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RPT RPT Realty

Filed: 5 Nov 20, 4:38pm


UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
________________
Form 10-Q
 
  QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (d) OF THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1934
 
For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2020
 
Commission file number 1-10093
 
RPT Realty
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Maryland 13-6908486
(State of other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization) (I.R.S Employer Identification Numbers)
19 W 44th Street,Suite 1002 
New York,New York10036
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(212) 221-1261
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code) 

Securities Registered Pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
 
Title of Each Class
Trading Symbol(s)Name of Each Exchange
On Which Registered
Common Shares of Beneficial Interest ($0.01 Par Value Per Share)RPTNew York Stock Exchange
7.25% Series D Cumulative Convertible Perpetual PreferredRPT.PRDNew York Stock Exchange
Shares of Beneficial Interest ($0.01 Par Value Per Share)


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.
Yes                          No 
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted 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 such files).
Yes                         No 
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company.  See the definition of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and "emerging growth company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filerAccelerated filerNon-accelerated filer
Smaller reporting companyEmerging 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.

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).
Yes                          No 

Number of common shares of beneficial interest ($0.01 par value) of the registrant outstanding as of October 30, 2020: 80,961,904



INDEX

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PART 1 – FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1.  Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

RPT REALTY
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
 September 30,
2020
December 31,
2019
ASSETS  
Income producing properties, at cost:  
Land$331,265 $331,265 
Buildings and improvements1,492,689 1,486,838 
Less accumulated depreciation and amortization(384,368)(352,006)
Income producing properties, net1,439,586 1,466,097 
Construction in progress and land available for development36,870 42,279 
Net real estate1,476,456 1,508,376 
Equity investments in unconsolidated joint ventures127,964 130,321 
Cash and cash equivalents217,818 110,259 
Restricted cash and escrows2,304 4,293 
Accounts receivable (net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $10,804 and $1,037 as of September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively)32,833 24,974 
Acquired lease intangibles, net27,934 34,278 
Operating lease right-of-use assets18,745 19,222 
Other assets, net79,580 86,836 
TOTAL ASSETS$1,983,634 $1,918,559 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY  
Notes payable, net$1,053,378 $930,808 
Finance lease obligation926 926 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses45,969 55,360 
Distributions payable1,730 19,792 
Acquired lease intangibles, net36,069 38,898 
Operating lease liabilities17,911 18,181 
Other liabilities22,234 6,339 
TOTAL LIABILITIES1,178,217 1,070,304 
Commitments and Contingencies
RPT Realty ("RPT") Shareholders' Equity: 
Preferred shares of beneficial interest, $0.01 par, 2,000 shares authorized: 7.25% Series D Cumulative Convertible Perpetual Preferred Shares, (stated at liquidation preference $50 per share), 1,849 shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively92,427 92,427 
Common shares of beneficial interest, $0.01 par, 240,000 and 120,000 shares authorized as of September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively, and 80,055 and 79,850 shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively801 798 
Additional paid-in capital1,172,998 1,169,557 
Accumulated distributions in excess of net income(463,617)(436,361)
Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income(16,252)1,819 
TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY ATTRIBUTABLE TO RPT786,357 828,240 
Noncontrolling interest19,060 20,015 
TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY805,417 848,255 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY$1,983,634 $1,918,559 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.
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RPT REALTY
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
 Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,
 2020201920202019
REVENUE  
Rental income$45,375 $57,809 $140,783 $172,808 
Other property income774 1,024 2,290 3,004 
Management and other fee income338 88 917 178 
TOTAL REVENUE46,487 58,921 143,990 175,990 
EXPENSES  
Real estate taxes8,509 9,123 25,113 27,667 
Recoverable operating expense5,118 6,180 15,894 18,204 
Non-recoverable operating expense2,126 2,463 6,549 7,662 
Depreciation and amortization18,295 20,018 57,003 59,865 
Transaction costs186 
General and administrative expense6,062 6,249 18,979 18,845 
Insured expenses, net(1,092)(2,745)
TOTAL EXPENSES39,018 44,033 120,979 132,243 
OPERATING INCOME7,469 14,888 23,011 43,747 
OTHER INCOME AND EXPENSES  
Other (expense) income, net(92)322 (227)
Gain on sale of real estate6,073 
Earnings from unconsolidated joint ventures456 373 1,514 453 
Interest expense(9,913)(9,917)(29,491)(30,350)
Other gain on unconsolidated joint ventures237 237 
Loss on extinguishment of debt(622)
(LOSS) INCOME BEFORE TAX(2,080)5,585 (4,644)19,311 
Income tax benefit (provision)87 (11)37 (82)
NET (LOSS) INCOME(1,993)5,574 (4,607)19,229 
Net loss (income) attributable to noncontrolling partner interest46 (129)106 (448)
NET (LOSS) INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO RPT(1,947)5,445 (4,501)18,781 
Preferred share dividends(1,676)(1,676)(5,026)(5,026)
NET (LOSS) INCOME AVAILABLE TO COMMON SHAREHOLDERS$(3,623)$3,769 $(9,527)$13,755 
(LOSS) EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE  
Basic$(0.05)$0.05 $(0.12)$0.17 
Diluted$(0.05)$0.05 $(0.12)$0.17 
WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING  
Basic80,051 79,848 79,978 79,786 
Diluted80,051 80,540 79,978 80,479 
Cash Dividend Declared per Common Share$$0.22 $0.22 $0.66 
OTHER COMPREHENSIVE (LOSS) INCOME  
Net (loss) income$(1,993)$5,574 $(4,607)$19,229 
Other comprehensive gain (loss):  
Gain (loss) on interest rate swaps936 (1,006)(18,500)(5,079)
Comprehensive (loss) income(1,057)4,568 (23,107)14,150 
Comprehensive loss (income) attributable to noncontrolling interest25 (106)535 (330)
COMPREHENSIVE (LOSS) INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO RPT$(1,032)$4,462 $(22,572)$13,820 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.
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RPT REALTY
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
For the Three Months Ended September 30, 2020 and September 30, 2019
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
Shareholders' Equity of RPT Realty
Preferred
Shares
Common
Shares
Additional
Paid-in Capital
Accumulated Distributions in Excess of Net IncomeAccumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)Noncontrolling InterestTotal Shareholders’ Equity
Balance, June 30, 2020$92,427 $800 $1,171,287 $(459,994)$(17,167)$19,085 $806,438 
Share-based compensation, net of shares withheld for employee taxes— 1,711 — — — 1,712 
Dividends declared to preferred shareholders— — — (1,676)— — (1,676)
Other comprehensive income - gain on interest rate swaps— — — — 915 21 936 
Net loss— — — (1,947)— (46)(1,993)
Balance, September 30, 2020$92,427 $801 $1,172,998 $(463,617)$(16,252)$19,060 $805,417 
Balance, June 30, 2019$92,427 $798 $1,167,060 $(475,819)$42 $18,956 $803,464 
Issuance of common shares, net of issuance costs— — — — — 
Share-based compensation, net of shares withheld for employee taxes— — 1,231 — — — 1,231 
Dividends declared to common shareholders— — — (17,568)— — (17,568)
Dividends declared to preferred shareholders— — — (1,676)— — (1,676)
Distributions declared to noncontrolling interests— — — — — (419)(419)
Dividends declared to deferred shares— — — (115)— — (115)
Other comprehensive income - loss on interest rate swaps— — — — (983)(23)(1,006)
Net income— — — 5,445 — 129 5,574 
Balance, September 30, 2019$92,427 $798 $1,168,299 $(489,733)$(941)$18,643 $789,493 


The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.


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RPT REALTY
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020 and September 30, 2019
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 Shareholders' Equity of RPT Realty  
 Preferred
Shares
Common
Shares
Additional
Paid-in Capital
Accumulated Distributions in Excess of Net IncomeAccumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)Noncontrolling InterestTotal Shareholders’ Equity
Balance, December 31, 2019$92,427 $798 $1,169,557 $(436,361)$1,819 $20,015 $848,255 
Issuance of common shares, net of issuance costs— — (385)— — — (385)
Share-based compensation, net of shares withheld for employee taxes— 3,826 — — — 3,829 
Dividends declared to common shareholders— — — (17,593)— — (17,593)
Dividends declared to preferred shareholders— — — (5,026)— — (5,026)
Distributions declared to noncontrolling interests— — — — — (420)(420)
Dividends declared to deferred shares— — — (136)— — (136)
Other comprehensive income - loss on interest rate swaps— — — — (18,071)(429)(18,500)
Net loss— — — (4,501)— (106)(4,607)
Balance, September 30, 2020$92,427 $801 $1,172,998 $(463,617)$(16,252)$19,060 $805,417 
Balance, December 31, 2018$92,427 $797 $1,164,848 $(450,130)$4,020 $19,581 $831,543 
Adoption of ASU 2016-02
— — — (325)— (8)(333)
Issuance of common shares, net of issuance costs— — (86)— — — (86)
Share-based compensation, net of shares withheld for employee taxes— 3,537 — — — 3,538 
Dividends declared to common shareholders— — — (52,670)— — (52,670)
Dividends declared to preferred shareholders— — — (5,026)— — (5,026)
Distributions declared to noncontrolling interests— — — — — (1,260)(1,260)
Dividends declared to deferred shares— — — (363)— — (363)
Other comprehensive income - loss on interest rate swaps— — — — (4,961)(118)(5,079)
Net income— — — 18,781 — 448 19,229 
Balance, September 30, 2019$92,427 $798 $1,168,299 $(489,733)$(941)$18,643 $789,493 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

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RPT REALTY
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 Nine Months Ended September 30,
 20202019
OPERATING ACTIVITIES  
Net (loss) income$(4,607)$19,229 
Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash provided by operating activities:  
Depreciation and amortization57,003 59,865 
Amortization of deferred financing fees1,059 1,069 
Income tax (benefit) provision(37)82 
Earnings from unconsolidated joint ventures(1,514)(453)
Distributions received from operations of unconsolidated joint ventures3,896 194 
Loss on extinguishment of debt622 
Other gain on unconsolidated joint ventures(237)
Gain on sale of real estate(6,073)
Insured expenses, net(2,745)
Amortization of acquired above and below market lease intangibles, net(2,248)(5,544)
Amortization of premium on mortgages, net(676)(722)
Service-based restricted share expense2,855 2,732 
Long-term incentive cash and equity compensation expense1,658 1,647 
Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effect of acquisitions and dispositions:  
Accounts receivable, net(7,909)2,196 
Other assets, net1,805 (2,897)
Accounts payable and other liabilities(7,504)(2,068)
Net cash provided by operating activities41,036 69,642 
INVESTING ACTIVITIES  
Development and capital improvements(13,285)(45,998)
Capital improvements covered by insurance(5,197)
Net proceeds from sales of real estate67,913 
Distributions from sale of joint venture property1,985 
Insurance proceeds from insured expenses2,888 
Investment in equity interests in unconsolidated joint ventures(11)
Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities(15,605)23,900 
FINANCING ACTIVITIES  
Repayment of mortgages and notes payable(1,718)(30,065)
Proceeds on revolving credit facility225,000 
Repayments on revolving credit facility(100,000)
Payment of deferred financing costs(567)
Proceeds from issuance of common shares, net of costs(385)(86)
Shares used for employee taxes upon vesting of awards(954)(608)
Dividends paid to preferred shareholders(5,026)(5,026)
Dividends paid to common shareholders(35,371)(52,983)
Distributions paid to operating partnership unit holders(840)(1,260)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities80,139 (90,028)
Net change in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash105,570 3,514 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash and escrows at beginning of period114,552 44,722 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash and escrows at end of period$220,122 $48,236 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.
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RPT REALTY
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
Nine Months Ended September 30,
20202019
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION  
Cash paid for interest (net of capitalized interest of $2 and $125 in 2020 and 2019, respectively)$25,991 $26,794 
Operating lease right-of-use assets obtained in exchange for operating lease liabilities2,191 

As of September 30,
Reconciliation of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash and escrows20202019
Cash and cash equivalents$217,818 $44,472 
Restricted cash and escrows2,304 3,764 
$220,122 $48,236 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.
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RPT REALTY
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

1.  Organization and Basis of Presentations

Organization

RPT Realty, together with our subsidiaries (the “Company” or “RPT”), is a real estate investment trust (“REIT”) engaged in the business of owning and operating a national portfolio of open-air shopping destinations principally located in the top U.S. markets. The Company's shopping centers offer diverse, locally-curated consumer experiences that reflect the lifestyles of their surrounding communities and meet the modern expectations of the Company's retail partners. The Company is a fully integrated and self-administered REIT publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”). The common shares of beneficial interest of the Company, par value $0.01 per share (the “common share”), are listed and traded on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “RPT”. As of September 30, 2020, the Company's portfolio consisted of 49 shopping centers (including 5 shopping centers owned through a joint venture) (the “aggregate portfolio”) representing 11.9 million square feet of gross leaseable area (“GLA”).  As of September 30, 2020, the Company’s pro-rata share of the aggregate portfolio was 93.3% leased.

Basis of Presentation

The condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and our majority owned subsidiary, RPT Realty, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (the “Operating Partnership” or “OP” which was 97.7% owned by the Company at September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019), and all wholly-owned subsidiaries, including entities in which we have a controlling financial interest or have been determined to be the primary beneficiary of a variable interest entity (“VIE”). The presentation of consolidated financial statements does not itself imply that assets of any consolidated entity (including any special-purpose entity formed for a particular project) are available to pay the liabilities of any other consolidated entity, or that the liabilities of any other consolidated entity (including any special-purpose entity formed for a particular project) are obligations of any other consolidated entity. Investments in real estate joint ventures over which we have the ability to exercise significant influence, but for which we do not have financial or operating control, are accounted for using the equity method of accounting. Accordingly, our share of the earnings (loss) of these joint ventures is included in consolidated net income (loss). All intercompany transactions and balances are eliminated in consolidation.

We have elected to be a REIT for federal income tax purposes.  The information furnished is unaudited and reflects all adjustments which are, in the opinion of management, necessary to reflect a fair statement of the results for the interim periods presented, and all such adjustments are of a normal recurring nature.  These condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019.

The preparation of our unaudited financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) requires management of the Company to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the unaudited financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period.  We base our estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions that we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities and reported amounts that are not readily apparent from other sources.  The Company considered impacts to its estimates related to the current pandemic of the novel coronavirus disease (“COVID-19”) as appropriate, within its unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and there may be changes to those estimates in future periods. The Company believes that its accounting estimates are appropriate after giving consideration to the increased uncertainties surrounding the severity and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Equity Distribution Agreement

In February 2020, the Company entered into an Equity Distribution Agreement (Equity Distribution Agreement) pursuant to which the Company may offer and sell, from time to time, the Company's common shares having an aggregate gross sales price of up to $100.0 million. Sales of the shares of common stock may be made, in the Company's discretion, from time to time in "at-the-market" offerings as defined in Rule 415 of the Securities Act of 1933. The Equity Distribution Agreement also provides that the Company may enter into forward contracts for shares of its common stock with forward sellers and forward purchasers. For the nine months ended September 30, 2020, we did 0t issue any common shares through the arrangement. As of September 30, 2020, we have full capacity remaining under the agreement.

