Spirit Realty Capital, Inc is a publicly traded real estate investment trust. The firm primarily acquires across the United States single tenant operationally essential real estate, which refers to generally free-standing, commercial real estate facilities where tenants conduct retail, service or distribution activities that are essential to the generation of their sales and profits. The firm was formerly known as Spirit Finance Corp. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.
At this time, I would like to turn the conference over to Pierre Revol, SVP of Strategic Planning and IR. Presenting on today's call will be President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Jackson Hsieh; Mr. Michael Hughes, CFO; and Ken Heimlich, Head of Asset Management, will be available for Q&A. Before we get started, I would like to remind everyone that this presentation contains forward-looking statements.