Frequently Asked Questions

What information/data will I need to apply?

The complete nomination form, including all questions and word limits, is available for download here. Please note that this is for preparation purposes only. The final nomination must be submitted online.
 

Who may apply?

The form is open to any individual or organization whose primary business is in the retail real estate and related fields, such as law, research, design and consulting.
 

Can I nominate myself?

Yes. We accept self nominations as well as third-party submissions.
 

I was selected as an Influencer last year. Can I apply again this year?

To avoid redundancy, we try to vary the winners we profile year to year. However, this is limited to the type of nomination you are submitting. For instance, if your organization or team was selected as an Influencer, you may be nominated again as an individual. Conversely, if you were selected as an individual Influencer last year, you may be nominated as part of a team or a company this year. In either case, the information submitted as part of your nomination must include updated details and not mirror the prior year’s nomination.
 

Oops! I realized I need to change something on my submission.

No problem! Click here to view or make a change to your entry.
 

How and when will winners be notified?

Editorial staff will send email notifications to the winners and submitters by early April. Due to the high volume of nominations we receive, only those selected will be notified.
 

When will the issue come out?

Real Estate Forum will profile the Retail Influencers in the May 2019 issue, which will be distributed in early May, as well as at the ICSC ReCon event. Winners will also gain recognition on GlobeSt.com.
 

Is there a fee to apply?

No. Submission to this, and all of our editorial content, is free.
 

How do I increase my chances of being selected?

Be as descriptive, yet concise as possible. Sounds redundant, but it’s simple. Provide details on why you think your entry should be chosen as an Influencer, but leave out the fluff, like marketing content and self-congratulatory comments. We don’t mind reading long entries, but don’t hide the items of importance within pages of trivialities. Further, support your entry and statements with backup information—we love facts and figures—or additional files such as media coverage.  
 

What if I still have questions regarding my nomination?

Please contact editor-in-chief Sule Aygoren via email or (212) 457-9659. For the fastest response, call or text 347.831.0026.