They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas but when it comes to retail real estate there’s a lot more to the story.
The fact is most people come to Vegas to have a great time, and with all the entertainment offerings that coincide with ICSC, it’s hard not to. But veterans of the conference explain there are ways to get the most out of the show.
Gregg Wolfer, COO of Kennedy Funding and frequent ICSC attendee, explains that the key is to get exposure to more than conferences directly in your line of business. “The best ideas come from just outside your comfort zone.” Wolfer says he learned important new ways to structure bridge loans for retailers from a talk held by the financial chief of a leading hotel chain. According to Wolfer “finding new ideas and strategies are what can make a few days in Vegas a lot more profitable than hitting the slot machines.” He recommends anyone interested in learning about real estate finance to stop by booth #SF 18 at RECon 2016. After all, finding profitable ideas about hard-to-finance projects can be one of the good things that thankfully don’t “stay in Vegas.”