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NorthStar Realty Europe Announces Second Quarter 2019 Results

August 7, 2019 at 6:47 AM EDT

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 7, 2019-- NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. (NYSE:NRE) (“NorthStar Realty Europe” or “NRE” or “Company”), a European office REIT, today announced its results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019.

Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results and Highlights

  • On July 3, 2019, NRE announced it has entered a definitive merger agreement with certain entities managed by AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets for an estimated per share consideration of $17.03
  • U.S. GAAP net income attributable to common stockholders: $(1.4) million, or $(0.03) per diluted share for the second quarter 2019
  • Cash available for distribution (“CAD”): $6.6 million, or $0.13 per share for the quarter
  • On June 18, 2019, NRE completed the disposal of Marly, a logistics asset in Paris, releasing approximately $13 million of equity to NRE
  • Cash dividend of $0.15 per share declared for the second quarter 2019

For more information and a reconciliation of CAD, net operating income (“NOI”) and same store NOI to net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders, please refer to the tables on the following pages.

Portfolio Overview

Real Estate Portfolio1,2

As of June 30, 2019, NRE’s real estate portfolio comprised of 14 properties located across Germany, the U.K. and France with approximately 134,000 rentable square meters, 96% weighted average occupancy and a 5.9 year weighted average remaining lease term to expiry (“WALT”).

  • The office portfolio comprised of 12 properties with 122,000 rentable square meters, had a 96% weighted average occupancy and a 5.7 year WALT as of June 30, 2019.
  • The other (non-office) portfolio, comprised of two hotel properties, had a 100% weighted average occupancy and a 8.7 year WALT as of June 30, 2019.

Asset Sales

In June 2019, NRE completed the disposal of Marly, its only logistics asset located in Paris, releasing $13 million net equity to NRE.

Same Store Net Operating Income (Currency Adjusted)

Same store year-over-year rental income for the three months ended June 30, 2019 compared to June 30, 2018 increased by $137 thousand, or 1.1%, driven by indexation uplifts offset by partial vacancy in certain assets, including Marceau and Ludwigstrasse, and certain value enhancing leases, including a 10 year lease extension with Baker Tilly at Valentinskamp. Same store year-over-year NOI for the three months ended June 30, 2019 compared to June 30, 2018 decreased by $229 thousand, or (1.7)%, due to one-off repairs and maintenance and certain non-recoverable utility expenses.

Same store quarter-over-quarter rental income and NOI for the three months ended June 30, 2019 compared to March 31, 2019 decreased by $72 thousand, or (0.5)%, and $340 thousand, or (2.5)%, respectively, due to partial vacancy in Marceau and Ludwigstrasse and the timing of certain operating expenses.

Liquidity

As of June 30, 2019, total liquidity was $377 million of unrestricted cash.

Stockholder’s Equity

NRE had 50.6 million shares of common stock, operating partnership units and restricted stock units (“RSUs”) not subject to performance hurdles outstanding as of June 30, 2019.

Strategic Transaction

On July 3, 2019, NRE announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with certain entities managed by AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets, or AXA IM - Real Assets, pursuant to which, NRE will be acquired by a wholly-owned subsidiary of a fund managed by AXA IM - Real Assets (the “proposed merger”), for an estimated per share consideration of $17.03, based on the three-month forward foreign exchange rates as of July 3, 2019.

About NorthStar Realty Europe Corp.

NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. is a European focused commercial real estate company with predominately prime office properties within key cities in Germany, the United Kingdom and France, organized as a REIT and managed by an affiliate of Colony Capital, Inc. (NYSE: CLNY), a leading global equity REIT with an embedded investment management platform. For more information about NorthStar Realty Europe Corp., please visit www.nrecorp.com.

