Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. is a fully integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company focuses on developing, acquiring, owning, operating and managing outlet shopping centers. Its outlet centers and other assets are held by, and all its operations are conducted by Tanger Properties Limited Partnership (the Operating Partnership) and its subsidiaries. As of September 30, 2014, the Company had 37 consolidated outlet centers in 24 states with a total gross leasable area of approximately 11.6 million square feet. These centers were, on average, 98% occupied and contained over 2,400 stores, representing approximately 380 store brands. It also has partial ownership interests in eight outlet centers totaling approximately 2.1 million square feet, including three outlet centers in Canada. The Company's centers range in size from 24,619 to 741,981 square feet. Each of its outlet centers carries the Tanger brand name.