DECEMBER 31, 2021 – MANAGEMENT REPORT
We are pleased to send you the December 31, 2021 Management Report of Alignvest Student Housing Real Estate Investment Trust (“ASH REIT”).
We are proud of ASH REIT’s achievements in 2021. We finished the year with three transformative acquisitions, which increased the REIT’s asset base by 1,323 beds and over $215 million in asset value; we maintained near-full occupancy and very attractive collection rates across the portfolio through another year under COVID-19; and we have experienced positive leasing and operational results which have set the foundation for a successful 2022/23 academic year. With these achievements, we were able to deliver a net return of 12.1% in 2021, and an annualized return since inception of 11.1% (applicable to Class F unitholders, assuming DRIP participation).
While we are currently persevering through another wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, we remain optimistic that the impacts on the economy and student demographic will not hinder our operations, similar to the prior two years. We are at 98% occupancy and we expect our buildings to have near-full physical occupancy as students return to campus over the next several weeks.
Student housing continues to prove itself to be a resilient asset class and we remain excited about the outlook for the sector. Following a successful fundraising period in Q4 2021, we are now focused on acquiring additional properties in 2022 to continue to build on our track record of delivering attractive risk-adjusted returns to our investors.
Below is the link to our Management Report. Please contact us if you have any questions or need additional information.Management Report