PREIT Launches Leasing Initiative Aimed at Connecting Franchisors with Franchisees

PREIT & Meet Allows Franchisors and Franchisees to Connect Utilizing Online Tools

May 15, 2015, 17:47 ET from PREIT

PHILADELPHIA, May 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- PREIT (NYSE: PEI) today announced the roll out of PREIT & Meet, a web-based communication tool that allows potential franchisors and franchisees to connect regarding opportunities at PREIT malls.

Beginning today, PREIT will offer franchisors the opportunity to advertise their brand's franchising opportunities at PREIT properties on our mall websites, with PREIT working with the franchisor and the potential franchisee to help streamline the search process. Contact information for potential franchisees will be collected and sent to the franchisor, who can then make direct contact with candidates.

"We pride ourselves on collaborating with our retail partners to create environments in which they are able to grow their brands and connect with their customers," said PREIT CEO Joseph F. Coradino. "We want to give them all the tools we can to help their businesses thrive – whether building on our long-standing relationships or using technology to engage new partners. We're focused on creating new opportunities inside our malls and improving our portfolio overall."  

For more information on PREIT & Meet, retailers can visit any of the PREIT mall web sites, contact Ashley Vesay, New Business Development Manager (vesaya@preit.com) or visit the PREIT booth at RECon, located at N431W.

About Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust PREIT is a real estate investment trust specializing in the ownership and management of differentiated retail shopping malls designed to fit the dynamic communities they serve.  Founded in 1960 as Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, the Company owns and operates 28.5 million square feet of space in properties in 12 states in the eastern half of the United States with concentration in the Mid-Atlantic region and Greater Philadelphia.  PREIT is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol PEI.  Information about the Company can be found at www.preit.com or on Twitter or LinkedIn.

 

CONTACT: AT THE COMPANY Heather Crowell VP, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations (215) 454-1241 crowellh@preit.com

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