The World's Largest Resource for the Cart, Kiosk, and Temporary Retail Industry
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Hanover, Mass. – The first annual Specialty Leasing Summit is proud to announce its panel of highly respected speakers. The Specialty Leasing Summit takes place April 11-12, 2011 as part of Specialty Retail Entrepreneur Expo & Conference (SPREE) in Las Vegas at The Sands Expo Center at the Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Specialty Leasing Summit was created in conjunction with SPREE to provide a training program for leasing professionals in the specialty retail field. The program is designed to be an intensive, one-and-a-half-day professional development summit to help those in the specialty leasing field to gain new tenants, retain and grow existing ones, increase revenue and profits and advance their careers.

Sessions at the Specialty Leasing Summit are specifically designed with the specialty leasing manager in mind. For example, The Art of Negotiation will be taught by James C. Bieri, Principal at Stokas Bieri Real Estate. Mr. Bieri has been helping retailers and landlords successfully negotiate to reach their goals since 1973. Much sought-after speaker and retail leasing real estate consultant, Deborah S. Kravitz, President and Principal in Provenzano Resources, Inc, (PRI) will teach Retail Math: Understanding Your Tenant.

The Summit will also feature Arleen Dalton, Vice President of Business Development with General Growth Properties to speak about Cold Calling & Prospecting for Gold. Ms Dalton has been working with specialty and permanent leasing, strategic planning, merchandising and sales training for over 30 years. Mellissa Musico, sponsorship expert and Director of Strategic Partnerships for Developers Diversified Realty will present Maximizing Revenue with Sponsorships & Ancillary Income. And, Deborah Brynes, Consultant with Retail Resource, Inc. will teach leasing professionals about Developing a Sales & Merchandising Plan for the Common Area.

When Melinda Holland, Senior Vice President, Business Development, General Growth Properties heard about the Specialty Leasing Summit she said “I am thrilled that SPREE and Specialty Retail Report are adding an educational component for specialty leasing managers to an already exciting conference program.” The sessions at the Specialty Leasing Summit are ideal for industry veterans as well as those new to leasing management. Others that will find the summit valuable include developers, marketing managers, and those in shopping center and mall management that are responsible for specialty retail or creating and managing ancillary revenue.

Detailed seminar and speaker descriptions as well as additional information and online registration for the Specialty Leasing Summit can be found at the Specialty Leasing Summit website:

The annual SPREE is the largest show for cart and kiosk retailers, attracting over a thousand entrepreneurs who want to start or expand their cart and kiosk businesses. Attendees typically include entrepreneurs exploring opportunities for their first location to industry veterans looking for the latest hot products, retailing strategies and expansion locations. SPREE is free to attend and includes free educational seminars on a variety of topics. For more information, visit the SPREE website at:

Details include:
What: Specialty Leasing Summit at SPREE, produced by Specialty Retail Report magazine
Where: The Sands Expo Center at the Venetian, Las Vegas, NV
When: April 11-12, 2011
Who: Produced by Specialty Retail Report magazine
Summit Hours: Monday, April 11 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday, April 12 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
For more information: call (800) 936-6297 or go online

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