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Hanover, Massachusetts – Seventy-six graduates walked the red carpet and celebrated with a champagne brunch at the Paris Las Vegas hotel on April 5, 2012. These industry professionals were part of the first-ever graduating class to receive the new Specialty Leasing Designation (SLD). The SLD certificate program is designed for professionals who want to learn top-notch skills and best practices in specialty leasing. Specialty Retail Report magazine coordinates the program.

“What a proud moment for our graduates and a momentous milestone in our industry. With more than 200 students matriculating through the program, it was amazing to witness such a large group of committed professionals travel to Las Vegas to participate in the ceremony” said Patricia Norins, Publisher of Specialty Retail Report.

Twenty companies were represented at the graduation ceremony including General Growth Properties of Chicago, IL who had 37 graduates. Other mall developers represented at the ceremony included: Urban Retail, Simon Properties, Tanger Outlets, CBL Properties, Phillips Edison and Vornado Realty. For a complete list of graduates visit our website.

“I am pleased that so many industry leaders have given a ‘thumbs up’ to the Specialty Leasing Designation. It is their commitment to education that will make a huge difference in tomorrow’s leadership. Education and knowledge gives students confidence and tools they need to excel at their job“ according to Duffy Weir, Director of Education for Specialty Retail Report.

This certificate program is designed for professionals who want to learn the basic skills and best practices in specialty leasing. Courses can be audited or taken for credit towards designation. The courses, taught both in person and online through webinars, offer the opportunity to learn the practical tools and techniques necessary to improve your shopping center’s bottom line, improve skills in specialty leasing and gain valuable knowledge of industry standard practices from established leaders in retail, marketing and shopping center real estate.

Patricia Norins
Publisher and CEO
Specialty Retail Report
195 Hanover St.
Hanover, MA 02339

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Specialty Retail Report, the voice of the specialty retail industry (carts, kiosks and temporary in-line stores) has a readership of more than 85,000. Located in Hanover, MA, we are dedicated to the promotion, growth and success of the specialty retail industry.

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