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First Industrial (FR)

Filed: 23 Oct 20, 4:14pm

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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Form 10-Q
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QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2020
or
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from            to            
Commission File Number: 1-13102 (First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.)
333-21873 (First Industrial, L.P.)
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FIRST INDUSTRIAL REALTY TRUST, INC.
FIRST INDUSTRIAL, L.P.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its Charter)
First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.Maryland36-3935116
First Industrial, L.P.Delaware36-3924586
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
1 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 4200
Chicago, Illinois, 60606

(Address of principal executive offices, zip code)
    
(312) 344-4300
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
 _______________________________ 
Title of each class:Trading Symbol(s):Name of each exchange on which registered:
Common Stock, par value $.01 per shareFRNew York Stock Exchange
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.
First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.YesNo
First Industrial, L.P.YesNo
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).
First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.YesNo
First Industrial, L.P.YesNo
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of "large accelerated filer," "accelerated filer," "smaller reporting company," and "emerging growth company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):
First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.:
Large accelerated filerAccelerated filer
Non-accelerated filer(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)Smaller reporting company
Emerging growth company
First Industrial, L.P.:
Large accelerated filerAccelerated filer
Non-accelerated filer(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)Smaller reporting company
Emerging growth company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.
First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.YesNo
First Industrial, L.P.YesNo
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).
First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.YesNo
First Industrial, L.P.YesNo
At October 23, 2020, 129,050,312 shares of First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.'s Common Stock, $0.01 par value, were outstanding. 




EXPLANATORY NOTE
This report combines the Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2020 of First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc., a Maryland corporation (the "Company"), and First Industrial, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (the "Operating Partnership"). Unless stated otherwise or the context otherwise requires, the terms "we," "our" and "us" refer to the Company and its subsidiaries, including the Operating Partnership and its consolidated subsidiaries.
The Company is a real estate investment trust and the general partner of the Operating Partnership. At September 30, 2020, the Company owned an approximate 97.9% common general partnership interest in the Operating Partnership. The remaining approximate 2.1% common limited partnership interests in the Operating Partnership are owned by limited partners. The limited partners of the Operating Partnership are persons or entities who contributed their direct or indirect interests in properties to the Operating Partnership in exchange for common units of limited partnership interests in the Operating Partnership and recipients of RLP Units (See Note 6) of the Operating Partnership pursuant to the Company's stock incentive plan. As the sole general partner of the Operating Partnership, the Company exercises exclusive and complete discretion over the Operating Partnership's day-to-day management and control and can cause it to enter into certain major transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions and refinancings. The management of the Company consists of the same members as the management of the Operating Partnership.
The Company and the Operating Partnership are managed and operated as one enterprise. The financial results of the Operating Partnership are consolidated into the financial statements of the Company. The Company has no significant assets other than its investment in the Operating Partnership. Substantially all of the Company's assets are held by, and its operations are conducted through, the Operating Partnership and its subsidiaries. Therefore, the assets and liabilities of the Company and the Operating Partnership are substantially the same.
We believe it is important to understand the differences between the Company and the Operating Partnership in the context of how the Company and the Operating Partnership operate as an interrelated, consolidated company. The main areas of difference between the consolidated financial statements of the Company and those of the Operating Partnership are:
Stockholders' Equity, Noncontrolling Interest and Partners' Capital. The 2.1% equity interest in the Operating Partnership held by entities other than the Company is classified within partners' capital in the Operating Partnership's financial statements and as a noncontrolling interest in the Company's financial statements.
Relationship to Other Real Estate Partnerships. The Company's operations are conducted primarily through the Operating Partnership and its subsidiaries, although operations are also conducted through eight other limited partnerships, which are referred to as the "Other Real Estate Partnerships." The Operating Partnership is a limited partner, holding at least a 99% interest, and the Company is a general partner, holding at least a .01% general partnership interest through eight separate wholly-owned corporations, in each of the Other Real Estate Partnerships. The Other Real Estate Partnerships are variable interest entities that both the Company and the Operating Partnership consolidate. The Company's direct general partnership interest in the Other Real Estate Partnerships is reflected as noncontrolling interest within the Operating Partnership's financial statements.
Relationship to Service Subsidiary. The Company has a direct wholly-owned subsidiary that does not own any real estate but provides services to various other entities owned by the Company. Since the Operating Partnership does not have an ownership interest in this entity, its operations are reflected in the consolidated results of the Company but not the Operating Partnership. Also, this entity owes certain amounts to the Operating Partnership, for which a receivable is included on the Operating Partnership's balance sheet but is eliminated on the Company's consolidated balance sheet, since both this entity and the Operating Partnership are fully consolidated by the Company.
We believe combining the Company's and Operating Partnership's quarterly reports into this single report results in the following benefits:
enhances investors' understanding of the Company and the Operating Partnership by enabling them to view the business as a whole and in the same manner as management views and operates the business;
creates time and cost efficiencies through the preparation of one combined report instead of two separate reports; and
eliminates duplicative disclosures and provides a more streamlined and readable presentation for our investors to review since a substantial portion of the Company's disclosure applies to both the Company and the Operating Partnership.




To help investors understand the differences between the Company and the Operating Partnership, this report provides the following separate disclosures for each of the Company and the Operating Partnership:
consolidated financial statements;
a single set of consolidated notes to such financial statements that includes separate discussions of each entity's stockholders' equity or partners' capital, as applicable; and
a combined Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations section that includes distinct information related to each entity.
This report also includes separate Part I, Item 4, Controls and Procedures sections and separate Exhibit 31 and 32 certifications for the Company and the Operating Partnership in order to establish that the requisite certifications have been made and that the Company and the Operating Partnership are both compliant with Rule 13a-15 and Rule 15d-15 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and 18 U.S.C. §1350.



FIRST INDUSTRIAL REALTY TRUST, INC. AND FIRST INDUSTRIAL, L.P.
FORM 10-Q
FOR THE PERIOD ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2020
INDEX
 
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First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.
First Industrial, L.P.
First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. and First Industrial, L.P.

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PART I: FINANCIAL INFORMATION 
Item 1.Financial Statements
FIRST INDUSTRIAL REALTY TRUST, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
September 30, 2020December 31, 2019
(Unaudited)
ASSETS
Assets:
Investment in Real Estate:
Land$1,092,966 $957,478 
Buildings and Improvements2,914,457 2,782,430 
Construction in Progress86,364 90,301 
Less: Accumulated Depreciation(845,789)(804,780)
Net Investment in Real Estate3,247,998 3,025,429 
Real Estate and Other Assets Held for Sale, Net of Accumulated Depreciation and Amortization of $1,961 and $02,067 
Operating Lease Right-of-Use Assets25,363 24,877 
Cash and Cash Equivalents171,121 21,120 
Restricted Cash131,598 
Tenant Accounts Receivable4,636 8,529 
Investment in Joint Ventures60,453 18,208 
Deferred Rent Receivable83,010 77,703 
Deferred Leasing Intangibles, Net23,162 28,533 
Prepaid Expenses and Other Assets, Net121,047 182,831 
Total Assets$3,738,857 $3,518,828 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Liabilities:
Indebtedness:
Mortgage Loans Payable, Net$155,270 $173,685 
Senior Unsecured Notes, Net992,137 694,015 
Unsecured Term Loans, Net458,087 457,865 
Unsecured Credit Facility158,000 
Accounts Payable, Accrued Expenses and Other Liabilities116,491 114,637 
Operating Lease Liabilities22,953 22,369 
Deferred Leasing Intangibles, Net11,638 11,893 
Rents Received in Advance and Security Deposits60,105 57,534 
Dividends and Distributions Payable33,577 30,567 
Total Liabilities1,850,258 1,720,565 
Commitments and Contingencies
Equity:
First Industrial Realty Trust Inc.'s Stockholders' Equity:
Common Stock ($0.01 par value, 225,000,000 shares authorized and 129,050,312 and 126,994,478 shares issued and outstanding)1,290 1,270 
Additional Paid-in-Capital2,221,552 2,140,847 
Distributions in Excess of Accumulated Earnings(357,682)(370,835)
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss(19,969)(6,883)
Total First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.'s Stockholders' Equity1,845,191 1,764,399 
Noncontrolling Interests43,408 33,864 
Total Equity1,888,599 1,798,263 
Total Liabilities and Equity$3,738,857 $3,518,828 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial statements.
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FIRST INDUSTRIAL REALTY TRUST, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited; in thousands, except per share data)
Three Months Ended September 30, 2020Three Months Ended September 30, 2019Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019
Revenues:
Lease Revenue$109,657 $105,369 $326,681 $312,524 
Other Revenue6,537 1,221 9,058 2,702 
Total Revenues116,194 106,590 335,739 315,226 
Expenses:
Property Expenses30,355 28,396 87,487 85,943 
General and Administrative7,485 6,945 24,970 20,529 
Depreciation and Other Amortization34,369 30,149 97,532 89,978 
Total Expenses72,209 65,490 209,989 196,450 
Other Income (Expense):
Gain on Sale of Real Estate6,525 52,489 29,594 53,378 
Interest Expense(12,775)(12,466)(37,864)(37,565)
Amortization of Debt Issuance Costs(905)(805)(2,477)(2,430)
Total Other Income (Expense)(7,155)39,218 (10,747)13,383 
Income from Operations Before Equity in (Loss) Income of Joint Ventures and Income Tax Benefit (Provision)36,830 80,318 115,003 132,159 
Equity in (Loss) Income of Joint Ventures(162)(72)(236)16,288 
Income Tax Benefit (Provision)39 (244)(105)(3,392)
Net Income36,707 80,002 114,662 145,055 
Less: Net Income Attributable to the Noncontrolling Interests(748)(1,691)(2,400)(3,141)
Net Income Available to First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.'s Common Stockholders and Participating Securities$35,959 $78,311 $112,262 $141,914 
Basic and Diluted Earnings Per Share:
Net Income Available to First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.'s Common Stockholders$0.28 $0.62 $0.88 $1.12 
Weighted Average Shares Outstanding - Basic127,903 126,480 127,306 126,295 
Weighted Average Shares Outstanding - Diluted128,101 126,783 127,495 126,578 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial statements.

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FIRST INDUSTRIAL REALTY TRUST, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(Unaudited; in thousands)
Three Months Ended September 30, 2020Three Months Ended September 30, 2019Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019
Net Income$36,707 $80,002 $114,662 $145,055 
Payments to Settle Derivative Instruments(3,149)
Acceleration of Derivative Instruments201 201 
Mark-to-Market Gain (Loss) on Derivative Instruments2,091 (1,469)(13,884)(9,161)
Amortization of Derivative Instruments103 83 308 131 
Comprehensive Income39,102 78,616 101,287 132,876 
Comprehensive Income Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests(801)(1,668)(2,118)(2,877)
Comprehensive Income Attributable to First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.$38,301 $76,948 $99,169 $129,999 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial statements.

