UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-Q
 
(Mark One)
[x]
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 or 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2013

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 001-34855
WHITESTONE REIT
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
 
Maryland
 
76-0594970
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation or Organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

2600 South Gessner, Suite 500
Houston, Texas
 
77063
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
 
(Zip Code)

(713) 827-9595
(Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
 
N/A
(Former Name, Former Address and Former Fiscal Year, if Changed Since Last Report)

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.   ý Yes      ¨ No

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).   ý Yes     ¨ No
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):
 
Large accelerated filer ¨                                                                                       Accelerated filer ý
Non-accelerated filer ¨                                   Smaller reporting company ¨
(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)

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

As of November 1, 2013 , there were 21,942,702 common shares of beneficial interest, $0.001 par value per share, outstanding.



PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 2.
 
 
Item 3.
 
 
Item 4.
 
 

PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1.
 
 
Item 1A.
 
 
Item 2.
 
 
Item 3.
 
 
Item 4.
 
 
Item 5.
 
 
Item 6.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1. Financial Statements.
Whitestone REIT and Subsidiaries
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except share data)

 
 
September 30, 2013
 
December 31, 2012
 
 
(unaudited)
 
 
ASSETS
Real estate assets, at cost
 
 
 
 
Property
 
$
483,379

 
$
409,669

Accumulated depreciation
 
(62,737
)
 
(53,920
)
Total real estate assets
 
420,642

 
355,749

Cash and cash equivalents
 
9,506

 
6,544

Marketable securities
 
873

 
1,403

Escrows and acquisition deposits
 
6,129

 
6,672

Accrued rents and accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts
 
9,169

 
7,947

Related party receivable
 

 
652

Unamortized lease commissions and loan costs
 
5,564

 
4,160

Prepaid expenses and other assets
 
2,749

 
2,244

Total assets
 
$
454,632

 
$
385,371

 
 
 
 
 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
Notes payable
 
$
266,260

 
$
190,608

Accounts payable and accrued expenses
 
13,505

 
13,824

Tenants' security deposits
 
3,360

 
3,024

Dividends and distributions payable
 
5,109

 
5,028

Total liabilities
 
288,234

 
212,484

Commitments and contingencies:
 

 

Equity:
 
 
 
 
Preferred shares, $0.001 par value per share; 50,000,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012
 

 

Common shares, $0.001 par value per share; 400,000,000 shares authorized; 17,341,947 and 16,943,098 issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively
 
17

 
16

Additional paid-in capital
 
231,001

 
224,237

Accumulated deficit
 
(69,879
)
 
(57,830
)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
 
(68
)
 
(392
)
Total Whitestone REIT shareholders' equity
 
161,071

 
166,031

Noncontrolling interest in subsidiary
 
5,327

 
6,856

Total equity
 
166,398

 
172,887

Total liabilities and equity
 
$
454,632

 
$
385,371



See accompanying notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

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Whitestone REIT and Subsidiaries
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(Unaudited)
(in thousands, except per share data)

 
 
Three Months Ended
 
Nine Months
Ended
 
 
September 30,
 
September 30,
 
 
2013
 
2012
 
2013
 
2012
Property revenues
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rental revenues
 
$
12,594

 
$
8,992

 
$
35,407

 
$
25,643

Other revenues
 
3,697

 
2,626

 
9,548

 
7,388

Total property revenues
 
16,291

 
11,618

 
44,955

 
33,031

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Property expenses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Property operation and maintenance
 
4,145

 
2,969

 
10,558

 
8,080

Real estate taxes
 
2,673

 
1,629

 
6,483

 
4,442

Total property expenses
 
6,818

 
4,598

 
17,041

 
12,522

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other expenses (income)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
General and administrative
 
2,722

 
1,888

 
7,682

 
5,392

Depreciation and amortization
 
3,450

 
2,683

 
9,783

 
7,256

Interest expense
 
2,602

 
2,244

 
7,664

 
6,324

Interest, dividend and other investment income
 
(26
)
 
(121
)
 
(114
)
 
(274
)
Total other expenses
 
8,748

 
6,694

 
25,015

 
18,698

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income before loss on sale or disposal of assets and income taxes
 
725

 
326

 
2,899

 
1,811

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Provision for income taxes
 
(90
)
 
(77
)
 
(227
)
 
(212
)
Loss on sale or disposal of assets
 

 
(77
)
 
(48
)
 
(105
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income
 
635

 
172

 
2,624

 
1,494

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests
 
21

 
9

 
91

 
99

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income attributable to Whitestone REIT
 
$
614

 
$
163

 
$
2,533

 
$
1,395










See accompanying notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

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Whitestone REIT and Subsidiaries
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(Unaudited)
(in thousands, except per share data)

 
 
Three Months Ended
 
Nine Months
Ended
 
 
September 30,
 
September 30,
 
 
2013
 
2012
 
2013
 
2012
Basic Earnings Per Share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income attributable to common shareholders excluding amounts attributable to unvested restricted shares
 
$
0.04

 
$
0.01

 
$
0.15

 
$
0.11

Diluted Earnings Per Share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income attributable to common shareholders excluding amounts attributable to unvested restricted shares
 
$
0.03

 
$
0.01

 
$
0.15

 
$
0.11

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
 
17,036

 
13,842

 
16,916

 
12,409

Diluted
 
17,331

 
13,961

 
17,156

 
12,526

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Distributions declared per common share / OP unit
 
$
0.2850

 
$
0.2850

 
$
0.8550

 
$
0.8550

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income
 
$
635

 
$
172

 
$
2,624

 
$
1,494

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other comprehensive gain (loss)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unrealized gain (loss) on cash flow hedging activities
 
(331
)
 
(9
)
 
162

 
(9
)
Unrealized gain (loss) on available-for-sale marketable securities
 
(39
)
 
92

 
176

 
891

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Comprehensive income
 
265

 
255

 
2,962

 
2,376

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Less: Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interests
 
8

 
14

 
103

 
158

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Comprehensive income attributable to Whitestone REIT
 
$
257

 
$
241

 
$
2,859

 
$
2,218




See accompanying notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

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Whitestone REIT and Subsidiaries
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY
(Unaudited)
(in thousands)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Accumulated
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Additional
 
 
 
Other
 
Total
 
Noncontrolling
 
 
 
 
Common Shares
 
Paid-In
 
Accumulated
 
Comprehensive
 
Shareholders'
 
interests
 
Total
 
 
Shares
 
Amount
 
Capital
 
Deficit
 
Gain (Loss)
 
Equity
 
Units
 
Dollars
 
Equity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance, December 31, 2012
 
16,943

 
$
16

 
$
224,237

 
$
(57,830
)
 
$
(392
)
 
$
166,031

 
685

 
$
6,856

 
$
172,887

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Exchange of noncontrolling interest OP units for common shares
 
113

 
1

 
1,132

 

 
(2
)
 
1,131

 
(113
)
 
(1,131
)
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Exchange offer costs
 

 

 
(23
)
 

 

 
(23
)
 

 

 
(23
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Issuance of common shares - ATM Program, net of offering costs
 
282

 

 
4,184

 

 

 
4,184

 

 

 
4,184

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Issuance of shares under dividend reinvestment plan
 
5

 

 
72

 

 

 
72

 

 

 
72

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Share-based compensation
 
(1
)
 

 
1,399

 

 

 
1,399

 

 

 
1,399

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Distributions
 

 

 

 
(14,582
)
 

 
(14,582
)
 

 
(501
)
 
(15,083
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unrealized gain on change in fair value of available-for-sale marketable securities
 

 

 

 

 
170

 
170

 

 
6

 
176

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unrealized gain on change in value of cash flow hedge
 

 

 

 

 
156

 
156

 

 
6

 
162

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income
 

 

 

 
2,533

 

 
2,533

 

 
91

 
2,624

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance, September 30, 2013
 
17,342

 
$
17

 
$
231,001

 
$
(69,879
)
 
$
(68
)
 
$
161,071

 
572

 
$
5,327

 
$
166,398




See accompanying notes to Consolidated Financial Statements


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Whitestone REIT and Subsidiaries
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
(in thousands)
 
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
 
2013
 
2012
 
 
 
 
 
Cash flows from operating activities:
 
 
 
 
Net income
 
$
2,624

 
$
1,494

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
 
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
 
9,783

 
7,255

Amortization of deferred loan costs
 
823

 
1,064

Amortization of notes payable discount
 
387

 
86

Gain on sale of marketable securities
 
(41
)
 
