Diane Agostinello

Diane Agostinello

Hi, I’m Diane Agostinello, Senior Director of Marketing and Leasing Services at Kimco. I’ve been in my current position since 2009. My team and I are responsible for corporate brand marketing, leasing services, and marketing communications, including oversight of Kimco’s website, social media, trade shows and events, digital marketing, market research, and the company’s annual report. I’ve been with Kimco since 1989. I began as an Executive Assistant, working for the head of marketing and sales, and after that, for two Kimco presidents. When the company went public in 1991, I was given responsibility for the annual report, and was later named Marketing Manager. I feel privileged to have been a part of that 1991 IPO, and to have the opportunity to grow my career as the company has grown. In the last two decades, Kimco has expanded from 175 shopping centers and 22 million square feet, to more than 900 shopping centers and 136 million square feet. It’s been an exciting ride! I live on Long Island with my husband and two children, both adopted from Korea. I am passionate about autism awareness and dedicated to teaching tolerance.

ICSC RECon 2018 is proving to be a success with top-notch keynote speakers and opportunities for deal making, professional development, networking, and more. Session topics include everything from hurricane disaster lessons to preparing for the future of retail. There may even be an online retailers anonymous meeting on the agenda…

Which breakout sessions are you finding to be the most interesting?… Read More

At Kimco, many of us are passionate about the charitable causes we support. In fact, our Community Connection program provides employees with the opportunity to take off two fully paid workdays each year to get out and volunteer for causes collectively chosen by their Kimco office, or for local non-profit organizations of their choosing.… Read More

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Feel free to share or republish this REIToon and any others posted on the Kimco REIToons page. If you do so, please include this Creative Commons license:

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Feel free to share or republish this REIToon and any others posted on the Kimco REIToons page. If you do so, please include this Creative Commons license:

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According to the Small Business Administration, 90 percent of small businesses in the U.S. are family-owned. That’s why a few weeks ago we celebrated Mother’s Day by talking to mothers at women-owned businesses. Now, with Father’s Day right around the corner, we are shining the spotlight on the “pops” of these mom-and-pop, family-owned businesses by speaking with three businesses across the country and getting their tips for small shop owners.… Read More

On November 29, small businesses are opening their doors for the fifth annual Small Business Saturday. In the U.S., many retailers kick off their holiday shopping deals during the five-day span from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, causing shoppers to spend big bucks as they prepare for the holidays.… Read More

When we smile or laugh throughout the day, we’re actually making ourselves more productive by triggering the release of the feel-good chemical dopamine, which fuels creativity and engagement. In fact, studies have shown that happy employees are 31 percent more productive, have 37 percent higher sales, and not only solve problems more quickly, but deliver a better end result.… Read More

Social media marketing has grown in leaps and bounds over the past several years, and it can be easy for small shop owners to feel like they’re struggling to keep up with the advancements. Small shop owners often have strict budgets that afford little room to experiment with all encompassing social media strategies and other efforts where risk might seem high and reward is unclear.… Read More

The ICSC New York National Conference is here. As promised, we’re handing out copies of the 2014 Kimco REIToons wall calendar from our location in the Madison Suite, and announcing the two winners of our REIToons caption contest. Their winning captions don the cartoons for June and December in our calendar.… Read More

Families, friends, communities, and businesses join together every Veterans Day to recognize the members of our Armed Forces, past and present. This year, retailers nationwide are celebrating our veterans by offering special promotions and events as a way to say thanks to those who have selflessly served our country.… Read More

We’ve recently completed another round of updates to Kimco’s PropertyFind tool on our website. The tool is one of the best ways to find information on all our properties, including location, GLA, tenants, demographics, vacancies, site plans, aerial views, and other data that brokers and prospective tenants need.… Read More

It’s no secret that one of the biggest shopping periods of 2012 will be Nov. 23-Nov. 26 — kicked off by Black Friday and capped by Cyber Monday. But that Saturday is also especially important for many small businesses. That’s the day American Express will hold its third annual Small Business Saturday.… Read More

