University Partners

The purpose of the University Partners program is to strengthen ongoing relationships between ICSC and elite academic programs in real estate and retailing. ICSC’s mission is to engage the entire graduate real estate student body, as well as real estate faculty and staff members, through customized educational and professional opportunities designed exclusively for your graduate students.


"The relationships that students form in college are some of the strongest they will have throughout their lives. By Florida State University partnering with ICSC, our students are not only able to form relationships with students from other institutions, but also with seasoned professionals whom will be their future partners in the industry. 

ICSC’s regional programming, student-specific events, mentoring opportunities, and renowned national conferences all immerse our students in the retail real estate industry before graduation.  The result for us at Florida State is a student body who is not only well-trained in the technical aspects of real estate, but then also able to start their career with industry experience and a large professional network. 

We are proud to be a University Partner with ICSC because of the enormous support for students – the leaders of the next generation.  The University Partners program of ICSC fortifies the future of the industry, strengthens the network for our institution, and stimulates the careers of our outstanding students." 

Ryan Dietz
Director of External Relations
Florida State University Center for Real Estate Education & Research