Commercial real estate and sustainability are two very popular topic areas for industry conferences. There are dozens of potential conference opportunities that in some way address the intersection of commercial real estate, retail, environmental sustainability, energy, clean technology, and the like.… Read More

The feedback from Kimco’s retailer and investor meetings at the ICSC RECon 2012 conference show there’s been steady progress in the underlying fundamentals of the shopping center business. With the exception of a few categories, such as office supply and electronics, the vast majority of today’s national and regional retailers have healthy expansion plans.… Read More

The ICSC RECon convention is the global conference for anyone in the retail, shopping center, and mall industries. This year’s event is expected to draw some 30,000 attendees and 1,000 exhibitors, all looking forward to the show’s educational sessions, and networking and deal making opportunities.… Read More

We’ll be on the road again for two ICSC events in a few short weeks. Our team will be speaking at ICSC’s NOI+ Conference, which takes place Sept. 5-6 in Orlando, Fla., directly followed by the organization’s inaugural MOCIAL Conference, which runs Sept.… Read More

ICSC RECon continues to be one of the most important events for the retail real estate industry, and this year’s event was no different. Many in the industry have said that ICSC RECon 2012 marked the emergence of renewed optimism about the sector’s recovery.… Read More

We’ve just started rolling out a new initiative for entrepreneurs, franchisees, and franchisors: Kimco’s FastTrack Franchise program. FastTrack Franchise is a program we created to streamline the franchisor/franchisee process in our shopping centers. There are now new tools on our website that let you pick a franchise and find pre-approved sites within the Kimco portfolio to open your business.… Read More

REITWeek is a major bi-annual event sponsored by NAREIT, and is a key opportunity for Kimco to meet with institutional investors and research analysts. This year, we had 19 meetings in which we came away with several important observations and understandings on the state of the retail and investment markets.… Read More

The ICSC RECon 2012 conference next week in Las Vegas will be bittersweet for me. I’ll certainly enjoy mixing again with many of the best and brightest in the retail world, but this year’s gathering also marks the end of my year-long tenure as chairman of ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers). … Read More

Walking around the ICSC conference last week, you knew it wasn’t 2009 anymore. Attendance was up this year, resulting in over 6,500 attendees, and there was more energy, activity, and buzz in the crowd as many retailers are in better financial and operating positions than they were just a few years ago.… Read More