 

NorthStar Realty Europe Corp.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

($ in thousands, except per share data)

Unaudited

 

June 30, 2019

 

December 31, 2018

Assets

 

 

 

Operating real estate, gross

$

843,643

 

 

$

844,809

 

Less: accumulated depreciation

(72,033

)

 

(64,187

)

Operating real estate, net

771,610

 

 

780,622

 

Preferred equity investments

38,952

 

 

39,090

 

Cash and cash equivalents

377,393

 

 

438,931

 

Restricted cash

5,332

 

 

5,592

 

Receivables, net of allowance of $130 and $236 as of June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively

5,347

 

 

8,989

 

Assets held for sale

 

 

73,345

 

Derivative assets, at fair value

3,288

 

 

6,440

 

Intangible assets, net and goodwill

23,834

 

 

58,173

 

Other assets, net

46,470

 

 

14,317

 

Total assets

$

1,272,226

 

 

$

1,425,499

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

Mortgage and other notes payable, net

$

546,349

 

 

$

682,912

 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

20,155

 

 

22,367

 

Due to affiliates

4,041

 

 

9,630

 

Intangible liabilities, net

8,825

 

 

9,722

 

Liabilities related to assets held for sale

 

 

1,498

 

Other liabilities

18,141

 

 

21,267

 

Total liabilities

597,511

 

 

747,396

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. Stockholders’ Equity

 

 

 

Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 200,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding

as of June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018

 

 

 

Common stock, $0.01 par value, 1,000,000,000 shares authorized, 50,289,639 and 49,807,448 shares

issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively

502

 

 

498

 

Additional paid-in capital

864,696

 

 

862,240

 

Retained earnings (accumulated deficit)

(176,047

)

 

(170,669

)

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

(18,498

)

 

(18,424

)

Total NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. stockholders’ equity

670,653

 

 

673,645

 

Noncontrolling interests

4,062

 

 

4,458

 

Total equity

674,715

 

 

678,103

 

Total liabilities and equity

$

1,272,226

 

 

$

1,425,499

 

 

NorthStar Realty Europe Corp.

Consolidated Statements of Operations

($ in thousands, except for per share data)

Unaudited

 

 

Three Months Ended June 30,

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

Revenues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lease income

 

$

16,499

 

 

$

30,162

 

 

$

33,583

 

 

$

62,727

 

Interest income

 

1,554

 

 

706

 

 

3,165

 

 

1,435

 

Other income

 

107

 

 

143

 

 

582

 

 

421

 

Total revenues

 

18,160

 

 

31,011

 

 

37,330

 

 

64,583

 

Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Properties - operating expenses

 

3,557

 

 

6,930

 

 

6,463

 

 

13,732

 

Interest expense

 

3,413

 

 

5,855

 

 

7,093

 

 

11,962

 

Transaction costs

 

1,827

 

 

376

 

 

2,589

 

 

857

 

Management fee, related party

 

3,848

 

 

4,223

 

 

7,736

 

 

8,380

 

Other expenses

 

734

 

 

1,273

 

 

1,471

 

 

2,697

 

General and administrative expenses

 

1,317

 

 

1,801

 

 

3,053

 

 

3,679

 

Compensation expense

 

1,950

 

 

1,186

 

 

3,237

 

 

1,551

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

5,908

 

 

11,976

 

 

11,821

 

 

23,627

 

Total expenses

 

22,554

 

 

33,620

 

 

43,463

 

 

66,485

 

Other income (loss)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other gain (loss), net

 

14

 

 

3,531

 

 

(2,503

)

 

529

 

Extinguishment of debt

 

(476

)

 

(1,441

)

 

(670

)

 

(1,441

)

Gain on sales, net

 

3,671

 

 

38,319

 

 

21,396

 

 

39,585

 

Income (loss) before income tax benefit (expense)

 

(1,185

)

 

37,800

 

 

12,090

 

 

36,771

 

Income tax benefit (expense)

 

(249

)

 

76

 

 

(2,401

)

 

37

 

Net income (loss)

 

(1,434

)

 

37,876

 

 

9,689

 

 

36,808

 

Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

6

 

 

(217

)

 

(56

)

 

(221

)

Net income (loss) attributable to NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. common stockholders

 

$

(1,428

)

 

$

37,659

 

 

$

9,633

 

 

$

36,587

 

Earnings (loss) per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

(0.03

)

 

$

0.72

 

 

$

0.19

 

