10-Q 1 eps4914.htm FSP GALLERIA NORTH CORP.

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 September 30, 2012

 

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: 000-51940

 

FSP Galleria North Corp.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware 20-1641289
(State or other jurisdiction of (I.R.S. Employer
incorporation or organization) Identification No.)

 

401 Edgewater Place

Wakefield, MA 01880

(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)

 

(781) 557-1300

(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.

 

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 (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).

 

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.

 

Large accelerated filer Accelerated filer
Non-accelerated filer 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 NO

 

The number of shares of common stock outstanding was 1 and the number of shares of preferred stock outstanding was 860, each as of October 31, 2012.

 
 

FSP Galleria North Corp.

 

Form 10-Q

 

Quarterly Report

September 30, 2012

 

Table of Contents

      Page
Part I. Financial Information  
       
  Item 1. Financial Statements  
       
    Consolidated Balance Sheets as of September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011 2
       
    Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011 3
       
    Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011 4
       
    Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements 5-7
       
  Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 8-12
       
  Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk 13
       
  Item 4. Controls and Procedures 13
       
       
Part II. Other Information  
       
  Item 1. Legal Proceedings 14
       
  Item 1A. Risk Factors 14
       
  Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 14
       
  Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities 14
       
  Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures 14
       
  Item 5. Other Information 14
       
  Item 6. Exhibits 14
       
Signatures   15

 

 

 

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PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1.     Financial Statements.

 

FSP Galleria North Corp.
Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited)

 

   September 30,   December 31, 
(in thousands, except shares and par value amounts)  2012   2011 
           
Assets:          
           
Real estate investments, at cost:          
Land  $5,535   $5,535 
Building and improvements   62,030    59,086 
Fixtures and equipment   80    69 
    67,645    64,690 
           
Less accumulated depreciation   12,046    10,859 
           
Real estate investments, net   55,599    53,831 
           
Cash and cash equivalents   3,397    3,965 
Tenant rent and other receivable   34    31 
Step rent receivable   208    4 
Deferred leasing costs, net of accumulated amortization of $30 and $0, respectively   1,954    - 
Deferred financing costs, net of accumulated amortization of $15 and $0, respectively   51    - 
Prepaid expenses and other assets   26    24 
           
Total assets  $61,269   $57,855 
           
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity:          
           
Liabilities:          
Accounts payable and accrued expenses  $679   $699 
Loan payable - affiliate   5,720    - 
           
Total liabilities   6,399    699 
           
Commitments and Contingencies          
           
Stockholders’ Equity:          
Preferred Stock, $.01 par value, 860 shares authorized, issued and outstanding at September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, aggregate liquidation preference $86,000   -    - 
           
Common Stock, $.01 par value, 1 share authorized, issued and outstanding   -    - 
Additional paid-in capital   78,956    78,956 
Retained earnings and distributions in excess of earnings   (24,086)   (21,800)
           
Total Stockholders’ Equity   54,870    57,156 
           
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity  $61,269   $57,855 

 

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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FSP Galleria North Corp.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited)

 

   For the   For the 
   Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended 
   September 30,   September 30, 
(in thousands, except shares and per share amounts)  2012   2011   2012   2011 
                 
Revenues:                    
Rental  $447   $40   $512   $126 
                     
Total revenue   447    40    512    126 
                     
Expenses:                    
                     
Rental operating expenses   346    291    877    871 
Real estate taxes and insurance   194    149    589    525 
Depreciation and amortization   454    381    1,217    1,144 
Interest expense   73    -    116    - 
                     
Total expenses   1,067    821    2,799    2,540 
                     
Loss before interest income   (620)   (781)   (2,287)   (2,414)
                     
Interest income   -    1    1    3 
                     
                     
Net loss attributable to preferred stockholders  $(620)  $(780)  $(2,286)  $(2,411)
                     
Weighted average number of preferred shares outstanding, basic and diluted   860    860    860    860 
                     
Net loss per preferred share, basic and diluted  $(721)  $(907)  $(2,658)  $(2,803)

 

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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FSP Galleria North Corp.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited)

 

