A Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is a company, 75% of whose assets must consist of qualifying real estate investments and must meet a number of additional qualifications as set forth below. Based on the REIT qualifications, REITs generally own, and in most cases, operate income-producing real estate such as apartments, shopping centers, offices, medical facilities, storage facilities, hotels and warehouses. Some REITs also engage in financing real estate. In the case of Cedar Realty Trust, such real estate investments are focused primarily on (supermarket-anchored) shopping centers and (drug store-anchored) convenience centers. The shares of a REIT are generally freely traded, usually on a major stock exchange. In addition to the qualifying assets test for REIT status, REITs are also required to meet certain distribution requirements. Thus, to maintain REIT status, the Company must generally distribute at least 90% of its otherwise-taxable income to its shareholders. If the Company meets both the qualifying assets test and the distribution requirements, it as a REIT will generally not be subject to Federal income tax at the corporate level. REIT dividends generally do not qualify for the reduced tax on corporate dividend distributions and are therefore normally taxed at regular rates.
All common stock dividends and dividends on preferred shares are declared at the discretion of the Board of Directors on a quarterly basis. You can find dividend information on the Dividend History page.
Cedar Realty Trust stock can be bought or sold through a stockbroker, bank or financial institution that offers brokerage services. Cedar Realty Trust also has a currently have a direct stock purchase plan.
American Stock Transfer & Trust Company (AST) is the registrar and transfer agent for Cedar Realty Trust common stock. AST is available to resolve problems related to unpaid dividends, lost, destroyed or stolen certificates, as well as to facilitate name and address changes. The toll-free phone number for AST is 1-800-937-5449. Please visit www.amstock.com for more information.
Most of the company’s reports and financial filings can be retrieved from the News Releases, Financial Reports or SEC filings section of this website. They can also be accessed via the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) website at www.sec.gov. If you would like information emailed or mailed to you, you can submit your request at the Information Request section of this website.