The International Council of Shopping Center’s (ICSC) RECon event is one of the most highly-anticipated retail real estate events of the year. To get ready for this year’s event, we asked ICSC’s Vice President, Communications Jesse Tron to guest author a post on what attendees can look forward to next week.… Read More

We’ll be on the road again for two ICSC events in a few short weeks. Our team will be speaking at ICSC’s NOI+ Conference, which takes place Sept. 5-6 in Orlando, Fla., directly followed by the organization’s inaugural MOCIAL Conference, which runs Sept.… Read More

The Long Island retail market experienced little fluctuation in the first quarter 2012, with the vacancy rate holding at 4.5 percent, net absorption coming in at a positive 250,884 square feet, and vacant sublease space dropping by 36,095 square feet.… Read More

It seems we were right.

The last time we discussed the Marketplace Fairness Act the bill was gaining momentum. The U.S. Senate had just passed the bill in a 69-27 vote, and brick-and-mortar retailers and supporters nationwide rejoiced.

But we projected there was still a long road ahead to passing this critical piece of legislation into law.… 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

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

Michael Kercheval, President and CEO of the International Council of Shopping Centers

Michael Kercheval, President and CEO of the International Council of Shopping Centers

The digital age has been revolutionizing retail and shopping centers over the past several years. Still, ICSC President and CEO Michael Kercheval believes “we’re just on the cusp of this new era in our industry today.” That’s just one takeaway from our interview with him this week as we head into ICSC’s 2013 MOCIAL conference on Tuesday.… Read More

The feedback from Kimco’s retailer and investor meetings at the ICSC RECon 2012 conference show there’s been steady progress in the underlying fundamentals of the shopping center business. With the exception of a few categories, such as office supply and electronics, the vast majority of today’s national and regional retailers have healthy expansion plans.… Read More

The ICSC RECon 2012 conference next week in Las Vegas will be bittersweet for me. I’ll certainly enjoy mixing again with many of the best and brightest in the retail world, but this year’s gathering also marks the end of my year-long tenure as chairman of ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers). … Read More