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Significant Risks and Uncertainties

One of the most significant risks and uncertainties is the potential adverse effect of COVID-19. On February 28, 2020, the World Health Organization (“WHO”) raised its assessment of the COVID-19 threat from high to very high at a global level due to the continued increase in the number of cases and affected countries, and on March 11, 2020, the WHO characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic. On March 13, 2020, the United States declared a national emergency with respect to COVID-19. As a result of COVID-19, we have received numerous rent relief requests, most often in the form of rent deferrals. We have evaluated, and continue to evaluate, each tenant rent relief request on an individual basis, considering a number of factors. As of September 30, 2020, accrued but uncollected third quarter rental income was $7.3 million of which $3.5 million was reserved as rental income not probable of collection. In addition, a charge of $1.2 million for straight-line rent receivable was taken in the third quarter of 2020. While the Company is unable at this time to reasonably estimate the impact that COVID-19 will continue to have on our business, financial position and operating results in future periods due to numerous uncertainties, the Company is closely monitoring the impact of the pandemic on all aspects of its business. A number of our tenants have closed their stores for a period of time as a result of COVID-19 and have requested rent relief, most often in the form of rent deferral, which the Company evaluates on a case-by-case basis. The COVID-19 pandemic has had and will likely to continue to have, repercussions across local, national and global economies and financial markets, including a potential global recession.

COVID-19 may continue to have material and adverse effects on our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows in the near term due to, but not limited to, the following:
Reduced economic activity severely impacting our tenants' businesses, financial condition and liquidity and may cause tenants to be unable to fully meet their obligations to us or to otherwise seek modifications of such obligations, resulting in increases in uncollectible receivables and reductions in rental income;
The negative financial impact of COVID-19 could impact our future compliance with financial covenants of our credit agreement and other debt agreements, and as a result, our lenders may require us to accelerate the timing of payments which would have a material adverse effect on our business, operations, financial condition and liquidity, unless we obtain waivers or modifications from our lenders; and
Weaker economic conditions could cause us to recognize impairment in the value of our tangible and intangible assets based on the then Company's reasonable assessment.
The extent to which COVID-19 impacts our operations and those of our tenants will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted with confidence, including the scope, severity and duration of the pandemic, the actions taken to contain the pandemic or mitigate its impact, and the direct and indirect economic effects of the pandemic and containment measures, among others. As such, we are unable to predict the impact that it ultimately will have on its financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.

Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements

In August 2018, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2018-13, “Disclosure Framework—Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Fair Value Measurement,” (“ASU 2018-13”) which amends Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 820, Fair Value Measurement. ASU 2018-13 modified the disclosure requirements for fair value measurements by removing, modifying or adding certain disclosures. This standard became effective for public companies for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, including interim periods within that fiscal year. The adoption of this standard did not have a material impact on our condensed consolidated financial statements.

In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-04 “Simplifying the Test for Goodwill Impairment” (“ASU 2017-04”). ASU 2017-04 simplifies the accounting for goodwill impairment by removing Step 2 of the goodwill impairment test, which requires a hypothetical purchase price allocation. The standard became effective for annual or interim goodwill impairment tests in fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019. The adoption of this standard did not have a material impact on our condensed consolidated financial statements.

In June 2016, the FASB updated ASC Topic 326 “Financial Instruments - Credit Losses” with ASU 2016-13 “Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments” (“ASU 2016-13”). ASU 2016-13 enhances the methodology of measuring expected credit losses to include the use of forward-looking information to better inform credit loss estimates. In addition, in November 2018 the FASB issued ASU 2018-19, which clarifies that receivables arising from operating leases are not within the scope of the credit losses standard, but rather, should be accounted for in accordance with the leases standard. The standard became effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2019, including interim periods within that fiscal year. The adoption of this standard did not have a material impact on our condensed consolidated financial statements.

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Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In March 2020, the FASB issued ASU 2020-04 “Reference Rate Reform (Topic 848): Facilitation of the Effects of Reference Rate Reform on Financial Reporting” (“ASU 2020-04”). ASU 2020-04 provides temporary optional guidance to ease the potential burden in accounting for reference rate reform. The new guidance provides optional expedients and exceptions for applying generally accepted accounting principles to contract modifications and hedging relationships, subject to meeting certain criteria, that reference LIBOR or another reference rate expected to be discontinued. The ASU is intended to help stakeholders during the global market-wide reference rate transition period. Therefore, it will be in effect for a limited time through December 31, 2022. We are currently evaluating the guidance and have not determined the impact this standard may have on our condensed consolidated financial statements.

In April 2020, the FASB issued a staff question-and-answer (“Q&A”) document focused on the application of the lease guidance in ASC 842, Leases, for lease concessions related to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Included in this Q&A, the FASB staff determined that it would be acceptable for entities to make an election to account for lease concessions related to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic consistent with how those concessions would be accounted for under Topic 842 and Topic 840 as though enforceable rights and obligations for those concessions existed (regardless of whether those enforceable rights and obligations for the concessions explicitly exist in the contract). Consequently, for concessions related to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, an entity will not have to analyze each contract to determine whether enforceable rights and obligations for concessions exist in the contract and can elect to apply or not apply the lease modification guidance in Topic 842 and Topic 840 to those contracts.

The FASB also acknowledged that some concessions will provide a deferral of payments with no substantive changes to the consideration in the original contract. The FASB indicated that a deferral affects the timing, but the amount of the consideration is substantially the same as that required by the original contract. The staff expects that there will be multiple ways to account for those deferrals, none of which the staff believes is more preferable than the others. Two of those methods are:
Account for the concessions as if no changes to the lease contract were made. Under that accounting, a lessor would increase its lease receivable, and a lessee would increase its accounts payable as receivables/payments accrue. In its income statement, a lessor would continue to recognize income, and a lessee would continue to recognize expense during the deferral period.
Account for the deferred payments as variable lease payments.
In cases where we have granted a deferral for future periods as a result of COVID-19, we have accounted for the concessions as if no changes to the lease contract were made. Under that accounting, we have increased our lease receivable as the receivables have accrued. In our statement of operations, we have continued to recognize income during the deferral period to the extent that we believe collection of that income is probable.

2.  Real Estate

Included in our net real estate assets are income producing properties that are recorded at cost less accumulated depreciation and amortization, construction in progress and land available for development.

We review our investment in real estate, including any related intangible assets, for impairment on a property-by-property basis whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value of the property may not be recoverable.  These changes in circumstances include, but are not limited to, changes in occupancy, rental rates, net operating income, real estate values and expected holding period.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, we recorded 0 impairment provision.

Land available for development includes real estate projects where vertical construction has yet to commence, but which have been identified by us and are available for future development when market conditions dictate the demand for a new shopping center or outparcel pad. The viability of all projects under construction or development is regularly evaluated under applicable accounting requirements, including requirements relating to abandonment of assets or changes in use.  Land available for development was $28.7 million and $28.5 million at September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively.

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Construction in progress represents existing development, redevelopment and tenant build-out projects.  When projects are substantially complete and ready for their intended use, balances are transferred to land or building and improvements as appropriate.  Construction in progress was $8.2 million and $13.8 million at September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively. The decrease in construction in progress from December 31, 2019 to September 30, 2020 was due primarily to the completion of ongoing expansion projects and the completion of insurance reimbursable building improvements.

Pursuant to the criteria established under ASC Topic 360 we classify properties as held for sale when executed purchase and sales agreement contingencies have been satisfied thereby signifying that the sale is legally binding and probable of closing within one year of the reporting date. As of September 30, 2020, and December 31, 2019, we had 0 properties and 0 land parcels classified as held for sale.

3.  Property Acquisitions and Dispositions

Acquisitions

There were no acquisitions in the nine months ended September 30, 2020.

Dispositions

There were no dispositions in the nine months ended September 30, 2020.

4.  Equity Investments in Unconsolidated Joint Ventures

We are an investor in 3 joint venture agreements: 1) R2G Venture LLC, 2) Ramco/Lion Venture LP, and 3) Ramco HHF NP LLC, whereby we own 51.5%, 30%, and 7%, respectively, of the equity in each joint venture. As of September 30, 2020, our R2G Venture LLC joint venture owned 5 income-producing shopping centers, and our other two joint ventures did not own any income producing properties. We and the joint venture partners have joint approval rights for major decisions, including those regarding property operations.  We cannot make significant decisions without our partner’s approval.  Accordingly, we account for our interest in the joint ventures using the equity method of accounting.

The combined condensed financial information for our unconsolidated joint ventures is summarized as follows:
Balance SheetsSeptember 30, 2020December 31, 2019
 (In thousands)
ASSETS  
Investment in real estate, net$228,109 $233,531 
Other assets29,811 27,463 
Total Assets$257,920 $260,994 
LIABILITIES AND OWNERS' EQUITY  
Total liabilities$16,935 $15,943 
Owners' equity240,985 245,051 
Total Liabilities and Owners' Equity$257,920 $260,994 
RPT's equity investments in unconsolidated joint ventures$127,964 $130,321 

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 Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,
Statements of Operations2020201920202019
 (In thousands)(In thousands)
Total revenue$6,714 $180 $18,298 $1,662 
Total expenses
5,833 240 15,373 1,021 
Income before other income and expense881 (60)2,925 641 
Gain on sale of real estate5,494 5,494 
Net income$881 $5,434 $2,925 $6,135 
RPT's share of earnings from unconsolidated joint ventures$456 $373 $1,514 $453 

Acquisitions

There was no acquisition activity in the nine months ended September 30, 2020 by any of our unconsolidated joint ventures.

Dispositions

There was no disposition activity in the nine months ended September 30, 2020 by any of our unconsolidated joint ventures.

Joint Venture Management and Other Fee Income

We are engaged by our joint ventures to provide asset management, property management, leasing and investing services for such ventures' respective properties.  We receive fees for our services, including a property management fee calculated as a percentage of gross revenues received, and recognize these fees as the services are rendered.  

The following table provides information for our fees earned which are reported in our condensed consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income:
 Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,
 2020201920202019
 (In thousands)(In thousands)
Management fees$213 $21 $652 $85 
Leasing fees125 265 
Construction fees24 
Disposition fees67 67 
Total$338 $88 $917 $178 

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5.  Debt

The following table summarizes our mortgages, notes payable, revolving credit facility and finance lease obligation as of September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019:
Notes Payable and Finance Lease ObligationSeptember 30,
2020
December 31,
2019
 (In thousands)
Senior unsecured notes$535,000 $535,000 
Unsecured term loan facilities310,000 310,000 
Fixed rate mortgages85,863 87,581 
Unsecured revolving credit facility125,000 
 1,055,863 932,581 
Unamortized premium1,319 1,995 
Unamortized deferred financing costs(3,804)(3,768)
Total notes payable$1,053,378 $930,808 
Finance lease obligation$926 $926 
 
Senior Unsecured Notes

The following table summarizes the Company's senior unsecured notes:
September 30, 2020December 31, 2019
Senior Unsecured NotesMaturity DatePrincipal BalanceInterest Rate/Weighted Average Interest RatePrincipal BalanceInterest Rate/Weighted Average Interest Rate
 (in thousands)(in thousands)
Senior unsecured notes6/27/2021$37,000 3.75 %$37,000 3.75 %
Senior unsecured notes6/27/202341,500 4.12 %41,500 4.12 %
Senior unsecured notes5/28/202450,000 4.65 %50,000 4.65 %
Senior unsecured notes11/18/202425,000 4.05 %25,000 4.05 %
Senior unsecured notes6/27/202531,500 4.27 %31,500 4.27 %
Senior unsecured notes7/6/202550,000 4.20 %50,000 4.20 %
Senior unsecured notes9/30/202550,000 4.09 %50,000 4.09 %
Senior unsecured notes5/28/202650,000 4.74 %50,000 4.74 %
Senior unsecured notes11/18/202625,000 4.28 %25,000 4.28 %
Senior unsecured notes12/21/202730,000 4.57 %30,000 4.57 %
Senior unsecured notes11/30/202875,000 3.64 %75,000 3.64 %
Senior unsecured notes12/21/202920,000 4.72 %20,000 4.72 %
Senior unsecured notes12/27/202950,000 4.15 %50,000 4.15 %
 $535,000 4.20 %$535,000 4.20 %
Unamortized deferred financing costs(1,807)(1,460)
Total$533,193 $533,540 

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Unsecured Term Loan Facilities and Revolving Credit Facility

The following table summarizes the Company's unsecured term loan facilities and revolving credit facility:
September 30, 2020December 31, 2019
Unsecured Credit FacilitiesMaturity DatePrincipal BalanceInterest Rate/Weighted Average Interest RatePrincipal BalanceInterest Rate/Weighted Average Interest Rate
 (in thousands)(in thousands)
Unsecured term loan - fixed rate (1)
3/3/2023$60,000 3.02 %$60,000 2.97 %
Unsecured term loan - fixed rate (2)
11/6/202450,000 2.51 %50,000 2.91 %
Unsecured term loan - fixed rate (3)
2/6/202550,000 2.57 %50,000 2.66 %
Unsecured term loan - fixed rate (4)
11/6/202650,000 2.95 %50,000 3.31 %
Unsecured term loan - fixed rate (5)
2/5/2027100,000 3.12 %100,000 3.25 %
 $310,000 2.89 %$310,000 3.06 %
Unamortized deferred financing costs(1,997)(2,308)
Term loans, net$308,003 $307,692 
Revolving credit facility - variable rate11/6/2023$125,000 1.29 %2.80 %
(1)Swapped to a weighted average fixed rate of 1.77%, plus a credit spread of 1.25%, based on a leverage grid at September 30, 2020.
(2)Swapped to a weighted average fixed rate of 1.26%, plus a credit spread of 1.25%, based on a leverage grid at September 30, 2020.
(3)Swapped to a weighted average fixed rate of 1.32%, plus a credit spread of 1.25%, based on a leverage grid at September 30, 2020.
(4)Swapped to a weighted average fixed rate of 1.30%, plus a credit spread of 1.65%, based on a leverage grid at September 30, 2020.
(5)Swapped to a weighted average fixed rate of 1.47%, plus a credit spread of 1.65%, based on a leverage grid at September 30, 2020.

As of September 30, 2020 we had $125.0 million outstanding under our unsecured revolving credit facility, an increase of $125.0 million from December 31, 2019, as a result of borrowings in March 2020 to strengthen the Company's liquidity position due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We had no outstanding letters of credit issued under our revolving credit facility as of September 30, 2020. We had $225.0 million of unused capacity under our $350.0 million unsecured revolving credit facility that could be borrowed subject to compliance with applicable financial covenants. Based on our recent borrowings under our revolving credit facility to enhance our liquidity position, our current amount of outstanding indebtedness is close to the maximum permitted amount under the covenants contained in our revolving credit facility, and as a result our ability to retain our outstanding borrowings and utilize the limited remaining amount available under our revolving credit facility would depend on our continued compliance with financial covenants and other terms of our revolving credit agreement, which may be impacted by certain factors including tenant store closures and the nonpayment of rent, unless we obtain waivers or modifications to our loan document covenants. These covenants are generally based on our financial results from the most recently completed four fiscal quarters and, as a result, the impact on these financial covenants from adverse short-term impacts on operating results is partially mitigated by previous and/or subsequent operating results. The interest rate as of September 30, 2020 was 1.29%.

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Mortgages

The following table summarizes the Company's fixed rate mortgages:
September 30, 2020December 31, 2019
Mortgage DebtMaturity DatePrincipal BalanceInterest Rate/Weighted Average Interest RatePrincipal BalanceInterest Rate/Weighted Average Interest Rate
 (in thousands)(in thousands)
Bridgewater Falls Shopping Center2/6/2022$52,572 5.70 %$53,423 5.70 %
The Shops on Lane Avenue1/10/202328,302 3.76 %28,650 3.76 %
Nagawaukee II6/1/20264,989 5.80 %5,508 5.80 %
 $85,863 5.07 %$87,581 5.07 %
Unamortized premium1,319 1,995 
Total$87,182 $89,576 

The fixed rate mortgages are secured by properties that have an approximate net book value of $147.8 million as of September 30, 2020.

