If there’s one word to sum up our first quarter performance, it would be “momentum.”

Everywhere you look — from our NOI and FFO growth, to our positive leasing spreads and improved occupancy, to our continued progress upgrading the quality of our portfolio — there are signs of momentum in our first quarter results.… Read More

The ICSC RECon convention is the global conference for anyone in the retail, shopping center, and mall industries. This year’s event is expected to draw some 30,000 attendees and 1,000 exhibitors, all looking forward to the show’s educational sessions, and networking and deal making opportunities.… Read More

GAME ON: Long Island scores its first Sport Clips, marked by the Selden location’s grand opening celebration

GAME ON: Long Island scores its first Sport Clips, marked by the Selden location’s grand opening celebration

The lure of franchising for many business owners is that they can start their own business without having to create everything from scratch. Franchisors have already done much of the leg work — not to mention reduced or eliminated many of the risks that come with entrepreneurship — by establishing the business model, building strong brand name recognition, and handling most of the marketing and advertising.… Read More

It all started at 6 a.m. on the morning of April 26. That’s when the first shoppers lined up outside the new Nordstrom Rack in Kimco’s West Farms shopping center in Farmington, Conn., for a grand opening celebration that could have been heard from blocks away.… Read More

WET IS THE NEW DRY: Kimco dry cleaning tenant Plaza Cleaners converted from perc to wet cleaning

WET IS THE NEW DRY: Kimco dry cleaning tenant Plaza Cleaners converted from perc to wet cleaning

I recently wrote about Kimco’s initiative to help dry cleaners replace their perc systems with environmentally safe alternatives. Our goal is to help our tenants eliminate the environmental, financial, and regulatory risk regarding the use of perc, and improve the safety of the environments in which we operate.… Read More

The ICSC RECon 2012 conference next week in Las Vegas will be bittersweet for me. I’ll certainly enjoy mixing again with many of the best and brightest in the retail world, but this year’s gathering also marks the end of my year-long tenure as chairman of ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers). … Read More

DEALS ON HEELS: A strappy Yves Saint Laurent heel for sale at Clotheshorse Anonymous

DEALS ON HEELS: A strappy Yves Saint Laurent heel for sale at Clotheshorse Anonymous

“Hunt. Gather. Recycle.” That’s the motto for designer consignment shop and Kimco tenant Clotheshorse Anonymous, located in Kimco’s Preston Forest Village shopping center in Dallas. The retailer’s maxim reflects the consignment shop boom of recent years, driven by the increasing number of consumers seeking discounted, quality fashions, while also cashing in on their new or gently used clothing.… Read More