 

$

0.68

 

Diluted

 

$

(0.03

)

 

$

0.69

 

 

$

0.19

 

 

$

0.65

 

Weighted average number of shares:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

49,448,507

 

 

51,858,645

 

 

49,391,523

 

 

53,455,635

 

Diluted

 

49,448,507

 

 

54,007,807

 

 

50,749,631

 

 

55,432,191

 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Included in this press release are Cash Available for Distribution, or CAD, net operating income, or NOI, same store net operating income, or same store NOI, each a “non-GAAP financial measure,” which measures NRE’s historical or future financial performance that is different from measures calculated and presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States, or U.S. GAAP, within the meaning of the applicable Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, rules. NRE believes these metrics can be a useful measure of its performance which is further defined below.

Cash Available for Distribution

We believe that CAD provides investors and management with a meaningful indicator of operating performance. We also believe that CAD is useful because it adjusts for a variety of items that are consistent with presenting a measure of operating performance (such as transaction costs, depreciation and amortization, equity-based compensation, gain on sales, net, asset impairment and non-recurring bad debt expense). We adjust for transaction costs because these costs are not a meaningful indicator of our operating performance. For instance, these transaction costs include costs such as professional fees associated with new investments, which are expenses related to specific transactions. Management also believes that quarterly distributions are principally based on operating performance and our board of directors includes CAD as one of several metrics it reviews to determine quarterly distributions to stockholders. The definition of CAD may be adjusted from time to time for our reporting purposes in our discretion, acting through our audit committee or otherwise. CAD may fluctuate from period to period based upon a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, the timing and amount of investments, new leases, repayments and asset sales, capital raised, use of leverage, changes in the expected yield of investments and the overall conditions in commercial real estate and the economy generally.

We calculate CAD by subtracting from or adding to net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders, noncontrolling interests and the following items: depreciation and amortization items including straight-line rental income or expense (excluding amortization of rent free periods), amortization of above/below market leases, amortization of deferred financing costs, amortization of discount on financings and other and equity-based compensation; other gain (loss), net (excluding any realized gain (loss) on the settlement on foreign currency derivatives); gain on sales, net; impairment on depreciable property; extinguishment of debt; acquisition gains or losses; transaction costs; foreign currency gains (losses) related to sales; goodwill impairment following the sale of operating real estate and other intangible assets; the incentive fee relating to the amended and restated management agreement with external manager and one-time events pursuant to changes in U.S. GAAP and certain other non-recurring items. These items, if applicable, include any adjustments for unconsolidated ventures.

CAD should not be considered as an alternative to net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders, determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP, as an indicator of operating performance. In addition, our methodology for calculating CAD involves subjective judgment and discretion and may differ from the methodologies used by other comparable companies, including other REITs, when calculating the same or similar supplemental financial measures and may not be comparable with these companies.

The following table presents a reconciliation of net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders to CAD for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 (dollars in thousands):

 

Three Months Ended June 30,

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders

$

(1,428

)

 

$

37,659

 

 

$

9,633

 

 

$

36,587

 

Noncontrolling interests

(6

)

 

217

 

 

56

 

 

221

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization items(1)(2)

8,017

 

 

14,241

 

 

15,436

 

 

27,194

 

Other (gain) loss, net(3)(4)

1,402

 

 

(4,541

)

 

5,065

 

 

(2,954

)

(Gain) on sales, net

(3,671

)

 

(38,319

)

 

(21,396

)

 

(39,585

)

Transaction costs and other(5)(6)

2,303

 

 

2,288

 

 

5,229

 

 

2,767

 

CAD

$

6,617

 

 

$

11,545

 

 

$

14,023

 

 

$

24,230

 

CAD per share(7)

$

0.13

 

 

$

0.22

 

 

$

0.28

 

 

$

0.45

 

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(1) Three months ended June 30, 2019 reflects an adjustment to exclude depreciation and amortization of $5.9 million, amortization expense of capitalized above/below market leases of $(0.3) million, amortization of deferred financing costs of $0.4 million and amortization of equity-based compensation of $2.0 million. Three months ended June 30,2018 reflects an adjustment to exclude depreciation and amortization of $12.0 million, amortization expense of capitalized above/below market leases of $0.2 million, amortization of deferred financing costs of $0.9 million and amortization of equity-based compensation of $1.2 million.

