LAS VEGAS — About 34,000 top real estate professionals are gathered in Sin City for the annual RECon convention, one of the key gatherings for the top minds in retail.

The International Council of Shopping Centers convention is where retailers, brokers, lawyers and developers meet, talk shop and plant seeds for new stores, new complexes and property sales. Some of the top development groups with strong metro Atlanta ties are here, including Selig Enterprises, Simon, General Growth Properties, North American Properties, Fuqua Development and OliverMcMillan.

Virtually all of the powerhouse real estate services groups are here too, including CBRE, JLL and The Shopping Center Group, as well as law firms like Hartman Simons and Arnall Golden Gregory.

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