Regency Centers Corporation is a real estate investment trust based in Jacksonville, Florida and is one of the largest operators of shopping centers with grocery stores as anchor tenants. As of October 21, 2020, the company owned 415 properties comprising 56 million square feet of space. Notable properties owned by the company include Serramonte Center and a 30% interest in Cameron Village.
In 1963, the company was founded as Regency Square Properties by Martin and Joan Stein. Four years later, the company built Jacksonville's first regional mall, Regency Square.
In 1993, the company became a public company, raising $108 million in an initial public offering.
In 1997, the company acquired Branch Properties, a Publix developer and leading owner of shopping centers in Atlanta, Georgia.
In 2004, the company acquired a $400 million property portfolio from Branch Properties.
On December 27, 2004, the company and California State Teachers' Retirement System formed a new co-investment partnership to acquire over $200 million in neighborhood and community shopping centers.
In 2005, the company, in partnership with Macquarie CountryWide Trust, acquired 101 centers from First Washington Realty, Inc. and California Public Employees' Retirement System for $2.74 billion. First Washington Realty Inc. and the California Public Employees’ Retirement System bought back a 60% interest in most of the portfolio in 2009.