SOURCE: CubeSmart

CubeSmart

August 02, 2012 17:44 ET

CubeSmart Reports Second Quarter 2012 Results; Same-Store NOI Grows 5.2%; FFO per Share Grows 12.5%; Occupancy Reaches 85% in July

WAYNE, PA--(Marketwire - Aug 2, 2012) - CubeSmart (NYSE: CUBE) announced its operating results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012.

"We continued to execute on all aspects of our business plan during the second quarter and reached an important strategic milestone with our successful debut bond offering," commented Chief Executive Officer Dean Jernigan. "Notably, NOI and FFO performance remains solid, investment activity continues to translate into improved portfolio quality, and sector consolidation is occurring as we grow assets under management."

Key Highlights for the Quarter

  • Reported funds from operations ("FFO") per share, as adjusted, of $0.18.
  • Increased same-store (330 facilities) net operating income ("NOI") 5.2% year over year, driven by 3.0% revenue growth and a 0.7% decrease in property operating expenses.
  • Ended the quarter with a same-store physical occupancy of 83.6%, gaining 360 basis points year over year and 470 basis points sequentially since March 31, 2012. Occupancy levels continued to rise during the rental season, reaching 85% on July 31, 2012, up 390 basis points year over year.
  • Closed on two acquisitions totaling $64.3 million, including one asset in the Dallas-Fort Worth market for $5.0 million and one of the remaining two assets in the second pool of the Storage Deluxe transaction for $59.3 million. 
  • Closed on dispositions totaling $23.3 million, including three assets in Michigan and five assets on the Gulf Coast.
  • Issued $250 million of unsecured senior notes in debut public bond offering.

Funds from Operations

FFO, as adjusted for acquisition related costs, was $22.6 million for the second quarter of 2012, compared with $16.4 million for the second quarter of 2011. FFO per share, as adjusted, was $0.18 for the second quarter of 2012, compared with $0.16 for the same quarter last year. Excluding adjustments, FFO was $22.3 million for the quarter, compared with $16.0 million for the same period last year. Unadjusted FFO per share was $0.17 for the quarter, compared with $0.15 for the same quarter last year.

"We have experienced a very productive rental season characterized by significant move-in activity and all time high occupancy levels for the Company," remarked Chris Marr, President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Investment Officer of CubeSmart. "This trend has continued into July with occupancy reaching 85%, and we are optimistic about rental performance for the remainder of the year. Additionally, our acquisition pipeline remains sizeable, as we continue to source high-quality opportunities in our core markets. With the exit of the Michigan and Gulf Coast markets and the pending sale of our Southern New Mexico assets, we are executing on our disposition plan and continuing to enhance our portfolio. Beyond our owned portfolio, we picked up notable momentum in our third-party management business with the addition of a 31-store portfolio subsequent to quarter end."

Investment Activity

Heading into the second quarter, the Company had already closed on 20 assets associated with the previously announced Storage Deluxe transaction, which involved the acquisition of 22 Class A self-storage facilities located primarily in the greater New York City area for a total investment of $560 million. Of the remaining two encumbered assets associated with the transaction, the Company closed on one during the quarter for a purchase price of $59.3 million. Funding for the transaction included the assumption of $24.7 million of secured debt. The Company closed on the final Storage Deluxe asset subsequent to quarter end for $68.2 million, including the assumption of $29.3 million of secured debt.

In a separate transaction during the quarter, the Company acquired one asset in the Dallas-Fort Worth market for $5.0 million. 

Subsequent to the end of the quarter, the Company closed on the acquisition of four assets in Houston, TX, one asset in Dallas, TX, one asset in Norwalk, CT, and one asset in Alexandria, VA for a total of $48.2 million. Additionally, the Company has six properties under contract for acquisition at a combined price of $26.9 million. Year to date, excluding assets associated with the previously announced Storage Deluxe transaction, the Company has either closed on or placed under contract the acquisition of 16 assets for $92.0 million.

On the disposition front during the quarter, the Company sold eight assets for total proceeds of $23.3 million. The facilities are located in Michigan, Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi and represent a complete exit from all four states. The Company has an additional 7 facilities under contract for disposition, for anticipated proceeds of $12.5 million. 

Third-Party Management

Fee income from third-party management increased 30% during the second quarter of 2012, as compared with the second quarter of 2011. During the quarter, the Company was awarded seven new management contracts. At June 30, 2012, the Company managed 106 properties totaling 6.8 million square feet on behalf of third parties.

