LOOKING BACK: Groundbreaking day at Wilde Lake. Pictured left to right: Scott Zimmerly, Wood Partners; Councilwoman Courtney Watson; Bill Santos, Planning Board; Linda Odum, Chairwoman of the Village Board; Councilwoman Mary Kay Sigaty; Geoffrey Glazer, Kimco Realty; Ken Ulman, County Executive; Councilwoman Jen Terrasa; Marsha McLaughlin, Director of Planning; Tom Simmons, Kimco Realty; Kevin Allen, Kimco Realty

LOOKING BACK: Groundbreaking day at Wilde Lake. Pictured left to right: Scott Zimmerly, Wood Partners; Councilwoman Courtney Watson; Bill Santos, Planning Board; Linda Odum, Chairwoman of the Village Board; Councilwoman Mary Kay Sigaty; Geoffrey Glazer, Kimco Realty; Ken Ulman, County Executive; Councilwoman Jen Terrasa; Marsha McLaughlin, Director of Planning; Tom Simmons, Kimco Realty; Kevin Allen, Kimco Realty

When Kimco broke ground on the redevelopment project at Wilde Lake Village Center in Columbia, Maryland, the mission was clear: revitalize the once-bustling Village Center into a hub of retail and activity that would simultaneously create value for the local community and our company.… Read More

The next MSA I want to highlight in our Market Profile series is Charlotte, N.C. We started investing in the Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill MSA in 1968 and have acquired 854,391 square feet of leasable space across seven properties. Charlotte is showing strong economic activity and solid growth projections, which is why it’s one of the 31 MSAs in which Kimco invests.… 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

NATIONAL ANCHORS: Safeway is one the anchors at Marketplace at Factoria, in addition to Walmart, Target, Nordstrom Rack, and several other national and regional retailers

NATIONAL ANCHORS: Safeway is one of the anchors at Marketplace at Factoria, in addition to Walmart, Target, Nordstrom Rack, and several other retailers

Economic recovery has moved forward in a range of areas across the U.S. But one MSA that has continued to cement its foothold faster than others is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue.… 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

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

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

REITWeek is a major bi-annual event sponsored by NAREIT, and is a key opportunity for Kimco to meet with institutional investors and research analysts. This year, we had 19 meetings in which we came away with several important observations and understandings on the state of the retail and investment markets.… Read More

In my last post, I gave an overview of how Kimco chooses properties to redevelop. Redevelopment is a fundamental way we ensure continued foot traffic and growth at Kimco’s properties, and increase the value of those properties for the communities in which they’re located and for our shareholders.… Read More