education realty trust inc (EDR) Key Developments
EdR Declares Quarterly Dividend, Payable on August 14, 2015
Jul 15 15
EdR announced that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.37 per share of common stock. This is an increase from the previous dividend rate of $0.36 per share of common stock. The dividend will be payable August 14, 2015 to shareholders of record as of July 31, 2015.
EdR Appoint Two Executives, Effective from June 1, 2015
May 26 15
EdR announced two changes, effective June 1, 2015, within the finance department: J. Drew Koester to senior vice president of capital markets and investor relations, and Lindsey Mackie to Koester’s previous position of senior vice president and chief accounting officer. In his newly created role, Mr. Koester will manage all day-to-day responsibilities for capital market and investor relations activities along with EdR’s internal audit activities, enterprise risk management, budgeting and financial planning. Ms. Mackie’s responsibilities will include corporate and property accounting, treasury, capital projects and financial reporting teams. Mr. Koester joined EdR in September 2004 as vice president and chief accounting officer to help lead the company through its initial public offering and transition into a publicly traded firm. Prior to joining EdR, Ms. Mackie was with Deloitte & Touche, LLP, for six years, advancing to audit manager in her last two years with the firm.
EDR Appoints Dan Gottlieb as Chief Operating Officer
May 14 15
EDR announced that Dan Gottlieb has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer. In his role at the company, Dan will be involved in the strategic growth and expansion of the business. Prior to joining the company, Dan was Chief Operating Officer at the New York-based data and analytics firm Trepp LLC. At Trepp, Dan focused on applying innovation to align tactics and strategy as the leader of the interrelated Product Management, Software Development and Infrastructure departments. During his career, Dan has been an active participant in the CRE technology industry as a member of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council and as a board member of Mercatus Inc.
EdR Presents at REITWEEK 2015: NAREIT's Investor Forum, Jun-10-2015 04:15 PM
Apr 30 15
EdR Presents at REITWEEK 2015: NAREIT's Investor Forum, Jun-10-2015 04:15 PM. Venue: New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019, United States.
EdR Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015; Reaffirms Earnings Guidance for the Full Year 2015
Apr 29 15
EdR reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. Net income attributable to common stockholders for the quarter was $6.9 million, or $0.14, per diluted share, compared to net income of $12.1 million, or $0.31, per diluted share, for the prior year. The $5.1 million decrease in net income attributable to common shareholders relates primarily to the following: a $7.7 million increase in total community NOI, offset by no gain on the disposal of assets for 2015 versus $10.9 million in 2014, and a $2.1 million increase in depreciation most related to communities added in 2014. Core FFO for the quarter was $24.3 million, as compared to $19.4 million in the prior year, an increase of 25.5%. The improvement in Core FFO mainly reflects an increase in NOI from new communities offset by higher ground lease expense, G&A costs and interest expense in 2015. Core FFO per share/unit for the quarter was flat to prior year at $0.50 as a result of dilution from 2014 capital transactions. Total revenues were $64,129,000 against $54,545,000 against a year ago. Operating income was $13,838,000 against $8,312,000 a year ago.
Based upon the Company's current estimates, management reaffirms its Core FFO per share/unit guidance, provided on January 22, 2015, of $1.74 to $1.82, for the year ending December 31, 2015. This guidance does not include the impact of any new unannounced third-party development or management contracts, acquisitions, dispositions, ONE PlanSM developments or capital transactions.