10-Q 1 d340807d10q.htm FORM 10-Q Form 10-Q
2025-11-162026-11-16falseQ1--12-310001593222BCIn September 2019, the Company entered into a five-year $50 million Term Loan (the “Term Loan”) increasing its authorized borrowings under the Unsecured Credit Facility from $250 million to $300 million. Borrowings under the Term Loan bear interest at a rate equal to the LIBOR rate plus a margin between 125 to 215 basis points depending upon the Company’s consolidated leverage ratio. In conjunction with the Term Loan, the Company also entered into a five-year interest rate swap for a notional amount of $50 million (the “Interest Rate Swap”). Pursuant to the Interest Rate Swap, the Company will pay a fixed rate of approximately 1.27% of the notional amount annually, payable monthly, and receive floating rate 30-day LIBOR payments.In March 2018, the Company entered into the Credit Agreement for the Unsecured Credit Facility that provides for commitments of up to $250 million, which includes an accordion feature that allows the Company to borrow up to $500 million, subject to customary terms and conditions. On November 16, 2021, the Company entered into an Amended and Restated Credit Agreement for the Unsecured Credit Facility that provides for commitments of up to $300 million. Combined with the Company’s existing five-year Term Loan, the total authorized borrowings increased from $300 million to $350 million. The Unsecured Credit Facility matures in November 2025 and may be extended 12 months at the Company’s option upon meeting certain conditions. Borrowings under the Unsecured Credit Facility bear interest at a rate equal to the LIBOR rate plus a margin of between 125 to 225 basis points depending upon the Company’s consolidated leverage ratio. As of March 31, 2022, the Unsecured Credit Facility had $152.0 million drawn and $4.2 million of letter of credit to satisfy escrow requirements for mortgage lenders. The Unsecured Credit Facility requires the Company to maintain a fixed charge coverage ratio of no less than 1.50x.The mortgage loan anticipated repayment date (“ARD”) is March 1, 2027. The final scheduled maturity date can be extended up to 5 years beyond the ARD. 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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
 
 
FORM
10-Q
 
 
(Mark One)
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2022
OR
 
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from
                    
to
                    
Commission File Number:
001-36409
 
 
CITY OFFICE REIT, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
 
Maryland
 
98-1141883
(State or other jurisdiction
 
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation or organization)
 
Identification No.)
666 Burrard Street
Suite 3210
Vancouver, BC
V6C 2X8
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (604)
806-3366
 
 
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 Stock, $0.01 par value
6.625% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value per share
 
CIO
CIO.PrA
 
New York Stock Exchange
New York Stock Exchange
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    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 definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule
12b-2
of the Exchange Act.     
 
Large accelerated filer      Accelerated filer  
       
Non-accelerated filer
     Smaller reporting company  
       
         Emerging growth company  
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act  ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule
12b-2
of the Exchange Act).    Yes  ☐      No
The number of shares of Common Stock, $0.01 par value, of the registrant outstanding at May
2
, 2022 was 43,554,375.
 
 
 

City Office REIT, Inc.
Quarterly Report on Form
10-Q
For the Quarter Ended March 31, 2022
Table of Contents
 
  
 
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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1. Financial Statements
City Office REIT, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except par value and share data)
 
 
  
March 31,

2022
 
 
December 31,
2021
 
Assets
  
 
Real estate properties
  
 
Land
   $ 200,686     $ 204,801  
Building and improvement
     1,228,976       1,244,177  
Tenant improvement
     122,604       119,011  
Furniture, fixtures and equipment
     664       664  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
       1,552,930       1,568,653  
Accumulated depreciation
     (160,188     (157,356
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
       1,392,742       1,411,297  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
     26,742       21,321  
Restricted cash
     20,903       20,945  
Rents receivable, net
     35,466       30,415  
Deferred leasing costs, net
     19,516       20,327  
Acquired lease intangible assets, net
     65,285       68,925  
Sales-type lease receivable

     42,599        
Other assets

     28,930       28,283  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Total Assets
   $ 1,632,183     $ 1,601,513  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Liabilities and Equity
                
Liabilities:
                
Debt
   $ 662,462     $ 653,648  
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
     33,423       27,101  
Deferred rent
     11,164       11,600  
Tenant rent deposits
     6,458       6,165  
Acquired lease intangible liabilities, net
     10,463       10,872  
Other liabilities
     21,086       21,532  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Total Liabilities
     745,056       730,918  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Commitments and Contingencies (Note 9)
                
Equity:
                
6.625% Series A Preferred stock, $0.01 par value per share, 5,600,000 shares authorized, 4,480,000 issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021
     112,000       112,000  
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized, 43,554,375
 s
hares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021
     435       435  
Additional
paid-in
capital
     483,033       482,061  
Retained earnings
     289,388       275,502  
Accumulated other comprehensive income/(loss)
     1,372       (382
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Total Stockholders’ Equity
     886,228       869,616  
Non-controlling
interests in properties
     899       979  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Total Equity
     887,127       870,595  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Total Liabilities and Equity
   $ 1,632,183     $ 1,601,513  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements
.
 
1

City Office REIT, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share data)

 
  
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
 
  
2022
 
 
2021
 
Rental and other revenues
   $ 44,852     $ 39,516  
Operating expenses:
                
Property operating expenses
     16,489       14,118  
General and administrative
     3,456       2,801  
Depreciation and amortization
     15,815       14,415  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Total operating expenses
     35,760       31,334  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Operating income
     9,092       8,182  
Interest expense:
                
Contractual interest expense
     (5,747     (6,243
Amortization of deferred financing costs and debt fair value
     (312     (330
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
       (6,059     (6,573
Net gain on sale of real estate property
     21,658       47,400  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Net income
     24,691       49,009  
Less:
                
Net income attributable to
non-controlling
interests in properties
     (171     (192
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Net income attributable to the Company
     24,520       48,817  
Preferred stock distributions
     (1,855     (1,855
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Net income attributable to common stockholders
   $ 22,665     $ 46,962  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Net income per common share:
                
Basic
   $ 0.52     $ 1.08  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Diluted
   $ 0.51     $ 1.07  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
                
Basic
     43,554       43,397  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Diluted
     44,406       44,043  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Dividend distributions declared per common share
   $ 0.20     $ 0.15  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements
.
 
2

City Office REIT, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)
 
 
  
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
 
  
2022
 
 
2021
 
Net income
   $ 24,691     $ 49,009  
Other comprehensive income:
                
Unrealized cash flow hedge gain
     1,614       527  
Amounts reclassified to interest expense
     140       142  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Other comprehensive income
     1,754       669  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Comprehensive income
     26,445       49,678  
Less:
                
Comprehensive income attributable to
non-controlling
interests in properties
     (171     (192
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Comprehensive income attributable to the Company
   $ 26,274     $ 49,486  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of
these
condensed consolidated financial statements
.
 
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City Office REIT, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Equity
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)
 
 
 
Number
of shares
of
preferred
stock
 
 
Preferred
stock
 
 
Number
of
shares of
common
stock
 
 
Common
stock
 
 
Additional
paid-in

capital
 
 
Retained
earnings
 
 
Accumulated
other
comprehensive
(loss)/income
 
 
Total
stockholders’
equity
 
 
Non-controlling

interests in
properties
 
 
Total
equity
 
Balance—December 31, 2021
    4,480     $ 112,000       43,554     $ 435     $ 482,061     $ 275,502     $ (382   $ 869,616     $ 979     $ 870,595  
Restricted stock award grants and vesting
    —         —         —         —         972       (68     —         904       —         904  
Common stock dividend distribution declared
    —         —         —         —         —         (8,711     —         (8,711     —         (8,711
Preferred stock dividend distribution declared
    —         —         —         —         —         (1,855     —         (1,855     —         (1,855
Contributions
    —         —         —         —         —         —         —         —         3       3  
Distributions
    —         —         —         —         —         —         —         —         (254     (254
Net income
    —         —         —         —         —         24,520       —         24,520       171       24,691  
Other comprehensive income
    —         —         —         —         —         —         1,754       1,754       —         1,754  
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
 
Balance—March 31, 2022
    4,480     $ 112,000       43,554     $ 435     $ 483,033     $ 289,388     $ 1,372     $ 886,228     $ 899     $ 887,127  
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
 
                     
   
Number
of shares
of
preferred
stock
   
Preferred
stock
   
Number
of
shares of
common
stock
   
Common
stock
   
Additional
paid-in

capital
   
Accumulated
deficit
   
Accumulated
other
comprehensive
loss
   
Total
stockholders’
equity
   
Non-controlling

interests in
properties
   
Total
equity
 
Balance—December 31, 2020
    4,480     $ 112,000       43,397     $ 433     $ 479,411     $ (172,958   $ (1,960   $ 416,926     $ 949     $ 417,875  
Restricted stock award grants and vesting
    —         —         —         —         695       (50     —         645       —         645  
Common stock dividend distribution declared
    —         —         —         —         —         (6,510     —         (6,510     —         (6,510
Preferred stock dividend distribution declared
    —         —         —         —         —         (1,855     —         (1,855     —         (1,855
Distributions
    —         —         —         —         —         —         —         —         (220     (220
Net income
    —         —         —         —         —         48,817       —         48,817       192       49,009  
Other comprehensive 
income
    —         —         —         —         —         —         669       669       —         669  
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
 
Balance—March 31, 2021
    4,480     $ 112,000       43,397     $ 433     $ 480,106     $ (132,556   $ (1,291   $ 458,692     $ 921     $ 459,613  
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements
.
 
