Photo of Brandon Famous Famous: “The whole notion of placemaking and location is important” to Millennials.”

NEW YORK CITY—It was not only the energy on the show floor and in panel discussions at last week’s ICSC New York Deal Making conference that had CBRE’s Brandon Famous upbeat. “I hear a lot about how ‘retail’s in trouble and has all these issues,’ ” the senior managing director of CBRE’s retail advisory & transaction services