Alignvest Student Housing – Q4 2019 Management Report

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DECEMBER 31, 2019 – MANAGEMENT REPORT

 

Please see the attached for the December 31, 2019 Management Report of Alignvest Student Housing Real Estate Investment Trust (“ASH REIT”). As of December 31, 2019, we have acquired seven of Canada’s premier purpose-built student accommodation (“PBSA”) properties and have over 3,300 beds valued at ~$400 million in four university markets.

 

We are excited about the progress we have made over the past 18 months, raising substantial amounts of equity capital and investing it into attractive tier-1 PBSA assets, which has allowed us to become the largest owner/operator of student housing properties serving Canadian universities. Our focus on integrating the local properties into a single operating platform and driving operational performance has resulted in year-over-year same property NOI growth of ~12% and we are forecasting a further ~9% increase in 2020 relative to 2019.

 

We are now poised to return to market and acquire additional high-quality assets at attractive prices to further expand our portfolio.

Below is the link to our Management Report.

 

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Alignvest Strategic Partners Fund Quarterly Report

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Please see the attached for our fourth quarter 2019 report for Alignvest Strategic Partners Fund. The Q4 update discusses performance over the past quarter and our thoughts going forward.

Q4 2019 Performance

• Alignvest Strategic Partners Fund was up 2.7% (Class F, net of fees) during Q4 2019. The Fund delivered a 2019 calendar year net return of 10.2% while maintaining the same ~4.5% annualized volatility as we have since inception.

 

 

Q4 2019 ASPF Report

Adventus Update

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Please see the below update from Adventus’ Management Team. Some key highlights of the report are:

  1. A new acquisition has been announced in Dallas, Texas. This is important as it brings a third major market into the portfolio and would also have the REIT achieve an asset value of over US$1 billion. Over the last couple of years, Management has indicated that the US$1 billion mark would be important for a solid exit.
  2. Adventus also announced a major lease renewal signed with one of the REIT’s largest tenants, US Foods. They highlight that this renewal will be very positive for the value of Adventus units over the coming 12 months.

 

In summary, this is welcome news as these are two very positive step for Adventus and the unitholders.

 

2020.02.05 – Adventus Realty Trust Business Updates

StoreWest Chestermere Self-Storage LP

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2019 Winter Update

 

We’re pleased to report that this project has been going very well. The RV and boat storage portion of the business is now at 80% occupancy and the existing storage facility is at 40% occupancy and strongly trending in the right direction. Management went through a process this summer to better understand if expanding the storage facility would add value to the project. As a result of their findings, the decision has been made to significantly expand the facility in 2020. At current levels, the facility is profitable and the future looks exciting. Management has been approached by several groups interested in purchasing the property. The interest has been significant enough that they are planning to officially market the property in Q1 2020 and solicit offers.
We currently have the investment on your accounts valued at book value. It is safe to say that this understates the value of your investment.

Additional details are included in the below update from Management.

Chestermere 2019 H2 Update

StoreWest Dufferin LP Update

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We have been very encouraged by the operating results from the newly opened car/truck wash. The business model is very stable with the majority of revenue coming from car wash monthly memberships (currently over 500 with a goal to get to 1,500-2,000); and fleet contracts for trucks (currently 40 fleet contracts and the demand has been so high that they have to be very selective not to overload the system). The car and truck wash is looking like it is going to be very successful. On this site, we also have a self-storage facility that is under construction. They plan to be open for business in 2020. This site is going to be marketed, along with their Chestermere project, as there has been strong interest in purchasing the property even prior to construction being completed. There is currently a lot of money in Canada being invested in self storage, therefore we could end up selling the storage business in 2020. This would result in large distributions to unitholders while still having a profitable car/truck wash paying healthy dividends to shareholders.

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Dufferin 2019 H2 Update

 

 

 

Alignvest Student Housing – Q3 2019 Management Report

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ALIGNVEST STUDENT HOUSING

Please see the attached Q3 management report for Alignvest Student Housing. September is management’s most important month of the year as students are back and classes are starting. We feel management has done a good job over the quarter leasing up the building and achieving better than forecasted operating results. This was primarily reflected in the 10% increase in the Net Operating Income being generated by the properties. In addition, occupancy continues to be very strong with 6 of the 7 buildings achieving a 100% occupancy. Other highlights from the year/quarter include the finalization of a CMHC financing on our Annex property in Ottawa. The terms of the mortgage on the property include a 2.62% interest that is fixed for 10 years. This is very encouraging because in our initial due diligence we were anticipating a 4% cost of debt to achieve our return objectives of 15%+ IRR. Additionally, management continues to be disciplined in their acquisition strategy and we feel that there will be a number of high quality acquisitions done in Q4 2019 and Q1 2020.

The board has approved the issuance of additional equity in order to fund the potential acquisitions. We will be doing an equity closing on December 31, 2019 which will be available to all current unitholders. We hope you feel as excited about the opportunity as we do. Please contact your advisor to discuss in more detail.

 

Q3 Management Report

Alignvest Strategic Partners Fund Quarterly Update

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Q2 2019 Performance

 

  • Alignvest Strategic Partners Fund was up 0.2% (Class F, net of fees) during Q2 2019.  The fund experienced a modest gain during a quarter that proved volatile in terms of swings.  We are generally pleased with the first half of the year, having delivered a return of 6.1% with moderate volatility.

 

Please click below to view our Q2 2019 performance report.

Q2 2019 ASPF Report

 

 

Alignvest Student Housing – Q2 2019 Management Report

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ALIGNVEST STUDENT HOUSING

 

JUNE 30, 2019 – MANAGEMENT REPORT

We are pleased to send you the June 30, 2019 Management Report of Alignvest Student Housing Real Estate Investment Trust (“ASH REIT”). As of June 30, 2019, we have acquired seven of Canada’s premier purpose-built student accommodation properties and have over 3,300 beds worth over $384 million in four markets.

We are focused on the roll-out of best practices across our entire portfolio and we have commenced the integration of our new properties into our operating company. In addition, we are focused on maximizing occupancy at all properties in advance of the upcoming school year and we have spent considerable effort to improve the quality of commercial tenants across our portfolio.

Below is the link to our Management Report. Please let us know if you have any questions.

 

Investment Rationale Management Report

 

 

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