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City Office REIT, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)
 
 
  
Three Months Ended

March 31,
 
 
  
2022
 
 
2021
 
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:
  
 
Net income
   $ 24,691     $ 49,009  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
                
Depreciation and amortization
     15,815       14,415  
Amortization of deferred financing costs and debt fair value
     312       330  
Amortization of above and below market leases
     63       105  
Straight-line rent/expense
     (2,050     (61
Non-cash
stock compensation
     904       645  
Net gain on sale of real estate property
     (21,658     (47,400
Changes in
non-cash
working capital:
                
Rents receivable, net
     (3,844     1,014  
Other assets
     534       (531
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
     35       (1,807
Deferred rent
     (436     (47
Tenant rent deposits
     293       (148
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Net Cash Provided By Operating Activities
     14,659       15,524  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Cash Flows (to)/from Investing Activities:
                
Additions to real estate properties
     (6,476     (6,248
Net proceeds from sale of real estate
     1,000       93,303  
Deferred leasing costs
     (1,423 )     (1,934
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Net Cash (Used in)/Provided By Investing Activities
     (6,899     85,121  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Cash Flows to Financing Activities:
                
Proceeds from borrowings
     14,000       45,000  
Repayment of borrowings
     (5,564     (149,826
Dividend distributions paid to stockholders
 
 
 
(10,566
)
 
 
 
 
(8,365
)
 
Distributions to
non-controlling
interests in properties
     (254     (220
Contributions from non-controlling interests in properties

     3        
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Net Cash Used In Financing Activities
     (2,381     (113,411
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Net Increase/(Decrease) in Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash
     5,379       (12,766
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash, Beginning of Period
     42,266       45,951  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash, End of Period
   $ 47,645     $ 33,185  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Reconciliation of Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash:
                
Cash and Cash Equivalents, End of Period
     26,742       14,890  
Restricted Cash, End of Period
     20,903       18,295  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash, End of Period
   $ 47,645     $ 33,185  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Supplemental Disclosures of Cash Flow Information:
                
Cash paid for interest
   $ 5,374     $ 6,322  
Purchase of additions in real estate properties included in accounts payable
   $ 10,465     $ 4,145  
Purchase of deferred leasing costs included in accounts payable
   $ 3,627     $ 493  
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements
.
 
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City Office REIT, Inc.
Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
1. Organization and Description of Business
City Office REIT, Inc. (the “Company”) was organized in the state of Maryland on November 26, 2013. On April 21, 2014, the Company completed its initial public offering (“IPO”) of shares of the Company’s common stock. The Company contributed the net proceeds of the IPO to City Office REIT Operating Partnership, L.P., a Maryland limited partnership (the “Operating Partnership”), in exchange for common units of limited partnership interest in the Operating Partnership (“common units”).
The Company’s interest in the Operating Partnership entitles the Company to share in distributions from, and allocations of profits and losses of, the Operating Partnership in proportion to the Company’s percentage ownership of common units. As the sole general partner of the Operating Partnership, the Company has the exclusive power under the Operating Partnership’s partnership agreement to manage and conduct the Operating Partnership’s business, subject to limited approval and voting rights of the limited partners.
The Company has elected to be taxed and will continue to operate in a manner that will allow it to continue to qualify as a real estate investment trust (“REIT”) under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”). Subject to qualification as a REIT, the Company will be permitted to deduct dividend distributions paid to its stockholders, eliminating the U.S. federal taxation of income represented by such distributions at the Company level. REITs are subject to a number of organizational and operational requirements. If the Company fails to qualify as a REIT in any taxable year, the Company will be subject to U.S. federal and state income tax on its taxable income at regular corporate tax rates and, for tax years beginning before 2018, any applicable alternative minimum tax.
2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Basis of Preparation and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared by the Company in accordance with Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) rules and regulations and generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (“US GAAP”) and in the opinion of management contain all adjustments (including normal recurring adjustments) necessary to present fairly the financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the periods presented. The preparation of financial statements in conformity with US GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the financial statements and accompanying notes. These condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and related notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form
10-K
for the year ended December 31, 202
1
.
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
In March 2020, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (the “FASB”) established Topic 848, Facilitation of the Effects of Reference Rate Reform on Financial Reporting, by issuing Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”)
No. 2020-04
(“ASU
2020-04”).
ASU
2020-04
provides companies with optional expedients and exceptions to the guidance on contract modifications and hedge accounting to ease the potential accounting burden associated with transitioning away from reference rates that are expected to be discontinued. For contracts affected by reference rate reform, if certain criteria are met, companies can elect to not remeasure contracts at the modification date or reassess a previous accounting conclusion. Companies can also elect various optional expedients that would allow them to continue applying hedge accounting for hedging relationships affected by reference rate reform if certain criteria are met. Further, in January 2021, the FASB issued ASU
No. 2021-01,
Reference Rate Reform (Topic 848) (“ASU
2021-01”).
ASU
2021-01
clarifies the scope of Topic 848 so that derivatives affected by the discounting transition are explicitly eligible for certain optional expedients and exceptions in Topic 848.
ASU
2020-04
and ASU
2021-01
can be applied as of the beginning of the interim period that includes March 12, 2020, however, the guidance will only be available for optional use through December 31, 2022. The new standard applies prospectively to contract modifications and hedging relationships and may be elected over time as reference rate reform activities occur. The Company has not yet adopted the standard and continues to evaluate the impact of ASU
2020-04
and ASU
2021-01
on its consolidated financial statements and may elect optional expedients in future periods as reference rate reform activities occur.
 
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In July 2021, the FASB issued ASU
No. 2021-05
(“ASU
2021-05”),
Leases (Topic 842): Lessors—Certain Leases with Variable Lease Payments. ASU
2021-05
requires lessors to classify a lease with variable lease payments that do not depend on an index or rate as an operating lease if the lease would have been classified as a sales-type lease or a direct financing lease under the
pre-ASU
classification criteria, and sales-type or direct financing classification would result in a Day 1 loss. The ASU is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2021. The ASU may be early adopted and can be applied either retrospectively to leases that commenced or were modified on or after the adoption of ASU
No. 2016-02
or prospectively to leases that commence or are modified on or after the date that an entity first applies the amendments. The Company adopted ASU
2021-05
prospectively on January 1, 2022. The adoption of ASU
2021-05
did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.
3. Real Estate Investments
Sale of Real Estate Property
During the three months ended March 31, 2022, the sole tenant at the Lake Vista Pointe property exercised its lease option to purchase the building and the Company signed a purchase and sale agreement with the tenant with the sale expected to close in June 2022. As of March 31, 2022, the Company received a deposit of $1.0 million. At the time the tenant exercised the option, the Company reassessed the lease classification of the lease, in accordance with ASC 842 – Leases, and determined the lease should be reclassified from an operating lease to a sales-type lease. Therefore, the Company derecognized the net book value of the property and recorded a sales-type lease receivable
 
of $
42.6
 million
 
which represents the discounted present value of the remaining lease payments and the purchase option price. This reclassification resulted in a gain on sale
 
of $
21.7 million.
On February 10, 2021, the Company sold the Cherry Creek property in Denver, Colorado for $95.0 million, resulting in an aggregate gain of $47.4 million net of disposal-related costs, which has been classified as net gain on sale of real estate property in the condensed consolidated statements of operations
.
4. Lease Intangibles
Lease intangibles and the value of assumed lease obligations as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021 were comprised of the following (in thousands):
 
 
  
Lease Intangible Assets
 
 
Lease Intangible Liabilities
 
March 31, 2022
  
Above

Market
Leases
 
 
In Place

Leases
 
 
Leasing
Commissions
 
 
Total
 
 
Below
Market
Leases
 
 
Below

Market
Ground

Lease
 
 
Total
 
Cost
   $ 19,674     $ 88,406     $ 37,916     $ 145,996     $ (16,721   $ (138   $ (16,859
Accumulated amortization
     (8,627     (53,773     (18,311     (80,711     6,347       49       6,396  
    
