NRTA's Evolution - President's Message
Lisa Krizek, NRTA President
I am here to tell you that your NRTA has kept pace with today's changing real estate management environment.
Look at the curriculum offered at this year's conference. It challenges the status quo and doesn’t accept “the mess we’re in,” which is the translation of the Latin status quo.
A powerful curriculum was offered at our 23rd conference: 46 classroom presentations. 24 small discussion group sessions. 16 new presentation topics. The level of discussions at our conference was targeted and timely and will usher in the next generation of innovative solutions.
One key example of how the NRTA has evolved is the new company members who have most recently joined our ranks. Listen to their names...they are a diverse and healthy mix of tenants from the retail, insurance, financial, health care, and food service industries:
- Ziva Law LLLC
- University of Pennsylvania
- Utility Audit Inc
- Caliber Collision Centers
- The Wendy's Company
- EC Barton
- Shoe Carnival
- People United Bank
- Spec's Wines, Spirits and Fine foods
- Leslie's Poolmart
- Jason's Deli
- Canadian Tire
- Dignity Healthcare
- Fresh Thyme Farmers Market
- Whirlpool Corporation
- Torrid LLC
- Meridian Credit Union
- LL Bean
- Envoy Mortgage LTD
- McDonald's Corporation
- Hanger, Inc.
- Jackson Hewitt
They are part the new face of the NRTA and I want to formally welcome them. These new members understand that tenants who commit to educating themselves to be better, stronger and more efficient will be in a position to tackle lease assets and liabilities and recommend changes that are necessary if a company is to continue to successfully manage its real estate portfolio.
And the 2018 NRTA Founders' Award goes to...
The NRTA Founders' Award recognizes association members who have rendered distinguished service to the NRTA, their respective companies or their community. Each year the Founder’s committee reviews the nominations and makes the final determination of who should receive the award.
Kathy has been an NRTA member since 2001. During her tenure, she has presented over a dozen courses, served on the curriculum committee for over a decade, is a member of the membership committee and served on the Board of Governors. Quite an impressive NRTA resume.
Report debunks ‘retail apocalypse’ as more stores are opening than closing
via CSA Daybreaker, September 4, 2018, edition
Ask any given retailer and the story of whether they're thriving or struggling is likely to be different, especially in today's changing face of retail. “There has been a great deal of negative press about retail in the last two years,” said Greg Buzek, president of IHL Group. “Overall retail is very healthy… But there are vast differences in retail segments with some growing rapidly and others struggling.” For more information about their newest research results, read more.
NRTA Conference to Feature Forum
Changing Face of Retail and Office Real Estate–Let's Talk About It
At this year’s NRTA conference, we wanted to provide a forum where attendees can hear from industry leaders on ways to adapt and thrive in the changing real estate and retail landscape. To this end, we have put together a diverse panel of legal, real estate, development, leasing, lease administration and auditing experts to discuss the significant business and legal impacts of these trends on commercial real estate, including those discussed here.
Increasing ROI Through Conference Attendance
How does sending your staff to the National Retail Tenant’s Association (NRTA) annual conference increase ROI?
Return on Investment (ROI) is typically used as a performance measure, designed to evaluate the efficiency of an investment. If the work we do as lease administrators, lease auditors, and real estate managers is important–and it is–why don’t we evaluate its value using a measure like ROI, the way the C-Suite does, comparing it against other cost reduction activities and projects allowing us to clearly demonstrate its impact? read more