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

Retailers are well acquainted with their customers’ request to “charge it!” when they’re buying goods and services. But now “charging it” has taken on new importance for retailers at Kimco’s Westlake Shopping Center in Daly City, Calif. We’ve just installed an NRG eVgo Freedom Station on the first floor of the center’s parking garage, enabling customers to quick charge their electric vehicles (EVs) while shopping at the wide range of retailers at the center.… Read More

As we head into the New Year, our Corporate Responsibility program continues to expand into new areas. We’re excited about the progress made over the past two years, and are looking forward to many of the efforts that will come to fruition in 2013.… Read More

You might have read on our blog this summer about Kimco’s participation in the Environmental Defense Fund’s (EDF) Climate Corps program. Climate Corps places top-tier graduate students into large organizations to make the business case for energy efficiency. This summer, Linus Ik-Pyo Hong, a graduate student at Columbia University, joined Kimco’s Sustainability Team.… Read More

We firmly believe that a crucial aspect of driving greater energy efficiency at retail properties is collaboration between landlords, tenants, and utility providers. You might have read our recent press release announcing a first-of-its-kind collaboration with a major utility provider, which is one example of how Kimco is taking tangible steps in this regard.… Read More

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

Kimco joined 40 organizations two weeks ago at the Drive the Dream event hosted by the California Plug-in Electric Vehicle Collaborative in San Francisco. Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown led a round-table meeting with some 50 business leaders, including myself, who shared their corporate commitments to social responsibility, and specifically, their pledges to support the plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market.… Read More

Kimco’s second quarter saw a lot of positive momentum that caught the media’s attention. Two honors in particular still have us smiling — Real Estate Forum magazine named CEO David Henry a “Real Estate Icon” in its May issue, and our website brought home a gold NAREIT Investor CARE Award in June.… Read More

One of the biggest challenges for retail real estate owners is measuring the sustainability performance of existing properties. Although some standards and tools exist that address portions of the shopping center environment (e.g. EnergyStar for Retail tenants), as an industry we lack a holistic tool designed to meet our unique needs.… Read More