   For the
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
(in thousands)  2012   2011 
Cash flows from operating activities:          
Net loss  $(2,286)  $(2,411)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash          
used for operating activities:          
Depreciation and amortization   1,232    1,144 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:          
Tenant rent receivable   (3)   (20)
Step rent receivable   (204)   (1)
Prepaid expenses and other assets   (2)   (12)
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   (20)   (269)
Payment of deferred leasing costs   (1,984)   - 
           
Net cash used for operating activities   (3,267)   (1,569)
           
Cash flows from investing activities:          
Purchase of real estate assets   (2,955)   (31)
Net cash used for investing activities   (2,955)   (31)
           
Cash flows from financing activites:          
Proceeds from loan payable - affiliate   5,720    - 
Payment of deferred financing costs   (66)   - 
Net cash provided by financing activities   5,654    - 
           
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents   (568)   (1,600)
          
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   3,965    5,830 
           
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period  $3,397   $4,230 
           
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:          
 Cash paid for interest  $101   $- 

 

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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FSP Galleria North Corp.

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

 

1.      Organization, Basis of Presentation, Real Estate and Depreciation, and Financial Instruments

 

Organization

 

FSP Galleria North Corp. (the “Company”) was organized on September 21, 2004 as a corporation under the laws of the State of Delaware to purchase, own and operate a sixteen-story Class “A” office tower containing approximately 379,518 rentable square feet of space located on approximately 4.8 acres of land in Dallas, Texas (the “Property”). The Company acquired the Property on October 14, 2004. Franklin Street Properties Corp. (“Franklin Street”) (NYSE MKT: FSP) holds the sole share of the Company’s common stock, $.01 par value per share (the “Common Stock”). Between December 2004 and August 2005, FSP Investments LLC (member, FINRA and SIPC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Franklin Street, completed the sale on a best efforts basis of 860 shares of preferred stock, $.01 par value per share (the “Preferred Stock”) in the Company. FSP Investments LLC sold the Preferred Stock in a private placement offering to “accredited investors” within the meaning of Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933.

 

All references to the Company refer to FSP Galleria North Corp. and its consolidated subsidiaries, collectively, unless the context otherwise requires.

Basis of Presentation

 

The unaudited consolidated financial statements of the Company include all the accounts of the Company and its wholly owned subsidiaries. These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company's financial statements and notes thereto contained in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).

 

The accompanying interim financial statements are unaudited; however, the financial statements have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) in the United States of America for interim financial information and in conjunction with the rules and regulations of the SEC. Accordingly, they do not include all of the disclosures required by GAAP for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting solely of normal recurring matters) necessary for a fair presentation of the financial statements for these interim periods have been included. Operating results for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 2012 or for any other period.

 

Real Estate and Depreciation

 

Real estate assets are stated at the lower of cost or fair value, as appropriate, less accumulated depreciation.

Costs related to property acquisition and improvements are capitalized. Typical capital items include new roofs, site improvements, various exterior building improvements and major interior renovations.

Routine replacements and ordinary maintenance and repairs that do not extend the life of the asset are expensed as incurred. Funding for repairs and maintenance items typically is provided by cash flows from operating activities.

Depreciation is computed using the straight-line method over the assets’ estimated useful lives as follows:

  Category Years
  Buildings 39
  Building Improvements 15-39
  Furniture and Fixtures 5-7

 

The Company reviews the Property to determine if the carrying amount will be recovered from future cash flows if certain indicators of impairment are identified at the Property. The evaluation of anticipated cash flows is highly subjective and is based in part on assumptions regarding future occupancy, rental rates and capital requirements that could differ materially from actual results in future periods. When indicators of impairment are present and the sum of the undiscounted future cash flows is less than the carrying value of such asset, an impairment loss is recorded equal to the difference between the asset’s current carrying value and its fair value based on discounting its estimated future cash flows. At September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, no impairment charges were recorded.

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FSP Galleria North Corp.

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

 

1.      Organization, Basis of Presentation, Real Estate and Depreciation, and Financial Instruments

 

Financial Instruments

 

The Company estimates that the carrying value of cash and cash equivalents and loan payable – affiliate approximate their fair values based on their short-term maturity and prevailing interest rates.

