Rob Wachtler

Rob Wachtler

My name’s Rob Wachtler, and I’m a Leasing Associate with Kimco Realty. I’m responsible for the leasing of 15 Kimco properties throughout Long Island and New Jersey, totaling some 2 million square feet. I grew up on the South Shore of Long Island in Bellmore. I am now living on the Upper East Side in Manhattan. I’m a graduate from University at Albany, where I earned my bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in business. I’m a big hometown sports fan, rooting for the Mets, Jets, Rangers, and Knicks. J-E-T-S, JETS, JETS, JETS!

BAM! Kimco’s Airport Plaza in Farmingdale, New York welcomed a special guest on June 16th. Emeril Lagasse, celebrity chef, restaurateur, television personality, and cookbook author stopped by Stew Leonard’s during his recent book tour. Over 1,000 people flocked to the farm fresh grocery store to meet the famous chef.… Read More

GAME ON: Long Island scores its first Sport Clips, marked by the Selden location’s grand opening celebration

GAME ON: Long Island scores its first Sport Clips, marked by the Selden location’s grand opening celebration

The lure of franchising for many business owners is that they can start their own business without having to create everything from scratch. Franchisors have already done much of the leg work — not to mention reduced or eliminated many of the risks that come with entrepreneurship — by establishing the business model, building strong brand name recognition, and handling most of the marketing and advertising.… Read More

When it comes to retail real estate, it’s not simply location, location, location. Studying local market dynamics and regional customer demands provides invaluable insight into a shopping center’s ideal composition. Key demographics like median age, ethnicity, and average household income can provide a strong baseline for identifying the proper tenant mix for a shopping center.… Read More

TASTE: Moolala serves up 12 flavors and 50 toppings daily

TASTE: Moolala serves up 12 flavors and 50 toppings daily

The frozen yogurt industry is anything but cold. Self-serve “fro-yo” franchises and independent shops have mushroomed across the U.S. in recent years as business owners strive to capitalize on consumers’ increasing focus on healthy eating and saving money.… Read More