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
The lure of franchising for many business owners is that they can start their own business without having to create everything from scratch. Franchisors have already done much of the leg work — not to mention reduced or eliminated many of the risks that come with entrepreneurship — by establishing the business model, building strong brand name recognition, and handling most of the marketing and advertising.… Read More
For business owners who have done their due diligence, franchises are a hot market. As 2014 progresses, the outlook for franchise growth remains strong, and employment and output forecasts are surpassing early estimations. So, as we gear up for the year’s biggest event in franchising, the International Franchise Expo (IFE), we’re taking a look at some of the drivers of market growth that we think will be creating buzz at the expo next week.… Read More
Kimco has several new strategic initiatives and projects underway that have been catching the attention of the business community this quarter. I’d like to share a few of the highlights featured by the media.
“Mad Money” interviews Kimco CEO Dave Henry
Kimco CEO Dave Henry discussed the company’s strong performance numbers with Jim Cramer, host of CNBC’s “Mad Money,” in February.… Read More
The only consistent thing in retail real estate is change. Unlike other real estate sectors, the vibrant world of retail changes dramatically as new concepts pop up, existing concepts reinvent themselves, and outdated concepts fade away. And while change can sometimes be disruptive, we think it creates a great opportunity.… Read More
Earlier this year we announced Kimco’s FastTrack Franchise program. If you missed the announcement, the program is a new initiative that connects entrepreneurs and franchisees with pre-approved vacancies at our shopping centers where franchisors want to be located.
Our objective is to help franchisees easily find the right space to open their business, while helping franchisors find operators to run locations in markets they want to be in.… 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