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FIRST INDUSTRIAL REALTY TRUST, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
(Unaudited; in thousands, except per share data)
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020:Common
Stock
Additional
Paid-in-
Capital
Distributions
in Excess of
Accumulated
Earnings
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
(Loss) Income
Noncontrolling
Interest
Total
Balance as of December 31, 2019$1,270 $2,140,847 $(370,835)$(6,883)$33,864 $1,798,263 
Net Income— — 40,634 — 895 41,529 
Other Comprehensive Loss— — — (14,175)(313)(14,488)
Stock Based Compensation Activity(1,233)(2,975)— 2,373 (1,835)
Common Stock Dividends and Unit Distributions ($0.25 Per Share/Unit)— — (31,874)— (614)(32,488)
Conversion of Limited Partner Units to Common Stock2,062 — — (2,064)
Reallocation - Additional Paid-in-Capital— (3,378)— — 3,378 
Reallocation - Other Comprehensive Income— — — (4)
Balance as of March 31, 2020$1,272 $2,138,298 $(365,050)$(21,054)$37,515 $1,790,981 
Net Income— — 35,669 — 757 36,426 
Other Comprehensive Loss— — — (1,260)(22)(1,282)
Stock Based Compensation Activity1,486 — 1,622 3,108 
Common Stock Dividends and Unit Distributions ($0.25 Per Share/Unit)— — (31,929)— (631)(32,560)
Conversion of Limited Partner Units to Common Stock— — (1)
Reallocation - Additional Paid-in-Capital— 1,470 — — (1,470)
Reallocation - Other Comprehensive Income— — — (6)
Balance as of June 30, 2020$1,272 $2,141,255 $(361,310)$(22,308)$37,764 $1,796,673 
Net Income— — 35,959 — 748 36,707 
Other Comprehensive Income— — — 2,342 53 2,395 
Issuance of Common Stock, Net of Issuance Costs18 78,331 — — — 78,349 
Stock Based Compensation Activity1,486 — 1,593 3,079 
Common Stock Dividends and Unit Distributions ($0.25 Per Share/Unit)— — (32,331)— (594)(32,925)
Conversion of Limited Partner Units to Common Stock— — (4)
Contributions from Noncontrolling Interest— — — — 4,321 4,321 
Reallocation - Additional Paid-in-Capital— 476 — — (476)
Reallocation - Other Comprehensive Income— — — (3)
Balance as of September 30, 2020$1,290 $2,221,552 $(357,682)$(19,969)$43,408 $1,888,599 
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FIRST INDUSTRIAL REALTY TRUST, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (Continued)
(Unaudited; in thousands, except per share data)
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019:Common
Stock
Additional
Paid-in-
Capital
Distributions
in Excess of
Accumulated
Earnings
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
Noncontrolling
Interest
Total
Balance as of December 31, 2018$1,263 $2,131,556 $(490,807)$3,502 $34,397 $1,679,911 
Net Income— — 23,803 — 537 24,340 
Other Comprehensive Loss— — — (6,190)(140)(6,330)
Stock Based Compensation Activity(611)(1,696)— 270 (2,035)
Common Stock Dividends and Unit Distributions ($0.23 Per Share/Unit)— — (29,258)— (664)(29,922)
Reallocation - Additional Paid-in-Capital— (3,238)— — 3,238 
Reallocation - Other Comprehensive Income— — — (7)
Balance as of March 31, 2019$1,265 $2,127,707 $(497,958)$(2,695)$37,645 $1,665,964 
Net Income— — 39,800 — 913 40,713 
Other Comprehensive Loss— — — (4,362)(101)(4,463)
Stock Based Compensation Activity1,542 — 511 2,053 
Common Stock Dividends and Unit Distributions ($0.23 Per Share/Unit)— — (29,212)— (652)(29,864)
Reallocation - Additional Paid-in-Capital— 458 — — (458)
Reallocation - Other Comprehensive Income— — — (1)
Balance as of June 30, 2019$1,265 $2,129,707 $(487,370)$(7,058)$37,859 $1,674,403 
Net Income— — 78,311 — 1,691 80,002 
Other Comprehensive Loss— — — (1,363)(23)(1,386)
Stock Based Compensation Activity1,583 — 548 2,131 
Common Stock Dividends and Unit Distributions ($0.23 Per Share/Unit)— — (29,278)— (552)(29,830)
Conversion of Limited Partner Units to Common Stock6,856 — — (6,861)
Reallocation - Additional Paid-in-Capital— (88)— — 88 
Reallocation - Other Comprehensive Income— — — (23)23 
Balance as of September 30, 2019$1,270 $2,138,058 $(438,337)$(8,444)$32,773 $1,725,320 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial statements.
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FIRST INDUSTRIAL REALTY TRUST, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited; in thousands)
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net Income$114,662 $145,055 
Adjustments to Reconcile Net Income to Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities:
Depreciation76,580 73,054 
Amortization of Debt Issuance Costs2,477 2,430 
Other Amortization, including Stock Based Compensation26,776 21,226 
Equity in Loss (Income) of Joint Ventures236 (16,288)
Distributions from Joint Ventures16,012 
Gain on Sale of Real Estate(29,594)(53,378)
Gain on Involuntary Conversion(6,476)
Payments to Settle Derivative Instruments(3,149)
Straight-line Rental Income and Expense, Net(6,481)(7,321)
Decrease (Increase) in Tenant Accounts Receivable, Prepaid Expenses and Other Assets, Net3,149 (8,325)
Increase in Accounts Payable, Accrued Expenses, Other Liabilities, Rents Received in Advance and Security Deposits8,810 20,863 
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities190,139 190,179 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Acquisitions of Real Estate(184,883)(108,468)
Additions to Investment in Real Estate and Non-Acquisition Tenant Improvements and Lease Costs(150,908)(211,424)
Net Proceeds from Sales of Investments in Real Estate, Including Sales-Type Lease Receivable110,049 102,758 
Contributions to and Investments in Joint Ventures(42,744)
Distributions from Joint Ventures8,658 
Proceeds from Involuntary Conversion6,476 
Deposits on Future Acquisitions and Other Investing Activity(12,345)(6,459)
Net Cash Used in Investing Activities(274,355)(214,935)
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Financing and Equity Issuance Costs(3,329)(953)
Proceeds from the Issuance of Common Stock, Net of Underwriter's Discount78,718 
Tax Paid on Shares Withheld(5,944)(4,384)
Common Stock Dividends and Unit Distributions Paid(94,493)(87,490)
Repayments on Mortgage Loans Payable(18,654)(116,518)
Proceeds from Senior Unsecured Notes300,000 150,000 
Proceeds from Unsecured Credit Facility247,000 295,000 
Repayments on Unsecured Credit Facility(405,000)(217,000)
Contributions from Noncontrolling Interests4,321 
Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities102,619 18,655 
Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash18,403 (6,101)
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash, Beginning of Year152,718 50,373 
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash, End of Period$171,121 $44,272 
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FIRST INDUSTRIAL REALTY TRUST, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Continued)
(Unaudited; in thousands)
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION TO STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS:
Interest Expense Capitalized in Connection with Development Activity$5,029 $4,161 
Cash Paid for Operating Lease Liabilities$2,175 $1,273 
Supplemental Schedule of Non-Cash Operating Activities:
Operating Lease Liabilities Arising from Obtaining Right-of-Use Assets$1,208 $22,871 
Supplemental Schedule of Non-Cash Investing and Financing Activities:
Common Stock Dividends and Unit Distributions Payable$33,577 $30,386 
Exchange of Limited Partnership Units for Common Stock:
Noncontrolling Interest$(2,069)$(6,861)
Common Stock
Additional Paid-in-Capital2,067 6,856 
Total$$
Lease Reclassification from Operating Lease to Sales-Type Lease:
Lease Receivable$$54,521 
Land(24,803)
Building, Net of Accumulated Depreciation(17,845)
Deferred Rent Receivable(2,073)
Other Assets, Net of Accumulated Amortization(1,194)
Gain on Sale Recognized Due to Lease Reclassification$8,606 
Assumption of Liabilities in Connection with the Acquisition of Real Estate$6,542 $692 
Accounts Payable Related to Construction in Progress and Additions to Investment in Real Estate$24,385 $57,872 
Write-off of Fully Depreciated Assets$(30,935)$(26,115)
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial statements.
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FIRST INDUSTRIAL, L.P.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except Unit data)
September 30, 2020December 31, 2019
(Unaudited)
ASSETS
Assets:
Investment in Real Estate:
Land$1,092,966 $957,478 
Buildings and Improvements2,914,457 2,782,430 
Construction in Progress86,364 90,301 
Less: Accumulated Depreciation(845,789)(804,780)
Net Investment in Real Estate (including $244,914 and $240,847 related to consolidated variable interest entities, see Note 5)3,247,998 3,025,429 
Real Estate and Other Assets Held for Sale, Net of Accumulated Depreciation and Amortization of $1,961 and $02,067 
Operating Lease Right-of-Use Assets25,363 24,877 
Cash and Cash Equivalents171,121 21,120 
Restricted Cash131,598 
Tenant Accounts Receivable4,636 8,529 
Investment in Joint Ventures60,453 18,208 
Deferred Rent Receivable83,010 77,703 
Deferred Leasing Intangibles, Net23,162 28,533 
Prepaid Expenses and Other Assets, Net130,508 192,852 
Total Assets$3,748,318 $3,528,849 
LIABILITIES AND PARTNERS' CAPITAL
Liabilities:
Indebtedness:
Mortgage Loans Payable, Net (including $6,334 and $11,009 related to consolidated variable interest entities, see Note 5)$155,270 $173,685 
Senior Unsecured Notes, Net992,137 694,015 
Unsecured Term Loans, Net458,087 457,865 
Unsecured Credit Facility158,000 
Accounts Payable, Accrued Expenses and Other Liabilities116,491 114,637 
Operating Lease Liabilities22,953 22,369 
Deferred Leasing Intangibles, Net11,638 11,893 
Rents Received in Advance and Security Deposits60,105 57,534 
Distributions Payable33,577 30,567 
Total Liabilities1,850,258 1,720,565 
Commitments and Contingencies
Partners' Capital:
First Industrial, L.P.'s Partners' Capital:
General Partner Units (129,050,312 and 126,994,478 units outstanding)1,845,742 1,750,656 
Limited Partners Units (2,714,242 and 2,422,744 units outstanding)67,710 63,618 
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss(20,388)(7,013)
Total First Industrial L.P.'s Partners' Capital1,893,064 1,807,261 
Noncontrolling Interests4,996 1,023 
Total Partners' Capital1,898,060 1,808,284 
Total Liabilities and Partners' Capital$3,748,318 $3,528,849 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial statements.
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FIRST INDUSTRIAL, L.P.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited; in thousands, except per Unit data)
Three Months Ended September 30, 2020Three Months Ended September 30, 2019Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019
Revenues:
Lease Revenue$109,657 $105,369 $326,681 $312,524 
Other Revenue6,537 1,221 9,058 2,702 
Total Revenues116,194 106,590 335,739 315,226 
Expenses:
Property Expenses30,355 28,396 87,487 85,943 
General and Administrative7,485 6,945 24,970 20,529 
Depreciation and Other Amortization34,369 30,149 97,532 89,978 
Total Expenses72,209 65,490 209,989 196,450 
Other Income (Expense):
Gain on Sale of Real Estate6,525 52,489 29,594 53,378 
Interest Expense(12,775)(12,466)(37,864)(37,565)
Amortization of Debt Issuance Costs(905)(805)(2,477)(2,430)
Total Other Income (Expense)(7,155)39,218 (10,747)13,383 
Income from Operations Before Equity in (Loss) Income of Joint Ventures and Income Tax Benefit (Provision)36,830 80,318 115,003 132,159 
Equity in (Loss) Income of Joint Ventures(162)(72)(236)16,288 
Income Tax Benefit (Provision)39 (244)(105)(3,392)
Net Income36,707 80,002 114,662 145,055 
Less: Net Income Attributable to the Noncontrolling Interests(68)(33)(212)(83)
Net Income Available to Unitholders and Participating Securities$36,639 $79,969 $114,450 $144,972 
Basic and Diluted Earnings Per Unit:
Net Income Available to Unitholders$0.28 $0.62 $0.88 $1.12 
Weighted Average Units Outstanding - Basic129,914 128,837 129,357 128,829 
Weighted Average Units Outstanding - Diluted130,294 129,256 129,720 129,219 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial statements.


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FIRST INDUSTRIAL, L.P.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(Unaudited; in thousands)
Three Months Ended September 30, 2020Three Months Ended September 30, 2019Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019
Net Income$36,707 $80,002 $114,662 $145,055 
Payments to Settle Derivative Instruments(3,149)
Acceleration of Derivative Instruments201 201 
Mark-to-Market Gain (Loss) on Derivative Instruments2,091 (1,469)(13,884)(9,161)
Amortization of Derivative Instruments103 83 308 131 
Comprehensive Income$39,102 $78,616 $101,287 $132,876 
Comprehensive Income Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests(68)(33)(212)(83)
Comprehensive Income Attributable to Unitholders$39,034 $78,583 $101,075 $132,793 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial statements.

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FIRST INDUSTRIAL, L.P.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN PARTNERS' CAPITAL
(Unaudited; in thousands, except per Unit data)
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020:General
Partner
Units
Limited
Partner
Units
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
(Loss) Income
Noncontrolling InterestTotal
Balance as of December 31, 2019$1,750,656 $63,618 $(7,013)$1,023 $1,808,284 
Net Income40,584 895 — 50 41,529 
Other Comprehensive Loss— — (14,488)— (14,488)
Stock Based Compensation Activity(4,208)2,373 — — (1,835)
Unit Distributions ($0.25 Per Unit)(31,874)(614)— — (32,488)
Conversion of Limited Partner Units to General Partner Units2,064 (2,064)— — 
Contributions from Noncontrolling Interests— — — 
Distributions to Noncontrolling Interests— (366)(366)
Balance as of March 31, 2020$1,757,222 $64,208 $(21,501)$712 $1,800,641 
Net Income35,575 757 — 94 36,426 
Other Comprehensive Loss— — (1,282)— (1,282)
Stock Based Compensation Activity1,486 1,622 — — 3,108 
Unit Distributions ($0.25 Per Unit)(31,929)(631)— — (32,560)
Conversion of Limited Partner Units to General Partner Units(1)— — 
Contributions from Noncontrolling Interests— — — 12 12 
Distributions to Noncontrolling Interests— — — (65)(65)
Balance as of June 30, 2020$1,762,355 $65,955 $(22,783)$753 $1,806,280 
Net Income35,879 760 — 68 36,707 
Other Comprehensive Income— — 2,395 — 2,395 
Contribution of General Partner Units, Net of Issuance Costs78,349 — — — 78,349 
Stock Based Compensation Activity1,486 1,593 — — 3,079 
Unit Distributions ($0.25 Per Unit)(32,331)(594)— — (32,925)
Conversion of Limited Partner Units to General Partner Units(4)— — 
Contributions from Noncontrolling Interests— — — 4,371 4,371 
Distributions to Noncontrolling Interests— — — (196)(196)
Balance as of September 30, 2020$1,845,742 $67,710 $(20,388)$4,996 $1,898,060 
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FIRST INDUSTRIAL, L.P.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN PARTNERS' CAPITAL (Continued)
(Unaudited; in thousands, except per Unit data)
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019:General
Partner
Units
Limited
Partner
Units
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
Noncontrolling InterestTotal
Balance as of December 31, 2018$1,619,342 $66,246 $3,574 $857 $1,690,019 
Net Income23,777 537 — 26 24,340 
Other Comprehensive Loss— — (6,330)— (6,330)
Stock Based Compensation Activity(2,305)270 — — (2,035)
Unit Distributions ($0.23 Per Unit)(29,258)(664)— — (29,922)
Distributions to Noncontrolling Interests— — — (43)(43)
Balance as of March 31, 2019$1,611,556 $66,389 $(2,756)$840 $1,676,029 
Net Income39,776 913 — 24 40,713 
Other Comprehensive Loss— — (4,463)— (4,463)
Stock Based Compensation Activity1,542 511 — — 2,053 
Unit Distributions ($0.23 Per Unit)(29,212)(652)— — (29,864)
Contributions from Noncontrolling Interests— — — 
Distributions to Noncontrolling Interests— — — (21)(21)
Balance as of June 30, 2019$1,623,662 $67,161 $(7,219)$848 $1,684,452 
Net Income78,278 1,691 — 33 80,002 
Other Comprehensive Loss— — (1,386)— (1,386)
Stock Based Compensation Activity1,583 548 — — 2,131 
Unit Distributions ($0.23 Per Unit)(29,278)(552)— — (29,830)
Conversion of Limited Partner Units to General Partner Units6,861 (6,861)— — 
Contributions from Noncontrolling Interests— — — 
Distributions to Noncontrolling Interests— — — (31)(31)
Balance as of September 30, 2019$1,681,106 $61,987 $(8,605)$855 $1,735,343 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial statements.