 

2.      Income Taxes

 

The Company has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust (“REIT”) under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the "Code"). As a REIT, the Company generally is entitled to a tax deduction for dividends paid to its stockholders, thereby effectively subjecting the distributed net income of the Company to taxation at the shareholder level only. The Company must comply with a variety of restrictions to maintain its status as a REIT. These restrictions include the type of income it can earn, the type of assets it can hold, the number of stockholders it can have and the concentration of their ownership, and the amount of the Company’s income that must be distributed annually.

 

Accrued interest and penalties will be recorded as income tax expense if the Company records a liability in the future. The Company files income tax returns in the U.S. federal jurisdiction and State of Texas jurisdiction. The statute of limitations for the Company’s income tax returns is generally three years and as such, the Company’s returns that remain subject to examination would be primarily from 2009 and thereafter.

 

3.      Related Party Transactions

 

Asset Management Agreement

 

The Company has in the past engaged in and currently engages in transactions with a related party, Franklin Street, and its subsidiaries FSP Investments LLC and FSP Property Management LLC (collectively “FSP”). The Company expects to continue to have related party transactions with FSP in the form of management fees paid to FSP to manage the Company on behalf of its stockholders. FSP Property Management LLC currently provides the Company with asset management and financial reporting services. The asset management agreement between the Company and FSP Property Management LLC requires the Company to pay FSP Property Management LLC a monthly fee equal to one percent (1%) of the gross revenues of the Property. The asset management agreement between the Company and FSP Property Management LLC may be terminated by either party without cause at any time, upon at least thirty (30) days written notice, effective at the end of the notice period. For the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, management fees paid were $2,000 and $0, respectively.

 

Galleria Revolver

On February 1, 2012, the Company entered into a three-year secured promissory note for a revolving line of credit (the “Galleria Revolver”), with Franklin Street for up to $15,000,000. The Galleria Revolver matures on January 30, 2015 and the interest rate applicable to advances thereunder is the 30-day LIBOR rate plus 500 basis points (5.23% at September 30, 2012). The Galleria Revolver is secured by a mortgage on the Property and each advance thereunder requires payment of a 50 basis point draw fee. The Company anticipates that the Galleria Revolver will be replaced or refinanced on or before its maturity date. However, there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to replace or refinance the Galleria Revolver on favorable terms or at all. As of September 30, 2012, advances drawn and outstanding under the Galleria Revolver totaled $5,720,000. For the nine months ended September 30, 2012, the draw fees of approximately $28,000 and interest expense of approximately $73,000 were paid to Franklin Street.

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FSP Galleria North Corp.

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

 

3.     Related Party Transactions (continued)

 

Investor Services Agreement

 

On August 14, 2012, the Company entered into an Investor Services Agreement (the “FSPI Agreement”) with FSP Investments LLC for the provision of investor services to holders of the Company’s preferred stock. FSP Investments LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Franklin Street, which is the sole holder of our one share of Common Stock that is issued and outstanding. FSP Investments LLC acted as a real estate investment firm and broker/dealer with respect to (a) the Company’s organization, (b) the Company’s acquisition of the Property and (c) the sale of the Company’s equity interests. The FSPI Agreement requires the Company to pay a monthly service fee of $500 for services performed under the FSPI Agreement, and to reimburse FSP Investments LLC for its reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with the FSPI Agreement. The FSPI Agreement may be terminated by either party with thirty days written notice or immediately upon certain events of default set forth in the FSPI Agreement. For the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, investor services fees paid were approximately $1,000 and $0, respectively.

 

Ownership of Common Stock

 

Franklin Street is the sole holder of our one share of Common Stock that is issued and outstanding. Subsequent to the completion of the private placement of the Preferred Stock in August 2005, Franklin Street has not been entitled to share in earnings or any dividend related to the Common Stock.

 

4.      Net Income Per Share

 

Basic net income per share is computed by dividing net income by the weighted average number of shares of Preferred Stock outstanding during the period. Diluted net income per share reflects the potential dilution that could occur if securities or other contracts to issue shares were exercised or converted into shares. There were no potential dilutive shares outstanding at September 30, 2012 and 2011.

 

5.      Segment Reporting

 

The Company operates in one industry segment, which is real estate ownership of commercial property. The Company owned and operated the Property for all periods presented.

 

6.      Subsequent Event

 

On October 26, 2012, the Company requested a $160,000 advance under the Galleria Revolver.

