SOURCE: Investors Real Estate Trust

March 11, 2008 18:13 ET

Investors Real Estate Trust Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2008 Financial Results

MINOT, ND--(Marketwire - March 11, 2008) - Investors Real Estate Trust (IRET) (NASDAQ: IRETS) (NASDAQ: IRETP) reported financial and operating results today for the third quarter ended January 31, 2008. These results are summarized below; for the full report, please access the IRET website at www.iret.com to view the quarterly report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarter ended January 31, 2008 (click on "Investor Relations" and then on "SEC Filings").

During the third quarter of fiscal year 2008, IRET's revenues increased from the year-earlier period, due primarily to property acquisitions and a decrease in the level of tenant concessions offered. Funds From Operations (FFO)(1) increased on an absolute basis from the year-earlier period, but declined slightly on a per share and unit basis, primarily due to dilution following the Company's October 2007 public offering of 6.9 million common shares. Net income declined from the year-earlier period, primarily due to the effect of a gain on sale included within discontinued operations in the three and nine months ended January 31, 2007. For the three month period ended January 31, 2008, as compared to the same period of the prior fiscal year:

--  Revenues increased to $54.5 million from $51.1 million.
--  FFO increased to $15.7 million on approximately 75,755,000 weighted
    average shares and units outstanding, from $15.6 million on approximately
    67,471,000 weighted average shares and units outstanding ($.21 per share
    and unit compared to $.23 per share and unit).
--  Net Income Available to Common Shareholders, as computed under
    generally accepted accounting principles, was $2.4 million, compared to
    $2.9 million.
    

For the nine month period ended January 31, 2008, as compared to the same period of the prior fiscal year:

--  Revenues increased to $162.4 million from $144.1 million.
--  FFO increased to $47.1 million on approximately 71,620,000 weighted
    average shares and units outstanding, from $41.7 million on approximately
    63,832,000 weighted average shares and units outstanding ($.66 per share
    and unit compared to $.65 per share and unit).
--  Net Income Available to Common Shareholders, as computed under
    generally accepted accounting principles, was $7.0 million, compared to
    $8.3 million.
    

Operating Results

Net Operating Income (NOI)(2) from stabilized properties(3) decreased 0.5%, or $128,000, during the three months ended January 31, 2008, compared to the same period one year ago. NOI from stabilized properties decreased in all of our segments except Multi-Family Residential and Commercial Retail: Multi-Family Residential saw a slight increase of 1.4% and Commercial Retail an increase of 6.7%. NOI from stabilized properties increased 0.7%, or $549,000, for the nine months ended January 31, 2008, compared to the nine months ended January 31, 2007.

Economic occupancy(4) levels on a stabilized property basis declined in three of our five reportable segments during the three months ended January 31, 2008, compared to the three months ended January 31, 2007. Economic occupancy levels on an all-property basis declined in all reportable segments during the three months ended January 31, 2008, compared to the three months ended January 31, 2007. Economic occupancy rates on a stabilized property and all-property basis for the three months ended January 31, 2008, as compared to the three months ended January 31, 2007, were as follows:

Economic Occupancy Levels on a Stabilized Property and All-Property Basis:

                                    Stabilized Properties  All Properties
                                        ----------------  ----------------
                                        3rd QTR  3rd QTR  3rd QTR  3rd QTR
 Segments                                 2008     2007     2008     2007
                                        -------  -------  -------  -------

Multi-family Residential                   93.7%    93.2%    93.1%    93.2%
Commercial Office                          90.8%    90.3%    91.3%    92.3%
Commercial Medical                         95.2%    96.8%    95.4%    96.9%
Commercial Industrial                      93.9%    96.4%    94.3%    96.6%
Commercial Retail                          87.1%    89.4%    87.4%    89.7%

(i) For 3rd Quarter 2008 and 3rd Quarter 2007, stabilized properties
    excluded:

Multi-family Residential -  17 South Main Apartments, Minot, ND; Arbors
                            Apartments, S. Sioux City, NE; Indian Hills,
                            Sioux City, IA; Quarry Ridge Apartments,
                            Rochester, MN; Rum River Apartments, Isanti,
                            MN; St. Cloud Student Housing, St. Cloud, MN;
                            Cottonwood IV Apartments, Bismarck, ND and
                            Greenfield Apartments, Omaha, NE.