The mortgage loans encumbering our properties are generally nonrecourse, subject to certain exceptions for which we would be liable for any resulting losses incurred by the lender. These exceptions vary from loan to loan but generally include fraud or a material misrepresentation, misstatement or omission by the borrower, intentional or grossly negligent conduct by the borrower that harms the property or results in a loss to the lender, filing of a bankruptcy petition by the borrower, either directly or indirectly and certain environmental liabilities. In addition, upon the occurrence of certain events, such as fraud or filing of a bankruptcy petition by the borrower, we or our joint ventures would be liable for the entire outstanding balance of the loan, all interest accrued thereon and certain other costs, including penalties and expenses.

Covenants

On June 30, 2020, the Company entered into amendments to the note purchase agreements governing all of the Company's outstanding senior unsecured notes. The following is a summary of the material amendments:

The occupancy tests relating to the minimum ratio of consolidated total unencumbered asset value to unsecured indebtedness were eliminated during the period from June 30, 2020 through and including September 30, 2021 (the “Specified Period”) and were otherwise reduced during the fiscal quarters ended December 31, 2021 and March 31, 2022;
The minimum ratio of consolidated total unencumbered asset value to unsecured indebtedness that the Operating Partnership is required to maintain was reduced during the Specified Period; and
The Operating Partnership agreed to a minimum liquidity requirement during the Specified Period.

Our revolving credit facility, senior unsecured notes as amended and term loan facilities contain financial covenants relating to total leverage, fixed charge coverage ratio, unencumbered assets, tangible net worth and various other calculations. As of September 30, 2020, we were in compliance with these covenants.

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Debt Maturities

The following table presents scheduled principal payments on mortgages, notes payable and revolving credit facility as of September 30, 2020:
Year Ending December 31,
 (In thousands)
2020 (remaining)$609 
202139,508 
202252,397 
2023 (1)
254,388 
2024125,879 
Thereafter583,082 
Subtotal debt1,055,863 
Unamortized premium1,319 
Unamortized deferred financing costs(3,804)
Total debt$1,053,378 
(1)Scheduled maturities in 2023 include the $125.0 million balance on the unsecured revolving credit facility drawn as of September 30, 2020. The unsecured revolving credit facility has two six-month extensions available at the Company's option provided compliance with financial covenants is maintained.

6.  Fair Value

We utilize fair value measurements to record fair value adjustments to certain assets and liabilities and to determine fair value disclosures.  Derivative instruments (interest rate swaps) are recorded at fair value on a recurring basis.  Additionally, we, from time to time, may be required to record other assets at fair value on a nonrecurring basis.  As a basis for considering market participant assumptions in fair value measurements, GAAP establishes three fair value levels, based on the markets in which the assets and liabilities are traded and the reliability of the assumptions used to determine fair value.  The assessed inputs used in determining any fair value measurement could result in incorrect valuations that could be material to our condensed consolidated financial statements.  These levels are:

Level 1        Valuation is based upon quoted prices for identical instruments traded in active markets.

Level 2         Valuation is based upon prices for similar instruments in active markets, quoted prices for identical or similar instruments in markets that are not active, and model-based valuation techniques for which all significant assumptions are observable in the market.

Level 3         Valuation is generated from model-based techniques that use at least one significant assumption which is not observable in the market. These unobservable assumptions reflect estimates of assumptions that market participants would use in pricing the assets or liabilities.

The following is a description of valuation methodologies used for our assets and liabilities recorded at fair value.

Derivative Assets and Liabilities

All of our derivative instruments are interest rate swaps for which quoted market prices are not readily available.  For those derivatives, we measure fair value on a recurring basis using valuation models that use primarily market observable inputs, such as yield curves.  We classify these instruments as Level 2.  Refer to Note 7 Derivative Financial Instruments of the notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements for additional information on our derivative financial instruments.

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The table below presents the recorded amount of assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019:
Total
Fair Value
Level 2
Balance Sheet Location
September 30, 2020(In thousands)
Derivative assets - interest rate swapsOther assets$$
Derivative liabilities - interest rate swapsOther liabilities$(16,638)$(16,638)
December 31, 2019
Derivative assets - interest rate swapsOther assets$2,331 $2,331 
Derivative liabilities - interest rate swapsOther liabilities$(469)$(469)
 
The carrying values of cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash and escrows, receivables and accounts payable and accrued liabilities are reasonable estimates of their fair values because of the short maturity of these financial instruments.

We estimated the fair value of our debt based on our incremental borrowing rates for similar types of borrowing arrangements with the same remaining maturity and on the discounted estimated future cash payments to be made for other debt.  The discount rates used approximate current lending rates for loans or groups of loans with similar maturities and credit quality, assume the debt is outstanding through maturity and consider the debt’s collateral (if applicable).  Since such amounts are estimates that are based on limited available market information for similar transactions (Level 3), there can be no assurance that the disclosed value of any financial instrument could be realized by immediate settlement of the instrument. 

Fixed rate debt (including variable rate debt swapped to fixed through derivatives) with carrying values of $930.9 million and $832.6 million as of September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively, had fair values of approximately $880.5 million and $848.2 million, respectively.  Variable rate debt’s fair value is estimated to be the carrying value of $125.0 million and $100.0 million as of September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively.

The following is a description of valuation methodologies used for our assets and liabilities recorded at fair value on a nonrecurring basis:

Net Real Estate

Our net investment in real estate, including any identifiable intangible assets, is subject to impairment testing on a nonrecurring basis. To estimate fair value, we use discounted cash flow models that include assumptions of the discount rates that market participants would use in pricing the asset or pricing from potential or comparable market transactions. To the extent impairment has occurred, we charge to expense the excess of the carrying value of the property over its estimated fair value. We classify impaired real estate assets as nonrecurring Level 3. During the nine months ended September 30, 2020, we did not incur any impairment for income producing shopping centers that are required to be measured at fair value on a nonrecurring basis. We did not have any material liabilities that were required to be measured at fair value on a nonrecurring basis during the period.

7.  Derivative Financial Instruments

We utilize interest rate swap agreements for risk management purposes to reduce the impact of changes in interest rates on our variable rate debt.  We may also enter into forward starting swaps to set the effective interest rate on planned variable rate financing. On the date we enter into an interest rate swap, the derivative is designated as a hedge against the variability of cash flows that are to be paid in connection with a recognized liability.  Subsequent changes in the fair value of a derivative designated as a cash flow hedge that is determined to be effective are recorded in other comprehensive income (“OCI”) until earnings are affected by the variability of cash flows of the hedged transaction.  The differential between fixed and variable rates to be paid or received is accrued, as interest rates change, and recognized currently as interest expense in the condensed consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income.  We assess effectiveness of our cash flow hedges both at inception and on an ongoing basis.  Our cash flow hedges become ineffective, for example, if critical terms of the hedging instrument and the debt do not perfectly match such as notional amounts, settlement dates, reset dates and calculation period and LIBOR rate. At September 30, 2020, all of our hedges were effective.

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In July 2017, the Financial Conduct Authority, the authority that regulates LIBOR, announced it intends to stop compelling banks to submit rates for the calculation of LIBOR after 2021. The Alternative Reference Rates Committee (ARRC) has proposed that the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) is the rate that represents best practice as the alternative to USD-LIBOR for use in derivatives and other financial contracts that are currently indexed to USD-LIBOR. ARRC has proposed a paced market transition plan to SOFR from USD-LIBOR and organizations are currently working on industry wide and company specific transition plans as it relates to derivatives and cash markets exposed to USD-LIBOR. There is no guarantee that a transition from LIBOR to an alternative will not result in financial market disruptions, significant increases in benchmark rates, or financing costs to borrowers. We have material contracts that are indexed to USD-LIBOR, and we are monitoring this activity and evaluating the related risks.

At December 31, 2019, we had 7 interest rate swap agreements in effect for an aggregate notional amount of $210.0 million and 5 forward starting interest rate swap agreements for an aggregate notional amount of $150.0 million, converting our floating rate corporate debt to fixed rate debt. Additionally, in February 2020, we entered into 4 additional interest rate swap agreements for an aggregate notional amount of $100.0 million.

The following table summarizes the notional values and fair values of our derivative financial instruments as of September 30, 2020:
 Hedge
Type
Notional
Value
Fixed
Rate
Fair
Value
Expiration
Date
Underlying Debt
  (In thousands) (In thousands) 
Derivative Liabilities
Unsecured term loanCash Flow$20,000 1.498 %$(179)5/2021
Unsecured term loanCash Flow15,000 1.490 %(133)5/2021
Unsecured term loanCash Flow40,000 1.480 %(353)5/2021
Unsecured term loanCash Flow60,000 1.770 %(2,391)3/2023
Unsecured term loanCash Flow30,000 1.260 %(1,330)11/2024
Unsecured term loanCash Flow10,000 1.259 %(443)11/2024
Unsecured term loanCash Flow10,000 1.269 %(447)11/2024
Unsecured term loanCash Flow25,000 1.310 %(1,194)1/2025
Unsecured term loanCash Flow25,000 1.324 %(1,209)1/2025
Unsecured term loanCash Flow50,000 1.297 %(2,970)11/2026
Unsecured term loanCash Flow25,000 1.402 %(1,666)1/2027
$310,000 $(12,315)
Derivative Liabilities - Forward Swaps
Unsecured term loanCash Flow$50,000 1.382 %$(2,870)1/2027
Unsecured term loanCash Flow25,000 1.398 %(1,453)1/2027
Total Derivative Liabilities$385,000 $(16,638)

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The following table summarizes the notional values and fair values of our derivative financial instruments as of December 31, 2019:
 Hedge
Type
Notional
Value
Fixed
Rate
Fair
Value
Expiration
Date
Underlying Debt
  (In thousands) (In thousands) 
Derivative Assets
Unsecured term loanCash Flow$50,000 1.460 %$42 5/2020
Unsecured term loanCash Flow20,000 1.498 %21 5/2021
Unsecured term loanCash Flow15,000 1.490 %18 5/2021
Unsecured term loanCash Flow40,000 1.480 %52 5/2021
$125,000 $133 
Derivative Assets - Forward Swaps
Unsecured term loanCash Flow$25,000 1.310 %$311 1/2025
Unsecured term loanCash Flow25,000 1.324 %297 1/2025
Unsecured term loanCash Flow50,000 1.382 %797 1/2027
Unsecured term loanCash Flow25,000 1.398 %381 1/2027
Unsecured term loanCash Flow25,000 1.402 %412 1/2027
Total Derivative Assets$275,000 $2,331 
Derivative Liabilities
Unsecured term loanCash Flow$15,000 2.150 %$(26)5/2020
Unsecured term loanCash Flow10,000 2.150 %(17)5/2020
Unsecured term loanCash Flow60,000 1.770 %(426)3/2023
Total Derivative Liabilities$85,000 $(469)

The effect of derivative financial instruments on our condensed consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 is summarized as follows:
Amount of Gain (Loss)
Recognized in OCI on Derivative
Location of Gain
(Loss)
Reclassified from
Accumulated OCI
into Income
Amount of Gain (Loss)
Reclassified from
Accumulated OCI into
Income
Derivatives in Cash Flow Hedging RelationshipThree Months Ended September 30,Three Months Ended September 30,
2020201920202019
 (In thousands) (In thousands)
Interest rate contracts - assets$$(518)Interest Expense$$211 
Interest rate contracts - liabilities1,949 (813)Interest Expense(1,013)114 
Total$1,949 $(1,331)Total$(1,013)$325 
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The effect of derivative financial instruments on our condensed consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 is summarized as follows:
Amount of Gain (Loss)
Recognized in OCI on Derivative
Location of Gain
(Loss)
Reclassified from
Accumulated OCI
into Income
Amount of Gain (Loss)
Reclassified from
Accumulated OCI into
Income
Derivatives in Cash Flow Hedging RelationshipNine Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,
2020201920202019
 (In thousands) (In thousands)
Interest rate contracts - assets$(2,345)$(5,039)Interest Expense$14 $1,067 
Interest rate contracts - liabilities(14,458)(1,258)Interest Expense(1,711)151 
Total$(16,803)$(6,297)Total$(1,697)$1,218 

8. Leases

Revenues

Approximate future minimum revenues from rentals under non-cancelable operating leases in effect at September 30, 2020, assuming no new or renegotiated leases or option extensions on lease agreements and no early lease terminations were as follows:
Year Ending December 31, 
 (In thousands)
2020 (remaining)$38,606 
2021147,979 
2022129,884 
2023108,852 
202489,359 
Thereafter285,216 
Total$799,896 

We recognized rental income related to variable lease payments of $33.1 million and $37.9 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

Substantially all of the assets included as Income producing properties, net on the condensed consolidated balance sheets, relate to our portfolio of wholly owned shopping centers, in which we are the lessor under operating leases with our tenants. As of September 30, 2020, the Company’s aggregate portfolio was 93.3% leased.

Expenses

We have operating leases for our 2 corporate offices in New York, New York and Southfield, Michigan, that expire in January 2024 and December 2024, respectively. Our operating lease in New York includes an additional five year renewal and our operating lease in Southfield includes 2 additional five year renewals which are all exercisable at our option. We also have an operating ground lease at Centennial Shops located in Edina, Minnesota which includes rent escalations throughout the lease period and expires in April 2105. In addition, we have a finance ground lease at our Buttermilk Towne Center with the City of Crescent Springs that expires in December 2032. Leases with an initial term of 12 months or less are not recorded on the balance sheet; we recognize lease expenses for these leases on a straight-line basis over the lease term.

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The components of lease expense were as follows:
 Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,
Statements of OperationsClassification2020201920202019
 (In thousands)
Operating ground lease costNon-recoverable operating expense$291 $291 $872 $872 
Operating administrative lease costGeneral and administrative expense144 224 435 708 
Finance lease costInterest Expense12 12 36 38 

Supplemental balance sheet information related to leases is as follows:
Balance SheetClassificationSeptember 30, 2020December 31, 2019
 (In thousands)
ASSETS
Operating lease assetsOperating lease right-of-use assets$18,745 $19,222 
Finance lease assetLand13,249 13,249 
Total leased assets$31,994 $32,471 
LIABILITIES
Operating lease liabilitiesOperating lease liabilities$17,911 $18,181 
Finance lease liabilityFinance lease liability926 926 
Total lease liabilities$18,837 $19,107 
Weighted Average Remaining Lease Terms
Operating leases70 years70 years
Finance lease12 years13 years
Weighted Average Incremental Borrowing Rate
Operating leases6.09 %6.06 %
Finance lease5.23 %5.23 %

Supplemental cash flow information related to leases is as follows:
Nine Months Ended September 30,
20202019
(In thousands)
Cash paid for amounts included in the measurement of lease liabilities:
Operating cash flows from operating leases$1,100 $1,361 
Operating cash flows from finance lease
Financing cash flows from finance lease
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Maturities of lease liabilities as of September 30, 2020 were as follows:
Maturity of Lease LiabilitiesOperating LeasesFinance Lease
 (In thousands)
2020 (remaining)$365 $100 
20211,469 100 
20221,482 100 
20231,495 100 
20241,118 100 
Thereafter95,478 800 
Total lease payments$101,407 $1,300 
Less imputed interest(83,496)(374)
Total$17,911 $926 

9.   Earnings Per Common Share

The following table sets forth the computation of basic and diluted earnings per share:
Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
 September 30,September 30,
 2020201920202019
 (In thousands, except per share data)
Net (loss) income$(1,993)$5,574 $(4,607)$19,229 
Net loss (income) attributable to noncontrolling interest46 (129)106 (448)
Allocation of loss (income) to restricted share awards(115)(136)(363)
(Loss) Income attributable to RPT(1,947)5,330 (4,637)18,418 
Preferred share dividends(1,676)(1,676)(5,026)(5,026)
Net (loss) income available to common shareholders - Basic and Diluted$(3,623)$3,654 $(9,663)$13,392 
Weighted average shares outstanding, Basic80,051 79,848 79,978 79,786 
Restricted stock awards using the treasury method (1)
692 693 
Weighted average shares outstanding, Diluted80,051 80,540 79,978 80,479 
  
Income per common share, Basic$(0.05)$0.05 $(0.12)$0.17 
Income per common share, Diluted$(0.05)$0.05 $(0.12)$0.17 
(1)Restricted stock awards are not included in the diluted per share calculation where the effect of their inclusion would be anti-dilutive.