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
 
     $ 11,047     $ 34,633     $ 19,605     $ 65,285     $ (10,374   $ (89   $ (10,463
    
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
  
Lease Intangible Assets
 
 
Lease Intangible Liabilities
 
December 31, 2021
  
Above

Market
Leases
 
 
In Place

Leases
 
 
Leasing
Commissions
 
 
Total
 
 
Below
Market
Leases
 
 
Below

Market
Ground

Lease
 
 
Total
 
Cost
   $ 21,147     $ 93,761     $ 39,345     $ 154,253     $ (16,743   $ (138   $ (16,881
Accumulated amortization
     (9,627     (56,987     (18,714     (85,328     5,961       48       6,009  
    
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
 
     $ 11,520     $ 36,774     $ 20,631     $ 68,925     $ (10,782   $ (90   $ (10,872
    
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
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The estimated aggregate amortization expense for lease intangibles for the next five years and in the aggregate are as follows (in thousands):
 
2022
   $ 8,291  
2023
     9,066  
2024
     6,758  
2025
     6,500  
2026
     6,461  
Thereafter
     17,746  
    
 
 
 
     $ 54,822  
    
 
 
 
5. Debt
The following table summarizes the indebtedness as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021 (dollars in thousands):
 
                                                                                                                                             
Property
  
March 31,

2022
    
December 31,

2021
    
Interest Rate as

of March 31,

2022
(1)
   
Maturity
 
Unsecured Credit Facility 
(3)(4)
  
$
152,000      $ 142,000        LIBOR +1.25 %
(2)
 
    November 2025  
Term Loan 
(3)
     50,000        50,000        LIBOR +1.25 %
(2)
 
    September 2024  
Mission City
     47,000        47,000        3.78     November 2027  
Canyon Park
(5)
     40,207        40,381        4.30     March 2027  
Circle Point
     39,650        39,650        4.49     September 2028  
190 Office Center
     39,406        39,581        4.79     October 2025  
SanTan
     32,643        32,807        4.56     March 2027  
Intellicenter
     31,734        31,883        4.65     October 2025  
The Quad
     30,600        30,600        4.20     September 2028  
FRP Collection
     27,350        27,535        3.10     September 2023  
2525 McKinnon
     27,000        27,000        4.24     April 2027  
Greenwood Blvd
     21,790        21,920        3.15     December 2025  
Cascade Station
     21,482        21,581        4.55     May 2024  
5090 N. 40
th
St
     21,129        21,233        3.92     January 2027  
AmberGlen
     20,000        20,000        3.69     May 2027  
Lake Vista Pointe
     16,926        17,018        4.28     August 2024  
Central Fairwinds
     16,600        16,707        3.15     June 2024  
FRP Ingenuity Drive
     16,383        16,457        4.44     December 2024  
Carillon Point
     15,083        15,185        3.10     October 2023  
    
 
 
    
 
 
                  
Total Principal
     666,983        658,538                   
Deferred financing costs, net
     (4,818      (5,223                 
Unamortized fair value adjustments
     297        333                   
    
 
 
    
 
 
                  
Total
   $ 662,462      $ 653,648                   
    
 
 
    
 
 
                  
 
(1)
All interest rates are fixed interest rates with the exception of the Unsecured Credit Facility (the “Unsecured Credit Facility”) and the Term Loan (as defined herein), as explained in footnotes 3 and 4 below.
(2)
As of March 31, 2022, the
one-month
LIBOR rate was 0.45%.
(3)
In September 2019, the Company entered into a five-year $50 million Term Loan (the “Term Loan”) increasing its authorized borrowings under the Unsecured Credit Facility from $250 million to $300 million. Borrowings under the Term Loan bear interest at a rate equal to the LIBOR rate plus a margin between 125 to 215 basis points depending upon the Company’s consolidated leverage ratio. In conjunction with the Term Loan, the Company also entered into a five-year interest rate swap for a notional amount of $50 million (the “Interest Rate Swap”). Pursuant to the Interest Rate Swap, the Company will pay a fixed rate of approximately 1.27% of the notional amount annually, payable monthly, and receive floating rate
30-day
LIBOR payments.
(4)
In March 2018, the Company entered into the Credit Agreement for the Unsecured Credit Facility that provides for commitments of up to
 
$250 million, which include
d
an accordion feature that allow
ed
the Company to borrow up to $500 
million, subject to customary terms and conditions. On November 16, 2021, the Company entered into an Amended and Restated Credit Agreement for the Unsecured Credit Facility that provides for commitments of up to
$300 million. Combined with the Company’s existing five-year Term Loan, the total authorized borrowings increased from $300 million to $350 million. The Unsecured Credit Facility matures in November 2025 and may be extended 12 months at the Company’s option upon meeting certain conditions. Borrowings under the Unsecured Credit Facility bear interest at a rate equal to the LIBOR rate plus a margin of between 125 to 225 basis points depending upon the Company’s consolidated leverage ratio. As of March 31, 2022, the Unsecured Credit Facility had $152.0 million drawn and
a
$4.2 million letter of credit to satisfy escrow requirements for
 a
mortgage lender. The Unsecured Credit Facility requires the Company to maintain a fixed charge coverage ratio of no less than 1.50x.
(5)
The mortgage loan anticipated repayment date (“ARD”) is March 1, 2027. The final scheduled maturity date can be extended up to 5 years beyond the ARD. If the loan is not paid off at ARD, loan’s interest rate shall be adjusted to the greater of (i) the initial interest rate plus 200 basis points or (ii) the yield on the five year “on the run” treasury reported by Bloomberg market data service plus 450 basis points
.
 
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The scheduled principal repayments of debt as of March 31, 2022 are as follows (in thousands):
 
2022
   $ 4,872  
2023
     48,539  
2024
     124,736  
2025
     243,997  
2026
     4,536  
Thereafter
     240,303  
    
 
 
 
     $ 666,983  
    
 
 
 
6. Fair Value of Financial Instruments
Fair value measurements are based on assumptions that market participants would use in pricing an asset or a liability. The hierarchy for inputs used in measuring fair value is as follows:
Level 1 Inputs – quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities
Level 2 Inputs – observable inputs other than quoted prices in active markets for identical assets and liabilities
Level 3 Inputs – unobservable inputs
In September 2019, the Company entered into the Interest Rate Swap for a notional amount of $50 million. Pursuant to the Interest Rate Swap, the Company will pay a fixed rate of approximately 1.27% of the notional amount annually, payable monthly, and receive floating rate
30-day
LIBOR payments. Accordingly, the fair value of the Interest Rate Swap has been classified as a Level 2 fair value measurement.
The Interest Rate Swap has been designated and qualifies as a cash flow hedge and has been recognized on the condensed consolidated balance sheets at fair value. Gains and losses resulting from changes in the fair value of derivatives that have been designated and qualify as cash flow hedges are reported as a component of other comprehensive income/(loss) and reclassified into earnings in the periods during which the hedged forecasted transaction affects earnings.
As of March 31, 2022, the Interest Rate Swap was reported as an asset at its fair value of approximately $1.4 million, which is included in other assets on the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheet. For the three months ended March 31, 2022, approximately $0.1 million of realized
losses
were reclassified to interest expense due to payments made to the swap counterparty. For the three months ended March 31, 2021, approximately $0.1 million of realized losses were reclassified to interest expense due to payments made to the swap counterparty.
As of December 31, 2021, the Interest Rate Swap was reported as a liability at its fair value of approximately $0.4 million, which is included in other liabilities on the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheet.
Cash, Cash Equivalents, Restricted Cash, Rents Receivable, Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities
The Company estimates that the fair value approximates carrying value due to the relatively short-term nature of these instruments.
Fair Value of Financial Instruments Not Carried at Fair Value
With the exception of fixed rate mortgage loans payable, the carrying amounts of the Company’s financial instruments approximate their fair value. The Company determines the fair value of its fixed rate mortgage loan payable based on a discounted cash flow analysis using a discount rate that approximates the current borrowing rates for instruments of similar maturities. Based on this, the Company has determined that the fair value of these instruments was $455.6 million and $478.1 million (compared to a carrying value of $465.0 million and $466.5 million) as of March 31, 2022, and December 31, 2021, respectively. Accordingly, the fair value of mortgage loans payable have been classified as Level 3 fair value measurements.

