Toys for Tots is proud to share the 2016 MAXI award from the International Council of Shopping Centers with our partners at Regency Centers and Lincoln Harris

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Regency Centers Corporation (“Regency”) (REG), a national owner, operator, and developer of grocery-anchored shopping centers, along with Lincoln Harris, a full-service commercial real estate provider headquartered in Charlotte, have been awarded a MAXI Silver Award from the International Council of Shopping Centers for their Winter Wonderland event at Phillips Place. The show and charity fundraiser would not have been possible without the support of Duke Energy, Hendrick Lexus-Charlotte, Cline Design, Williams Company, and the U.S. Marine Corps.

“We really wanted to do something special and never-seen-before,” said Jay Kanik, Regional Property Manager for Regency Centers. “It’s such an amazing cause with some incredible people, and we couldn’t have done it without our partners in the community. This award is a testament to the generosity of the people of the Queen City, and we look forward to a bigger and better show this December.”

Winter Wonderland was such a success that Phillips Place has committed to bringing back Winter Wonderland, with EventStretch and Paschal Promotions, for a multi-year run. It will once again serve as a collection depo for Toys for Tots Charlotte; a not-for-profit whose mission is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community.

“The entire production, start to finish, was fantastic,” said Ted “Migs” Silvester, Vice President of Marketing & Development for Toys for Tots. “Regency and Lincoln Harris, along with the other sponsors, were the key drivers for success on this. We are proud to call each of these companies our partners, for now and the foreseeable future.”

About Regency Centers Corporation (REG)

With more than 50 years of experience, Regency is the preeminent national owner, operator, and developer of high-quality, grocery-anchored neighborhood and community shopping centers. The Company’s portfolio of 313 retail properties encompasses more than 40-million square feet located in top markets throughout the United States, including co-investment partnerships. Regency has developed 222 shopping centers since 2000, representing an investment at completion of more than $3 billion. Operating as a fully integrated real estate company, Regency is a qualified real estate investment trust that is self-administered and self-managed.

About Lincoln Harris:

Through its affiliation with Lincoln Property Company, Lincoln Harris provides clients with a national platform and unparalleled institutional resources including more than 6,800 employees in 47 administrative offices across the nation. The company manages more than 150 million square feet and last year completed more than $2 billion in real estate transactions on behalf of clients. Lincoln Harris team members take pride in developing and implementing comprehensive national real estate programs for their clients and cultivating a sense of trust in the communities they serve and the individual transactions they service.

About The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation:

Toys For Tots Foundation is the fundraising and support organization for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. The foundation was created at the behest of the U.S. Marine Corps and has supported Toys for Tots since 1947. The mission of the program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community. For more information, visit www.toysfortots.org.

Contact:
Regency Centers Corporation
Eric Davidson, 904-598-7829
Communication Manager
ericdavidson@regencycenters.com
or
Jay Kanik, 919-831-4910
Regional Property Manager
jaykanik@regencycenters.com