Kite Realty Group Trust was formed in Maryland in 2004. The Company is a full-service, vertically integrated real estate company engaged in the ownership, operation, management, leasing, acquisition, redevelopment, and development of high-quality neighborhood and community shopping centers in selected markets in the United States. It conducts all of its business through its Operating Partnership, of which it is the sole general partner. As of December 31, 2013, it owned interests in a portfolio of 66 retail operating properties totaling approximately 11.5 million square feet of gross leasable area located in thirteen states. Its retail operating portfolio was 95.3% leased to a diversified retail tenant base. The Company also owns interests in two commercial operating properties including the office component of Eddy Street Commons mixed-use property totaling approximately 0.4 million square feet, both located in the state of Indiana and an associated parking garage. As of December 31, 2013, it also had an interest in two development projects under construction. In addition, it has one development project pending commencement of construction, which is undergoing preparation for construction to commence, including pre-development and pre-leasing activities. As of December 31, 2013, it had interests in two redevelopment projects under construction, which are expected to contain 0.2 million square feet of gross leasable area upon completion. As of December 31, 2013, it owned interests in various land parcels totaling approximately 131 acres. The Company and its properties are subject to a variety of federal, state, and local environmental, health, safety and similar laws including: Americans with Disabilities Act and Environmental Regulations. The Company faces competition from other REITs and other owner-operators engaged in the ownership, leasing, acquisition, and development of shopping centers as well as from numerous local, regional and national real estate developers and owners in each of the Company's markets.
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