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FIRST INDUSTRIAL, L.P.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited; in thousands)
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net Income$114,662 $145,055 
Adjustments to Reconcile Net Income to Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities:
Depreciation76,580 73,054 
Amortization of Debt Issuance Costs2,477 2,430 
Other Amortization, including Stock Based Compensation26,776 21,226 
Equity in Loss (Income) of Joint Ventures236 (16,288)
Distributions from Joint Ventures16,012 
Gain on Sale of Real Estate(29,594)(53,378)
Gain on Involuntary Conversion(6,476)
Payments to Settle Derivative Instruments(3,149)
Straight-line Rental Income and Expense, Net(6,481)(7,321)
Decrease (Increase) in Tenant Accounts Receivable, Prepaid Expenses and Other Assets, Net3,709 (8,240)
Increase in Accounts Payable, Accrued Expenses, Other Liabilities, Rents Received in Advance and Security Deposits8,810 20,863 
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities190,699 190,264 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Acquisitions of Real Estate(184,883)(108,468)
Additions to Investment in Real Estate and Non-Acquisition Tenant Improvements and Lease Costs(150,908)(211,424)
Net Proceeds from Sales of Investments in Real Estate, Including Sales-Type Lease Receivable110,049 102,758 
Contributions to and Investments in Joint Ventures(42,744)
Distributions from Joint Ventures8,658 
Proceeds from Involuntary Conversion6,476 
Deposits on Future Acquisitions and Other Investing Activity(12,345)(6,459)
Net Cash Used in Investing Activities(274,355)(214,935)
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Financing and Equity Issuance Costs(3,329)(953)
Contribution of General Partner Units78,718 
Tax Paid on Units Withheld(5,944)(4,384)
Unit Distributions Paid(94,493)(87,490)
Contributions from Noncontrolling Interests4,388 10 
Distributions to Noncontrolling Interests(627)(95)
Repayments on Mortgage Loans Payable(18,654)(116,518)
Proceeds from Senior Unsecured Notes300,000 150,000 
Proceeds from Unsecured Credit Facility247,000 295,000 
Repayments on Unsecured Credit Facility(405,000)(217,000)
Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities102,059 18,570 
Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash18,403 (6,101)
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash, Beginning of Year152,718 50,373 
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash, End of Period$171,121 $44,272 
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FIRST INDUSTRIAL, L.P.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Continued)
(Unaudited; in thousands)
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION TO STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS:
Interest Expense Capitalized in Connection with Development Activity$5,029 $4,161 
Cash Paid for Operating Lease Liabilities$2,175 $1,273 
Supplemental Schedule of Non-Cash Operating Activities:
Operating Lease Liabilities Arising from Obtaining Right-of-Use Assets$1,208 $22,871 
Supplemental Schedule of Non-Cash Investing and Financing Activities:
General and Limited Partner Unit Distributions Payable$33,577 $30,386 
Exchange of Limited Partner Units for General Partner Units:
Limited Partner Units$(2,069)$(6,861)
General Partner Units2,069 6,861 
Total$$
Lease Reclassification from Operating Lease to Sales-Type Lease:
Lease Receivable$$54,521 
Land(24,803)
Building, Net of Accumulated Depreciation(17,845)
Deferred Rent Receivable(2,073)
Other Assets, Net of Accumulated Amortization(1,194)
Gain on Sale Recognized Due to Lease Reclassification$8,606 
Assumption of Liabilities in Connection with the Acquisition of Real Estate$6,542 $692 
Accounts Payable Related to Construction in Progress and Additions to Investment in Real Estate$24,385 $57,872 
Write-off of Fully Depreciated Assets$(30,935)$(26,115)
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial statements.
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FIRST INDUSTRIAL REALTY TRUST, INC. AND FIRST INDUSTRIAL, L.P.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited; dollars in thousands, except per share and Unit data)
1. Organization
First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. (the "Company") is a self-administered and fully integrated real estate company which owns, manages, acquires, sells, develops and redevelops industrial real estate. The Company is a Maryland corporation organized on August 10, 1993 and a real estate investment trust ("REIT") as defined in the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the "Code"). Unless stated otherwise or the context otherwise requires, the terms "we," "our" and "us" refer to the Company and its subsidiaries, including its operating partnership, First Industrial, L.P. (the "Operating Partnership"), and its consolidated subsidiaries.
We began operations on July 1, 1994. The Company's operations are conducted primarily through the Operating Partnership, of which the Company is the sole general partner (the "General Partner"), with an approximate 97.9% ownership interest ("General Partner Units") at September 30, 2020. The Operating Partnership also conducts operations through 8 other limited partnerships (the "Other Real Estate Partnerships"), numerous limited liability companies ("LLCs") and certain taxable REIT subsidiaries ("TRSs"), the operating data of which, together with that of the Operating Partnership, is consolidated with that of the Company as presented herein. The Operating Partnership holds at least a 99% limited partnership interest in each of the Other Real Estate Partnerships. The general partners of the Other Real Estate Partnerships are separate corporations, wholly-owned by the Company, each with at least a .01% general partnership interest in the Other Real Estate Partnerships. The Company does not have any significant assets or liabilities other than its investment in the Operating Partnership and its 100% ownership interest in the general partners of the Other Real Estate Partnerships. The Company's noncontrolling interest in the Operating Partnership of approximately 2.1% at September 30, 2020 represents the aggregate partnership interest held by the limited partners thereof ("Limited Partner Units" and together with the General Partner Units, the "Units"). The limited partners of the Operating Partnership are persons or entities who contributed their direct or indirect interests in properties to the Operating Partnership in exchange for common Limited Partner Units of the Operating Partnership and/or recipients of RLP Units of the Operating Partnership (See Note 6) pursuant to the Company's stock incentive plan.
We also own equity interests in, and provide various services to, two joint ventures (the "Joint Ventures") through a wholly-owned TRS of the Operating Partnership. The Joint Ventures are accounted for under the equity method of accounting. The operating data of the Joint Ventures is not consolidated with that of the Company or the Operating Partnership as presented herein. See Note 5 for more information related to the Joint Ventures.
Profits, losses and distributions of the Operating Partnership, the LLCs, the Other Real Estate Partnerships, the TRSs and the Joint Ventures are allocated to the general partner and the limited partners, the members or the shareholders, as applicable, of such entities in accordance with the provisions contained within their respective organizational documents.
As of September 30, 2020, we owned 439 industrial properties located in 20 states, containing an aggregate of approximately 63.0 million square feet of gross leasable area ("GLA"). Of the 439 properties owned on a consolidated basis, none of them are directly owned by the Company.

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2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Basis of Presentation
The accompanying unaudited interim consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the accounting policies described in the consolidated financial statements and related notes included in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 ("2019 Form 10-K") and should be read in conjunction with such consolidated financial statements and related notes. The 2019 year end consolidated balance sheet data included in this Form 10-Q filing was derived from the audited consolidated financial statements in our 2019 Form 10-K, but does not include all disclosures required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP"). The following notes to these interim consolidated financial statements highlight significant changes to the notes included in the December 31, 2019 audited consolidated financial statements included in our 2019 Form 10-K and present interim disclosures as required by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Use of Estimates
In order to conform with GAAP, in preparation of our consolidated financial statements we are required to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities as of September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019. Actual results could differ from those estimates. In our opinion, the accompanying unaudited interim consolidated financial statements reflect all adjustments necessary for a fair statement of our financial position as of September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the results of our operations and comprehensive income for each of the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, and our cash flows for each of the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019. All adjustments are of a normal recurring nature.
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
In March 2020, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2020-04 Reference Rate Reform (Topic 848). ASU 2020-04 contains practical expedients for reference rate reform-related activities that impact debt, leases, derivatives and other contracts. The guidance in ASU 2020-04 is optional and may be elected over time as reference rate reform activities occur. During the three months ended March 31, 2020, the Company elected to apply the hedge accounting expedients related to probability and the assessments of effectiveness for future LIBOR-indexed cash flows to assume that the index upon which future hedged transactions will be based matches the index on the corresponding derivatives. Application of these expedients preserves the presentation of derivatives consistent with past presentation. The Company continues to evaluate the impact of the guidance and may apply other elections as applicable as additional changes in the market occur.

In April 2020, the FASB issued a Staff Question-and-Answer ("Q&A") to clarify whether lease concessions related to the effects of COVID-19 require the application of the lease modification guidance under the new lease standard, which we adopted on January 1, 2019. Under the new leasing standard, an entity would have to determine, on a lease by lease basis, if a lease concession was the result of a new arrangement reached with the tenant, which would be accounted for under the lease modification framework, or if the lease concession was under the enforceable rights and obligations that existed in the original lease, which would be accounted for outside the lease modification framework. The Q&A provides entities with the option to elect to account for lease concessions as though the enforceable rights and obligations existed in the original lease as long as the total cash flows from the modified lease are substantially similar to the cash flows in the original lease. We have elected this option and, to the extent that a rent concession is granted as a deferral of payments but total payments are substantially the same, we will account for the concession as if no change has been made to the original lease.


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3. Investment in Real Estate
Acquisitions
During the nine months ended September 30, 2020, we acquired 7 industrial properties comprised of approximately 0.9 million square feet of GLA and 6 land parcels. We accounted for the properties and land parcels as asset acquisitions and therefore capitalized transaction costs to the basis of the acquired assets. The following table summarizes the allocation of the aggregate purchase price to each major asset class for the industrial properties and land parcels acquired during the nine months ended September 30, 2020:
Land$114,986 
Building and Improvements/Construction in Progress65,964 
In-Place Leases1,642 
Above Market Leases134 
Below Market Leases(1,562)
Other Assets (leasing commissions)201 
Total Purchase Price$181,365 
The revenue and net income associated with the acquisition of the industrial properties and land parcels, since their respective acquisition dates, are not significant to the nine months ended September 30, 2020.
Real Estate Held for Sale
As of September 30, 2020, we had 2 industrial properties comprised of approximately 0.2 million square feet of GLA held for sale.
Sales
During the nine months ended September 30, 2020, we sold 14 industrial properties comprised of approximately 1.2 million square feet of GLA. Gross proceeds from the sales, including the receipt of a sales-type lease receivable, were $110,926. The gain on sale of real estate attributable to these sales was $29,594.
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4. Indebtedness
The following table discloses certain information regarding our indebtedness: 
 Outstanding Balance atInterest
Rate at
September 30, 2020
Effective
Interest
Rate at
Issuance
Maturity
Date
 September 30, 2020December 31, 2019
Mortgage Loans Payable, Gross$155,706 $174,360 4.03% – 4.85%4.03% – 4.85%October 2021 –
August 2028
Unamortized Debt Issuance Costs(436)(675)
Mortgage Loans Payable, Net$155,270 $173,685 
Senior Unsecured Notes, Gross
2027 Notes6,070 6,070 7.15%7.11%5/15/2027
2028 Notes31,901 31,901 7.60%8.13%7/15/2028
2032 Notes10,600 10,600 7.75%7.87%4/15/2032
2027 Private Placement Notes125,000 125,000 4.30%4.30%4/20/2027
2028 Private Placement Notes150,000 150,000 3.86%3.86%2/15/2028
2029 Private Placement Notes75,000 75,000 4.40%4.40%4/20/2029
2029 II Private Placement Notes150,000 150,000 3.97%4.23%7/23/2029
2030 Private Placement Notes150,000 150,000 3.96%3.96%2/15/2030
2030 II Private Placement Notes100,000 2.74%2.74%9/17/2030
2032 Private Placement Notes200,000 2.84%2.84%9/17/2032
Subtotal$998,571 $698,571 
Unamortized Debt Issuance Costs(6,368)(4,485)
Unamortized Discounts(66)(71)
Senior Unsecured Notes, Net$992,137 $694,015 
Unsecured Term Loans, Gross
2014 Unsecured Term Loan$$200,000 N/AN/AN/A
2015 Unsecured Term Loan (A)
260,000 260,000 2.89%N/A9/12/2022
2020 Unsecured Term Loan (A)
200,000 3.79%N/A7/15/2021
Subtotal$460,000 $460,000 
Unamortized Debt Issuance Costs(1,913)(2,135)
Unsecured Term Loans, Net$458,087 $457,865 
Unsecured Credit Facility (B)
$$158,000 N/AN/A10/29/2021
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(A) The interest rate at September 30, 2020 also reflects the derivative instruments we entered into to effectively convert the variable rate to a fixed rate. See Note 10.
(B) The maturity date may be extended an additional year at our election, subject to certain restrictions. Amounts exclude unamortized debt issuance costs of $1,366 and $2,300 as of September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively, which are included in the line item Prepaid Expenses and Other Assets, Net.
Mortgage Loans Payable, Net
During the nine months ended September 30, 2020, we paid off mortgage loans in the amount of $15,115.
As of September 30, 2020, mortgage loans payable are collateralized, and in some instances cross-collateralized, by industrial properties with a net carrying value of $237,939. We believe the Operating Partnership and the Company were in compliance with all covenants relating to mortgage loans as of September 30, 2020.

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Senior Unsecured Notes, Net
During the nine months ended September 30, 2020, the Operating Partnership issued $100,000 of 2.74% Series F Guaranteed Senior Notes due September 17, 2030 (the “2030 II Private Placement Notes”) and $200,000 of 2.84% Series G Guaranteed Senior Notes due September 17, 2032 (the “2032 Private Placement Notes”) (together with the 2027 Private Placement Notes, the 2028 Private Placement Notes, the 2029 Private Placement Notes, the 2029 II Private Placement Notes and the 2030 Private Placement Notes (each as described within this footnote), collectively, the "Private Placement Notes") in a private placement pursuant to a Note and Guaranty Agreement dated July 7, 2020. The 2030 II Private Placement Notes and the 2032 Private Placement Notes are unsecured obligations of the Operating Partnership that are fully and unconditionally guaranteed by the Company and require semi-annual interest payments.
Unsecured Term Loans
On July 15, 2020, we entered into a $200,000 unsecured term loan (the "2020 Unsecured Term Loan"). The 2020 Unsecured Term Loan replaces the 2014 Unsecured Term Loan that was previously scheduled to mature in January 2021. The 2020 Unsecured Term Loan matures on July 15, 2021, however, we have two, one-year extension options at our election, subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions. The 2020 Unsecured Term Loan allows us to request incremental term loans in an aggregate amount equal to $100,000 and provides for interest-only payments initially at LIBOR plus 150 basis points. The rate is subject to adjust based on our investment grade rating. As noted in Note 10, we entered into the 2021 Swaps to effectively convert the rate applicable under the 2020 Unsecured Term Loan to a fixed interest rate of approximately 2.49% per annum based on the current LIBOR spread beginning in February 2021.
Indebtedness
The following is a schedule of the stated maturities and scheduled principal payments of our indebtedness, exclusive of premiums, discounts and debt issuance costs, for the next five years as of September 30, and thereafter: 
 Amount
Remainder of 2020$1,159 
2021267,294 
2022336,954 
2023321 
2024335 
Thereafter1,008,214 
Total$1,614,277 
Our unsecured credit facility (the "Unsecured Credit Facility"), our unsecured term loans (the "Unsecured Term Loans"), our Private Placement Notes and the indentures governing our senior unsecured notes contain certain financial covenants, including limitations on incurrence of debt and debt service coverage. Under the Unsecured Credit Facility and the Unsecured Term Loans an event of default can occur if the lenders, in their good faith judgment, determine that a material adverse change has occurred which could prevent timely repayment or materially impair our ability to perform our obligations under the loan agreements. We believe the Operating Partnership and the Company were in compliance with all covenants relating to the Unsecured Credit Facility, the Unsecured Term Loans, the Private Placement Notes and the indentures governing our senior unsecured notes as of September 30, 2020, however, these financial covenants are complex and there can be no assurance that these provisions would not be interpreted by our lenders and noteholders in a manner that could impose and cause us to incur material costs.