ICSC’s RECon 2018 is here and attendees and exhibitors alike are in for a real treat. With CEO & Founder of FUBU and Shark Tank host Daymond John, former NFL player and television host Michael Strahan, and CEO & Co-Founder of Code Eight and Co-Founder of Rent the Runway Jennifer Fleiss as speakers, this year’s RECon will be nothing short of a success.… Read More

Fourth of July is here and retailers across the country have been gearing up for the holiday with patriotic merchandise, food, and party ideas. The National Retail Federation predicts that 214 million Americans will celebrate Independence Day this year, and food seems to be the main focus.… Read More

Consumers are interacting with their favorite brands differently than ever before. Have a customer service complaint? Write a tweet. See a fun fashion trend? Like it on Instagram. Want to order food? There’s an app—and an emoji!—for that.

But what central theme ties these actions together?… Read More

It’s that time of year again. RECon 2016 commenced this weekend in Las Vegas and Earvin “Magic” Johnson, NBA legend and business mogul, kicked off the conference with an opening keynote that left us feeling inspired. But there are plenty of tricks still to come.… Read More

In the words of Seth Sigman, a retail analyst at Credit Suisse, this is the most omni-channel holiday yet, with holiday shopping becoming increasingly mobile. For Walmart, this trend rings very true, with nearly half of their orders since Thanksgiving having been placed on a mobile device — double what the retailer’s mobile purchases were last year.… Read More

On our blog, we aim to feature new technologies and tools that retailers can adapt for their own operations to help increase foot traffic and improve profitability. Next up, we spoke with Tom Klein, CEO of Digital Scientists, to get the background on Rately.… Read More

MEET THE EXPERT: Tabitha Naylor, marketing pro and founder SuccessfulStartup101.com

MEET THE EXPERT: Tabitha Naylor, marketing pro and founder of SuccessfulStartup101.com

Entrepreneurs bring approximately 543,000 new business ideas to fruition every month, transforming and evolving the consumer landscape with everything from specialty grocery stores to jewelry shops. But with the average cost of starting a new business burning a $30,000 hole in most owners’ pockets, cutting costs without cutting corners can be a major challenge for both experienced retailers and industry newcomers.… Read More

After introducing Google Business Photos in 2011, Google has expanded its suite of services to help increase business owners’ visibility. Google My Business is the newest free feature to help business owners manage their interactions with customers. The goal of this new service is to allow shoppers and consumers to find shop details at any time, on any device.… Read More

The National Retail Federation released its Valentine’s Day 2014 shopping forecast last week, predicting total spending to reach $17.3 billion. The average person is expected to spend $133.91 on the holiday this year, up slightly from $130.97 last year.

The NRF has also said that consumers will be “frugal with their budgets,” underscoring the importance of strategic promotions and deals this Valentine’s Day.Read More

The pressure to make up for six less shopping days this holiday shopping season has reached a fever pitch for retailers. “Gray Thursday” is the new starting point of the holiday shopping season, with many major retailers slated to open their doors on Thanksgiving Day.… Read More

Kimco cartoon caption contestFans of our REIToons cartoon series have been growing quickly since it launched on our blog last September. In case you haven’t seen it, click over to our REIToons page now. Nationally syndicated cartoonist Mark O’Collin is the mastermind behind our cartoons, which poke fun at the quirks of REITs, retail, and real estate.… Read More

Few things in the retail industry go together better than Google Business Photos and retailers. If you aren’t using this service, you could be missing out on a crucial opportunity to improve your business’ search visibility and online brand. We have some advice to share from a Google-certified photography agency, LCP360, to help you get started and maximize your investment in Google Business Photos.… Read More

It’s always hard to believe another year has come and gone, and when we look back over 2012, it’s even harder to believe we’ve been blogging for over a year already. We’re about 14 months in, with 106 articles published (87 of them in 2012), and 37 Kimco associates now blogging.… Read More

One of our business goals is to drive foot traffic to our properties. Internally we say we want to be “the REIT that drives feet.” While doing this is no easy feat, social media is increasingly playing an integral role in propelling us toward our goal.… Read More

Kimco Culture

Our brand refresh

Posted by: Diane Agostinello Diane Agostinello
on December 5, 2017

Just in time for ICSC’s New York Deal Making conference, we’re excited to unveil the latest Kimco redevelopment: our brand refresh, which includes a bold new logo that we think is simple, modern, and distinct.

