Federal Realty Investment Trust Update 05/16/24

Federal Realty Partners with Fifth Wall

Fifth Wall—the largest asset manager focused on improving, future-proofing, and decarbonizing the built world—has announced Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE: FRT)—a fully integrated US-based retail real estate company focused on risk-adjusted capital allocation—has committed to invest with Fifth Wall. This investment highlights Federal Realty's continued commitment to delivering long-term, innovative as well as sustainable growth across its best-in-class portfolio of 102 properties and approximately 26 million square feet.

"The real estate sector is at an inflection point, facing the dual imperatives of adapting to climate change and capitalizing on the rapid advancements in AI and other property technologies. Our commitment to Fifth Wall enables us to evaluate and adopt the most advanced technology and AI strategies that are specifically tailored for the real estate sector," said Don Wood, Chief Executive Officer of Federal Realty. "By partnering with Brendan Wallace and his expert team, we are leveraging their deep insights to amplify our capabilities and drive innovation. This move is about more than just adapting; it's about decisively leading in a digital age, ensuring that Federal Realty remains synonymous with value creation and market leadership."

Federal Realty, a leader in owning and operating high-quality retail-based commercial real estate, is embarking on a strategic partnership with Fifth Wall to integrate cutting-edge technologies, including advanced AI solutions, and sustainability innovations across its portfolio. This initiative marks a significant step in enhancing the vibrancy and resilience of its shopping centers and mixed-use destinations. It complements Federal Realty's already comprehensive sustainability program, underscoring a deep-rooted commitment to environmental stewardship and community engagement. By harnessing AI and other property enhancing technologies, Federal Realty reinforces its dedication to leading the evolution of the retail real estate sector, ensuring spaces that thrive economically while contributing positively to the communities they serve.

"We're excited that Don and his team will be joining our valued Limited Partner network," stated Brendan Wallace, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Fifth Wall. "As one of the oldest US REITs, Federal Realty's business is the proven model of resilient, long-term success, even amid some of the most adverse economic cycles. Our partnership underscores their continued, unwavering dedication to staying at the forefront of real estate excellence."

Federal Realty joins Fifth Wall's expansive Limited Partner network of in excess of 110 strategic Limited Partners across more than 20 countries and every major asset class, representing today's largest owners and operators of real estate globally to scale breakthrough technology that will make the future of the built environment more efficient, sustainable, and resilient. 

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