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ICSC Helps Non-Finance Executives Understand Finance and Accounting

Scarsdale, NY, native Hal Shapiro received his bachelor's degree in business from the University of Miami in Florida. Since returning to Scarsdale, he has managed to build a successful career in the real estate sector. He currently serves as the managing director of Winick Realty Group, LLC, a NY-based retail real estate leasing company. Hal Shapiro is also a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

ICSC is an organization that aims to represent the professionals in the global retail real estate industry. With a membership of over 70,000 individuals from more than 100 countries, the organization is at the forefront of advancing the shopping center industry. 

Education is one of ICSC's main thrusts. The organization hosts a yearly line-up of learning events for its members who want to deepen their understanding of the industry. One upcoming ICSC educational event is a seminar on Finance & Accounting specially designed for non-finance executives. Schedul…

Nadal Becomes First Tennis Player to Win Same Grand Slam 10 Times

Scarsdale, NY, resident Hal Shapiro earned a bachelor's in business management from the University of Miami in 1994 and has spent the past 16 years as a managing director for Winick Realty Group. Before attending university, Hal Shapiro of Scarsdale, NY, graduated from New Rochelle High School, where he was a member of the varsity tennis team.

On the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour, no player has ever had more success at one of the four Grand Slams than Spain's Rafael Nadal. Throughout his 16-year career, the 31 year old has won 15 Grand Slam tournaments, 10 of which have been at Roland Garros, where the French Open is played. Nadal first won the tournament 12 years ago and, on June 11, became the first player on the ATP Tour to win a particular Grand Slam 10 times. He has also won Wimbledon and the US Open twice and the Australian Open once.

Nadal won his record-breaking 10th French Open with a three-set finals victory over Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland. He didn&#…

Real Estate Trends to Watch in 2017

Originally from Scarsdale, NY, Hal Shapiro brings more than 15 years of real estate experience to his current role as senior director at the Winick Realty Group. In addition to serving retail leasing clients in the New York City and Scarsdale, NY, areas, Hal Shapiro also keeps abreast of current trends and developments in the real estate market.

With another year comes new trends and factors that are poised to shape the real estate industry throughout the country. Experts have weighed in, and here are some of the things they say are worth watching in 2017.

After the housing market collapsed in 2008, affordable housing in cities became readily available for the first time in many years. Since that time the market has rebounded, however, meaning inventory is much tighter than it was. As a result, people are looking to suburban living for more affordable housing, and giving up the conveniences that come with city living. With that said, look for suburban sales to increase this year as buye…