EastGroup Properties, Inc. (NYSE: EGP), an S&P MidCap 400 company, is a self-administered equity real estate investment trust focused on the development, acquisition and operation of industrial properties in major Sunbelt markets throughout the United States with an emphasis in the states of Florida, Texas, Arizona, California and North Carolina. The Company’s goal is to maximize shareholder value by being a leading provider in its markets of functional, flexible and quality business distribution space for location sensitive customers (primarily in the 15,000 to 70,000 square foot range). The Company’s strategy for growth is based on ownership of premier distribution facilities generally clustered near major transportation features in supply-constrained submarkets. EastGroup’s portfolio, including development projects and value-add acquisitions in lease-up and under construction, currently includes approximately 50 million square feet.
The Company, which was organized in 1969, is a Maryland corporation and adopted its present name when the current management assumed control in 1983. Four public REITs have been merged into or acquired by EastGroup—Eastover Corporation in 1994, LNH REIT, Inc. and Copley Properties, Inc. in 1996 and Meridian Point Realty Trust VIII in 1998. EastGroup’s common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “EGP”. The Company’s shares are included in the S&P MidCap 400 Index.