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R.A. Smith National’s Steve Miazga Named to International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Committee

by Lindsie Nelson 26. March 2014 03:49

R.A. Smith National’s Steve Miazga, CDP, business development manager, has been appointed by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) to a three-year term for the Certified Development, Design and Construction Professionals (CDP) Admissions and Governing Committee. The committee’s role is to support all ICSC certifications, and specifically, support and develop a long-term vision for enhancing and expanding the CDP certification within the global retail real estate industry. 

The CDP credential recognizes those who have demonstrated a high level of competency in their specialty through professional work experience and the completion of a half-day written examination in areas that include pre-development, design, construction/construction management, retail store planning, tenant coordination, codes/rules and regulations, project cost management and legal/insurance/ethics.

Miazga served as chair for the ICSC 2013 CenterBuild Conference and co-chair for the 2012 conference. As business development manager at R.A. Smith National, Miazga’s responsibilities include corporate business development planning and implementation, strategic alliances and new market development in the public and private sectors. He has a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering with an emphasis on transportation and land development planning from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Miazga lives in Pewaukee, Wis.

Clif Poynter is Recognized as Top 20 Under 40 at CenterBuild Conference

by Lindsie Nelson 9. December 2013 08:06

Clif Poynter, national client manager, of R.A. Smith National — civil engineering, surveying, landscape architecture, geographic information systems (GIS), visualization and 3D laser scanning consultants — has been recognized as one of the top 20 under 40 retail professionals at the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) CenterBuild Conference. The international conference held December 3-6 premiered their 20 under 40 award program to recognize top up-and-coming professionals in the retail development and design field. 

Poynter has more than 15 years of experience in civil engineering, with an expertise in client relations, feasibility assessments, entitlements, permitting and project management. He is responsible for coordination of national large-scale projects, such as the design of the 77-acre redevelopment of Foothills Mall in the City of Fort Collins, Colo., as well as the design for the recently completed improvements at the Outlets at Orange lifestyle center in Orange, Calif.

Poynter has a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering with an emphasis in hydrology from Ohio State University. 

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