Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust is a fully integrated, self-administered equity real estate investment trust (REIT). It's primary business is the ownership and management of shopping centers located in metropolitan markets in the Eastern and Midwestern United States. At December 31, 2012, it owned interests in 52 shopping centers and one office building with approximately 10 million square feet of gross leasable area (GLA) owned by the Company and joint ventures. As of December 31, 2012, it also owned interests in various parcels of land held for development or for sale, the majority of which are adjacent to certain of its existing developed properties. In June 2013, it acquired Mount Prospect Plaza in Mount Prospect, Illinois. In August 2013, it announced that it has acquired Deer Grove Centre in Palatine, Illinois. In November 2013, it acquired the Deer Creek Shopping Center in Maplewood, Missouri. In August 2014, Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust acquired Buttermilk Towne Center.