CINCINNATI, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert F. Myers, president and COO of Phillips Edison & Company, has been appointed state director for Ohio and West Virginia by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). The one-year term commences May 20, 2012. In this volunteer role, Mr. Myers will represent the interests of retail real estate owners, developers, investors, marketers and other retail specialists in Ohio and West Virginia.
"ICSC is delighted to welcome Bob into this important leadership role," said Daniel Hurwitz, ICSC division vice president. "His enthusiasm and willingness to contribute to the success of ICSC and the retail real estate industry will be of great benefit to our growing membership."
A member of ICSC since 1999, Mr. Myers has enthusiastically accepted the new role as state director. He said, "I look forward to working with the other state officers and program committees to build an even stronger ICSC organization in our region. By expanding our existing programs and creating new activities, we can increase the levels of communication, education and professional growth that make ICSC such a vital part of the shopping center industry."
Mr. Myers became COO of Phillips Edison & Company in 2010 and was promoted to president/COO in 2011. He joined the company's leasing department in 2004 and subsequently served as vice president of leasing and senior vice president of leasing and operations.
Founded in 1957, ICSC is the premier global trade association of the shopping center industry. Its more than 55,000 members in over 90 countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, retailers and brokers, as well as academics and public officials. As the industry's global trade association, ICSC links with more than 25 national and regional shopping center councils throughout the world. Visit www.icsc.org for more information about the organization and www.21stCenturyRetail.org for the ICSC Signature Legislative Initiative.
Phillips Edison & Company specializes in the acquisition, redevelopment, leasing and management of grocery-anchored neighborhood and community shopping centers. The company's portfolio includes more than 220 properties, totaling over 25 million square feet in 35 states. The privately owned, fully integrated real estate company has corporate offices in Cincinnati and Salt Lake City, as well as regional offices across the country.
SOURCE Phillips Edison & Company