of our members. NAIOP advances responsible, sustainable development that creates jobs and benefits the communities in which our members work and live (www.naiop.org)
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is an international federation of more than 100 local associations and affiliated organizations. Founded in 1907, its 16,500-plus members own or manage more than nine billion square feet of commercial properties. BOMA International's mission is to enhance the human, intellectual and physical assets of the commercial real estate industry through advocacy, education, research, standards and information (www.boma.org)
ULI, the Urban Land Institute, is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit research and education organization supported by its members. Founded in 1936, the Institute now has members in 95 countries worldwide, representing the entire spectrum of land use and real estate development disciplines working in private enterprise and public service.
American Express Company or AmEx, is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in Three World Financial Center, Manhattan, in New York City. Founded in 1850, it is one of the 30 components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The company is best known for its credit card, charge card, and traveler's cheque businesses. Amex cards account for approximately 24% of the total dollar volume of credit card transactions in the US, the highest of any card issuer.
Silver Level Supporters
Based in Washington, DC, NMHC is a national association representing the interests of the larger and most prominent apartment firms in the U.S. NMHC's members are the principal officers of firms engaged in all aspects of the apartment industry, including ownership, development, management, and financing. Nearly one-third of American households rent, and over 14 percent of households live in a rental apartment (buildings with five or more units) (www.nmhc.org)
The Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington (AOBA) is the leading membership organization representing commercial and multi-family residential real estate in the Washington, DC area. Serving membersfor more than 35 years since its establishment in 1974, AOBA continues to protect and enhance the value of its members' investments through effective leadership and advocacy, information exchange, and professional development (www.aoba-metro.org)
Platinum Level Sponsors
Walmart Realty, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., is a real estate company that offers many development opportunities nationwide. Walmart Realty concentrates on commercial real estate located in or around our current and former locations. Walmart Realty's mission is to find businesses to open in former stores and clubs and to locate in available property around our stores (www.walmartrealty.com)
Gold Level Sponsors
McDonald's is the leading global foodservice retailer with more than 32,000 local restaurants serving more than 64 million people in 117 countries each day. More than 80% of McDonald's restaurants worldwide are owned and operated by independent local men and women. The company's rich history began with founder, Ray Kroc and continues today through the company's vision and the commitment to be the nation's leading quick service restaurant ( www.mcdonalds.com)
Simon Property Group, Inc. is an S&P 500 company and the largest real estate company in the U.S. The Company currently owns or has an interest in 391 properties comprising 262 million square feet of gross leasable area in North America, Europe and Asia. Simon Property Group is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and employs more than 5,000 people worldwide. The Company's common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol SPG. For further information, visit the Simon Property Group website at www.simon.com.
CB Richard Ellis is the global leader in real estate services. Each year, CBRE completes thousands of successful assignments with clients from the gamut of industries.This volume creates market knowledge that allows CBRE to seize opportunities, speed the business process and create the most thorough, precisely accurate picture of global commercial real estate conditions and trends. (www.cbre.com)
Silver Level Sponsors
Jones Lang LaSalle is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate services and investment management. Our more than 40,300 people in 1,000 locations in 60 countries serve the local, regional and global real estate needs of those clients, growing our company in the process. In response to changing client expectations and market conditions, we assemble teams of experts who deliver integrated services built on market insight and foresight, sound research and relevant market knowledge. We attract, develop and reward the best, and most diverse, people in our industry, challenging them to develop enduring client relationships built on quality service, collaboration and trust (www.joneslanglasalle.com)
The Westfield Corporation Inc has interests in and operates one of the world's largest shopping centre portfolios. The global portfolio has 119 high quality regional shopping centres in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and United Kingdom valued in excess of $58.2 billion, with approximately 23,900 retailers in 10.5 million square metres of retail space.Westfield is a vertically integrated shopping centre group. It manages all aspects of shopping centre development, from design and construction through to leasing, management and marketing (www.westfield.com)
Macerich (NYSE: MAC) aligns exceptional retail properties in attractive U.S. markets with the business goals of the nation's retailers and the shopping preferences of local consumers. The company is one of the country's leading owners, operators and developers of major retail properties. Total gross leasable area is 71 million square feet in 70 regional malls ( www.macerich.com)
In 1987, the founders of Sperry Van Ness International Corporation pioneered a better way of handling investment real estate transactions that put the client's interests first. Their mission? Create unprecedented value for commercial advisors and their clients. Today, Sperry Van Ness Franchise Organization is one of the fastest growing commercial real estate firms in the nation, with a revolutionary business proposition.
Forest City Enterprises, Inc. is a NYSE-listed national real estate company with $10.5 billion* in total assets. The Company is principally engaged in the ownership, development, management and acquisition of commercial and residential real estate and land throughout the United States.
Founded in 1920 and based in Cleveland, Ohio, Forest City's diverse portfolio includes hundreds of premier properties located throughout the United States. Core markets include New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles and Denver.
Company holdings include regional malls, urban retail centers, power centers, lifestyle centers and land for commercial use; office buildings and campuses to serve knowledge-based and life sciences tenants; and apartment communities, adaptive reuse and historic preservation properties, federally assisted housing, military family housing, master-planned communities and land for residential use.
Starbucks Corporation: Our mission: to inspire and nurture the human spirit – one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time. Our story began in 1971. Back then we were a roaster and retailer of whole bean and ground coffee, tea and spices with a single store in Seattle's Pike Place Market. Today, we are privileged to connect with millions of customers every day with exceptional products and nearly 18,000 retail stores in 60 countries. (www.starbucks.com)