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7. Related Party Transactions
Administrative Services Agreement
For the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, the Company earned $0.1 million and $0.1 million, respectively, in administrative services performed for Second City Real Estate II Corporation (“Second City”), Clarity Real Estate Ventures GP, Limited Partnership (“Clarity”) and their affiliates.
8. Leases
Lessor Accounting
The Company is focused on acquiring, owning and operating high-quality office properties for lease to a stable and diverse tenant base. Our properties have both full-service gross and net leases which are generally classified as operating leases. Rental income related to such leases is recognized on a straight-line basis over the remaining lease term. The Company’s total revenue includes fixed base rental payments provided under the lease and variable payments which principally consist of tenant expense reimbursements for certain property operating expenses.
The Company recognized fixed and variable lease payments for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021 as follows (in thousands):
 
    
Three Months Ended

March 31,
 
    
2022
    
2021
 
Fixed payments
   $ 38,320      $ 33,551  
Variable payments
     6,440        5,907  
     $  44,760      $ 39,458  
    
 
 
    
 
 
 
Future minimum lease payments to be received by the Company as of March 31, 2022 under
non-cancellable
operating leases for the next five years and thereafter are as follows (in thousands):
 
202
2
   $ 93,735  
202
3
     110,288  
202
4
     96,648  
202
5
     84,993  
202
6
     76,983  
Thereafter
     221,120  
    
 
 
 
     $ 683,767  
    
 
 
 
The Company’s leases may include various provisions such as scheduled rent increases, renewal options and termination options. The majority of the Company’s leases include defined rent increase rather than variable payments based on an index or unknown rate.
Future minimum lease payments to be received by the Company, excluding tenant reimbursements of expenses, for the sales-type lease at the Lake Vista Pointe property through the expected close date of June 2022 are $0.4 million.
 
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Lessee Accounting
As a lessee, the Company has ground and office leases which are classified as operating and financing leases. As of March 31, 2022, these leases had remaining terms of under one year to 66 years and a weighted average remaining lease term of 50 years.
Right-of-use
assets and lease liabilities have been included within other assets and other liabilities on the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheet as follows (in thousands):
 
    
March 31, 2022
    
December 31, 2021
 
Right-of-use
asset – operating leases
   $  13,983      $  14,114  
Lease liability – operating leases
   $ 9,082      $ 9,160  
Right-of-use
asset – financing leases
   $ 10,243      $ 10,308  
Lease liability – financing leases
   $ 1,438      $ 1,425  
Lease liabilities are measured at the commencement date based on the present value of future lease payments. One of the Company’s operating ground leases includes rental payment increases over the lease term based on increases in the Consumer Price Index (“CPI”). Changes in the CPI were not estimated as part of the measurement of the operating lease liability. As most of the Company’s leases do not provide an implicit rate, the Company uses its incremental borrowing rate based on the information available at the commencement date in determining the present value of future payments. The Company used a weighted average discount rate of 6.2% in determining its lease liabilities. The discount rates were derived from the Company’s assessment of the credit quality of the Company and adjusted to reflect secured borrowing, estimated yield curves and long-term spread adjustments.
Right-of-use
assets include any prepaid lease payments and exclude any lease incentives and initial direct costs incurred. Lease expense for minimum lease payments is recognized on a straight-line basis over the lease term. The lease terms may include options to extend or terminate the lease if it is reasonably certain that the Company will exercise that option.
Operating lease expense for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and March 31, 2021 was $0.3 million and $0.2 million, respectively. Financing lease expense for the three months ended March 31, 2022 was $0.1 million
. Financing lease expense
for the three months ended March 31, 2021
was nominal.
Future minimum lease payments to be paid by the Company as a lessee for operating and financing leases as of March 31, 2022 for the next five years and thereafter are as follows (in thousands):
 
    
Operating
Leases
    
Financing
Leases
 
2022
   $ 496      $ 25  
2023
     836        12  
2024
     770        7  
2025
     770        8  
2026
     724        8  
Thereafter
     27,151        6,946  
    
 
 
    
 
 
 
Total future minimum lease payments
     30,747        7,006  
Discount
     (21,665      (5,568
    
 
 
    
 
 
 
Total
   $ 9,082      $ 1,438  
    
 
 
    
 
 
 
9. Commitments and Contingencies
The Company is obligated under certain tenant leases to fund tenant improvements and the expansion of the underlying leased properties.
Under various federal, state and local laws, ordinances and regulations relating to the protection of the environment, a current or previous owner or operator of real estate may be liable for the cost of removal or remediation of certain hazardous or toxic substances disposed, stored, generated, released, manufactured or discharged from, on, at, under, or in a property. As such, the Company may be potentially liable for costs associated with any potential environmental remediation at any of its formerly or currently owned properties.
 
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The Company believes that it is in compliance in all material respects with all federal, state and local ordinances and regulations regarding hazardous or toxic substances. Management is not aware of any environmental liability that it believes would have a material adverse impact on the Company’s financial position or results of operations. Management is unaware of any instances in which the Company would incur significant environmental costs if any or all properties were sold, disposed of or abandoned. However, there can be no assurance that any such
non-compliance,
liability, claim or expenditure will not arise in the future.

The Company is involved from time to time in lawsuits and other disputes which arise in the ordinary course of business. As of March 31, 2022, management believes that these matters will not have a material adverse effect, individually or in the aggregate, on the Company’s financial position or results of operations.
10. Stockholders’ Equity
Share Repurchase Plan
On March 9, 2020, the Company’s Board of Directors approved a share repurchase plan authorizing the Company to repurchase up to $100 million of its outstanding shares of common stock. In July 2020, the Company completed the full March 2020 share repurchase plan. On August 5, 2020, the Company’s Board of Directors approved an additional share repurchase plan authorizing the Company to repurchase up to an additional aggregate amount of $50 million of its outstanding shares of common stock. Under the share repurchase programs, the shares may be repurchased from time to time using a variety of methods, which may include open market transactions, privately negotiated transactions or otherwise, all in accordance with the rules of the SEC and other applicable legal requirements.
Repurchased shares of common stock will be classified as authorized and unissued shares. The Company recognizes the cost of shares of common stock it repurchases, including direct costs incurred, as a reduction in stockholders’ equity. Such reductions of stockholders equity due to the repurchases of shares of common stock will be applied first, to reduce common stock in the amount of the par value associated with the shares of common stock repurchased and second, to reduce additional
paid-in
capital by the amount that the purchase price for the shares of common stock repurchased exceed the par value.
There were no shares repurchased during the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021.
Common Stock and Common Unit Distributions
On March 15, 2022, the Company’s Board of Directors approved and the Company declared a cash dividend distribution of $
0.20
per common share for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2022. The dividend was paid subsequent to quarter end on April 22, 2022 to common stockholders and common unitholders of record as of the close of business on April 8, 2022, resulting in an aggregate payment of $8.7 million.
Preferred Stock Distributions
On March 15, 2022, the Company’s Board of Directors approved and the Company declared a cash dividend of $
0.4140625
per share of the Company’s
6.625
% Series A Preferred Stock (“Series A Preferred Stock”) for an aggregate amount of $1.9 million for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2022. The dividend was paid subsequent to quarter end on April 22, 2022 to the holders of record of Series A Preferred Stock as of the close of business on April 8, 2022.
Equity Incentive Plan
The Company has an equity incentive plan (“Equity Incentive Plan”) for executive officers, directors and certain
non-executive
employees, and with approval of the Board of Directors, for subsidiaries and their respective affiliates. The Equity Incentive Plan provides for grants of restricted common stock, restricted stock units, phantom shares, stock options, dividend equivalent rights and other equity-based awards (including LTIP Units), subject to the total number of shares available for issuance under the plan. The Equity Incentive Plan is administered by the compensation committee of the Board of Directors (the “Plan Administrator”). On May 4, 2022, the Company’s stockholders approved an amendment to the Equity Incentive Plan increasing the maximum number of shares of common stock that may be issued under the Equity Incentive Plan from 2,263,580 shares to 3,763,580 shares. To the extent an award granted under the Equity Incentive Plan expires or terminates, the shares subject to any portion of the award that expires or terminates without having been exercised or paid, as the case may be, will again become available for the issuance of additional awards.