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Fair Value
At September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the fair value of our indebtedness was as follows: 
 September 30, 2020December 31, 2019
 
Carrying
Amount (A)
Fair
Value
Carrying
Amount (A)
Fair
Value
Mortgage Loans Payable, Net$155,706 $161,311 $174,360 $179,287 
Senior Unsecured Notes, Net998,505 1,092,155 698,500 756,351 
Unsecured Term Loans460,000 458,968 460,000 460,902 
Unsecured Credit Facility158,000 158,141 
Total$1,614,211 $1,712,434 $1,490,860 $1,554,681 
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(A) The carrying amounts include unamortized premiums and discounts and exclude unamortized debt issuance costs.
The fair values of our mortgage loans payable were determined by discounting the future cash flows using the current rates at which similar loans would be made based upon similar remaining maturities. The current market rates we utilized were internally estimated. The fair value of the senior unsecured notes were determined by using rates, as advised by our bankers, that are based upon recent trades within the same series of the senior unsecured notes, recent trades for senior unsecured notes with comparable maturities, recent trades for fixed rate unsecured notes from companies with profiles similar to ours, as well as overall economic conditions. The fair value of the Unsecured Credit Facility and the Unsecured Term Loans was determined by discounting the future cash flows using current rates at which similar loans would be made to borrowers with similar credit ratings and for the same remaining term, assuming no repayment until maturity. We have concluded that our determination of fair value for each of our mortgage loans payable, senior unsecured notes, the Unsecured Term Loans and the Unsecured Credit Facility was primarily based upon Level 3 inputs.

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5. Variable Interest Entities
Other Real Estate Partnerships
The Other Real Estate Partnerships are variable interest entities ("VIEs") of the Operating Partnership and the Operating Partnership is the primary beneficiary, thus causing the Other Real Estate Partnerships to be consolidated by the Operating Partnership. In addition, the Operating Partnership is a VIE of the Company and the Company is the primary beneficiary.
The following table summarizes the assets and liabilities of the Other Real Estate Partnerships included in our consolidated balance sheets, net of intercompany amounts:
September 30, 2020December 31, 2019
ASSETS
Assets:
Net Investment in Real Estate$244,914 $240,847 
Other Assets, Net42,778 69,982 
Total Assets$287,692 $310,829 
LIABILITIES AND PARTNERS' CAPITAL
Liabilities:
Mortgage Loans Payable, Net$6,334 $11,009 
Other Liabilities, Net24,066 21,088 
Partners' Capital257,292 278,732 
Total Liabilities and Partners' Capital$287,692 $310,829 
Joint Ventures
Through a wholly-owned TRS of the Operating Partnership, we own a 49% interest in a joint venture with a third party partner for the purpose of developing, leasing, operating and potentially selling land located in the Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area ("Joint Venture I").
During the three months ended September 30, 2020, we entered into a second joint venture with third party partners for the purpose of developing, leasing, operating and potentially selling land in the Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area ("Joint Venture II", and together with Joint Venture I, collectively, the "Joint Ventures"). The purchase price of the land was $70,530 and was acquired by Joint Venture II via cash equity contributions from us and our joint venture partners. Through a wholly-owned TRS of the Operating Partnership, we own a 43% interest in Joint Venture II. See Note 6.
Under the operating agreements for each of the Joint Ventures, we act as the managing member of each Joint Venture and are entitled to receive fees for providing management, leasing, development, construction supervision, disposition and asset management services to each Joint Venture. In addition, both of the Joint Ventures' operating agreements provide us the ability to earn incentive fees based on the ultimate financial performance of the Joint Ventures.
Joint Venture I has a 0.6 million square foot building under development (the "Project") at September 30, 2020. In connection with the Project, the Joint Venture I entered into a construction loan with a capacity of $28,000 with a third party lender (the "Joint Venture I Loan") during the nine months ended September 30, 2020. At September 30, 2020, the Joint Venture I Loan has a $4,826 outstanding balance. With respect to Joint Venture I Loan, we provided a guarantee to the lender, which, upon default of the loan, would require us to pay up to six months of interest and Project operating expenses with a maximum obligation of $500. Additionally, we provided the lender and our third party joint venture partner guarantees that require timely completion of construction of the Project as well as the payment, subject to certain exceptions, of cost overruns incurred in the development of the Project. Total estimated investment for the Project is $41,500 and Joint Venture I is using a third-party contractor to develop the building pursuant to a guaranteed maximum price contract. Lastly, we provided a guarantee to the lender related to typical non-recourse exceptions and an environmental indemnity. It is not possible to estimate the amount of additional costs, if any, that we may incur in connection with our completion guarantees to the third party lender and/or our joint venture partner as well as the non-recourse exception and environmental indemnity guarantees, however, we do not expect that we will be required to make any significant payments in satisfaction of these guarantees.
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During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, we recognized fees of $166 and $353 from the Joint Ventures related to asset management and development services we provided to the Joint Ventures. At September 30, 2020, we had an aggregate receivable from the Joint Ventures of $262.
As part of our assessment of the appropriate accounting treatment for the Joint Ventures, we reviewed the operating agreements of each Joint Venture in order to determine our rights and the rights of our joint venture partners, including whether those rights are protective or participating. We found each operating agreement contains certain protective rights, such as the requirement of both members' approvals to sell, finance or refinance the property and to pay capital expenditures and operating expenditures outside of the approved budget; however, we also found that we and our joint venture partners jointly (i) approve the annual budget, (ii) approve certain expenditures, (iii) review and approve the Joint Venture's tax return before filing, and (iv) approve each lease at a developed property. We consider the latter rights substantive participation rights that result in shared, joint power over the activities that most significantly impact the performance of each Joint Venture. As such, we concluded to account for our investments in each Joint Venture under the equity method of accounting.
6. Stockholders' Equity of the Company and Partners' Capital of the Operating Partnership
Noncontrolling Interest of the Company

The equity positions of various individuals and entities that contributed their properties to the Operating Partnership in exchange for Limited Partner Units, as well as the equity positions of the holders of Limited Partner Units issued in connection with the grant of restricted limited partner Units ("RLP Units") pursuant to the Company's stock incentive plan, are collectively referred to as the “Noncontrolling Interests.” An RLP Unit is a class of limited partnership interest of the Operating Partnership that is structured as a “profits interest” for U.S. federal income tax purposes and is an award that is granted under our stock incentive plan. See Note 9. Subject to vesting and other certain exceptions (including the “book-up” requirements of RLP Units), the holders of Noncontrolling Interests may convert their Units into an equal number of shares of Common Stock, or a cash equivalent, at the Company's election. Net income is allocated to the Noncontrolling Interests based on the weighted average ownership percentage during the period.
Noncontrolling Interest - Joint Venture II

Our ownership interest in Joint Venture II is held through a partnership with a third party. We concluded that we hold the power to direct the activities that most significantly impact the economic performance of the partnership. As a result, we consolidate the partnership and reflect the third party's interest in Joint Venture II as Noncontrolling Interests.

ATM Program

On February 14, 2020, we entered into distribution agreements with certain sales agents to sell up to 14,000,000 shares of the Company's common stock, for up to $500,000 aggregate gross sales proceeds, from time to time in "at-the-market" offerings (the "ATM"). Under the terms of the ATM, sales are to be made through transactions that are deemed to be "at-the-market" offerings, including sales made directly on the New York Stock Exchange, sales made through a market maker other than on an exchange or sales made through privately negotiated transactions. During the three months ended September 30, 2020, we issued 1,842,281 shares of the Company's common stock under the ATM which resulted in $78,718 of proceeds, which is net of the payment of compensation to certain sales agents of $795.


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7. Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income
The following table summarizes the changes in accumulated other comprehensive income by component for the Company and the Operating Partnership for the nine months ended September 30, 2020:
Derivative InstrumentsAccumulated Other Comprehensive Loss of the Operating PartnershipComprehensive Loss Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest of the CompanyAccumulated Other Comprehensive Loss of the Company
Balance as of December 31, 2019$(7,013)$(7,013)$130 $(6,883)
Other Comprehensive Loss Before Reclassifications(18,222)(18,222)289 (17,933)
Amounts Reclassified from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss4,847 4,847 4,847 
Net Current Period Other Comprehensive Loss(13,375)(13,375)289 (13,086)
Balance as of September 30, 2020$(20,388)$(20,388)$419 $(19,969)
The following table summarizes the reclassifications out of accumulated other comprehensive income for both the Company and the Operating Partnership for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019:
Amounts Reclassified from Accumulated
Other Comprehensive Loss (Income)
Details about Accumulated
Other Comprehensive Income Components
Three Months Ended September 30, 2020Three Months Ended September 30, 2019Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019Affected Line Items in the Consolidated Statements of Operations
Derivative Instruments:
Amortization of Previously Settled Derivative Instruments$103 $83 $308 $131 Interest Expense
Net Settlement Payments (Receipts) to our Counterparties2,250 (287)4,338 (1,413)Interest Expense
Acceleration of 2020 Swap (as defined in Note 10)201 201 General & Administrative
Total$2,554 $(204)$4,847 $(1,282)
The changes in the fair value of derivatives designated and that qualify as cash flow hedges is recorded in other comprehensive income and is subsequently reclassified to earnings through interest expense over the life of the derivative or over the life of the debt. In the next 12 months, we expect to amortize approximately $410 into net income by increasing interest expense for derivative instruments we settled in previous periods. Additionally, recurring settlement amounts on the 2014 Swaps and the 2015 Swaps (as defined in Note 10) will also be reclassified to net income.
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8. Earnings Per Share and Earnings Per Unit ("EPS"/"EPU")
The computation of basic and diluted EPS of the Company is presented below: 
Three Months Ended September 30, 2020Three Months Ended September 30, 2019Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019
Numerator:
Net Income Available to First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.'s Common Stockholders and Participating Securities$35,959 $78,311 $112,262 $141,914 
Net Income Allocable to Participating Securities(59)(170)(177)(319)
Net Income Available to First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.'s Common Stockholders$35,900 $78,141 $112,085 $141,595 
Denominator (In Thousands):
Weighted Average Shares - Basic127,903 126,480 127,306 126,295 
Effect of Dilutive Securities:
        Performance Units (See Note 9)198 303 189 283 
Weighted Average Shares - Diluted128,101 126,783 127,495 126,578 
Basic and Diluted EPS:
Net Income Available to First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.'s Common Stockholders$0.28 $0.62 $0.88 $1.12 
The computation of basic and diluted EPU of the Operating Partnership is presented below:
Three Months Ended September 30, 2020Three Months Ended September 30, 2019Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019
Numerator:
Net Income Available to Unitholders and Participating Securities$36,639 $79,969 $114,450 $144,972 
Net Income Allocable to Participating Securities(125)(249)(374)(453)
Net Income Available to Unitholders$36,514 $79,720 $114,076 $144,519 
Denominator (In Thousands):
Weighted Average Units - Basic129,914 128,837 129,357 128,829 
Effect of Dilutive Securities:
Performance Units and certain Performance RLP Units (See Note 6)380 419 363 390 
Weighted Average Units - Diluted130,294 129,256 129,720 129,219 
Basic and Diluted EPU:
Net Income Available to Unitholders$0.28 $0.62 $0.88 $1.12 
At September 30, 2020 and 2019, participating securities for the Company include 211,920 and 274,624, respectively, of Service Awards (see Note 9), which participate in non-forfeitable distributions. At September 30, 2020 and 2019, participating securities for the Operating Partnership include 444,407 and 400,181, respectively, of Service Awards and certain Performance Awards (See Note 9), which participate in non-forfeitable distributions. Under the two class method, participating security holders are allocated income, in proportion to total weighted average shares or Units outstanding, based upon the greater of net income or common stock dividends or Unit distributions declared.
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9. Long-Term Compensation
Awards with Performance Measures
During the nine months ended September 30, 2020, 59,263 performance units ("Performance Units") and 322,477 RLP Units, based on performance-based criteria ("Performance RLP Units" and, together with the Performance Units, collectively the "Performance Awards") were granted to certain employees, which had a fair value of approximately $7,883 on the grant date as determined by a lattice-binomial option-pricing model based on a Monte Carlo simulation. A portion of each Performance Award vests based upon the total shareholder return ("TSR") of the Company's common stock compared to the TSRs of the FTSE Nareit All Equity Index and the remainder vests based upon the TSR of the Company’s common stock compared to nine other peer industrial real estate companies. The performance periods for such awards are one year, two years and three years. Compensation expense is charged to earnings over the applicable vesting period for the Performance Awards. At the end of the measuring period, vested Performance Units convert into shares of common stock.
Service Based Awards
For the nine months ended September 30, 2020, 80,387 shares of restricted stock units ("Service Units") and 119,596 RLP Units based on service-based criteria ("Service RLP Units" and together with the Service Units, collectively the "Service Awards") were granted to certain employees and outside directors, which had an aggregate fair value of approximately $8,641 on the date such awards were approved by the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors. The Service Awards granted to employees generally vest ratably over three years based on continued employment. Service Awards granted to outside directors vest after one year. Compensation expense is charged to earnings over the vesting periods for the Service Awards. At the end of the service period, vested Service Units convert into shares of common stock.
Retirement Eligibility
Commencing January 1, 2020, all award agreements issued underlying Performance Awards and Service Awards contain a retirement benefit for employees with at least 10 years of continuous service and are at least 60 years old. For employees that meet the age and service eligibility requirements, their awards are non-forfeitable. As such, during the nine months ended September 30, 2020, we expensed 100% of the awards granted to retirement-eligible employees at the grant date as if fully vested. For employees who will meet the age and service eligibility requirements during the normal vesting periods, the grants are amortized over the shorter service period.
Outstanding Performance Awards and Service Awards
We recognized $3,078 and $2,130 for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively, and $9,827 and $5,945 for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively, in compensation expense related to the amortization of the Service Awards and the Performance Awards. Service Award and Performance Award amortization capitalized in connection with development activities was $358 and $243 for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, and $1,670 and $684 for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019. At September 30, 2020, we had $15,845 in unrecognized compensation related to unvested Service Awards and Performance Awards. The weighted average period that the unrecognized compensation is expected to be recognized is 0.92 years.










