UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
FORM 10-Q
 
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
For the quarterly period ended:  March 31, 2022
 
Commission File Number:  000-51823
 
AEI INCOME & GROWTH FUND 26 LLC
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
State of Delaware
 
41-2173048
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
 
 
 
30 East 7th Street, Suite 1300
St. Paul, Minnesota 55101
 
(651) 227-7333
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Registrant’s telephone number)
 
Not Applicable
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)
 
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
 
Trading Symbol(s)
 
Name of each exchange on which registered
NONE
 
NONE
 
NONE
 
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:
 
Limited Liability Company Units
 
 
(Title of class)
 
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes     No
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes     No  
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
 
 Large accelerated filer
Accelerated filer
Non-accelerated filer
Smaller reporting company
Emerging growth company
 
 
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes     No
 
As of May 10, 2022, there were 1,670,110.33 Units of limited membership interest outstanding and owned by nonaffiliates of the registrant.
AEI INCOME & GROWTH FUND 26 LLC
 
INDEX
 
 
   
Page
Part I – Financial Information
 
       
 
Item 1.
Financial Statements (unaudited):
 
       
   
Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021
3
       
   
Statements for the Periods ended March 31, 2022 and 2021:
 
         
     
Income
4
         
     
Cash Flows
5
         
     
Changes in Members' Equity
6
         
   
Condensed Notes to Financial Statements
7 - 10
       
 
Item 2.
Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial
 
     
Condition and Results of Operations
10 - 15
       
 
Item 3.
Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
15
       
 
Item 4.
Controls and Procedures
16
       
Part II – Other Information
 
       
 
Item 1.
Legal Proceedings
16
       
 
Item 1A.
Risk Factors
16
       
 
Item 2.
Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
17
       
 
Item 3.
Defaults Upon Senior Securities
17
       
 
Item 4.
Mine Safety Disclosures
17
       
 
Item 5.
Other Information
17
       
 
Item 6.
Exhibits
17
       
Signatures
18
 
AEI INCOME & GROWTH FUND 26 LLC
BALANCE SHEETS
 
ASSETS
 
   
March 31,
 
December 31,
   
2022
 
2021
   
(unaudited)
   
Current Assets:
 
 
   
Cash
$
758,059
$
2,790,915
Rent Receivable
 
0
 
1,613
Total Current Assets
 
758,059
 
2,792,528
   
 
 
 
Real Estate Investments:
 
 
 
 
Land
 
2,119,432
 
2,559,432
Buildings
 
4,937,089
 
5,840,719
Acquired Intangible Lease Assets
 
318,805
 
575,175
Real Estate Held for Investment, at cost
 
7,375,326
 
8,975,326
Accumulated Depreciation and Amortization
 
(2,709,032)
 
(3,076,825)
Real Estate Held for Investment, Net
 
4,666,294
 
5,898,501
Real Estate Held for Sale
 
1,158,221
 
0
Total Real Estate Investments
 
5,824,515
 
5,898,501
Total Assets
$
6,582,574
$
8,691,029
 
LIABILITIES AND MEMBERS’ EQUITY
 
Current Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
Payable to AEI Fund Management, Inc.
$
37,319
$
38,903
Distributions Payable
 
92,887
 
2,113,089
Total Current Liabilities
 
130,206
 
2,151,992
 
 
 
 
 
Members’ Equity:
 
 
 
 
Managing Members
 
(2,600)
 
0
Limited Members – 10,000,000 Units authorized;
   1,678,443 Units issued and outstanding
   as of 3/31/2022 and 12/31/2021
 
6,454,968
 
6,539,037
Total Members’ Equity
 
6,452,368
 
6,539,037
Total Liabilities and Members’ Equity
$
6,582,574
$
8,691,029
 
 
The accompanying Condensed Notes to Financial Statements are an integral part of these statements.
AEI INCOME & GROWTH FUND 26 LLC
STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(unaudited)
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31
 
 
2022
 
2021
 
 
 
 
 
Rental Income
$
132,647
$
166,275
 
 
 
 
 
Expenses:
 
 
 