Also included in the refresh is our new tagline, highlighting how our centers offer more than just a place to shop – they are destinations where you can go to be entertained, feel refreshed, get fit, gather with friends and family, and enjoy everyday living.… Read More

Break out your flip-flops and sunglasses – summer is finally here, and we could not be more excited about the events happening at our shopping centers across the nation. From Chalkfests to summer concert series, our neighborhood centers are offering activities the whole family can enjoy.… Read More

Kimco CEO Conor Flynn said it himself; the localized shopping movement will continue to grow in popularity in 2016. And community marketplaces, such as farmers markets, are exactly the one-stop shops for local food and products that consumers are looking for.… Read More

The International Council of Shopping Center’s (ICSC) RECon event is one of the most highly-anticipated retail real estate events of the year. To get ready for this year’s event, we asked ICSC’s Vice President, Communications Jesse Tron to guest author a post on what attendees can look forward to next week.… Read More

Our third annual REIToon caption contest series is back by popular demand. Each year, we receive more and more witty captions from our peers, constituents, and retailers bringing humor to the retail industry. We expect that this year won’t be an exception.… Read More

In September, we announced the kickoff to our second annual REIToon Cartoon Caption Contest, welcoming retail and real estate pros across the country to test their wit by captioning two new cartoons from our popular REIToon series, drawn by cartoonist Mark O’Collin.… Read More

Today, retail and real estate marketers are faced with managing everything from small advertising buys to big data. Advanced technologies like mobile payment system Apple Pay continue to emerge, complicating integrated marketing approaches, and new social networks sneak up every month, forcing marketers to spread their bandwidth even thinner.… Read More

At Kimco, small retailers are an integral part of our more than 830 neighborhood and community shopping centers, adding diversity and a local touch to our tenant mix nationwide. But these mom-and-pop shops aren’t just adding high-demand retail options to our centers, they’re also spurring economic development across the country.… Read More

We celebrated the second anniversary of our blog in 2013, marking another year of capturing some of the most important people, events, trends, and issues shaping retail and retail real estate. It’s hard to believe we’re over two years in already!… Read More

Shop Small Today’s guest post comes to us from Bruce D. Sanders, Ph.D., SPHR, consumer psychologist, retail consultant, and author. He shares some Small Business Saturday advice as we head into this year’s event on Nov. 30.

For more help, visit Small Business Saturday’s website, where you’ll find a variety of Shop Small logos, printable signage, email templates, small business success stories, and other marketing resources to help you promote your store and event.Read More

Michael Kercheval, President and CEO of the International Council of Shopping Centers

Michael Kercheval, President and CEO of the International Council of Shopping Centers

The digital age has been revolutionizing retail and shopping centers over the past several years. Still, ICSC President and CEO Michael Kercheval believes “we’re just on the cusp of this new era in our industry today.” That’s just one takeaway from our interview with him this week as we head into ICSC’s 2013 MOCIAL conference on Tuesday.… Read More

MARKETING CHOPS: Novilhos’ Valentine’s Day marketing approach has meat

MARKETING CHOPS: Novilhos’ Valentine’s Day marketing approach has meat

The marketing team at Novilhos Brazilian Steakhouse has an appetite for cross promotions this Valentine’s Day, and the approach is serving up short-tail and long-tail business benefits for the Kimco tenant. Not only are diners from around the Bellevue, Wash., area jumping to reserve tables for Feb.… Read More

CHRISTMAS WISHES: Abigail and Anna Coughlin take their turn with Santa at Une Minette

CHRISTMAS WISHES: Abigail and Anna Coughlin take their turn with Santa at Une Minette

This year’s Small Business Saturday is a wrap! Consumers spent $5.5 billion at independent merchants during the day (Nov. 24), according to the Small Business Saturday consumer insights survey.… Read More

Kimco’s PropertyFind tool is one of the most widely used features on our corporate website, and for good reason. It lets you search for any property in our portfolio, and bring up a library of resources about its location, tenant mix, area demographics, and other information pertinent to tenants and investors.… Read More