Business Strategy and Outlook| Kevin Brown, CFA |
Regency Centers is the largest shopping center REIT, with 405 properties spread across more than 20 major U.S. metropolitan areas. Regency's portfolio is filled with high-quality assets located in population-dense, affluent markets. The company focuses on owning grocery-anchored centers, with over 80% of properties featuring a grocery anchor and grocery stores representing slightly more than 20% of annual base rent. Regency's grocery anchors are strong draws to the centers as they produce sales per square foot well above the national average and are very healthy with low occupancy costs. The rest of the portfolio contains a substantial number of service-oriented tenants that are naturally resistant to e-commerce pressures.