 
LLC Administration – Affiliates
 
28,099
 
32,461
LLC Administration and Property
   Management – Unrelated Parties
 
26,436
 
25,223
Depreciation and Amortization
 
72,092
 
92,860
Total Expenses
 
126,627
 
150,544
 
 
 
 
 
Operating Income
 
6,020
 
15,731
 
 
 
 
 
Other Income:
 
 
 
 
Interest Income
 
198
 
324
 
 
 
 
 
Net Income
$
6,218
$
16,055
 
 
 
 
 
Net Income Allocated:
 
 
 
 
Managing Members
$
187
$
482
Limited Members
 
6,031
 
15,573
Total
$
6,218
$
16,055
 
 
 
 
 
Net Income per LLC Unit
$
.00
$
.01
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted Average Units Outstanding –
      Basic and Diluted
 
1,678,443
 
1,738,006
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The accompanying Condensed Notes to Financial Statements are an integral part of these statements.
AEI INCOME & GROWTH FUND 26 LLC
STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(unaudited)
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31
 
 
2022
 
2021
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:
 
 
 
 
Net Income
$
6,218
$
16,055
 
 
 
 
 
Adjustments to Reconcile Net Income
To Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities:
 
 
 
 
Depreciation and Amortization
 
73,986
 
87,358
(Increase) Decrease in Rent Receivable
 
1,613
 
3,227
Increase (Decrease) in Payable to
   AEI Fund Management, Inc.
 
(1,584)
 
7,652
Total Adjustments
 
74,015
 
98,237
Net Cash Provided By (Used For)
   Operating Activities
 
80,233
 
114,292
 
 
 
 
 
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:
 
 
 
 
Distributions Paid to Members
 
(2,113,089)
 
(94,433)
 
 
 
 
 
Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash
 
(2,032,856)
 
19,859
 
 
 
 
 
Cash, beginning of period
 
2,790,915
 
1,355,227
 
 
 
 
 
Cash, end of period
$
758,059
$
1,375,086
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The accompanying Condensed Notes to Financial Statements are an integral part of these statements.
AEI INCOME & GROWTH FUND 26 LLC
STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN MEMBERS' EQUITY
(unaudited)
 
 
 
 
Managing Members
 
Limited Members
 
Total
 
Limited Member Units Outstanding
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance, December 31, 2020
$
(92,647)
$
8,898,134
$
8,805,487
 
1,738,006.0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Distributions Declared
 
(2,833)
 
(91,600)
 
(94,433)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net Income
 
482
 
15,573
 
16,055
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance, March 31, 2021
$
(94,998)
$
8,822,107
$
8,727,109
 
1,738,006.0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance, December 31, 2021
$
0
$
6,539,037
$
6,539,037
 
1,678,443.20
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Distributions Declared
 
(2,787)
 
(90,100)
 
(92,887)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net Income
 
187
 
6,031
 
6,218
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance, March 31, 2022
$
(2,600)
$
6,454,968
$
6,452,368
 
1,678,443.20
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The accompanying Condensed Notes to Financial Statements are an integral part of these statements.
AEI INCOME & GROWTH FUND 26 LLC
CONDENSED NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
MARCH 31, 2021
(unaudited)
 
(1)  The condensed statements included herein have been prepared by the registrant, without audit, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and reflect all adjustments which are, in the opinion of management, necessary to a fair statement of the results of operations for the interim period, on a basis consistent with the annual audited statements. The adjustments made to these condensed statements consist only of normal recurring adjustments. Certain information, accounting policies, and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP) have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations, although the registrant believes that the disclosures are adequate to make the information presented not misleading. It is suggested that these condensed financial statements be read in conjunction with the financial statements and the summary of significant accounting policies and notes thereto included in the registrant’s latest annual report on Form 10K.
 
(2)  Organization –
 
AEI Income & Growth Fund 26 LLC (“Company”), a Limited Liability Company, was formed on March 14, 2005 to acquire and lease commercial properties to operating tenants. The Company's operations are managed by AEI Fund Management XXI, Inc. (“AFM”), the Managing Member. Robert P. Johnson, the previous Chief Executive Officer and sole director of AFM, served as the Special Managing Member until his withdrawal date effective March 31, 2020. AFM is a wholly owned subsidiary of AEI Capital Corporation of which the Robert P. Johnson Trust and Patricia Johnson own a majority interest. AEI Fund Management, Inc. (“AEI”), an affiliate of AFM, performs the administrative and operating functions for the Company.
 
