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CubeSmart Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results: FFO Per Share Grows 17.4%; Same-Store NOI Increases 9.7%

MALVERN, PA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/07/14 -- CubeSmart (NYSE: CUBE) today announced its operating results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014.

"Strong self-storage industry demand combined with very limited new supply in our markets continues to support our positive outlook for future growth," commented President and Chief Executive Officer Christopher P. Marr. "During the second quarter, our property portfolio achieved all-time high occupancy levels and solid net effective rent growth resulting in FFO performance above expectations. We remain disciplined and focused on pursuing external growth opportunities that enhance our portfolio quality and generate long-term value for shareholders."

Key Highlights for the Quarter

  • Reported funds from operations ("FFO") per share, as adjusted, of $0.27, representing a year-over-year increase of 17.4%.
  • Increased same-store (346 facilities) net operating income ("NOI") 9.7% year-over-year, driven by 7.6% revenue growth and a 3.2% increase in property operating expenses.
  • Same-store occupancy averaged 91.3% during the quarter, up 310 basis points year-over-year; ended the quarter with same-store occupancy of 92.4%.
  • Closed on nine facility acquisitions totaling $127.4 million.

Funds from Operations

FFO, as adjusted, was $40.0 million for the second quarter of 2014, compared with $31.6 million for the second quarter of 2013. FFO per share, as adjusted, increased 17.4% to $0.27 for the second quarter of 2014, compared with $0.23 for the same period last year.

Investment Activity

The Company acquired nine assets for $127.4 million during the three months ended June 30, 2014. These acquisitions included four assets in Florida, two assets in New York and one asset each in Indiana, Massachusetts, and Texas.

Subsequent to June 30, 2014, the Company acquired two facilities in Florida for an aggregate purchase price of $15.8 million. In total for the year-to-date, the Company has acquired 21 assets for $246.5 million.

At June 30, 2014, the Company had invested $23.5 million in four joint venture development properties under construction. The Company anticipates investing a total of $79.9 million related to these projects. Three of these properties are located in New York and one is located in Virginia. Each of the four construction projects is expected to be completed during 2015. Year-to-date, the Company opened for operation two new self-storage facilities, one in New York and a mixed-use property in Pennsylvania that contains CubeSmart's corporate headquarters, for a total cost of $42.1 million.

On June 30, 2014, the Company sold one asset in London, England owned by USIFB, LLP, a consolidated real estate joint venture in which the Company owns a 97% interest, for an aggregate sale price of £ 4.1 million (approximately $7.0 million). The Company received net proceeds of $7.0 million, a portion of which were used to repay the loan the Company made to the venture, and recorded a gain of $0.5 million as a result of the transaction.

Third-Party Management

At June 30, 2014, the Company's third-party management program included 159 properties totaling 9.5 million square feet. During the quarter ended June 30, 2014, the Company added three properties to the Company's third-party management program, and subsequent to quarter-end, the Company was awarded management contracts for 14 properties totaling approximately 1.1 million square feet. In total for the year-to-date, the Company has been awarded contracts to manage 20 additional properties and has acquired five properties from the third-party management platform.

Same-Store Results

The Company's same-store portfolio at June 30, 2014 included 346 facilities containing approximately 23.2 million rentable square feet and included approximately 88.7% of the aggregate rentable square feet of the Company's 387 owned facilities. These same-store facilities represented approximately 90.5% of property net operating income for the quarter ended June 30, 2014.

Same-store physical occupancy at period-end for the second quarter of 2014 was 92.4%, compared with 90.1% for the same quarter of last year. Same-store total revenues for the second quarter of 2014 increased 7.6%, and same-store operating expenses increased 3.2% from the same quarter in 2013. Same-store net operating income increased 9.7%, as compared with the same period in 2013.

Operating Results

At June 30, 2014, the Company's total owned portfolio included 387 facilities containing 26.1 million rentable square feet and had a physical occupancy of 92.0%.

Total revenues increased $14.0 million and total property operating expenses increased $3.6 million in the second quarter of 2014, as compared with the same period in 2013. Increases in total revenues are primarily attributable to increased occupancy levels and net effective rent growth in the same-store portfolio and revenues generated from property acquisitions. Increases in total property operating expenses are primarily attributable to $3.0 million of increased expenses associated with newly acquired properties as well as increased expenses on the same-store portfolio. The increases in same-store expenses were primarily associated with real estate taxes and repair and maintenance costs, a portion of which were delayed from the first quarter due to the severe winter weather in 2014.