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We exclude certain securities from the computation of diluted earnings per share. The following table presents the outstanding securities that were excluded from the computation of diluted earnings per share and the number of common shares each was convertible into (in thousands):
Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,
2020201920202019
OutstandingConvertibleOutstandingConvertibleOutstandingConvertibleOutstandingConvertible
Operating Partnership Units1,909 1,909 1,909 1,909 1,909 1,909 1,909 1,909 
Series D Preferred Shares1,849 7,017 1,849 6,954 1,849 7,017 1,849 6,954 
Restricted Stock Awards1,119 167 1,119 297 
4,877 9,093 3,758 8,863 4,877 9,223 3,758 8,863 

10.  Share-based Compensation Plans

As of September 30, 2020, we have 2 share-based compensation plans in effect: 1) the 2019 Omnibus Long-Term Incentive Plan (“2019 LTIP”) and 2) the Inducement Incentive Plan (“Inducement Plan”). On April 29, 2019, our shareholders approved the 2019 LTIP, which replaced the 2012 Omnibus Long-Term Incentive Plan (“2012 LTIP”). The 2019 LTIP is administered by the compensation committee of the Board (the “Compensation Committee”). The 2019 LTIP provides for the award to our trustees, officers, employees and other service providers of restricted shares, restricted share units, options to purchase shares, share appreciation rights, unrestricted shares, and other awards to acquire up to an aggregate of 3.5 million common shares of beneficial interest plus any shares that become available under the 2012 LTIP as a result of the forfeiture, expiration or cancellation of outstanding awards or any award settled in cash in lieu of shares under such plan. As of September 30, 2020, there were 2.5 million shares of beneficial interest available for issuance under the 2019 LTIP. The Inducement Plan was approved by the Board in April 2018 and under such plan the Compensation Committee may grant, subject to any Company performance conditions as specified by the Compensation Committee, restricted shares, restricted share units, options and other awards to individuals who were not previously employees or members of the Board as an inducement to the individual's entry into employment with the Company. The Inducement Plan allows us to issue up to 6.0 million common shares of beneficial interest, of which 5.0 million remained available for issuance as of September 30, 2020; however, we do not intend to make further awards under the Inducement Plan following adoption of the 2019 LTIP.

As of September 30, 2020, we had 641,398 unvested service-based share awards outstanding under the 2019 LTIP, 72,976 unvested service-based share awards outstanding under the Inducement Plan, and 148,311 unvested service-based share awards outstanding under the 2012 LTIP.  These awards have various expiration dates through June 2025.

During the nine months ended September 30, 2020, we granted the following awards:

317,011 shares of service-based restricted stock. The service-based awards were valued based on our closing stock price as of the grant date. The service-based restricted share awards to employees vest over three years and the compensation expense is recognized on a graded vesting basis. The service-based restricted share awards to trustees vest over one year;
286,944 shares of service-based restricted stock were granted in connection with the extension of the employment agreements of our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, which vest in full on June 30, 2025 and June 30, 2024, respectively. The service-based awards were valued based on our closing stock price as of the grant date;
32,069 shares of service-based restricted stock were granted as part of the salary exchange program pursuant to which certains members of the Company's senior leadership team voluntarily reduced their 2020 annual base salary in exchange for restricted common shares. These shares will vest on January 2, 2021, subject to continued employment through such date. The service-based awards were valued based on our closing stock price as of the grant date; and
Performance-based equity awards that are earned subject to a future performance measurement based on a three-year shareholder return peer comparison (“TSR Grants”).

We recognized expense related to service-based restricted share grants of $1.1 million and $0.8 million for three months ended September 30, 2020 and September 30, 2019, respectively, and expense of $2.9 million and $2.8 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and September 30, 2019, respectively.

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Pursuant to ASC 718 – Stock Compensation, we determine the grant date fair value of TSR Grants that will be settled in cash, and any subsequent re-measurements, based upon a Monte Carlo simulation model.  We will recognize the compensation expense ratably over the requisite service period.  We are required to re-value the cash awards at the end of each quarter using the same methodology as was used at the initial grant date and adjust the compensation expense accordingly.  If at the end of the three-year measurement period the performance criterion is not met, compensation expense related to the cash awards previously recognized would be reversed. Compensation (benefit) expense related to the cash awards was $(0.1) million and $0.3 million for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and September 30, 2019, respectively, and a (benefit) expense of $(0.3) million and $0.2 million, for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and September 30, 2019, respectively. The weighted average assumptions used in the Monte Carlo simulation models are summarized in the following table:
September 30, 2020December 31, 2019
Closing share price$5.44$15.04
Expected dividend rate0.0 %5.9 %
Expected stock price volatility75.6 %22.6 %
Risk-free interest rate0.1 %1.6 %
Expected life (years)1.252.00

The Company also determines the grant date fair value of the TSR Grants that will be settled in equity based upon a Monte Carlo simulation model and recognizes the compensation expense ratably over the requisite service period. These equity awards are not re-valued at the end of each quarter. The compensation cost will be recognized regardless of whether the performance criterion are met, provided the requisite service has been provided. Compensation expense related to the equity awards was $0.7 million and $0.5 million for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and September 30, 2019, respectively, and an expense of $1.9 million and $1.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and September 30, 2019, respectively. The fair value of each grant for the reported periods is estimated on the date of grant using the Monte Carlo simulation model using the weighted average assumptions noted in the following table:
 Nine Months Ended September 30,
20202019
Closing share price$13.09$12.05
Expected dividend rate6.7 %7.3 %
Expected stock price volatility23.3 %22.9 %
Risk-free interest rate0.9 %2.5 %
Expected life (years)2.852.85

We recognized total share-based compensation expense of $1.7 million and $1.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and September 30, 2019, respectively, and $4.5 million and $4.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and September 30, 2019, respectively.

As of September 30, 2020, we had $8.2 million of total unrecognized compensation expense related to unvested restricted shares and performance based equity and cash awards.  This expense is expected to be recognized over a weighted-average period of 2.4 years.

11.  Taxes

Income Taxes

We conduct our operations with the intent of meeting the requirements applicable to a REIT under sections 856 through 860 of the Internal Revenue Code.  In order to maintain our qualification as a REIT, we are required to distribute annually at least 90% of our REIT taxable income, excluding net capital gain, to our shareholders.  As long as we qualify as a REIT, we will generally not be liable for federal corporate income taxes.

Certain of our operations, including property management and asset management, as well as ownership of certain land, are conducted through our taxable REIT subsidiaries (“TRSs”) which allows us to provide certain services and conduct certain activities that are not generally considered as qualifying REIT activities.

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Deferred tax assets and liabilities reflect the impact of temporary differences between the amounts of assets and liabilities for financial reporting purposes and the bases of such assets and liabilities as measured by tax laws.  Deferred tax assets are reduced by a valuation allowance to the amount where realization is more likely than not assured after considering all available evidence, including expected taxable earnings and potential tax planning strategies.  Our temporary differences primarily relate to deferred compensation, depreciation, land basis differences, and net operating loss carry forwards.

As of September 30, 2020, we had a federal and state deferred tax asset of $8.0 million and a valuation allowance of $8.0 million.  Our deferred tax assets are reduced by an offsetting valuation allowance where there is uncertainty regarding their realizability. We believe that it is more likely than not that the results of future operations will not generate sufficient taxable income to recognize the deferred tax assets.  These future operations are primarily dependent upon the profitability of our TRSs, the timing and amounts of gains on land sales, and other factors affecting the results of operations of the TRSs.  

If in the future we are able to conclude it is more likely than not that we will realize a future benefit from a deferred tax asset, we will reduce the related valuation allowance by the appropriate amount. The first time this occurs, it will result in a net deferred tax asset on our balance sheet and an income tax benefit of equal magnitude in our consolidated statement of operations and comprehensive income in the period we make the determination.

Income tax benefit for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 was negligible. We recorded income tax provisions of approximately $0.1 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2019.

Sales Taxes

We collect various taxes from tenants and remit these amounts, on a net basis, to the applicable taxing authorities.

12.  Executive Reorganization

In connection with the reorganization of the executive management team, we recorded one-time employee termination benefits of $0.6 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2019. Such charges are reflected in the condensed consolidated statements of operations in general and administrative expense.

13.  Commitments and Contingencies

Construction Costs

In connection with the development and expansion of various shopping centers as of September 30, 2020, we had entered into agreements for construction costs of approximately $1.6 million.

Litigation

We are currently involved in certain litigation arising in the ordinary course of business. We are not aware of any matters that would have a material effect on our condensed consolidated financial statements.

Development Obligations

As of September 30, 2020, the Company has $2.2 million of development related obligations that require annual payments through December 2043.

Guarantee

A redevelopment agreement was entered into between the City of Jacksonville, the Jacksonville Economic Development Commission and the Company, to construct and develop River City Marketplace in 2005. As part of the agreement, the city agreed to finance up to $12.2 million of bonds. Repayment of the bonds is to be made in accordance with a level-payment amortization schedule over 20 years, and repayments are made out of tax revenues generated by the redevelopment. The remaining debt service payments due over the life of the bonds, including principal and interest, are $8.9 million. As part of the redevelopment, the Company executed a guaranty agreement whereby the Company would fund debt service payments if incremental tax revenues were not sufficient to fund repayment. There have been no payments made by the Company under this guaranty agreement to date.


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Environmental Matters

We are subject to numerous federal, state and local environmental laws, ordinances and regulations in the areas where we own or operate properties. We are not aware of any contamination which may have been caused by us or any of our tenants that would have a material effect on our condensed consolidated financial statements.

As part of our risk management activities, we have applied and been accepted into state sponsored environmental programs which will expedite and assure satisfactory compliance with environmental laws and regulations should contaminants need to be remediated. We also have an environmental insurance policy that covers us against third party liabilities and remediation costs.

While we believe that we do not have any material exposure to environmental remediation costs, we cannot give absolute assurance that changes in the law or new discoveries of contamination will not result in additional liabilities to us.

14.  Subsequent Events

We have evaluated subsequent events through the date that the condensed consolidated financial statements were issued.

On October 27, 2020, the following actions were taken by the Compensation Committee of the Board of Trustees relating to our share-based compensation:

We amended the vesting terms of the 419,457 performance-based restricted share units that were originally granted to our executive officers in 2018. These awards were originally scheduled to vest based on our total shareholder return compared to a group of peer companies through December 31, 2020 and continued employment through March 1, 2021, with recipients having the opportunity to vest and receive common shares equal to 50% to 200% of the number of performance-based restricted share units. These awards were amended, with the consent of the recipients, to extend the performance period and vesting date until December 31, 2024, but otherwise retain the same performance-based vesting hurdles. As a result of the modification to these awards, approximately $1.8 million of total unrecognized compensation expense is expected to be recognized from the modification date through December 31, 2024.
We granted 394,750 performance-based restricted share units, of which 275,000 are currently expected to settle in cash unless and until such units are eligible to be settled in common shares under the 2019 LTIP, to our executive officers and other employees that vest based on the appreciation of our common share price during the period from October 26, 2020 through December 31, 2024 and continued employment through the end of the performance period. None of the performance-based restricted share units will vest unless our common share price appreciates by at least 25% during the performance period, and recipients may earn from 50% to 200% of the number of the performance-based restricted share units granted based on appreciation in our share price of 25% to 100% during the performance period, with appreciation measured, in each case, based upon our average closing share price for a consecutive 20-day period during the performance period. Vested performance-based restricted share units will be settled following the end of the performance period in common shares, to the extent then permitted under the 2019 LTIP, or in cash equal in value to the common shares that otherwise would have been issued. The grant date fair value of these awards was approximately $2.5 million. We are required to re-value the portion of the awards we currently expect to settle in cash at the end of each quarter using the same methodolgy as was used at the initial grant date and will adjust the compensation expense accordingly, provided that if we are eligible in the future to settle this portion of the awards in common shares, we will no longer be required to re-value any portion of the equity awards. Compensation expense for the equity awards is expected to be recognized over the requisite service period.

Since the onset of COVID-19, the Company has received rent relief requests, most often in the form of rent deferral requests. The Company is evaluating each tenant rent relief request on an individual basis, considering a number of factors. Though the outcome of tenant negotiations will vary tenant to tenant, the Company has entered and continues to expect that it will enter into rent relief agreements, such as agreements granting deferral or abatement of lease payments, with those tenants whose operations have been significantly impacted by COVID-19.
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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

Where we say “Company,” “we,” “us,” or “our,” we mean RPT Realty, RPT Realty, L.P., and/or their subsidiaries, as the context may require.

The following discussion and analysis of the financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with the condensed consolidated financial statements, including the respective notes thereto, which are included in this Form 10-Q.

Forward-Looking Statements

This document contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  These forward-looking statements represent our expectations, plans or beliefs concerning future events and may be identified by terminology such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “believe,” “expect,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “continue,” “predict” or similar terms.  Although the forward-looking statements made in this document are based on our good faith beliefs, reasonable assumptions and our best judgment based upon current information, certain factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Many of the factors that will determine the outcome of forward-looking statements are beyond our ability to predict or control. Currently, one of the most significant factors is the potential adverse effect of the current COVID-19 pandemic on the financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and performance of the Company and our tenants (including their ability to timely make rent payments), the real estate market (including the local markets where our properties are located), the financial markets and general global economy as well as the potential adverse impact on our ability to enter into new leases or renew leases with existing tenants on favorable terms or at all. The impact COVID-19 has, and will continue to have, on the Company and its tenants is highly uncertain, cannot be predicted and will vary based upon the duration, magnitude and scope of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the actions taken by federal, state and local governments to mitigate the impact of COVID-19, including social distancing protocols and restrictions on business activities and “shelter-in-place” and “stay at home” mandates, and the effect of any relaxation or revocation of current restrictions. Additional factors which may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to: our success or failure in implementing our business strategy; economic conditions generally and in the commercial real estate and finance markets specifically; the cost and availability of capital, which depends in part on our asset quality and our relationships with lenders and other capital providers; risks associated with bankruptcies or insolvencies or general downturn in the businesses of tenants; the potential adverse impact from tenant defaults generally or from the unpredictability of the business plans and financial condition of the Company's tenants, which are heightened as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; the execution of deferral or rent concession agreements by tenants; our business prospects and outlook; changes in governmental regulations, tax rates and similar matters; our continuing to qualify as a REIT; and other factors detailed from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including in particular those set forth under “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2020, our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2020, and this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, which you should interpret as being heightened as a result of the numerous and ongoing adverse impacts of COVID-19. Given these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements.  Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future.

