2013 was a comeback year for the capital markets. While interest rates experienced periods of volatility in the second half, the capital markets digested this volatility and remained open and accessible at attractive levels. This momentum is carrying into 2014, and provides reason to be optimistic about the health of the capital markets this year.… Read More

We’ve continued to see positive movement in the real estate industry over the past quarter. Kimco has been cited in many national, regional, and local media outlets for our take on these trends and how we’re capitalizing on them. Here’s a roundup of some of the most notable news we’ve been a part of and have made in Q3.… Read More

One of the most highly anticipated FOMC meetings occurred in September based on the market’s anticipation that the Fed would announce the beginning of “tapering.” The Fed’s announcement to hold off tapering has created significant ripples throughout the financial community. However, we’re seeing some net positives for the REIT industry over the medium term.… Read More

At the beginning of this year, we wrote about the 12 trends we thought the retail real estate market should be watching in 2012. Now that Q1 and Q2 are in the books, we wanted to take a fresh look at those trends, and reflect on how they’re playing out and where they’re heading as we continue to move forward in 2012.… Read More

Competition for core, stabilized shopping centers in the U.S. has typically been stiff, and it’s easy to see why. These centers are well-leased by strong tenants and have a sturdy anchor tenant — usually a grocer or other major retailer. As a result, these centers are usually very stable and generate strong sales for tenants.… Read More

There are several factors anchoring our thinking as to how 2012 will play out for the retail real estate market. We look at the market trends that have shaped and are continuing to shape the industry, the economic climate domestically and abroad, as well as activity happening in our portfolio and the trends we’re seeing among our tenants.… Read More