Commercial Office -         17 South Main, Minot, ND; Corporate Center
                            West, Omaha, NE; Farnam Executive Center,
                            Omaha, NE; Flagship, Eden Prairie, MN; Gateway
                            Corporate, Woodbury, MN; Highlands Ranch I,
                            Highlands Ranch, CO; Miracle Hills One, Omaha,
                            NE; Pacific Hills, Omaha, NE; Riverport,
                            Maryland Heights, MO; Timberlands, Leawood,
                            KS; Woodlands Plaza, Maryland Heights, MO; 610
                            Business Center, Brooklyn Park, MN; Intertech,
                            Fenton, MO and Plymouth 5095, Plymouth, MN.

Commercial Medical -        2828 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, MN; Fox River
                            Cottages, Grand Chute, WI; St. Michaels, St.
                            Michael, MN and Barry Point, Kansas City, MO.

Commercial Industrial -     Bloomington 2000, Bloomington, MN; Roseville
                            2929, Roseville, MN; Cedar Lake Business
                            Center, St. Louis Park, MN; Urbandale,
                            Urbandale, IA and Woodbury 1865, Woodbury, MN.

Commercial Retail -         17 South Main, Minot, ND; Dakota West Plaza,
                            Minot, ND and Weston Walgreens, Weston, WI.

Also excluded from Stabilized Properties in Q3 2008 and Q3 2007 are Sold
Properties: 405 Grant Avenue Apartments, Harvey, ND and Minnetonka Office
Building, Minnetonka, MN.

Acquisition and Disposition Activity

During the third quarter of fiscal year 2008, IRET acquired two commercial office properties and a multi-family residential complex for a total of approximately $18.2 million, and completed construction of an apartment building for a cost of $6.2 million. The Company had no material dispositions in the third quarter of fiscal year 2008. The acquisitions were financed with cash from operations and operating partnership units. The following table details the Company's acquisitions during the three months ended January 31, 2008:

                                                             (in thousands)
                                                             --------------
                                                              Acquisition
Acquisitions                                                     Cost
                                                             --------------
Multi-Family Residential
 96-unit Greenfield Apartments - Omaha, NE                   $        4,700
 67-unit Cottonwood Lake IV - Bismarck, ND*                           6,191
                                                             --------------
Commercial Property - Office
 78,190 sq. ft. 610 Business Center IV - Brooklyn Park, MN            6,500
 64,607 sq. ft. Intertech Office Building - Fenton, MO                7,000
                                                             --------------
Total Property Acquisitions                                  $       24,391
                                                             ==============

* Development property placed in service January 2, 2008.

Development Activity

The Company has several ongoing development projects. As of January 31, 2008, IRET is engaged in the following development activity:

Southdale Medical Building Expansion Project: In July 2007, the Company signed a lease with an anchor tenant committing the Company to construct an approximately 26,000-square-foot addition to the Company's existing Southdale Medical Building located in Edina, Minnesota. The estimated cost of this expansion project is approximately $7.5 million, with an additional approximately $2.0 million in relocation, tenant improvement and leasing costs expected to be incurred to relocate tenants in the existing facility. Construction began in September 2007, and the expansion project is scheduled for completion in July 2008. As of January 31, 2008, the Company has funded approximately $3.0 million in construction costs for this expansion project.

IRET Corporate Plaza: During fiscal year 2007, the Company purchased an unimproved parcel of land in Minot, North Dakota for approximately $1.8 million. The Company is constructing a mixed-use project on this site, to consist of approximately 67 apartments and 60,100 rentable square feet of office and retail space. The Company currently plans to move its Minot, North Dakota offices to this location, occupying approximately one-third of the proposed office/retail space. Current estimates are that the project would be completed in the second quarter of the Company's fiscal year 2009, at a total cost of approximately $17.8 million. As of January 31, 2008, the Company has funded approximately $6.7 million of the estimated construction cost of this project.

2828 Chicago Avenue Medical Building: In fiscal year 2006, IRET purchased an approximately 55,000-square-foot, five-story medical office building located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. During fiscal year 2007, IRET committed to construct an approximately 56,239-square-foot medical office building adjacent to the existing structure, and an adjoining parking ramp, with a planned project completion date of August 2008 and an estimated total project cost of $15.7 million. As of January 31, 2008, approximately 71% of this new medical office building was pre-leased to two tenants. Construction on the project began in August 2007, and as of January 31, 2008, the Company has paid approximately $5.1 million in construction costs.