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

 

The following discussion should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and notes thereto appearing elsewhere in this report and in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011. Historical results and percentage relationships set forth in the consolidated financial statements, including trends which might appear, should not be taken as necessarily indicative of future operations. The following discussion and other parts of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q may also contain forward-looking statements based on current judgments and current knowledge of management, which are subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in such forward-looking statements. Accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that our forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainty, including without limitation, economic conditions in the United States and in the market where we own the Property, the attractiveness of the Property to prospective tenants, our ability to lease vacant space at the Property, disruptions in the debt markets, risks of a lessening of demand for the type of real estate owned by us, changes in government regulations and regulatory uncertainty, geopolitical events, and expenditures that cannot be anticipated such as utility rate and usage increases, unanticipated repairs, uncertainty about government fiscal policy, additional staffing, insurance increases and real estate tax valuation reassessments. Although we believe the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. We may not update any of the forward-looking statements after the date this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q is filed to conform them to actual results or to changes in our expectations that occur after such date, other than as required by law.

 

Overview

 

Our company, FSP Galleria North Corp., which we refer to as the Company, is a Delaware corporation formed to own and operate a sixteen-story Class A suburban office tower located in Dallas, Texas containing approximately 379,518 square feet of rentable space located on approximately 4.8 acres of land, which we refer to as the Property.  The Property was previously 100% leased to a single tenant, Tenet Hospitals Limited, which we refer to as Tenet Hospitals, whose lease expired on December 31, 2009. As of September 30, 2012, the Property was approximately 37.5% leased to two tenants: DealerTrack, Inc., which we refer to as DealerTrack, and EmCare, Inc., which we refer to as EmCare.

 

Franklin Street Properties Corp., which we refer to as Franklin Street, is the sole holder of our one share of common stock, $.01 par value per share, which we refer to as the Common Stock, that is issued and outstanding. Between December 2004 and August 2005, FSP Investments LLC (member, FINRA and SIPC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Franklin Street, completed the sale on a best efforts basis of 860 shares of our preferred stock, $.01 par value per share, which we refer to as the Preferred Stock. FSP Investments LLC sold the Preferred Stock in a private placement offering to “accredited investors” within the meaning of Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933. Since the completion of the placement of the Preferred Stock in August 2005, Franklin Street has not been entitled to share in any earnings or dividend related to the Common Stock.

 

We operate in one business segment, which is real estate operations, and own a single property. Our real estate operations involve real estate rental operations, leasing services and property management services. The main factor that affects our real estate operations is the broad economic market conditions in the United States and, more specifically, the economic conditions in Dallas, Texas, the relevant submarket. These market conditions affect the occupancy levels and the rent levels on both a national and local level. We have no influence on national or local market conditions.

Trends and Uncertainties

 

Economic Conditions

 

The economy in the United States is continuing to experience a period of limited economic growth, which directly affects the demand for office space, our primary income producing asset. The broad economic market conditions in the United States are affected by numerous factors, including but not limited to, inflation and employment levels, energy prices, slow growth and/or recessionary concerns, uncertainty about government fiscal policy, changes in currency exchange rates, geopolitical events, the regulatory environment and the availability of debt and interest rate fluctuations. Current and future economic factors may negatively affect real estate values, occupancy levels and property income. At this time, we cannot predict the extent or duration of any negative impact that current or future economic factors will have on our business.

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Real Estate Operations

 

