With approximately 800 shopping centers across the country, we have a big footprint here at Kimco. But our commitment to giving back to the communities where we operate is equally as large. In addition to the many volunteer efforts of our employees, we’re always looking for creative ways to help give back to organizations that are making a difference in the world, like donating prime retail space to organizations who lack the physical space to carry out their generous acts.… Read More

What does it take to be a leader? In our industry, leadership depends in part on anticipating market trends. When you can foresee the needs of consumers, you can equip your commercial tenants with the resources necessary to provide the best customer experience.… Read More

Kimco Realty CSR Tip SheetOver the past year, I’ve written and spoken about Kimco’s efforts to advance environmental sustainability among our retail tenants. Our motivations are simple: Improving the sustainability performance of our tenants can lower their total cost of occupancy; preserve scarce resources, such as energy and water; and enhance the overall value of Kimco’s shopping centers.… Read More

Over the past several years, Kimco has invested considerable time and resources in building a leading corporate responsibility program. When I joined the company in 2011 we prioritized two primary activities that were necessary for a successful launch of this new program.… Read More

We spend a lot of time on our blog discussing the many initiatives Kimco has undertaken to advance sustainability at our properties and in our communities. But as I speak to my colleagues, I’m always inspired by the actions they’re taking in their personal lives to promote sustainability and healthy living.… Read More

Last week I shared my op-ed in Shopping Centers Today on the importance of the landlord-tenant relationship when it comes to developing and maintaining sustainable shopping centers.

I dove deeper into this issue and others in a video interview at NAREIT’s 2014 Leader in the Light Working Forum, which took place last month in San Francisco.… Read More

Active readers of the Kimco blog have seen a steady stream of posts related to our corporate responsibility efforts over the past three years. We’ve shared some of the details behind individual initiatives, discussed industry-wide sustainability trends, and celebrated key program milestones.… Read More

At Kimco, corporate responsibility is a key priority. Since launching our program in 2011, we have unveiled a Corporate Responsibility website detailing our program initiatives to external stakeholders, implemented efficiency improvements throughout portions of our portfolio, developed sustainability resources to help retailers reduce their energy usage and costs, and executed a host of other innovative CR initiatives, including bringing that news and information to you via our blog.… Read More

Reprinted by permission of SCT, a publication of ICSC.

Those who have worked on the front lines of sustainability over the past several years have seen it evolve from an emerging idea to a permanent reality for the industry.… Read More