The only consistent thing in retail real estate is change. Unlike other real estate sectors, the vibrant world of retail changes dramatically as new concepts pop up, existing concepts reinvent themselves, and outdated concepts fade away. And while change can sometimes be disruptive, we think it creates a great opportunity.… Read More

Despite the slight dip in spending on Thanksgiving and Black Friday weekend, the National Retail Federation is still predicting retailers will see $602.1 billion in sales this holiday shopping season. Some $57.4 billion is on the books from the initial four-day shopping event, leaving an estimated $577.4 billion still on its way to cash registers.… Read More

As we head into the New Year, our Corporate Responsibility program continues to expand into new areas. We’re excited about the progress made over the past two years, and are looking forward to many of the efforts that will come to fruition in 2013.… Read More

Online retailers have generally focused their businesses on digital channels. They’ve known that they can attract customers through online advertising, email marketing, search engine visibility, social media promotions, and mobile marketing. The brick-and-mortar channel has traditionally been far from online retailers’ radar.… 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

In formulating our views for the retail real estate market in 2013, I keep going back to the notion of a pendulum swinging. There’s reason to be both optimistic as well as cautious about nearly every issue and trend that could impact the industry this year.… Read More

Kimco held its 2013 Investor Day yesterday at the New York Palace Hotel. This was a highly anticipated event with over 125 confirmed attendees looking to hear about Kimco’s strategy over the next several years. Our path for growth hinges on three core initiatives, associated with the initials T.S.R.Read More

About one in two Americans will be celebrating Halloween this year, or 158 million people, according to the National Retail Federation. They’ll be spending an estimated $6.9 billion on costumes, candy, decorations, and other festive goods.

But as with every Halloween, some costumes will be more popular than others.… Read More

It’s always hard to believe another year has come and gone, and when we look back over 2012, it’s even harder to believe we’ve been blogging for over a year already. We’re about 14 months in, with 106 articles published (87 of them in 2012), and 37 Kimco associates now blogging.… Read More