For additional information, contact: Kymberley Scalia (214) 695-8261 kscalia@trademarkproperty.com

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TRADEMARK ANNOUNCES JARED THE GALLERIA OF JEWELRY COMING TO THE SHOPS AT LA PALMERA IN CORPUS CHRISTI

FORT WORTH, Texas (July 23, 2013) – Trademark Property Company, the Fort Worth-based real estate development, investments, and services firm, today announced Jared The Galleria of Jewelry will open at The Shops at La Palmera, a 200,000-square-foot outdoor shopping center in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Work has already begun on the 6,000-square-foot space, which will be located in a newly constructed pad space along Staples Street. This is the first Corpus Christi location for Jared, which is scheduled to open this fall.

Jared offers five times the selection of ordinary jewelry stores, prices it well, and presents it with the help of a team of experts. Jared is a division of Sterling Jewelers Inc., headquartered in Akron, Ohio. Jared’s and its parent company, Signet Jewelers, are the largest specialty retail jeweler in the world.

“The Shops at La Palmera is an exciting development that will continue to draw leading national retailers, such as Jared to Corpus Christi,” said Trademark Chairman and CEO Terry Montesi. “The property will be providing shoppers with many firsts, including the first Jared, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Corner Bakery Café, T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods locations in the Coastal Bend with many more to come.”

Demolition began this week on the former Mount Vernon portion of the property along Staples Street, while renovation and construction work continues on other areas of the property. The Shops at la Palmera’s first new tenant, Corner Bakery Café’, opened July 1, with Dick’s Sporting Goods, T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods slated to open this fall.

Subway has announced it will remain at The Shops at La Palmera, having closed its current location in the former Mount Vernon section with plans to reopen in a newly remodeled building adjacent to Dick’s Sporting Goods. Four other current tenants, Victoria Jewels, SAS Shoes, Big Lots, and Catherine’s have signed leases to remain at the center in their current locations, which will also be remodeled. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and Sunshine Dental will also remain.

ABOUT TRADEMARK
Trademark Property Company is an operator, investor and developer of enclosed regional malls, mixed-use town centers, and specialty, community and power centers. Since 1992, the Fort Worth, Texas-based Trademark has invested in, or developed over 10 million square feet of retail and mixed-use assets worth over $1.25 billion. Trademark’s experienced team currently operates more than 4.7 million square feet including: Alliance Town Center (Fort Worth, Texas), Biltmore Park Town Square (Asheville, N.C.), La Palmera (Corpus Christi, Texas), The Shops at La Palmera (Corpus Christi, Texas), Market Street Flowood (Flowood, MS), Market Street – The Woodlands (The Woodlands, Texas), The Shops of Saddle Creek (Germantown, Tenn.), Victory Park (Dallas, Texas), Watters Creek (Allen, Texas), WaterSide (Fort Worth, Texas), and WestBend (Fort Worth, Texas). For more information, visit www.trademarkproperty.com.

ABOUT LA PALMERA
Located in Corpus Christi, Texas, La Palmera is a 1-million-square-foot super-regional mall with more than 100 retail and restaurant tenants including Dillard’s, JCPenney, Macy’s, P.F. Chang’s and Coach. Acquired in July 2008 by IMI and Trademark Property, La Palmera is the first mall to be awarded LEED® Silver for Core and Shell 2.0 established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Following a $50 million renovation, the mall features a new outdoor main entrance, 600-seat food court with a 4,500-gallon feature aquarium and a children’s ocean-themed play area. For more information on La Palmera, go to lapalmera.com or call (361) 991-3755.

For more information, contact: Ashley Larrabee (361) 986-7915 alarrabee@trademarkproperty.com

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CORNER BAKERY CAFÉ OPENS AT THE SHOPS AT LA PALMERA

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (July 1, 2013) – Corner Bakery Café, the popular fast-casual restaurant, opened today at The Shops at La Palmera in Corpus Christi, Texas, the first new tenant to open in the development, currently under renovation.

