Brett Cooper

Brett Cooper

My name is Brett Cooper and I am an Asset Manager in the Northern Region of Kimco. I'm responsible for prospecting tenants within the medical office and franchise categories in my region. Since I started at Kimco in 2011, the majority of my time has been spent developing our new FastTrack Franchise program, which we're creating to bring new entrepreneurs into the franchise industry and help them understand which shopping centers throughout Kimco's portfolio are potential locations for a multitude of franchise concepts. Kimco has let me use our vast resources to develop a new and exciting program which I believe will have a meaningful impact in both the franchise site selection process and Kimco's leasing efforts within the franchise category. Before Kimco, I worked for a prominent commercial real estate brokerage firm in both its New York City and Long Island offices. I was born and raised on Long Island, and hold a master's degree in real estate from the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate at the University of San Diego, and a bachelor's degree in sports business from the University of Michigan. (Go Blue!)

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

Franchising appears to be getting a refresh, based on the conversations I had at the International Franchise Expo (IFE) 2012. Some 10,000 attendees gathered to meet about 300 exhibitors at the convention – a notably higher attendance and participation than has been seen in recent years.… Read More

Earlier this year we announced Kimco’s FastTrack Franchise program. If you missed the announcement, the program is a new initiative that connects entrepreneurs and franchisees with pre-approved vacancies at our shopping centers where franchisors want to be located.

Our objective is to help franchisees easily find the right space to open their business, while helping franchisors find operators to run locations in markets they want to be in.… Read More