(110
)
Loss on sale or disposal of assets
 
48

 
105

Bad debt expense
 
1,431

 
720

Share-based compensation
 
1,501

 
384

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
 
 
 
 
Escrows and acquisition deposits
 
886

 
29

Accrued rents and accounts receivable
 
(2,653
)
 
(1,876
)
Related party receivable
 
652

 

Unamortized lease commissions
 
(993
)
 
(674
)
Prepaid expenses and other assets
 
336

 
630

Accounts payable and accrued expenses
 
(393
)
 
200

Tenants' security deposits
 
336

 
614

Net cash provided by operating activities
 
14,727

 
9,921

 
 
 
 
 
Cash flows from investing activities:
 
 
 
 
Acquisitions of real estate
 
(58,403
)
 
(79,400
)
Additions to real estate
 
(3,925
)
 
(9,297
)
Investments in marketable securities
 

 
(750
)
Proceeds from sales of marketable securities
 
747

 
5,509

Net cash used in investing activities
 
(61,581
)
 
(83,938
)
 
 
 
 
 
Cash flows from financing activities:
 
 
 
 
Distributions paid to common shareholders
 
(14,504
)
 
(10,543
)
Distributions paid to OP unit holders
 
(528
)
 
(783
)
Proceeds from issuance of common shares, net of offering costs
 
4,184

 
58,679

Payments of exchange offer costs
 
(23
)
 
(249
)
Proceeds from notes payable
 
47,150

 

Proceeds from revolving credit facility, net
 
73,400

 
33,956

Repayments of notes payable
 
(57,936
)
 
(2,853
)
Payments of loan origination costs
 
(1,927
)
 
(1,546
)
Net cash provided by financing activities
 
49,816

 
76,661

 
 
 
 
 
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents
 
2,962

 
2,644

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
 
6,544

 
5,695

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
 
$
9,506

 
$
8,339


See accompanying notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

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Whitestone REIT and Subsidiaries
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
(in thousands)

 
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
 
2013
 
2012
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:
 
 
 
 
Cash paid for interest
 
$
6,950

 
$
5,250

Cash paid for taxes
 
$
237

 
$
225

Non cash investing and financing activities:
 
 
 
 
Disposal of fully depreciated real estate
 
$
194

 
$
523

Financed insurance premiums
 
$
883

 
$
856

Value of shares issued under dividend reinvestment plan
 
$
72

 
$
68

Debt assumed with acquisitions of real estate
 
$
11,100

 
$
9,166

Interest supplement assumed with acquisition of real estate
 
$
932

 
$

Acquired interest rate swap
 
$

 
$
1,901

Debt discount on acquired note payable
 
$

 
$
(1,329
)
Accrued offering costs
 
$
15

 
$
85

Value of common shares exchanged for OP units
 
$
1,132

 
$
6,224

Change in fair value of available-for-sale securities
 
$
176

 
$
891

Change in fair value of cash flow hedge
 
$
162

 
$
(9
)


























See accompanying notes to Consolidated Financial Statements


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WHITESTONE REIT AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
September 30, 2013
(Unaudited)

The use of the words “we,” “us,” “our,” “Company” or “Whitestone” refers to Whitestone REIT and our consolidated subsidiaries, except where the context otherwise requires.

1.  INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
The consolidated financial statements included in this report are unaudited; however, amounts presented in the consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2012 are derived from our audited consolidated financial statements as of that date.  The unaudited financial statements as of September 30, 2013 have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“U.S. GAAP”) for interim financial information on a basis consistent with the annual audited consolidated financial statements and with the instructions to Form 10-Q.
 
The consolidated financial statements presented herein reflect all adjustments which, in the opinion of management, are necessary for a fair presentation of the financial position of Whitestone and our subsidiaries as of September 30, 2013 , and the results of operations for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2013 and 2012 , the consolidated statements of changes in equity for the nine month period ended September 30, 2013 and cash flows for the nine month periods ended September 30, 2013 and 2012 .  All of these adjustments are of a normal recurring nature.  The results of operations for the interim periods are not necessarily indicative of the results expected for a full year.  The statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto which are included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 .
 
Business .   Whitestone was formed as a real estate investment trust ("REIT"), pursuant to the Texas Real Estate Investment Trust Act on August 20, 1998.  In July 2004, we changed our state of organization from Texas to Maryland pursuant to a merger where we merged directly with and into a Maryland REIT formed for the sole purpose of the reorganization and the conversion of each of our outstanding common shares of beneficial interest of the Texas entity into 1.42857 common shares of beneficial interest of the Maryland entity.  We serve as the general partner of Whitestone REIT Operating Partnership, L.P. (the “Operating Partnership”), which was formed on December 31, 1998 as a Delaware limited partnership.  We currently conduct substantially all of our operations and activities through the Operating Partnership.  As the general partner of the Operating Partnership, we have the exclusive power to manage and conduct the business of the Operating Partnership, subject to certain customary exceptions.  As of September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012 , Whitestone owned and operated 55 and 51 commercial properties, respectively, in and around Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Chicago and Phoenix.


2.  SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
 
Basis of Consolidation.   We are the sole general partner of the Operating Partnership and possess full legal control and authority over the operations of the Operating Partnership.  As of September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012 , we owned a majority of the partnership interests in the Operating Partnership.  Consequently, the accompanying consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Operating Partnership.  All significant inter-company balances have been eliminated. Noncontrolling interests in the accompanying consolidated financial statements represents the share of equity and earnings of the Operating Partnership allocable to holders of partnership interests other than us.  Net income or loss is allocated to noncontrolling interests based on the weighted average percentage ownership of the Operating Partnership during the period.  Issuance of additional common shares of beneficial interest in Whitestone (the "common shares") and units of limited partnership interest in the Operating Partnership that are convertible into cash or, at our option, common shares on a one -for-one basis (the “OP units”) changes the ownership interests of both the noncontrolling interests and Whitestone .
  
Basis of Accounting.   Our financial records are maintained on the accrual basis of accounting whereby revenues are recognized when earned and expenses are recorded when incurred.
 
Use of Estimates.    The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent liabilities as of the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Significant estimates that we use include the estimated fair values of properties acquired, the estimated useful lives for depreciable and amortizable assets and costs, the estimated allowance for doubtful accounts, the estimated fair value of interest rate swaps and the estimates supporting our impairment analysis for the carrying values of our real estate assets.  Actual results could differ from those estimates.

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WHITESTONE REIT AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
September 30, 2013
(Unaudited)

 
Reclassifications.   We have reclassified certain prior period amounts in the accompanying consolidated financial statements in order to be consistent with the current period presentation.  These reclassifications had no effect on net income, total assets, total liabilities or equity. During 2012, we reclassified the amortization of our loan fees, previously classified as depreciation and amortization expenses, to interest expense for all periods presented. As of June 27, 2012, prior period Class A and Class B common shares have been consolidated into a single class of common shares. See Note 10 for additional discussion related to the reclassification of our Class A and Class B common shares.
 
Marketable Securities. We classify our existing marketable equity securities as available-for-sale in accordance with the Financial Accounting Standards Board's ("FASB") Investments-Debt and Equity Securities guidance. These securities are carried at fair value with unrealized gains and losses reported in equity as a component of accumulated other comprehensive income or loss. The fair value of the marketable securities is determined using Level 1 inputs under FASB Accounting Standards Codification ("ASC") 820, " Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures. " Level 1 inputs represent quoted prices available in an active market for identical investments as of the reporting date. Gains and losses on securities sold are based on the specific identification method, and are reported as a component of interest, dividend and other investment income. No available-for-sale marketable securities were sold during the three months ended September 30, 2013 , and we recognized gains on the sale of marketable securities of approximately $78,000 during the three months ended September 30, 2012 . We recognized gains on the sale of marketable securities of approximately $41,000 and $110,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012 , respectively. As of September 30, 2013 , our investment in available-for-sale marketable securities was approximately $873,000 , which includes an aggregate unrealized loss of approximately $233,000 .

Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities. On March 8, 2013, we, through our Operating Partnership, entered into an interest rate swap with U.S. Bank National Association that fixed the LIBOR portion of our $50 million term loan under our unsecured credit facility at 0.84% . See Note 6 for additional information regarding our credit facility. The swap will begin on January 7, 2014 and will mature on February 3, 2017. We have designated the interest rate swap as a cash flow hedge with the effective portion of the changes in fair value to be recorded in comprehensive income (loss) and subsequently reclassified into earnings in the period that the hedged transaction affects earnings. The ineffective portion of the change in fair value, if any, will be recognized directly in earnings. As of September 30, 2013 , the fair value of our cash flow hedge was $12,000 . For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013 , we recognized $314,000 as other comprehensive losses and $11,000 as other comprehensive gains, respectively. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013 , we did not recognize any portion of the cash flow hedge into earnings because we are not required to make cash settlements until 2014.

On August 8, 2012, as part of our acquisition of Paradise Plaza (see Note 14), we assumed a $9.2 million variable rate note (see Note 6). The note included an interest rate swap that had a fixed interest rate of 5.72% . We have designated the interest rate swap as a cash flow hedge with the effective portion of the changes in fair value recorded in comprehensive income (loss) and subsequently reclassified into earnings in the period that the hedged transaction affects earnings. The ineffective portion of the change in fair value, if any, is recognized directly in earnings. As of September 30, 2013 , the fair value of our cash flow hedge was $1.3 million . For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013 , we recognized $17,000 as other comprehensive losses and $151,000 as other comprehensive gains, respectively. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013 , we recognized $87,000 and $263,000 as interest expense, respectively. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 , we recognized $9,000 as other comprehensive losses. We did not recognize any portion of the cash flow hedge into earnings for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 .

As of September 30, 2013 , we consider our cash flow hedges to be highly effective. Our cash flow hedges are determined using Level 2 inputs under ASC 820. Level 2 inputs represent quoted prices in active markets for similar assets or liabilities; quoted prices in markets that are not active; and model-derived valuations whose inputs are observable.


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WHITESTONE REIT AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
September 30, 2013
(Unaudited)

Development Properties. Land, buildings and improvements are recorded at cost. Expenditures related to the development of real estate are carried at cost which includes capitalized carrying charges and development costs. Carrying charges, primarily interest, real estate taxes, loan fees, and direct and indirect development costs related to buildings under construction, are capitalized as part of construction in progress. The capitalization of such costs ceases when the property, or any completed portion, becomes available for occupancy. For the three months ended September 30, 2013 , approximately $28,000 and $27,000 in interest expense and real estate taxes, respectively, were capitalized, and for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 , approximately $97,000 and $76,000 in interest expense and real estate taxes, respectively, were capitalized. For the three months ended September 30, 2012 , approximately $47,000 and $50,000 in interest expense and real estate taxes, respectively, were capitalized, and for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 , approximately $135,000 and $113,000 in interest and real estate taxes, respectively, were capitalized.

Share-Based Compensation.    From time to time, we award nonvested restricted common share awards or restricted common share unit awards, which may be converted into common shares, to executive officers and employees under our 2008 Long-Term Equity Incentive Ownership Plan (the “2008 Plan”).  The vast majority of the awarded shares and units vest when certain performance conditions are met.  We recognize compensation expense when achievement of the performance conditions is probable based on management's most recent estimates using the fair value of the shares as of the grant date. We recognized $834,000 and $118,000 in share-based compensation for the three months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012 , respectively, and we recognized $1,501,000 and $384,000 in share-based compensation for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012 , respectively.

Noncontrolling Interests.   Noncontrolling interests is the portion of equity in a subsidiary not attributable to a parent.  The ownership interests not held by the parent are considered noncontrolling interests.  Accordingly, we have reported noncontrolling interests in equity on the consolidated balance sheets but separate from Whitestone's equity.  On the consolidated statements of operations, subsidiaries are reported at the consolidated amount, including both the amount attributable to Whitestone and noncontrolling interests.  The consolidated statement of changes in equity is included for quarterly financial statements, including beginning balances, activity for the period and ending balances for shareholders' equity, noncontrolling interests and total equity.
 
See our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 for further discussion on significant accounting policies.
 
Recent Accounting Pronouncements .  In February 2013, the FASB issued guidance requiring entities to disclose certain information relating to amounts reclassified out of accumulated other comprehensive income. This guidance was effective prospectively for reporting periods beginning on or after December 15, 2012. We do not expect the pronouncement to have a significant impact on our consolidated financial statements.

3. MARKETABLE SECURITIES

All of our marketable securities were classified as available-for-sale securities as of September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012 . Available-for-sale securities consisted of the following (in thousands):

 
 
September 30, 2013
 
 
Amortized Cost
 
Gains in Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income
 
Losses in Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income
 
Estimated Fair Value
Real estate sector common stock
 
$
1,106

 
$

 
$
(233
)
 
$
873

Total available-for-sale securities
 
$
1,106

 
$

 
$
(233
)
 
$
873


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NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
September 30, 2013
(Unaudited)

 
 
December 31, 2012
 
 
Amortized Cost
 
Gains in Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income
 
Losses in Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income
 
Estimated Fair Value
Real estate sector common stock
 
$
1,811

 
$

 
$
(408
)
 
$
1,403

Total available-for-sale securities
 
$
1,811

 
$

 
$
(408
)
 
$
1,403


During the three months ended September 30, 2013 , no available-for-sale securities were sold, and during the three months ended September 30, 2012 , available-for-sale securities were sold for total proceeds of $1,583,000 . During the nine months ended September 30, 2013 , available-for-sale securities were sold for total proceeds of $747,000 . The gross realized gains and losses on these sales during the nine months ended September 30, 2013 were $44,000 and $3,000 , respectively. During the nine months ended September 30, 2012 , available-for-sale securities were sold for total proceeds of $5,509,000 . The gross realized gains and losses on the sales during the nine months ended September 30, 2012 totaled $152,000 and $42,000 , respectively.

4. ACCRUED RENTS AND ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE, NET

Accrued rents and accounts receivable, net consists of amounts accrued, billed and due from tenants, allowance for doubtful accounts and other receivables as follows (in thousands):

 
 
September 30, 2013
 
December 31, 2012
 
 
 
 
 
Tenant receivables
 
$
5,892

 
$
3,536

Accrued rents and other recoveries
 
6,788

 
6,696

Allowance for doubtful accounts
 
(3,511
)
 
(2,285
)
Total
 
$
9,169

 
$
7,947


5. UNAMORTIZED LEASING COMMISSIONS AND LOAN COSTS

Costs which have been deferred consist of the following (in thousands):
 
 
September 30, 2013
 
December 31, 2012
 
 
 
 
 
Leasing commissions
 
$
6,383

 
$
5,530

Deferred financing cost
 
6,500

 
4,574

Total cost
 
12,883

 
10,104

Less: leasing commissions accumulated amortization
 
(3,452
)
 
(2,899
)
Less: deferred financing cost accumulated amortization
 
(3,867
)
 
(3,045
)
Total cost, net of accumulated amortization
 
$
5,564

 
$
4,160



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6. DEBT

Certain subsidiaries of Whitestone are the borrowers under various financing arrangements. These subsidiaries are separate legal entities and their respective assets and credit are not available to satisfy the debt of Whitestone or any of its other subsidiaries.

Debt consisted of the following as of the dates indicated (in thousands):
Description
 
September 30, 2013
 
December 31, 2012
Fixed rate notes
 
 
 
 
$1.1 million 4.71% Note, due December 31, 2013
 
$
1,087

 
$
1,087

$20.2 million 4.2805% Note, due June 6, 2023 (1)
 
20,200

 
13,850

$3.0 million 6.00% Note, due March 31, 2021 (2)
 
2,914

 
2,943

$10.0 million 6.04% Note, due March 1, 2014
 
8,998

 
9,142

$1.5 million 6.50% Note, due March 1, 2014
 
1,423

 
1,444

$11.2 million 6.52% Note, due September 1, 2015
 
10,487

 
10,609

$21.4 million 6.53% Notes, due October 1, 2013 (3)
 

 
18,865

$24.5 million 6.56% Note, due October 1, 2013 (3)
 

 
23,135

$9.9 million 6.63% Notes, due March 1, 2014
 
8,690

 
8,925

$9.2 million, Prime Rate less 2.00%, due December 29, 2017 (4)
 
7,869

 
7,854

$11.1 million 5.87% Note, due August 6, 2016
 
11,972

 

$16.5 million 4.97% Note, due September 26, 2023
 
16,450

 

$0.9 million 2.97% Note, due November 28, 2013
 
163

 
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Floating rate notes
 
 
 
 
Unsecured credit facility, LIBOR plus 1.75% to 2.50%, due February 3, 2017 (5)
 
142,400

 
69,000

$26.9 million, LIBOR plus 2.86% Note, due December 1, 2013
 
23,107

 
23,739

$10.5 million, LIBOR plus 2.00% Note, due September 24, 2018
 
10,500

 

 
 
$
266,260

 
$
190,608


(1)  
Promissory note had an original balance of $14.1 million and an interest rate of 5.695% , due in 2013, which was refinanced in May 2013. See below for further discussion of the Pinnacle Note.