Serving its signature fresh and made-to-order food, the 4,166-square-foot Corner Bakery Café opened at 6:30 a.m. to waiting guests, with the first 100 customers through the door receiving a commemorative Corner Bakery Café travel mug and free daily refills of hand-roasted coffee for one year. This is the first Corner Bakery location for the Coastal Bend area of Texas.

Corner Bakery offers a casual atmosphere featuring innovative, seasonal menu options ranging from hot breakfasts and signature paninis to handcrafted salads, sandwiches and mouthwatering sweets. Corner Bakery Café currently delivers its premier bakery cafe experience in 140 locations across the country.

“We’re excited about the opening of Corner Bakery Café at The Shops of La Palmera,” said Fred Walters, general manager for La Palmera and The Shops at La Palmera. “This is our first new tenant to open at The Shops and we’re already getting a lot of positive feedback from the community. We are bringing in a number of national retailers to The Shops at La Palmera, including Dick’s Sporting Goods, T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods, and we will likely be announcing more very soon as part of our redevelopment here in Corpus Christi.”

Renovation and construction work continues at The Shops at La Palmera, which is owned by Trademark and Institutional Mall Investors LLC, with completion slated for late 2013. The new design of the property will complement that of La Palmera, the super-regional mall located across from The Shops at La Palmera. La Palmera underwent a two-year $50 million renovation after Trademark and Institutional Mall Investors LLC purchased the property in 2008.

ABOUT CORNER BAKERY CAFÉ
Corner Bakery Cafe is a fast-casual restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner to guests in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Established in 1991, Corner Bakery Cafe restaurants are owned and operated by CBC Restaurant Corp. with more than 140 company-owned and franchised locations around the country. Founded on a philosophy of creating a place for people to relax and gather with family and friends, Corner Bakery Cafe features innovative, seasonal menu options while delivering a premier bakery cafe experience in the heart of neighborhoods everywhere. For more information, visit www.cornerbakerycafe.com.

ABOUT TRADEMARK
Trademark Property Company is an operator, investor and developer of award winning enclosed regional malls, mixed- use town centers, and specialty, community and power centers. Since 1992, the Fort Worth, Texas-based Trademark has invested in, or developed over 10 million square feet of retail and mixed-use assets worth over $1.25 billion. Trademark’s experienced team of nearly 80 employees currently operates more than 4.7 million square feet including: Alliance Town Center (Fort Worth, Texas), Biltmore Park Town Square (Asheville, N.C.), La Palmera (Corpus Christi, Texas), The Shops at La Palmera (Corpus Christi, Texas), Market Street Flowood (Flowood, Miss.), Market Street – The Woodlands (The Woodlands, Texas), Preston Oaks (Dallas, Texas), The Shops of Saddle Creek (Germantown, Tenn.), Victory Park (Dallas, Texas), Watters Creek (Allen, Texas), and WestBend (Fort Worth, Texas). For more information, visit www.trademarkproperty.com.

ABOUT THE SHOPS AT LA PALMERA
The Shops at La Palmera is a 200,000-square-foot outdoor center located in Corpus Christi, Texas. Currently undergoing redevelopment, The Shops at La Palmera will feature approximately 26 retail and dining options, including Dick’s Sporting Goods, T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods and Corner Bakery Café when completed in late 2013. Purchased in April 2012 by Trademark Property Company and joint venture partner Institutional Mall Investors LLC (IMI), the center is located directly across from Trademark’s La Palmera mall. For more information, go to www.theshopsatlapalmera.com.

ABOUT LA PALMERA
Located in Corpus Christi, Texas, La Palmera is a 1-million square foot super-regional mall with more than 100 retail and restaurant tenants including Dillard’s, JCPenney, Macy’s, P.F. Chang’s and Coach. Acquired in July 2008 by IMI and Trademark Property, La Palmera is the first mall to be awarded LEED® Silver for Core and Shell 2.0 established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Following a $50 million renovation, the mall features a new outdoor main entrance, 600-seat food court with a 4,500-gallon feature aquarium and a children’s ocean-themed play area. For more information on La Palmera, go to
www.lapalmera.com; or call (361) 991-3755.