The Property was 100% leased to a single tenant, Tenet Hospitals, whose lease expired on December 31, 2009. As of September 30, 2012, the Property was approximately 37.5% leased to two tenants: DealerTrack and EmCare. Effective February 16, 2012, we entered into an Office Lease Agreement with DealerTrack for approximately 59,152 square feet, or approximately 15.6% of the rentable space at the Property. The lease term with DealerTrack commenced on or about August 1, 2012. The term of the DealerTrack lease expires on May 31, 2023. Effective March 15, 2012, we entered into an Office Lease Agreement with EmCare for an aggregate of approximately 82,972 square feet, or approximately 21.86% of rentable space at the Property. Our lease with EmCare consists of two phases. The first phase, which we refer to as Phase I, consists of an aggregate of approximately 45,440 square feet and amounts to approximately 11.97% of the Property’s rentable space. The Phase I commencement date was August 1, 2012. The second phase, which we refer to as Phase II, consists of an aggregate of approximately 37,532 square feet and amounts to approximately 9.89% of the Property’s rentable space. The Phase II commencement date is January 1, 2014. The term of the EmCare lease, both for Phase I and for Phase II, expires on January 31, 2024. In addition, effective October 12, 2012, we entered into a First Amendment to Office Lease Agreement with EmCare, whereby EmCare agreed to expand its premises at the Property by an additional 12,282 square feet and to possible additional expansions in the future. Accordingly, as of October 12, 2012, EmCare leased an aggregate of approximately 95,254 square feet, or approximately 25% of rentable space at the Property, and the Property was approximately 41% leased.

 

Management believes that its efforts to re-lease the Property have been hindered by two factors: (1) the economic conditions described above and (2) increased competition for larger prospective tenants from potential build-to-suit buildings and newly constructed buildings located farther north within the larger Far North Dallas Submarket. The Property is located in the southern section of the Far North Dallas Submarket and, more specifically, in a micro market known as the Galleria section of the Lower Tollway portion of the Far North Dallas Submarket, which we refer to as the Galleria Area. We believe that the Galleria Area has struggled to keep existing tenants and to attract new tenants, and that the majority of larger prospective tenants have elected to relocate farther north within the larger Far North Dallas Submarket. We also believe that the construction of the LBJ interstate freeway and resultant fear of growing congestion have been a significant detraction to the near-term perception of the Galleria area. However, we believe that the northern half of the Far North Dallas Submarket has recently fallen below 10% vacancy and that the tight market conditions in that area of the submarket have finally begun to have a meaningful positive impact on activities and leasing further south in the Galleria Area. Since the summer months, management has witnessed an increase in the number of tenants that have been looking seriously at the Property. In addition, management believes that the positive net absorption during the first nine months of 2012 indicates that smaller and mid-sized tenants continue to be attracted to the central location and the high quality of office buildings in the Galleria Area. Management is aggressively working with its local leasing team to lease the remaining vacant space at the Property. However, we may not be able to lease all of the remaining vacant space and any space that is leased may be at a rate that is significantly lower than the rate paid by Tenet Hospitals.

 

Management’s strategy to re-lease the Property is to showcase the Property’s superior quality, adaptability to multiple tenant uses and immediate availability. We believe that the Property will continue to attract prospective tenants seeking quality office suites in Class A office buildings in the Galleria Area. In order to maintain the Property’s position in the marketplace, management previously hired an architect to begin the process of repositioning the Property to attract a wide variety of prospective tenants. During the fourth quarter of 2010, a marketing center was constructed on the first floor and select portions of floors were demolished and cleaned to better present the interior and exterior views. Management is utilizing the marketing center to feature plans for a large conference center and brand new fitness center that could be viewed as highly-desirable amenities for prospective tenants. During the third quarter of 2010, we replaced the original cooling tower with a new cooling tower with enhanced capacity and efficiency that will be able to accommodate a larger number of prospective tenants with supplemental cooling needs. In addition, during the fourth quarter of 2009, management successfully led the effort to cause the Property to achieve LEED® Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance, which we refer to as LEED-EB: O&M. In fact, the Property was the first commercial building in Dallas, Texas to be awarded the highly-esteemed Gold Certification for LEED-EB: O&M.

  

During the three months ended September 30, 2012, we believe that vacancy rates decreased slightly and that rental rates remained relatively stable from the prior quarter for Class A buildings in the Lower Tollway Portion of the Far North Dallas Submarket. These trends may continue, worsen or improve in the future. At this time, we cannot predict whether the pace of leasing activity in the Lower Tollway Portion of the Far North Dallas Submarket will continue to improve and what, if any, impact it will have on our business. 