During the third quarter of fiscal year 2008, the Company completed development of its 67-unit Cottonwood IV multi-family apartment building, adjacent to three existing apartment buildings owned by the Company in Bismarck, North Dakota. The project cost approximately $6.2 million to construct, and was completed in January 2008.

Shareholder Equity, Distributions and Capital Structure

On January 14, 2008, IRET paid a quarterly distribution of $0.1675 per share and unit on its common shares and limited partnership units of IRET Properties. This was IRET's 147th consecutive distribution at equal or increasing rates. IRET also paid, on December 31, 2007, a quarterly distribution of $0.5156 per share on its Series A preferred shares.

As of January 31, 2008, IRET had a total market capitalization of $1.76 billion.

Conference Call Information

On February 27, 2008, IRET announced its plans to begin hosting regular quarterly conference calls to discuss the Company's quarterly financial and operational results. The first such call, to discuss 3rd Quarter Fiscal Year 2008 Earnings, is scheduled for Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time. In order to use the limited time available more efficiently, the Company requests that questions be submitted in advance, via e-mail to the attention of IRET's Investor Relations Director at msaari@iret.com, by 5:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time on Wednesday, March 12, 2008. During the question and answer period, priority will be given to addressing questions submitted in advance. The call will be limited to 45 minutes, including questions and answers. Conference call access information is as follows:

USA Toll Free Number: 1-800-860-2442

International Toll Free Number: 1-412-858-4600

A replay of the call will be archived on the "Investor Relations/Upcoming Events and Presentations" page of IRET's website, http://www.iret.com, through Friday, March 28, 2008. Questions regarding the conference call should be directed to IRET Investor Relations at msaari@iret.com.

About IRET

IRET is a self-administered, equity real estate investment trust investing in income-producing properties located primarily in the upper Midwest. IRET common and preferred owns a diversified portfolio of properties consisting of 70 multi-family residential properties with 9,548 apartment units; and 66 office properties, 35 medical properties (including senior housing), 16 industrial properties and 37 retail properties with a total of approximately 10.8 million square feet of leasable space. IRET's distributions have increased every year for 37 consecutive years. IRET common and preferred shares are publicly traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market (symbols: IRETS and IRETP). IRET's press releases and supplemental information are available on the Company website at www.iret.com or by contacting Investor Relations at 701-837-4738.

Certain statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from projected results. Such risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to: fluctuations in interest rates, the effect of government regulation, the availability of capital, changes in general and local economic and real estate market conditions, competition, our ability to attract and retain skilled personnel, and those risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our 2007 Form 10-K. We assume no obligation to update or supplement forward-looking statements that become untrue because of subsequent events.

(1) The National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, Inc. (NAREIT) defines FFO as net income (computed in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, excluding gains/losses from sales of property plus real estate depreciation and amortization. We consider FFO to be a standard supplemental measure for equity real estate investment trusts because it facilitates an understanding of the operating performance of properties without giving effect to real estate depreciation and amortization, which assume that the value of real estate assets diminishes predictably over time. Since real estate values instead historically rise or fall with market conditions, we believe that FFO provides investors and management with a more accurate indication of our financial and operating results.

(2) We measure the performance of our segments based on NOI, which we define as total revenues less property operating expenses and real estate taxes. We believe that NOI is an important supplemental measure of operating performance for a real estate investment trust's operating real estate because it provides a measure of core operations that is unaffected by depreciation, amortization, financing and general and administrative expense. NOI does not represent cash generated by operating activities in accordance with GAAP, and should not be considered an alternative to net income, net income available for common shareholders or cash flow from operating activities as a measure of financial performance.

(3) Stabilized properties are those properties owned for the entirety of both periods being compared. While results presented on a stabilized property basis are not determined in accordance with GAAP, management believes that measuring performance on a stabilized property basis is useful to investors and to management because it enables evaluation of how the Company's properties are performing year over year.

(4) Economic occupancy represents actual rental revenues recognized for the period indicated as a percentage of scheduled rental revenues for the period. Percentage rents, tenant concessions, straightline adjustments and expense reimbursements are not considered in computing either actual revenues or scheduled rent revenues.

