JLL Income Property Trust Reports First Quarter Performance
JLL Income Property Trust, an institutionally managed daily NAV REIT, announced its operating results for the first quarter of 2018 in a press release filed on May 31, 2018.
“Our operating performance throughout 2017, and intensive asset management into this year have positively impacted the investment performance of our portfolio. We were also pleased to announce the reduction in fees that will increase the net dividend yield for our Class A and Class M-I stockholders,” said Allan Swaringen, President and CEO of JLL Income Property Trust. “As our program advances through its sixth year, we remain focused on driving long-term investment performance for stockholders.”
First Quarter 2018 Highlights
- Increased total revenues to $42 million in the first quarter, up by approximately $2 million or 6 percent over the prior year.
- Achieved first quarter total net of fees returns of 1.3 percent and 1.6 percent on our Class A and Class M shares, respectively, delivering annualized total returns of 6.5 percent and 7.1 percent, respectively since launching our initial public offering in October 2012.
- Increased the first quarter dividend payment by 4 percent from the prior distribution representing the fifth time JLL Income Property Trust has raised its dividend since 2012. Paid quarterly dividends for 25 consecutive quarters, with an average annual increase of 5.4 percent.
- Approved a gross distribution for the second quarter of 2018 at $0.13 per share, subject to class specific fees. Effective April 1st, dealer manager fees on Class A shares were reduced by 19 percent, and dealer manager fees were completely eliminated on Class M-I shares.
- Achieved a NAV of approximately $1.6 billion demonstrating steady growth, and the ability to execute our strategic plan to position JLL Income Property Trust as the market’s leading daily NAV REIT.
- Invested approximately $6.8 million of capital improvements in our existing portfolio geared towards maintaining our higher occupancies.
- Maintained high occupancy at 94 percent with occupancies by segment at 96 percent for Apartment, 93 percent for Industrial, 92 percent for Office and 95 percent for Retail.
- Experienced robust leasing activity, with 70,000 square feet of new and renewal leases completed during the quarter and almost 700,000 square feet leased over past 12 months. Our weighted average lease duration at March 31st was 6.1 years, in-line with the prior quarter.
- Decreased overall company leverage ratio from 39 percent at the end of Q4 to 38 percent at the end of Q1 in line with our strategy to maintain a low leverage ratio of somewhere between 30 and 50 percent.
- Disposed of Station Nine Apartments, a property that no longer aligned with the fund’s investment strategy, for $75 million, resulting in a GAAP accounting gain of $29.7 million.
- Earned LEED Silver certification for Pioneer Tower, a 300,000 square foot office building in Portland, Oregon which also recently earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR certification signifying that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency.
Source: SEC; Jones Lang LaSalle IPT 8-K filed 5/31/18
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