Overview

RPT Realty owns and operates a national portfolio of open-air shopping destinations principally located in top U.S. markets. The Company's shopping centers offer diverse, locally-curated consumer experiences that reflect the lifestyles of their surrounding communities and meet the modern expectations of the Company's retail partners. The Company is a fully integrated and self-administered REIT publicly traded on the NYSE. The common shares of beneficial interest of the Company, par value $0.01 per share, are listed and traded on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “RPT”. As of September 30, 2020, the Company's portfolio consisted of 49 shopping centers (including five shopping centers owned through our joint venture, R2G Venture LLC “R2G”) representing 11.9 million square feet of GLA.  As of September 30, 2020, the Company’s pro-rata share of the aggregate portfolio was 93.3% leased.

Impact of COVID-19

The Company is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, including the impact on our business, our tenants, our vendors and our partners. The following summary is intended to provide shareholders with information pertaining to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company’s business and management’s strategy and actions to respond to these impacts. Unless otherwise specified, the statistical and other information regarding the Company’s portfolio and tenants included in this subsection are based on information available to the Company and includes its consolidated properties and its pro-rata share of unconsolidated joint ventures. Due to the uncertainty and rapidly changing nature of the COVID-19 situation, the Company
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anticipates that any such statistics and information will potentially change significantly. As a result, the information provided may not be indicative of the actual impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company’s business, operations, cash flows and financial condition for the third quarter of 2020 and future periods.

The spread of COVID-19 has caused significant market volatility and adverse impacts on the U.S. retail market, the U.S. economy, the global economy, and financial markets. In order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, federal, state and local governments have issued recommendations and mandatory business closures, quarantines, restrictions on travel and “shelter-in-place” or “stay at home” orders and social distancing protocols. These measures have impacted our tenants in various ways based upon their business classifications. For example, many jurisdictions have permitted only “essential” businesses to continue to fully operate, have required all “non-essential” businesses to cease or significantly modify operations and have limited restaurants to take-out and delivery services. While the Company is actively monitoring each jurisdiction's plans, it is impossible to predict when restrictions will be partially or completely lifted or relaxed, when tenants will fully re-open or what restrictions will remain in place when re-opening occurs, how such re-opening restrictions will continue to impact, or the effect of any re-opening or relaxation of such restrictions will have on, the business of our tenants and whether consumer demand and spending will return to the same levels as prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 has impacted the Company's properties and tenants by these and other factors as follows:
100% of the Company's 49 shopping centers remain open and operating as of October 30, 2020.
94% of our total tenants were open and operating, on a pro-rata basis, as of October 30, 2020 based on ABR.
67% of the Company’s properties by ABR had a grocery or grocer component and 87% of ABR stemmed from national or regional tenants, on a pro-rata basis, as of September 30, 2020.
90% of October 2020 and 87% of third quarter 2020 rents have been paid, on a pro-rata basis, as of October 30, 2020.
6% of October 2020 and 9% of third quarter 2020 rents are subject to signed or approved deferral agreements, on a pro-rata basis, as of October 30, 2020.
Ended the third quarter 2020 with $220.1 million in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash with no debt maturities until June 27, 2021.

The Company has taken a number of proactive measures to maintain the strength of its business and manage the impact of COVID-19 on the Company’s operations and liquidity, including the following:
The health and safety of our employees and their families, our tenants and our shopping center customers is our priority. Employees were required to work from home pursuant to the Company's pre-existing work-from-home infrastructure already in-place, mitigating concerns regarding the loss of employee productivity, cybersecurity concerns, and greater difficulty in maintaining internal controls over financial reporting.
The Company maintains continuous communication with its tenants and is providing resources and assisting tenants in identifying local, state and federal aid that may be available to support their businesses and employees during the pandemic, including stimulus funds that may be available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act of 2020.
During the second quarter of 2020, the Company completed a workforce reduction and instituted temporary compensation reductions for the executive officers ranging from 10% to 20% of their annual base salaries. Certain executive officers also agreed to further reductions of 10% to 20% of their annual base salaries in exchange for restricted common shares with an equal value.
To enhance its liquidity position and maintain financial flexibility, the Company borrowed $225.0 million on its unsecured revolving credit facility in March 2020. As of September 30, 2020, the Company has repaid $100.0 million leaving $125.0 million outstanding.
The Company has taken proactive measures to manage liquidity, by suspending the Company’s acquisition and disposition activity until further notice with no transactions made since December 31, 2019. We have suspended all new development and redevelopment project starts until further notice and currently have no committed development or redevelopment projects in progress. Further, the Company started deferring all but essential maintenance capital expenditures in early March. We now estimate our capital expenditures for 2020 will range between $20.0 million to $25.0 million. Our original range of capital expenditures was $40.0 million to $50.0 million for the full year.
In light of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Trustees has temporarily suspended the quarterly common dividend to retain cash. The Board of Trustees will continue to evaluate the Company's dividend policy based upon the Company's financial performance and economic outlook and, at a later date, intends to reinstate the quarterly common dividend of at least the amount required to continue qualifying as a REIT for U.S. federal income tax requirements.
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We paid our first quarter dividend in the amount of $19.4 million on April 1, 2020, to shareholders of record as of March 20, 2020.
We paid our third quarter preferred dividend in the amount of $1.7 million on October 1, 2020 to shareholders of record as of September 18, 2020. The Company anticipates it will continue to pay its preferred stock dividend.

The Company’s predominant source of revenue is from rents and reimbursable expenses received from tenants pursuant to lease agreements. Therefore, the Company’s financial results may be adversely impacted in the event our tenants are unable to make rental payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ability of tenants to pay rent is highly uncertain and cannot be predicted based upon the uncertainty surrounding the magnitude, duration and scope of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Company also experienced a slow-down in leasing activity since March 2020 caused by uncertainty and tenant concern related to the COVID-19 pandemic. While January 2020 and February 2020 leasing activity was relatively consistent with historical levels, the volume of new leasing activity has since slowed. As a result, the full impact of COVID-19 on our business is currently unknown. The factors described above, as well as additional factors that the Company may not currently be aware of, could materially negatively impact the Company’s ability to collect rent and could lead to tenant bankruptcies, rejection of tenant leases in bankruptcy, difficulties in renewing or re-leasing retail space, difficulties in accessing capital, impairment of the Company’s assets and other effects that could materially and adversely affect the Company’s business, results of operations, financial condition and ability to pay distributions to shareholders. See “Risk Factors” in this report.

Our Strategy

Our goal is to be a dominant shopping center owner, with a focus on the following:
Own and manage high quality open-air shopping centers predominantly concentrated in the top U.S. metropolitan statistical areas (“MSA”);
Curate our real estate to maximize its value while being aligned with the future of the shopping center industry by leveraging technology, optimizing distribution points for brick-and-mortar and e-commerce purchases, engaging in best-in-practice sustainability programs and developing a personalized appeal to attract and engage the next generation of shoppers;
Maintain value creation redevelopment and expansion pipeline;
Maximize balance sheet liquidity and flexibility; and
Retain motivated, talented and high performing employees.

Key methods to achieve our long-term strategy:
Deliver above average relative shareholder return and generate outsized consistent and sustainable Consolidated Same Property Net Operating Income (“Same Property NOI”) and Operating Funds from Operations (“Operating FFO”) per share growth;
Evaluate selective redevelopment projects with significant pre-leasing for which we expect to achieve attractive returns on investment;
Sell assets that no longer meet our long-term strategy and redeploy the proceeds to lease, redevelop and acquire assets in our core and target markets;
Achieve lower leverage while maintaining low variable interest rate risk; and
Retain access to diverse sources of capital, maintain liquidity through borrowing capacity under our unsecured line of credit and minimize the amount of debt maturities in a single year.

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The following table summarizes our aggregate operating portfolio by market as of September 30, 2020:
Market Summary (1)
MSANumber of PropertiesGLA (in thousands)Leased %Occupied %ABR/SF% of ABR
Top 40 MSAs:
Atlanta527 95.9 %90.9 %$12.68 3.7 %
Austin76 91.5 %91.5 %25.97 1.1 %
Baltimore252 91.6 %90.7 %9.67 1.4 %
Chicago767 85.1 %84.8 %14.71 5.9 %
Cincinnati1,263 93.7 %93.7 %15.86 11.6 %
Columbus435 93.9 %89.0 %17.80 4.2 %
Denver504 96.6 %87.5 %20.15 5.5 %
Detroit2,318 94.4 %94.3 %14.86 19.6 %
Indianapolis251 95.7 %87.9 %14.60 1.9 %
Jacksonville756 91.2 %89.8 %16.91 7.1 %
Miami1,026 91.8 %91.8 %16.87 7.5 %
Milwaukee546 91.3 %91.3 %12.64 3.9 %
Minneapolis445 88.9 %88.9 %24.63 6.0 %
Nashville633 96.4 %95.6 %13.16 4.9 %
St. Louis827 96.4 %95.1 %14.45 6.2 %
Tampa752 96.2 %96.2 %12.94 5.8 %
Top 40 MSA subtotal46 11,380 93.4 %92.1 %$15.45 96.3 %
Non Top 40 MSA516 93.1 %93.1 %12.45 3.7 %
Total49 11,896 93.3 %92.1 %$15.31 100.0 %
(1) Shown at pro-rata except for number of properties and GLA.

We accomplished the following activity during the nine months ended September 30, 2020:

Leasing Activity

Our properties reported the following leasing activity, which is shown at pro-rata except for number of leasing transactions and square feet:
Leasing TransactionsSquare Footage
 Base Rent/SF (1)
Prior Rent/SF (2)
Tenant Improvements/SF (3)
Leasing Commissions/SF
Renewals75 816,279 $12.98$12.40$1.13$0.04
New Leases - Comparable15 49,740 $22.48$17.86$31.82$9.81
New Leases - Non-Comparable (4)
23 130,013 $17.94N/A$63.05$8.64
Total113 996,032 $14.10N/A$10.80$1.65
(1) Base rent represents contractual minimum rent under the new lease for the first 12 months of the term.
(2) Prior rent represents minimum rent, if any, paid by the prior tenant in the final 12 months of the term.
(3) Includes estimated tenant improvement cost, tenant allowances, and landlord costs. Excludes first generation space and leases related to development and redevelopment activity.
(4) Non-comparable lease transactions include (i) leases for space vacant for greater than 12 months and (ii) leases signed where the previous and current lease do not have a consistent lease structure.

The Company also experienced a slow-down in leasing activity beginning in March 2020 caused by uncertainty and tenant concern related to the COVID-19 pandemic. While January 2020 and February 2020 leasing activity was relatively consistent with historical levels, the volume of new leasing activity with respect to newly-leased space has since slowed.
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Investing Activity

At September 30, 2020, we did not have any active development or redevelopment projects ongoing.

Financing Activity

Debt
As of September 30, 2020, we had net debt of $833.8 million, reflecting net debt to total market capitalization of 61.6% as compared to 42.1% at September 30, 2019. Net debt decreased by $52.1 million compared to September 30, 2019, primarily as a result of an increase in cash and cash equivalents from proceeds received upon the contribution of properties to the newly formed R2G Venture LLC joint venture in December 2019, partially offset by lower cash receipts related to the impact of COVID-19.
Equity

In February 2020, the Company entered into an Equity Distribution Agreement (“Equity Distribution Agreement”) pursuant to which the Company may offer and sell, from time to time, the Company's common shares having an aggregate gross sales price of up to $100.0 million. Sales of the shares of common stock may be made, in the Company's discretion, from time to time in “at-the-market” offerings as defined in Rule 415 of the Securities Act of 1933. The Equity Distribution Agreement also provides that the Company may enter into forward contracts for shares of its common stock with forward sellers and forward purchasers. For the nine months ended September 30, 2020, we did not issue any common shares through the arrangement. As of September 30, 2020, we have full capacity remaining under the agreement. The sale of such shares issuable pursuant to the Equity Distribution Agreement was registered with the SEC pursuant to a prospectus supplement filed in February 2020 and the accompanying base prospectus statement forming part of the Company's shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (No. 333-232007) which was filed with the SEC in June 2019.

Land Available for Development

At September 30, 2020, our three largest development sites are Hartland Towne Square, Lakeland Park Center and Parkway Shops. We continue to evaluate the best use for land available for development, portions of which are adjacent to our existing shopping centers. It is our policy to start vertical construction on new development projects only after the project has received entitlements, significant anchor commitments and construction financing, if appropriate.

Our development and construction activities are subject to risks such as our inability to obtain the necessary governmental approvals for a project, our determination that the expected return on a project is not sufficient to warrant continuation of the planned development, or our change in plan or scope for the development.  If any of these events occur, we may record an impairment provision.

The Company started deferring all but essential maintenance capital expenditures in early March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Accounting Policies and Estimates

Our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, contains a description of our critical accounting policies, including policies for the initial adoption of accounting policies, revenue recognition and accounts receivable, real estate investment, off balance sheet arrangements, fair value measurements and deferred charges. 

As discussed above, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted states and cities where the Company’s tenants operate their businesses and where the Company’s properties are located, and, accordingly our tenants may be unable to operate their businesses, maintain profitability and make timely rental payments to the Company under their leases. Under such circumstances it is possible our estimates for rental income not probable of collection for future periods may be higher than our recent historical trends. Also, the worsening of estimated future cash flows could result in the recognition of an impairment charge on certain of the Company’s long-lived assets. Management does not believe that the value of any of the Company’s real estate investments was impaired as of September 30, 2020.

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In April 2020, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued a staff question-and-answer document (“Q&A”) focused on the application of the lease guidance in ASC 842, Leases, for lease concessions related to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Included in this Q&A, the FASB staff determined that it would be acceptable for entities to make an election to account for lease concessions related to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic consistent with how those concessions would be accounted for under Topic 842 and Topic 840 as though enforceable rights and obligations for those concessions existed (regardless of whether those enforceable rights and obligations for the concessions explicitly exist in the contract). Consequently, for concessions related to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, an entity will not have to analyze each contract to determine whether enforceable rights and obligations for concessions exist in the contract and can elect to apply or not apply the lease modification guidance in Topic 842 and Topic 840 to those contracts.

The FASB also acknowledged that some concessions would provide a deferral of payments with no substantive changes to the consideration in the original contract. The FASB indicated that a deferral affects the timing, but the amount of the consideration is substantially the same as that required by the original contract. In cases where we grant a deferral for future periods, as a result of COVID-19, we account for the concessions as if no changes to the lease contract were made. Under that accounting, we increase our lease receivable as receivables accrue. In our income statement, we continue to recognize income during the deferral period.

Comparison of three months ended September 30, 2020 to September 30, 2019

The following summarizes certain line items from our unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income that we believe are important in understanding our operations and/or have significantly changed in the three months ended September 30, 2020 as compared to the same period in 2019:
 Three Months Ended September 30,
 20202019Dollar
Change
Percent
Change
 (In thousands)
Total revenue$46,487 $58,921 $(12,434)(21.1)%
Real estate taxes8,509 9,123 (614)(6.7)%
Recoverable operating expense5,118 6,180 (1,062)(17.2)%
Non-recoverable operating expense2,126 2,463 (337)(13.7)%
Depreciation and amortization18,295 20,018 (1,723)(8.6)%
General and administrative expense6,062 6,249 (187)(3.0)%
Insured expenses, net(1,092)— (1,092)NM
Earnings from unconsolidated joint ventures456 373 83 NM
Interest expense9,913 9,917 (4)— %
Other gain on unconsolidated joint ventures— 237 (237)NM
Preferred share dividends1,676 1,676 — — %
NM - Not meaningful

Total revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2020 decreased $12.4 million, or (21.1)%, from the same period in 2019. The decrease is primarily due to the following: 
$6.0 million decrease related to properties that were contributed to the R2G Venture LLC joint venture (“R2G”) during the fourth quarter of 2019; and
$5.5 million decrease due to increased rental income not probable of collection as well as related straight-line rent reserves and rent abatements in the current period, primarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic; and
$1.4 million decrease from the acceleration of below market leases in the prior period attributable to leases terminating earlier than originally estimated as a result of the Charming Charlie bankruptcy filing; partially offset by
$0.7 million increase related to a property acquired during the fourth quarter of 2019; and
$0.2 million increase related to management fees collected from the R2G joint venture.

