Gausman & Moore’s retail and leadership expertise was on full display last week at the International Council of Shopping Center (ICSC) CenterBuild Conference in Phoenix, AZ. In attendance to represent G&M was Daniel Sandoval (Managing Principal, Los Angeles Office) and Ed Studniski (G&M President).
The CenterBuild conference is directed toward professionals who are dedicated to the planning, development, design and construction of shopping centers, retail stores and retail-focused developments. Exchanging ideas is a primary goal of the conference and Ed and Daniel were definitely looking forward to providing their own insight and learning from others.
For Ed, it was also an opportunity to host and facilitate a roundtable discussion with other industry leaders about hot topics within the retail industry. On Nov. 29, Ed facilitated the discussion titled “Are you seeing the benefits of BIM (Building Information Modeling) on your retail projects?”
“Roundtable discussions give conference attendees an opportunity to network with others in the industry and learn from their experiences,” said Ed, who has served as a roundtable host in previous years as well.
For Ed and Daniel, the CenterBuild Conference is a terrific opportunity to engage other retail experts and help spread the word about how G&M can benefit projects in the retail market sector. G&M is currently working on retail projects throughout the country. This includes Target stores, Petco, Design Within Reach, Gander Outdoors, Lolli & Pops, Morphe, Gymboree, ABRA Auto Body & Glass, Janie & Jack and Macy’s. G&M is also working on retail-oriented projects at the Stanford Shopping Center, Houston Galleria, Tacoma Mall, Cape Cod Mall, Del Amo Fashion Center, Burbank Town Center and other shopping centers nationwide.
Throughout the multi-day conference Ed and Daniel met with owners, developers, retailers, property managers and design professionals to discuss their challenges, ideas and successes.
“It’s also one of the friendliest events that I attend, which is a great perk,” said Ed.