The publication of our annual corporate responsibility report each year is an exciting time for Kimco — an opportunity to celebrate successes as well as to articulate our vision for the future. Our 2016 report marks many important milestones in our environmental, social, and governance performance.… Read More

Any way you measure it, Kimco’s energy savings efforts have achieved significant results in a short period of time. Since officially launching our corporate responsibility program in 2011, we have reduced same-site energy consumption within the company’s operational control by 15 percent.… Read More

Kimco’s Illumi-Nation project has been a popular topic on both this blog and in the media at large. I recently sat down with REIT.com at their Leader in the Light Working Forum 2016 to give them an update on the program.… Read More

Our Illumi-Nation program made its way into the new year on a high note with approximately 50 percent of our top-tier sites now retrofitted with LED lights. We are well on the way to achieving Kimco’s energy reduction goal of a 10 percent reduction in same-site consumption within our operational control.… Read More

Here at Kimco, we always stress that our success is contingent upon the success of the communities in which we serve. In this vein, we schedule a series of events that will give back to those communities. Our most recent examples are two events that took place at our Forest Avenue Shopping Center in Staten Island, New York and at our Westlake Shopping Center in Daly City, California.… Read More

In October of last year, Kimco announced the Illumi-Nation program, our biggest sustainability program to date and the latest rollout under our Best-in-Class umbrella. Through Illumi-Nation, we had committed $9 million in 2015 to upgrade the lighting in 100 of our Tier 1 properties by year end, and the program will carry us through 2019.… Read More

We’ve gone in-depth in the past on how we are working to reduce energy usage across our 537 shopping centers. Much of the recent headway in achieving our goals is the result of launching our Illumi-Nation program last year. This year, we entered the second phase of the program, spending over $6 million to upgrade to high-performance LED lighting at 62 of our Tier 1 properties.… Read More

This month’s cover story of the industry trade publication Commercial Property Executive focused on all things sustainable in commercial real estate. I joined a roundtable of other prominent players for the feature: Helen Gurfel, executive director, ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance; Nick Stolatis, senior director, global sustainability and enterprise initiatives, TIAA-CREF Global Real Estate; Gary Holtzer, global sustainability officer, Hines; Billy Grayson, director of sustainability, Liberty Property Trust; and David Pogue, global director of corporate responsibility, CBRE Group Inc.… Read More

The Ardmore Farmer’s Market has been a hallmark of Suburban Square for years. It houses 16 local purveyors, ranging from florists, to bakers, to Philadelphia’s well-known Di Bruno Bros. And, while it draws a lot of foot traffic to the property, customers and the many restaurants in Suburban Square produce (literally) tons of trash.… Read More