Interest expense increased from $10.6 million during the three months ended June 30, 2013 to $12.0 million during the three months ended June 30, 2014, an increase of $1.4 million. The increase is attributable to a higher amount of outstanding debt in 2014. To fund a portion of the Company's growth, the average debt balance during the three months ended June 30, 2014 increased approximately $180 million from the same period in 2013 from $1,025 million to $1,205 million. The impact on interest expense from higher average debt balances was offset by a decrease in the weighted average effective interest rate on our outstanding debt from 4.17% for the three months ended June 30, 2013 to 3.99% for the three months ended June 30, 2014.

The Company reported net income attributable to the Company's common shareholders of $6.4 million, or $0.04 per common share, in the second quarter of 2014, compared with net income attributable to the Company's common shareholders of $1.0 million, or $0.01 per common share, in the second quarter of 2013.

Financing Activity

On May 1, 2014, HHF, an unconsolidated joint venture formed in December 2013, obtained a $100 million loan secured by the 34 self-storage facilities owned by the venture. There is no recourse to the Company. The Company and its partner each own a 50% interest in the joint venture. The loan bears interest at 3.59% per annum and matures on April 30, 2021. This financing completed the planned capital structure of HHF and the proceeds after closing costs were distributed proportionately to the partners.

On May 5, 2014, the Company amended its equity distribution agreements with various sales agents to increase the the number of common shares of beneficial interest authorized for sale through its "at-the-market" equity program from 12.0 million to 20.0 million shares. During the quarter, the Company sold 4.5 million common shares of beneficial interest through its "at-the-market" equity program at an average sales price of $18.05 per share, resulting in net proceeds of $80.1 million. For the first six months of the year, the Company sold 7.2 million common shares of beneficial interest at an average sales price of $17.79 and raised $126.1 million of net proceeds through the ATM program. At June 30, 2014, the Company had 7.2 million shares available for issuance under the existing equity distribution agreements.

Quarterly Dividend

On May 28, 2014, the Company declared a dividend of $0.13 per common share. The dividend was paid on July 15, 2014 to common shareholders of record on July 1, 2014.

Also on May 28, 2014, the Company declared a dividend of $0.484375 for the 7.75% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares. The dividend was paid on July 15, 2014 to holders of record on July 1, 2014.

2014 Financial Outlook

"We continue to exceed our performance targets and are pleased to be increasing our full-year guidance for FFO per share as well as our same-store operating metrics," noted Chief Financial Officer Tim Martin. "We remain disciplined in our strategy to fund the Company's acquisition pipeline, utilizing a balance of cash flow, ATM equity proceeds and bank borrowings in a manner consistent with our balance sheet objectives and investment grade profile."

The Company is adjusting its previously issued estimates as well as underlying assumptions, and now expects that its fully diluted FFO per share, as adjusted, for 2014 will be between $1.03 and $1.06 (previously between $0.99 and $1.02), and its fully diluted net income per share for the period will be between $0.13 and $0.16 (previously between $0.08 to $0.11). The Company's estimates are based on the following key assumptions:

  • For 2014, a same-store pool consisting of 346 assets totaling 23.2 million square feet
  • Same-store net operating income ("NOI") growth of 8.25% to 9.25% over 2013 (previously 6.5% to 7.5%), driven by revenue growth of 6.75% to 7.25% (previously 5.25% to 6.25%) and expense growth of 3.0% to 3.5% (previously 3.0% to 3.75%)
  • General and administrative expenses of approximately $27.5 million to $28.5 million

Due to uncertainty related to the timing and terms of transactions, the impact of future investment activity is excluded from guidance. For 2014, the Company is maintaining its target of between $250 million to $300 million of acquisitions.


2014 Full Year Guidance                                   Range or Value
----------------------------------------------------- ----------------------
Earnings per diluted share allocated to common
 shareholders                                         $   0.13  to  $   0.16
Plus: real estate depreciation and amortization           0.90          0.90
                                                      --------      --------
FFO per diluted share, as adjusted                    $   1.03  to  $   1.06
                                                      ========      ========

The Company estimates that its fully diluted FFO, as adjusted, per share for the quarter ending September 30, 2014 will be between $0.26 and $0.27, and that its fully diluted earnings per share for the period will be between $0.04 and $0.05.