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It is difficult for management to predict what will happen to occupancy and rents at the Property in the future because the need for space and the price tenants are willing to pay are tied to both the local economy and to the larger trends in the national economy, such as job growth, interest rates, the availability of credit and corporate earnings, which in turn are tied to even larger macroeconomic and political factors, such as recessionary concerns, volatility in energy pricing, geopolitical events, the regulatory environment and the risk of terrorism. In addition to the difficulty of predicting macroeconomic factors, it is difficult to predict how our local market or potential replacement tenants will suffer or benefit from changes in the larger economy. In addition, because the Property is in a single geographical market, these macroeconomic trends may have a different effect on the Property and on potential replacement tenants, some of which may operate on a national level. Although we cannot predict how long it would take to lease vacant space at the Property or what the terms and conditions of any new leases would be, we would expect to sign new leases at then current market rates which may be below the rate paid by Tenet Hospitals.

 

The potential for tenants to default on their leases or to seek the protection of bankruptcy laws exists. If any of our future tenants defaults on its lease, we may experience delays in enforcing our rights as a landlord and may incur substantial costs in protecting our investment. In addition, at any time, a tenant may seek the protection of bankruptcy laws, which could result in the rejection and termination of such tenant’s lease and thereby cause a reduction in cash available for distribution to our stockholders. Bankruptcy or a material adverse change in the financial condition of a material tenant would likely have a material adverse effect on our results of operations.

 

Dividends and Cash Reserves

In anticipation of the current vacancy and the increasing possibility of a prolonged economic downturn, we suspended dividend distributions for 2010 and 2011 and for the foreseeable future until the Property is fully stabilized in order to maintain a reserve. As of September 30, 2012, we had approximately $3.1 million of cash available. Management is cautiously optimistic that we could finally be on our way to fully stabilizing the Property, eventually being able to reinstate dividends and creating a value that could be attractive for a sale of the Property in the marketplace. Of course, any sale of the Property would be subject to a number of conditions, including approval by our board of directors and the holders of the shares of a majority of our Preferred Stock.

Galleria Revolver

 

Given the amount of space that needs to be leased and the potential for significant tenant improvement allowances and leasing commissions, on February 1, 2012, we entered into a three-year secured promissory note for a revolving line of credit, which we refer to as the Galleria Revolver, with Franklin Street for up to $15,000,000. The Galleria Revolver matures on January 30, 2015 and the interest rate applicable to advances there under is the 30-day LIBOR rate plus 500 basis points (5.23% at September 30, 2012). The Galleria Revolver is secured by a mortgage on the Property and each advance there under requires payment of a 50 basis point draw fee. We anticipate that the Galleria Revolver will be replaced or refinanced on or before its maturity date. However, there can be no assurance that we will be able to replace or refinance the Galleria Revolver on favorable terms or at all. As of September 30, 2012, advances drawn and outstanding under the Galleria Revolver totaled $5,720,000. For the nine months ended September 30, 2012, the draw fees of approximately $28,000 and interest expense of approximately $73,000 were paid to Franklin Street.

 

Critical Accounting Policies

 

We have certain critical accounting policies that are subject to judgments and estimates by our management and uncertainties of outcome that affect the application of these policies. We base our estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances. On an on-going basis, we evaluate our estimates. In the event estimates or assumptions prove to be different from actual results, adjustments are made in subsequent periods to reflect more current information. The accounting policies that we believe are most critical to the understanding of our financial position and results of operations, and that require significant management estimates and judgments, are discussed in Item 7, “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.

 

Critical accounting policies are those that have the most impact on the reporting of our financial condition and results of operations and those requiring significant judgments and estimates. We believe that our judgments and assessments are consistently applied and produce financial information that fairly presents our results of operations.

 

No changes to our critical accounting policies have occurred since the filing of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.

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Results of Operations

 

As of September 30, 2012, the Property was approximately 37.5% leased.

 

Comparison of the three months ended September 30, 2012 to the three months ended September 30, 2011.

 

Revenue

 

Total revenue increased by approximately $0.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2012 compared to the same period in 2011. This increase was primarily a result of an increase in rental revenue of $0.4 million due to an increase of occupancy.

 

Expenses

 

Total expenses increased by approximately $0.3 million to $1.1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2012, as compared to $0.8 million for the three months ended September 30, 2011. The increase was primarily due to an increase in real estate taxes and insurance of $0.1 million, an increase in depreciation and amortization of $0.1 million and an increase in interest expense of $0.1 million.

 

Comparison of the nine months ended September 30, 2012 to the nine months ended September 30, 2011.

