SOURCE: Excel Trust, Inc.

Excel Trust, Inc.

October 02, 2014 13:00 ET

Excel Trust Acquires Shopping Center in Florida

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 2, 2014) -  Excel Trust, Inc. (NYSE: EXL), a retail focused real estate investment trust (REIT) announced today that it has acquired Downtown at the Gardens, a 339,580 square foot shopping center in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Major tenants include Whole Foods, Cheesecake Factory, Cobb Theaters, Urban Outfitters, and Golfsmith. Average household income in a 3 mile radius is estimated to be $107,654 (source: AGS 2014).

"We are very pleased to have acquired, off-market, one of the premier shopping centers in Palm Beach County. Prominently located in a densely populated area between the coast and I-95, Downtown at the Gardens is supported by a wealthy population base," stated Gary Sabin, Chairman and CEO of Excel Trust. "Investors will recall that in June we raised $168 million of equity to acquire several properties in our pipeline, including Downtown at the Gardens. That equity raise, along with our previously stated goal of selling some assets and harvesting profits, should allow us to further enhance the quality of our portfolio while maintaining a conservative balance sheet."

About Excel Trust, Inc.

Excel Trust, Inc. is a retail focused real estate investment trust ("REIT") that primarily targets community and power centers, grocery anchored neighborhood centers and freestanding retail properties. The Company has elected to be treated as a REIT for U.S. federal income tax purposes. Excel Trust trades publicly on the NYSE under the symbol "EXL". Additional information about the Company is available at

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