Our firm is a proud sponsor of the upcoming International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) South Florida Hispanic Markets Event, which will focus on the importance, dynamics and impact of the Hispanic market on South Florida retail and real estate. I have had the honor of serving on the Program Planning Committee for this event, and my fellow committee members and I are very pleased to have César Melgoza, the CEO of Geoscape, as the keynote speaker, plus a panel of representatives from Burger King and Churromania.
The speakers and panelists will discuss the concept of "Hispanicity" and how retailers can connect with this growing segment of the U.S. population, which now stands at approximately 17 percent nationwide and accounts for approximately half of consumer spending growth. They will also focus on unique considerations in site selection and the real estate process in markets with a high concentration of Hispanics.
This event will take place from 5 - 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency in Coral Gables (50 Alhambra Plaza), and it will include a networking reception. Click here to learn more, download the brochure and register online.