Kimco Realty Corp is a Maryland corporation. The Company began operations through its predecessor, The Kimco Corporation, which was organized in 1966 upon the contribution of several shopping center properties owned by its principal stockholders. In 1973, these principals formed the Company as a Delaware corporation, and, in 1985, the operations of The Kimco Corporation were merged into the Company. The Company has owned and operated neighborhood and community shopping centers for more than 50 years. As of December 31, 2013, the Company had interests in 852 shopping center properties (the "Combined Shopping Center Portfolio"), aggregating 124.5 million square feet of gross leasable area ("GLA"), and 575 other property interests, primarily through the Company's preferred equity investments and other real estate investments, totaling 13.2 million square feet of GLA, for a grand total of 1,427 properties aggregating 137.7 million square feet of GLA, located in 42 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Chile and Peru.