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On January 27, 2020, each of the Board of Directors and the Compensation Committee approved a new form of performance-based restricted unit award agreement (the “Performance RSU Award Agreement”) that will be used to grant performance-based restricted stock unit awards (“Performance RSU Awards”) pursuant to the Equity Incentive Plan. The Performance RSU Awards are based upon the total stockholder return (“TSR”) of the Company’s common stock over a three-year measurement period beginning January 1 of the year of grant (the “Measurement Period”) relative to the TSR of
a defined peer group list of other
 
US Office 
REIT companies
 
(the “Peer Group”) as of the first trading date in the year of grant. The payouts under the Performance RSU Awards are evaluated on a sliding scale as follows: TSR below the 30th percentile of the Peer Group would result in a 50% payout; TSR at the 50th percentile of the Peer Group would result in a 100% payout; and TSR at or above the 75th percentile of the Peer Group would result in a 150% payout. Payouts are mathematically interpolated between these stated percentile targets, subject to a 150% maximum. To the extent earned, the payouts of the Performance RSU Awards are intended to be settled in the form of shares of the Company’s common stock, pursuant to the Equity Incentive Plan. Upon satisfaction of the vesting conditions, dividend equivalents in an amount equal to all regular and special dividends declared with respect to the Company’s common stock during each annual measurement period during the Measurement Period are determined and paid on a cumulative, reinvested basis over the term of the applicable Performance RSU Award, at the time such award vests and based on the number of shares of the Company’s common stock that are earned.
The following table summarizes the activity of the awards under the Equity Incentive Plan for the three months ended March 31, 2022
:
 
    
Number

of RSUs
    
Number of
Performance
RSUs
 
Outstanding at December 31, 2021
     342,159        217,500  
Granted
     237,986        90,000  
Issuance of dividend equivalents
     3,902            
Vested
                   
Forfeited
                   
    
 
 
    
 
 
 
Outstanding at March 31, 2022
     584,047        307,500  
The following table summarizes the activity of the awards under the Equity Incentive Plan for the three months ended March 31, 2021
:
 
    
Number

of RSUs
    
Number of
Performance
RSUs
 
Outstanding at December 31, 2020
     332,435        97,500  
Granted
     169,500        120,000  
Issuance of dividend equivalents
     5,139            
Vested
                   
Forfeited
                   
    
 
 
    
 
 
 
Outstanding at March 31, 2021
     507,074        217,500  
 
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During the three months ended March 31, 2022 and March 31, 2021, the Company granted the following restricted stock units (“RSUs”) and Performance RSU Awards to directors, executive officers and certain
non-executive
employees:
 
 
  
Units Granted
 
  
Fair Value

(in thousands)
 
 
Weighted Average

Grant Fair Value

Per Share
 
 
  
RSUs
 
  
Performance

RSUs
 
2021
     169,500        120,000      $ 2,808      $ 9.70  
2022
     237,986        90,000        5,753        17.54  
The R
S
U Awards will vest in three equal, annual installments on each of the first three anniversaries of the grant date. The Performance RSU Awards will vest on the last day of the
 
three-year
measurement period.
During the three months ended March 31, 2022 and March 31, 2021, the Company recognized net compensation expense for the RSUs and Performance RSU Awards as follows (in thousands):
 
                    
                    
                    
 
  
RSUs
 
  
Performance

RSUs
 
  
Total
 
2021
  
$
462
 
  
$
182
 
  
$
644
 
2022
  
 
599
 
  
 
305
 
  
 
904
 
 
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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
The following discussion and analysis is based on, and should be read in conjunction with, the condensed consolidated financial statements and the related notes thereto of the City Office REIT, Inc. contained in this Quarterly Report on Form
10-Q
(this “Report”).
As used in this section, unless the context otherwise requires, references to “we,” “our,” “us,” and “our company” refer to City Office REIT, Inc., a Maryland corporation, together with our consolidated subsidiaries, including City Office REIT Operating Partnership L.P., a Maryland limited partnership, of which we are the sole general partner and which we refer to in this section as our Operating Partnership, except where it is clear from the context that the term only means City Office REIT, Inc.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This Report, including “Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” contains both historical and forward-looking statements. All statements, other than statements of historical fact are, or may be deemed to be, 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. We have used the words “approximately,” “anticipate,” “assume,” “believe,” “budget,” “contemplate,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “future,” “intend,” “may,” “outlook,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “seek,” “should,” “target,” “will” and similar terms and phrases to identify forward-looking statements in this Report. All of our forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those that we are expecting, including:
 
   
adverse economic or real estate developments in the office sector or the markets in which we operate;
 
   
changes in local, regional, national and international economic conditions, including as a result of the ongoing coronavirus disease
(“COVID-19”)
pandemic;
 
   
requests from tenants for rent deferrals, rent abatement or relief from other contractual obligations, or a failure to pay rent, as a result of changes in business behavior stemming from the ongoing
COVID-19
pandemic or the availability of government assistance programs;
 
   
our inability to compete effectively;
 
   
our inability to collect rent from tenants or renew tenants’ leases on attractive terms if at all;
 
   
demand for and market acceptance of our properties for rental purposes, including as a result of near-term market fluctuations or long-term trends that result in an overall decrease in the demand for office space;
 
   
defaults on or
non-renewal
of leases by tenants, including as a result of the ongoing
COVID-19
pandemic;
 
   
increased interest rates and any resulting increase in financing or operating costs;
 
   
decreased rental rates or increased vacancy rates, including as a result of the ongoing
COVID-19
pandemic;
 
   
our failure to obtain necessary financing or access the capital markets on favorable terms or at all;
 
   
changes in the availability of acquisition opportunities;
 
   
availability of qualified personnel;
 
   
our inability to successfully complete real estate acquisitions or dispositions on the terms and timing we expect, or at all;
 
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our failure to successfully operate acquired properties and operations;
 
   
changes in our business, financing or investment strategy or the markets in which we operate;
 
   
our failure to generate sufficient cash flows to service our outstanding indebtedness;
 
   
environmental uncertainties and risks related to adverse weather conditions and natural disasters;
 
   
our failure to maintain our qualification as a REIT for U.S. federal income tax purposes;
 
   
government approvals, actions and initiatives, including the need for compliance with environmental requirements, vaccine mandates or actions in response to the
COVID-19
pandemic;
 
   
outcome of claims and litigation involving or affecting us;
 
   
financial market fluctuations;
 
   
changes in real estate, taxation and zoning laws and other legislation and government activity and changes to real property tax rates and the taxation of REITs in general; and
 
   
other factors described in our news releases and filings with the SEC, including but not limited to those described in our Annual Report on Form
10-K
for the year ended December 31, 2021 under the sections captioned “Risk Factors,” “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Business” and in our subsequent reports filed with the SEC.
The forward-looking statements contained in this Report are based on historical performance and management’s current plans, estimates and expectations in light of information currently available to us and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. There can be no assurance that future developments affecting us will be those that we have anticipated. Actual results may differ materially from these expectations due to the factors, risks and uncertainties described above, changes in global, regional or local political, economic, business, competitive, market, regulatory and other factors described in our news releases and filings with the SEC, including but not limited to those described in our Annual Report on Form
10-K
for the year ended December 31, 2021 under the heading “Risk Factors” and in our subsequent reports filed with the SEC, many of which are beyond our control. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of our assumptions prove to be incorrect, our actual results may vary in material respects from what we may have expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. We caution that you should not place undue reliance on any of our forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statement made by us in this Report speaks only as of the date of this Report. Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of them. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable securities laws.
Overview
Company
We were formed as a Maryland corporation on November 26, 2013. On April 21, 2014, we completed our IPO of shares of common stock. We contributed the net proceeds of the IPO to our Operating Partnership in exchange for common units in our Operating Partnership. Both we and our Operating Partnership commenced operations upon completion of the IPO and certain related formation transactions.
Revenue Base
As of March 31, 2022, we owned 26 properties comprised of 61 office buildings with a total of approximately 6.2 million square feet of net rentable area (“NRA”). As of March 31, 2022, our properties were approximately 85.7% leased.
 