Subsequent to quarter end, the Company was awarded a management contract involving 31 stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.

Same-Store Results

The Company's same-store pool at June 30, 2012 represented 330 facilities containing approximately 21.5 million rentable square feet and included approximately 88.4% of the aggregate rentable square feet of the Company's 370 owned facilities. These same-store facilities represent approximately 80.8% of property net operating income for the quarter ended June 30, 2012.

The same-store physical occupancy at period end for the second quarter of 2012 was 83.6% compared with 80.0% for the same quarter of last year. Same-store net rental income for the second quarter of 2012 increased 2.3%, same-store total revenues increased 3.0%, and same-store operating expenses decreased 0.7% from the same quarter in 2011. Same-store net operating income increased 5.2% compared with the same period in 2011.

Operating Results

The Company reported net income attributable to the Company's common shareholders of $1.0 million or $0.01 per common share in the second quarter of 2012, compared with net income attributable to the Company's common shareholders of $0.9 million or $0.01 per common share in the second quarter of 2011. Total revenues increased $12.8 million and total property operating expenses increased $3.8 million in the second quarter of 2012, as compared with the same period in 2011. Increases in total revenues are attributable to increased occupancy levels in the same-store portfolio, revenues generated from property acquisitions and increased revenues generated from third-party management. Increases in total property operating expenses are attributable to the impact of newly acquired properties, partially offset by a decline in same-store expenses. Same-store expenses benefited from lower real estate taxes and utilities, partially offset by increased advertising expenses.

Interest expense increased from $8.0 million in the second quarter of 2011 to $9.2 million in the current period due to a higher amount of outstanding debt primarily resulting from debt assumed and drawn in conjunction with the Storage Deluxe and other acquisitions, offset by lower interest rates on the Credit Facility in the 2012 period as compared with the 2011 period.

The Company's second quarter results include $0.2 million of income from discontinued operations and $6.2 million of gains on disposition of discontinued operations. These relate to the sale of eight properties during the quarter. 

The Company's 370 owned facilities, containing 24.4 million rentable square feet, had a physical occupancy at June 30, 2012 of 83.3% and an average physical occupancy for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 of 81.2%.

Unsecured Senior Notes

On June 26, 2012, the Company issued $250 million of unsecured senior notes due July 15, 2022. The senior notes had an effective interest rate of 4.82% at June 30, 2012. In June 2012, net proceeds from the offering were used to repay the $129 million principal amount outstanding on the Company's unsecured revolving credit facility -- amounts that were drawn in conjunction with the repayment of $167 million in secured debt during the quarter. The Company intends to use the remaining net proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes, which may include acquisitions, investments in joint ventures and repayment or repurchase of other indebtedness. 

Quarterly Dividend

On May 30, 2012, the Company declared a dividend of $0.08 per common share. The dividend was paid on July 16, 2012 to common shareholders of record on July 2, 2012.

Also on May 30, 2012, the Company declared a dividend of $0.484375 for the 7.75% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares. The dividend was paid on July 16, 2012 to holders of record on July 2, 2012.

2012 Financial Outlook

"The second quarter marked the culmination of our long-standing balance sheet repositioning efforts," noted Chief Financial Officer Tim Martin. "Specifically, our successful debut public bond offering solidified our unsecured balance sheet strategy, while providing attractive long-term financing, enhancing our maturity profile, and broadening our access to capital and financial flexibility. We are increasing our FFO per share guidance for 2012 as a result of better-than-expected pricing on our debut public bond issuance as well as improved expectations for same-store net operating income."

The Company is adjusting its previously issued estimates as well as underlying assumptions, and now expects that its fully diluted FFO per share for 2012 will be between $0.70 and $0.73 (previously between $0.68 and $0.73), and that its fully diluted net loss per share for the period will be between $0.05 and $0.08. The Company's estimate is based on the following key assumptions:

  • For 2012, a same-store pool consisting of 330 assets totaling 21.5 million square feet.
  • Same-store net operating income ("NOI") growth of 4.0% to 5.0% over 2011 (previously 3.0% to 4.0%), driven by revenue growth of 3.0% to 3.75% and expense growth of 1.0% to 2.0%.
  • General and administrative expenses of approximately $26.0 million to $27.0 million (previously $25.5 million to $26.5 million).
  • Combined performance of the $560 million Storage Deluxe acquisition and the $110 million of other 2011 acquisitions that is consistent with our underwriting expectations, equating to a 2012 yield of 6.0%.

