Our Mission

Learn who we are and how we serve our community

Leadership

Meet our leaders, trustees and team

Foundation

Developing the next generation of talent

Resources for Small Businesses

Tools and information to support your business goals

Research

Check out wide-ranging resources that educate and inspire

Global Public Policy

Learn about the governmental initiatives we support

Events

Connect with other professionals at a local, regional or national event

Virtual Series

Find webinars from industry experts on the latest topics and trends

Professional Development

Grow your skills online, in a class or at an event with expert guidance

Find Members

Access our Member Directory and connect with colleagues

Virtual Community

Network, join industry discussions and find professional resources

Student Resources

Find tools to support your education and professional development

Become a Member

Learn about how to join ICSC and the benefits of membership

Renew Membership

Stay connected with ICSC and continue to receive membership benefits

Our Mission

Purpose

A member organization for industry advancement, ICSC promotes and elevates the marketplaces and spaces where people shop, dine, work, play and gather as foundational and vital ingredients of communities and economies. 

Value Proposition

ICSC produces experiences that create connections and catalyze deals; aggressively advocates to shape public policy; develops high impact marketing and public relations that influence opinions; provides an enduring platform for professional success; and creates forward thinking content with actionable insights — all of which drive industry innovation and growth. 

ICSC's Rebrand

The rebranding of ICSC is about more than our organization and it is much more than a logo change. It is about redefining who we are, and by extension, redefining the industry. Learn more from the video and FAQ below:

ICSC 2025

Our five-year strategy to address the most critical issues facing our members today — and in the future.

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Core Goals



Advance Industry Narrative



Grow and Engage Membership



Enhance Product and Service Offerings

Our Core Values

Service – Serving our members is a privilege and we have an unrelenting focus on it. We seek out how best to address challenges and opportunities in a direct and fair manner.

Integrity – We recognize our reputation is essential and acting with honesty and integrity is fundamental in every interaction.

Teamwork – We have passion and pride in our organization and our teammates. We act with kindness and respect and are dedicated to a culture of collaboration and collegiality.

Diversity – We recognize that our ability to serve our members and our organization is strengthened by working with and seeking out the views of people with different backgrounds, cultures and thinking styles.

Our Heritage

With a $500 payment and a handshake, seven enterprising professionals established ICSC in a downtown Chicago hotel in 1957. The next 60 years saw those humble roots grow to a worldwide member network.

Become a member today.

There's a membership option for you, whether you work in the retail and real estate industries or have a professional interest in connecting with those who do.

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