Despite the economic challenges that have continued to impact the retail real estate industry this year, we’ve also experienced positive developments that have strengthened our businesses, reduced some concerns, and given us optimism about continued growth in 2014. This upward momentum has impacted organizations throughout the industry — REITs, retailers, and institutional investors alike.… Read More

At the beginning of this year, we wrote about the 12 trends we thought the retail real estate market should be watching in 2012. Now that Q1 and Q2 are in the books, we wanted to take a fresh look at those trends, and reflect on how they’re playing out and where they’re heading as we continue to move forward in 2012.… 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

In formulating our views for the retail real estate market in 2013, I keep going back to the notion of a pendulum swinging. There’s reason to be both optimistic as well as cautious about nearly every issue and trend that could impact the industry this year.… Read More

The Long Island retail market has grown significantly over the past few years, and is one of Kimco’s strongest markets. I talked in depth about this recently as a panelist for ICSC’s “Long Island Retail from All Sides” program. The event provided a snapshot into Long Island’s current and future retail market from the perspectives of several industry professionals.… Read More

If you’re a landlord or property manager, you know that leasing your small shop space has become increasingly challenging. Retail follows jobs and housing, and the recovery on both of these fronts has been slow.

Small business lending has showed lackluster growth, and competition from big box and online retailers continues to threaten small shops.… Read More

After joining some industry peers for a recent Bisnow Retail Real Estate Summit panel discussion in San Francisco, it appears the REIT industry has consensus on several important business challenges and opportunities in the Bay Area.

My fellow panelists were Jeff Berkes, President, West Coast for Federal Realty Investment Trust, and Eric Hohmann, Managing Director, Property Investments for Madison Marquette.… Read More

Kimco’s business initiatives, projects, and people have caught the attention of several industry, local, and national media outlets. We’ve been posting quarterly round-ups of our press coverage on our blog, so with the second quarter at a close, I wanted to highlight some articles that featured Kimco over the past three months.… Read More