ULI Philadelphia South Jersey Regional Council: The Changing Face of Mall Development
Across the country, private developers and public agencies are rethinking the shopping mall. The traditional indoor mall is being reinvented to include open-air designs and non-traditional uses such as supermarkets, “restaurant rows,” and even health care, educational and religious facilities. No longer faceless fortresses surrounded by a sea of parking, malls are now being integrated into their communities with surprising results. With consumer confidence low and vacancy rates high, shopping centers across the globe face challenging times. Yet the current downturn also paves the way for new ideas as departing anchors create opportunities for radical interventions and behavior patterns change such as the dramatic increase in online shopping and use of smartphone apps.
Learn about “The Changing Face of Mall Development” on January 29 when ULI Philadelphia’s South Jersey Regional Satellite Council presents a breakfast forum from 8:00-10:00am at the Adelphia Ballroom in Deptford, NJ. Hear from Joseph Aristone, Senior Vice President for Leasing, PREIT (Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust); Thomas Richey, President, Development and Construction, Cedar Realty Trust.; William Schu, General Manager of the Hamilton Mall; and Seth Shapiro, Director of Planning and Urban Design, BartonPartners Architects Planners. Be sure to register before the January 24th deadline. Special thanks to our Participating Sponsors BartonPartners Architects Planners and Omland Engineering.