LAS VEGAS—“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to see everyone in the industry once again. It means we are back to making deals in person, generating meaningful relationships face-to-face, and doing business like we did before the pandemic hit.” Those thoughts are according to Jason Baker, a principal at Houston-based Baker Katz, and attendee at this year’s ICSC Here We Go 2021 event here in Las Vegas. caught up with Baker, along with other attendees, to discuss the retail market and what they are looking forward to at this year’s live event. 

“These conferences are a great way to get ahead of trends and new retail concepts, particularly before the New Year,” he tells “I like to hear what other industry executives have to say about their experience during the pandemic, what changes are being embraced as a result of the challenges we’ve all experienced the last two years on the retail side, and of course, what retailers are interested in the Houston market.”

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