(2)  
The 6.00% interest rate is fixed through March 30, 2016. On March 31, 2016, the interest rate will reset to the rate of interest for a five -year balloon note with a thirty -year amortization as published by the Federal Home Loan Bank.

(3)  
This promissory note was paid in full in August 2013.

(4)  
Promissory note includes an interest rate swap that fixed the interest rate at 5.72% for the duration of the term.

(5)  
We have entered into an interest rate swap that fixed the LIBOR portion of our $50 million term loan under our unsecured revolving credit facility at 0.84% . The swap will begin on January 7, 2014 and will mature on February 3, 2017.

On September 26, 2013, we, operating through our subsidiary, Whitestone Uptown Tower, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company ("Whitestone Uptown"), entered into a $16.5 million promissory note (the "Uptown Note"), with a fixed interest rate of 4.97% payable to Morgan Stanley Capital Holdings LLC and a maturity of September 26, 2023. Proceeds from the Uptown Note were used to repay a portion of our unsecured revolving credit facility.


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On September 24, 2013, we, operating through our subsidiary, Whitestone Terravita Marketplace, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company ("Whitestone Terravita"), entered into a $10.5 million promissory note (the "Terravita Note"), with an applicable interest rate of LIBOR plus 2.00% , payable to Bank of America, N.A. and a maturity of September 24, 2018. Proceeds from the Terravita Note were used to repay a portion of our unsecured revolving credit facility.

The Terravita Note is a non-recourse loan secured by Whitestone Terravita's Terravita Marketplace property, located in Scottsdale, Arizona, and a limited guarantee by the Operating Partnership. In conjunction with the Terravita Note, a deed of trust was executed by Whitestone Terravita that contains customary terms and conditions, including representations, warranties and covenants by Whitestone Terravita that include, without limitation, assignment of rents, warranty of title, insurance requirements and maintenance, use and management of the property.

On June 19, 2013, we assumed a $11.1 million promissory note as part of our acquisition of Mercado at Scottsdale Ranch (see Note 14). The 5.87% fixed interest rate note matures on August 16, 2016. In conjunction with our acquisition, we received an interest rate supplement from the seller in the amount of $932,000 , which we will accrete into expense over the life of the note. As a result of the supplement, the imputed interest rate is 3.052% , which we consider to be an appropriate market rate.
    
On May 31, 2013, we, operating through our subsidiary, Whitestone Pinnacle of Scottsdale, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company ("Whitestone Pinnacle"), refinanced our $14.1 million promissory note, with an applicable interest rate of 5.695% and a maturity of June 1, 2013, with a $20.2 million promissory note (the "Pinnacle Note") payable to Cantor Commercial Real Estate Lending, L.P. with an applicable interest rate of 4.2805% , and a maturity of June 6, 2023.
    
The Pinnacle Note is a non-recourse loan secured by Whitestone Pinnacle's Pinnacle of Scottsdale property, located in Scottsdale, Arizona, and a limited guarantee by Whitestone. In conjunction with the Pinnacle Note, a deed of trust was executed by Whitestone Pinnacle that contains customary terms and conditions, including representations, warranties and covenants by Whitestone Pinnacle that include, without limitation, assignment of rents, warranty of title, insurance requirements and maintenance, use and management of the property.

As of September 30, 2013 , our $123.7 million in secured debt was collateralized by 22 properties with a carrying value of $163.8 million .  Our loans contain restrictions that would require the payment of prepayment penalties for the acceleration of outstanding debt and are secured by deeds of trust on certain of our properties and by assignment of the rents and leases associated with those properties.  As of September 30, 2013 , we were in compliance with all loan covenants.

On February 4, 2013, we, through our Operating Partnership, entered into an unsecured credit facility (the “Facility”) with the lenders party thereto, with BMO Capital Markets and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, as co-lead arrangers and joint book runners, Bank of Montreal, as administrative agent (the "Agent"), Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as syndication agent, and U.S. Bank National Association, as documentation agent. The Facility amended and restated our previous unsecured credit facility. We plan to use the Facility for property acquisitions, debt repayment, capital expenditures, the expansion, redevelopment and retenanting of properties in our portfolio.

In addition to a $125 million unsecured borrowing capacity under the revolving loan, the Facility also includes a $50 million term loan and permits the Operating Partnership to increase the borrowing capacity under the Facility to a total of $225 million , upon the satisfaction of certain conditions. The Facility will mature on February 3, 2017, and provides that the Operating Partnership may extend the maturity date for one year subject to certain conditions, including the payment of an extension fee.

Borrowings under the Facility accrue interest (at the Operating Partnership's option) at a Base Rate or an Adjusted LIBOR plus an applicable margin based upon our then-existing leverage. Base Rate means the higher of: (a) the Agent's prime commercial rate, (b) the sum of (i) average rate quoted the Agent by two or more federal funds brokers selected by the Agent for sale to the Agent at face value of federal funds in the secondary market in an amount equal or comparable to the principal amount for which such rate is being determined, plus (ii) 0.5% , and (c) the LIBOR rate for such day plus 1.00% . Adjusted LIBOR means LIBOR divided by one minus the Eurodollar Reserve Percentage. The Eurodollar Reserve Percentage means the maximum reserve percentage at which reserves are imposed by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on eurocurrency liabilities.
 

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We are the guarantor for funds borrowed by the Operating Partnership under the Facility. The Facility contains customary terms and conditions, including, without limitation, affirmative and negative covenants such as information reporting requirements, maximum secured indebtedness to total asset value, minimum EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and extraordinary items) to fixed charges and maintenance of net worth. The Facility also contains customary events of default with customary notice and cure, including, without limitation, nonpayment, breach of covenant, misrepresentation of representations and warranties in a material respect, cross-default to other major indebtedness, change of control, bankruptcy and loss of REIT tax status. As of September 30, 2013 , we were in compliance with all covenants.

As of September 30, 2013 , $142.4 million was drawn on the Facility, and our remaining borrowing capacity was $32.6 million , assuming that we use proceeds of the Facility to acquire properties, or to repay debt on properties, that are eligible to be included in the unsecured borrowing base. Proceeds from the Facility were used for general corporate purposes, including property acquisitions, debt repayment, capital expenditures, the expansion, redevelopment and retenanting of properties in our portfolio and working capital.

Scheduled maturities of our outstanding debt as of September 30, 2013 were as follows (in thousands):
Year
 
Amount Due
 
 
 
2013
 
$
24,601

2014
 
19,504

2015
 
11,026

2016
 
12,126

2017
 
151,185

Thereafter
 
47,818

Total
 
$
266,260


We have approximately $25 million of debt maturing in December 2013. The refinancing of this debt is currently in progress and expected to be completed by year end. We also have availability under our Facility should we be unable to obtain similar or better financing of this debt from our current lenders or new lenders.

7.  EARNINGS PER SHARE
 
Basic earnings per share for our common shareholders is calculated by dividing income from continuing operations excluding amounts attributable to unvested restricted shares and the net income attributable to noncontrolling interests by our weighted average common shares outstanding during the period.  Diluted earnings per share is computed by dividing the net income attributable to common shareholders excluding amounts attributable to unvested restricted shares and the net income attributable to noncontrolling interests by the weighted average number of common shares including any dilutive unvested restricted shares.
 
Certain of our performance-based restricted common shares are considered participating securities that require the use of the two-class method for the computation of basic and diluted earnings per share.  During the three months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012 , 577,362 and 786,191 OP units, respectively, were excluded from the calculation of diluted earnings per share because their effect would be anti-dilutive, and during the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012 , 604,905 and 886,407 OP units, respectively, were excluded from the calculation of diluted earnings per share because their effect would be anti-dilutive.
 
For the three months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012 , distributions of $44,000 and $45,000 , respectively, were made to holders of certain restricted common shares, $34,000 and $40,000 , respectively, of which were charged against earnings. For the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012 , distributions of $134,000 and $148,000 , respectively, were made to holders of certain restricted common shares, $102,000 and $137,000 , respectively, of which were charged against earnings. See Note 11 for information related to restricted common shares under the 2008 Plan.


