Wright-Parkway Winter/Spring LP Update

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Operational Update

Occupancy remains strong in our two facilities in Nova Scotia. When you combine the two reports below, the percentage of units rented between the two facilities is 89.6%. If you look at the square footage, we are currently leasing out 94% of all space available. This is considered quite high for storage and Wright in particular is in need of more space with over 97% of available area currently rented!

 

 

Financial Update Q1 2022

2021 was a solid year for both facilities. Our revenue for the year was $1,631,116 over 10.5 months of operation with monthly revenues increasing 10-20% over the course of the year. The Q1 numbers, as noted below, show this growth trend continuing with $500,000 of revenue in the first quarter of 2022. This puts Wright-Parkway on track to surpass $2M in revenue for 2022.

 

 

  • The GP declared a second Distribution of $198,000 to LP unitholders in May, 2022
  • Combined distributions paid to investors since February 2021 totals $518,904 or almost 8% on equity in just over 1 year

Management is now looking at expansion options for the Wright facility. This expansion could add 4 to 6 stories and up to 60,000 Sq Ft of much needed space to this facility. Management believes the net gain in value for Wright from such an expansion could be significant

 

Dufferin LP Winter/Spring Update

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Car and Truck Wash Update

 

  • As mentioned previously, 2021 saw a substantial retrofit for the wash which was necessary to set GWD up for long term success

 

  • Gross revenue in 2021 was $2,177,358 vs. $1,771,220 in 2020. This represents a 23% YoY increase despite Dufferin being down 1 truck bay most of the year and lingering COVID issues

 

  • In 2022 we continue to improve the wash. Projects include adding side blasters to our express tunnel to improve wash quality while reducing prep time; adding a new injection system which will reduce our chemical use by over 25%; and adding foam cannons to our other two truck bays as they are much in demand

 

  • The hard work has been paying off with Q1 revenues coming in just over $750,000 (a 30% YoY increase from Q1 last year) with an estimated EBITDA of ~$270,000

 

Our main focus for the remainder of 2022 will be continuing to grow our Shark Club members along with B2B revenue while reducing costs

 

 

Self-Storage Update

 

Dufferin Storage had a strong 2021, finishing the year at ~40% occupancy and operational break even. This is exceptional for a storage asset to achieve in less than 1.5 years.

This strong lease up trend continues in 2022. Dufferin is currently at 45.6% occupancy after an exceptional Q1. Although official targets are lower, management and our facility manager Bluebird have set a stretch goal of 60% occupancy for year end.

Revenues continue to increase and Dufferin Storage is now starting to eat into its debt coverage – a very promising sign. Management believes that full profitability is achievable by year end if Dufferin continues its strong lease up trend.

 

Financial Update

Management completed the 2021 year end and audit for Dufferin LP in April of this year. The audit is being sent out to all investors and an AGM will be scheduled for later this spring.

Our goals for 2022 are to focus on membership growth and profitability for Dufferin Wash, to achieve 60% occupancy and full break even for Dufferin Storage, and to hopefully be able to begin distributions to investors by the end of 2022.

 

Alignvest Student Housing – Q1 2022 Management Report

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We are pleased to send you the March 31, 2022 Management Report of Alignvest Student Housing Real Estate Investment Trust (“ASH REIT”).

We are currently experiencing high inflation in Canada, with the inflation rate rising to 6.7% in March 2022. We are seeing that student housing provides very effective protection against inflation due to the natural, high turnover of student leases. While we are still in the midst of our pre-leasing season, we are executing leases at higher than budget rates and expect to achieve strong year-over-year growth in rents. Further, we continue to experience strong demand for our beds, with our pre-leasing  for September 2022 currently 16% ahead of last year at this time. We expect to have another year of strong occupancy next year, consistent with our current occupancy of 98%.

In response to high inflation, the Bank of Canada increased its benchmark interest rate by 50bps on April 13, 2022 and has indicated that further rate hikes should be expected. This, combined with the uncertainty from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, has created a volatile financing environment, with base rates and lender spreads increasing. We are pleased to have stable and attractive financing in place, with no material near-term financing requirements. With respect to potential acquisitions, we have been building up a robust cash reserve on our balance sheet to capitalize on the expected opportunities that may arise over the next few months.

Even in an inflationary and volatile financing environment, there continues to be strong interest in the student housing sector both nationally and globally. On April 19, 2022, Blackstone announced the acquisition of American Campus Communities, the largest owner/operator of student housing in the United States, for ~USD$13 billion, demonstrating the continuing confidence in the sector.

Below is the link to our Management Report.

Management Report

Aviation Car Wash LP Update

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Grand Opening Update

 

  • Our Grand Opening was held on February 11th
  • Very successful ribbon cuttings’ with various political leaders as well as the Airport Authority
  • Soft opening commenced Feb 14th
  • Purpose of soft openings is to make sure all staff is well trained as well as the equipment is all installed correctly

 

Soft opening was very well received by the public!

