Last month, two tenants of Manetto Hill Plaza in Plainview, New York, celebrated a major milestone. Solomons Jewelers and Raves Salon each reached their 40-year anniversary at the Plaza.

Both tenants have become staples of the Plainview community, and have earned loyal customer bases over their 40 years at the Plaza.… Read More

Not long ago Harrisburg East Shopping Center was a struggling asset along an incredibly busy corridor east of Harrisburg, in South Central Pennsylvania. The shopping center, while strategically positioned in a retail hub of Harrisburg, needed a little boost. So, a redevelopment opportunity was conceived and the property was soon gearing up to attract new retailers.… Read More

As companies continue to find ways to cut costs, for example by negotiating rental rates for offices, the concept of alternative work space that allows for coworking has become more appealing to large and small businesses alike. In fact, there has been a sharp rise in remote jobs over the last several years, with telecommuting job listings increasing 36 percent.… Read More

Food trucks have become one of the most popular new food trends to hit the market. Their convenience and delicious food make for a great combination to attract foot traffic and serve quick, on-the-go meals to those who stop by.

Last month, Kimco’s White Lake Commons in Clarkston, Michigan jumped on their popularity with its annual food truck rally, in partnership with Neiman’s Family Market.… Read More

A springtime staple, the Easter Bunny had a busy year at our shopping centers enjoying Easter egg hunts, selfies, and candy galore. He hopped his way to different shopping centers throughout Kimco’s national portfolio.

The first Easter celebration was at Anaheim Plaza in Anaheim, California.… Read More

In 2015, restaurant sales surpassed supermarket sales for the first time in almost 20 years. This trend is causing shopping center owners to shift their tenant mix to include more one-of-a-kind dining experiences for shoppers with constantly changing tastes, which includes food trucks.… Read More

One of the best aspects of being the property manager at a shopping center is having the opportunity to interact with guests, boost foot traffic, and create loyal shoppers by hosting creative events. It takes many months of planning, a patient mindset, and nimble thinking, but the joy it brings to community members and tenants makes all the preparation worthwhile.… Read More

Contracting maintenance for a shopping center has followed the same process for decades. Traditionally, most real estate companies contract for maintenance services on an as-needed basis. For recurring services—think landscaping—contracts generally last from one to four years. This service work is usually bid out and coordinated directly between the property manager and the vendor.… Read More