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10. Derivatives
Our objectives in using derivatives are to add stability to interest expense and to manage our cash flow volatility and exposure to interest rate movements. To accomplish these objectives, we primarily use derivative instruments as part of our interest rate risk management strategy. Derivative instruments designated as cash flow hedges involve the receipt of variable-rate amounts from a counterparty in exchange for fixed-rate payments over the life of the agreements without exchange of the underlying notional amount.
Cash Flow Hedges
In connection with the origination of the 2014 Unsecured Term Loan, the 2015 Unsecured Term Loan and the 2020 Unsecured Term Loan (see Note 4), we entered into interest rate swaps to manage our exposure to changes in the one-month LIBOR rate. We have 4 interest rate swaps, with an aggregate notional value of $200,000, that fix the one-month LIBOR rate at a weighted average rate of 2.29% and mature on January 29, 2021 (the "2014 Swaps"), 6 interest rate swaps, with an aggregate notional value of $260,000, that fix the one-month LIBOR rate at a weighted average rate of 1.79% and mature on September 12, 2022 (the "2015 Swaps") and 3 interest rate swaps with an aggregate notional value of $200,000, that fix the one-month LIBOR rate at 0.99% that are effective commencing February 1, 2021 and mature on February 2, 2026 (the "2021 Swaps"). We designated the 2014 Swaps, the 2015 Swaps and the 2021 Swaps as cash flow hedges.
Additionally, during the nine months ended September 30, 2020, we entered into an interest rate swap to manage our exposure to changes in the one-month LIBOR rate related to our Unsecured Credit Facility (the "2020 Swap"). The 2020 Swap commenced April 1, 2020, matures on April 1, 2021, has a notional value of $150,000 and fixes the one-month LIBOR rate at 0.42%. We initially designated the 2020 Swap as a cash flow hedge. During the three months ended September 30, 2020, however, we accelerated the reclassification of the fair value of the 2020 Swap from other comprehensive income to earnings since the hedged forecasted transaction is no longer expected to be probable to occur. The accelerated loss recorded on the 2020 Swap for the three months ended September 30, 2020 was not significant.
Our agreements with our derivative counterparties contain certain cross-default provisions that may be triggered in the event that our other indebtedness is in default, subject to certain thresholds. As of September 30, 2020, we had not posted any collateral related to these agreements and were not in breach of any of the provisions of these agreements. If we had breached these agreements, we could have been required to settle our obligations under the agreements at their termination value.
The following table sets forth our financial liabilities related to the 2014 Swaps, the 2015 Swaps, the 2020 Swap and the 2021 Swaps which are included in the line item Accounts Payable, Accrued Expenses and Other Liabilities and are accounted for at fair value on a recurring basis as of September 30, 2020:
  Fair Value Measurements:
DescriptionFair ValueQuoted Prices in
Active Markets for
Identical Assets
(Level 1)
Significant Other
Observable Inputs
(Level 2)
Unobservable
Inputs
(Level 3)
Derivatives designated as a hedging instrument:
2014 Swaps$(1,416)$(1,416)
2015 Swaps$(8,420)$(8,420)
2021 Swaps$(7,035)$(7,035)
Derivatives not designated as a hedging instrument:
2020 Swap$(201)$(201)
There was no ineffectiveness recorded on the 2014 Swaps, the 2015 Swaps, or the 2021 Swaps during the nine months ended September 30, 2020. See Note 7 for more information regarding our derivatives.
The estimated fair value of the 2014 Swaps, the 2015 Swaps, the 2020 Swap and the 2021 Swaps was determined using the market standard methodology of netting the discounted fixed cash payments and the discounted expected variable cash receipts. The variable cash receipts are based on an expectation of interest rates (forward curves) derived from observable market interest rate curves. In addition, credit valuation adjustments are incorporated in the fair value to account for potential non-performance risk, including our own non-performance risk and the respective counterparty's non-performance risk. We determined that the significant inputs used to value the 2014 Swaps, the 2015 Swaps, the 2020 Swap and the 2021 Swaps fell within Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy.

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11. Related Party Transactions
At September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the Operating Partnership had receivable balances of $9,471 and $10,031, respectively, from a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company.
12. Commitments and Contingencies
In the normal course of business, we are involved in legal actions arising from the ownership of our industrial properties. In our opinion, the liabilities, if any, that may ultimately result from such legal actions are not expected to have a materially adverse effect on our consolidated financial position, operations or liquidity.
In conjunction with the development of industrial properties, we have entered into agreements with general contractors for the construction of industrial properties. At September 30, 2020, we had 6 industrial properties totaling approximately 1.1 million square feet of GLA under construction. The estimated total investment as of September 30, 2020 is approximately $104,900. Of this amount, approximately $48,000 remains to be funded. There can be no assurance that the actual completion cost will not exceed the estimated total investment.
13. Subsequent Events
From October 1, 2020 to October 23, 2020, we sold 2 industrial properties for gross proceeds of $5,610, excluding transaction costs.
From October 1, 2020 to October 23, 2020, Joint Venture I sold 2 land parcels for gross proceeds of $22,429, excluding transaction costs.

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Item 2.Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
The following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto appearing elsewhere in this Form 10-Q. Unless stated otherwise or the context otherwise requires, the terms "we," "our" and "us" refer to First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. (the "Company") and its subsidiaries, including First Industrial, L.P. (the "Operating Partnership") and its consolidated subsidiaries.
Forward-Looking Statements
The following discussion may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act"). We intend for such forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions and describe our future plans, strategies and expectations, and are generally identifiable by use of the words "believe," "expect," "plan," "intend," "anticipate," "estimate," "project," "seek," "target," "potential," "focus," "may," "will," "should" or similar words. Although we believe the expectations reflected in forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurance that our expectations will be attained or that results will not materially differ.
Important factors that we think could cause our actual results to differ materially from expected results are summarized below. One of the most significant factors, however, is the ongoing impact of the current outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), on the U.S., regional and global economies and the broader financial markets. The outbreak of COVID-19 has also impacted, and is likely to continue to impact, directly or indirectly, many of the other important factors below.
New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict which factors will arise. In addition, we cannot assess the impact of each factor on our business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. In particular, it is difficult to fully assess the impact of COVID-19 at this time due to, among other factors, uncertainty regarding the severity and duration of the outbreak domestically and internationally and the effectiveness of federal, state and local governments’ efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 and respond to its direct and indirect impact on the U.S. economy and economic activity.
Factors which could have a materially adverse effect on our operations and future prospects include, but are not limited to:
changes in national, international, regional and local economic conditions generally and real estate markets specifically;
changes in legislation/regulation (including changes to laws governing the taxation of real estate investment trusts) and actions of regulatory authorities;
our ability to qualify and maintain our status as a real estate investment trust;
the availability and attractiveness of financing (including both public and private capital) and changes in interest rates;
the availability and attractiveness of terms of additional debt repurchases;
our ability to retain our credit agency ratings;
our ability to comply with applicable financial covenants;
our competitive environment;
changes in supply, demand and valuation of industrial properties and land in our current and potential market areas;
our ability to identify, acquire, develop and/or manage properties on favorable terms;
our ability to dispose of properties on favorable terms;
our ability to manage the integration of properties we acquire;
potential liability relating to environmental matters;
defaults on or non-renewal of leases by our tenants;
decreased rental rates or increased vacancy rates;
higher-than-expected real estate construction costs and delays in development or lease-up schedules;
the uncertainty and economic impact of pandemics, epidemics or other public health emergencies or fear of such events, such as the recent outbreak of COVID-19;
potential natural disasters and other potentially catastrophic events such as acts of war and/or terrorism;
litigation, including costs associated with prosecuting or defending claims and any adverse outcomes;
risks associated with our investments in joint ventures, including our lack of sole decision-making authority; and
other risks and uncertainties described in this report, in Item 1A, "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 as well as those risks and uncertainties discussed from time to time in our other Exchange Act reports and in our other public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC").
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We caution you not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflect our outlook only and speak only as of the date of this report. We assume no obligation to update or supplement forward-looking statements.
General
The Company is a self-administered and fully integrated real estate company which owns, manages, acquires, sells, develops and redevelops industrial real estate. The Company is a Maryland corporation organized on August 10, 1993 and a real estate investment trust ("REIT") as defined in the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the "Code").
We began operations on July 1, 1994. The Company's operations are conducted primarily through the Operating Partnership, of which the Company is the sole general partner (the "General Partner"), with an approximate 97.9% ownership interest ("General Partner Units") at September 30, 2020. The Operating Partnership also conducts operations through eight other limited partnerships (the "Other Real Estate Partnerships"), numerous limited liability companies ("LLCs") and certain taxable REIT subsidiaries ("TRSs"), the operating data of which, together with that of the Operating Partnership, is consolidated with that of the Company as presented herein. The Operating Partnership holds at least a 99% limited partnership interest in each of the Other Real Estate Partnerships. The general partners of the Other Real Estate Partnerships are separate corporations, wholly-owned by the Company, each with at least a .01% general partnership interest in the Other Real Estate Partnerships. The Company does not have any significant assets or liabilities other than its investment in the Operating Partnership and its 100% ownership interest in the general partners of the Other Real Estate Partnerships. The noncontrolling interest in the Operating Partnership of approximately 2.1% at September 30, 2020 represents the aggregate partnership interest held by the limited partners thereof ("Limited Partner Units" and together with the General Partner Units, the "Units"). The limited partners of the Operating Partnership are persons or entities who contributed their direct or indirect interests in properties to the Operating Partnership in exchange for common units of the Operating Partnership and/or recipients of RLP Units of the Operating Partnership (see Note 6) pursuant to the Company's stock incentive plan.
We also own equity interests in, and provide various services to, two joint ventures (the "Joint Ventures"), each through a wholly-owned TRS of the Operating Partnership. The Joint Ventures are each accounted for under the equity method of accounting. The operating data of the Joint Ventures is not consolidated with that of the Operating Partnership or the Company as presented herein. See Note 5 to the consolidated financial statements for more information related to the Joint Ventures.
Profits, losses and distributions of the Operating Partnership, the LLCs, the Other Real Estate Partnerships, the TRSs and the Joint Ventures are allocated to the general partner and the limited partners, the members or the shareholders, as applicable, of such entities in accordance with the provisions contained within their respective organizational documents.
As of September 30, 2020, we owned 439 industrial properties located in 20 states, containing an aggregate of approximately 63.0 million square feet of gross leasable area ("GLA"). Of the 439 properties owned on a consolidated basis, none of them are directly owned by the Company.
Available Information
We maintain a website at www.firstindustrial.com. Information on this website shall not constitute part of this Form 10-Q. Copies of our respective annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and amendments to such reports are available without charge on our website as soon as reasonably practicable after such reports are filed with or furnished to the SEC. You may also read and copy any document filed at the public reference facilities of the SEC at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20549. Please call the SEC at (800) SEC-0330 for further information about the public reference facilities. These documents also may be accessed through the SEC's Interactive Data Electronic Application via the SEC's home page on the Internet (www.sec.gov). In addition, the Company's Corporate Governance Guidelines, Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, Audit Committee Charter, Compensation Committee Charter and Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee Charter, along with supplemental financial and operating information prepared by us, are all available without charge on the Company's website or upon request to the Company. Amendments to, or waivers from, our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics that apply to our executive officers or directors will also be posted to our website. We also post or otherwise make available on our website from time to time other information that may be of interest to our investors. Please direct requests as follows:
First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.
1 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 4200
Chicago, IL 60606
Attention: Investor Relations