In August 2021, the Managing Member mailed a Consent Statement (Proxy) seeking the consent of the Limited Members, as required by Section 6.1 of the Operating Agreement, to initiate the final disposition, liquidation and distribution of all of the Company’s properties and assets within the next 12 to 24 months. On October 12, 2021, the proposal was approved with a majority of Units voting in favor of the proposal. As a result, the Managing Member is proceeding with the planned liquidation of the Company.
 
AEI INCOME & GROWTH FUND 26 LLC
CONDENSED NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
(3)  Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements –
 
In April 2020, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued a question-and-answer document (the “Lease Modification Q&A”) focused on the application of lease accounting guidance to lease concessions provided as a result of COVID-19. Under existing lease guidance, the Company would have to determine, on a lease by lease basis, if a lease concession was the result of a new arrangement reached with the tenant or if a lease concession was under the enforceable rights and obligations within the existing lease agreement. The Lease Modification Q&A clarifies that entities may elect to not evaluate whether lease-related relief that lessors provide to mitigate the economic effects of COVID-19 on lessees is a lease modification under current lease guidance. Instead, an entity that elects not to evaluate whether a concession directly related to COVID-19 is a modification can then elect whether to apply the modification guidance.
 
Other accounting standards that have been issued or proposed by the FASB are currently not applicable to the Company or are expected to have a significant impact on the Company's financial position, results of operations, and cash flows.
 
(4)  Real Estate Investments –
 
The Company owns a 40% interest in a former Sports Authority store in Wichita, Kansas. On March 2, 2016, the tenant, TSA Stores, Inc., and its parent company, The Sports Authority, Inc., the guarantor of the lease, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. In June 2016, the tenant filed a motion with the bankruptcy court to reject the lease for this store effective June 30, 2016, at which time the tenant returned possession of the property to the owners. As of December 31, 2020, the tenant owed $19,366 of past due rent, which was not recorded for financial reporting purposes. On March 23, 2021, a motion to dismiss the bankruptcy case was issued by a federal judge to The Sports Authority, Inc., the Company will therefore not be receiving any of the past due rent. The owners listed the property for lease with a real estate broker in the Wichita area. While the property was vacant, the Company was responsible for its 40% share of real estate taxes and other costs associated with maintaining the property.
 
On September 21, 2017, the Company entered into a lease agreement with a primary term of 10 years with Biomat USA, Inc. (“Biomat”) as a replacement tenant for 28% of the square footage of the property. The tenant operates a Biomat USA Plasma Center in the space. The Company’s 40% share of annual rent, which commenced on June 18, 2018, is $37,071. Biomat agreed to pay for the costs to divide the building into two separate spaces, the costs of tenant improvements to remodel the Biomat space and 28% of the cost to replace the roof.
 
AEI INCOME & GROWTH FUND 26 LLC
CONDENSED NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
(4)  Real Estate Investments – (Continued)
 
On August 27, 2019, the Company entered into a lease agreement with a primary term of 10 years with BigTime Fun Center, LLC as a replacement tenant for 57% of the square footage of the property. The tenant was to operate an indoor sports entertainment center in the space. The Company’s 40% share of annual rent, which was to commence on February 23, 2020, was $78,000. As part of the agreement, the Company would pay a tenant improvement allowance of $64,000 when certain conditions were met by the tenant. Due to ongoing difficulties due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the Company was negotiating a rent commencement date of April 1, 2021. As a part of the negotiations the tenant improvement allowance was to be replaced with a ten month rent abatement starting April 1, 2021. Additionally, this agreement would forebear rent and additional charges for the period from February 23, 2020 to March 31, 2021. In September 2019, the Company paid $32,760 to a real estate broker for its 40% share of the lease commission due as part of the lease transaction. This amount was capitalized and was to be amortized over the term of the lease. On January 22, 2021 the owner of Big Time Fund Center, LLC informed the Company that it did not intend to open the Wichita property. As a result of the tenant informing the Company of their intention not to open, the full amount of the lease commission was amortized in the fourth quarter of 2020. The property is currently being marketed for lease with a real estate broker in the Wichita area.
 