3rd Quarter 2014 Guidance                                 Range or Value
----------------------------------------------------- ----------------------
Earnings per diluted share allocated to common
 shareholders                                         $   0.04  to  $   0.05
Plus: real estate depreciation and amortization           0.22          0.22
                                                      --------      --------
FFO per diluted share, as adjusted                    $   0.26  to  $   0.27
                                                      ========      ========

Conference Call

Management will host a conference call at 11:00 a.m. ET on Friday, August 8, 2014 to discuss financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014.

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. Telephone participants may avoid any delays in joining the conference call by pre-registering for the call using the following link to receive a special dail-in number and PIN: http://dpregister.com/10049388.

Telephone participants who are unable to pre-register for the conference call may join on the day of the call using 1-877-506-3281 for domestic callers, +1-412-902-6677 for international callers, and 1-855-669-9657 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 through September 7, 2014. The replay numbers are 1-877-344-7529 for domestic callers, +1-412-317-0088 for international callers, and 1-855-669-9658 for callers in Canada. For callers accessing a telephonic replay, the conference number is 10049388.

Supplemental operating and financial data as of June 30, 2014 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 2014 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 real estate and related impairment charges, plus real estate depreciation and amortization, and after adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures.

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 FFO 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 real estate, gains from remeasurement of investments in real estate ventures, impairments of depreciable assets, and depreciation, which can make periodic and peer analyses of operating performance more difficult. The Company's computation of FFO may not be comparable to FFO reported by other REITs or real estate companies.

FFO should not be considered as an alternative to net income (determined in accordance with GAAP) as an indication of the Company's performance. FFO does not represent cash generated from operating activities determined in accordance with GAAP and is not a measure of liquidity or an indicator of the Company's ability to make cash distributions. The Company believes that to further understand its performance, FFO should be compared with its reported net income and considered in addition to cash flows computed in accordance with GAAP, as presented in its Consolidated Financial Statements.

FFO, as adjusted represents FFO as defined above, excluding the effects of acquisition related costs, gains or losses from early extinguishment of debt, and other non-recurring items, which the Company believes are not indicative of the Company's operating results.

The Company defines net operating income, which it refers 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 ventures, 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 from disposition of discontinued operations, other income, gains from remeasurement of investments in real estate ventures 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 its facilities, and for all of its 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;

  • risks of investing through joint ventures;

  • 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 Item 1A of 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.


Given these uncertainties, we caution readers not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. 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)
                                 (unaudited)

                                                   June 30,    December 31,
                                                     2014          2013
                                                  ----------  -------------

ASSETS
Storage facilities                                $2,776,835  $   2,553,706
Less: Accumulated depreciation                      (442,044)      (398,536)
                                                  ----------  -------------
Storage facilities, net (including VIE assets of
 $34,314 and $34,559, respectively)                2,334,791      2,155,170
Cash and cash equivalents                             10,789          3,176
Restricted cash                                        3,587          4,025
Loan procurement costs, net of amortization           11,543         12,687
Investment in real estate venture, at equity         101,013        156,310
Other assets, net                                     41,400         27,256
                                                  ----------  -------------
    Total assets                                  $2,503,123  $   2,358,624
                                                  ==========  =============

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Unsecured senior notes                            $  500,000  $     500,000
Revolving credit facility                             56,900         38,600
Unsecured term loans                                 400,000        400,000
Mortgage loans and notes payable                     224,232        200,218
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other
 liabilities                                          57,847         57,599
Distributions payable                                 20,960         19,955
Deferred revenue                                      14,632         12,394
Security deposits                                        392            376
                                                  ----------  -------------
    Total liabilities                              1,274,963      1,229,142
                                                  ----------  -------------

Noncontrolling interests in the Operating
 Partnership                                          41,430         36,275
                                                  ----------  -------------

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, 2014 and
   December 31, 2013, respectively                        31             31
  Common shares $.01 par value, 200,000,000
   shares authorized, 147,078,392 and 139,328,366
   shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2014
   and December 31, 2013, respectively                 1,471          1,393
  Additional paid in capital                       1,669,327      1,542,703
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss               (10,650)       (11,014)
  Accumulated deficit                               (474,944)      (440,837)
                                                  ----------  -------------
    Total CubeSmart shareholders' equity           1,185,235      1,092,276
                                                  ----------  -------------
  Noncontrolling interest in subsidiaries              1,495            931
                                                  ----------  -------------
    Total equity                                   1,186,730      1,093,207
                                                  ----------  -------------
    Total liabilities and equity                  $2,503,123  $   2,358,624
                                                  ==========  =============



                         CUBESMART AND SUBSIDIARIES
                    CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
                      (in thousands, except share data)
                                (unaudited)

