The pressure is always on when it comes to massage therapy. But in today’s era of the health-conscious consumer, the pressure points have changed for some massage providers. Many consumers once considered massages to be a luxury experience, and were willing to pay a premium for it.… Read More

Just like the field that charged out of the gate at the recent Kentucky Derby, Kimco has come out strong in 2013, with first-quarter operating results that exceeded expectations.

Our reported funds from operations (FFO) rose 6.5 percent over the prior year, and our same-site net operating income (NOI) climbed 4 percent — not only our twelfth consecutive quarter of growing NOI, but our highest quarterly increase in five years.… Read More

Many owners and managers of commercial real estate, including Kimco, believe that sustainability and corporate responsibility initiatives are one way to drive long-term growth and value creation within the industry. But many questions and challenges remain about the strategies, policies, and resources required to enact change.… Read More

Nils Kok, co-founder and Executive Director of GRESB

Nils Kok, co-founder and Executive Director of GRESB

A growing number of institutional real estate investors, state and local governments, and other stakeholders are sharpening their focus on the sustainability performance of commercial properties.  Two leading indicators of this trend are the rise in building energy benchmarking laws and the growth of the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB).… Read More

neimans family market logoBeyond the fresh meats and vegetables, weekly specials, and featured recipes, there’s one thing that Neiman’s Family Market has always been serving — the community.

The Neimans have held their neighbors close to heart as they’ve grown their business from a small start-up in Alpena, Mich., into a family-owned company that’s marking its 30th anniversary this year.… Read More

One vote down, one to go. The Marketplace Fairness Act is finally moving through Congress, with the U.S. Senate passing the bill on May 6th by 69-27. The act would give states the authority to collect sales tax from online retailers — just as they do with brick-and-mortar retailers — to at last level the playing field between the two sellers.… Read More

The health club, gym, and fitness club market is stronger than ever, to the tune of over 52 million members driving $26 billion in revenue. To give that some perspective, movie ticket sales hit only $10.8 billion last year, a record for its industry.… Read More