Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. commenced operations in October 2009 as a fully integrated, self-managed real estate investment trust, or REIT. The Company specializes in the acquisition, ownership and management of necessity-based community and neighborhood shopping centers in the western region of the United States, anchored by national and regional supermarkets and drugstores. The Company refers to the properties it targets for investment as its target assets. From the commencement of its operations through December 31, 2012, the Company completed approximately $890.9 million of shopping center investments. As of December 31, 2012, the Company's portfolio consisted of 44 wholly-owned retail properties totaling approximately 4.4 million square feet of gross leasable area, or GLA, and one retail property owned through a joint venture, encompassing approximately 464,000 square feet of GLA. The Company reincorporated as a Maryland corporation on June 2, 2011. ... More ...