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September 30, 2013
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Three Months Ended
 
Nine Months
Ended
 
 
September 30,
 
September 30,
(in thousands, except per share data)
 
2013
 
2012
 
2013
 
2012
Numerator:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income
 
$
635

 
$
172

 
$
2,624

 
$
1,494

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests
 
(21
)
 
(9
)
 
(91
)
 
(99
)
Distributions paid on unvested restricted shares
 
(10
)
 
(5
)
 
(32
)
 
(11
)
Net income attributable to common shareholders excluding amounts attributable to unvested restricted shares
 
$
604

 
$
158

 
$
2,501

 
$
1,384

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Denominator:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted average number of common shares - basic
 
17,036

 
13,842

 
16,916

 
12,409

Effect of dilutive securities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unvested restricted shares
 
295

 
119

 
240

 
117

Weighted average number of common shares - dilutive
 
17,331

 
13,961

 
17,156

 
12,526

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earnings Per Share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income attributable to common shareholders excluding amounts attributable to unvested restricted shares
 
$
0.04

 
$
0.01

 
$
0.15

 
$
0.11

Diluted:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income attributable to common shareholders excluding amounts attributable to unvested restricted shares
 
$
0.03

 
$
0.01

 
$
0.15

 
$
0.11


8. INCOME TAXES
 
No provision for federal income taxes has been made because we intend to and believe we qualify as a REIT under the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code (the "Code") and because we have distributed and intend to continue to distribute all of our taxable income to our shareholders.  Our shareholders include their proportionate taxable income in their individual tax returns.  As a REIT, we must distribute at least 90% of our real estate investment trust taxable income to our shareholders and meet certain income sources and investment restriction requirements.  In addition, REITs are subject to a number of organizational and operational requirements.  If we fail to qualify as a REIT in any taxable year, we will be subject to federal income tax (including any applicable alternative minimum tax) on our taxable income at regular corporate tax rates.
 
During 2010, we discovered that we may have inadvertently violated the “5% asset test,” as set forth in Section 856(c)(4)(B)(iii)(I) of the Code, for the quarter ended March 31, 2009 as a result of utilizing a certain cash management arrangement with a commercial bank. If our investment in a commercial paper investment sweep account through such cash management agreement is not treated as cash, and is instead treated as a security of a single issuer for purposes of the “5% asset test,” then we failed the “5% asset test” for the first quarter of our 2009 taxable year. We believe, however, that if we failed the “5% asset test,” our failure would be considered due to reasonable cause and not willful neglect and, therefore, we would not be disqualified as a REIT for our 2009 taxable year. We would be, however, subject to certain reporting requirements and a tax equal to the greater of $50,000 or 35% of the net income from the commercial paper investment account during the period in which we failed to satisfy the “5% asset test.” The amount of such tax is $50,000 , and we paid such tax on April 27, 2010.     
    
If the Internal Revenue Service were to assert that we failed the “5% asset test” for the first quarter of our 2009 taxable year and that such failure was not due to reasonable cause, and the courts were to sustain that position, our status as a REIT would terminate as of December 31, 2008. We would not be eligible to again elect REIT status until our 2014 taxable year. Consequently, we would be subject to federal income tax on our taxable income at regular corporate rates without the benefit of the dividends-paid deduction, and our cash available for distributions to shareholders would be reduced.

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Taxable income differs from net income for financial reporting purposes principally due to differences in the timing of recognition of interest, real estate taxes, depreciation and rental revenue. 

We are subject to the Texas Margin Tax, which is computed by applying the applicable tax rate ( 1% for us) to the profit margin, which generally will be determined for us as total revenue less a 30% standard deduction.  Although the Texas Margin Tax is not an income tax, FASB ASC 740, “ Income Taxes ” (“ASC 740”) applies to the Texas Margin Tax.  For the three months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012 , we recognized $67,000 and $61,000 in margin tax provision, respectively, and for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012 , we recognized $191,000 and $184,000 , respectively.


9.  RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
 
Executive Relocation. On July 9, 2010, upon the unanimous recommendation of our Compensation Committee, we entered into an arrangement with Mr. Mastandrea, our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, with respect to the disposition of his residence in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Mastandrea listed the residence in the second half of 2007 and has had to pay for security, taxes, insurance and maintenance expenses related to the residence. Under the relocation arrangement as amended on August 9, 2012, we agreed to pay Mr. Mastandrea the shortfall, if any, in the amount realized from the sale of the Cleveland residence, below $2,450,000 , plus tax on the amount of such payment at the maximum federal income tax rate. The amount of the shortfall was to be paid in a combination of cash and common shares at the market value of the shares, as determined upon agreement between Mr. Mastandrea and the Compensation Committee.

In addition, the arrangement required us to continue paying the previously agreed upon cost of housing expenses for the Mastandrea family in Houston, Texas for a period of one year following the date of sale of the residence. We had previously agreed to reimburse Mr. Mastandrea for out-of-pocket moving costs including packing, temporary storage, transportation and moving supplies.

On December 21, 2012, Mr. Mastandrea sold the residence to a third party for a price of $1,125,000 . Pursuant to the relocation arrangement, we paid cash of $1,325,000 , representing the shortfall of the amount realized from the sale of the property, and $852,000 , which represented moving expenses and closing costs incurred by Mr. Mastandrea and federal taxes. No common shares were issued. The total expense incurred by us of $2,177,000 is shown separately in our consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2012 . In addition, we issued a note receivable for $975,000 to the buyer. The note bears interest at a rate of 4.5% and matures on December 31, 2013 . As a result of this transaction, we also recorded a related party receivable of $652,000 for the year ended December 31, 2012 , which represents the federal income tax withholding not deducted from our payment to Mr. Mastandrea. On January 14, 2013, we received the $652,000 and paid it to the federal government on behalf of Mr. Mastandrea.

10.  EQUITY
 
Reclassification of Common Shares

On June 27, 2012, we filed with the State Department of Assessments and Taxation of Maryland amendments to our declaration of trust that (i) reclassified each issued and unissued Class A common share of beneficial interest, par value $0.001 per share (the "Class A common shares") into one Class B common share of beneficial interest, par value $0.001 per share (the "Class B common shares") and (ii) changed the designation of all of the Class B common shares to “common shares.” The amendment setting forth the reclassification of the Class A common shares into Class B common shares was approved by our shareholders at the 2012 annual meeting of shareholders held on May 22, 2012. The amendment approving the redesignation of the Class B common shares to common shares was approved by our board of trustees and did not require shareholder approval.
    
Common Shares     

Following the reclassification of our common shares on June 27, 2012, as described above, under our declaration of trust, as amended, we have authority to issue up to 400,000,000 common shares of beneficial interest, $0.001 par value per share, and up to 50,000,000 preferred shares of beneficial interest, $0.001 par value per share.
  

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Equity Offerings     

On June 19, 2013, we entered into five equity distribution agreements for an at-the-market distribution program.  Pursuant to the terms and conditions of the agreements, we can issue and sell up to an aggregate of $50 million of our common shares. Actual sales will depend on a variety of factors to be determined by us from time to time, including (among others) market conditions, the trading price of our common shares, capital needs and our determinations of the appropriate sources of funding for us, and will be made in transactions that will be deemed to be “at-the-market” offerings as defined in Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. We have no obligation to sell any of our common shares, and could at any time suspend offers under the agreements or terminate the agreements. During the three months ended September 30, 2013 , we sold 282,239 common shares under the equity distribution program, with net proceeds to us of approximately $4.2 million . In connection with such sales, we paid compensation of $0.2 million to the sales agents. We had not sold any common shares under the equity distribution program as of June 30, 2013.

On August 28, 2012, we completed the sale of 4,830,000 common shares, $0.001 par value per share, including 630,000 common shares pursuant to the exercise of the underwriters' over-allotment option, at a price to the public of $12.80 per share. Total net proceeds from the offering, including over-allotment shares, and after deducting the underwriting discount and offering expenses, were approximately $58.7 million , which we used for general corporate purposes, including property acquisitions, debt repayment, capital expenditures, the expansion, redevelopment and/or re-tenanting of properties in our portfolio, working capital and other general purposes.

Operating Partnership Units  
Substantially all of our business is conducted through our Operating Partnership.  We are the sole general partner of the Operating Partnership.  As of September 30, 2013 , we owned a 96.8% interest in the Operating Partnership.
 
