REITs in the Community

During a visit to Boston, Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) met briefly with American Tower Chairman, President and CEO, James Taiclet. Taiclet updated Burr, Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee and a member of the Senate Finance Committee, on American Tower's North Carolina operations and its Network Operations Center located in Cary, NC. 

Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R-ME) visited the Simon Property Group's Bangor Mall located in Bangor, ME. Poliquin, a member of the House Financial Services Committee, was briefed by James Gerety, General Manager, and Kimberly Reid, Director of Marketing and Business Development, on the mall's latest activities and economic contributions to the local community. 

Rep. Bill Foster (D-IL), a member of the House Financial Services Committee, visited the Chicago Premium Outlets, a Simon Property Group property located in Aurora, IL.

Rep. Steve Knight (R-CA) visited Forest City’s Antelope Valley Mall in Palmdale, CA, and was briefed by the mall’s General Manager Scott Cummings and Senior Vice President, Property Management Alan Schmiedicker. Rep. Knight, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, took a brief tour of the property and learned about recent improvements the company has made to the mall’s infrastructure.

Rep. David Joyce (R-OH) visited Simon Property Group's Aurora Farms Premium Outlets located in Aurora, OH. Rep. Joyce was joined in his visit by Aurora Mayor Ann Womer Benjamin. 

Rep. John Culberson (R-TX), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, visited the Houston Galleria, a Simon Property Group property located in Houston.

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO), center, visited American Campus Communities' The Cottages of Columbia on the campus of the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. Hartlzer was briefed on ACC’s other developments in Missouri and updated on several current issues impacting REITs and the student housing industry.

Rep. Filemon Vela (D-TX) visited CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.'s Sunrise Mall in Brownsville, Texas.

Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA) visited Realty Income Corporation’s headquarters in San Diego where he met with John Case, Chief Executive Officer and President.

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) visited Simon Property Group's Woodbury Common Premium Outlets in Woodbury, New York. The property, which is the largest outlet center in the world, is in the midst of a major redevelopment.

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