IRVINE, CA— has learned exclusively that AlanClifton, VP for Passco Cos. LLC, has beenappointed western divisional operations chair forICSC. In his new role, Clifton will represent morethan 65,000 ICSC members involved in retailleasing, management, marketing and operations across 12states throughout the western US, helping to further the educationand professional certification of those members.


Clifton served as the Orange County program chair for ICSC forthree years previously. “This prestigious role will provide me withthe opportunity to assist ICSC chapters across the west, workingtogether to enhance each chapter's programs, events andnetworking,” he says. “Accepting such a distinguished appointmentwith the organization is truly an honor as both an individual and ateam. As a firm, Passco Cos. has the utmost respect for the ICSCorganization, and we wholeheartedly support its role in the retailindustry.”


Stay tuned to for an upcoming in-depth interviewwith Clifton regarding retail in the western states.


As reported in June, at the recentICSC RECon conference in LasVegas, Passco president Larry Sullivan took aslightly more watchful approach to the retail recovery despite theundeniable optimism at the conference. Sullivantold he's waiting a bit “for the outlook to get alittle firmer” before he recommits to the retail sector in a bigway.

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Carrie Rossenfeld

Carrie Rossenfeld is a reporter for the San Diego and Orange County markets on and a contributor to Real Estate Forum. She was a trade-magazine and newsletter editor in New York City before moving to Southern California to become a freelance writer and editor for magazines, books and websites. Rossenfeld has written extensively on topics including commercial real estate, running a medical practice, intellectual-property licensing and giftware. She has edited books about profiting from real estate and has ghostwritten a book about starting a home-based business.