Due to uncertainty related to the timing and terms of transactions, the impact of anticipated investment activity is excluded from guidance. For 2012, the Company is targeting $75 million to $125 million of acquisitions, excluding Storage Deluxe, and $35 million to $50 million of dispositions.

2012 Full Year Guidance   Range or Value  
Loss per diluted share allocated to common shareholders   $ (0.08 )   to   $ (0.05 )
Plus: real estate depreciation and amortization     0.83           0.83  
Less: gains on dispositions of discontinued operations     (0.05 )         (0.05 )
FFO per diluted share   $ 0.70     to   $ 0.73  

The Company estimates that its fully-diluted FFO per share for the quarter ending September 30, 2012 will be between $0.18 and $0.19, and that its fully-diluted net loss per share for the period will be between $0.03 and $0.04.

3rd Quarter 2012 Guidance   Range or Value  
Loss per diluted share allocated to common shareholders   $ (0.04 )   to   $ (0.03 )
Plus: real estate depreciation and amortization     0.22           0.22  
FFO per diluted share   $ 0.18     to   $ 0.19  

Conference Call

Management will host a conference call at 11:00 a.m. ET on Friday, August 3, 2012, to discuss financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2012.

A live webcast of the conference call will be available online from the investor relations page of the Company's corporate website at www.CubeSmart.com. The dial-in numbers are 1-877-317-6789 for domestic callers, +1-412-317-6789 for international callers and 1-866-605-3852 for callers in Canada. After the live webcast, the call will remain available on CubeSmart's website for 30 days. In addition, a telephonic replay of the call will be available until September 3, 2012. The replay dial-in number is 1-877-344-7529 for domestic callers and +1-412-317-0088 for international callers. The conference number for both is 10015566.

Supplemental operating and financial data as of June 30, 2012 is available on the Company's corporate website under Investor Relations - Financial Information - Financial Reports.

About CubeSmart

CubeSmart is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust. The Company's self-storage facilities are designed to offer affordable, easily accessible and secure storage space for residential and commercial customers. According to the Self-Storage Almanac, CubeSmart is one of the top four owners and operators of self-storage facilities in the United States.

Non-GAAP Performance Measurements

Funds from operations ("FFO") is a widely used performance measure for real estate companies and is provided here as a supplemental measure of operating performance. The April 2002 National Policy Bulletin of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (the "White Paper"), as amended, defines FFO as net income (computed in accordance with GAAP), excluding gains (or losses) from sales of property and real estate related impairment charges, plus real estate depreciation and amortization, and after adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures. The Company makes certain adjustments to FFO as defined by the White Paper to provide what Management believes to be a more useful and comparable FFO presentation. 

Management uses FFO as a key performance indicator in evaluating the operations of the Company's facilities. Given the nature of its business as a real estate owner and operator, the Company considers FFO a key measure of its operating performance that is not specifically defined by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. The Company believes that FFO is useful to management and investors as a starting point in measuring its operational performance because it excludes various items included in net income that do not relate to or are not indicative of its operating performance such as gains (or losses) from sales of property, impairments of depreciable assets, and depreciation, which can make periodic and peer analyses of operating performance more difficult. FFO should not be considered as an alternative to net income (determined in accordance with GAAP) as an indicator of the Company's financial performance, is not an alternative to cash flow from operating activities (determined in accordance with GAAP) as a measure of the Company's liquidity, and is not indicative of funds available to fund the Company's cash needs, including its ability to make distributions.

We define net operating income, which we refer to as "NOI," as total continuing revenues less continuing property operating expenses. NOI also can be calculated by adding back to net income (loss): interest expense on loans, loan procurement amortization expense, loan procurement amortization expense -- early repayment of debt, acquisition related costs, equity in losses of real estate entities, amounts attributable to noncontrolling interests, other expense, depreciation and amortization expense, general and administrative expense, and deducting from net income: income from discontinued operations, gains on disposition of discontinued operations, other income, and interest income. NOI is not a measure of performance calculated in accordance with GAAP.

