Kistler to head ICSC in Europe

Published:  01 July, 2016

ICSC appoints Bill Kistler as executive vice president and managing director of EMEA

The International Council of Shopping Centers has appointed Bill Kistler as executive vice president and managing director of EMEA. He will report directly to president and CEO, Tom McGee.

Kistler most recently served as managing partner at UK-based Kistler & Company, providing investment, development and organizational strategy support to the global real estate industry. He also founded the Urban Innovation Network (UIN), a platform connecting cities, universities and business and will continue serving as its non-executive chairman.

Previously, Kistler was a senior partner at Korn/Ferry International leading the Real Estate practice in EMEA. From 2003 - 2009 he was president of the Urban Land Institute–EMEA a non-profit, research and education institute dedicated to the built environment. Prior to this he was general manager of the Disney Development Company, responsible for Val d’Europe at Disneyland Paris. Throughout his career, Kistler also held senior roles JMB Properties in Chicago, Cushman & Wakefield in New York and IBM where he oversaw the company’s real estate in New York and Paris.

“I am pleased to be joining ICSC and look forward to working with the team across EMEA to advance the interests of the retail real estate industry,” Kistler commented. “ICSC members play a vital role in shaping communities and in the wider economy. Helping to create more opportunities for our members to connect, collaborate and share knowledge and ideas is a privilege that I look forward to.”

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