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2017 NTBA Fall Roundtable

“Urban Retail: Creating an Active Retail Core as the Engine for Success”

Thursday, October 12 – Sunday, October 15
Cincinnati, Ohio


Liberty Center

“Urban Retail: Creating an Active Retail Core as the Engine for Success” is the timely and dynamic topic for the NTBA’s Fall Roundtable. THIS IS A CAN NOT BE MISSED event for NTBA developer members to learn more about the changing world of retail development and how walkable, mixed-use, urban centers are flipping traditional development strategies upside down.

Urban Retail expert Robert Gibbs will be our host and the nationally recognized and highly successful Liberty Center will be our exciting base camp for the Roundtable.

Tours of Over the Rhine, Mariemont Town Center, Hyde Park and Liberty Center will take center stage, along with their generous developers who will share their development case studies and best practices.

Robert Gibbs will provide sessions on Urban Retail Planning and Development, Urban Retail 404, and will lead the discussion during our roundtables. Mike Watkins will present the Theory and Practice of John Nolan and Ward Davis will share Part 1 of his white paper on TND Development.

Retail truly is the economic driver for urban retail development. We hope you will mark your calendar NOW to attend the NTBA Fall Roundtable in Cincinnati, Ohio this October. Registration Registration is now open for NTBA members.

Download the Fall 2017 Roundtable Program