RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust (the Trust) is a closed-end real estate investment trust (REIT). The Trust owns and manages portfolio of shopping centers, with ownership interests in a portfolio of 331 retail properties in Canada and the United States combined, including 10 under development, containing an aggregate of over 79 million square feet, as at December 31, 2011. As of December 31, 2011, included in the Trust�s portfolio are 45 grocery anchored, non-grocery anchored, neighborhood convenience and new format retail centers (which in some instances include an office component) that are located in the United States, primarily through five joint venture arrangements (40 centers), as well as through outright ownership (five centers). During the year ended December 31, 2011, it acquired interests in 24 income properties in Canada and 14 income properties in the United States. In April 2013, it acquired Oakville Place Shopping Centre and acquired a 50% interest in Burlington Mall.