                                     Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
                                          June 30,            June 30,
                                     ------------------  ------------------
                                       2014      2013      2014      2013
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
REVENUES
  Rental income                      $ 81,071  $ 68,739  $156,785  $134,991
  Other property related income         9,799     8,333    19,946    15,592
  Property management fee income        1,467     1,217     2,873     2,362
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
    Total revenues                     92,337    78,289   179,604   152,945
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
OPERATING EXPENSES
  Property operating expenses          32,080    28,469    64,370    57,629
  Depreciation and amortization        30,487    28,393    58,602    57,376
  General and administrative            7,059     7,515    13,628    15,128
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
    Total operating expenses           69,626    64,377   136,600   130,133
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
OPERATING INCOME                       22,711    13,912    43,004    22,812
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)
  Interest:
    Interest expense on loans         (12,027)  (10,588)  (23,898)  (20,860)
    Loan procurement amortization
     expense                             (543)     (497)   (1,084)     (973)
  Acquisition related costs              (721)   (1,648)   (2,400)   (1,763)
  Equity in losses of real estate
   venture                             (1,729)        -    (3,098)        -
  Gain from sale of real estate           475         -       475         -
  Other                                  (173)     (187)     (766)     (260)
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
    Total other expense               (14,718)  (12,920)  (30,771)  (23,856)
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------

INCOME (LOSS) FROM CONTINUING
 OPERATIONS                             7,993       992    12,233    (1,044)

DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS
  Income from discontinued
   operations                               -     1,576       336     2,956
  Gain from disposition of
   discontinued operations                  -         -         -       228
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
    Total discontinued operations           -     1,576       336     3,184
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
NET INCOME                              7,993     2,568    12,569     2,140
  NET (INCOME) LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO
   NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS
  Noncontrolling interests in the
   Operating Partnership                  (95)      (18)     (144)       17
  Noncontrolling interest in
   subsidiaries                           (12)        -        (9)        1
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE
 COMPANY                                7,886     2,550    12,416     2,158
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
  Distribution to preferred
   shareholders                        (1,502)   (1,502)   (3,004)   (3,004)
NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO
 THE COMPANY'S COMMON SHAREHOLDERS   $  6,384  $  1,048  $  9,412  $   (846)
                                     ========  ========  ========  ========

Basic earnings (loss) per share from
 continuing operations attributable
 to common shareholders              $   0.04  $   0.00  $   0.06  $  (0.03)
Basic earnings per share from
 discontinued operations
 attributable to common shareholders $   0.00  $   0.01  $   0.01  $   0.02
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
Basic earnings (loss) per share
 attributable to common shareholders $   0.04  $   0.01  $   0.07  $  (0.01)
                                     ========  ========  ========  ========

Diluted earnings (loss) per share
 from continuing operations
 attributable to common shareholders $   0.04  $   0.00  $   0.06  $  (0.03)
Diluted earnings per share from
 discontinued operations
 attributable to common shareholders $   0.00  $   0.01  $   0.01  $   0.02
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
Diluted earnings (loss) per share
 attributable to common shareholders $   0.04  $   0.01  $   0.07  $  (0.01)
                                     ========  ========  ========  ========

Weighted-average basic shares
 outstanding                          144,679   133,677   142,461   133,316
Weighted-average diluted shares
 outstanding                          146,999   133,677   144,691   133,316

AMOUNTS ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE
 COMPANY'S COMMON SHAREHOLDERS:
Income (loss) from continuing
 operations                          $  6,384  $   (501) $  9,081  $ (3,976)
Total discontinued operations               -     1,549       331     3,130
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
Net income (loss)                    $  6,384  $  1,048  $  9,412  $   (846)
                                     ========  ========  ========  ========



                Same-store facility results (346 facilities)
         (in thousands, except percentage and per square foot data)
                                 (unaudited)

                   Three months ended            Six months ended
                        June 30,                     June 30,
                   ------------------  Percent  ------------------  Percent
                     2014      2013     Change    2014      2013     Change
                   --------  --------  -------  --------  --------  -------
REVENUES
 Net rental income $ 72,725  $ 67,679      7.5% $142,473  $133,371      6.8%
 Other property
  related income      8,231     7,563      8.8%   15,856    14,202     11.6%
                   --------  --------  -------  --------  --------  -------
  Total revenues     80,956    75,242      7.6%  158,329   147,573      7.3%
                   --------  --------  -------  --------  --------  -------

