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

Few things in the retail industry go together better than Google Business Photos and retailers. If you aren’t using this service, you could be missing out on a crucial opportunity to improve your business’ search visibility and online brand. We have some advice to share from a Google-certified photography agency, LCP360, to help you get started and maximize your investment in Google Business Photos.… Read More

Like many retailers, Unleashed by Petco is focused on engaging its community through unique local events. But while community engagement events are typically centered on building customer relationships, we recently helped Unleashed by Petco take this a step further and foster cotenant relationships as well during its Summer Snow Day event at Kimco’s Westlake Shopping Center.… 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

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

Partnering on an event can be a great way to promote your business and drive foot traffic to your location. Each organization involved can gain the benefit of one another’s branding and marketing. And when you do something fun, your audience is often more receptive to learning about and trying your products and services.… Read More

READY TO ROLL: Zipcars at Kimco’s Bridgehampton Commons shopping center

READY TO ROLL: Zipcars at Kimco’s Bridgehampton Commons shopping center

Car sharing network Zipcar is increasingly adding shopping centers to its list of U.S. locations. Zipcar’s next two retail stops will be Kimco’s Mill Basin Plaza in Brooklyn and The Shops at District Heights in District Heights, Md., just outside of Washington, D.C.… Read More

Many think of property managers as the people responsible for the physical upkeep of a property — keeping areas clean, fixing leaky roofs, changing light bulbs, and filling potholes in the parking lot. While this is certainly part of the job description, it doesn’t begin to describe all of the many services Kimco’s property management team offers.… Read More

Driving increased foot traffic is an ongoing challenge for shopping center owners and tenants. Beth Azor offered to contribute a guest post to our blog with some successful tactics and strategies she has used at her shopping centers and seen around the industry for driving foot traffic.… Read More