Limited partners in the Operating Partnership holding OP units have the right to convert their OP units into cash or, at our option, common shares at a ratio of one OP unit for one common share.  Distributions to OP unit holders are paid at the same rate per unit as distributions per share to holders of Whitestone common shares.  As of September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012 , there were 17,793,526 and 17,507,771 OP units outstanding, respectively.  We owned 17,221,124 and 16,822,285 OP units as of September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012 , respectively. The balance of the OP units is owned by third parties, including certain of our trustees.  Our weighted average share ownership in the Operating Partnership was approximately 96.6% and 94.6% for the three months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012 , respectively, and 96.6% and 93.4% for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012 , respectively. During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013 , 7,480 and 113,084 OP units, respectively were redeemed for 7,480 and 113,084 c ommon shares, respectively. There were no OP units redeemed during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 .


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  Distributions
 
The following table summarizes the cash distributions paid or payable to holders of common shares and to holders of noncontrolling OP units during each quarter during 2012 and the nine months ended September 30, 2013 (in thousands, except per share/unit data):

 
 
Common Shares  (1)
 
Noncontrolling OP Unit Holders
 
Total
Quarter Paid
 
Distributions Per Common Share
 
Total Amount Paid
 
Distributions Per OP Unit
 
Total Amount Paid
 
Total Amount Paid
2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Third Quarter
 
$
0.2850

 
$
4,865

 
$
0.2850

 
$
165

 
$
5,030

Second Quarter
 
0.2850

 
4,832

 
0.2850

 
169

 
5,001

First Quarter
 
0.2850

 
4,807

 
0.2850

 
194

 
5,001

Total
 
$
0.8550

 
$
14,504

 
$
0.8550

 
$
528

 
$
15,032

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2012
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fourth Quarter
 
$
0.2850

 
$
4,781

 
$
0.2850

 
$
221

 
$
5,002

Third Quarter
 
0.2850

 
3,859

 
0.2850

 
224

 
4,083

Second Quarter
 
0.2850

 
3,362

 
0.2850

 
258

 
3,620

First Quarter
 
0.2850

 
3,322

 
0.2850

 
301

 
3,623

Total
 
$
1.1400

 
$
15,324

 
$
1.1400

 
$
1,004

 
$
16,328


(1)  
Effective June 27, 2012, each outstanding Class A common share was reclassified into one Class B common share, and the Class B common shares were redesignated as "common shares."

New York Stock Exchange Listing

On June 29, 2012, we transferred the listing of our common shares to the New York Stock Exchange under our existing ticker symbol "WSR." As a result of the transfer, we voluntarily delisted our common shares from the NYSE MKT LLC (“NYSE MKT”) effective June 28, 2012.

Exchange Offers

On May 10, 2012, we commenced an exchange offer to exchange Class B common shares on a one -for-one basis for (i) up to 867,789 outstanding Class A common shares; and (ii) up to 453,642 outstanding OP units. The exchange offer expired on June 8, 2012, and 426,986 Class A common shares and 121,156 OP units were accepted for exchange.

11.  INCENTIVE SHARE PLAN
 
On July 29, 2008, our shareholders approved the 2008 Plan. On December 22, 2010, our board of trustees amended the 2008 Plan to allow for awards in or related to Class B common shares pursuant to the 2008 Plan. On June 27, 2012, our Class B common shares were redesignated as "common shares." The 2008 Plan, as amended, provides that awards may be made with respect to common shares of Whitestone or OP units, which may be converted into cash or, at our option, common shares of Whitestone. The maximum aggregate number of common shares that may be issued under the 2008 Plan is increased upon each issuance of common shares by Whitestone so that at any time the maximum number of shares that may be issued under the 2008 Plan shall equal 12.5% of the aggregate number of common shares of Whitestone and OP units issued and outstanding (other than shares and/or OP units issued to or held by Whitestone).


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September 30, 2013
(Unaudited)

The Compensation Committee of our board of trustees administers the 2008 Plan, except with respect to awards to non-employee trustees, for which the 2008 Plan is administered by our board of trustees.  The Compensation Committee is authorized to grant share options, including both incentive share options and non-qualified share options, as well as share appreciation rights, either with or without a related option. The Compensation Committee is also authorized to grant restricted common shares, restricted common share units, performance awards and other share-based awards. 

A summary of the share-based incentive plan activity as of and for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 is as follows:
 
 
Shares
 
Weighted Average
Grant Date
Fair Value (1)
Non-vested at January 1, 2013
 
534,920

 
$
12.53

Granted
 
298,333

 
15.59

Vested
 
(12,932
)
 
14.88

Forfeited
 
(47,069
)
 
13.07

Non-vested at September 30, 2013
 
773,252

 
$
13.64

Available for grant at September 30, 2013
 
1,679,596

 
 

(1)  
The fair value of the common shares granted before trading of the common shares commenced on the NYSE MKT on August 26, 2010 were determined based on observable market transactions occurring near the date of the grants. The fair value of the common shares granted subsequent to August 26, 2010 was determined based on the fair value at the date of grant.

A summary of our non-vested and vested shares activity for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and years ended December 31, 2012, 2011 and 2010 is presented below:
 
 
Shares Granted
 
Shares Vested
 
 
Non-Vested Shares Issued
 
Weighted Average Grant-Date Fair Value
 
Vested Shares
 
Total Vest-Date Fair Value
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(in thousands)
Nine months ended September 30, 2013
 
298,333

 
$
15.59

 
(12,932
)
 
$
192

Year ended December 31, 2012
 
99,700

 
13.03

 
(16,208
)
 
223

Year ended December 31, 2011
 

 

 
(5,169
)
 
80

Year ended December 31, 2010
 
31,858

 
14.09

 
(55,699
)
 
695

    
Total compensation recognized in earnings for share-based payments was $834,000 and $118,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012 , respectively, and $1,501,000 and $384,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012 , respectively. Taking into account the acquisitions that occurred during the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and the year ended December 31, 2012 (see Note 14), we expect additional performance-based shares to vest due to the achievement of certain Company-wide performance goals. As a result, as of September 30, 2013 , there was approximately $2,669,000 in unrecognized compensation cost related to outstanding non-vested performance-based shares, which is expected to vest over a weighted average period of 14 months and approximately $70,000 in unrecognized compensation cost related to outstanding non-vested time-based shares, which is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of approximately 22 months.

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WHITESTONE REIT AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
September 30, 2013
(Unaudited)


On August 2, 2013, our Compensation Committee approved a company-wide annual cash bonus program for our employees and including our named executive officers ("NEOs"). The program will make employees eligible for annual cash bonuses based on achievement of defined financial and operational goals by us and their individual business units. The goals include occupancy percentage, revenues, property net operating income and funds from operations. The bonus percentages range from 15% to 25% of annual base salaries for the NEOs. As of September 30, 2013 , we do not expect to achieve any of the defined financial or operational goals and have not recognized any expense related to the bonus program.

12. GRANTS TO TRUSTEES

On September 16, 2013, each of our five independent trustees was granted 1,500 common shares, which vested immediately. The 7,500 common shares granted to our five independent trustees had a grant date fair value of $14.52 per share. On January 31, 2013, two of our independent trustees elected to receive a total of 1,172 common shares with a grant date fair value of $14.50 in lieu of cash for board fees. The fair value of the shares granted during the nine months ended September 30, 2013 was determined using quoted prices available on the date of grant.

13. SEGMENT INFORMATION

Historically, our management has not differentiated results of operations by property type or location and, therefore, does not present segment information.

14. REAL ESTATE

Property Acquisitions. On June 28, 2013, we acquired Anthem Marketplace, a property that meets our Community Centered Property strategy, for approximately $23.3 million in cash and net prorations. The 113,293 square foot property was 100% leased at the time of purchase and is located in Phoenix, Arizona. In the same purchase, we also acquired an adjacent development pad site of 0.83 acres.

On June 19, 2013, we acquired Mercado at Scottsdale Ranch, a property that meets our Community Centered Property strategy, for approximately $21.3 million , including the assumption of a $11.1 million non-recourse loan, a $0.9 million interest rate supplement and cash of $9.3 million . The 118,730 square foot property was 100% leased at the time of purchase and is located in Scottsdale, Arizona.

On March 28, 2013, we acquired Headquarters Village Shopping Center, a property that meets our Community Centered Property strategy, for approximately $25.7 million in cash and net prorations. The 89,134 square foot property was 100% leased at the time of purchase and is located in Plano, Texas.