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Real estate tax expense for the three months ended September 30, 2020 decreased $0.6 million, or (6.7)% from the same period in 2019, primarily due to properties contributed to R2G during the fourth quarter of 2019, partially offset by a property acquired during the fourth quarter of 2019.

Recoverable operating expense for the three months ended September 30, 2020 decreased $1.1 million, or (17.2)% from the same period in 2019, primarily due to properties contributed to R2G during the fourth quarter of 2019, as well as lower common area maintenance expenses at existing properties.

Non-recoverable operating expense for the three months ended September 30, 2020 decreased $0.3 million, or (13.7)% from the same period in 2019, primarily due to properties contributed to R2G during the fourth quarter of 2019 as well as lower legal fees associated with a tenant dispute that concluded during the second quarter of 2020.

Depreciation and amortization expense for the three months ended September 30, 2020 decreased $1.7 million, or (8.6)%, from the same period in 2019.  The decrease is primarily due to properties contributed to R2G during the fourth quarter of 2019, partially offset by a property acquired during the fourth quarter of 2019.

General and administrative expense for the three months ended September 30, 2020 decreased $0.2 million, or (3.0)%, from the same period in 2019.  The net decrease is primarily related to lower management reorganization expense, which includes severance costs associated with a former executives as well as a sign on bonus attributable to a new executive team member, and lower legal and other outside professional fees. These decreases were partially offset by higher stock-based compensation expense and higher wages and payroll related expenses in the current period.

During the three months ended September 30, 2020, the Company recorded an insured benefit of $1.1 million. During fourth quarter of 2019 the Company wrote off real estate assets that were damaged by a hail storm at one property, which is fully covered by insurance. This amount represents the approximate insurance proceeds that were received by the Company in the current period.

Earnings from unconsolidated joint ventures for the three months ended September 30, 2020 increased $0.1 million from the same period in 2019 primarily due to the R2G joint venture which was formed in the fourth quarter of 2019, partially offset by the gain on sale of the Nora Plaza property by one of our joint ventures in the prior period.

Interest expense for the three months ended September 30, 2020 remained flat with the same period in 2019. Interest expense increased during the current period as a result of an 18.4% increase in our average outstanding debt, but was fully offset by a 65 basis point decrease in our weighted average interest rate. The increase in our average outstanding debt is the result of $225.0 million of borrowings in March 2020 on our unsecured revolving credit facility to strengthen the Company's liquidity position due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Company has subsequently repaid $100.0 million during the second and third quarter of 2020, leaving $125.0 million outstanding.

During the three months ended September 30, 2019, the Company recorded an other gain on unconsolidated joint ventures of $0.2 million, due to the sale of the Nora Plaza property by one of our joint ventures in the prior period. The gain represents the difference between our share of the distributed proceeds and the carrying value of our equity investment in the joint venture.

The comparability of the Company’s results of operations for the three months ended September 30, 2020 to future periods may be significantly impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Comparison of nine months ended September 30, 2020 to September 30, 2019

The following summarizes certain line items from our unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income that we believe are important in understanding our operations and/or have significantly changed in the nine months ended September 30, 2020 as compared to the same period in 2019:
 Nine Months Ended September 30,
 20202019Dollar
Change
Percent
Change
 (In thousands)
Total revenue$143,990 $175,990 $(32,000)(18.2)%
Real estate taxes25,113 27,667 (2,554)(9.2)%
Recoverable operating expense15,894 18,204 (2,310)(12.7)%
Non-recoverable operating expense6,549 7,662 (1,113)(14.5)%
Depreciation and amortization57,003 59,865 (2,862)(4.8)%
Transaction costs186 — 186 NM
General and administrative expense18,979 18,845 134 0.7 %
Insured expenses, net(2,745)— (2,745)NM
Gain on sale of real estate— 6,073 (6,073)NM
Earnings from unconsolidated joint ventures1,514 453 1,061 NM
Interest expense29,491 30,350 (859)(2.8)%
Other gain on unconsolidated joint ventures— 237 (237)NM
Loss on extinguishment of debt— 622 (622)— %
Preferred share dividends5,026 5,026 — — %
NM - Not meaningful

Total revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 decreased $32.0 million, or (18.2)%, from the same period in 2019. The decrease is primarily due to the following: 
$17.6 million decrease related to properties that were contributed to R2G during the fourth quarter of 2019; and
$12.7 million decrease due to increased rental income not probable of collection as well as related straight-line rent reserves and rent abatements in the current period, primarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic; and
$2.8 million decrease from acceleration of below market leases in the prior period attributable to tenants who vacated prior to the original estimated lease end dates; partially offset by
$0.8 million increase related to the net impact of two properties sold during the first quarter of 2019 and one property acquired during the fourth quarter of 2019; and
$0.7 million increase related to management fees collected due to the R2G joint venture.

Real estate tax expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 decreased $2.6 million, or (9.2)% from the same period in 2019, primarily due to properties contributed to R2G during the fourth quarter of 2019 and lower net expense at our existing properties, partially offset by a property acquired during the fourth quarter of 2019.

Recoverable operating expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 decreased $2.3 million, or (12.7)% from the same period in 2019, primarily due to properties contributed to R2G during the fourth quarter of 2019, as well as lower common area maintenance expenses at existing properties.

Non-recoverable operating expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 decreased $1.1 million, or (14.5)% from the same period in 2019, primarily due to properties contributed to R2G during the fourth quarter of 2019, as well as lower legal fees associated with a tenant dispute that concluded during the second quarter of 2020.

Depreciation and amortization expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 decreased $2.9 million, or (4.8)%, from the same period in 2019.  The decrease is primarily due to properties contributed to R2G during the fourth quarter of 2019, partially offset by higher asset write offs in the current period for tenants that vacated prior to their original lease end date.
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During the nine months ended September 30, 2020, the Company recorded transaction costs of $0.2 million related to legal and professional fees associated with a property acquisition and property sale of a center that were terminated during the current period.

General and administrative expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 increased $0.1 million, or 0.7%, from the same period in 2019.  The net increase is primarily a result of higher wages and payroll related expenses, higher stock-based compensation expense and higher legal fees, partially offset by lower management reorganization expense, which includes severance costs associated with former executives, lower travel expenses and lower rent expense.

During the nine months ended September 30, 2020, the Company recorded an insured benefit of $2.7 million. During fourth quarter of 2019 the Company wrote off real estate assets that were damaged by a hail storm at one property, which will be fully covered by insurance. This amount represents the approximate insurance proceeds that were received by the Company in the current period.

The Company had gains on real estate disposals of $6.1 million during the nine months ended September 30, 2019, generated from two shopping centers and one land parcel.

Earnings from unconsolidated joint ventures for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 increased $1.1 million from the same period in 2019 primarily due to R2G which was formed in the fourth quarter of 2019, partially offset by the gain on sale of the Nora Plaza property by one of our joint ventures in the prior period.

Interest expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 decreased $0.9 million, or (2.8)% from the same period in 2019, primarily as a result of a 60 basis point decrease in our weighted average interest rate, partially offset by a 12.9% increase in our average outstanding debt. The increase in our average outstanding debt is the result of $225.0 million of borrowings in March 2020 on our unsecured revolving credit facility to strengthen the Company's liquidity position due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Company has subsequently repaid $100.0 million during the second and third quarter of 2020, leaving $125.0 million outstanding.

During the nine months ended September 30, 2019, the Company recorded an other gain on unconsolidated joint ventures of $0.2 million, due to the sale of the Nora Plaza property by one of our joint ventures in the prior period. The gain represents the difference between our share of the distributed proceeds and the carrying value of our equity investment in the joint venture.

During the nine months ended September 30, 2019, the Company wrote off $0.6 million of unamortized deferred financing costs associated with the junior subordinated notes that were redeemed in April 2019.

The comparability of the Company’s results of operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 to future periods may be significantly impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Liquidity and Capital Resources

Our primary uses of capital include principal and interest payments on our outstanding indebtedness, ongoing capital expenditures such as leasing capital expenditures and building improvements, shareholder distributions, operating expenses of our business, debt maturities, acquisitions and discretionary capital expenditures such as targeted remerchandising, expansions, redevelopment and development. We generally strive to cover our principal and interest payments, operating expenses, shareholder distributions, and ongoing capital expenditures from cash flow from operations, although from time to time we have borrowed or sold assets to finance a portion of those uses. We believe the combination of cash flow from operations, cash balances, favorable relationships with our lenders, issuance of debt, property dispositions, reducing our planned capital expenditures, suspension of our quarterly common share dividend and issuance of equity securities will provide adequate capital resources to fund all of our expected uses over at least the next 12 months. Although we believe that the combination of factors discussed above will provide sufficient liquidity, no such assurance can be given. As discussed above, the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak has adversely impacted states and cities where the Company’s tenants operate their businesses and where the Company’s properties are located. The effects of COVID-19 and attempts to mitigate its outbreak have had an adverse impact on our short-term cash flow due to a significant number of tenants not paying rent for the second and third quarter and could continue to 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’ businesses, financial condition and liquidity and may cause certain tenants to be unable to meet their obligations to us in full, timely or at all. Nonpayment of rent or closures by our tenants of their stores could reduce our cash flows, which would adversely impact our liquidity and the achievement of our financial forecast.

We believe our current capital structure provides us with the financial flexibility to fund our current capital needs. We intend to continue to enhance our financial and operational flexibility by extending the duration of our debt, laddering our debt maturities, expanding our unencumbered asset base, and improving our leverage profile. In addition, we believe we have access to multiple forms of capital which includes unsecured corporate debt, secured mortgage debt, and preferred and common equity. However, there can be no assurances in this regard and additional financing and capital may not ultimately be available to us going forward, on favorable terms or at all.

At September 30, 2020 and 2019, we had $220.1 million and $48.2 million, respectively, in cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash.  Restricted cash generally consists of funds held in escrow by lenders to pay real estate taxes, insurance premiums and certain capital expenditures. As of September 30, 2020, we had no debt maturing for the remainder of 2020, and we had $225.0 million of unused capacity under our $350.0 million unsecured revolving credit facility that could be borrowed subject to compliance with applicable financial covenants. The current amount of outstanding indebtedness is close to the maximum permitted amount under the covenants contained in our revolving credit facility, and as a result our ability to retain our outstanding borrowings and utilize the limited remaining amount available under our revolving credit facility would depend on our continued compliance with financial covenants and other terms of our revolving credit agreement, which may be impacted by certain factors including tenant store closures and the nonpayment of rent, unless we obtain waivers or modifications to our loan document covenants. These covenants are generally based on our financial results from the most recently completed four fiscal quarters and, as a result, the impact on these financial covenants from adverse short-term impacts on operating results is partially mitigated by previous and/or subsequent operating results. Refer to Note 5 of the notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements for further discussion on our covenants.

Our long-term, post-COVID-19 pandemic, liquidity needs consist primarily of funds necessary to pay indebtedness at maturity, potential acquisitions of properties, redevelopment of existing properties, the development of land and discretionary capital expenditures. We continually search for investment opportunities that may require additional capital and/or liquidity. We will continue to pursue the strategy of selling non-core properties or land that no longer meet our investment criteria. Our ability to obtain acceptable selling prices and satisfactory terms and financing will impact the timing of future sales. We anticipate using net proceeds from the sale of properties or land to reduce outstanding debt and support current and future growth oriented initiatives. To the extent that asset sales are not sufficient to meet our long-term liquidity needs, we expect to meet such needs by raising debt or issuing equity.

We have on file with the SEC an automatic shelf registration statement relating to the offer and sale of an indeterminable amount of debt securities, preferred shares, common shares, depository shares, warrant and rights. From time to time, we may issue securities under this registration statement for working capital and other general corporate purposes.

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For the nine months ended September 30, 2020, our cash flows were as follows compared to the same period in 2019:
 Nine Months Ended September 30,
 20202019
 (In thousands)
Net cash provided by operating activities$41,036 $69,642 
Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities$(15,605)$23,900 
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities$80,139 $(90,028)

Operating Activities

Net cash provided by operating activities decreased $28.6 million in the nine months ended September 30, 2020 compared to the same period in 2019 primarily due to the following:
Lower rental income receipts of $20.8 million as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; and
Impact of shopping centers contributed to R2G in 2019.

Investing Activities

Net cash used in investing activities was $15.6 million in the nine months ended September 30, 2020, compared to net cash provided by investing activities of $23.9 million for the same period in 2019. The $39.5 million change in net cash from investing activities was primarily due to the following:
Net proceeds from the sale of real estate decreased $69.9 million; and
Net capital improvements covered by insurance increased $2.3 million; partially offset by
Development and capital improvements decreased $32.7 million.

At September 30, 2020, we did not have any active development or redevelopment projects ongoing.

Financing Activities

Net cash provided by financing activities was $80.1 million in the nine months ended September 30, 2020, compared to net cash used in financing activities of $90.0 million in 2019. The change of $170.2 million was primarily the result of the following:
net borrowings on our revolving credit facility in 2020 of $125.0 million,
the suspension of our common dividend in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic of $18.0 million, and
the repayment of junior subordinated notes in 2019 of $28.1 million.

For further information on our unsecured revolving credit facility and other debt, refer to Note 5 of the notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements.

Dividends and Equity

We currently qualify, and intend to continue to qualify in the future, as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code ("Code").  As a REIT, we must distribute to our shareholders at least 90% of our REIT taxable income annually, excluding net capital gains. Distributions paid are at the discretion of our Board of Trustees and depend on our actual net income available to common shareholders, cash flow, financial condition, capital requirements, restrictions in financing arrangements, the annual distribution requirements under REIT provisions of the Code and such other factors as our Board of Trustees deems relevant.

On July 29, 2020, our Board of Trustees declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.90625 per Series D Cumulative Convertible Perpetual Preferred Share to preferred shareholders of record as of September 18, 2020. Our dividend policy is to make distributions to shareholders of at least 90% of our REIT taxable income, excluding net capital gains, in order to maintain qualification as a REIT.  Distributions paid by us are generally expected to be funded from cash flows from operating activities.  To the extent that cash flows from operating activities are insufficient to pay total distributions for any period, alternative funding sources are used.  Examples of alternative funding sources include proceeds from sales of real estate and
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bank borrowings.  During the nine months ended September 30, 2020, the sum of our principal and interest payments, operating expenses, shareholder distributions and ongoing capital expenditures exceeded our cash flow from operations by $9.0 million, and we used other sources of liquidity, including a portion of the proceeds from asset sales, to meet our cash requirements. The $9.0 million shortfall was primarily the result of our current year shareholder distributions which totaled $41.2 million. In light of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Trustees temporarily suspended the quarterly common dividend to retain cash. The Board of Trustees will continue to evaluate the Company’s dividend policy based upon the Company's financial performance and economic outlook and, at a later date, intends to reinstate the quarterly common dividend of at least the amount required to continue qualifying as a REIT for U.S. federal income tax requirements.