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Office Leases
Historically, most leases for our properties have been on a full-service gross or net lease basis, and we expect to continue to use such leases in the future. A full-service gross lease generally has a base year expense “stop”, whereby we pay a stated amount of expenses as part of the rent payment while future increases (above the base year stop) in property operating expenses are billed to the tenant based on such tenant’s proportionate square footage in the property. The property operating expenses are reflected in operating expenses; however, only the increased property operating expenses above the base year stop recovered from tenants are reflected as tenant recoveries in our statements of operations. In a triple net lease, the tenant is typically responsible for all property taxes and operating expenses. As such, the base rent payment does not include any operating expenses, but rather all such expenses are billed to or paid by the tenant. The full amount of the expenses for this lease type is reflected in operating expenses, and the reimbursement is reflected in tenant recoveries. All tenants in Canyon Park, Lake Vista Pointe, Superior Pointe, The Terraces and 2525 McKinnon properties have triple net leases. Certain tenants at AmberGlen, Block 23, Bloc 83, Florida Research Park, Circle Point, The Quad, Cascade Station and Denver Tech have leases on a triple net basis. We are also a lessor for a fee simple ground lease at the AmberGlen property. All of our remaining leases are predominately full-service gross leases.
Factors That May Influence Our Operating Results and Financial Condition
COVID-19
During the first quarter of 2020, the World Health Organization declared the
COVID-19
outbreak a pandemic. There have been mandates from international, federal, state and local authorities requiring forced closures of businesses and other facilities, and most of the markets in which our buildings are located have been or are subject to some form of pandemic-related restrictions. These forced closures and restrictions have had a volatile adverse effect on the global economy and the regional U.S. economies in which we operate, including negatively impacting some of our tenants’ ability to pay their rent.
All of our buildings are open and continue to operate. We have adopted new policies and procedures to incorporate best practices for the safety of our tenants, our vendors and our employees. However, the usage of our assets in the first quarter 2022 was significantly lower than
pre-pandemic
usage. Usage of our assets in the near future depends on the duration of the pandemic, the continued implementation and effectiveness of
COVID-19
vaccines and other therapeutics and corporate and individual decisions regarding return to usage of office space, which is impossible to estimate.
We continue to closely monitor the impact of the
COVID-19
pandemic on all aspects of our business and geographies. While we did not experience any significant disruptions during the three months ended March 31, 2022, as a result of
COVID-19
or governmental or tenant actions in response thereto, the long-term impact of the pandemic on our tenants and the world-wide economy is uncertain and impossible to estimate, and will depend on the scope, severity and duration of the pandemic.
Leasing activity has been impacted by the
COVID-19
pandemic. We have experienced and we expect that we will continue to experience slower new leasing and there remains uncertainty over existing tenants’ long-term space requirements. Overall, this could reduce our anticipated rental revenues. In addition, certain tenants in our markets have and may explore opportunities to sublease all or a portion of their leased square footage to other tenants or third parties. While subleasing generally does not impact the ability to collect payment from the original lessee and will not result in any decrease in the rental revenues expected to be received from the primary tenant, this trend could reduce our ability to lease incremental square footage to new tenants, could increase the square footage of our properties that “goes dark,” could reduce anticipated rental revenue should tenants determine their long-term needs for square footage are lower than originally anticipated and could impact the pricing and competitiveness for leasing office space in our markets.
 
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We believe economic conditions, leasing activity and acquisition prospects have improved substantially since the initial onset of the
COVID-19
pandemic and we will continue to actively evaluate business operations and strategies to optimally position ourselves.
Business and Strategy
We focus on owning and acquiring office properties in our footprint of growth markets in the Southern and Western United States. Our markets generally possess growing populations with above-average employment growth forecasts, a large number of government offices, large international, national and regional employers across diversified industries, generally
low-cost
centers for business operations and a high quality of life. We believe these characteristics have made our markets particularly desirable in light of
COVID-19,
as evidenced by domestic net migration generally towards our geographic footprint. We utilize our management’s market-specific knowledge and relationships as well as the expertise of local real estate property and leasing managers to identify acquisition opportunities that we believe will offer cash flow stability and long-term value appreciation.
Rental Revenue and Tenant Recoveries
The amount of net rental revenue generated by our properties will depend principally on our ability to maintain the occupancy rates of currently leased space and to lease currently available space and space that becomes available from lease terminations. The amount of rental revenue generated also depends on our ability to maintain or increase rental rates at our properties. We believe that the average rental rates for our portfolio of properties are generally
in-line
or slightly below the current average quoted market rates. Negative trends in one or more of these factors could adversely affect our rental revenue in future periods. Future economic downturns or regional downturns affecting our markets or submarkets or downturns in our tenants’ industries, including as a result of the
COVID-19
pandemic, that impair our ability to renew or
re-let
space and the ability of our tenants to fulfill their lease commitments, as in the case of tenant bankruptcies, could adversely affect our ability to maintain or increase rental rates at our properties. In addition, growth in rental revenue will also partially depend on our ability to acquire additional properties that meet our investment criteria.
 
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Our Properties
As of March 31, 2022, we owned 26 properties comprised of 61 office buildings with a total of approximately 6.2 million square feet of NRA in the metropolitan areas of Dallas, Denver, Orlando, Phoenix, Portland, Raleigh, San Diego, Seattle and Tampa. The following table presents an overview of our portfolio as of March 31, 2022.
 
Metropolitan
Area              
  
Property
 
Economic

Interest
   
NRA

(000s Square

Feet)
   
In Place

Occupancy
   
Annualized Base

Rent per Square

Foot
   
Annualized Gross

Rent per Square

Foot
(1)
   
Annualized

Base Rent
(2)

($000s)
 
Phoenix, AZ
(19.7% of NRA)
   Pima Center     100.0     272       71.7   $ 28.62     $ 28.62     $ 5,580  
     SanTan     100.0     267       96.5   $ 29.77     $ 29.77     $ 7,660  
     5090 N. 40
th
St
    100.0     176       91.1   $ 30.86     $ 30.86     $ 4,937  
     Camelback Square     100.0     172       82.5   $ 32.86     $ 32.86     $ 4,654  
     The Quad     100.0     163       97.4   $ 30.81     $ 31.13     $ 4,891  
     Papago Tech     100.0     163       97.4   $ 23.68     $ 23.68     $ 3,754  
Tampa, FL
(17.0%)
   Park Tower     94.8     472       72.9   $ 26.69     $ 26.69     $ 9,195  
     City Center     95.0     244       80.7   $ 28.01     $ 28.01     $ 5,521  
     Intellicenter     100.0     204       100.0   $ 25.09     $ 25.09     $ 5,105  
     Carillon Point     100.0     124       100.0   $ 29.52     $ 29.52     $ 3,666  
Denver, CO
(13.1%)
   Denver Tech     100.0     381       93.2   $ 23.77     $ 27.88     $ 8,347  
     Circle Point     100.0     272       75.4   $ 19.32     $ 33.18     $ 3,964  
     Superior Pointe     100.0     152       86.9   $ 18.80     $ 31.80     $ 2,478  
Orlando, FL
(11.7%)
   Florida Research Park     96.6     397       79.9   $ 25.27     $ 27.22     $ 7,932  
     Central Fairwinds     97.0     168       91.4   $ 27.10     $ 27.10     $ 4,167  
     Greenwood Blvd     100.0     155       100.0   $ 24.25     $ 24.25     $ 3,760  
Dallas, TX
(9.5%)
   190 Office Center     100.0     303       76.1   $ 27.12     $ 27.12     $ 6,260  
     The Terraces     100.0     173       95.9   $ 37.75     $ 57.75     $ 6,249  
     2525 McKinnon     100.0     111       93.0   $ 29.16     $ 48.16     $ 3,019  
Portland, OR
(5.4%)
   AmberGlen     76.0     203       98.4   $ 23.32     $ 26.22     $ 4,648  
     Cascade Station     100.0     128       100.0   $ 28.40     $ 30.32     $ 3,638  
San Diego, CA
(4.6%)
   Mission City     100.0     281       86.5   $ 37.70     $ 37.70     $ 9,173  
Seattle, WA
(3.3%)
   Canyon Park     100.0     207       100.0   $ 23.17     $ 27.17     $ 4,791  
                
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
 
Total / Weighted Average – Excluding Acquisitions in
Lease-Up
(3)
 
 
 
5,188
 
 
 
87.5
 
$
27.24
 
 
$
30.24
 
 
$
123,389
 
Raleigh, NC

(8.0%)
   Bloc 83     100.0     495       62.3   $ 36.32     $ 37.08     $ 11,191  
Phoenix, AZ

(5.0%)
   Block 23     100.0     307       87.0   $ 29.25     $ 31.69     $ 7,818  
                
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
 
Total / Weighted Average – Excluding Sales-Type Lease
 
 
 
5,990
 
 
 
85.4
 
$
27.89
 
 
$
30.73
 
 
$
142,398
 
                
 
 
                           
 
 
 
Dallas, TX

(2.7%)
   Lake Vista Pointe
(4)
    100.0     163       100.0   $ 17.00     $ 26.00     $ 2,777  
                
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
 
Total / Weighted Average – March 31, 2022
 
 
 
6,153
 
 
 
85.7
 
$
27.56
 
 
$
30.58
 
 
$
145,175
 
                
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
(1)
Annualized gross rent per square foot includes adjustment for estimated expense reimbursements of triple net leases.
(2)
Annualized base rent is calculated by multiplying (i) rental payments (defined as cash rents before abatements) for the month ended March 31, 2022 by (ii) 12.
(3)
Averages weighted based on the property’s NRA, adjusted for occupancy. Including contracted leases, occupancy was 80.7% at Bloc 83 and 94.5% at Block 23 as of March 31, 2022.
(4)
Lake Vista Pointe property was under contract for sale as of March 31, 2022, scheduled to close June 2022.
 