On December 28, 2012, we acquired the Shops at Pecos Ranch, a property that meets our Community Centered Property strategy, for approximately $19.0 million in cash and net prorations. The 78,767 square foot property was 100% leased at the time of purchase and is located in Chandler, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix.

On September 21, 2012, we acquired Village Square at Dana Park, a property that meets our Community Centered Property strategy, for approximately $46.5 million in cash and net prorations. The 310,979 square foot property was 71% leased at the time of purchase and is located in the Mesa submarket of Phoenix, Arizona. In the same purchase, we also acquired an adjacent development parcel of 4.7 acres for approximately $4.0 million in cash.

On September 21, 2012, we acquired Fountain Square, a property that meets our Community Centered Property strategy, for approximately $15.4 million in cash and net prorations. The 118,209 square foot property was 76% leased at the time of purchase and is located in Scottsdale, Arizona.

On August 8, 2012, we acquired Paradise Plaza, a property that meets our Community Centered Property strategy, for approximately $16.3 million , including the assumption of a $9.2 million non-recourse loan, and cash of $7.1 million . The 125,898 square foot property was 100% leased at the time of purchase and is located in Paradise Valley, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix.


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WHITESTONE REIT AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
September 30, 2013
(Unaudited)

On May 29, 2012, we acquired the Shops at Pinnacle Peak, a property that meets our Community Centered Property strategy, for approximately $6.4 million in cash and net prorations. The 41,530 square foot property was 76% leased at the time of purchase and is located in North Scottsdale, Arizona.     

15. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

On October 1, 2013, we reached an agreement, resolving a year-long co-tenancy dispute with an existing tenant that occupies an aggregate of 54,000 square feet in our Phoenix and Houston markets. The resolution of the dispute will result in the tenant returning to market rental rates and allowing us to add two high-quality tenants, who are expected to occupy approximately 65,000 square feet in the centers by December 31, 2013.

On October 7, 2013, we acquired Fountain Hills Plaza, a property that meets our Community Centered Property strategy, for approximately $20.6 million in cash and net prorations. The 111,289 square foot property was 87% leased at the time of purchase and is located in Fountain Hills, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix.

On October 8, 2013, we completed the sale of 4,000,000 common shares, $0.001 par value per share, and on October 28, 2013, upon the underwriters' exercise of the over-allotment option, we completed the sale of 600,000 additional common shares, at a price to the public of $13.54 per share. Total net proceeds from the offering, including the over-allotment shares, and after deducting the underwriting discount and offering expenses, were approximately $59.4 million , which we contributed to the Operating Partnership in exchange for OP units. The Operating Partnership intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes, which may include acquisitions of additional properties, the repayment of outstanding indebtedness, capital expenditures (including tenant improvements), the expansion, redevelopment and/or re-tenanting of properties in our portfolio, working capital and other general purposes.

On October 17, 2013, we acquired a 2.50 acre parcel for $2.8 million in cash and net prorations. The parcel is located in Spring, Texas, a suburb of Houston, and is contiguous to our Corporate Park Woodland property.

On October 30, 2013, we, operating through our subsidiary, Whitestone Terravita Marketplace LLC, entered into an interest rate swap with Bank of America, N.A. that fixed the LIBOR portion of our $10.5 million loan at 1.5475% . The swap began on November 1, 2013 and will mature on September 24, 2018. We have designated the interest rate swap as a cash flow hedge with the effective portion of the changes in fair value to be recorded in the comprehensive income (loss) and subsequently reclassified into earnings in the period that the hedged transaction affects earnings. The ineffective portion of the change in fair value, if any, will be recognized directly in earnings.


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Item 2.  Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

You should read the following discussion of our financial condition and results of operations in conjunction with our unaudited consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (the “Report”), and the consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 .  For more detailed information regarding the basis of presentation for the following information, you should read the notes to the unaudited consolidated financial statements included in this Report.

This Report contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including discussion and analysis of our financial condition, anticipated capital expenditures required to complete projects, amounts of anticipated cash distributions to our shareholders in the future and other matters.  These forward-looking statements are not historical facts but are the intent, belief or current expectations of our management based on its knowledge and understanding of our business and industry.  Forward-looking statements are typically identified by the use of terms such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “potential,” “predicts,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates” or the negative of such terms and variations of these words and similar expressions, although not all forward-looking statements include these words.  These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond our control, are difficult to predict and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or forecasted in the forward-looking statements.
     
Forward-looking statements that were true at the time made may ultimately prove to be incorrect or false.  You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflect our management's view only as of the date of this Report.  We undertake no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes to future operating results.  Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking statements made in this Report include:

the imposition of federal taxes if we fail to qualify as a REIT in any taxable year or forego an opportunity to ensure REIT status;
uncertainties related to the national economy, the real estate industry in general and in our specific markets;
legislative or regulatory changes, including changes to laws governing REITs;
adverse economic or real estate developments in Texas, Arizona or Illinois;
increases in interest rates and operating costs;
availability and terms of capital and financing, both to fund our operations and to refinance our indebtedness as it matures;
decreases in rental rates or increases in vacancy rates;
litigation risks;
lease-up risks, including leasing risks arising from exclusivity and consent provisions in leases with significant tenants;
our inability to renew tenants or obtain new tenants upon the expiration of existing leases;
our inability to generate sufficient cash flows due to market conditions, competition, uninsured losses, changes in tax or other applicable laws; and
the need to fund tenant improvements or other capital expenditures out of operating cash flow.
 
The forward-looking statements should be read in light of these factors and the factors identified in the “Risk Factors” sections of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 , as previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and of this Report below.
 
Overview

We are a fully integrated real estate company that owns and operates Community Centered Properties in culturally diverse markets in major metropolitan areas.  We define Community Centered Properties as visibly located properties in established or developing culturally diverse neighborhoods in our target markets.  Founded in 1998, we are internally managed with a portfolio of commercial properties in Texas, Arizona and Illinois.


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In October 2006, our current management team joined the Company and adopted a strategic plan to acquire, redevelop, own and operate Community Centered Properties.  We market, lease and manage our centers to match tenants with the shared needs of the surrounding neighborhood.  Those needs may include specialty retail, grocery, restaurants and medical, educational and financial services.  Our goal is for each property to become a Whitestone-branded business center or retail community that serves a neighboring five-mile radius around our property.  We employ and develop a diverse group of associates who understand the needs of our multicultural communities and tenants.

We serve as the general partner of Whitestone REIT Operating Partnership, L.P. (the “Operating Partnership”), which was formed on December 31, 1998 as a Delaware limited partnership. We currently conduct substantially all of our operations and activities through the Operating Partnership. As the general partner of the Operating Partnership, we have the exclusive power to manage and conduct the business of the Operating Partnership, subject to certain customary exceptions.

As of September 30, 2013 , we owned and operated 55 commercial properties consisting of:

Operating Portfolio
30 retail centers containing approximately 2.3 million square feet of gross leasable area and having a total carrying value (net of accumulated depreciation) of $255.2 million ;
seven office centers containing approximately 0.6 million square feet of gross leasable area and having a total carrying value (net of accumulated depreciation) of $42.6 million ; and
11 office/flex centers containing approximately 1.2 million square feet of gross leasable area and having a total carrying value (net of accumulated depreciation) of $38.8 million .
Redevelopment, New Acquisitions Portfolio
three retail Community Centered Properties containing approximately 0.5 million square feet of gross leasable area and having a total carrying value (net of accumulated depreciation) of $76.7 million ; and
four parcels of land held for future development having a total carrying value of $7.4 million .
As of September 30, 2013 , we had an aggregate of 1,168 tenants.  We have a diversified tenant base with our largest tenant comprising only 1.6% of our annualized rental revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 .  Lease terms for our properties range from less than one year for smaller tenants to over 15 years for larger tenants.  Our leases generally include minimum monthly lease payments and tenant reimbursements for payment of taxes, insurance and maintenance.  We completed 256 new and renewal leases during the nine months ended September 30, 2013 , totaling approximately 599,000 square feet and approximately $33.4 million in total lease value.  This compares to 245 new and renewal leases totaling approximately 493,000 square feet and approximately $24.0 million in total lease value during the same period in 2012 .

We employed 69 full-time employees as of September 30, 2013 .  As an internally managed REIT, we bear our own expenses of operations, including the salaries, benefits and other compensation of our employees, office expenses, legal, accounting and investor relations expenses and other overhead costs.