In February 2020, the Company entered into an Equity Distribution Agreement ("Equity Distribution Agreement") pursuant to which the Company may offer and sell, from time to time, the Company's common shares having an aggregate gross sales price of up to $100.0 million. Sales of the shares of common stock may be made, in the Company's discretion, from time to time, in "at-the-market" offerings as defined in Rule 415 of the Securities Act. The Equity Distribution Agreement also provides that the Company may enter into forward contracts for shares of its common stock with forward sellers and forward purchasers. For the nine months ended September 30, 2020, we did not issue any common shares through the arrangement. As of September 30, 2020, we have full capacity remaining under the agreement. The sale of such shares issuable pursuant to the Equity Distribution Agreement was registered with the SEC pursuant to a prospectus supplement filed in February 2020 and the accompanying base prospectus statement forming part of the Company's shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (No. 333-232007) which was filed with the SEC in June 2019.

Debt

At September 30, 2020, we had $1.1 billion of debt outstanding consisting of $535.0 million in senior unsecured notes, $310.0 million of unsecured term loan facilities, $85.9 million of fixed rate mortgage loans encumbering certain properties, and $125.0 million of borrowings on our revolving credit facility.

In addition, we have eleven interest rate swap agreements in effect for an aggregate notional amount of $310.0 million and two forward starting interest rate swap agreements for an aggregate notional amount of $75.0 million converting our floating rate corporate debt to fixed rate debt.  After taking into account the impact of converting our variable rate debt to fixed rate debt by use of the interest rate swap agreements, at September 30, 2020, we had $125.0 million of variable rate debt outstanding.

Our revolving credit facility, senior unsecured notes and term loan facilities contain representations, warranties and covenants, and events of default. These include financial covenants such as total leverage, fixed charge coverage ratio, unsecured leverage ratio, tangible net worth and various other calculations, which are detailed in the specific agreements governing our indebtedness, many of which are exhibits to our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K. On June 30, 2020, we entered into amendments to the note purchase agreements governing all of our outstanding senior unsecured notes. The following is a summary of the material amendments to the note purchase agreements:

The occupancy tests relating to the minimum ratio of consolidated total unencumbered asset value to unsecured indebtedness were eliminated during the period from June 30, 2020 through and including September 30, 2021 (the “Specified Period”) and were otherwise reduced during the fiscal quarters ended December 31, 2021 and March 31, 2022;

The minimum ratio of consolidated total unencumbered asset value to unsecured indebtedness that the Operating Partnership is required to maintain was reduced during the Specified Period; and

The Operating Partnership agreed to a minimum liquidity requirement during the Specified Period.

Off Balance Sheet Arrangements

Real Estate Joint Ventures
 
We consolidate entities in which we own less than 100% equity interest if we have a controlling interest or are the primary beneficiary in a variable interest entity, as defined in the Consolidation Topic of FASB ASC 810.  From time to time, we enter into joint venture arrangements from which we believe we can benefit by owning a partial interest in one or more properties.

As of September 30, 2020, our investments in unconsolidated joint ventures were approximately $128.0 million representing our ownership interest in three joint ventures. We account for these entities under the equity method. Refer to Note 4 of the notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements for more information.
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We review our equity investments in unconsolidated entities for impairment on a venture-by-venture basis whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value of the equity investment may not be recoverable.  In testing for impairment of these equity investments, we primarily use cash flow models, discount rates, and capitalization rates to estimate the fair value of properties held in joint ventures, and we also estimate the fair value of the debt of the joint ventures based on borrowing rates for similar types of borrowing arrangements with the same remaining maturity.  Considerable judgment by management is applied when determining whether an equity investment in an unconsolidated entity is impaired and, if so, the amount of the impairment.  Changes to assumptions regarding cash flows, discount rates, or capitalization rates could be material to our condensed consolidated financial statements.
 
We are engaged by our joint ventures to provide asset management, property management, leasing and investing services for such venture’s respective properties.  We receive fees for our services, including a property management fee calculated as a percentage of gross revenues received.  

Guarantee

A redevelopment agreement was entered into between the City of Jacksonville, the Jacksonville Economic Development Commission and the Company, to construct and develop River City Marketplace in 2005. As part of the agreement, the city agreed to finance up to $12.2 million of bonds. Repayment of the bonds is to be made in accordance with a level-payment amortization schedule over 20 years, and repayments are made out of tax revenues generated by the redevelopment. The remaining debt service payments due over the life of the bonds, including principal and interest, are $8.9 million. As part of the redevelopment, the Company executed a guaranty agreement whereby the Company would fund debt service payments if incremental tax revenues were not sufficient to fund repayment. There have been no payments made by the Company under this guaranty agreement to date.

Contractual Obligations

The following are our contractual cash obligations as of September 30, 2020:
 Payments due by period
Contractual ObligationsTotal
Less than
1 year (1)
1-3 years3-5 yearsMore than
5 years
 (In thousands)
Mortgages and notes payable:     
Scheduled amortization$7,855 $609 $4,785 $1,810 $651 
Payments due at maturity1,048,008 — 341,508 306,500 400,000 
  Total mortgages and notes payable (2)
1,055,863 609 346,293 308,310 400,651 
Interest expense (3)
183,906 9,540 100,697 43,949 29,720 
Finance lease (4)
1,300 100 300 200 700 
Operating leases99,500 364 4,447 1,974 92,715 
Construction commitments1,624 1,624 — — — 
Development obligations (5)
2,842 431 611 382 1,418 
Total contractual obligations$1,345,035 $12,668 $452,348 $354,815 $525,204 
(1)Amounts represent balance of obligation for the remainder of 2020.
(2)Excludes $1.3 million of unamortized mortgage debt premium and $3.8 million in net deferred financing costs.
(3)Variable-rate debt interest is calculated using rates at September 30, 2020.
(4)Includes interest payments associated with the finance lease obligation of $0.4 million.
(5)Includes interest payments associated with the development obligations of $0.6 million.

At September 30, 2020, we did not have any contractual obligations that required or allowed settlement, in whole or in part, with consideration other than cash.

Debt

See the analysis of our debt included in “Liquidity and Capital Resources.”

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Operating and Finance Leases

We have an operating ground lease at Centennial Shops located in Edina, Minnesota. The lease includes rent escalations throughout the lease period and expires in April 2105.

We have an operating lease for our 12,572 square foot corporate office in Southfield, Michigan, which commenced in August 2019, and an operating lease for our 5,629 square foot corporate office in New York, New York. These leases are set to expire in December 2024 and January 2024, respectively. Our Southfield, Michigan corporate office lease includes two additional five year renewal options to extend the lease through December 2034 and our New York, New York corporate office lease includes an additional five year renewal to extend the lease through January 2029.

We also have a ground finance lease at our Buttermilk Towne Center with the City of Crescent Springs, Kentucky. The lease provides for fixed annual payments of $0.1 million through maturity in December 2032, at which time we can acquire the land for one dollar.

Construction Costs

In connection with leasing activity and essential building improvments at various shopping centers as of September 30, 2020, we have entered into agreements for construction activities with an aggregate remaining cost of approximately $1.6 million.

Planned Capital Spending

We are focused on our core strengths of enhancing the value of our existing portfolio of shopping centers through successful leasing efforts and the completion of our pad development and expansion projects currently in process.

For the remainder of 2020, we anticipate spending between $5.0 million and $10.0 million for capital expenditures, of which $1.6 million is reflected in the construction commitments in the contractual obligations table. The total anticipated spending relates to leasing capital expenditures and essential building improvements. Estimates for future spending will change as new projects are approved and will depend on the continuing impact of the COVID-19 among other factors.

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Capitalization

At September 30, 2020 our total market capitalization was $1.4 billion. The table below reconciles total debt to net debt and sets forth our calculation of our total market capitalization as of September 30, 2020 and 2019:
September 30,
20202019
(In thousands)
Notes payable, net$1,053,378 $933,509 
Add: Unamortized premiums and deferred financing costs2,485 (315)
Finance lease obligation926 975 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash(220,122)(48,236)
Pro-rata share of unconsolidated entities cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash(2,877)— 
Net debt (1)
$833,790 $885,933 
Common shares outstanding80,055 79,850 
Operating Partnership Units outstanding1,909 1,909 
Restricted share awards (treasury method)167 692 
Total common shares and equivalents82,131 82,451 
Market price per common share (at September 30, 2020 and 2019)$5.44 $13.55 
Equity market capitalization$446,793 $1,117,211 
7.25% Series D Cumulative Convertible Perpetual Preferred Shares1,849 1,849 
Market price per convertible preferred share (at September 30, 2020 and 2019)$40.00 $55.30 
Convertible perpetual preferred shares (at market)$73,960 $102,250 
Total market capitalization$1,354,543 $2,105,394 
Net debt to total market capitalization61.6 %42.1 %
(1)Net debt represents (i) our total debt principal, which excludes unamortized premium and deferred financing costs, net, plus (ii) our finance lease obligation, less (iii) our cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, less (iv) our pro-rata share of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash of each of our unconsolidated entities. We believe this calculation is useful to understand our financial condition. Our method of calculating net debt may be different from methods used by other companies and may not be comparable.

At September 30, 2020, the non-controlling interest in the Operating Partnership was approximately 2.3%.  The OP Units outstanding may, under certain circumstances, be exchanged for our common shares of beneficial interest on a one-for-one basis.  We, as sole general partner of the Operating Partnership, have the option, but not the obligation, to settle exchanged OP Units held by others in cash based on the current trading price of our common shares of beneficial interest.  Assuming the exchange of all non-controlling interest OP Units, there would have been approximately 82.0 million common shares of beneficial interest outstanding at September 30, 2020, with a market value of approximately $445.9 million.

Inflation

Inflation has been relatively low in recent years and has not had a significant detrimental impact on the results of our operations.   Should inflation rates increase in the future, substantially all of our tenant leases contain provisions designed to mitigate the negative impact of inflation in the near term.  Such lease provisions include clauses that require our tenants to reimburse us for real estate taxes and many of the operating expenses we incur.  Also, many of our leases provide for periodic increases in base rent which are either of a fixed amount or based on changes in the consumer price index and/or percentage rents (where the tenant pays us rent based on percentage of its sales).  Significant inflation rate increases over a prolonged period of time may have a material adverse impact on our business.



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Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Certain of our key performance indicators are considered non-GAAP financial measures. Management uses these measures along with our GAAP financial statements in order to evaluate our operating results. We believe these additional measures provide users of our financial information additional comparable indicators of our industry, as well as, our performance.

Funds from Operations

We consider funds from operations, also known as “FFO,” to be an appropriate supplemental measure of the financial performance of an equity REIT. The National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“NAREIT”) is an industry body public REITs participate in and provides guidance to its members. Under the NAREIT definition, FFO represents net income (computed in accordance with GAAP), excluding gains (or losses) from sales of depreciable property and impairment provisions on depreciable real estate or on investments in non-consolidated investees that are driven by measurable decreases in the fair value of depreciable real estate held by the investee, plus depreciation and amortization, (excluding amortization of financing costs). Adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures are calculated to reflect funds from operations on the same basis. We have adopted the NAREIT definition in our computation of FFO.

In addition to FFO, we include Operating FFO as an additional measure of our financial and operating performance. Operating FFO excludes acquisition costs and periodic items such as gains (or losses) from sales of land and impairment provisions on land, bargain purchase gains, severance expense, executive management reorganization costs, net, accelerated amortization of debt premiums, gains or losses on extinguishment of debt, uncapitalized financing costs, insured expenses, net, accelerated write-offs of above and below market lease intangibles and R2G Venture LLC related costs that are not adjusted under the current NAREIT definition of FFO. We provide a reconciliation of FFO to Operating FFO. FFO and Operating FFO should not be considered alternatives to GAAP net income available to common shareholders or as alternatives to cash flow as measures of liquidity.

While we consider FFO and Operating FFO useful measures for reviewing our comparative operating and financial performance between periods or to compare our performance to different REITs, our computations of FFO and Operating FFO may differ from the computations utilized by other real estate companies, and therefore, may not be comparable.

We recognize the limitations of FFO and Operating FFO when compared to GAAP net income available to common shareholders. FFO and Operating FFO do not represent amounts available for needed capital replacement or expansion, debt service obligations, or other commitments and uncertainties. In addition, FFO and Operating FFO do not represent cash generated from operating activities in accordance with GAAP and are not necessarily indicative of cash available to fund cash needs, including the payment of dividends.

The following table illustrates the calculations of FFO and Operating FFO:
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Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
 September 30,September 30,
 2020201920202019
(In thousands, except per share data)
Net (loss) income$(1,993)$5,574 $(4,607)$19,229 
Net loss (income) attributable to noncontrolling partner interest46 (129)106 (448)
Preferred share dividends(1,676)(1,676)(5,026)(5,026)
Net (loss) income available to common shareholders(3,623)3,769 (9,527)13,755 
Adjustments:
Rental property depreciation and amortization expense18,149 19,787 56,588 59,436 
Pro-rata share of real estate depreciation from unconsolidated joint ventures (1)
2,116 4,898 35 
Gain on sale of depreciable real estate— — — (5,702)
Gain on sale of joint venture depreciable real estate— (385)— (385)
Other gain on unconsolidated joint ventures— (237)— (237)
FFO available to common shareholders16,642 22,941 51,959 66,902 
Noncontrolling interest in Operating Partnership (2)
(46)129 (106)448 
Preferred share dividends (assuming conversion) (3)
— 1,676 — 5,026 
FFO available to common shareholders and dilutive securities16,596 24,746 51,853 72,376 
Gain on sale of land— — — (371)
Severance expense (4)
88 32 216 130 
Executive management reorganization, net (4) (5)
— 329 — 775 
Transaction costs (6)
— — 186 — 
Loss on extinguishment of debt— — — 622 
Insured expenses, net(1,092)— (2,745)— 
Above and below market lease intangible write-offs135 (1,381)(256)(3,055)
Pro-rata share of acquisition costs from unconsolidated joint ventures (1)
— 407 — 
Pro-rata share of above and below market lease intangible write-offs from unconsolidated joint ventures (1)
(506)— (506)— 
Payment of loan amendment fees (4)
— — 184 — 
Bond interest proceeds (7)
— — (213)— 
Operating FFO available to common shareholders and dilutive securities$15,227 $23,726 $49,126 $70,477 
Weighted average common shares80,051 79,848 79,978 79,786 
Shares issuable upon conversion of OP Units (2)
1,909 1,909 1,909 1,909 
Dilutive effect of restricted stock167 692 297 693 
Shares issuable upon conversion of preferred shares (3)
— 6,954 — 6,954 
Weighted average equivalent shares outstanding, diluted82,127 89,403 82,184 89,342 
Diluted (loss) earnings per share (8)
$(0.05)$0.05 $(0.12)$0.17 
Per share adjustments for FFO available to common shareholders and dilutive securities0.25 0.23 0.75 0.64 
FFO available to common shareholders and dilutive securities per share, diluted$0.20 $0.28 $0.63 $0.81 
Per share adjustments for Operating FFO available to common shareholders and dilutive securities(0.01)(0.01)(0.03)(0.02)
Operating FFO available to common shareholders and dilutive securities per share, diluted$0.19 $0.27 $0.60 $0.79 
(1)Amounts noted are included in Earnings from unconsolidated joint ventures.
(2)The total noncontrolling interest reflects OP Units convertible on a one-to-one basis into common shares.
(3)7.25% Series D Cumulative Convertible Perpetual Preferred Shares of Beneficial Interest, $0.01 par value per share paid annual dividends of $6.7 million and are currently convertible into approximately 7.0 million common shares. They are dilutive only when earnings or FFO exceed approximately $0.24 per diluted share per quarter and $0.96 per diluted share per year. The conversion ratio is subject to adjustment based upon a number of factors, and such adjustment could affect the dilutive impact of the Series D convertible preferred shares on FFO and earnings per share in future periods.
(4)Amounts noted are included in General and Administrative expense.
(5)For 2019, largely comprised of severance to a former executive officer and performance award expense related to the former Chief Executive Officer.
(6)Costs associated with terminated transactions.
(7)Amounts noted are included in Other income (expense), net.
(8)The denominator to calculate diluted loss per share for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 includes weighted average common shares only. The denominator to calculate diluted earnings per share for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 includes weighted average common shares and restricted stock.
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NOI, Same Property NOI and NOI from Other Investments

NOI consists of (i) rental income and other property income, before straight-line rental income, amortization of lease inducements, amortization of acquired above and below market lease intangibles and lease termination fees less (ii) real estate taxes and all recoverable and non-recoverable operating expenses other than straight-line ground rent expense, in each case, including our share of these items from our R2G Venture LLC unconsolidated joint venture.

