A springtime staple, the Easter Bunny had a busy year at our shopping centers enjoying Easter egg hunts, selfies, and candy galore. He hopped his way to different shopping centers throughout Kimco’s national portfolio.

The first Easter celebration was at Anaheim Plaza in Anaheim, California.… Read More

The recent spate of department store and big-box store closings has bathed the retail sector in a negative light. Yet open air shopping centers have a much healthier outlook than malls, and the two shouldn’t be lumped together. President and CEO Conor Flynn appeared on CNBC’s Power Lunch to clear the air about the present state of the industry, and break down the real versus perceived state of retail, as well as offering advice to others in the business.… Read More

Bryan Pearson, president and CEO of LoyaltyOne Inc., joins us next in our guest blog series. With more than two decades of experience developing meaningful customer relationships for some of the world’s leading companies, Bryan is an internationally recognized expert and author in the fields of enterprise loyalty and coalition marketing.… Read More

Next up in our guest blog series, Nikki Baird, managing partner at RSR Research, joins us to discuss how small retailers can win in the digital economy. Nikki has an extensive background in retail technology with experience ranging from small retailers to consulting services for Fortune 500 retailers, distributors, and manufacturers.… Read More

As companies continue to find ways to cut costs, for example by negotiating rental rates for offices, the concept of alternative work space that allows for coworking has become more appealing to large and small businesses alike. In fact, there has been a sharp rise in remote jobs over the last several years, with telecommuting job listings increasing 36 percent.… Read More

In 2015, restaurant sales surpassed supermarket sales for the first time in almost 20 years. This trend is causing shopping center owners to shift their tenant mix to include more one-of-a-kind dining experiences for shoppers with constantly changing tastes, which includes food trucks.… Read More

Contracting maintenance for a shopping center has followed the same process for decades. Traditionally, most real estate companies contract for maintenance services on an as-needed basis. For recurring services—think landscaping—contracts generally last from one to four years. This service work is usually bid out and coordinated directly between the property manager and the vendor.… Read More

Spring is finally here, and consumers are ready to break their cabin fever by going out to their favorite shopping centers and restaurants. While we appreciate the eagerness of some of our customers, here in the Northeast we fear that it might be a little too early for al fresco dining.… Read More