SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY AND NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS
|9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
|SHAREHOLDERS' AND NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY AND NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS
Common Share Offering
During the three months ended September 30, 2018, the Company closed a follow-on offering of 5,900,000 of its common shares at an offering price of $29.86 per share. The Company received aggregate net proceeds from the offering of approximately $175.7 million after deducting estimated expenses associated with the offering. The Company used the net proceeds from this offering to repay borrowings outstanding under its revolving line of credit and to make capital contributions to the 2018 Joint Venture.
All of the OP equity in the Company's operating partnership not held by the Company are reflected as noncontrolling interests. Noncontrolling interests also include ownership interests in DownREIT partnerships held by entities other than the Company's operating partnership. NSA is the general partner of its operating partnership and is authorized to cause its operating partnership to issue additional partner interests, including OP units and subordinated performance units, at such prices and on such other terms as it determines in its sole discretion.
As of September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, units reflecting noncontrolling interests consisted of the following:
Series A-1 Preferred Units
The 6.000% Series A-1 Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Units ("Series A-1 preferred units") rank senior to OP units and subordinated performance units in the Company's operating partnership with respect to distributions and liquidation. The Series A-1 preferred units have a stated value of $25.00 per unit and receive distributions at an annual rate of 6.000%. These distributions are cumulative. The Series A-1 preferred units are redeemable at the option of the holder after the first anniversary of the date of issuance, which redemption obligations may be satisfied at the Company’s option in cash in an amount equal to the market value of an equivalent number of the Company's 6.000% Series A cumulative redeemable preferred shares of beneficial interest ("Series A preferred shares") or the issuance of Series A preferred shares on a one-for-one basis, subject to adjustments. The increase in Series A-1 preferred units outstanding from December 31, 2017 to September 30, 2018 was due to the issuance of Series A-1 preferred units in connection with the acquisition of self storage properties.
OP Units and DownREIT OP units
OP units in the Company's operating partnership are redeemable for cash or, at the Company's option, exchangeable for the Company's common shares of beneficial interest, $0.01 par value per share ("common shares") on a one-for-one basis, and DownREIT OP units are redeemable for cash or, at the Company's option, exchangeable for OP units in its operating partnership on a one-for-one basis, subject to certain adjustments in each case. The OP unitholders are generally not entitled to elect redemption until one year after the issuance of the OP units. The holders of DownREIT OP units are generally not entitled to elect redemption until five years after the date of the contributor's initial contribution.
The increase in OP Units outstanding from December 31, 2017 to September 30, 2018 was due to the issuance of 2,024,170 OP units related to the voluntary conversions of 997,074 subordinated performance units (as discussed further below), the issuance of 520,455 OP units in connection with the acquisition of self storage properties and 9,100 LTIP units which were converted into OP units, partially offset by the redemption of 364,348 OP units for common shares.
Subordinated Performance Units and DownREIT Subordinated Performance Units
Subordinated performance units may also, under certain circumstances, be convertible into OP units which are exchangeable for common shares as described above, and DownREIT subordinated performance units may, under certain circumstances, be exchangeable for subordinated performance units on a one-for-one basis. Subordinated performance units are only convertible into OP units after a two year lock-out period and then generally (i) at the holder’s election only upon the achievement of certain performance thresholds relating to the properties to which such subordinated performance units relate or (ii) at the Company's election upon a retirement event of a PRO that holds such subordinated performance units or upon certain qualifying terminations. The holders of DownREIT subordinated performance units are generally not entitled to elect redemption until at least five years after the date of the contributor's initial contribution.
Following such lock-out period, a holder of subordinated performance units in the Company's operating partnership may elect a voluntary conversion one time each year prior to December 1st to convert a pre-determined portion of such subordinated performance units into OP units in the Company's operating partnership, with such conversion effective January 1st of the following year, with each subordinated performance unit being converted into the number of OP units determined by dividing the average cash available for distribution, or CAD, per unit on the series of specific subordinated performance units over the one-year period prior to conversion by 110% of the CAD per unit on the OP units determined over the same period. CAD per unit on the series of specific subordinated performance units and OP units is determined by the Company based generally upon the application of the provisions of the LP Agreement applicable to the distributions of operating cash flow and capital transactions proceeds.
The decrease in subordinated performance units outstanding from December 31, 2017 to September 30, 2018 was due to the voluntary conversion of 997,074 subordinated performance units into 2,024,170 OP units partially offset by the issuance of 102,110 subordinated performance units for co-investment by certain of the Company's PROs in connection with the acquisition of self storage properties.
LTIP units are a special class of partnership interest in the Company's operating partnership that allow the holder to participate in the ordinary and liquidating distributions received by holders of the OP units (subject to the achievement of specified levels of profitability by the Company's operating partnership or the achievement of certain events). LTIP units may also, under certain circumstances, be convertible into OP units on a one-for-one basis, which are then exchangeable for common shares as described above.
The increase in LTIP units outstanding from December 31, 2017 to September 30, 2018 was due to the issuance of compensatory LTIP units to employees and trustees partially offset by the conversion of 9,100 LTIP units into OP units.