For additional information, contact:

Kymberley Scalia (214) 695-8261

kscalia@trademarkproperty.com

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TRADEMARK ANNOUNCES T.J. MAXX AND HOMEGOODS SUPERSTORE COMING TO THE SHOPS AT LA PALMERA IN CORPUS CHRISTI

FORT WORTH, Texas (April 11, 2013) – Trademark Property Co., the Fort Worth-based retail and mixed- use development, investment and 3rd party services firm, today announced T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods, two of the nation’s leading value priced retailers, will open this fall at The Shops at La Palmera, a 200,000- square-foot outdoor shopping center in Corpus Christi, Texas. Both retailers are owned by The TJX Companies, Inc. the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide.

Construction has now begun on the 44,750-square-foot space accommodating the two new stores, which will be located adjacent to one another, each with a separate store entrance. Once inside, shoppers can move freely between the two stores.

With nearly 1,000 locations in the U.S., this will be the first T.J. Maxx location in Corpus Christi, the retailer known for its rapidly changing assortment of fashionable, quality brand-name merchandise at prices 20-60% less than department stores. This will also be the first Corpus Christi HomeGoods, specializing in home fashions and furniture, decorative accessories and giftware.

“We are pleased at the caliber of retailers we continue to bring to The Shops at La Palmera,” said Trademark Chairman and CEO Terry Montesi. “T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods are leaders in providing a rapidly changing assortment of value priced quality merchandise and they will be a welcome addition to the retail mix in the Corpus Christi.”

Renovation and construction work continues at The Shops at La Palmera, with work well underway on the recently announced Dick’s Sporting Goods, which is set to open this fall. Construction will soon be wrapping up on Corner Bakery, which is scheduled to open in June.

The new design of the property will complement that of Trademark’s La Palmera, a 1-million- square-foot super regional mall located across from The Shops at La Palmera. La Palmera underwent a two- year $50 million renovation after Trademark and Institutional Mall Investors LLC purchased the property in 2008.

ABOUT TRADEMARK
Trademark Property Company is an operator, investor and developer of enclosed regional malls, mixed-use town centers, and specialty, community and power centers. Since 1992, the Fort Worth, Texas-based Trademark has invested in, or developed over 10 million square feet of retail and mixed-use assets worth over $1.25 billion. Trademark’s experienced team currently operates more than 4.7 million square feet including: Alliance Town Center (Fort Worth,Texas), Biltmore Park Town Square (Asheville, N.C.), La Palmera (Corpus Christi, Texas), The Shops at La Palmera (Corpus Christi, Texas), Market Street Flowood (Flowood, MS), Market Street – The Woodlands (The Woodlands,Texas), Preston Oaks (Dallas, Texas), The Shops of Saddle Creek (Germantown, Tenn.), Victory Park (Dallas, Texas), Watters Creek (Allen, Texas), and WestBend (Fort Worth, Texas). For more information, visit www.trademarkproperty.com.

ABOUT THE SHOPS AT LA PALMERA
The Shops at La Palmera is a 200,000-square-foot outdoor center located in Corpus Christi, Texas. Currently undergoing redevelopment, The Shops at La Palmera will feature approximately 26 retail and dining options, including Dick’s Sporting Goods, T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods and Corner Bakery Café when completed in late 2013. Purchased in April 2012 by Trademark Property Company and joint venture partner Institutional Mall Investors LLC (IMI), the center is located directly across from Trademark’s La Palmera mall. For more information, go to www.theshopsatlapalmera.com.

