A commercial real estate executive with more than four decades of experience, Elliot Feuerstein serves as an officer of Mira Mesa Shopping Center in San Diego, CA. Throughout his career as a real estate developer, Elliot Feuerstein has been an active member of industry groups such as the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
In addition to offering various professional development programs for retail real estate professionals, ICSC oversees the Office of Global Public Policy to promote legislation and regulatory policies that benefit ICSC members. Recently, the organization has been using its advocacy resources to raise awareness of several issues related to tax reform, infrastructure investment, and marketplace fairness. ICSC is also advocating for improvements to the Americans with Disabilities Act.
To raise money in support of its advocacy agenda, ICSC operates the country's only federally registered political action committee (PAC) focused on the retail real estate industry. More information about the PAC and ICSC's current advocacy priorities is available at www.icsc.org.
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.
An officer of Mira Mesa Shopping Center in San Diego, CA, Elliot Feuerstein has spent more than 40 years managing numerous retail shopping center development projects throughout Southern California. When he isn’t working Elliot Feuerstein engages in philanthropy and supports a number of charitable and relief organizations, including Doctors Without Borders.
Earlier this year, Doctors Without Borders responded to a major ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This marks the fifth time in the past 11 years that the organization has been deployed to the DRC in response to ebola cases. This time, doctors have set up in Kinshasa and the Equateur Province and are partnering with the country’s Ministry of Health to provide rapid response services.
The team on the ground in the DRC consists of an epidemiologist, environmental and sanitation professionals, logistics workers, and other health care professionals experienced in dealing with these types of diseases. In addition to treating the infected, their main goal is to contain the outbreak and make sure it doesn’t spread further throughout the country or region.