Learning Excursion

2018 CREW Network Convention and Marketplace
Friday, Oct. 19 from 2:15 - 4:45 pm

The New Experiential Retail

Westfield UTC

Adam Corti, Unibail-Rodanco-Westfield
Kathy Keegan, Nordstrom
Paul Komandina, CBRE Group, Inc.

While the death of the mall may have been greatly exaggerated, brick and mortar retail is facing a new frontier. The Westfield UTC Shopping Center is a perfect example of a mall that has evolved to become an “experience destination.” Combining workplace, high-end retail, dining and entertainment with massive infrastructure and nearby luxury multifamily projects, Westfield UTC has redefined the meaning of “going to the mall.” This tour will explore the behind-the-scenes complexities of simultaneous construction while maintaining an open-for-business shopping center, and how logistics still play a vital role in keeping the mall operating effectively. We’ll also learn about the new suburban transportation hub/trolley extension that will tie the center to many other regions of San Diego and tour the new state-of-the-art central CBRE office, which focuses on hospitality and includes a concierge staff and valet service.
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. This tour is ADA accessible.

Fee: $40

 Optional event, not included with a convention registration. Preregistration required by Sept. 13.