What does it take to be a leader? In our industry, leadership depends in part on anticipating market trends. When you can foresee the needs of consumers, you can equip your commercial tenants with the resources necessary to provide the best customer experience.… Read More

Last week I shared my op-ed in Shopping Centers Today on the importance of the landlord-tenant relationship when it comes to developing and maintaining sustainable shopping centers.

I dove deeper into this issue and others in a video interview at NAREIT’s 2014 Leader in the Light Working Forum, which took place last month in San Francisco.… Read More

It’s November, and just around the corner is ICSC’s RetailGreen Conference. This year’s event will take place on Dec. 3 and 4 in Phoenix, and promises to be one of the best attended to date. In addition to a packed agenda filled with valuable speakers and networking sessions, the conference will be the global launch site of ICSC’s Property Efficiency Scorecard.… Read More

We spend a lot of time on our blog discussing the many initiatives Kimco has undertaken to advance sustainability at our properties and in our communities. But as I speak to my colleagues, I’m always inspired by the actions they’re taking in their personal lives to promote sustainability and healthy living.… Read More

Reprinted by permission of SCT, a publication of ICSC.

Those who have worked on the front lines of sustainability over the past several years have seen it evolve from an emerging idea to a permanent reality for the industry.… Read More

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

Kimco Realty CSR Tip SheetOver the past year, I’ve written and spoken about Kimco’s efforts to advance environmental sustainability among our retail tenants. Our motivations are simple: Improving the sustainability performance of our tenants can lower their total cost of occupancy; preserve scarce resources, such as energy and water; and enhance the overall value of Kimco’s shopping centers.… Read More

NAREIT Leader in the Light Award 2013NAREIT recognized Kimco last week by honoring us with a 2013 Leader in the Light Award. These preeminent awards recognize NAREIT members that have demonstrated excellence in sustainability and energy efficiency. Kimco was the sole recipient in the Retail category.… 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