               INVESTORS REAL ESTATE TRUST AND SUBSIDIARIES
        CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (unaudited)
   for the three months and nine months ended January 31, 2008 and 2007

                                 Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended
                                     January 31            January 31
                                --------------------  --------------------
                                  (in thousands, except per share data)
                                ------------------------------------------
                                  2008       2007       2008       2007
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
REVENUE
Real estate rentals             $  44,703  $  42,286  $ 133,469  $ 118,822
Tenant reimbursement                9,769      8,810     28,919     25,255
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
TOTAL REVENUE                      54,472     51,096    162,388    144,077
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
OPERATING EXPENSE
Interest                           15,840     15,220     46,969     43,126
Depreciation/amortization
 related to real estate
 investments                       12,165     11,718     36,547     32,663
Utilities                           4,192      4,003     12,454     10,634
Maintenance                         6,188      4,987     18,225     15,424
Real estate taxes                   6,749      6,147     19,659     16,959
Insurance                             670        612      1,928      1,761
Property management expenses        3,794      3,309     11,317     10,029
Administrative expenses             1,234      1,169      3,457      3,066
Advisory and trustee services         114         68        354        208
Other operating expenses              343        319      1,053        933
Amortization related to
 non-real estate investments          356        261      1,039        720
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE            51,645     47,813    153,002    135,523
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Operating income                    2,827      3,283      9,386      8,554
Interest income                       953        700      1,646      1,403
Other non-operating income             70        308        443        567
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Income before minority interest
 and discontinued operations
 and gain (loss) on sale of
 other investments                  3,850      4,291     11,475     10,524
Gain (loss) on sale of other
 investments                            2          0          4        (36)
Minority interest portion of
 operating partnership income        (858)    (1,054)    (2,704)    (2,303)
Minority interest portion of
 other partnerships' (income)
 loss                                 (11)        12         25        (13)
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Income from continuing
 operations                         2,983      3,249      8,800      8,172
Discontinued operations, net of
 minority interest                      0        205          0      1,903
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
NET INCOME                          2,983      3,454      8,800     10,075
Dividends to preferred
 shareholders                        (593)      (593)    (1,779)    (1,779)
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
NET INCOME AVAILABLE TO
 COMMON SHAREHOLDERS            $   2,390  $   2,861  $   7,021  $   8,296
                                =========  =========  =========  =========
Earnings per common share from
 continuing operations          $     .04  $     .06  $     .14  $     .13
Earnings per common share from
 discontinued operations              .00        .00        .00        .04
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
NET INCOME PER COMMON SHARE -
 BASIC AND DILUTED              $     .04  $     .06  $     .14  $     .17
                                =========  =========  =========  =========



          RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME TO FUNDS FROM OPERATIONS

Three Months Ended January 31,

                          (in thousands, except per share amounts)
                    --------------------------- ---------------------------
                                 2008                       2007
                    --------------------------- ---------------------------
                              Weighted    Per             Weighted    Per
                             Avg Shares  Share           Avg Shares  Share
                                 and      and                and      and
                    Amount    units(2)  unit(3) Amount    units(2)  unit(3)
                    -------  ---------- ------- -------  ---------- -------
Net income          $ 2,983                     $ 3,454
Less dividends to
 preferred
 shareholders          (593)                       (593)
                    -------                     -------
Net income
 available to
 common shareholders  2,390      55,304 $   .04   2,861      47,895 $   .06
Adjustments:
Minority interest
 in earnings of
 Unitholders            858      20,451           1,139      19,576
Depreciation and
 amortization(1)     12,456                      11,971
(Gains)/loss on
 depreciable
 property sales          (2)                       (349)
                    -------  ---------- ------- -------  ---------- -------
Funds from operations
 applicable to common
 shares and Units   $15,702      75,755 $   .21 $15,622      67,471 $   .23
                    =======  ========== ======= =======  ========== =======


Nine Months Ended January 31,

                          (in thousands, except per share amounts)
                    --------------------------- ---------------------------
                                 2008                       2007
                    --------------------------- ---------------------------
                              Weighted    Per             Weighted    Per
                             Avg Shares  Share           Avg Shares  Share
                                 and      and                and      and
                    Amount    units(2)  unit(3) Amount    units(2)  unit(3)
                    -------  ---------- ------- -------  ---------- -------
Net income          $ 8,800                     $10,075
Less dividends to
 preferred
 shareholders        (1,779)                     (1,779)
                    -------                     -------
Net income available
 to common
 shareholders         7,021      51,214 $   .14   8,296      47,466 $   .17
Adjustments:
Minority interest
 in earnings of
 Unitholders          2,704      20,406           2,909      16,366
Depreciation and
 amortization(4)     37,393                      33,439
(Gains)/loss on
 depreciable
 property sales          (4)                     (2,986)
                    -------  ---------- ------- -------  ---------- -------
Funds from operations
 applicable to common
 shares and Units   $47,114      71,620 $   .66 $41,658      63,832 $   .65
                    =======  ========== ======= =======  ========== =======

