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Revolutionize Retail

Voice of the Retail Revolution

At Brookfield Properties, we’re always keeping an eye on what’s next. So, we’ve partnered with the most forward-thinking leaders — from CEOs to analysts — to bring you a webinar series that examines the forces that will revolutionize retail. Join us as we highlight the latest trends, explore how our industry is evolving, discuss the challenges and opportunities that new technologies present, and reimagine how strategic partnerships can serve our communities.

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A Beautiful Vision: Connecting Communities with Dynamic Installations

Investing in the artist community and integrating original artwork into our shopping centers are key elements of our efforts to create beautiful, inspiring, placemaking environments. At a time when the retail industry is embracing art in innovative ways, Andrew Barton, VP of Creative and Brand Strategy at Brookfield Properties, and acclaimed Chicago-based public artist Matthew Hoffman, founder of You Are Beautiful, talk about the power of public art and its surprising impact on people, places, and quality of life.


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Building a Winning Culture: Inspiring Innovation & Driving Growth

How can companies build a reputation as a place people want to work and a brand consumers want to buy? Michelle Isabel, VP of Business Development at Brookfield Properties and Ron Harvey, Co-Founder and VP of Global Core Strategies and Consulting, take a deep dive into the importance of company culture and how it impacts business success.


Shaping the Future of Retail: Meet the Consumer of Tomorrow

How will shifts in consumer lifestyles impact the retail ecosystem? Explore the possibilities with Denise Marsicano, EVP of Leasing at Brookfield Properties, and Doug Stephens, CEO and Founder of Retail Prophet. Fresh off the launch of the second season of Retail Reborn (the hit podcast series from The Business of Fashion), Stephens shares insights on how and where consumers will shop in the future.

The Value of Brick and Mortar: A Walking Tour or the SoNo Collection

Take a virtual walk through a contemporary shopping experience. Meredith Darnall, Chief Optimization Officer at Brookfield Properties, chats with Stacey Widlitz, Founder of SW Retail Advisors, about physical retail’s key role in shaping the mall of the future.

From Owners to Partners, the Way Forward: Transforming Retail Real Estate

What does it mean for an owner to be a strategic retail partner? Rod Sides, Vice Chair and U.S. Leader of Retail and Distribution at Deloitte, joins Anna Baskin, VP of Business Solutions at Brookfield Properties, to speak on the changing relationship between owners and retailers. 

Sustainability and Luxury Retail: Opponents or Allies?

Are luxury and sustainability mutually exclusive? Kirsten Lee, EVP of Luxury Leasing at Brookfield Properties, and Stephanie Benedetto, CEO and Founder of Queen of Raw, reveal insights on how the two can work together. 

Fact or Fiction: What You Need to Know About Physical Retail

“Ecommerce is the future of retail” and “Physical retail is too expensive” are common narratives. What’s the real story? Our talk with Deborah Weinswig, CEO and Founder of Coresight Research, addresses the most pressing questions facing the industry. 

The Power of Physical Retail

What’s the value of brick-and-mortar retail? Michelle Isabel, VP, Business Development at Brookfield Properties, sat down with Melissa Gonzalez, CEO of the Lionesque Group and Principal at MG2, to discuss why shoppers are rushing back to stores.

Our Partners

Stacey Widlitz Stacey Widlitz

Ron Harvey

Co-founder and VP of Global Core Strategies and Consulting

Stacey Widlitz Stacey Widlitz

Doug Stephens

CEO and Founder, Retail Prophet

Rod Sides Rod Sides

Stacey Widlitz

Founder of SW Retail Advisors

Rod Sides Rod Sides

Rod Sides

Vice Chair and U.S. Leader of Retail and Distribution at Deloitte

Stephanie Benedetto Stephanie Benedetto

Stephanie Benedetto

CEO and Founder of Queen of Raw

Deborah Weinswig, Founder and CEO of Coresight

Deborah Weinswig

CEO and Founder of Coresight Research

Melissa Gonzalez Melissa Gonzalez

Melissa Gonzalez

CEO of the Lionesque Group and Principal at MG2