Michael Weil, CEO of Necessity Retail REIT, talks to Shopping Center Business about how RTL’s retail portfolio meets the needs of today’s consumers

NEW YORK, May 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Necessity Retail REIT, Inc. (Nasdaq: RTL/ RTLPP / RTLPO) (“RTL”) today announced that Michael Weillits CEO, was featured in a Shopping Center Business article focusing on the shopping habits of today’s consumers and how the company is able to meet those needs.

Mr Weil is quoted as saying: “We have seen necessity retail come through the pandemic in a very strong position. We have seen that there are communities across the country that depend on necessity retail, that whether independent, anchored in a grocery store or center of power, that’s where America is.”

“One of our biggest tasks was to build a recession-proof portfolio,” he notes. “We have always focused on credit underwriting and tenant business strategies, which are, of course, important. I never thought I would be tested by a pandemic. However, we have seen how the business and tenants performed well no bankruptcies nearly 100% rent collection This portfolio has been pandemic tested and has done tremendously well.

Links to the Shopping Center Business article, America’s Shopping Patterns Turn Suburban, and Retail Insight Newsletter are provided below:

About Necessity Retail REIT Where America Shops
The Necessity Retail REIT (Nasdaq:RTL) is the leading publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on “Where America Shops”. RTL acquires and manages a diversified portfolio of primarily necessity-oriented single-tenant retail properties and open-air shopping centers in the United States. Additional information about RTL is available on its website at www.necessityretailreit.com.

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