(1)  Real estate depreciation and amortization consists of the sum of
depreciation/amortization related to real estate investments and
amortization related to non-real estate investments from the Condensed
Consolidated Statements of Operations, totaling $12,521 and $11,979, and
depreciation/amortization from Discontinued Operations of $0 and $50, less
corporate-related depreciation and amortization on office equipment and
other assets of $65 and $58, for the three months ended January 31, 2008
and 2007, respectively.
(2)  UPREIT Units of the Operating Partnership are exchangeable for common
shares of beneficial interest on a one-for-one basis.
(3)  Net income is calculated on a per share basis. FFO is calculated on a
per share and unit basis.
(4)  Real estate depreciation and amortization consists of the sum of
depreciation/amortization related to real estate investments  and
amortization related to non-real estate investments from the Condensed
Consolidated Statements of Operations, totaling $37,586 and $33,383, and
depreciation/amortization from Discontinued Operations of $0 and $231, less
corporate-related depreciation and amortization on office equipment and
other assets of $193 and $175, for the nine months ended January 31, 2008
and 2007, respectively.


                 RECONCILATION OF NET OPERATING INCOME TO THE
                  CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

                                    (in thousands)
                ----------------------------------------------------------
Three Months    Multi-
Ended January   Family  Commercial Commercial Commercial Commercial
31, 2008      Residential  Office   Medical  Industrial  Retail    Total
                --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------

Real estate
 revenue        $  18,419 $  20,621 $   8,879 $   3,028 $   3,525 $ 54,472
Real estate
 expenses           8,640     8,853     2,259       710     1,131   21,593
                --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------
Net operating
 income         $   9,779 $  11,768 $   6,620 $   2,318 $   2,394   32,879
                ========= ========= ========= ========= ========= --------
 Interest                                                          (15,840)
 Depreciation/
  amortization                                                     (12,521)
 Administrative,
  advisory
  and trustee
  fees                                                              (1,348)
 Operating
  expenses                                                            (343)
 Non-operating
  income                                                             1,023
                --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------
Income before minority interest and discontinued operations and
 (loss) gain on sale of other investments                         $  3,850
                ========= ========= ========= ========= ========= ========

                                    (in thousands)
                ----------------------------------------------------------
Three Months    Multi-
Ended January   Family  Commercial Commercial Commercial Commercial
31, 2007       Residential  Office   Medical  Industrial  Retail   Total
                --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------

Real estate
 revenue        $  16,956 $  19,950 $   8,729 $   2,058 $   3,403 $ 51,096
Real estate
 expenses           7,708     7,940     2,009       297     1,104   19,058
                --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------
Net operating
 income         $   9,248 $  12,010 $   6,720 $   1,761 $   2,299   32,038
                ========= ========= ========= ========= ========= --------
 Interest                                                          (15,220)
 Depreciation/
  amortization                                                     (11,979)
 Administrative,
  advisory
  and trustee
  fees                                                              (1,237)
 Operating
  expenses                                                            (319)
 Non-operating
  income                                                             1,008
                --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------
Income before minority interest and discontinued operations and
 (loss) gain on sale of other investments                         $  4,291
                ========= ========= ========= ========= ========= ========

                                    (in thousands)
                ----------------------------------------------------------
Nine Months     Multi-
Ended January   Family  Commercial Commercial Commercial Commercial
31, 2008      Residential  Office   Medical  Industrial  Retail    Total
                --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------

Real estate
 revenue        $  54,529 $  61,835 $  26,764 $   8,718 $  10,542 $162,388
Real estate
 expenses          25,655    26,297     6,575     1,836     3,220   63,583
                --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------
Net operating
 income         $  28,874 $  35,538 $  20,189 $   6,882 $   7,322   98,805
                ========= ========= ========= ========= ========= --------
 Interest                                                          (46,969)
 Depreciation/
  amortization                                                     (37,586)
 Administrative,
  advisory
  and trustee
  fees                                                              (3,811)
 Operating
  expenses                                                          (1,053)
 Non-operating
  income                                                             2,089
                --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------
Income before minority interest and discontinued operations and
 (loss) gain on sale of other investments                         $ 11,475
                ========= ========= ========= ========= ========= ========

