Weingarten Realty Investors, is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Trust�s primary business is leasing space to tenants in the shopping centers they own or lease and in ownership and development of shopping centers and other commercial real estate. The Trust also provides property management services for joint ventures. The Trust is in the business of owning, managing and developing retail shopping centers. The Trust�s focuses on owning and operating neighborhood and community shopping centers in markets of the United States. The Trust also focuses on operating through decentralized operating platform built on local expertise in leasing and property management as well as selective redevelopment of the existing portfolio of properties. The Trust invests the proceeds from dispositions for repaying debt, purchasing new assets and reinvesting in owned assets as well as for other corporate purposes.