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Operating Expenses
Our operating expenses generally consist of utilities, property and ad valorem taxes, insurance and site maintenance costs. Increases in these expenses over tenants’ base years (until the base year is reset at expiration) are generally passed along to tenants in our full-service gross leased properties and are generally paid in full by tenants in our net leased properties.
Conditions in Our Markets
Positive or negative changes in economic or other conditions in the markets we operate in, including state budgetary shortfalls, employment rates, natural hazards and other factors, may impact our overall performance. While we generally expect the trend of positive population and economic growth in our cities to continue, there is no way for us to predict whether these trends will continue, especially in light of the potential changes in tax policy, fiscal policy and monetary policy. In addition, it is uncertain and impossible to estimate the potential impact that the
COVID-19
pandemic will have on the short- and long-term demand for office space in our markets.
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
The interim condensed consolidated financial statements follow the same policies and procedures as outlined in the audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2021 included in our Annual Report on Form
10-K
for the year ended December 31, 2021.
Results of Operations
Comparison of Three Months Ended March 31, 2022 to Three Months Ended March 31, 2021
Rental and Other Revenues.
Revenue includes net rental income, including parking, signage and other income, as well as the recovery of operating costs and property taxes from tenants. Rental and other revenues increased $5.4 million, or 14%, to $44.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2022 compared to $39.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021. Of this increase, the acquisitions of Block 23, The Terraces and Bloc 83 in December 2021 contributed increases of $2.4 million, $2.6 million and $3.6 million, respectively. A further increase can be attributed to our SanTan property, which recorded a termination fee during 2022, which increased revenue by $0.6 million. Offsetting these increases, the disposition of Cherry Creek in February 2021 and Sorrento Mesa in December 2021 decreased revenue by $0.8 million and $2.7 million, respectively. Revenue also decreased at Park Tower by $0.4 million due to the downtime during Q1 2022 associated with a tenant departure in which a replacement tenant will not take occupancy until Q2 2022. The remaining properties’ rental and other revenues were relatively unchanged in comparison to the prior period.
Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses.
Total operating expenses consist of property operating expenses, general and administrative expenses and depreciation and amortization. Total operating expenses increased by $4.5 million, or 14%, to $35.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2022, from $31.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021. Of this increase, the acquisitions of Block 23, The Terraces and Bloc 83 in December 2021 contributed increases of $1.5 million, $1.7 million and $2.5 million, respectively. Offsetting these increases, the disposition of Cherry Creek resulted in a $0.3 million decrease and the disposition of Sorrento Mesa resulted in a $1.4 million decrease in total operating expenses. The remaining properties’ expenses increased a combined $0.5 million.
Property Operating Expenses.
Property operating expenses are comprised mainly of building common area and maintenance expenses, insurance, property taxes, property management fees, as well as certain expenses that are not recoverable from tenants, the majority of which are related to costs necessary to maintain the appearance and marketability of vacant space. In the normal course of business, property expenses fluctuate and are impacted by various factors including, but not limited to, occupancy levels, weather, utility costs, repairs, maintenance and
re-leasing
costs. Property operating expenses increased by $2.4 million, or 17%, to $16.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2022, from $14.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021. Of this increase, the acquisitions of Block 23, The Terraces and Bloc 83 in December 2021 contributed increases of $0.6 million, $0.8 million and $0.8 million, respectively. An increase of $0.3 million was attributable to the Ingenuity Drive property within the Florida Research Park portfolio as that property was converted from a single tenant property where the tenant paid for its’ own operating expenses into a multi-tenant property where expenses are paid by the landlord and reimbursements are charged to the tenants. Offsetting these increases, the disposition of Cherry Creek resulted in a $0.3 million decrease and the disposition of Sorrento Mesa resulted in a $0.5 million decrease in property operating expenses. The remaining properties’ expenses increased a combined $0.7 million.
 
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General and Administrative.
General and administrative expenses are comprised of public company reporting costs and the compensation of our management team and board of directors, as well as
non-cash
stock-based compensation expenses. General and administrative expenses increased $0.7 million, or 23%, to $3.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2022, from $2.8 million reported in the prior period. General and administrative expenses increased primarily due to higher stock-based compensation expense and higher professional fees.
Depreciation and Amortization.
Depreciation and amortization increased $1.4 million, or 10%, to $15.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2022, from $14.4 million reported for the same period in 2021. Of this increase, the acquisitions of Block 23, The Terraces and Bloc 83 in December 2021 contributed increases of $0.8 million, $0.9 million and $1.7 million, respectively. Offsetting these increases, the disposition of Sorrento Mesa resulted in a $0.9 million decrease. Also contributing to the decrease was Pima Center whose depreciation and amortization decreased by $0.5 million over the prior year as the amortization expense associated with acquired lease intangible assets has now been fully amortized. The remaining properties’ depreciation expenses were marginally lower in comparison to the prior year.
Other Expense (Income)
Interest Expense.
Interest expense decreased $0.5 million, or 8%, to $6.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2022, from $6.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021. The decrease was primarily attributable to the sale of Cherry Creek in February 2021 as the proceeds of the sale were used to repay debt. In December 2021, the proceeds from the sale of the Sorrento Mesa portfolio were used to acquire Block 23, The Terraces and Bloc 83 and thus did not have a significant impact on interest expense.
Net Gain on the Sale of Real Estate Property.
 During the three months ended March 31, 2022, the sole tenant at the Lake Vista Pointe property exercised its lease option to purchase the building and we signed a purchase and sale agreement with the tenant with the sale expected to close in June 2022. At the time the tenant exercised the option, we reassessed the lease classification of the lease, in accordance with ASC 842 – Leases, and determined the lease should be reclassified from an operating lease to a sales-type lease. Therefore, we derecognized the net book value of the property and recorded a sales-type lease receivable of $42.6 million which represents the discounted present value of the remaining lease payments and the purchase option price. This reclassification resulted in a gain on sale of $21.7 million. In the prior year, we recorded a net gain on the sale of real estate property of $47.4 million related to the sale of Cherry Creek in February 2021.
Cash Flows
Comparison of Three Months Ended March 31, 2022 to Three Months Ended March 31, 2021
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash were $47.6 million and $33.2 million as of March 31, 2022 and March 31, 2021, respectively.
Cash flow from operating activities.
Net cash provided by operating activities decreased by $0.8 million to $14.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2022 compared to $15.5 million for the same period in 2021. The decrease was primarily attributable to changes in working capital.
Cash flow to investing activities.
Net cash used in investing activities increased by $92.0 million to $6.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2022 compared to $85.1 million provided by investing activities for the same period in 2021. The increase in cash used in investing activities was primarily due to a decrease in proceeds from sale of real estate for the three months ended March 31, 2022. The higher proceeds from sale of real estate in 2021 was attributable to the sale of the Cherry Creek property in 2021.
 
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Cash flow to financing activities.
Net cash used in financing activities decreased by $111.0 million to $2.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2022 compared to $113.4 million for the same period in 2021. The decrease in cash used in financing activities was primarily due to lower repayment of borrowings, and lower net proceeds from borrowing for the three months ended March 31, 2022.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
Analysis of Liquidity and Capital Resources
We had approximately $26.7 million of cash and cash equivalents and $20.9 million of restricted cash as of March 31, 2022.
On March 15, 2018, the Company entered into a credit agreement for the Unsecured Credit Facility that provided for commitments of up to $250 million, which included an accordion feature that allowed the Company to borrow up to $500 million, subject to customary terms and conditions. On November 16, 2021, the Company entered into an Amended and Restated Credit Agreement (the “Amended and Restated Credit Agreement”) that provides for commitments of up to $300 million on the Unsecured Credit Facility. Our Unsecured Credit Facility matures in November 2025 and may be extended 12 months at the Company’s option upon meeting certain conditions. Borrowings under our Unsecured Credit Facility bear an interest at a rate equal to the LIBOR rate plus a margin of between 125 to 225 basis points depending upon the Company’s consolidated leverage ratio. Combined with the Term Loan, the total authorized borrowings increased from $300 million to $350 million. As of March 31, 2022, we had approximately $152.0 million outstanding under our Unsecured Credit Facility and a $4.2 million letter of credit to satisfy escrow requirements for a mortgage lender.
On September 27, 2019, the Company entered into the five-year $50 million Term Loan, increasing its authorized borrowings under the Company’s Unsecured Credit Facility from $250 million to $300 million. Borrowings under the Term Loan bear interest at a rate equal to the LIBOR rate plus a margin between 125 to 215 basis points depending upon the Company’s consolidated leverage ratio. In conjunction with the Term Loan, the Company also entered into the Interest Rate Swap. Pursuant to the Interest Rate Swap, the Company will pay a fixed rate of approximately 1.27% of the notional amount annually, payable monthly, and receive floating rate
30-day
LIBOR payments.
On February 26, 2020, the Company and the Operating Partnership entered into equity distribution agreements (collectively, the “Agreements”) with each of KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Raymond James & Associates, Inc., BMO Capital Markets Corp., RBC Capital Markets, LLC, B. Riley FBR, Inc., D.A. Davidson & Co. and Janney Montgomery Scott LLC (the “Sales Agents”) pursuant to which the Company may issue and sell from time to time up to 15,000,000 shares of common stock and up to 1,000,000 shares of Series A Preferred Stock through the Sales Agents, acting as agents or principals (the “ATM Program”). On May 7, 2021 the Company delivered to D.A. Davidson & Co. a notice of termination of the Agreement, effective May 7, 2021. The Company did not issue any shares of common stock or Series A Preferred Stock under the ATM Program during the three months ended March 31, 2022.
Our short-term liquidity requirements primarily consist of operating expenses and other expenditures associated with our properties, distributions to our limited partners and distributions to our stockholders required to qualify for REIT status, capital expenditures and, potentially, acquisitions. We expect to meet our short-term liquidity requirements through net cash provided by operations and reserves established from existing cash. We have further sources such as proceeds from our public offerings, including under our at the market issuance program, and borrowings under our mortgage loans and our Unsecured Credit Facility.
Our long-term liquidity needs consist primarily of funds necessary for the repayment of debt at maturity, property acquisitions and
non-recurring
capital improvements. We expect to meet our long-term liquidity requirements with net cash from operations, long-term secured and unsecured indebtedness and the issuance of equity and debt securities. We also may fund property acquisitions and
non-recurring
capital improvements using our Unsecured Credit Facility pending longer term financing.
 
