NATIONAL ANCHORS: Safeway is one the anchors at Marketplace at Factoria, in addition to Walmart, Target, Nordstrom Rack, and several other national and regional retailers

NATIONAL ANCHORS: Safeway is one of the anchors at Marketplace at Factoria, in addition to Walmart, Target, Nordstrom Rack, and several other retailers

Economic recovery has moved forward in a range of areas across the U.S. But one MSA that has continued to cement its foothold faster than others is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue.… Read More

“Location, location, location” is the classic rule for real estate business success. And for small business owners, it’s often the #1 factor that influences your ability to catapult your business to its full potential.

It might sound easy enough. But choosing the right location for your business is one of the most challenging and confusing decisions for entrepreneurs to make.… Read More

Many investors are squarely focused on the “Big Six” markets — the New York metro area; the Washington, D.C.-Baltimore corridor; Boston; San Francisco; Chicago; and Los Angeles. But we also see a great deal of opportunity and value in many other strong markets around the country, in addition to the Big Six.… Read More

Kimco is continuing its initiative to focus its portfolio on core, strategic assets in the country’s strongest markets, and has been on the lookout for properties that will become a solid long-term investment. Two of our latest acquisitions in this effort have been City Heights Retail Village and Santee Trolley Square in the San Diego metro area.… Read More

I’ve chosen to write about Orlando, Fla., for the next post in our Market Profile series. Kimco started investing in the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford MSA in 1968, and now owns over 2 million square feet of leasable space across 17 retail properties in the area, including our most recent Orlando acquisition, Grand Oaks Village.… Read More

New Yorkers are known for their partiality to their borough. So I might ruffle some feathers with what I’m about to say. But I think you’ll understand my reasoning by the end of my post. Staten Island is the jewel of New York, and a great area to own retail real estate from Kimco’s perspective.… Read More

The next MSA I want to highlight in our Market Profile series is Charlotte, N.C. We started investing in the Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill MSA in 1968 and have acquired 854,391 square feet of leasable space across seven properties. Charlotte is showing strong economic activity and solid growth projections, which is why it’s one of the 31 MSAs in which Kimco invests.… Read More

Recently, a retailer had a tall order for us. Within just a few years, it wanted to double its footprint from 250 to 500 stores in shopping centers across the United States. In addition, the retailer needed 7,000- to 10,000-square-foot spaces, a size somewhere between anchor and mom-and-pop that’s less common in current shopping center build-outs.… Read More

Several more Kimco people and properties have been in the news since we posted our last media coverage wrap-up. Here’s a round-up of some more December stories in case you missed them:

Executive Suite: David Henry.” Newsday’s Christine Giordano interviewed our CEO, Dave Henry, for the publication’s weekly Executive Suite column.… Read More