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.
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.
Advance Industry Narrative
Grow and Engage Membership
Enhance Product and Service Offerings
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.
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.
ICSC's 2018-2019 annual report documents continued industry change as well as progress for both our members and ICSC.Learn more