Management uses NOI as a measure of operating performance at each of our facilities, and for all of our facilities in the aggregate. NOI should not be considered as a substitute for operating income, net income, cash flows provided by operating, investing and financing activities, or other income statement or cash flow statement data prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Forward-Looking Statements

This presentation, together with other statements and information publicly disseminated by CubeSmart ("we," "us," "our" or the "Company"), contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"). Such statements are based on assumptions and expectations that may not be realized and are inherently subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which cannot be predicted with accuracy and some of which might not even be anticipated. Although we believe the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, future events and actual results, performance, transactions or achievements, financial and otherwise, may differ materially from the results, performance, transactions or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Risks, uncertainties and other factors that might cause such differences, some of which could be material, include, but are not limited to:

  • national and local economic, business, real estate and other market conditions;

  • the competitive environment in which we operate, including our ability to raise rental rates;

  • the execution of our business plan;

  • the availability of external sources of capital;

  • financing risks, including the risk of over-leverage and the corresponding risk of default on our mortgage and other debt and potential inability to refinance existing indebtedness;

  • increases in interest rates and operating costs;

  • counterparty non-performance related to the use of derivative financial instruments;

  • our ability to maintain our status as a real estate investment trust ("REIT") for federal income tax purposes;

  • acquisition and development risks;

  • increases in taxes, fees, and assessments from state and local jurisdictions;

  • changes in real estate and zoning laws or regulations;

  • risks related to natural disasters;

  • potential environmental and other liabilities;

  • other factors affecting the real estate industry generally or the self-storage industry in particular; and

  • other risks identified in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and, from time to time, in other reports we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") or in other documents that we publicly disseminate.

We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise except as may be required in securities laws.

   
CUBESMART AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS  
(in thousands, except share data)  
   
    June 30,     December 31,  
    2012     2011  
                 
ASSETS                
Storage facilities   $ 2,226,295     $ 2,107,469  
Less: Accumulated depreciation     (342,874 )     (318,749 )
Storage facilities, net     1,883,421       1,788,720  
Cash and cash equivalents     137,796       9,069  
Restricted cash     6,618       11,291  
Loan procurement costs, net of amortization     9,190       8,073  
Investment in real estate ventures, at equity     14,087       15,181  
Assets held for sale     4,738       -  
Other assets, net     33,128       43,645  
    Total assets   $ 2,088,978     $ 1,875,979  
                 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY                
                 
Unsecured senior notes, net of discounts   $ 250,000     $ -  
Unsecured term loans     500,000       400,000  
Mortgage loans and notes payable     244,756       358,441  
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities     55,453       51,025  
Distributions payable     11,712       11,401  
Deferred revenue     10,607       9,568  
Security deposits     501       490  
    Total liabilities     1,073,029       830,925  
                 
Noncontrolling interests in the Operating Partnership     51,450       49,732  
                 
Commitments and contingencies                
                 
Equity                
  7.75% Series A Preferred shares $.01 par value, 3,220,000 shares authorized, 3,100,000 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively     31       31  
  Common shares $.01 par value, 200,000,000 shares authorized, 122,684,788 and 122,058,919 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively     1,227       1,221  
  Additional paid in capital     1,315,424       1,309,505  
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (18,710 )     (12,831 )
  Accumulated deficit     (372,082 )     (342,013 )
    Total CubeSmart shareholders' equity     925,890       955,913  
  Noncontrolling interest in subsidiaries     38,609       39,409  
Total equity     964,499       995,322  
Total liabilities and equity   $ 2,088,978     $ 1,875,979  
                 
                 
                 
CUBESMART AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS  
(in thousands, except share data)  
   
    Three Months Ended June 30,     Six Months Ended June 30,  
    2012     2011     2012     2011  
REVENUES                                
  Rental income   $ 61,233     $ 50,299     $ 120,338     $ 99,558  
  Other property related income     6,988       5,336       12,965       9,849  
  Property management fee income     1,103       848       2,123       1,757  
    Total revenues     69,324       56,483       135,426       111,164  
OPERATING EXPENSES                                
  Property operating expenses     27,645       23,856       54,494       48,115  
  Depreciation and amortization     27,474       15,336       52,992       30,288  
  General and administrative     6,278       6,841       12,722       12,874  
    Total operating expenses     61,397       46,033       120,208       91,277  
OPERATING INCOME     7,927       10,450       15,218       19,887  
OTHER EXPENSE                                
  Interest:                                
    Interest expense on loans     (9,249 )     (8,020 )     (18,570 )     (16,133 )
    Loan procurement amortization expense     (1,114 )     (1,396 )     (1,886 )     (3,031 )
    Loan procurement amortization expense - early repayment of debt     -       (2,085 )     -       (2,085 )
    Loss from early repayment of debt     (31 )     -       (31 )     -  
  Acquisition related costs     (313 )     (146 )     (863 )     (255 )
  Equity in losses of real estate ventures     (210 )     -       (461 )     -  
  Other     (107 )     (193 )     (178 )     (187 )
    Total other expense     (11,024 )     (11,840 )     (21,989 )     (21,691 )
                                 
