Kimco’s recent offer of $225 million of perpetual preferred stock provides a clear indication of the state of the capital markets these days.

We were able to get the deal done at 5.50 percent, which is the lowest coupon ever issued by a REIT, and believed to be the lowest coupon ever for a perpetual preferred security of any kind.… Read More

Several factors are converging in 2012 to help the capital markets stabilize after experiencing significant volatility last year. Although some issues remain uncertain — particularly Europe’s financial struggles — several areas of the market are rebounding and gaining momentum. Here are seven capital market trends Kimco is watching in 2012, and how we see them impacting retail real estate throughout the year.… Read More