Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust Inc is a Maryland corporation formed on June 23, 2011. The Company focused on acquiring, financing, developing, leasing, owning and managing income producing assets such as strip centers, neighborhood centers, grocery-anchored centers, community centers and free-standing retail properties. The Company currently owns a portfolio consisting of twenty-three retail properties, including sixteen retail shopping centers, six free-standing retail properties and one office property, totaling 1,904,146 gross leasable square feet of which were approximately 96% leased as of December 31, 2014. The Company's portfolio is comprised of twenty-four retail shopping centers, six free-standing retail properties, its office building and five undeveloped land parcels. Its nine properties are located in Virginia, two are located in Florida, three are located in North Carolina, eight are located in South Carolina, three are located in Georgia, two are located in Kentucky, two are located in Tennessee, one is located in New Jersey, and six are located in Oklahoma. It generally leases its properties to national and regional retailers that offer consumer goods and generate regular consumer traffic. It would target competitively protected properties in communities that have stable demographics and have historically exhibited favorable trends, such as strong population and income growth. The Company faces competition from other REITs.