May 23, 2017
The International Council of Shopping Centers’ (ICSC) Board of Trustees elected Kenneth F. Bernstein to serve as the organization’s Chairman for the 2017-2018 term. Bernstein, President and Chief Executive Officer of Acadia Realty Trust, is the group’s 58th Chairman, succeeding Abbell Associates’ Elizabeth I. Holland.
ICSC’s Tom McGee said, “Ken’s knowledge on the value of retail real estate development will prove crucial when advocating for the members of ICSC in front of the press and in Washington D.C. with legislative issues such as e-Fairness and tax reform on the agenda.”
Bernstein co-founded Acadia Realty Trust, a REIT that specializes in open air retail properties, and oversees more than 180 properties valued at roughly $4.5 billion.
“ICSC is at an interesting crossroads where it must remain strong on legislative initiatives that impact retail real estate and create durable relationships with the media to tell complete stories about our industry,” said Bernstein.
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