 

Shark Week- Highlights

  • 10 Free Days of Washes
  • Over 5000 free washes
  • Close to 500 Memberships were sold
  • Last day of event we processed over 800 cars

*Over 1000 members to date

 

From all of us, thank-you for being part of this great journey

 

 

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Henri Bourassa LP – Q3 Update

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Operational Update

Acquired by StoreWest & Bluebird in August 2020 located in Saint-Laurent, Montreal.

  • 97,119 SF net rentable with 794 storage units

Bluebird Storage Management continues to focus on increasing revenues and the overall economic occupancy for Henri Bourassa. The Montreal market has proven to be very strong with current occupancy levels still over 90% despite aggressive rate increases at the facility.

Financial Update

Management is currently working on a refinance package with BMO on the facility which is expected to drop our overall cost of borrowing. It is expected that such a refinance should free up significant capital to enable a distribution . As part of this refinance, management is seeking an updated appraisal on the property. Additionally, we are seeking an opinion on the value of the property with residential zoning in place to determine which exit option could provide the best value for investors. We expect to announce a distribution once the financing is finalized.

Rezoning Update

Management has been working with our consultant, BC2 to advance the zoning for a multi-family development. Council has given feedback on our current plan and indicated it would be accepted. We are currently waiting until municipal elections are completed in Montreal to determine if any further densification can be negotiated. This process is likely 6-8 months out.

Chestermere Self-Storage LP – Q3 2021 Update

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Operational Update

In late 2020, StoreWest replaced our existing facility Manager with Bluebird. In addition to leasing up the facility, Bluebird’s main focus has been on bringing up our revenues and financial occupancy. This has been achieved through systematic rent increases as noted below. The net result has been a dramatic increase in monthly revenue.

Financial Update

 

  • As of the end of September, storage is at ~75% occupancy and our RV lots are at 95%+ with waiting lists.
  • Chestermere is fully profitable and phase 1 is nearing full stabilization (85% occupancy)
Summer 2021 appraisal (after expansion) – Colliers $20,140,00 with roughly $7.6M in debt on property
  • Management is currently focused on securing permits, financing, and a reasonable quote for the proposed phase 2 expansion.
  • Phase 2 is expected to add ~28,000 SqFt net rentable and over $700,000 in gross annual revenue potential.

Essential service – no payments deferred or missed during Covid

Alignvest Student Housing – Q3 Management Report

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We are pleased to send you the September 30, 2021 Management Report of Alignvest Student Housing Real Estate Investment Trust (“ASH REIT”).

Q3 2021 included the long-anticipated resumption of in-person classes at Canadian universities, making this arguably the most important period in our short history. We are extremely pleased to see students return to campus and confirm that online classes have not disrupted the traditional in-person teaching model.

In Q3 2021, we experienced robust leasing activity. We have returned to pre-pandemic occupancy with 96% of our beds leased for the 2021/2022 school year, and we are continuing to see additional interest from students who are still making plans to return for January 2022. Importantly, we have achieved this occupancy while also growing our gross and net rent on a year-over-year basis.

We also successfully closed our previously announced acquisition of THEO, a 507-bed property with ~18,000 square feet of retail space, on July 30, 2021. Since closing, renovations were completed to increase the bed count to 528 beds. We were successful in securing attractive financing for this deal and are proud to add this high quality property to our portfolio.

 

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

 

 

THEO, OTTAWA

On July 30, 2021, we closed the acquisition of THEO, a recently renovated, multi-unit student housing building located at 305 Rideau Street in Ottawa, Ontario. The 12-storey building is comprised of 193 units and 528 beds. THEO offers top of the market interior finishes including a premium modern furniture package, stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops and in suite laundry. In addition to the residential space, there is approximately 18,000 square feet of street level retail space with tenants such as Bank of Montreal, PiCo and Dollarama.

Alignvest Student Housing – Q1 2021 Management Report

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MARCH 31, 2021 – MANAGEMENT REPORT

 

We are pleased to send you the March 31, 2021 Management Report of Alignvest Student Housing Real Estate Investment Trust (“ASH REIT”).

Throughout Q1 2021, we continued to focus on operations and growth while maintaining the health and safety of our team and residents at our properties. With the roll-out of vaccines in Canada and our universities issuing “return-to-campus” announcements for Fall 2021, we are starting to see signs of a return to normalcy in Canada.

We expect that high-quality accommodations will be in demand as students return to campus. With this in mind, we completed a strategic acquisition of two properties in Waterloo that added 795 beds to our portfolio, and we have secured another attractive acquisition in Ottawa with over 500 beds that we expect to close in early Q3 2021. With these acquisitions completed, our assets will be valued at over $650 million. We are continuing to raise equity capital to fund these acquisitions.

Below is the link to our Management Report. In addition, below is a link to our recently issued 2020 audited financial statements. We have included enhanced financial disclosure and commentary in this report. Please contact us if you have any questions or need additional information.

 

March 31, 2021 - Management Report

2020 Audited Financial Statements

 

 

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