Agree Realty Reports 15.7 Percent Increase in Net Income for First Quarter

by Kristin Harlow

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH. — Agree Realty Corp. (NYSE: ADC) recorded $21.2 million in net income during the first quarter, up from $18.3 million the same period a year ago, a 15.7 percent increase. As of March 31, the retail REIT’s portfolio consisted of 868 properties located in 46 states totaling 16.3 million square feet of gross leasable area. The portfolio was approximately 99.3 percent leased.

In regard to COVID-19, as of April 17, Agree received April rent payments from over 87 percent of its portfolio. All of the company’s investment-grade tenants paid April rent. Agree received short-term rent relief requests or requests for further discussions regarding rent from approximately 33 percent of its portfolio. Not all tenant requests will result in modification agreements, nor is the company forgoing its contractual rights under lease agreements. Approximately 81 percent of stores within Agree’s portfolio are currently open, 26 percent of which are operating on a limited basis. The remaining 19 percent are closed.

Total acquisition volume for the first quarter of 2020, excluding acquisition and closing costs, totaled $227.7 million and included 51 assets net leased to off-price retail, auto parts, general merchandise, dollar store, home improvement, grocery and auto service retailers. The company’s outlook for acquisition volume in 2020 ranges from $700 million to $800 million. During the first quarter, Agree sold six properties for gross proceeds of $25.1 million. Tenants at the sold properties included JoAnn Fabrics, Academy Sports, four franchise restaurants and Walgreens.

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