(2) Six months ended June 30, 2019 reflects an adjustment to exclude depreciation and amortization of $11.8 million, amortization expense of capitalized above/below market leases of $(0.5) million, amortization of deferred financing costs of $0.9 million and amortization of equity-based compensation of $3.2 million. Six months ended June 30, 2018 reflects an adjustment to exclude depreciation and amortization of $23.6 million, amortization expense of capitalized above/below market leases of $0.4 million, amortization of deferred financing costs of $1.6 million and amortization of equity-based compensation of $1.6 million.

(3) Three months ended June 30, 2019 CAD includes a $1.4 million net gain related to the settlement of foreign currency derivatives. Three months ended June 30, 2018 CAD includes a $1.0 million net loss related to the settlement of foreign currency derivatives.

(4) Six months ended June 30, 2019 CAD includes a $2.6 million net gain related to the settlement of foreign currency derivatives. Six months ended June 30, 2018 CAD includes a $2.4 million net loss related to the settlement of foreign currency derivatives.

(5) Three months ended June 30, 2019 reflects an adjustment to exclude $1.8 million of transaction costs and $0.5 million related to extinguishment of debt. Three months ended June 30, 2018 reflects an adjustment to exclude $0.9 million of transaction costs and other one-time items and $1.4 million related to extinguishment of debt.

(6) Six months ended June 30, 2019 reflects an adjustment to exclude $2.6 million of transaction costs, $0.7 million related to extinguishment of debt and $2.0 million of taxes related to sales. Six months ended June 30, 2018 reflects an adjustment to exclude $1.3 million of transaction costs and other one-time items and $1.4 million related to extinguishment of debt.

(7) CAD per share is based on 50.5 million and 50.3 million weighted average shares (common shares outstanding including operating partnership units and RSUs not subject to performance hurdles) for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019, respectively. CAD per share is based on 52.6 million and 54.1 million weighted average shares (common shares outstanding including operating partnership units and RSUs not subject to performance hurdles) for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, respectively. CAD per share does not take into account any potential dilution from restricted stock units subject to performance metrics not currently achieved.

Net Operating Income

We believe NOI is a useful metric for evaluating the operating performance of our real estate portfolio in the aggregate. Portfolio results and performance metrics represent 100% for all consolidated investments. Net operating income reflects total property and related revenues, adjusted for: (i) amortization of above/below market leases; (ii) straight-line rent (except with respect to rent free period); (iii) other items such as adjustments related to joint ventures and non-recurring bad debt expense and less property operating expenses. However, the usefulness of NOI is limited because it excludes general and administrative costs, interest expense, transaction costs, depreciation and amortization expense, gains on sales, net and other items under U.S. GAAP and capital expenditures and leasing costs, all of which may be significant economic costs. NOI may fail to capture significant trends in these components of U.S. GAAP net income (loss) which further limits its usefulness.

NOI should not be considered as an alternative to net income (loss), determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP, as an indicator of operating performance. In addition, our methodology for calculating NOI involves subjective judgment and discretion and may differ from the methodologies used by other comparable companies, including other REITs, when calculating the same or similar supplemental financial measures and may not be comparable with these companies.

The following table presents a reconciliation of NOI of our real estate equity and preferred equity segments to property and other related revenues less property operating expenses for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 (dollars in thousands):

 

 

Three Months Ended June 30,

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

Lease income

 

$

16,499

 

 

$

30,162

 

 

$

33,583

 

 

$

62,727

 

Other income

 

107

 

 

143

 

 

582

 

 

421

 

Total property and other income

 

16,606

 

 

30,305

 

 

34,165

 

 

63,148

 

Properties - operating expenses

 

3,557

 

 

6,930

 

 

6,463

 

 

13,732

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income

 

761

 

 

706

 

 

1,538

 

 

1,435

 

Amortization and other items(1)(2)

 

(252

)

 

352

 

 

(504

)

 

572

 

NOI(3)

 

$

13,558

 

 

$

24,433

 

 

$

28,736

 

 

$

51,423

 

_____________________________

(1) Three months ended June 30, 2019 primarily excludes $(0.3) million of amortization of above/below market leases. Three months ended June 30, 2018 primarily excludes $0.2 million of amortization of above/below market leases and $0.1 million of other one-time items.

