This past month the Wood Investments Co team attended the Global Retail Real Estate Convention in Las Vegas, hosted by ICSC. We departed on our five hour drive from Orange County Sunday Morning and arrived in Las Vegas by the mid afternoon.
Sunday early evening was spent watching the Las Vegas Hockey Knights seal their fate to the Stanley Cup in the first year as a NHL Franchise. After collecting our badges, we ended up seeing Post Malone who was in town for the Billboard Music Awards.
On Monday morning the WIC team met with the Moorefield Construction Team at the Wynn to discuss our Upland project and to see if there are any more efficient ways to expedite our construction time, while being considerate of the communities. Moorefield has been a strategic partner of ours since inception and continues to provide valuable real time market data that helps everyone be more efficient.
Shortly after the meeting, the WIC team went over to the ICSC convention. Over 40,000 people attended the convention including brokers, developers, tenants, and cities. The WIC team held several meetings with existing clients, such as Dollar Tree, Ross, and Burlington, to discuss status updates on our existing projects and potential sites for new acquisitions. We met several tenants who had strong interest in our upcoming projects. A few of these tenants were Orange Theory, WSS, Sports Clips, Planet Fitness, Western Dental, and Blaze Pizza.
Monday night, WIC hosted several of its key investors and tenants for dinner and then following at the Chainsmokers concert at XS. WIC believes that building relationships with its partners and clients is the foundation to success.
On Tuesday the WIC team returned to the ICSC convention. We met with several other tenants; Auto Zone, Cycle Bar, Panda Express, Dairy Queen, and Farmer Boys to name a few.
Tuesday night was a short night of dinner at MGM and cocktails with our team to strategize of how we are going to be following up when we get home.
WIC left Las Vegas Wednesday morning for the drive home, pulling into Orange County in the late afternoon.
Thursday was a day of organization and Friday morning our team met for breakfast At Haute Cakes back home to discuss the conference and how to follow up on the many successful meetings.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone in the fall at ICSC in Los Angeles