Phillips Lytle LLP, one of the region's best known law firms, will co-sponsor an International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Buffalo Deal Making and Networking Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo on October 11.
Phillips Lytle attorney Joseph P. Heins and Kathryn M. Gibbons, the firm's client development manager, participated on the Upstate New York ICSC Planning Committee which helped bring this high-profile event to Buffalo for the first time, putting a spotlight on Upstate New York retail development.
The event will focus on expanding retail development in emerging urban markets and will feature a keynote speech by Robert Shibley, dean, University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, who will explain how the regional planning efforts in Western New York are showing an ongoing shift in focus to the urban core and discuss its impact on retail development.
A panel of experts, including Kenneth R. Crystal, a partner with Phillips Lytle's New York City office, will provide insight into how the various players in the retail marketplace can take advantage of new opportunities in upstate cities like Buffalo and Rochester.
Other panelists include Christopher Finn, research manager, Buffalo Niagara Enterprise, Russell Gentner, vice president, commercial real estate, First Niagara Bank, Eric Recoon, vice president of development and leasing, Benderson Development, and Richard Matwes, senior real estate representative and Wakefern Food Corporation.
The event takes place at the Hyatt Hotel from 10:30 am until 3:30pm. Registration is $60 for ICSC members and $75 for non-members.