Alignvest Student Housing Management Report

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We are pleased to send you Alignvest Student Housing Real Estate Investment Trust’s Q4 2022 Management Report.

Our fair market value remains stable due to our strong operating performance and forecasted NOI growth in 2023. Demand for high-quality student housing continues to outpace supply, which has translated into upward pressure on rental rates and resulted in low vacancy rates (99.6% occupancy as at December 31, 2022). Our current pre-leasing velocity is providing confidence that the 2023/2024 academic year will follow similar trends; we are budgeting 2023 NOI at ~8% higher than 2022 on a same-property basis. We are pleased to report that we are already over 60% pre-leased at our privately-managed properties for September 2023 (over 20% ahead last year at the same time).

We are pleased to have delivered a 10.5% annualized net return since inception, with limited volatility. Our annualized distribution yield is 4.9% as at December 2022, equivalent to approximately a 10% pre-tax equivalent yield as it is delivered as a tax-efficient return of capital. We believe our REIT will continue to perform well in 2023 given our market leading position and our strong business fundamentals.

Below is the link to our Management Report. Please contact us if you have any questions or need additional information.

Management Report



We acquired 1400 Seymour Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia in January 2023 for $90 million. See-More is a 6-storey, newly constructed (2022) student housing facility located steps away from Dalhousie University. See-More has 141 fully furnished units, including bachelors, 3-bedroom, 4-bedroom and 5-bedroom suites.  Additionally, See-More features several student-oriented amenities, including a yoga and wellness studio, games room, on-site laundry facilities, social rooms, common study areas and an underground parking garage.