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. REIT.com asked what differentiates Kimco from its peers in the area of sustainability, and what economic and environmental results we’ve achieved to date. This progress in part led to Kimco earning the 2013 NAREIT Leader in the Light Award.

Watch the interview below for the highlights:

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What do you think are the biggest barriers and opportunities for sustainability in retail real estate? Let us know in a comment below.