Kelly Smith

Kelly Smith

Hi everyone, my name's Kelly. I'm the Managing Director of Kimco's Canadian Operations. I oversee the company's Canadian portfolio, with interests in 17 million square feet of retail property across the country. I've held several other positions in real estate over the years. Before joining Kimco in 2008, I was Managing Director of Capmark Canada Ltd. There, I developed and managed the company's Canadian commercial lending operations, originating over $2 billion in commercial mortgages and managing three Canadian offices. I was also Portfolio Manager at North American Trust, and founded and operated a successful mortgage brokerage in Toronto. Before that, I was earning my MBA from the University of Western Ontario. When I'm away from my desk, I like to get outside and ski, golf, and snowshoe. I am married with two kids and we live in Toronto.

UPDATE: Target Canada opened in Kimco’s Shoppers World Danforth center on March 27, featuring a celebrity line-up that included Sarah Jessica Parker, Blake Lively, Elisha Cuthbert, and others. Here are some photos from the grand opening event.

One of Target Canada’s first stores to open this month was at a property jointly owned by Kimco and RioCanGates of Fergus in Fergus, Ontario.… Read More

U.S. retailers are continuing to expand steadily into the Canadian market, with merchants such as J. Crew and Tory Burch among some of the latest to open shop in Canada. Over the past few months, Target and Nordstrom have also confirmed they will be opening stores in Canada in 2013 and 2014, respectively.… Read More

Big Lots. Dollar Tree. Express. J. Crew. Marshalls. These are just a handful of the U.S. retailers that have crossed the border into Canada in the past year or so. Many others aren’t far behind — including industry leader Target and, according to some reports, Nordstrom and Kohl’s.… Read More