It’s that time of year again! Back-to-school season is upon us, and whether it’s your child’s first day of Kindergarten or they’re beginning to decorate their apartment as a college senior, preparing to go back to school is an end-of-summer ritual.… Read More

As any reader of our blog knows, Kimco is focused on promoting sustainability among our retail tenants, whether it’s through developing tailored energy management tips for retailers, partnering with Energy Star to promote tenant benchmarking and efficiency, or investing in research with EDF Climate Corps to better understand the barriers to tenant sustainability.… Read More

The ICSC RECon convention is the global conference for anyone in the retail, shopping center, and mall industries. This year’s event is expected to draw some 30,000 attendees and 1,000 exhibitors, all looking forward to the show’s educational sessions, and networking and deal making opportunities.… 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 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

Walking around the ICSC conference last week, you knew it wasn’t 2009 anymore. Attendance was up this year, resulting in over 6,500 attendees, and there was more energy, activity, and buzz in the crowd as many retailers are in better financial and operating positions than they were just a few years ago.… Read More

Never before has it been so difficult to create a perfect marketing mix. It seems like every day new studies and reports are being released about the hottest new products that are flying off the shelves, how to integrate Big Data into your advertising efforts, or what the best social platforms are for reaching consumer audiences.… 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

I’m the current Chairman of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). In this role, I feel it is important to engage support for a crucial issue facing brick-and-mortar retailers: the unfair sales tax structure that is hurting our neighborhood shopping centers and main street retailers.… Read More