A real estate developer for more than 40 years, Elliot Feuerstein is the managing officer of a number of shopping centers in San Diego, CA. Moreover, Elliot Feuerstein has traveled to trade shows of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), of which he is a member.
While some may worry that online businesses will swallow brick-and-mortar stores, real estate developers and store owners can take comfort in the results of a February 2018 study, which were published on the ICSC website. Based on a national survey of 1,000 U.S. adults, surveyors found that three in five people (60 percent) continued to buy a majority of their goods in actual stores and did not plan to change their behavior anytime soon.
Brick-and-mortar stores continue to have a competitive advantage over online retailers in certain areas, for instance, they enable the consumer to see, touch, and try on merchandise before deciding whether to purchase it. Items that consumers prefer to buy in-store include clothing, beauty and cosmetic products, and electronics.
The managing officer of Mira Mesa Shopping Center West, and Mesa Shopping Center East, Elliot Feuerstein is an accomplished San Diego, CA-area commercial real estate developer. Committed to giving back to the community, Elliot Feuerstein helped to raise funds for the construction of the campus at Congregation Beth Israel in San Diego, CA.
The practice of people of the Jewish faith joining together in affinity groups to celebrate Jewish life is called “chavurah,” which comes from the Hebrew word for friend, “chaver.” San Diego’s Congregation Beth Israel offers several peer chavurah groups for members to connect socially and spiritually with like-minded individuals and strengthen connections within the synagogue. Often these groups become like an extended family for members of the chavurah.
Chavurah groups at Congregation Beth Israel include a men’s club and a women’s club, as well as a “tribe” for Jewish youth and an “Encore” group for seniors. People interested in joining a chavurah can fill out an application at https://secure.jotform.com/form/10942729272.