ABOUT LA PALMERA
Located in Corpus Christi, Texas, La Palmera is a 1-million-square-foot super-regional mall with more than 100 retail and restaurant tenants including Dillard’s, JCPenney, Macy’s, P.F. Chang’s and Coach. Acquired in July 2008 by IMI and Trademark Property, La Palmera is the first mall to be awarded LEED® Silver for Core and Shell 2.0 established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Following a $50 million renovation, the mall features a new outdoor main entrance, 600-seat food court with a 4,500-gallon feature aquarium and a children’s ocean-themed play area. For more information on La Palmera, go to lapalmera.com or call (361) 991-5718.

ABOUT THE TJX COMPANIES, INC.
The TJX Companies, Inc. is the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide. The Company operates 1,039 T.J. Maxx, 912 Marshalls, 416 HomeGoods and 4 Sierra Trading Post stores as well as SierraTradingPost.com in the United States; 222 Winners, 88 HomeSense, and 14 Marshalls stores in Canada; and 344 T.K. Maxx and 24 HomeSense stores in Europe. TJX’s press releases and financial information are also available at www.tjx.com.

For additional information, contact:
Ashley Larrabee (361) 986-7915
atlarrabee@trademarkproperty.com

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SPRING BRINGS MORE CHANGES TO LA PALMERA

New PINK store now under construction; Coastal Compass educational center prepares to open

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (April 2, 2013) – Construction is now underway on new additions to La Palmera.

Construction has started on a PINK store, new to La Palmera, as well as a new Victoria’s Secret. The two stores will be located adjacent to Benjamin’s near Center Court. Plans call for Victoria’s Secret to move from its current location into the space adjacent to PINK, creating a 12,677 square-foot divided retail area with separate entrances for the two stores. Offering underwear, lounge and sleepwear, beauty products and accessories popular with the college-age crowd, PINK, and the new Victoria’s Secret, are scheduled to open in June.

Construction is also underway on LongHorn Steakhouse, located at the front of La Palmera between Ulta and the food court entrance. Announced in November 2012 and scheduled to open this fall, the 6,500-square-foot restaurant is the first Coastal Bend location for LongHorn, the popular steakhouse known for its fresh and expertly prepared steaks, chicken and seafood will feature patio dining.

The Coastal Compass Education and Resource Center, a not-for-profit organization assisting with educational and career related needs, is scheduled to open in April just outside the doors of La Palmera near Ulta. Announced last summer, the center will assist clients with numerous educational and job-related goals, including financial aid to assist in earning two- and for-year degrees, adult literacy, GED, ESL and dual enrolment, as well as job placement, all free of charge. More information on Coastal Compass is available at www.coastalcompass.org.

For more information, go to lapalmera.com, visit Concierge, or call (361) 991-3755.

LA PALMERA

Located in Corpus Christi, Texas, La Palmera is a 1-million square foot super-regional mall with more than 100 retail and restaurant tenants including Dillard’s, JCPenney, Macy’s, P.F. Chang’s and Coach. Acquired in July 2008 by IMI and Trademark Property, La Palmera is the first mall to be awarded LEED® Silver for Core and Shell 2.0 established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Following a $50 million renovation, the mall features a new outdoor main entrance, 600-seat food court with a 4,500-gallon feature aquarium and a children’s ocean-themed play area. For more information on La Palmera, go towww.lapalmera.com; for more information on The Shops at La Palmera, go to www.theshopsatlapalmera.com; or call (361) 991-3755.

Special event planned for March 4 arrival

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (February 26, 2013) – The Easter Bunny is heading to Corpus Christi, arriving at La Palmera on Tuesday, March 4, with a special breakfast celebration 10 a.m.-noon.

The event will be part of the monthly Tide Turners Kids Club held on the upper level near the children’s play area, with the Easter Bunny arriving at 10:30 a.m. for breakfast with the children, provided by Chick-fil-A. The Easter Bunny will move to his Center Court location following the event.