NOI, Same Property NOI and NOI from Other Investments are supplemental non-GAAP financial measures of real estate companies' operating performance. Same Property NOI is considered by management to be a relevant performance measure of our operations because it includes only the NOI of comparable operating properties for the reporting period. Same Property NOI for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 represents NOI from the Company's same property portfolio consisting of 41 consolidated operating properties acquired or placed in service and stabilized prior to January 1, 2019 and five previously consolidated properties contributed to the newly formed joint venture, R2G Venture LLC, in December 2019. Same property NOI from these five properties includes 51.5% of their NOI as a consolidated property for the period January 1, 2019 through December 9, 2019 and 51.5% of their NOI as an unconsolidated property accounted for under the equity method for the period December 10, 2019 through September 30, 2020. Same Property NOI excludes properties under redevelopment or where activities have started in preparation for redevelopment. A property is designated as a redevelopment when planned improvements significantly impact the property. NOI from Other Investments for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 represents NOI primarily from (i) properties disposed of and acquired during 2019 and 2020, (ii) 48.5% of the NOI prior to December 10, 2019 from the five previously consolidated properties contributed to the R2G Venture LLC unconsolidated joint venture, (iii) Webster Place and Rivertowne Square where the Company has begun activities in anticipation of future redevelopment, (iv) certain property related employee compensation, benefits, and travel expense and (v) non-comparable operating income and expense adjustments.

NOI, Same Property NOI and NOI from Other Investments should not be considered alternatives to net income in accordance with GAAP or as measures of liquidity. Our method of calculating these measures may differ from methods used by other REITs and, accordingly, may not be comparable to such other REITs.

The following is a summary of our properties for the periods noted with consistent classification in the prior period for presentation of Same Property NOI:
Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,
Property Designation2020201920202019
Same-property46464646
Acquisitions (1)
11
Redevelopment (2)
2222
Total properties49484948
(1)Includes the following property for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020: Lakehills Plaza.
(2)Includes the following properties: Rivertowne Square and Webster Place. The entire property indicated for each period is completely excluded from Same Property NOI.


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The following is a reconciliation of our net income available to common shareholders to Same Property NOI:
Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,
2020201920202019
(in thousands)
Net (loss) income available to common shareholders$(3,623)$3,769 $(9,527)$13,755 
Adjustments to reconcile to Same Property NOI:
Preferred share dividends1,676 1,676 5,026 5,026 
Net (loss) income attributable to noncontrolling interest(46)129 (106)448 
Income tax (benefit) provision(87)11 (37)82 
Interest expense9,913 9,917 29,491 30,350 
Loss on extinguishment of debt— — — 622 
Earnings from unconsolidated joint ventures(456)(373)(1,514)(453)
Gain on sale of real estate— — — (6,073)
Other gain on unconsolidated joint venture— (237)— (237)
Insured expenses, net(1,092)— (2,745)— 
Other (income) expense, net92 (4)(322)227 
Management and other fee income(338)(88)(917)(178)
Depreciation and amortization18,295 20,018 57,003 59,865 
Transaction costs— — 186 — 
General and administrative expenses6,062 6,249 18,979 18,845 
Pro-rata share of NOI from unconsolidated joint venture (1)
2,006 — 6,156 — 
Lease termination fees(43)(102)(185)(334)
Amortization of lease inducements225 135 554 359 
Amortization of acquired above and below market lease intangibles(515)(2,172)(2,248)(5,544)
Straight-line ground rent expense77 77 230 230 
Straight-line rental income1,100 (567)2,018 (1,951)
NOI (2)
33,246 38,438 102,042 115,039 
NOI from Other Investments811 (1,293)1,602 (4,232)
Same Property NOI (3)
$34,057 $37,145 $103,644 $110,807 
Period-end Occupancy92.4 %93.0 %92.4 %93.0 %
(1)Represents 51.5% of the NOI from the five properties contributed to R2G Venture LLC after December 9, 2019.
(2)Includes 100.0% of the NOI from the five properties contributed to R2G Venture LLC prior to December 10, 2019 and 51.5% of the NOI from the same five properties after December 9, 2019
(3)Includes 51.5% of the NOI from the five properties contributed to R2G Venture LLC for all periods presented.
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Item 3.  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

We have exposure to interest rate risk on our variable rate debt obligations.  Based on market conditions, we may manage our exposure to interest rate risk by entering into interest rate swap agreements to hedge our variable rate debt.  We are not subject to any foreign currency exchange rate risk or commodity price risk, or other material rate or price risks.  Based on our variable rate debt, interest rates and interest rate swap agreements in effect at September 30, 2020, a 100 basis point change in interest rates would impact our future earnings and cash flows by approximately $1.3 million annually.  We believe that a 100 basis point increase in interest rates would decrease the fair value of our total outstanding debt by approximately $27.6 million at September 30, 2020.

We had derivative instruments outstanding with an aggregate notional amount of $385.0 million as of September 30, 2020.  The agreements provided for swapping one-month LIBOR to fixed interest rates ranging from 1.26% to 1.77% and had expirations ranging from 2021 to 2027.  The following table sets forth information as of September 30, 2020 concerning our long-term debt obligations, including principal cash flows by scheduled amortization payment and scheduled maturity, weighted average interest rates of maturing amounts and fair market value:
20202021202220232024ThereafterTotalFair
Value
(In thousands)
Fixed-rate debt$609 $39,508 $52,397 $129,388 $125,879 $583,082 $930,863 $880,461 
Average interest rate5.3 %3.8 %5.7 %3.5 %3.7 %3.8 %3.8 %4.6 %
Variable-rate debt$— $— $— $125,000 $— $— $125,000 $125,000 
Average interest rate— %— %— %1.3 %— %— %1.3 %1.3 %
 
We estimated the fair value of our fixed rate mortgages using a discounted cash flow analysis, based on borrowing rates for similar types of borrowing arrangements with the same remaining maturity.  Considerable judgment is required to develop estimated fair values of financial instruments.  The table incorporates only those exposures that exist at September 30, 2020 and does not consider those exposures or positions which could arise after that date or firm commitments as of such date.  Therefore, the information presented therein has limited predictive value.  Our actual interest rate fluctuations will depend on the exposures that arise during the period and on market interest rates at that time.

In July 2017, the Financial Conduct Authority, the authority that regulates LIBOR, announced it intends to stop compelling banks to submit rates for the calculation of LIBOR after 2021. The Alternative Reference Rates Committee (ARRC) has proposed that the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) is the rate that represents best practice as the alternative to USD-LIBOR for use in derivatives and other financial contracts that are currently indexed to USD-LIBOR. ARRC has proposed a paced market transition plan to SOFR from USD-LIBOR and organizations are currently working on industry wide and company specific transition plans as it relates to derivatives and cash markets exposed to USD-LIBOR. There is no guarantee that a transition from LIBOR to an alternative will not result in financial market disruptions, significant increases in benchmark rates, or financing costs to borrowers. We have material contracts that are indexed to USD-LIBOR, and we are monitoring this activity and evaluating the related risks.

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Item 4. Controls and Procedures

Disclosure Controls and Procedures

We maintain disclosure controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our reports under the  Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (“Exchange Act”), such as this report on Form 10-Q, is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.  In designing and evaluating the disclosure controls and procedures, management recognizes that any controls and procedures, no matter how well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable assurance of achieving the designed control objectives, and therefore management is required to apply its judgment in evaluating the cost-benefit relationship of possible controls and procedures.

We carried out an assessment as of September 30, 2020 of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures.  This assessment was done under the supervision and with the participation of management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer.  Based on such evaluation, our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that such disclosure controls and procedures were effective at the reasonable assurance level as of September 30, 2020.

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

During the quarter ended September 30, 2020, there were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

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PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1.  Legal Proceedings

From time to time, we are involved in certain litigation arising in the ordinary course of business. We do not believe that any of this litigation will have a material effect on our consolidated financial statements. There are no material pending governmental proceedings.

Item 1A.  Risk Factors

For a discussion of our potential risks and uncertainties, see the information below and under the heading “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2020, and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2020.

The current pandemic of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, and the future outbreak of other highly infectious or contagious diseases, could materially and adversely impact or disrupt our financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and performance.

Since being reported in December 2019, COVID-19 has spread globally, including to every state in the United States. On March 11, 2020, the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic, and on March 13, 2020, the United States declared a national emergency with respect to COVID-19.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had and could continue to have, and another pandemic in the future could have, repercussions across regional and global economies and financial markets. The outbreak of COVID-19 in many countries, including the United States, has significantly adversely impacted global economic activity and has contributed to significant volatility and negative pressure in financial markets. The global impact of the outbreak has been rapidly evolving and, as cases of COVID-19 have continued to be identified in additional countries, many countries, including the United States, have reacted by instituting quarantines, mandating business and school closures and restricting travel.

Certain states and cities, including where we own properties and where our principal places of business are located, have also reacted by instituting quarantines, restrictions on travel, “shelter-in-place” rules or "stay at home" orders, social distancing protocols, restrictions on types of business that may continue to operate, and/or restrictions on the types of construction projects that may continue. The Company cannot predict if additional states and cities will implement similar restrictions or when restrictions currently in place will expire or be relaxed or the effect of such expiration or relaxation. As a result, the COVID-19 pandemic is negatively impacting almost every industry directly or indirectly, including industries in which we and our tenants operate. A number of our tenants have announced temporary closures of their stores or modifications of their operations and requested rent deferral or rent abatement during this pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic, or a future pandemic, could also have material and adverse effects on our ability to successfully operate and on our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows due to, among other factors:
A complete or partial closure of, or other operational issues, including a decrease in customer traffic at, one or more of our properties resulting from government or tenant action, which have and could continue to adversely affect our operations and those of our tenants;
The downturn in the economy may result in the inability of one or more of our tenants to be able to meet their obligations to us in full, or at all, or to otherwise seek modifications of such obligations, (including early lease terminations) or may result in bankruptcy or insolvency of one or more tenants;
The reduced economic activity could result in a prolonged recession, which could negatively impact consumer discretionary spending and changes in consumer behavior, as well as a decrease in individuals' willingness to frequent our properties once tenants reopen as a result of the public health risks and social impacts of such pandemic, which could affect the ability of our properties to generate sufficient revenues to meet operating and other expenses in the short and long term;
Difficulty accessing debt and equity capital on attractive terms, or at all, impacts to our credit ratings, and severe disruption and instability in the global financial markets or deterioration in credit and financing conditions may affect our access to capital necessary to fund business operations or address maturing liabilities on a timely basis or at all and our tenants' ability to fund their business operations and meet their obligations to us;
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Our ability to remain in compliance with financial covenants of our credit facility and other debt agreements, as amended, which non-compliance could result in a default and potentially an acceleration of indebtedness, and could negatively impact our ability to make additional borrowings;
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 or desire to grow our portfolio of properties;
A decrease in retail demand could make it difficult for us to renew or re-lease our properties at favorable rates, or at all, which could cause interruptions or delays in the receipt of rental payments, and we could incur significant increased re-leasing costs;
A deterioration in our or our tenants' ability to operate in affected areas or delays in the supply of products or services to us or our tenants from vendors that are needed for our or our tenants' efficient operations could adversely affect our operations and those of our tenants;
The potential negative impact on the health of our personnel or the personnel of our tenants, particularly if a significant number of our or their executive management team or key personnel are impacted, could result in a deterioration in our and our tenants' ability to ensure business continuity during this disruption;
Moratoriums imposed by certain jurisdictions on landlord commercial eviction proceedings and collection actions. We may experience delays in commencing actions and recovering costs, and we may be unable to recover all amounts due under the applicable lease agreements;
The failure of our tenants to reopen may result in co-tenancy claims as a result of the failure to satisfy occupancy thresholds;
The increase in unanticipated operating costs as a result of compliance with regulations, additional sanitation measures, remote working arrangements and changes to regulations requiring mandatory paid time off for employees;
Any inability to effectively manage our portfolio and operations while working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic and for a time after such pandemic, which could adversely impact our business;
The limited access to our facilities, management, tenants, support staff and professional advisors, which could decrease the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures and internal control over financial reporting, increase our susceptibility to cybersecurity breaches or hamper our ability to comply with regulatory obligations leading to reputational harm and regulatory issues or fines; and
Our insurance may not cover loss of revenue or other expenses resulting from the pandemic and related shelter-in-place rules.

The extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic impacts our operations and those of our tenants will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted with confidence, including the scope, magnitude and duration of the pandemic, the actions taken to contain the pandemic or mitigate its impact, all of which could vary by geographic region, and the direct and indirect economic effects of the pandemic and containment measures, among others. Additional closures by our tenants of their stores and early terminations by our tenants of their leases could reduce our cash flows, which, among other effects, could impact our ability to restart paying dividends to our shareholders at expected levels or at all.

The rapid development and fluidity of this situation precludes any prediction as to the full adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, the COVID-19 pandemic presents material uncertainty and risk with respect to our financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and performance. Moreover, many risk factors set forth in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2020, and the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2020 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

Common share repurchases during the quarterly period ended September 30, 2020 were as follows:
PeriodTotal Number of Shares PurchasedAverage Price Paid Per ShareTotal Number of Shares Purchased as Part of Publicly Announced Plans or ProgramsMaximum Number of Shares that May Yet Be Purchased Under the Plans or Programs
July 1, 2020 to July 31, 2020284 $6.33 
August 1, 2020 to August 31, 20201,947 6.23 
September 1, 2020 to September 30, 20202,120 5.90 
Total4,351 $6.08 

During the quarterly period ended September 30, 2020, we withheld 4,351 shares from employees to satisfy estimated statutory income tax obligations related to vesting of restricted share awards. The value of the common shares withheld was based on the closing price of our common shares on the applicable vesting date.

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Item 6. Exhibits
Exhibit No.Description
31.1*
31.2*
32.1*
32.2*
101.SCH*Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document.
101.CAL*Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document.
101.DEF*Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document.
101.LAB*Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document.
101.PRE*Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document.
104*Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL with applicable taxonomy extension information contained in Exhibits 101.*).
___________________________
*    Filed herewith
**    Management contract or compensatory plan or arrangement
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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
 
 RPT REALTY
  
Date: November 5, 2020
By: /s/ BRIAN L. HARPER
Brian L. Harper
President and Chief Executive Officer
(Principal Executive Officer)
  
Date: November 5, 2020
By: /s/ MICHAEL P. FITZMAURICE
Michael P. Fitzmaurice
Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial Officer)
  
Date: November 5, 2020
By: /s/ RAYMOND J. MERK
Raymond J. Merk
Chief Accounting Officer
(Principal Accounting Officer)

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