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Management's Overview
We believe our financial condition and results of operations are, primarily, a function of our performance in four key areas: leasing of industrial properties, acquisition and development of additional industrial properties, disposition of industrial properties and access to external capital.
We generate revenue primarily from rental income and tenant recoveries from operating leases of our industrial properties. Such revenue is offset by certain property specific operating expenses, such as real estate taxes, repairs and maintenance, property management, utilities and insurance expenses, along with certain other costs and expenses, such as depreciation and amortization costs and general and administrative and interest expenses. Our revenue growth is dependent, in part, on our ability to: (i) increase rental income, through increasing either or both occupancy rates and rental rates at our properties; (ii) maximize tenant recoveries; and (iii) minimize operating and certain other expenses. Revenues generated from our leases are a significant source of funds, in addition to income generated from gains on the sale of our properties (as discussed below), for our liquidity. The leasing of property, in general, and occupancy rates, rental rates, operating expenses and certain non-operating expenses, in particular, are impacted, variously, by property specific, market specific, general economic and other conditions, many of which are beyond our control. The leasing of property also entails various risks, including the risk of tenant default. If we were unable to maintain or increase occupancy rates and rental rates at our properties or to maintain tenant recoveries and operating and certain other expenses consistent with historical levels and proportions, our revenue would decline. Further, if a significant number of our tenants were unable to pay rent (including tenant recoveries) or if we were unable to rent our properties on favorable terms, our financial condition, results of operations, cash flow and ability to make distributions to our stockholders and Unitholders, the market price of the Company's common stock and the market value of the Units would be adversely affected.
Our revenue growth is also dependent, in part, on our ability to acquire existing and develop new industrial properties on favorable terms. We seek to identify opportunities to acquire existing industrial properties on favorable terms, and, when conditions permit, also seek to acquire and develop new industrial properties on favorable terms. Existing properties, as they are acquired, and acquired and developed properties, as they are leased, generate revenue from rental income, tenant recoveries and fees, which, as discussed above, are sources of funds for our distributions to our stockholders and Unitholders. The acquisition and development of properties is impacted, variously, by property specific, market specific, general economic and other conditions, many of which are beyond our control. The acquisition and development of properties also entails various risks, including the risk that our investments may not perform as expected. For example, acquired existing and acquired and developed new properties may not sustain and/or achieve anticipated occupancy and rental rate levels. With respect to acquired and developed new properties, we may not be able to complete construction on schedule or within budget, resulting in increased debt service expense and construction costs and delays in leasing the properties. Also, we face significant competition for attractive acquisition and development opportunities from other well-capitalized real estate investors, including publicly-traded REITs and private investors. Further, as discussed below, we may not be able to finance the acquisition and development opportunities we identify. If we were unable to acquire and develop sufficient additional properties on favorable terms, or if such investments did not perform as expected, our revenue growth would be limited and our financial condition, results of operations, cash flow and ability to make distributions to our stockholders and Unitholders, the market price of the Company's common stock and the market value of the Units would be adversely affected.
We also generate income from the sale of our properties (including existing buildings, buildings which we have developed or re-developed on a merchant basis and land). The gain or loss on, and fees from, the sale of such properties are included in our income and can be a significant source of funds, in addition to revenues generated from rental income and tenant recoveries. Proceeds from sales are used to repay outstanding debt and, market conditions permitting, may be used to fund the acquisition of existing industrial properties, and the acquisition and development of new industrial properties. The sale of properties is impacted, variously, by property specific, market specific, general economic and other conditions, many of which are beyond our control. The sale of properties also entails various risks, including competition from other sellers and the availability of attractive financing for potential buyers of our properties. Further, our ability to sell properties is limited by safe harbor rules applying to REITs under the Code which relate to the number of properties that may be disposed of in a year, their tax bases and the cost of improvements made to the properties, along with other tests which enable a REIT to avoid punitive taxation on the sale of assets. If we are unable to sell properties on favorable terms, our income growth would be limited and our financial condition, results of operations, cash flow and ability to make distributions to our stockholders and Unitholders, the market price of the Company's common stock and the market value of the Units could be adversely affected.
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We utilize a portion of the net sales proceeds from property sales, borrowings under our unsecured credit facility (the "Unsecured Credit Facility") and proceeds from the issuance, when and as warranted, of additional debt and equity securities to refinance debt and finance future acquisitions and developments. Access to external capital on favorable terms plays a key role in our financial condition and results of operations, as it impacts our cost of capital and our ability and cost to refinance existing indebtedness as it matures and our ability to fund acquisitions and developments. Our ability to access external capital on favorable terms is dependent on various factors, including general market conditions, interest rates, credit ratings on our debt, the market's perception of our growth potential, our current and potential future earnings and cash distributions and the market price of the Company's common stock. If we were unable to access external capital on favorable terms, our financial condition, results of operations, cash flow and ability to make distributions to our stockholders and Unitholders, the market price of the Company's common stock and the market value of the Units could be adversely affected.


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Impact of COVID-19  

The following discussion is intended to provide stockholders with certain information regarding the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business and management’s efforts to respond to those impacts. While our results for the first nine months of 2020 were in line with our expectations, the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant and wide-ranging response of international, federal, state and local public health and governmental authorities in regions across the United States and the world, including quarantines, “stay-at-home” orders and other mandates for many individuals to substantially restrict daily activities and for many businesses to curtail or cease normal operations, and the volatile economic, business and financial market conditions resulting therefrom, could negatively impact our results of operations during the remainder of 2020 and in future periods. Further discussion of the potential risks facing our business from the COVID-19 pandemic is provided below under Part II, Item 1A - Risk Factors.

As of October 22, 2020, our overall monthly rental billing collection rate for the second and third quarters of 2020 is 99%. Such collection rate may not be indicative of collections in any future period.

During the nine months ended September 30, 2020, we granted rent deferral requests to 18 tenants totaling $1.0 million at our properties. All of these deferral requests require full repayment by December 31, 2020 and do not impact revenue recognition. As of October 22, 2020, $0.3 million of the $1.0 million of rent deferrals is outstanding.

During the nine months ended September 30, 2020, we recorded a reserve or did not recognize cash rental revenue due to converting certain tenants to cash basis in a previous period in the amount of $1.2 million. Additionally, during the same period, we reversed $1.4 million of deferred rent receivables since our assessment that full collection of future contractual lease payments is no longer probable.

We have taken a number of proactive measures to maintain the strength of our business and manage the impact of
COVID-19 on our operations and liquidity, including the following:

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. We have adapted our operations to protect employees, including enabling our IT systems so that employees can work remotely. At September 30, 2020, approximately 60% of our employees continue to work remotely on a full or part time basis.

We have approximately $63 million of mortgage debt maturing in October 2021 and a $200.0 million term loan maturing in July 2021, however, the term loan has two, one-year extension options at our election, subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions. As of October 23, 2020, we have approximately $140 million in cash and cash equivalents and $724.6 million available under our Unsecured Credit Facility. Our Unsecured Credit Facility matures in October 2021, however, it is extendable for one year, at our election, subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions.

During the first quarter 2020, we temporarily suspended all new speculative vertical development projects other than completing development and redevelopment properties that were already in progress and expenditures required to obtain permits and other horizontal construction work. However, based on favorable market conditions, we will commence construction on two new speculative development projects in the South Florida market (“First Park Miami and First 95 Distribution Center”) starting in the fourth quarter of 2020. Our total projected costs to complete construction and stabilize the developments and redevelopments under construction (including First Park Miami, First 95 Distribution Center and a build-to-suit project that commenced during the third quarter 2020), to fund developments that are complete but not fully funded and to complete ongoing permitting and other planned horizontal construction work at one of our land sites, is approximately $50 million for the remainder of 2020 and approximately $100 million for 2021 and beyond.



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Summary of Significant Transactions During the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020
During the nine months ended September 30, 2020, we completed the following:
Real Estate Transactions:
We acquired seven industrial properties comprised of approximately 0.9 million square feet of GLA located in the Baltimore, Los Angeles and Northern California markets for an aggregate purchase price of $111.8 million, excluding transactions costs.
We acquired approximately 128.8 acres of land for development located in the Miami, Orlando, Seattle and Southern California markets, for an aggregate purchase price of $69.6 million, excluding transaction costs.
We commenced development construction of a 0.2 million square-foot build-to-suit building in the Inland Empire.
We sold 14 industrial properties comprising approximately 1.2 million square feet of GLA for gross sales proceeds of $110.9 million, which includes the receipt of a sales-type lease receivable.
We entered into a joint venture through which we acquired, for a purchase price of $70.5 million, approximately 569 net developable acres of land located in Phoenix for the purpose of developing, leasing, and operating industrial properties and potentially selling land.
We leased 100% of a 0.6 million square foot development forward in Baltimore that was acquired during the three months ended March 31, 2020. We leased 100% of a 0.1 million square foot development in South Florida that will be complete in the fourth quarter.
Financing Transactions:
We issued 1,842,281 shares of our common stock, through “at-the-market” (“ATM”) offerings, resulting in net proceeds of $78.7 million.
We issued $100.0 million of ten-year private placement notes at a rate of 2.74% and $200.0 million of twelve-year private placement notes at a rate of 2.84%.
We paid off $15.1 million in mortgage loans payable.
We entered into a new unsecured term loan facility that refinanced our $200.0 million term loan facility previously scheduled to mature in January 2021. The new loan has an initial maturity of July 15, 2021 and includes two, one-year extensions at our election. The new loan is interest only and currently bears an interest rate based of LIBOR plus 150 basis points.
We declared first, second and third quarter cash dividends of $0.25 per common share or Unit per quarter, an increase of 8.7% from the 2019 quarterly rate.

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Results of Operations
The tables below summarize our revenues, property expenses and depreciation and other amortization by various categories for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019. Same store properties are properties owned prior to January 1, 2019 and held as an in-service property through September 30, 2020 and developments and redevelopments that were placed in service prior to January 1, 2019. Properties which are at least 75% occupied at acquisition are placed in service, unless we anticipate tenant move-outs within two years of ownership would drop occupancy below 75%. Acquisitions that are less than 75% occupied at the date of acquisition and developments and redevelopments are placed in service as they reach the earlier of a) stabilized occupancy (defined as 90% occupied), or b) one year subsequent to acquisition or development/redevelopment construction completion. Acquired properties with occupancy greater than 75% at acquisition, but with tenants that we anticipate will move out within two years of ownership, will be placed in service upon the earlier of reaching 90% occupancy or twelve months after move out. Properties are moved from the same store classification to the redevelopment classification when capital expenditures for a project are estimated to exceed 25% of the undepreciated gross book value of the property. Acquired properties are properties that were acquired subsequent to December 31, 2018 and held as an operating property through September 30, 2020. Sold properties are properties that were sold subsequent to December 31, 2018. (Re)Developments include developments and redevelopments that were not: a) substantially complete 12 months prior to January 1, 2019; or b) stabilized prior to January 1, 2019. Other revenues are derived from the operations of properties not placed in service under one of the categories discussed above, the operations of our maintenance company and other miscellaneous revenues. Other property expenses are derived from the operations of properties not placed in service under one of the categories discussed above, the operations of our maintenance company, vacant land expenses and other miscellaneous regional expenses.
Our future financial condition and results of operations, including rental revenues, may be impacted by the future acquisition, (re)development and sale of properties. Our future revenues and expenses may vary materially from historical rates.
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Comparison of Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020 to Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019
Our net income was $114.7 million and $145.1 million for the nine month ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively.
For the nine month ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, the average daily occupancy rate of our same store properties was 97.1% and 97.6%, respectively.
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 20202019$ Change% Change
 ($ in 000's)
REVENUES
Same Store Properties$286,961 $280,142 $6,819 2.4 %
Acquired Properties5,021 786 4,235 538.8 %
Sold Properties4,647 27,965 (23,318)(83.4)%
(Re)Developments26,434 2,484 23,950 964.2 %
Other12,676 3,849 8,827 229.3 %
Total Revenues$335,739 $315,226 $20,513 6.5 %
Revenues from same store properties increased $6.8 million primarily due to an increase in rental rates and tenant recoveries, offset by an increase in reserves taken on tenant accounts receivable and deferred rent receivable amounts for tenants due to our assessment that full collection of future contractual lease payments is no longer probable and a decrease in occupancy. Revenues from acquired properties increased $4.2 million due to the 16 industrial properties acquired subsequent to December 31, 2018 totaling approximately 1.4 million square feet of GLA. Revenues from sold properties decreased $23.3 million due to the 54 industrial properties sold subsequent to December 31, 2018 totaling approximately 6.4 million square feet of GLA. Revenues from (re)developments increased $24.0 million due to an increase in occupancy. Revenues from other increased $8.8 million primarily due to final insurance settlement proceeds of $6.5 million received and recorded as revenue related to two properties that were destroyed by fire in 2016 and 2017, the acquisition of partially occupied properties during 2018 that were not yet stabilized at December 31, 2018 and therefore are not yet included in the same store pool and the acquisition of a land site during 2019 on which we intend to develop industrial buildings in the future but currently we are leasing it to tenants and collecting ground lease rent.
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 20202019$ Change% Change
 ($ in 000's)
PROPERTY EXPENSES
Same Store Properties$69,869 $69,148 $721 1.0 %
Acquired Properties1,620 325 1,295 398.5 %
Sold Properties979 8,256 (7,277)(88.1)%
(Re)Developments7,550 1,569 5,981 381.2 %
Other7,469 6,645 824 12.4 %
Total Property Expenses$87,487 $85,943 $1,544 1.8 %
Property expenses include real estate taxes, repairs and maintenance, property management, utilities, insurance and other property related expenses. Property expenses from same store properties increased $0.7 million primarily due to an increase in real estate taxes and insurance, substantially offset by a decrease in repairs and maintenance and snow removal costs. Property expenses from acquired properties increased $1.3 million due to properties acquired subsequent to December 31, 2018. Property expenses from sold properties decreased $7.3 million due to properties sold subsequent to December 31, 2018. Property expenses from (re)developments increased $6.0 million primarily due to the substantial completion of developments. Property expenses from other increased by $0.8 million primarily due to an increase in real estate tax expense on developable land and the acquisition of partially occupied properties during 2018 that were not stabilized at December 31, 2018 and therefore are not yet included in the same store pool and certain miscellaneous expenses, offset by a decrease in maintenance company expenses.
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General and administrative expense increased by $4.4 million, or 21.6%, primarily due to severance expense ($0.9 million) associated with the closing of our Indianapolis regional office during the nine months ended September 30, 2020 as well as an increase in incentive compensation during the nine months ended September 30, 2020 as compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2019.
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 20202019$ Change% Change
 ($ in 000's)
DEPRECIATION AND OTHER AMORTIZATION
Same Store Properties$80,665 $77,821 $2,844 3.7 %
Acquired Properties3,430 783 2,647 338.1 %
Sold Properties582 7,206 (6,624)(91.9)%
(Re) Developments9,908 2,102 7,806 371.4 %
Corporate Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment and Other2,947 2,066 881 42.6 %
Total Depreciation and Other Amortization$97,532 $89,978 $7,554 8.4 %
Depreciation and other amortization from same store properties increased $2.8 million primarily due to accelerated depreciation and amortization taken during the nine months ended September 30, 2020 attributable to the early termination of certain tenants' leases. Depreciation and other amortization from acquired properties increased $2.6 million due to properties acquired subsequent to December 31, 2018. Depreciation and other amortization from sold properties decreased $6.6 million due to properties sold subsequent to December 31, 2018. Depreciation and other amortization from (re)developments increased $7.8 million primarily due to an increase in depreciation and amortization related to completed developments. Depreciation from corporate furniture, fixtures and equipment and other increased $0.9 million primarily due to depreciation related to properties acquired during 2018 that were not yet stabilized at December 31, 2018 and therefore are not yet included in the same store pool as well as depreciation on land improvements related to the acquisition of a land site during 2019. We intend to develop industrial buildings on such land site in the future, but currently we are leasing to tenants and collecting ground lease rent.
For the nine months ended September 30, 2020, we recognized $29.6 million of gain on sale of real estate related to the sale of 14 industrial properties comprised of approximately 1.2 million square feet of GLA. For the nine months ended September 30, 2019, we recognized $53.4 million of gain on sale of real estate related to the sale of ten industrial properties comprised of approximately 1.7 million square feet of GLA as well as gain related to a reclassification of an operating lease to a sales-type lease which was triggered by a tenant that exercised an option in its lease to purchase a 0.6 million square foot building from us located in our Phoenix market.
Interest expense remained relatively unchanged. However, the small increase was caused by an increase in the weighted average debt balance outstanding for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 ($1,587.5 million) as compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2019 ($1,372.4 million), substantially offset by a decrease in the weighted average interest rate for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 (3.61%) as compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2019 (4.06%) and an increase in capitalized interest of $0.9 million caused by an increase in development costs eligible for capitalization during the nine months ended September 30, 2020 as compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2019.
Amortization of debt issuance costs remained relatively unchanged.
Equity in loss of Joint Ventures for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 was not significant. Equity in income of Joint Ventures for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 of $16.3 million includes our pro-rata share of gain related to a sale of land by the Joint Ventures and $4.9 million of accrued incentive fees.
Income tax expense decreased by $3.3 million, or 96.9%, during the nine months ended September 30, 2020 as compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2019, primarily due to a decrease in our pro-rata share of gain from the sale of land by the Joint Ventures as well as accrued incentive fees we earned from the Joint Ventures.