Activities include a magic show, story time with Mother Goose, face painting, balloon artists, cookie decorating, provided by Great American Cookies, and arts and crafts provided by the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center of Corpus Christi. Center staff members will be on hand to introduce sign language to attendees and will provide signing during story time. There will be drawings for five goodie-filled Easter baskets and the first 100 Tide Turner members will also receive a free goodie bag.

Tide Turners membership is free with registration available online at lapalmera.com.

The Easter Bunny will be in his Center Court location every day through Saturday, April 19, to meet and greet children and pose for photos during regular mall hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Pet owners can bring their favorite canine or kitty to “Pet Night with the Easter Bunny” on Wednesday, April 2, April 9, and April 16 from 5-7 p.m. with a portion of the photo proceeds to benefit For the Love of Strays (4/9), and PAWS Up (4/16). Only dogs and cats are permitted and all animals must remain on a leash or in a carrier at all times.

For more information, go to lapalmera.com, visit Concierge or call (361) 991-3755.

LA PALMERA

Located in Corpus Christi, Texas, La Palmera is a 1-million square foot super-regional mall with more than 100 retail and restaurant tenants including Dillard’s, J.C. Penney, Macy’s, P.F. Chang’s and Coach. Acquired in July 2008 by IMI and Trademark Property, La Palmera is the first mall to be awarded LEED® Silver for Core and Shell 2.0 established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Following a $50 million renovation, the mall features a new outdoor main entrance, 600-seat food court with a 4,500-gallon feature aquarium and a children’s ocean-themed play area. For more information on La Palmera, go to www.lapalmera.com; or call (361) 991-3755.

For additional information, contact:
Kelly O’Keefe (817) 810-5307
kokeefe@trademarkproperty.com

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DICK’S SPORTING GOODS SUPERSTORE AND CORNER BAKERY CAFÉ COMING TO THE SHOPS AT LA PALMERA

Initial construction phase now underway

FORT WORTH, Texas (February 5, 2013) – Trademark Property Co., the Fort Worth-based retail and mixed-use development, investment and services firm, today announced Dick’s Sporting Goods, one of the largest sports and fitness specialty retailers in the U.S., and Corner Bakery Café, the popular fast-casual restaurant, will open this year at The Shops at La Palmera in Corpus Christi, Texas.

The 61,233-square-foot Dick’s store will anchor the 200,000-square-foot redeveloped and rebranded center, located across from the award winning La Palmera mall. Construction on Dick’s is set to begin in February with opening slated for fall 2013. The retailer currently operates more than 480 stores in 44 states.

Scheduled to open in May of this year is a 4,166-square-foot Corner Bakery Café, serving its signature fresh and made-to-order food. Corner Bakery offers a casual atmosphere featuring innovative, seasonal menu options ranging from hot breakfasts and signature paninis to handcrafted salads, sandwiches and mouthwatering sweets. Corner Bakery Cafe currently delivers its premier bakery cafe experience in 140 locations across the country.

“We’re excited to bring Dick’s Sporting Goods and Corner Bakery to The Shops at La Palmera,” said Trademark Chairman and CEO Terry Montesi. “They are two of the nation’s top merchants and we look forward to them being an integral part of our redevelopment in Corpus Christi.”

The initial renovation and construction work has already begun at The Shops at La Palmera, which willundergo a major redesign to be completed in late 2013. The new design of the property will complement that of La Palmera, which is located across from The Shops at La Palmera. La Palmera underwent a two-year $50 million renovation after Trademark and Institutional Mall Investors LLC purchased the property in 2008.

ABOUT DICK’S SPORTING GOODS

Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc. is an authentic full-line sporting goods retailer offering a broad assortment of brand name sporting goods equipment, apparel and footwear in a specialty store environment. The Company also owns and operates Golf Galaxy, LLC, a golf specialty retailer. As of April 28, 2012, the Company operated 486 Dick’s Sporting Goods stores in 44 states, 81 Golf Galaxy stores in 30 states and eCommerce websites and catalog operations for Dick’s Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy. Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc. news releases are available at http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/investors.  The Company’s website is not part of this release.

