Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 1, 2017
Federal Realty Investment Trust
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
1626 East Jefferson Street, Rockville, Maryland
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant's telephone number including area code: 301/998-8100
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Item 8.01. Other Events

Federal Realty Investment Trust (the “Trust”) is party to a binding contract to form a new joint venture with Primestor Development Inc. (“Primestor”), the Los Angeles based owner and developer of premier retail properties serving the urban Latino communities of Southern California. The Trust will hold an approximate 90% interest in the venture which will be seeded with a 100% interest in five dominant community shopping centers and one center under redevelopment, plus a 25% minority interest in a seventh shopping center. These seven properties total over 1.3 million square feet on 114 acres of urban land with tenants such as Ross Dress for Less, Marshalls, and Kroger’s Food 4 Less. The Trust’s investment in the venture is approximately $345 million which includes a $20 million commitment to complete the redevelopment of one of the centers. Initial funding will come from the company's revolving credit facility and assumed debt.
Additional information is available in a presentation posted on Additional information on Primestor can be found on


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

August 1, 2017
 /s/ Dawn M. Becker
Dawn M. Becker
Executive Vice President-General Counsel and Secretary