LOSS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS     (3,097 )     (1,390 )     (6,771 )     (1,804 )
                                 
DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS                                
  Income from discontinued operations     246       2,978       662       3,868  
  Gains on dispositions of discontinued operations     6,206       -       6,206       -  
    Total discontinued operations     6,452       2,978       6,868       3,868  
NET INCOME     3,355       1,588       97       2,064  
  NET (INCOME) LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS                                
  Noncontrolling interests in the Operating Partnership     (38 )     (44 )     111       (39 )
  Noncontrolling interest in subsidiaries     (774 )     (642 )     (1,508 )     (1,240 )
NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE COMPANY     2,543       902       (1,300 )     785  
  Distribution to Preferred Shares     (1,502 )     -       (3,004 )     -  
NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE COMPANY'S COMMON SHAREHOLDERS   $ 1,041     $ 902     $ (4,304 )   $ 785  
                                 
Basic and diluted loss per share from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders   $ (0.04 )   $ (0.02 )   $ (0.09 )   $ (0.03 )
Basic and diluted earnings per share from discontinued operations attributable to common shareholders   $ 0.05     $ 0.03     $ 0.05     $ 0.04  
Basic and diluted earnings (loss) per share attributable to common shareholders   $ 0.01     $ 0.01     $ (0.04 )   $ 0.01  
                                 
Weighted-average basic and diluted shares outstanding     122,599       98,844       122,433       98,807  
                                 
AMOUNTS ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE COMPANY'S COMMON SHAREHOLDERS:                                
Loss from continuing operations   $ (5,185 )   $ (1,939 )   $ (10,925 )   $ (2,905 )
Total discontinued operations     6,226       2,841       6,621       3,690  
Net income (loss)   $ 1,041     $ 902     $ (4,304 )   $ 785  
                                 
                                 
                                 
Same-store facility results (330 facilities)  
(in thousands, except percentage and per square foot data)  
   
    Three months ended June 30,     Percent  
    2012     2011     Change  
                       
REVENUES                      
  Net rental income   $ 49,719     $ 48,615     2.3 %
  Other property related income     5,214     $ 4,735     10.1 %
    Total revenues     54,933       53,350     3.0 %
                       
OPERATING EXPENSES                      
  Property taxes     6,299       6,521     -3.4 %
  Personnel expense     5,946       5,811     2.3 %
  Advertising     1,780       1,547     15.1 %
  Repair and maintenance     726       751     -3.3 %
  Utilities     1,866       1,991     -6.3 %
  Property insurance     660       696     -5.2 %
  Other expenses     2,806       2,900     -3.2 %
                         
  Total operating expenses     20,083       20,217     -0.7 %
                         
  Net operating income (1)   $ 34,850     $ 33,133     5.2 %
                         
  Gross margin     63.4 %     62.1 %      
                         
  Period average occupancy (2)     81.5 %     78.7 %      
                         
  Period end occupancy (3)     83.6 %     80.0 %      
                         
                         
  Total rentable square feet     21,538       21,538        
                         
                         
  Realized annual rent per occupied square foot (4)   $ 11.33     $ 11.47     -1.2 %
                         
                         
  Scheduled annual rent per square foot (5)   $ 11.98     $ 12.52     -4.3 %
                       
Reconciliation of Same-Store Net Operating Income to Operating Income
                       
Same-store net operating income (1)   $ 34,850     $ 33,133        
Non same-store net operating income (1)     8,277       1,089        
Indirect property overhead (6)     (1,448 )     (1,595 )      
Depreciation and amortization     (27,474 )     (15,336 )      
General and administrative expense     (6,278 )     (6,841 )      
                       
Operating Income   $ 7,927     $ 10,450        
                       
(1)   Net operating income (NOI) is a non-GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) financial measure that excludes from operating income the impact of depreciation and general & administrative expense.
(2)   Represents the weighted average occupancy for the period.
(3)   Represents occupancy at June 30 of the respective year.
(4)   Realized annual rent per occupied square foot is computed by dividing rental income by the weighted average
    occupied square feet for the period.
(5)   Scheduled annual rent per square foot represents annualized asking rents per available square foot for the period.
(6)   Includes property management fee income earned in conjunction with managed properties.
     