(2) Six months ended June 30, 2019 primarily excludes $(0.5) million of amortization of above/below market leases. Six months ended June 30, 2018 primarily excludes $0.4 million of amortization of above/below market leases and $0.1 million of other one-time items.

(3) The following table presents a reconciliation of net income (loss) to NOI of our real estate equity and preferred equity segment for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 (dollars in thousands):

 

Three Months Ended June 30,

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

Net income (loss)

$

(1,434

)

 

$

37,876

 

 

$

9,689

 

 

$

36,808

 

Remaining segments(i)

8,156

 

 

2,355

 

 

17,432

 

 

11,883

 

Real estate equity and preferred equity segment adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

3,237

 

 

5,601

 

 

6,691

 

 

11,556

 

Other expenses

734

 

 

1,250

 

 

1,471

 

 

2,674

 

Depreciation and amortization

5,908

 

 

11,976

 

 

11,821

 

 

23,627

 

Other (gain) loss, net

17

 

 

1,526

 

 

348

 

 

1,694

 

Extinguishment of debt

476

 

 

1,441

 

 

670

 

 

1,441

 

Gain on sales, net

(3,671

)

 

(38,319

)

 

(21,396

)

 

(39,585

)

Income tax (benefit) expense

249

 

 

(76

)

 

2,401

 

 

(37

)

Other items

(114

)

 

803

 

 

(391

)

 

1,362

 

Total adjustments

6,836

 

 

(15,798

)

 

1,615

 

 

2,732

 

NOI

$

13,558

 

 

$

24,433

 

 

$

28,736

 

 

$

51,423

 

_____________________________

(i) Reflects the net (income) loss in our corporate segment to reconcile to net operating income.

Same Store Net Operating Income

We believe same store NOI is a useful metric for evaluating the operating performance as it reflects the operating performance of the real estate portfolio and provides a better measure of operational performance for quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year comparison. Same store net operating income is presented for the same store portfolio, which comprises all properties that were owned by us at the end of the reporting period. We define same store net operating income as NOI excluding (i) properties that were acquired or sold during the period, (ii) impact of foreign currency changes and (iii) amortization of above/below market leases. We consider same store NOI to be an appropriate and useful supplemental performance measure. Same store NOI should not be considered as an alternative to net income (loss), determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP, as an indicator of operating performance. In addition, our methodology for calculating same store net operating income involves subjective judgment and discretion and may differ from the methodologies used by other comparable companies, including other REITs, when calculating the same or similar supplemental financial measures and may not be comparable with these companies. Same store portfolio is defined as properties in operation throughout the full periods presented under the comparison, excluding the impact of foreign currency changes, and included 14 properties and our preferred equity segment (Gresham Street).

Same Store Analysis - Three Months Ended June 30, 2019

The following table presents our same store analysis for the preferred equity segment (Gresham Street) and real estate equity segment which comprises 14 properties (134,087 square meters) adjusted for currency movement and properties that were acquired or sold at any time during the three months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 and March 31, 2019 (dollars in thousands):

 

Three Months Ended June 30,(1)

 

Increase (Decrease)

 

Three Months Ended

March 31, 2019(1)

 

Quarter-over-quarter

Increase (Decrease)

 

2019

 

2018

 

Amount

 

%

 

 

Amount

 

%

Same Store Occupancy (end of period)

96%

 

97%

 

 

 

 

 

96%

 

 

 

 

Same store

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rental income(2)

$

13,136

 

 

$

12,999

 

 

$

137

 

 

1.1

%

 

$

13,208

 

 

$

(72

)

 

(0.5

)%

Escalation income

2,445

 