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Comparison of Three Months Ended September 30, 2020 to Three Months Ended September 30, 2019
Our net income was $36.7 million and $80.0 million for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively.
For the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, the average daily occupancy rate of our same store properties was 96.8% and 97.7%, respectively.
Three Months Ended September 30,
 20202019$ Change% Change
 ($ in 000's)
REVENUES
Same Store Properties$96,406 $94,042 $2,364 2.5 %
Acquired Properties2,536 642 1,894 295.0 %
Sold Properties523 8,833 (8,310)(94.1)%
(Re)Developments8,674 1,545 7,129 461.4 %
Other8,055 1,528 6,527 427.2 %
Total Revenues$116,194 $106,590 $9,604 9.0 %
Revenues from same store properties increased $2.4 million primarily due to an increase in rental rates and tenant recoveries, offset by a decrease in occupancy. Revenues from acquired properties increased $1.9 million due to the 16 industrial properties acquired subsequent to December 31, 2018 totaling approximately 1.4 million square feet of GLA. Revenues from sold properties decreased $8.3 million due to the 54 industrial properties sold subsequent to December 31, 2018 totaling approximately 6.4 million square feet of GLA. Revenues from (re)developments increased $7.1 million due to an increase in occupancy. Revenues from other increased $6.5 million primarily due to final insurance settlement proceeds of $5.4 million received and recorded as revenue related to a property that was destroyed by fire in 2017, the acquisition of partially occupied properties during 2018 that were not yet stabilized at December 31, 2018 and therefore are not yet included in the same store pool and the acquisition of a land site during 2019 on which we intend to develop industrial buildings in the future, but currently we are leasing it to tenants and collecting ground lease rent.
Three Months Ended September 30,
 20202019$ Change% Change
 ($ in 000's)
PROPERTY EXPENSES
Same Store Properties$24,075 $22,595 $1,480 6.6 %
Acquired Properties815 131 684 522.1 %
Sold Properties162 2,770 (2,608)(94.2)%
(Re)Developments3,267 688 2,579 374.9 %
Other2,036 2,212 (176)(8.0)%
Total Property Expenses$30,355 $28,396 $1,959 6.9 %
Property expenses include real estate taxes, repairs and maintenance, property management, utilities, insurance and other property related expenses. Property expenses from same store properties increased $1.5 million due to increases in real estate taxes and insurance. Property expenses from acquired properties increased $0.7 million due to properties acquired subsequent to December 31, 2018. Property expenses from sold properties decreased $2.6 million due to properties sold subsequent to December 31, 2018. Property expenses from (re)developments increased $2.6 million primarily due to the substantial completion of developments. Property expenses from other remained relatively unchanged.
General and administrative expense increased by $0.5 million, or 7.8% primarily due to an increase in incentive compensation during the three months ended September 30, 2020 as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2019.
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Three Months Ended September 30,
 20202019$ Change% Change
 ($ in 000's)
DEPRECIATION AND OTHER AMORTIZATION
Same Store Properties$28,306 $25,829 $2,477 9.6 %
Acquired Properties1,496 649 847 130.5 %
Sold Properties107 2,126 (2,019)(95.0)%
(Re) Developments3,466 890 2,576 289.4 %
Corporate Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment and Other994 655 339 51.8 %
Total Depreciation and Other Amortization$34,369 $30,149 $4,220 14.0 %
Depreciation and other amortization from same store properties increased $2.5 million primarily due to accelerated depreciation and amortization taken during the three months ended September 30, 2020 attributable to the early termination of certain tenants' leases. Depreciation and other amortization from acquired properties increased $0.8 million due to properties acquired subsequent to December 31, 2018. Depreciation and other amortization from sold properties decreased $2.0 million due to properties sold subsequent to December 31, 2018. Depreciation and other amortization from (re)developments increased $2.6 million primarily due to an increase in depreciation and amortization related to completed developments. Depreciation from corporate furniture, fixtures and equipment and other increased $0.3 million primarily due to depreciation related to properties acquired during 2018 that were not yet stabilized at December 31, 2018 and therefore are not yet included in the same store pool as well as depreciation on land improvements related to the acquisition of a land site during 2019. We intend to develop industrial buildings on such land site in the future, but currently we are leasing to tenants and collecting ground lease rent.
For the three months ended September 30, 2020, we recognized $6.5 million of gain on sale of real estate related to the sale of two industrial properties comprised of approximately 0.8 million square feet of GLA. For the three months ended September 30, 2019, we recognized $52.5 million of gain on sale of real estate related to the sale of eight industrial property comprised of approximately 1.6 million square feet of GLA as well as gain related to a reclassification of an operating lease to a sales-type lease which was triggered by a tenant that exercised an option in its lease to purchase a 0.6 million square foot building from us located in our Phoenix market.
Interest expense remained relatively unchanged. However, the small increase was caused by an increase in the weighted average debt balance outstanding for the three months ended September 30, 2020 ($1,604.8 million) as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2019 ($1,431.3 million) substantially offset by a decrease in the weighted average interest rate for the three months ended September 30, 2020 (3.56%) as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2019 (3.97%) and an increase in capitalized interest of $0.3 million caused by an increase in development costs eligible for capitalization during the three months ended September 30, 2020 as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2019.
Amortization of debt issuance costs remained relatively unchanged.
Equity in loss of Joint Ventures for both the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 was not significant.
Income tax benefit (provision) for both the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 was not significant.








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Leasing Activity
The following table provides a summary of our commenced leases for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020. The table does not include month-to-month leases or leases with terms less than twelve months.  
Three Months EndedNumber of
Leases
Commenced
Square Feet
Commenced
(in 000's)
Net Rent Per
Square Foot (A)
Straight Line Basis
Rent  Growth (B)
Weighted
Average Lease
Term (C)
Lease Costs
Per Square
Foot (D)
Weighted
Average Tenant
Retention (E)
New Leases24 766 $8.71 43.8 %5.0 $4.97 N/A
Renewal Leases35 1,232 $8.16 28.1 %3.7 $2.06 68.4 %
Total / Weighted Average59 1,998 $8.37 33.9 %4.2 $3.18 68.4 %
Nine Months Ended
New Leases66 1,846 $7.36 37.1 %4.8 $4.32 N/A
Renewal Leases105 4,046 $6.89 28.6 %5.9 $2.08 75.2 %
Development / Acquisition Leases1,622 $6.46 N/A10.2 N/AN/A
Total / Weighted Average178 7,514 $6.91 31.3 %6.6 $2.78 75.2 %
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(A)    Net rent is the average base rent calculated in accordance with GAAP, over the term of the lease.
(B)    Straight Line basis rent growth is a ratio of the change in net rent (including straight line rent adjustments) on a new or renewal lease compared to the net rent (including straight line rent adjustments) of the comparable lease. New leases where there were no prior comparable leases are excluded.
(C)    The lease term is expressed in years. Assumes no exercise of lease renewal options, if any.
(D)    Lease costs are comprised of the costs incurred or capitalized for improvements of vacant and renewal spaces, as well as the commissions paid and costs capitalized for leasing transactions. Lease costs per square foot represent the total turnover costs expected to be incurred on the leases that commenced during the period and do not reflect actual expenditures for the period.
(E)    Represents the weighted average square feet of tenants renewing their respective leases.

The following table provides a summary of our leases that commenced during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, which included rent concessions during the lease term.  
Three Months EndedNumber of
Leases
With Rent Concessions
Square Feet
(in 000's)
Rent Concessions ($)
New Leases16 416 $1,108 
Renewal Leases144 324 
Total21 560 $1,432 
Nine Months Ended
New Leases46 1,106 $2,186 
Renewal Leases11 524 645 
Development / Acquisition Leases1,521 2,537 
Total63 3,151 $5,368 
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Liquidity and Capital Resources
At September 30, 2020, our cash and cash equivalents was approximately $171.1 million. We also had $724.6 million available for additional borrowings under our Unsecured Credit Facility as of September 30, 2020.
We have considered our short-term (through September 30, 2021) liquidity needs and the adequacy of our estimated cash flow from operations and other expected liquidity sources to meet these needs. We have a $200.0 million term loan maturing in July 2021. In connection with this maturity, we have two, one-year extension options at our election, subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions. With the exception of this payment obligation, we believe that our principal short-term liquidity needs are to fund normal recurring expenses, property acquisitions, developments, renovations, expansions and other nonrecurring capital improvements, debt service requirements, the minimum distributions required to maintain the Company's REIT qualification under the Code and distributions approved by the Company's Board of Directors. We anticipate that these needs will be met with cash on hand, cash flows provided by operating activities as well as the disposition of select assets. These needs may also be met by the issuance of additional equity or debt securities, subject to market condition and contractual restrictions or borrowings under our Unsecured Credit Facility.
We expect to meet long-term (after September 30, 2021) liquidity requirements such as property acquisitions, developments, scheduled debt maturities, major renovations, expansions and other nonrecurring capital improvements through the disposition of select assets, long-term unsecured and secured indebtedness and the issuance of additional equity securities, subject to market conditions.
As of October 23, 2020, we had approximately $724.6 million available for additional borrowings under our Unsecured Credit Facility. Our Unsecured Credit Facility contains certain financial covenants including limitations on incurrence of debt and debt service coverage. Our access to borrowings may be limited if we fail to meet any of these covenants. We believe that we were in compliance with our financial covenants as of September 30, 2020, and we anticipate that we will be able to operate in compliance with our financial covenants for the next twelve months.
As discussed above, the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak has adversely impacted states and cities where our tenants operate their businesses and where our properties are located. The COVID-19 pandemic could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows as the reduced economic activity severely impacts certain of our tenants’ business, financial condition and liquidity and may cause certain tenants to be unable to meet their obligations to us in full. To be judicious with our capital, with a near-term emphasis on maintaining liquidity, during the first quarter 2020, we suspended all new speculative vertical development projects other than completing development and redevelopment properties that were already in progress and expenditures required to obtain permits and other horizontal construction work. However, based on favorable market conditions, we will commence construction on First Park Miami and First 95 Distribution Center starting in the fourth quarter of 2020. Our total projected costs to complete construction and stabilize the developments and redevelopments under construction (including First Park Miami, First 95 Distribution Center and a build-to-suit project that commenced during the third quarter 2020), to fund developments that are complete but not fully funded and to complete ongoing permitting and other planned horizontal construction work at one of our land sites, is approximately $50 million for the remainder of 2020 and approximately $100 million for 2021 and beyond.
Our senior unsecured notes have been assigned credit ratings from Standard & Poor's, Moody's and Fitch Ratings of BBB/Stable, Baa2/Stable and BBB/Stable, respectively. In the event of a downgrade, we believe we would continue to have access to sufficient capital. However, our cost of borrowing would increase and our ability to access certain financial markets may be limited.
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Cash Flow Activity
The following table summarizes our cash flow activity for the Company for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019:
20202019
(In thousands)
Net cash provided by operating activities$190,139 $190,179 
Net cash used in investing activities(274,355)(214,935)
Net cash provided by financing activities102,619 18,655 
The following table summarizes our cash flow activity for the Operating Partnership for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019:
20202019
(In thousands)
Net cash provided by operating activities$190,699 $190,264 
Net cash used in investing activities(274,355)(214,935)
Net cash provided by financing activities102,059 18,570 