     
     
Same-store facility results (330 facilities)  
(in thousands, except percentage and per square foot data)  
   
    Six months ended June 30,     Percent  
    2012     2011     Change  
                       
REVENUES                      
  Net rental income   $ 99,011     $ 96,951     2.1 %
  Other property related income     9,753     $ 8,804     10.8 %
    Total revenues     108,764       105,755     2.8 %
                         
OPERATING EXPENSES                      
  Property taxes     12,785       12,999     -1.6 %
  Personnel expense     12,092       11,517     5.0 %
  Advertising     3,163       3,113     1.6 %
  Repair and maintenance     1,395       1,400     -0.4 %
  Utilities     3,855       4,350     -11.4 %
  Property insurance     1,351       1,348     0.2 %
  Other expenses     5,483       6,411     -14.5 %
                         
  Total operating expenses     40,124       41,138     -2.5 %
                         
  Net operating income (1)   $ 68,640     $ 64,617     6.2 %
                         
  Gross margin     63.1 %     61.1 %      
                         
  Period average occupancy (2)     80.0 %     77.8 %      
                         
  Period end occupancy (3)     83.6 %     80.0 %      
                         
  Total rentable square feet     21,538       21,538        
                         
  Realized annual rent per occupied square foot (4)   $ 11.49     $ 11.57     -0.7 %
                         
  Scheduled annual rent per square foot (5)   $ 12.24     $ 12.50     -2.1 %
                       
Reconciliation of Same-Store Net Operating Income to Operating Income  
                       
Same-store net operating income (1)   $ 68,640     $ 64,617        
Non same-store net operating income (1)     15,534       1,632        
Indirect property overhead (6)     (3,242 )     (3,200 )      
Depreciation and amortization     (52,992 )     (30,288 )      
General and administrative expense     (12,722 )     (12,874 )      
                       
Operating Income   $ 15,218     $ 19,887        
                       
(1)   Net operating income (NOI) is a non-GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) financial measure that excludes from operating income the impact of depreciation and general & administrative expense.
(2)   Represents the weighted average occupancy for the period.
(3)   Represents occupancy at June 30 of the respective year.
(4)   Realized annual rent per occupied square foot is computed by dividing rental income by the weighted average
    occupied square feet for the period.
(5)   Scheduled annual rent per square foot represents annualized asking rents per available square foot for the period.
(6)   Includes property management fee income earned in conjunction with managed properties.
     
     
     
Non-GAAP Measure - Computation of Funds From Operations  
(in thousands, except per share data)  
                         
    Three months ended     Six months ended  
    June 30,     June 30,     June 30,     June 30,  
    2012     2011     2012     2011  
                                 
                                 
  Net income (loss)   $ 1,041     $ 902     $ (4,304 )   $ 785  
                                   
  Add (deduct):                                
    Real estate depreciation and amortization:                                
    Real property - continuing operations     27,108       14,917       52,266       29,557  
    Real property - discontinued operations     220       608       465       1,230  
    Company's share of unconsolidated real estate ventures     513       -       1,027       -  
    Noncontrolling interest's share of consolidated real estate ventures     (424 )     (444 )     (858 )     (1,717 )
    Gains on sale of real estate     (6,206 )     -       (6,206 )     -  
    Noncontrolling interests in the Operating Partnership     38       44       (111 )     39  
                                   
  FFO   $ 22,290     $ 16,027     $ 42,279     $ 29,894  
                                   
                                   
Add:                                
  Loan procurement amortization expense - early repayment of debt     -       2,085       -       2,085  
  Discontinued operations - settlement proceeds     -       (1,895 )     -       (1,895 )
  Acquisition related costs     313       146       863       255  
                                   
  FFO, as adjusted   $ 22,603     $ 16,363     $ 43,142     $ 30,339  
                                 
Earnings (loss) per share attributable to common shareholders - basic and diluted   $ 0.01     $ 0.01     $ (0.04 )   $ 0.01  
FFO per share and unit - fully diluted   $ 0.17     $ 0.15     $ 0.33     $ 0.28  
FFO, as adjusted per share and unit - fully diluted   $ 0.18     $ 0.16     $ 0.34     $ 0.29  
                                 
  Weighted-average basic and diluted shares outstanding     122,599       98,844       122,433       98,807  
  Weighted-average diluted shares and units outstanding     128,760       105,071       128,156       104,959  
                                   
  Dividend per common share and unit   $ 0.08     $ 0.07     $ 0.16     $ 0.14  
  Payout ratio of FFO, as adjusted     44 %     44 %     47 %     48 %
                                   
                                   
                                   

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