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We believe we have access to multiple sources of capital to fund our long-term liquidity requirements, including the incurrence of additional debt and the issuance of additional equity securities. However, we cannot assure you that this is or will continue to be the case. Our ability to incur additional debt is dependent on a number of factors, including our degree of leverage, the value of our unencumbered assets and borrowing restrictions that may be imposed by lenders. Our ability to access the equity capital markets is dependent on a number of factors as well, including general market conditions for REITs and market perceptions about us.
Contractual Obligations and Other Long-Term Liabilities
The following table provides information with respect to our commitments as of March 31, 2022, including any guaranteed or minimum commitments under contractual obligations. The table does not reflect available debt extension options.
 
    
Payments Due by Period
(in thousands)
 
Contractual Obligations
  
Total
    
2022
    
2023-2024
    
2025-2026
    
More than

5 years
 
Principal payments on mortgage loans
   $ 666,983      $ 4,872      $ 173,275      $ 248,533      $ 240,303  
Interest payments
(1)
     93,139        17,220        42,109        25,999        7,811  
Tenant-related commitments
     24,606        24,606        —          —          —    
Lease obligations
     37,753        521        1,625        1,510        34,097  
  
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
 
Total
   $ 822,481      $ 47,219      $ 217,009      $ 276,042      $ 282,211  
  
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
 
 
(1)
Contracted interest on the floating rate borrowings under our Unsecured Credit Facility was calculated based on the balance and interest rate at March 31, 2022. Contracted interest on the Term Loan was calculated based on the Interest Rate Swap rate fixing the LIBOR component of the borrowing rate to approximately 1.27%.
Inflation
Substantially all of our office leases provide for real estate tax and operating expense escalations. In addition, most of the leases provide for fixed annual rent increases. We believe that inflationary increases may be at least partially offset by these contractual rent increases and expense escalations.
 
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Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
Our future income, cash flows and fair values relevant to financial instruments are dependent upon prevailing market interest rates. Market risk refers to the risk of loss from adverse changes in market prices and interest rates. We use derivative financial instruments to manage or hedge interest rate risks related to borrowings. We do not use derivatives for trading or speculative purposes and only enter into contracts with major financial institutions based upon their credit rating and other factors. We have entered, and we will only enter into, contracts with major financial institutions based on their credit rating and other factors. See Note 6 to our condensed consolidated financial statements in Item 1 of this Report for more information regarding our derivatives.
The primary market risk to which we are exposed is interest rate risk. Our primary interest rate exposure is LIBOR. We primarily use fixed interest rate financing to manage our exposure to fluctuations in interest rates. The Financial Conduct Authority (the authority that regulates LIBOR) has announced that it intends to stop compelling banks to submit rates for the calculation of LIBOR by June 30, 2023. The Alternative Reference Rates Committee (“AARC”) has proposed that the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (“SOFR”) is the rate that represents best practice as the alternative to LIBOR for future use in derivatives and other financial contracts that are currently indexed to LIBOR. ARRC has proposed a paced market transition plan to SOFR from LIBOR and organizations are currently working on industry-wide and company specific transition plans as it relates to derivatives and cash markets exposed to LIBOR. We currently consider our interest rate exposure to be minimal because as of March 31, 2022, approximately $465.0 million, or 69.7%, of our debt had fixed interest rates and approximately $202.0 million, or 30.3%, had variable interest rates. Of the $202.0 million variable rate debt, $50.0 million relates to the Term Loan against which we have applied the Interest Rate Swap. The Interest Rate Swap effectively fixes the
30-day
LIBOR rate at approximately 1.27% until maturity of the Term Loan. When factoring in the Term Loan as fixed rate debt through the Interest Rate Swap, approximately 77.2% of our debt was fixed rate debt and 22.8% was variable rate debt as of March 31, 2022. An increase of 1% in LIBOR would result in a $2.0 million increase to our annual interest costs on debt outstanding as of March 31, 2022 and would decrease the fair value of our outstanding debt, as well as increase interest costs associated with future debt issuances or borrowings under our Unsecured Credit Facility. A 1% decrease in LIBOR, assuming a rate floor of 0%, would result in a $0.9 million decrease to our annual interest costs on debt outstanding as of March 31, 2022 and would increase the fair value of our outstanding debt, as well as decrease interest costs associated with future debt issuances or borrowings under our Unsecured Credit Facility.
Interest risk amounts are our management’s estimates based on our Company’s capital structure and were determined by considering the effect of hypothetical interest rates on our financial instruments. These analyses do not consider the effect of any change in overall economic activity that could occur in that environment. We may take actions to further mitigate our exposure to changes in interest rates. However, due to the uncertainty of the specific actions that would be taken and their possible effects, these analyses assume no changes in our Company’s financial structure.
Item 4. Controls and Procedures
Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures
Based on the most recent evaluation, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer determined that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules
13a-15(e)
and
15d-15(e)
under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) were effective as of March 31, 2022.
Management’s Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting
There have been no changes to our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the period covered by this report 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
We and our subsidiaries are, from time to time, parties to litigation arising from the ordinary course of business. As of March 31, 2022, management does not believe that any such litigation will have a material adverse effect, individually or in the aggregate, on our financial position or results of operations.
Item 1A. Risk Factors
None.
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
On March 9, 2020, the Company’s Board of Directors approved a share repurchase plan authorizing the Company to repurchase up to $100 million of its outstanding shares of common stock. In July 2020, the Company completed the full March 2020 share repurchase program. On August 5, 2020, the Company’s Board of Directors approved an additional share repurchase plan authorizing the Company to repurchase up to an additional aggregate amount of $50 million of its outstanding shares of common stock. Under the share repurchase programs, the shares may be repurchased from time to time using a variety of methods, which may include open market transactions, privately negotiated transactions or otherwise, all in accordance with the rules of the SEC and other applicable legal requirements.
Repurchased shares of common stock will be classified as authorized and unissued shares. The Company recognizes the cost of shares of common stock it repurchases, including direct costs incurred, as a reduction in stockholders’ equity. Such reductions of stockholders equity due to the repurchases of shares of common stock repurchased will be applied first, to reduce common stock in the amount of the par value associated with the shares of common stock repurchased and second, to reduce additional
paid-in
capital by the amount that the purchase price for the shares of common stock repurchased exceed the par value.
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities
None.
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures
Not applicable.
Item 5. Other Information
None.
 
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Item 6. Exhibits
 
Exhibit
Number
  
Description
    3.1    Articles of Amendment and Restatement of City Office REIT, Inc., as amended and supplemented (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 1, 2018).
    3.2    Second Amended and Restated Bylaws of City Office REIT, Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on March 14, 2017).
    4.1    Certificate of Common Stock of City Office REIT, Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 of the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-11/A filed with the Commission on February 18, 2014).
    4.2    Form of certificate representing the 6.625% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value per share (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form 8-A filed with the Commission on September 30, 2016).
  31.1    Certification by Chief Executive Officer under Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. †
  31.2    Certification by Chief Financial Officer under Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. †
  32.1    Certification of Chief Executive Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350 as Adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. †
  32.2    Certification of Chief Financial Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350 as Adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. †
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