Retail REIT Ramco-Gershenson Increasing Anchors to Boost Asset Values

As Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust (NYSE:RPT) nears its 20th anniversary as a publicly traded REIT in May, the shopping center owner continues to grow value by densifying and upgrading its portfolio.

The company has spent the last five years culling assets and making strategic acquisitions. It has cut its property holdings in the process from 90 centers in 2010 to 72 today. In that time, the value of its assets has more than doubled, according to Dennis Gershenson, president and CEO.