In an effort to create value in our existing portfolio of properties, Kimco continually analyzes redevelopment and retenanting opportunities. Redevelopment keeps a property fresh; ensures continued retail foot traffic; repositions the property for future growth; and increases cash flow, NOI, and property value — thereby maximizing value to both the community and our shareholders.… Read More

Two of Kimco’s properties, which are part of our corporate-wide sustainability program, were in the news lately. Our Bridgewater Promenade and Edgewater Commons shopping centers have powered up their new rooftop solar installations, which will supply an estimated 1.3 million kilowatt hours of clean, zero-emission power annually to the centers’ tenants.… Read More

We’ve just started rolling out a new initiative for entrepreneurs, franchisees, and franchisors: Kimco’s FastTrack Franchise program. FastTrack Franchise is a program we created to streamline the franchisor/franchisee process in our shopping centers. There are now new tools on our website that let you pick a franchise and find pre-approved sites within the Kimco portfolio to open your business.… Read More

Several more Kimco people and properties have been in the news since we posted our last media coverage wrap-up. Here’s a round-up of some more December stories in case you missed them:

Executive Suite: David Henry.” Newsday’s Christine Giordano interviewed our CEO, Dave Henry, for the publication’s weekly Executive Suite column.… Read More

There are several factors anchoring our thinking as to how 2012 will play out for the retail real estate market. We look at the market trends that have shaped and are continuing to shape the industry, the economic climate domestically and abroad, as well as activity happening in our portfolio and the trends we’re seeing among our tenants.… Read More