Kimco Realty (NYSE:KIM) has a new overseer. The New York--based real estate investment trust announced Monday that Conor C. Flynn would be replacing as the company's chief operating officer Michael Pappagallo, who is leaving the company to become president and CFO of Brixmor Property Group.

Flynn, who most recently served as president for Kimco's western region, managed a portfolio of 191 properties totaling 31.6 million square feet. He will relocate to Kimco's headquarters in New Hyde Park.

Kimco CEO and Vice Chairman Dave Henry said: "Conor has developed a wealth of experience over many years and has proven to be a strong leader at Kimco. The board of directors unanimously approved his appointment as Chief Operating Officer."