 

2,612

 

 

(167

)

 

 

 

2,542

 

 

(97

)

 

 

Lease income

15,581

 

 

15,611

 

 

(30

)

 

 

 

15,750

 

 

(169

)

 

 

Interest income

661

 

 

671

 

 

(10

)

 

 

 

664

 

 

(3

)

 

 

Other income

66

 

 

(36

)

 

102

 

 

 

 

63

 

 

3

 

 

 

Total revenues

16,308

 

 

16,246

 

 

62

 

 

0.4

%

 

16,477

 

 

(169

)

 

(1.0

)%

Utilities

775

 

 

484

 

 

291

 

 

 

 

681

 

 

94

 

 

 

Real estate taxes and insurance

709

 

 

794

 

 

(85

)

 

 

 

702

 

 

7

 

 

 

Management fees

231

 

 

246

 

 

(15

)

 

 

 

129

 

 

102

 

 

 

Repairs and maintenance

1,029

 

 

910

 

 

119

 

 

 

 

1,083

 

 

(54

)

 

 

Other(2)(3)

224

 

 

243

 

 

(19

)

 

 

 

202

 

 

22

 

 

 

Properties - operating expenses

2,968

 

 

2,677

 

 

291

 

 

10.9

%

 

2,797

 

 

171

 

 

6.1

%

Same store net operating income

$

13,340

 

 

$

13,569

 

 

$

(229

)

 

(1.7

)%

 

$

13,680

 

 

$

(340

)

 

(2.5

)%

_____________________________

(1)The three months ended June 30, 2018 and March 31, 2019 are translated using the average exchange rate for the three months ended June 30, 2019.

(2) Adjusted to exclude amortization of above/below market leases and ground leases.

(3) Includes non-recoverable value-added tax, or VAT, administrative costs and other non-reimbursable expenses.

The following table presents a reconciliation from net income (loss) to same store net operating income for the real estate equity segment for the three months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 and March 31, 2019 (dollars in thousands):

 

Same Store Reconciliation

 

Three Months Ended June 30,

 

Three Months

Ended March 31,
2019

 

2019

 

2018

 

Net income (loss)

$

(1,434

)

 

$

37,876

 

 

$

11,123

 

Corporate segment net (income) loss(1)

8,156

 

 

2,355

 

 

9,276

 

(Gain) on sales, net

(3,671

)

 

(38,319

)

 

(17,725

)

Other (income) loss(2)

10,507

 

 

22,521

 

 

12,504

 

Net operating income

13,558

 

 

24,433

 

 

15,178

 

Sale of real estate investments and other(3)

(218

)

 

(10,864

)

 

(1,498

)

Same store net operating income

$

13,340

 

 

$

13,569

 

 

$

13,680

 

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(1) Includes management fees, general and administrative expense, compensation expense, corporate interest expense and corporate transaction costs offset by the net gain on foreign currency derivatives.

(2) Includes depreciation and amortization expense, loss on interest rate caps and other expenses in the real estate equity segment.

(3) Primarily reflects the impact of net operating income of sold assets, interest income on the Trianon preferred equity investment and the foreign currency effect relating to the translation of the June 30, 2018 and March 31, 2019 balances to the June 30, 2019 exchange rate.

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Additional Information and Where to Find It

This communication may be deemed to be solicitation material in respect of the proposed merger. In connection with the proposed merger, NRE filed a preliminary proxy statement on Schedule 14A on August 1, 2019, and intends to file other relevant documents with the SEC, including a proxy statement in definitive form. BEFORE MAKING ANY VOTING DECISION, STOCKHOLDERS OF NRE ARE URGED TO READ ALL RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC, INCLUDING THE DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE AND ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS TO BE FILED WITH THE SEC IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED MERGER OR INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE IN THE PROXY STATEMENT, BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED MERGER.

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Endnotes

  1. Excludes the preferred equity investment.
  2. Occupancy and weighted average remaining contractual lease term based on rent roll as of June 30, 2019, on a same store basis.

 

Source: NorthStar Realty Europe Corp.

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