ABOUT CORNER BAKERY CAFÉ

Corner Bakery Cafe is a fast-casual restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner to guests in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Established in 1991, Corner Bakery Cafe restaurants are owned and operated by CBC Restaurant Corp. with more than 140 company-owned and franchised locations around the country. Founded on a philosophy of creating a place for people to relax and gather with family and friends, Corner Bakery Cafe features innovative, seasonal menu options while delivering a premier bakery cafe experience in the heart of neighborhoods everywhere. For more information, visit www.cornerbakerycafe.com.

ABOUT TRADEMARK

Trademark Property Company is an operator, investor and developer of enclosed regional malls, mixed-use town centers, and specialty, community and power centers. Since 1992, Trademark has invested in, or developed, over 10 million square feet of retail and mixed-use assets worth over $1.25 billion. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Trademark’s experienced team currently operates more than four million square feet including Alliance Town Center (Fort Worth, Texas), Watters Creek (Allen, Texas), Market Street – The Woodlands (Texas), La Palmera (Corpus Christi, Texas) and Saddle Creek (Memphis, Tenn.). For more information, visit www.trademarkproperty.com.

ABOUT LA PALMERA

Located in Corpus Christi, Texas, La Palmera is a 1-million square foot super-regional mall with more than 100 retail and restaurant tenants including Dillard’s, JCPenney, Macy’s, P.F. Chang’s and Coach. Acquired in July 2008 by IMI and Trademark Property, La Palmera is the first mall to be awarded LEED® Silver for Core and Shell 2.0 established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).Following a $50 million renovation, the mall features a new outdoor main entrance, 600-seat food court with a 4,500-gallon feature aquarium and a children’s ocean-themed play area. For more information on La Palmera, go tolapalmera.com or call (361) 991-5718.

For additional information, contact:
Sarona Winfrey (972) 529-8170
winfreypr@att.net

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LA PALMERA HAS MORE IN STORE FOR SHOPPERS WITH FIVE NEW RETAILERS

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (April 19, 2012) – Today La Palmera announced five new stores coming to the mall, all planning to open by late spring.

Construction is underway on  White House Black Market (3,453 sf), the popular women’s clothier, located between Express and Gymboree;  Soma Intimates (2,313 sf), specializing in women’s lingerie, adjacent to Kay Jewelers;  2b bebe (4,885 sf), featuring contemporary women’s fashion, located next to Pac Sun;   Traffic Shoes (1,105 sf) , offering trendsetting shoes for men and women, located on the main level between Aeropostale and Finishline; and  Papaya (6,350 sf), featuring trendy styles for the 16 to 25-year-old crowd, near American Eagle.

Shoppers will also find two current La Palmera merchants on the move. The Children’s Place (3,467 sf) is now open in its new location by Champs, with construction underway on the new Payless ShoeSource location (3,360 sf), adjacent to the new Papaya.

“Traffic and sales remain strong at La Palmera,” said La Palmera General Manager Fred Walters. “Having that strong position in the Coastal Bend retail market means we can attract the top retail and dining options. Additionally, the recent acquisition of the former Staples Center adjacent to La Palmera mall will allow us to continue expanding the quality shopping experience as the center transforms into The Shops at La Palmera.”

Trademark Property Company and joint venture partner Institutional Mall Investors LLC (IMI) acquired the Staples Center on April 11. The center, now The Shops at La Palmera, will undergo rebranding along with a major redesign and renovation scheduled to begin late 2012 with completion slated for 2013. Details are forthcoming on the redesign, which will incorporate sustainable building practices and total approximately 200,000 square feet.  Trademark Property will lease and manage the new center.

For more information on La Palmera, go to  www.lapalmera.com ; for more information on The Shops at La Palmera, go to  www.theshopsatlapalmera.com ; or call (361) 991-3755.