                                    (in thousands)
                ----------------------------------------------------------
Nine Months     Multi-
Ended January   Family  Commercial Commercial Commercial Commercial
31, 2007       Residential  Office   Medical  Industrial  Retail   Total
                --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------

Real estate
 revenue        $  49,822 $  52,574 $  25,817 $   5,637 $  10,227 $144,077
Real estate
 expenses          23,055    21,447     6,296       800     3,209   54,807
                --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------
Net operating
 income         $  26,767 $  31,127 $  19,521 $   4,837 $   7,018   89,270
                ========= ========= ========= ========= ========= --------
 Interest                                                          (43,126)
 Depreciation/
  amortization                                                     (33,383)
 Administrative,
  advisory
  and trustee
  fees                                                              (3,274)
 Operating
  expenses                                                            (933)
 Non-operating
  income                                                             1,970
                --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------
Income before minority interest and discontinued operations and
 (loss) gain on sale of other investments                         $ 10,524
                ========= ========= ========= ========= ========= ========



               INVESTORS REAL ESTATE TRUST AND SUBSIDIARIES
            CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (unaudited)

                                                      (in thousands)
                                                --------------------------
                                                 January 31,    April 30,
                                                    2008          2007
                                                ------------  ------------
ASSETS
Real estate investments
  Property owned                                $  1,558,560  $  1,489,287
  Less accumulated depreciation                     (209,400)     (180,544)
                                                ------------  ------------
                                                   1,349,160     1,308,743
  Unimproved land                                     18,635         7,392
  Mortgage loan receivable, net of allowance             548           399
                                                ------------  ------------
Total real estate investments                      1,368,343     1,316,534
                                                ------------  ------------
Other assets
  Cash and cash equivalents                           76,392        44,516
  Marketable securities - available-for-sale           2,160         2,048
  Receivable arising from straight-lining of
   rents, net of allowance                            13,753        12,558
  Accounts receivable, net of allowance                3,842         3,171
  Real estate deposits                                 1,103           735
  Prepaid and other assets                               821           568
  Intangible assets, net of accumulated
   amortization                                       29,025        33,240
  Tax, insurance, and other escrow                     8,060         7,222
  Property and equipment, net                          1,487         1,458
  Goodwill                                             1,396         1,397
  Deferred charges and leasing costs, net             13,528        11,942
                                                ------------  ------------
TOTAL ASSETS                                    $  1,519,910  $  1,435,389
                                                ============  ============

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
LIABILITIES
  Accounts payable and accrued expenses         $     29,573  $     28,995
  Mortgages payable                                  975,785       951,139
  Other                                                1,019           896
                                                ------------  ------------
TOTAL LIABILITIES                                  1,006,377       981,030
                                                ------------  ------------

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
MINORITY INTEREST IN PARTNERSHIPS                     12,768        12,925
MINORITY INTEREST OF UNITHOLDERS IN OPERATING
 PARTNERSHIP (20,395,411 units at January 31, 2008
 and 19,981,259 units at April 30, 2007)             155,301       156,465
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
  Preferred Shares of Beneficial Interest
   (Cumulative redeemable preferred shares, no
   par value, 1,150,000 shares issued and
   outstanding at January 31, 2008 and April 30,
   2007, aggregate liquidation preference of
   $28,750,000)                                       27,317        27,317
  Common Shares of Beneficial Interest (Unlimited
   authorization, no par value, 56,977,406 shares
   issued and outstanding at January 31, 2008,
   and 48,570,461 shares issued and outstanding
   at April 30, 2007)                                433,645       354,495
  Accumulated distributions in excess of net
   income                                           (115,546)      (96,827)
  Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)           48           (16)
                                                ------------  ------------
Total shareholders' equity                           345,464       284,969
                                                ------------  ------------
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY      $  1,519,910  $  1,435,389
                                                ============  ============

Contact Information

  • CONTACT INFO
    Michelle R. Saari
    Investors Real Estate Trust
    PO Box 1988
    12 Main Street S
    Minot, North Dakota 58701
    phone: 701.837.4738
    fax: 701.838.7785
    email: msaari@iret.com