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WAYNESVILLE, NC - NOVEMBER 30th, 2015 - Yale Realty Services Corp., a privately held real estate investment firm that specializes in open air shopping centers, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Waynesville Commons in Waynesville, NC.

Waynesville Commons is a 126,901 square foot shopping center shadow-anchored by a Super Wal-Mart. Notable tenants include Belk, Michaels, PetSmart, Rack Room Shoes, SuperClips and US Cellular. Waynesville is the county seat of Haywood County, North Carolina. It is the largest town in Haywood County and the largest in western North Carolina west of Asheville. Waynesville is located about 25 miles (48 km) southwest of Asheville between the Great Smokey and Blue Ridge Mountains. The property is conveniently located near the intersection of I-26 and I-40. Major southeastern cities of Charlotte, Asheville, Greenville (SC), Knoxville (TN) and Atlanta (GA) are easily accessed by an efficient interstate highway system.

Waynesville Commons is the company's fourth acquisition over the past 2 years as it continues to focus on acquiring high quality shopping centers in secondary and tertiary markets. According to Luke Gorz, Yale Realty’s Director of Acquisitions, “Waynesville Commons, recently constructed in 2012, is a perfect fit within our strategy of acquiring well-located, high-quality properties in secondary and tertiary markets. We are excited to add Waynesville Commons to our growing portfolio.”

Based in Westchester County, NY, the firm owns and operates a portfolio of high yield retail properties in the eastern United States. Established in 1990 by Yale I. Paprin, the vertically-integrated firm focuses on capturing and enhancing value in all facets of the investment process. Yale Realty's current portfolio consists of 15 retail centers, totaling approximately 3M square feet including some of the unowned adjacent anchors.

For more information, please visit our website at For leasing inquiries, please contact Paul Monaco, Director of Leasing, 914.289.0100,

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