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LA PALMERA
Located in Corpus Christi, Texas, La Palmera is a 1-million square foot super-regional mall with more than 100 retail and restaurant tenants including Dillard’s, JCPenney, Macy’s, P.F. Chang’s and Coach. Acquired in July 2008 by IMI and Trademark Property, La Palmera is the first mall to be awarded LEED® Silver for Core and Shell 2.0 established by the  U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Following a $50 million renovation, the mall features a new outdoor main entrance, 600-seat food court with a 4,500-gallon feature aquarium and a children’s ocean-themed play area. For more information on La Palmera, go to  www.lapalmera.com ; for more information on The Shops at La Palmera, go to  www.theshopsatlapalmera.com ; or call (361) 991-3755.

For additional information, contact:
Wes Davis (817) 810-5311
wdavis@trademarkproperty.com

TRADEMARK PROPERTY PURCHASES ADDITIONAL RETAIL CENTERS
Retail property located across from company’s La Palmera mall

FORT WORTH, Texas (April 11, 2012) – Trademark Property today announced the purchase of two retail centers located directly across from La Palmera mall in Corpus Christi, Texas.

The 15.53-acre Staples Center, built in the 1980s, and the 3.81-acre Mt. Vernon Center, built in the 1940s, will undergo rebranding along with a major redesign and renovation, scheduled to begin late 2012 with completion slated for 2013. The redeveloped center, to be named The Shops at La Palmera, will total approximately 200,000 square feet.

Trademark’s joint venture partner on the acquisition is Institutional Mall Investors LLC (IMI). IMI and Trademark together acquired La Palmera in 2008.

“Because of the great success we have had with La Palmera, there is an increased demand from national retailers in Corpus Christi,” said Trademark Chairman-CEO Terry Montesi. “The redesign and renovation of this property will allow us to better accommodate those wanting a presence in this market and will also greatly enhance the area and strengthen La Palmera as a major, regional shopping destination.”

The new design of the property will complement the design of La Palmera, which underwent a two-year $50 million renovation after Trademark and IMI purchased the property in 2008. Details are forthcoming for the redesign, which will incorporate sustainable building practices. Trademark will lease and manage the new center.

Trademark continues to grow its investment capacity, recently hiring a new Senior Vice President of Investments, John Carl.

“We are seeing disposition activity increase and are poised to be increasingly active in acquiring malls, lifestyle and mixed-use centers nationally, and specialty and community centers regionally,” said Montesi.

TRADEMARK
Trademark Property Company is an operator, investor and developer of enclosed regional malls, mixed-use town centers, and specialty, community and power centers. Trademark partners with commercial real estate owners, investors and retailers to unlock the full potential of their investments. Since 1991, Trademark has invested in or developed over 10 million square feet of retail and mixed-use assets worth over $1 billion. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Trademark’s experienced team currently operates more than five million square feet. For more information, visit www.trademarkproperty.com.

INSTITUTIONAL MALL INVESTORS LLC
Institutional Mall Investors LLC (“IMI”) is an institutional investment entity jointly owned by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (“CalPERS”) and an affiliate of Miller Capital Advisory, Inc. (“MCA”). IMI acquires and manages investment in dominant, fashion-oriented retail real estate projects. IMI currently owns interests in twenty-two (22) different projects encompassing over 18 million square feet. MCA serves as the investment manager to IMI.

LA PALMERA
Located in Corpus Christi, Texas, La Palmera is a 1-million square foot super-regional mall with more than 100 retail and restaurant tenants including Dillard’s, JCPenney, Macy’s, P.F. Chang’s and Coach. Acquired in July 2008 by IMI and Trademark Property, La Palmera is the first mall to be awarded LEED® Silver for Core and Shell 2.0 established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Following a $50 million renovation, the mall features a new outdoor main entrance, 600-seat food court with a 4,500-gallon feature aquarium and a children’s ocean-themed play area. For more information on La Palmera, go to lapalmera.com or call (361) 991-5718.