Federal Realty Investment Trust is an equity real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is engaged in the ownership, management, and redevelopment of retail and mixed-use properties. As of December 31, 2014, the Company owned or had a majority interest in community and neighborhood shopping centers and mixed-use properties, which are operated as 89 retail real estate projects comprising approximately 20.2 million square feet. These properties are located primarily in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States, as well as in California. As of December 31, 2014, the Company owned six retail real estate projects totaling approximately 0.8 million square feet through a joint venture in which it owns a 30% interest. As of December 31, 2014, the Company's real estate projects were 95.6% leased and 94.7% occupied.