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— Retail Properties Quarterly — November 2017

Associations: RMSCA

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Empowering Our Clients for over




s diverse and unique as the

retail industry is in the Denver

metro area, there is one orga-

nization that unites us all – the

Rocky Mountain Shopping

Center Association. Rooted within the

industry for over 20 years, the RMSCA

continues to carry out its mission: to

provide a forum for the mutually ben-

eficial exchange of information among

shopping center developers, owners,

managers, brokers, investors, retailers

and all professionals serving the Colo-

rado retail real estate industry.

The association’s membership com-

prises retailers and vendors. Some

of the retailers include Cherry Creek

Shopping Center in Denver, Southlands

in Aurora, Aspen Grove in Littleton and

The Promenade Shops at Briargate

in Colorado Springs, to name a few!

Vendor members, those serving the

industry and offering a wide range of

services, include Swingle Lawn,Tree &

Landscape Care, All-Phase Restoration,

Colorado Lottery, Denver Commercial

Property Services, CAM Services and

Metro State Fire.

Having been an RMSCAmember for

more than 10 years, and now serv-

ing my first year as the association’s

president, I personally can attest to the

high level of camaraderie and invalu-

able education I’ve gained throughout

the years. An investment with endless

returns, some of RMSCA’s member-

ship benefits include discounted event

membership fees, International Council

of Shopping Centers continuing edu-

cation credits for RMSCA educational

events, members-only networking

events, discounted fees at local ICSC

events, access to a private online

resource directory, and the ability to

post job openings

on the RMSCA web-

site and share with

those in its email


Our events are

social and educa-

tional – in other

words, we have fun

and learn a lot along

the way. Events

in 2017 included

multiple luncheons

that featured timely

topics and notable



kicked off the year

withTom Clark, CEO of the Metro Den-

ver Economic Development Corp., and

executive vice president of the Denver

Metro Chamber of Commerce, present-

ing the 2017 Economic Forecast. In the

spring, we hosted a mix and mingle

with members and guests at Northside

Tavern in Broomfield, and in June we

came together for an evening happy

hour at Southlands – the state’s largest

outdoor shopping district. Our most

recent luncheon featured Colorado

state demographer, Patricia Silverstein,

sharing demographic trends and fore-

casts impacting the Denver metro area.

Mark your calendar.

Nov. 9 from 11

a.m. to 1:30 p.m. marks the fifth annual

RMSCA Star Awards.This event recog-

nizes outstanding retail real estate proj-

ects and industry leaders in Colorado

and will be held at the Curtis Ballroom

at The Landmark.

New categories added toThe Star

Awards this year include Extraordinary

Service Provider and Retail Property

Management TeamMember of the

Year. Additional categories include

marketing campaign, social media

campaign, public relations/community

outreach involvement, sustainable

enhancements, value enhancements

through renovation/remodel or new

construction, and innovative leasing


We are seeking sponsors and nomi-

nations in all categories. Sponsoring

the RMSCA Star Awards supports the

retail real estate community and puts

businesses in front of industry leaders.

Tiered sponsorships include a host of

benefits with the bronze sponsorship

starting at $300. I invite those working

in the commercial retail industry to

partake in the event as we recognize

local industry leaders, network and

learn about the fantastic initiatives tak-

ing place in our very own backyard.

Forward thinking.

It’s been a produc-

tive year thus far, and 2018 promises to

be just as dynamic. A sneak peek of our

future programming includes an explo-

ration of the current trends and the

evolution of retail, discovering the best

social media marketing techniques,

and discussions about best practices in

new retail developments.These educa-

tional luncheons are open to the public;

however, RMSCAmembers pay a dis-

counted price – a membership perk!

Along with our educational lun-

cheons, we will continue to host happy

hours specifically designed to build

connections and community.These

events are empowering and invite us

out from our workspaces for face-to-

face conversations and sharing of our

own best practices.

Meet our directors.

RMSCA’s board

of directors is representative of our

membership that draws frommultiple


• Diana Fiore – president; general

manager,The Shops at Northfield Sta-

pleton with Forest City RealtyTrust

• Jackie Herbst – past president and

communications committee; account

manager,Team K Services

• DeanTitterington – vice president

and co-chair of the programs commit-

tee; managing partner, Peak Property


•Tom Gendreau – secretary and com-

munications committee; operations

director,Town Center of Aurora with

Washington Prime Group

• Kelly Goodnough – treasurer; senior

associate, Alberta Development Part-


• Melissa Koenig – membership chair;

client liaison, All Phase Restoration

• Steve Barone – membership com-

mittee; business development, Metro

State Fire

• Joyce Rocha – communications

committee; director of marketing,

Southlands with Northwood Retail

• Ran Meng – ICSC committee;

regional property manager, Regency


With nearly 20 years’ experience

in commercial management, includ-

ing the last three years as the general

manager of The Shops at Northfield

Stapleton, my time has been greatly

enhanced because of the connections

and relationships I have made through

RMSCA. I’d like to take this opportunity

to invite those in the industry to join us

and take advantage of all of the ben-

efits that our organization offers.

For more information about RMSCA

and to join, visi


Where insights and knowledge are always in store

Diana Fiore

President, Rocky

Mountain Shopping

Center Association,