Changes in cash flow for the nine months ended September 30, 2020, compared to the prior year comparable period are described as follows:
Operating Activities: Cash provided by operating activities decreased $0.04 million for the Company (increased $0.4 million for the Operating Partnership), primarily due to the following:
decrease in accounts payable, accrued expenses, other liabilities, rents received in advance and security deposits due to timing of cash payments; and
decrease in distributions from our Joint Ventures of $16.0 million in 2020 as compared to 2019; offset by
decrease in tenant accounts receivable, prepaid expenses and other assets due to timing of cash receipts;
decrease in payments to settle derivative instruments of $3.1 million; and
increase in NOI from same store properties, acquired properties and recently developed properties of $27.0 million offset by a decrease in NOI due to the disposition of real estate of $16.0 million.
Investing Activities: Cash used in investing activities increased $59.4 million, primarily due to the following:
increase of $15.9 million related to the acquisition and development of real estate as well as payments for improvements and leasing commissions in 2020 as compared to 2019;
increase of $51.4 million related to net contributions made to our Joint Ventures in 2020 as compared to 2019; offset by:
increase of $6.5 million related to the collection of insurance settlement proceeds; and
increase of $7.3 million in net proceeds received from the disposition of real estate and collection of a sales-type lease receivable in 2020 as compared to 2019.
Financing Activities: Cash provided by financing activities increased $84.0 million for the Company (increased $83.5 million for the Operating Partnership), primarily due to the following:
increase of $150.0 million related to the issuance of unsecured notes in a private placement in 2020;
increase of $78.7 million related to net proceeds from the issuance of 1,842,281 shares of the Company's common stock under our ATM in 2020;
decrease in repayments of Mortgage Loans Payable of $97.9 million in 2020 compared to 2019; offset by:
increase in net repayments of our Unsecured Credit Facility of $236.0 million in 2020 compared to 2019; and
increase in dividend and unit distributions of $7.0 million due to the Company increasing the dividend rate in 2020.
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Market Risk
The following discussion about our risk-management activities includes "forward-looking statements" that involve risk and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Our business subjects us to market risk from interest rates, as described below.
Interest Rate Risk
The following analysis presents the hypothetical gain or loss in earnings, cash flows or fair value of the financial instruments and derivative instruments which are held by us at September 30, 2020 that are sensitive to changes in interest rates. While this analysis may have some use as a benchmark, it should not be viewed as a forecast.
In the normal course of business, we also face risks that are either non-financial or non-quantifiable. Such risks principally include credit risk and legal risk and are not represented in the following analysis.
At September 30, 2020, $1,614.2 million or 100% of our total debt, excluding unamortized debt issuance costs, was fixed rate debt. At December 31, 2019, $1,332.9 million or 89.4% of our total debt, excluding unamortized debt issuance costs, was fixed rate debt. As of the same date, $158.0 million or 10.6% of our total debt, excluding unamortized debt issuance costs, was variable rate debt. At September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the fixed rate debt amounts includes variable rate debt that has been effectively swapped to a fixed rate through the use of derivative instruments with an aggregate notional amount outstanding of $460.0 million, that mitigate our exposure to our Unsecured Term Loans' variable interest rates, which are based on LIBOR.
At September 30, 2020, we also have a derivative with a notional amount of $150.0 million that mitigates the exposure on $150.0 million of the outstanding balance of our Unsecured Credit Facility (the "2020 Swap"), for which the interest rate is variable and based upon one-month LIBOR. The 2020 Swap commenced April 1, 2020, matures on April 1, 2021 and fixes the one-month LIBOR rate component of the interest rate of our Unsecured Credit Facility at 0.42%. At September 20, 2020, the Unsecured Credit Facility did not have an outstanding balance. We initially designated the 2020 Swap as a cash flow hedge. During the three months ended September 30, 2020, however, we accelerated the reclassification of the fair value of the 2020 Swap from other comprehensive income to earnings since the hedged forecasted transaction is no longer expected to be probable to occur. The accelerated loss recorded on the 2020 Swap for the three months ended September 30, 2020 was not significant. Also, during the nine months ended September 30, 2020, in anticipation of refinancing our $200.0 million Unsecured Term Loan maturing in January 2021 (see Note 4), we entered into interest rate swaps (the "2021 Swaps") with an aggregate notional value of $200.0 million which fix the one-month LIBOR rate at 0.99%. The 2021 Swap's effective period commences February 1, 2021 and matures on February 2, 2026. We designated the 2021 Swaps as cash flow hedges.
The use of derivative financial instruments allows us to manage the risks increases in interest rates would have on our earnings and cash flows. Currently, we do not enter into financial instruments for trading or other speculative purposes.
For fixed rate debt, changes in interest rates generally affect the fair value of the debt, but not our earnings or cash flows. Conversely, for variable rate debt, changes in the base interest rate used to calculate the all-in interest rate generally do not impact the fair value of the debt, but would affect our future earnings and cash flows. The interest rate risk and changes in fair market value of fixed rate debt generally do not have a significant impact on us until we are required to refinance such debt. See Note 4 to the Consolidated Financial Statements for a discussion of the maturity dates of our various fixed rate debt.
Our variable rate debt is subject to risk based upon prevailing market interest rates. If the LIBOR rates relevant to our variable rate debt were to have increased 10%, we estimate that our interest expense during the nine months ended September 30, 2020 would have increased by approximately $0.09 million based on our average outstanding floating-rate debt during the nine months ended September 30, 2020. Additionally, if weighted average interest rates on our weighted average fixed rate debt during the nine months ended September 30, 2020 were to have increased by 10% due to refinancing, interest expense would have increased by approximately $4.1 million during the nine months ended September 30, 2020.
As of September 30, 2020, the estimated fair value of our debt was approximately $1,712.4 million based on our estimate of the then-current market interest rates.




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Supplemental Earnings Measure
Investors in and industry analysts following the real estate industry utilize funds from operations ("FFO") and net operating income ("NOI") as supplemental operating performance measures of an equity REIT. Historical cost accounting for real estate assets in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP") implicitly assumes that the value of real estate assets diminishes predictably over time through depreciation. Since real estate values instead have historically risen or fallen with market conditions, many industry analysts and investors prefer to supplement operating results that use historical cost accounting with measures such as FFO and NOI, among others. We provide information related to FFO and same store NOI ("SS NOI") both because such industry analysts are interested in such information, and because our management believes FFO and SS NOI are important performance measures. FFO and SS NOI are factors used by management in measuring our performance, including for purposes of determining the compensation of our executive officers under our 2020 incentive compensation plan.
Neither FFO nor SS NOI should be considered as a substitute for net income, or any other measures derived in accordance with GAAP. Neither FFO nor SS NOI represents cash generated from operating activities in accordance with GAAP and neither should be considered as an alternative to cash flow from operating activities as a measure of our liquidity, nor is either indicative of funds available for our cash needs, including our ability to make cash distributions.
Funds From Operations
The National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts ("NAREIT") has recognized and defined for the real estate industry a supplemental measure of REIT operating performance, FFO, that excludes historical cost depreciation, among other items, from net income determined in accordance with GAAP. FFO is a non-GAAP financial measure. FFO is calculated by us in accordance with the definition adopted by the Board of Governors of NAREIT and may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies. In accordance with the restated NAREIT definition of FFO, we calculate FFO to be equal to net income available to First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.'s common stockholders and participating securities, plus depreciation and other amortization of real estate, plus impairment of real estate, minus gain or plus loss on sale of real estate, net of any income tax provision or benefit associated with the sale of real estate. We also exclude the same adjustments from our share of net income from unconsolidated joint ventures.
Management believes that the use of FFO available to common stockholders and participating securities, combined with net income (which remains the primary measure of performance), improves the understanding of operating results of REITs among the investing public and makes comparisons of REIT operating results more meaningful. Management believes that, by excluding gains or losses related to sales of real estate assets, impairment of real estate assets and real estate asset depreciation and amortization, investors and analysts are able to identify the operating results of the long-term assets that form the core of a REIT's activity and use these operating results for assistance in comparing these operating results between periods or to those of different companies.
The following table shows a reconciliation of net income available to common stockholders and participating securities to the calculation of FFO available to common stockholders and participating securities for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019.
 Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,
 2020201920202019
 (In thousands)(In thousands)
Net Income Available to First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.'s Common Stockholders and Participating Securities$35,959 $78,311 $112,262 $141,914 
Adjustments:
Depreciation and Other Amortization of Real Estate34,152 29,993 96,921 89,451 
Gain on Sale of Real Estate(6,525)(52,489)(29,594)(53,378)
Gain on Sale of Real Estate from Joint Ventures— — — (16,714)
Income Tax Provision - Allocable to Gain on Sale of Real Estate from Joint Ventures— — — 3,095 
Noncontrolling Interest Share of Adjustments(578)541 (1,401)(463)
Funds from Operations Available to First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.'s Common Stockholders and Participating Securities$63,008 $56,356 $178,188 $163,905 
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Same Store Net Operating Income
SS NOI is a non-GAAP financial measure that provides a measure of rental operations and, as calculated by us, that does not factor in depreciation and amortization, general and administrative expense, interest expense, income tax benefit and expense, and equity in income or loss from our joint ventures. We define SS NOI as revenues minus property expenses such as real estate taxes, repairs and maintenance, property management, utilities, insurance and other expenses, minus the NOI of properties that are not same store properties and minus the impact of straight-line rent, above and below market rent amortization and lease termination fees. We exclude straight-line rent and above (below) market rent in calculating SS NOI because we believe it provides a better measure of actual cash basis rental growth for a year-over-year comparison. As so defined, SS NOI may not be comparable to same store net operating income or similar measures reported by other REITs that define same store properties or NOI differently. The major factors influencing SS NOI are occupancy levels, rental rate increases or decreases and tenant recoveries increases or decreases. Our success depends largely upon our ability to lease space and to recover the operating costs associated with those leases from our tenants.
The following table shows a reconciliation of the same store revenues and property expenses disclosed in the results of operations (and reconciled to revenues and expenses reflected on the statements of operations) to SS NOI for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019.
Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,
 20202019% Change20202019% Change
 (In thousands)(In thousands)
Same Store Revenues$96,406 $94,042 $286,961 $280,142 
Same Store Property Expenses(24,075)(22,595)(69,869)(69,148)
Same Store Net Operating Income Before Same Store Adjustments$72,331 $71,447 1.2%$217,092 $210,994 2.9%
Same Store Adjustments:
Straight-line Rent(357)(95)(383)(4,826)
Above / Below Market Rent Amortization(231)(265)(711)(789)
Lease Termination Fees(15)(246)(717)(711)
Same Store Net Operating Income$71,728 $70,841 1.3%$215,281 $204,668 5.2%

Subsequent Events
From October 1, 2020 to October 23, 2020, we sold two industrial properties for gross proceeds of $5.6 million, excluding transaction costs.
From October 1, 2020 to October 23, 2020, Joint Venture I sold two land parcels for gross proceeds of $22.4 million, excluding transaction costs.


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Item 3.Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
Response to this item is included in Item 2, "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" above.
Item 4.Controls and Procedures
First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.
The Company's management, including its principal executive officer and principal financial officer, have conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of the Company's disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) as of the end of the period covered by this report. Based on the evaluation of these controls and procedures required by Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(b) or 15d-15(b), the Company's principal executive officer and principal financial officer have concluded that as of the end of such period the Company's disclosure controls and procedures were effective.
There has been no change in the Company's internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the fiscal quarter covered by this report that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company's internal control over financial reporting.
First Industrial, L.P.
The Company's management, including its principal executive officer and principal financial officer, on behalf of the Company in its capacity as the general partner of the Operating Partnership, have conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of the Operating Partnership's disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) as of the end of the period covered by this report. Based on the evaluation of these controls and procedures required by Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(b) or 15d-15(b), the Company's principal executive officer and principal financial officer, on behalf of the Company in its capacity as the general partner of the Operating Partnership, have concluded that as of the end of such period the Operating Partnership's disclosure controls and procedures were effective.
There has been no change in the Operating Partnership's internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the fiscal quarter covered by this report that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Operating Partnership's internal control over financial reporting.
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PART II: OTHER INFORMATION
Item 1.Legal Proceedings
None.
Item 1A.Risk Factors
The following risk factor reflects an addition to the risk factors contained in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019. For a full description of these risk factors, please refer to "Item 1A. Risk Factors" in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019.

The current pandemic of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, and the future outbreak of other highly infectious or contagious diseases, may adversely affect our business.
The World Health Organization and certain national and local governments have characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused, and another pandemic in the future could cause, disruptions to regional and global economies and significant volatility and negative pressure in the financial markets. The COVID-19 pandemic, or a future pandemic, could also have a material and adverse effect on our ability to successfully operate and on our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows due to, among other factors:

reduced economic activity may severely impact our tenants' businesses, financial condition and liquidity and may cause certain of our tenants to be unable to meet their obligations to us in full, or at all, or to otherwise seek modifications of such obligations and/or terminate their leases early or not renew;

delays to or halting of construction activities, including permitting and obtaining approvals, related to our ongoing development and redevelopment projects as well as tenant improvements;

a difficulty in accessing the capital and lending markets (or a significant increase in the costs of doing so), impacts to our credit ratings, or a severe disruption or instability in the global financial markets, or deteriorations in credit and financing conditions, may affect our access to capital necessary to fund business operations or address maturing debt obligations on a timely basis;

our ability to meet the financial covenants of our Unsecured Credit Facility and other debt agreements and result in a default and potentially an acceleration of indebtedness, and such non-compliance could negatively impact our ability to make additional borrowings under our Unsecured Credit Facility and pay dividends;

any impairment in value of our tangible or intangible assets which could be recorded as a result of weaker economic conditions;

a general decline in business activity and demand for real estate transactions could adversely affect our ability to sell or purchase properties, at attractive pricing or at all;

an inability to initiate or pursue litigation due to various court closures, increased case volume and/or moratoriums on certain types of activities;

the potential negative impact on the health of our employees, particularly if a significant number of them are impacted, could result in a deterioration in our ability to ensure business continuity during this disruption, or a future disruption, and may negatively impact our disclosure controls and procedures over financial reporting; and

an extended period of remote work arrangements for our employees could strain our business continuity plans and introduce operational risk including, but not limited to, cybersecurity risks.

The overall impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business continues to be uncertain at this time. Many risk factors set forth in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 should be interpreted as heightened risks as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Item 2.Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
None.
Item 3.Defaults Upon Senior Securities
None.
Item 4.Mine Safety Disclosures
None.
Item 5.Other Information
None.
Item 6.Exhibits
The exhibits required by this item are set forth on the Exhibit Index attached hereto.
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EXHIBIT INDEX 
ExhibitsDescription
101.1*The following financial statements from First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.'s and First Industrial L.P.'s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2020, formatted in XBRL: (i) Consolidated Balance Sheets (unaudited), (ii) Consolidated Statements of Operations (unaudited), (iii) Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (unaudited), (iv) Consolidated Statement of Changes in Stockholders' Equity / Consolidated Statement of Changes in Partners' Capital (unaudited), (v) Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited) and (vi) Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101)
_______________
*Filed herewith.
**Furnished herewith.
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SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrants have duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
FIRST INDUSTRIAL REALTY TRUST, INC.
By:/S/    SCOTT A. MUSIL
 Scott A. Musil
Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial Officer)
By:/S/    SARA E. NIEMIEC
 Sara E. Niemiec
Chief Accounting Officer
(Principal Accounting Officer)
 
FIRST INDUSTRIAL, L.P.
By:FIRST INDUSTRIAL REALTY TRUST, INC.
as general partner
By:/S/    SCOTT A. MUSIL
 Scott A. Musil
Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial Officer)
By:/S/    SARA E. NIEMIEC
 Sara E. Niemiec
Chief Accounting Officer
(Principal Accounting Officer)
Date: October 23, 2020
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