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Redevelopment of Southbrook Mall in Memphis, Tenn., gets more funding

The economic development agency for Memphis, Tenn., has approved an additional $1.5 million for the Southbrook Mall redevelopment project. The $7.5 million project involves replacing the roof, redesigning the space into a town center and using the existing movie theater as a community center. Read The Commercial Appeal story here

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Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort plans tower addition

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is planning to build a tower with 349 guest rooms. The 14-floor structure will be finished by 2020. Read the Spectrum News story here

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Women’s Retreat 2018 HiLites & 2019 Location

The 2019 Women’s Retreat will be held August 1st-4th, 2019 in Louisville, KY at The Embassy Suites Hotel downtown Louisville.



The 2018 Women’s Retreat was held August 2nd-5th at The Hyatt Regency downtown Buffalo, NY.


WR 2018 1st Half Editorial Coverage      WR 2018 2nd Half Editorial Coverage


WR 2018 Videos: Thursday Night Dinner, Friday Morning Breakfast, Niagara Falls Tour, Jet Boat, Friday Lunch, Round Table, Friday Night Dinner, Saturday Breakfast, One-On-One Meetings

WR 2018 End User Attendees & Video Testimonials:

Aaron’s Inc, Buffalove Development, Five Below, Forever 21, Forever 21 & GameStop, Loro Piana, Orscheln Farm & Home, The Little Gym & Egan Sign, Tuesday Morning, Under Armour

WR 2018 Vendor Sponsors & Video Testimonials:

The Beam Team, Connect Source Consulting Group, EBI Consulting, Egan Sign, F&D Commercial, Insight, Lido Lighting, Retail Maintenance Specialists, StoreCrafters Inc, Tricarico Architecture & Design PC

The 2018 Women’s Retreat editorial coverage in CCR Sept/Oct & Nov/Dec 2018 issues.

To be an end-user attendee or sponsor, please contact David Corson at 678.765.6550 or e-mail at

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WR 2013 Hi-Lights
WR 2014 Hi-Lights
WR 2015 Hi-Lights
WR 2016 Hi-Lights
WR 2017 Hi-Lights

Past Retreat Participants:
Ameristar Casinos, Concord Hospitality Enterprises, Corporex Select Service Hotels, Darden Restaurants, Davidson Hotels, The Dow Hotel Company, Gencom Group, Global Hyatt, Globiwest Hospitality Group, Heart of America Group, Hilton Hotels, Host Hotels & Resorts, Innkeepers USA, InterContinental Hotels Group, Interstate Hotels & Resorts, JHM Hotels, The Kor Group, K Partners Hospitality Group, Loews Hotels, Marriott International, Marshall Hotels and Resorts, Noble Investment Group, The Pomeroy Group, The Procaccianti Group, Red Roof Inn, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Sol Casinos, The Hotel Group, White Lodging, Wyndham Vacation Ownership , A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts, AMF Bowling, Ann Taylor, AutoZone, Badcock Furniture Home Furniture, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Bebe Stores, Belk, BCBG, Cato, Chico’s, Payless ShoeSource/Collective Brands, Crate & Barrel, DSW, Finish Line, Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, Guess? Inc., Guitar Center, The Home Depot J.C. Penney, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Kohl’s, Limited Brands, Liz Claiborne, Luxottica Retail, Marc Ecko Enterprises, Marie Callender’s, OfficeMax, Rite Aid, Sheetz, Shoe Carnival, Spencer Gifts, Target, Thorntons, Tractor Supply, True Religion Brand Jeans, U.S. Cellular, Urban Brands, Wegmans, The Yankee Candle Company, Yum! Brands, 7-Eleven, Au Bon Pain, Chick-fil-A, Brinker International, Damon’s Grill/Max & Erma’s, Denny’s, Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Dunkin’ Brands, Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Famous Dave’s of America, Panera Bread, Red Robin, Sonic America’s Drive-In, Ted’s Montana Grill, Church’s Chicken, Zale Corp, Water Works, Retail Design Institute, Grand Hinckley Casino, Gentiva Health Systems, Gaylord Hotels, Papa Ginos, Vision Hospitality Group, Amscot Financial, Bob’s Stores, Converse, Desert Diamond Casinos, Fast Fix Jewelry & Watch Repair, Liberty Group, Rollingstone Restaurants & Lounge, Spartan Stores, Stuart Weiztman, Total Wine & More, Tourneau, Wyndam Hotels, AT&T, Brown Shoe Company, Dollar General, FedEx Office, The Multnomah Athletic Club, Starwood Hotel, Tuesday Morning, Academy Sports & Outdoors, Chipotle, Family Dollar, GNP Development, Heidi’s Brooklyn Deli, Naple’s Franchising, Office Depot, Pizza Studio, Smashburger, The Little Gym, LLC, Amtrak, Subway, Subway, Wawa Inc, Chico’s, Health First, J.Crew, Fun Brands LLC, US Cellular, Whataburger Restaurants, Campus Crest, Cici’s Pizza, Grifols Plasma Centers, Sports Authority, Ann Taylor, Bank of of America, Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Francesca’s, Steak `n Shake Enterprises, Inc., Under Armour, Whitestone REIT, Whole Foods, American Signature Furniture, Broad Street, Cedar Lake Cellars, The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Hilliker Corporation, LA Dodgers, Level Office, Shop Talk 360,Value City Furniture/American Signature Furniture, Continental Realty, Crestpoint Companies, IHG, Lee Health, ShopCore Properties, Spence Diamonds, Topco, Tuesday Morning, Ulta, Woodforest National Bank, TJM Consultants, RPM Pizza/Dominos, Atlanta Housing Authority, Aaron’s Inc, Allied Partners, Barteca Restaurant Group, Buffalove Development, Five Below, Forever 21, GameStop, Loro Piana, Orscheln Farm & Home

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Dual-branded Marriott with condos coming to San Jose, Calif.

A first-of-its-kind hotel and housing development near downtown San Jose’s Diridon train station and a future Google transit village has landed two Marriott brands. Read the East Bay Times story here

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University of Tennessee building $1.1B worth of projects

The University of Tennessee has $1.1 billion of projects in phases from conception to construction. A new student union, parking facilities and two residence halls are among them. Read the WATE-TV story here

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Major League Rugby stadium planned in Houston

The Major League Rugby team in Houston is planning to break ground on a 3,500-seat stadium. The city is providing some public incentives, and Christensen Building Group has been tapped to carry out the work. Read The Business Journals story here

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2 hospital projects approved in Fla. city

The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration approved the construction of two hospitals only a few miles apart in Venice, Fla. The Sarasota County facilities will cost an estimated $212 million and $225 million to build, and construction could begin this year. Read The Business Journals story here

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Connecticut airport moves ahead with $1.4B infrastructure plan

The Connecticut Airport Authority is planning to build a new terminal, improve ground transportation and increase car rental space under a 20-year master plan at Bradley International Airport. The $1.4 billion plan is designed to accommodate increased passenger traffic. Read the WWLP-TV story here

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Riverfront aquarium proposed in Detroit

The Detroit Zoo has proposed an aquarium along the downtown riverfront that could cost up to $150 million. No timeline has been established, and a funding plan has not been finalized. Read the WJBK-TV story here

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New Market Properties purchases retail centers in Ga., Tenn.

Brixmor has sold to New Market Properties, a division of Preferred Apartment Communities, two grocery store-anchored retail centers: the 70,203-square-foot Governors Towne Square near Atlanta and the 68,658-square-foot Greensboro Village near Nashville, Tenn. Read the Commercial Property Executive story here

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