 

Revenue

 

Total revenue increased by approximately $0.4 million to $0.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2012, as compared to $0.1 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2011. This increase was primarily a result of an increase in rental revenue of $0.4 million due to an increase in occupancy.

 

Expenses

 

Total expenses increased by approximately $0.3 million to $2.8 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2012, as compared to $2.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2011. The increase was primarily due to an increase in real estate taxes and insurance of $0.1 million, an increase in depreciation and amortization of $0.1 million and an increase in interest expenses of $0.1 million.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

Cash and cash equivalents were $3.4 million at September 30, 2012 and $4.0 million at December 31, 2011. The $0.6 million decrease for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 was primarily attributable to approximately $3.3 million used for operating activities and $3.0 million used for investing activities, which was offset by $5.7 million provided by financing activities.

 

Management believes that the existing cash and cash equivalents as of September 30, 2012 of $3.4 million will be sufficient to meet operational needs, working capital requirements, distributions and anticipated capital expenditures for at least the next 12 months.

 

Operating Activities

 

The cash used for operating activities of $3.3 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 was primarily attributable to a net loss of approximately $2.3 million and payment of deferred leasing costs of approximately $2.0 million and uses arising from other current accounts of $0.2 million, which was offset by the add-back of $1.2 million of depreciation and amortization.

 

Investing Activities

 

Cash used for investing activities of approximately $3.0 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 was for capital expenditures.

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Financing Activities

 

Cash provided by financing activities of $5.7 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 was primarily attributable to the $5.7 million proceeds from the loan payable-affiliate and was offset by the $0.1 million payment of deferred financing costs.

 

Sources and Uses of Funds

 

The Company’s principal demand on liquidity is cash for operations and dividends paid to equity holders. As of September 30, 2012 we had approximately $0.7 million in accrued liabilities and $5.7 million in long-term debt. In the near term, liquidity is generated by cash from operations.

 

Contingencies

 

We may be subject to various legal proceedings and claims that arise in the ordinary course of our business. Although occasional adverse decisions (or settlements) may occur, we believe that the final disposition of such matters will not have a material adverse effect on our financial position or results of operations.

 

Related Party Transactions

 

Asset Management Agreement

 

We have in the past engaged in and currently engage in transactions with a related party, Franklin Street Properties Corp., which we refer to as Franklin Street, and its subsidiaries FSP Investments LLC and FSP Property Management LLC, which we collectively refer to as FSP. We expect to continue to have related party transactions with FSP in the form of management fees paid to FSP to manage us on behalf of our stockholders. FSP Property Management LLC currently provides us with asset management and financial reporting services. The asset management agreement between the Company and FSP Property Management LLC requires us to pay FSP Property Management LLC a monthly fee equal to one percent (1%) of the gross revenues of the Property. The asset management agreement may be terminated by either party without cause at any time, upon at least thirty (30) days written notice, effective at the end of the notice period. For the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, management fees paid were $2,000 and $0, respectively.

 

Galleria Revolver

On February 1, 2012, we entered into a three-year secured promissory note for a revolving line of credit, which we refer to as the Galleria Revolver, with Franklin Street for up to $15,000,000. The Galleria Revolver matures on January 30, 2015 and the interest rate applicable to advances thereunder is the 30-day LIBOR rate plus 500 basis points (5.23% at September 30, 2012). The Galleria Revolver is secured by a mortgage on the Property and each advance thereunder requires payment of a 50 basis point draw fee. We anticipate that the Galleria Revolver will be replaced or refinanced on or before its maturity date. However, there can be no assurance that we will be able to replace or refinance the Galleria Revolver on favorable terms or at all. As of September 30, 2012 advances drawn and outstanding under the Galleria Revolver totaled $5,720,000. For the nine months ended September 30, 2012, the draw fees of approximately $28,000 and interest expense of approximately $73,000 were paid to Franklin Street.

