2013 was a comeback year for the capital markets. While interest rates experienced periods of volatility in the second half, the capital markets digested this volatility and remained open and accessible at attractive levels. This momentum is carrying into 2014, and provides reason to be optimistic about the health of the capital markets this year.… Read More

Kimco’s recent offer of $225 million of perpetual preferred stock provides a clear indication of the state of the capital markets these days.

We were able to get the deal done at 5.50 percent, which is the lowest coupon ever issued by a REIT, and believed to be the lowest coupon ever for a perpetual preferred security of any kind.… Read More

Several factors are converging in 2012 to help the capital markets stabilize after experiencing significant volatility last year. Although some issues remain uncertain — particularly Europe’s financial struggles — several areas of the market are rebounding and gaining momentum. Here are seven capital market trends Kimco is watching in 2012, and how we see them impacting retail real estate throughout the year.… Read More