OPERATING EXPENSES
 Property taxes       8,035     7,652      5.0%   15,920    15,455      3.0%
 Personnel expense    7,223     7,169      0.8%   14,605    14,512      0.6%
 Advertising          1,941     1,883      3.1%    3,215     3,335     -3.6%
 Repair and
  maintenance         1,072       945     13.4%    1,960     1,856      5.6%
 Utilities            2,648     2,558      3.5%    5,853     5,397      8.4%
 Property
  insurance             785       784      0.1%    1,543     1,589     -2.9%
 Other expenses       3,681     3,597      2.3%    8,288     7,641      8.5%
                   --------  --------  -------  --------  --------  -------

 Total operating
  expenses           25,385    24,588      3.2%   51,384    49,785      3.2%
                   --------  --------  -------  --------  --------  -------

 Net operating
  income (1)       $ 55,571  $ 50,654      9.7% $106,945  $ 97,788      9.4%
                   ========  ========  =======  ========  ========  =======

 Gross margin          68.6%     67.3%              67.5%     66.3%

 Period end
  occupancy (2)        92.4%     90.1%              92.4%     90.1%

 Period average
  occupancy (3)        91.3%     88.2%              90.2%     86.6%

 Total rentable
  square feet        23,168    23,168             23,168    23,168

 Realized annual
  rent per
  occupied square
  foot (4)         $  13.76  $  13.25      3.8% $  13.64  $  13.29      2.6%

 Scheduled annual
  rent per square
  foot (5)         $  15.00  $  14.56      3.0% $  14.84  $  14.45      2.7%

Reconciliation of Same-Store Net Operating Income to Operating Income

Same-store net
 operating income
 (1)               $ 55,571  $ 50,654           $106,945  $ 97,788
Non same-store net
 operating income
 (1)                  5,804       706             10,828     1,116
Indirect property
 overhead (6)        (1,118)   (1,540)            (2,539)   (3,588)
Depreciation and
 amortization       (30,487)  (28,393)           (58,602)  (57,376)
General and
 administrative
 expense             (7,059)   (7,515)           (13,628)  (15,128)
                   --------  --------           --------  --------

Operating Income   $ 22,711  $ 13,912           $ 43,004  $ 22,812
                   ========  ========           ========  ========

(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 occupancy at June 30 of the respective year.
(3) Represents the weighted average occupancy for the period.
(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 income earned in conjunction with managed
    properties.



           Non-GAAP Measure - Computation of Funds From Operations
                    (in thousands, except per share data)
                                 (unaudited)

                                     Three months ended   Six months ended
                                          June 30,            June 30,
                                     ------------------  ------------------
                                       2014      2013      2014      2013
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------

  Net income (loss) attributable to
   the Company's common shareholders $  6,384  $  1,048  $  9,412  $   (846)

  Add (deduct):
    Real estate depreciation and
     amortization:
      Real property - continuing
       operations                      30,067    28,012    57,777    56,682
      Real property - discontinued
       operations                           -       848         -     1,697
      Company's share of
       unconsolidated real estate
       ventures                         3,253         -     6,493         -
  Gains from sales of real estate        (475)        -      (475)     (228)
  Noncontrolling interests in the
   Operating Partnership                   95        18       144       (17)

                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
  FFO                                $ 39,324  $ 29,926  $ 73,351  $ 57,288
                                     ========  ========  ========  ========

  Add:
    Acquisition related costs             721     1,648     2,400     1,763

                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
  FFO, as adjusted                   $ 40,045  $ 31,574  $ 75,751  $ 59,051
                                     ========  ========  ========  ========

Earnings (loss) per share
 attributable to common shareholders
 - basic                             $   0.04  $   0.01  $   0.07  $  (0.01)
Earnings (loss) per share
 attributable to common shareholders
 - fully diluted                     $   0.04  $   0.01  $   0.07  $  (0.01)
FFO per share and unit - fully
 diluted                             $   0.26  $   0.22  $   0.50  $   0.41
FFO, as adjusted per share and unit
 - fully diluted                     $   0.27  $   0.23  $   0.52  $   0.43

Weighted-average basic shares
 outstanding                          144,679   133,677   142,461   133,316
Weighted-average diluted shares
 outstanding                          146,999   133,677   144,691   133,316
Weighted-average diluted shares and
 units outstanding                    149,260   138,610   146,956   138,220

Dividend per common share and unit   $   0.13  $   0.11  $   0.26  $   0.22
Payout ratio of FFO, as adjusted           48%       48%       50%       51%

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