How We Derive Our Revenue
 
Substantially all of our revenue is derived from rents received from leases at our properties. We had rental income and tenant reimbursements of approximately $16.3 million and $11.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012 , respectively, and $45.0 million and $33.0 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012 , respectively.

Known Trends in Our Operations; Outlook for Future Results
 
Rental Income
 
We expect our rental income to increase year-over-year due to the addition of properties. The amount of net rental income generated by our properties depends principally on our ability to maintain the occupancy rates of currently leased space and to lease currently available space, newly acquired properties with vacant space, and space available from unscheduled lease terminations. The amount of rental income we generate also depends on our ability to maintain or increase rental rates in our submarkets. Negative trends in one or more of these factors could adversely affect our rental income in future periods, although

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we expect modest continued improvement in the overall economy in our markets to provide slight increases in occupancy at certain of our properties.
 
Scheduled Lease Expirations
 
We tend to lease space to smaller businesses that desire shorter term leases. As of September 30, 2013 , approximately 22.6% of our gross leasable area was subject to leases that expire prior to December 31, 2014.  Over the last two years, we have renewed leases covering approximately 68% of our expiring square footage as a result of lease maturities. We routinely seek to renew leases with our existing tenants prior to their expiration and typically begin discussions with tenants as early as 18 months prior to the expiration date of the existing lease.  In the markets in which we operate, we obtain and analyze market rental rates by reviewing third-party publications, which provide market and submarket rental rate data, and by inquiring of property owners and property management companies as to rental rates being quoted at properties located in close proximity to our properties that we believe display similar physical attributes as our properties. We use this data to negotiate leases with new tenants and renew leases with our existing tenants at rates we believe to be competitive in the markets for our individual properties. Due to the short term nature of our leases, and based upon our analysis of market rental rates, we believe that, in the aggregate, our current leases are at market rates.  During the year ended December 31, 2012, our revenue rate per square foot for new and renewal comparable spaces increased 2% when compared to the expiring revenue rate per square foot for the previous leases in the same spaces.  As such, we expect the 2013 and 2014 expiring square footage to lease at rates which are at, or near, their current rates. Market conditions, including new supply of properties, and macroeconomic conditions in our markets and nationally affecting tenant income, such as employment levels, business conditions, interest rates, tax rates, fuel and energy costs and other matters, could adversely impact our renewal rate and/or the rental rates we are able to negotiate. We continue to monitor our tenants' operating performances, as well as overall economic trends, to evaluate any future negative impact on our renewal rates and rental rates, which could adversely affect our cash flow and ability to pay dividends to our shareholders.
 
Acquisitions
 
We expect to actively seek acquisitions in the foreseeable future. We believe that over the next few years we will continue to have excellent opportunities to acquire quality properties at historically attractive prices. We have extensive relationships with community banks, attorneys, title companies and others in the real estate industry, which we believe enables us to take advantage of these market opportunities and maintain an active acquisition pipeline.
 
Property Acquisitions
 
We seek to acquire commercial properties in high-growth markets. Our acquisition targets are properties that fit our Community Centered Properties strategy.  We define Community Centered Properties as visibly located properties in established or developing, culturally diverse neighborhoods in our target markets, primarily in and around Phoenix, Chicago, Dallas, San Antonio and Houston.  We market, lease and manage our centers to match tenants with the shared needs of the surrounding neighborhood.  Those needs may include specialty retail, grocery, restaurants, medical, educational and financial services.  Our goal is for each property to become a Whitestone-branded business center or retail community that serves a neighboring five-mile radius around our property.

On June 28, 2013, we acquired Anthem Marketplace, a property that meets our Community Centered Property strategy, for approximately $23.3 million in cash and net prorations. The 113,293 square foot property was 100% leased at the time of purchase and is located in Phoenix, Arizona. In the same purchase, we also acquired an adjacent development pad site of 0.83 acres.

On June 19, 2013, we acquired Mercado at Scottsdale Ranch, a property that meets our Community Centered Property strategy, for approximately $21.3 million , including the assumption of a $11.1 million non-recourse loan, a $0.9 million interest rate supplement and cash of $9.3 million . The 118,730 square foot property was 100% leased at the time of purchase and is located in Scottsdale, Arizona.

On March 28, 2013, we acquired Headquarters Village Shopping Center, a property that meets our Community Centered Property strategy, for approximately $25.7 million in cash and net prorations. The 89,134 square foot property was 100% leased at the time of purchase and is located in Plano, Texas.


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On December 28, 2012, we acquired the Shops at Pecos Ranch, a property that meets our Community Centered Property strategy, for approximately $19.0 million in cash and net prorations. The 78,767 square foot property was 100% leased at the time of purchase and is located in Chandler, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix.

On September 21, 2012, we acquired Village Square at Dana Park, a property that meets our Community Centered Property strategy, for approximately $46.5 million in cash and net prorations. The 310,979 square foot property was 71% leased at the time of purchase and is located in the Mesa submarket of Phoenix, Arizona. In the same purchase, we also acquired an adjacent development parcel of 4.7 acres for approximately $4.0 million in cash.

On September 21, 2012, we acquired Fountain Square, a property that meets our Community Centered Property strategy, for approximately $15.4 million in cash and net prorations. The 118,209 square foot property was 76% leased at the time of purchase and is located in Scottsdale, Arizona.

On August 8, 2012, we acquired Paradise Plaza, a property that meets our Community Centered Property strategy, for approximately $16.3 million , including the assumption of a $9.2 million non-recourse loan, and cash of $7.1 million . The 125,898 square foot property was 100% leased at the time of purchase and is located in Paradise Valley, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix.

On May 29, 2012, we acquired the Shops at Pinnacle Peak, a property that meets our Community Centered Property strategy, for approximately $6.4 million in cash and net prorations. The 41,530 square foot property was 76% leased at the time of purchase and is located in North Scottsdale, Arizona.     

Critical Accounting Policies

In preparing the consolidated financial statements, we have made estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities as of the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reported periods. Actual results may differ from these estimates.  A summary of our critical accounting policies is included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 , under "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations."    There have been no significant changes to these policies during the nine months ended September 30, 2013 .  For disclosure regarding recent accounting pronouncements and the anticipated impact they will have on our operations, please refer to Note 2 in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 .

Results of Operations

Comparison of the Three Months Ended September 30, 2013 and 2012
 
The following table provides a summary comparison of our results of operations for the three months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012 (dollars in thousands, except per share and OP unit amounts):

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Three Months Ended September 30,
 
 
2013
 
2012
Number of properties owned and operated
 
55

 
50

Aggregate gross leasable area (sq. ft.)
 
4,597,541

 
4,195,924

Ending occupancy rate - operating portfolio (1)
 
86
%
 
87
%
Ending occupancy rate - all properties
 
85
%
 
85
%
 
 
 
 
 
Total property revenues
 
$
16,291

 
$
11,618

Total property expenses
 
6,818

 
4,598

Total other expenses
 
8,748

 
6,694

Provision for income taxes
 
90

 
77

Loss on disposal of assets
 

 
77

Net income
 
635

 
172

Less:  Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests
 
21

 
9

Net income attributable to Whitestone REIT
 
$
614

 
$
163

 
 
 
 
 
Funds from operations (2)
 
$
4,062

 
$
2,906

Property net operating income (3)
 
9,473

 
7,020

Distributions paid on common shares and OP units
 
5,030

 
4,083

Distributions per common share and OP unit
 
$
0.2850

 
$
0.2850

Distributions paid as a % of funds from operations
 
124
%
 
141
%
(1)  
Excludes (i) new acquisitions, through the earlier of attainment of 90% occupancy or 18 months of ownership, and (ii) properties that are undergoing significant redevelopment or re-tenanting.
(2)  
For a reconciliation of funds from operations to net income, see "Funds From Operations" below.
(3)  
For a reconciliation of property net operating income to net income, see "Property Net Operating Income" below.


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Property revenues. We had rental income and tenant reimbursements of approximately $16,291,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2013 as compared to $11,618,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2012 , an increase of $4,673,000 , or 40% . The three months ended September 30, 2013 included $4,618,000 in increased revenues from New Store operations. We define "New Stores" as properties acquired since the beginning of the period being compared. For purposes of comparing the three months ended September 30, 2013 to the three months ended September 30, 2012 , New Stores include properties acquired between July 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013. Same Store revenues increased