Investor Services Agreement

 

On August 14, 2012, we entered into an Investor Services Agreement, which we refer to as the FSPI Agreement, with FSP Investments LLC for the provision of investor services to holders of our preferred stock. FSP Investments LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Franklin Street, which is the sole holder of our one share of Common Stock that is issued and outstanding. FSP Investments LLC acted as a real estate investment firm and broker/dealer with respect to (a) our organization, (b) our acquisition of the Property and (c) the sale of our equity interests. The FSPI Agreement requires us to pay a monthly service fee of $500 for services performed under the FSPI Agreement, and to reimburse FSP Investments LLC for its reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with the FSPI Agreement. The FSPI Agreement may be terminated by either party with thirty days written notice or immediately upon certain events of default set forth in the FSPI Agreement. For the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, investor services fees paid were approximately $1,000 and $0, respectively.

 

Ownership of Common Stock

 

Franklin Street is the sole holder of our one share of Common Stock that is issued and outstanding. Subsequent to the completion of the private placement of our Preferred Stock in August 2005, Franklin Street has not been entitled to share in earnings or any dividend related to our Common Stock.

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Item 3.     Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 4.     Controls and Procedures.

 

 

Disclosure Controls and Procedures

Our management, with the participation of our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as of September 30, 2012. The term “disclosure controls and procedures,” as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or the Exchange Act, means controls and other procedures of a company that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by a company in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the SEC's rules and forms. Disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by a company in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to the company’s management, including its principal executive and principal financial officers, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. Management recognizes that any controls and procedures, no matter how well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable assurance of achieving their objectives and management necessarily applies its judgment in evaluating the cost-benefit relationship of possible controls and procedures. Based on the evaluation of our disclosure controls and procedures as of September 30, 2012, our principal executive officer and principal financial officer concluded that, as of such date, our disclosure controls and procedures were effective at the reasonable assurance level.

 

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

 

No change in our internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) under the Exchange Act) occurred during the quarter ended September 30, 2012 that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

 

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PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1.      Legal Proceedings.

 

From time to time, we may be subject to legal proceedings and claims that arise in the ordinary course of our business. Although occasional adverse decisions (or settlements) may occur, we believe that the final disposition of such matters will not have a material adverse effect on our financial position, cash flows or results of operations.

 

Item 1A.      Risk Factors.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 2.      Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds.

 

None.

 

Item 3.      Defaults Upon Senior Securities.

 

None.

 

Item 4.      Mine Safety Disclosures.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 5.      Other Information.

 

None.

 

Item 6.     Exhibits.

 

See Exhibit Index attached hereto, which is incorporated herein by reference.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

 

                                                             FSP Galleria North Corp.
     
     
Date Signature Title
     

Date: November 14, 2012

 

/s/ George J. Carter    

George J. Carter

 

President

(Principal Executive Officer)

     

Date: November 14, 2012

 

/s/ Barbara J. Fournier    

Barbara J. Fournier

 

Chief Operating Officer

(Principal Financial Officer)

 

 

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EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit No. Description
   
10.1(1) Office Lease Agreement between FSP Galleria North Limited Partnership and EmCare, Inc. dated effective March 15, 2012, as amended by First Amendment to Office Lease Agreement between FSP Galleria North Limited Partnership and EmCare, Inc. dated effective October 12, 2012.
   
10.2(2) Investor Services Agreement dated August 14, 2012 by and between FSP Galleria North Corp. and FSP Investments LLC.
   
31.1* Certification of FSP Galleria North Corp.'s principal executive officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
   
31.2* Certification of FSP Galleria North Corp.'s principal financial officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
   
32.1* Certification of FSP Galleria North Corp.'s principal 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 FSP Galleria North Corp.'s principal financial officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
   
101** The following materials from FSP Galleria North Corp.’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2012, formatted in XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language): (i) the Consolidated Balance Sheets; (ii) the Consolidated Statements of Operations; (iii) the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows; and (iv) the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.
   
(1) Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to FSP Galleria North Corp.’s Form 10-Q, filed on August 14, 2012 (File No. 000-51940).
   
(2) Incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to FSP Galleria North Corp.’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed on March 19, 2012 (File No. 000-51940) and incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to FSP Galleria North Corp.’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed on October 18, 2012 (File No. 000-51940).
   
* Filed herewith.
   
** XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) information is furnished and not filed or a part of a registration statement or prospectus for purposes of Sections 11 or 12 of the Securities Act of 1933, is deemed not filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and otherwise is not subject to liability under these Sections.

 

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