Apartment Income REIT Corp. (NYSE: AIRC) (“AIR” or the “Company”) announced that Moody's Investors Service, ("Moody's") assigned a first-time Baa2 issuer rating to AIR in a press release issued on December 5, 2022. In the same rating action, Moody's also assigned a shelf rating of (P)Baa2 to Apartment Income REIT, L.P.'s senior unsecured debt shelf. The rating outlook is stable.
Moody’s stable outlook reflects their expectation that AIR will gradually reduce its net debt plus preferreds to EBITDA (as defined by Moody’s) to its long-term target or less than 6.0x, while maintaining its prudent approach to capital management.
As of September 30, 2022, AIR held unencumbered apartment communities with an estimated fair market value of approximately $8.3 billion, almost triple the amount from December 31, 2020.
Commenting on the initial Moody’s rating, Paul Beldin, CFO, stated, “We are pleased with our rating from Moody’s, which aligns with our BBB investment grade rating from S&P. These two investment grade ratings provide the opportunity to source debt capital through all available sources, while maintaining financial flexibility and holding communities that are unencumbered by property debt. As a result of our disciplined balance sheet strategy, we have less than $100 million of debt maturing before the second quarter of 2025, and virtually no floating rate interest exposure other than borrowings under our revolving credit facility.”
Apartment Income REIT Corp. (“AIR”) (NYSE: AIRC) is a real estate investment trust focused on the ownership and management of quality apartment communities located in the largest markets in the United States. AIR is one of the country’s largest owners and operators of apartments, with 74 communities in 11 states and the District of Columbia. AIR common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol AIRC and are included in the S&P 400. For more information about AIR, please visit our website at www.aircommunities.com.
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