Florida is extremely hot right now, and it’s not just because of the sweltering August sun. At this year’s 2012 ICSC Florida conference that begins today, I’m expecting to see a huge influx of retailers, both domestically and internationally, that are not currently represented in the state of Florida wanting to take advantage of an early phase economic recovery to secure their real estate and expand their presence across all major metros in the state. And the flags that are already here will be looking to either remodel or improve their existing retail footprints to gain market share.
The theme of this year’s deal-making show is Innovation: new ideas, new goals, new plans, new deals. For me, I can add new perspective to that list, as I will be attending the conference this year for the first time on behalf of Jones Lang LaSalle. I’m thrilled to be a part of the organization at JLL and look forward to working with one of the most premiere brands in the financial services world. Stop by our booth #629 to meet our fully dedicated retail market team and learn how we can help you survive the heat in Florida, no matter what your transactional needs may be.