Kimberly Covino

Kimberly Covino

Hi, my name is Kimberly Covino, Director of Portfolio Review and FastTRACK Programs for Kimco Realty Corp. These programs work with both existing and potential future retailers within our portfolio. We assist national, regional, and single-location retailers looking to expand into specific markets. They let us know what markets they are looking to go into and we try to help them get there! I have been in the real estate industry for over 25 years, and am very happy that the last 15 of them have been with Kimco. When I am not at work, I enjoy spending as much time as I can with my family.

Nearly every town in America houses some kind of franchise, whether that be a restaurant, hotel, home improvement store, hair salon — the list goes on. Franchises account for around 9 million jobs in America, making them an integral part of the economy.… Read More

What happens when you band together the resources from five shopping centers, eager-to-help volunteers, and holiday spirit? You make a difference. And that’s exactly what happened at the recent Island Harvest Food Drive hosted by Kimco. On November 13, five of our Long Island, New York properties – Manetto Hill Plaza in Plainview, Jericho Commons in Jericho, Manhasset Center in Manhasset, King Kullen Plaza in Commack, and Turnpike Plaza in Huntington Station – collected enough food to supply 4,353 meals to community members in need!… Read More

It’s that time of year again when consumers start dusting off their backpacks, their notebooks, and their wallets. Last year, total back-to-school shopping spending reached $72.5 billion, with approximately $8.6 billion cashed in at family clothing stores in the month of August alone.… Read More

Kimco associates came together this holiday season to donate over 150 toys to one of our favorite organizations, Toys for Tots, which is an official activity of the U.S. Marine Corps. Our offices were filled with toys for children of all ages — baby toys, remote control cars for older kids, tons of games for families, Barbies galore, hula hoops, tea sets … It was quite a collection!… Read More

Three Kimco shopping centers, 24 Kimco employees, and dozens of gracious community members came together yet again to help more than 300,000 Long Islanders in need of a meal this holiday season. On November 18, we held our annual Island Harvest Food Drive at Munsey Park Plaza, Merrick Commons, and Manetto Hill Plaza, and it was one for the books.… Read More

Purchasing sports equipment can be expensive, and for people playing multiple sports, or children wanting to try new activities, costs can rack up very quickly. This is where Play It Again Sports, the largest sporting goods resale franchise in North America, steps in.… Read More

For business owners who have done their due diligence, franchises are a hot market. As 2014 progresses, the outlook for franchise growth remains strong, and employment and output forecasts are surpassing early estimations. So, as we gear up for the year’s biggest event in franchising, the International Franchise Expo (IFE), we’re taking a look at some of the drivers of market growth that we think will be creating buzz at the expo next week.… Read More

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

Nearly 127 million Americans will be reveling St. Patrick’s Day in 2015, and with the average celebrator expected to spend $36.52 on holiday garb this year, that leaves a $4.6 billion pot of gold for retailers at the end of this rainbow.… Read More

We’ve entered a new era of retail — one where brands no longer write their own narratives, and consumers shape, rather than conform to, retail models. Major brands across the country are recognizing the increasing value of consumer insights, and are placing this consumer-driven approach at the core of their operations.… Read More

Recently, a retailer had a tall order for us. Within just a few years, it wanted to double its footprint from 250 to 500 stores in shopping centers across the United States. In addition, the retailer needed 7,000- to 10,000-square-foot spaces, a size somewhere between anchor and mom-and-pop that’s less common in current shopping center build-outs.… Read More