Weingarten's Chairman Provides Legacy Gift to the University of Houston

Weingarten's Chairman Provides Legacy Gift to the University of Houston

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Weingarten Realty Investors (NYS: WRI) , a leading owner, manager and developer of shopping centers, announced today that Stanford Alexander and his wife, Joan, through The Stanford and Joan Alexander Foundation provided a legacy gift to The University of Houston (UH) to create The Stanford Alexander Center for Excellence in Real Estate in UH's C.T. Bauer College of Business.

The Center's mission is to support a nationally prominent practice-based graduate real estate degree program by bringing professional practice to the classroom. Through its programs and executive advisory board, which includes Houston real estate industry leaders, the Center will offer invaluable leadership to the graduate real estate program and engage students in internships, career counseling and placement, professional partnerships and hands-on mastery of professional projects through field-based projects.

"Joan and I are proud to be able to provide this gift to the UH Bauer Graduate Real Estate Program that will be used to develop future leaders in the real estate industry," said Stanford Alexander, Chairman.

About Weingarten Realty Investors

Weingarten Realty Investors (NYS: WRI) is a commercial real estate owner, manager and developer. At March 31, 2013, the Company owned or operated under long-term leases, either directly or through its interest in real estate joint ventures or partnerships, a total of 288 developed income-producing properties and two properties under various stages of construction and development. The total number of properties includes 286 neighborhood and community shopping centers and four other operating properties located in 21 states spanning the country from coast to coast. At March 31, 2013, the Company's portfolio of properties was approximately 53.0 million square feet. To learn more about the Company's operations and growth strategies, please visit www.weingarten.com.

Weingarten Realty Investors
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