The Necessity Retail REIT CEO Michael Weil Discusses with Shopping Center Business how RTL's Retail Portfolio Meets the Needs of Today's Consumer

May 10, 2022

NEW YORK, May 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Necessity Retail REIT, Inc. (Nasdaq: RTL/ RTLPP / RTLPO) ("RTL") announced today that Michael Weil, its CEO, was featured in a Shopping Center Business article focused on the shopping habits of today's consumer and how the company is position to meet those needs.

Mr. Weil is quoted as saying, "We've seen necessity retail come through the pandemic in a really strong position. We've found there are communities around the country that are dependent on necessity retail, whether free-standing, grocery-anchored or power center, that's where America is."

"One of our biggest jobs was to build a portfolio that was recession-resistant," he notes. "We were always focused on credit underwriting and the business strategies of tenants, which are, of course, important. I never thought I'd be tested by a pandemic. However, we've seen how the company and tenants have performed. The lack of bankruptcies. Nearly 100 percent rent collection. This portfolio has been pandemic tested, and it has come through it tremendously."

Links to the Shopping Center Business article, America's Shopping Patterns Turn Suburban and Retail Insight Newsletter are provided below: 

About The Necessity Retail REIT Where America Shops 
The Necessity Retail REIT (Nasdaq: RTL) is the preeminent publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) focused "Where America Shops". RTL acquires and manages a diversified portfolio of primarily necessity-based retail single tenant and open-air shopping center properties in the U.S. Additional information about RTL can be found on its website at

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