The head of an Annapolis real estate consulting firm will talk about the industry at a regional meeting in Kansas City, MO. this month.

Nick A. Egelanian, of SiteWorks, will be the keynote speaker at Jan. 27-28 at the ICSC Heartland States Idea Exchange and Alliance Program. He will discuss the importance of recognizing the differences between commodity and specialty shopping centers and retail.

 “A great deal of confusion remains industry-wide regarding why certain retail and development concepts thrive while others flounder,” Egelanian said in a statement. “In reality, the challenge lies with the industry’s ongoing difficulty adapting to continuous change in retail formats and consumer behavior and confusion over the role of technology and the Internet in this evolution.”

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