Gladstone Commercial Provides a Business Update

MCLEAN, VA / ACCESSWIRE / December 14, 2020 / Gladstone Commercial Corporation (NASDAQ:GOOD) ("we" or "Gladstone Commercial") is a real estate investment trust focused on acquiring, owning and operating net leased industrial and office properties across the United States. We are providing the following business update regarding the portfolio performance during the time of market volatility related to, among other factors, the global COVID-19 pandemic.

  • For the year ending December 31, 2020 we collected 99% of our cash base rents. Approximately 98% of December cash base rents have been paid and collected resulting in a fourth quarter cash base rental collection of 99%. We collected 99% of third quarter, 98% of second quarter and 100% of first quarter cash base rents. With respect to the four child care and learning centers referenced in our previous business updates, we have agreed to a short term rent deferral arrangement without any rental abatement.
  • We remain within a small subset of U.S. equity REITs that have maintained their dividend rate and payment of distributions in tandem with this high level of rental collections during the COVID-19 pandemic. Portfolio occupancy is in excess of 95% as of December 14, 2020.
  • We have continued to raise additional capital through our at-the-market programs to fund acquisitions and operating needs. Since July 1, 2020 we have issued 954,000 shares of common stock for net proceeds of $17.3 million and 214,000 shares of Series E perpetual preferred stock for net proceeds of $5.2 million.
  • We continue to have ample liquidity and a strong capital structure. As of December 14, 2020, our current available liquidity is in excess of $40.0 million via our revolving credit facility and cash on hand.
  • Our leasing initiatives continue to be successful in the COVID-19 environment. On December 1, 2020 we announced a lease with ViaQuest Inc. at our office and laboratory property in Akron, Ohio, located at 260 Springside Drive. ViaQuest signed a seven-year lease for 21,000 square feet in the 79,000 square foot building. This transaction expands our relationship with Viaquest as they also occupy our 78,000 square foot office property in Columbus, Ohio through 2030.
  • We continue to execute our growth strategy. Based on our current acquisition pipeline, we anticipate incremental acquisitions in the next 30 to 45 days totaling approximately $40 million to $45 million.

We may receive additional rent relief requests during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we are unable to quantify the outcomes of potential future negotiation of relief packages, the success of any tenant's financial prospects or the amount of relief requests that we will ultimately receive or grant.

About Gladstone Commercial (Nasdaq: GOOD)

Gladstone Commercial is a real estate investment trust focused on acquiring, owning and operating net leased industrial and office properties across the United States. As of September 30, 2020, Gladstone Commercial's real estate portfolio consisted of 122 properties located in 28 states, totaling approximately 14.9 million square feet. For additional information please visit www.gladstonecommercial.com

For Broker Submittals:

South Central:
Midwest/Northeast:
Buzz Cooper
Matt Tucker
Executive Vice President
Executive Vice President
(703) 287-5815
(703) 287-5830
   
Southeast / West:
 
Brandon Flickinger
 
Executive Vice President
 
(703) 287-5819
 
 
   

Investor or Media Inquiries:

Bob Cutlip
 
President - Gladstone Commercial Corporation
(703) 287-5878
 
 
   

All statements contained in this press release, other than historical facts, may constitute "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. Words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates" and variations of these words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Readers should not rely upon forward-looking statements because the matters they describe are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause the Gladstone Commercial's business, financial condition, liquidity, results of operations, funds from operations or prospects to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such statements. Such risks and uncertainties are disclosed under the caption "Risk Factors" of the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, as filed with the SEC on February 12, 2020 and certain other filings we make with the SEC. Gladstone Commercial cautions readers not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements which speak only as of the date made. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

For Investor Relations inquiries related to any of the monthly dividend paying Gladstone funds, please visit www.gladstonecompanies.com.

SOURCE: Gladstone Commercial Corporation