In March 2022, the Company entered into an agreement to sell its Zales store in Enid, Oklahoma to an unrelated third party. On April 29, 2022 the sale closed with the Company receiving net proceeds of approximately $1,609,000, which resulted in a gain of approximately $451,000. At the time of the sale, the cost and related accumulated depreciation and amortization was $1,600,000 and $441,779, respectively.
 
In April 2022, the Company entered into an agreement with the tenant of the Fresenius Medical Care in Chicago, Illinois to extend the lease term five years to end on April 30, 2032. As part of the agreement, the annual rent will continue to increase annually at 2.5%.
 
On May 11, 2022, the Company solid its 46% joint-venture interest in the Best Buy property in Eau Claire, Wisconsin to AEI Income & Growth Fund XXI LP, an affiliate of the Company that owns an interest in the property. The sale price of the property interest was based upon the property’s fair market value as determined by an independent, third-party, commercial property appraiser. The Company received net proceeds of approximately $3,720,000, which resulted in a gain of approximately $1,696,000. At the time of the sale, the cost and related accumulated depreciation and amortization was $3,031,012 and $1,006,724, respectively.
 
(5)  Payable to AEI Fund Management, Inc. –
 
AEI Fund Management, Inc. performs the administrative and operating functions for the Company. The payable to AEI Fund Management represents the balance due for those services. This balance is non-interest bearing and unsecured and is to be paid in the normal course of business.
AEI INCOME & GROWTH FUND 26 LLC
CONDENSED NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
(6)  Members’ Equity –
 
For the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, the Company declared distributions of $92,887 and $94,433, respectively. The Limited Members were allocated distributions of $90,100 and $91,600 and the Managing Members were allocated distributions of $2,787 and $2,833 for the periods, respectively. The Limited Members' distributions represented $0.05 and $0.05 per LLC Unit outstanding using 1,678,443 and 1,738,006 weighted average Units in 2022 and 2021, respectively. The distributions represented $0.00 and $0.01 per Unit of Net Income and $0.05 and $0.04 per Unit of return of contributed capital in 2022 and 2021, respectively.
 
(7)  Fair Value Measurements –
 
At March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company had no financial assets or liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis or nonrecurring basis.
 
ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL
CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS.
 
This section contains "forward-looking statements" which represent management's expectations or beliefs concerning future events, including statements regarding anticipated application of cash, expected returns from rental income, growth in revenue, the sufficiency of cash to meet operating expenses, rates of distribution, and other matters. These, and other forward-looking statements, should be evaluated in the context of a number of factors that may affect the Company’s financial condition and results of operations, including the following:
 
Market and economic conditions which affect the value of the properties the Company owns and the cash from rental income such properties generate;
the federal income tax consequences of rental income, deductions, gain on sales and other items and the effects of these consequences for Members;
resolution by the Managing Members of conflicts with which they may be confronted;
the success of the Managing Members of locating properties with favorable risk return characteristics;
the effect of tenant defaults; and
the condition of the industries in which the tenants of properties owned by the Company operate.
 
ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS. (Continued)
 
Application of Critical Accounting Policies
 
The Company’s financial statements have been prepared in accordance with US GAAP. Preparing the financial statements requires management to use judgment in the application of these accounting policies, including making estimates and assumptions. These judgments will affect the reported amounts of the Company’s assets and liabilities and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities as of the dates of the financial statements and will affect the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting periods. It is possible that the carrying amount of the Company’s assets and liabilities, or the results of reported operations, will be affected if management’s estimates or assumptions prove inaccurate.
 
Management of the Company evaluates the following accounting estimates on an ongoing basis, and has discussed the development and selection of these estimates and the management discussion and analysis disclosures regarding them with the Managing Member of the Company.
 
Allocation of Purchase Price of Acquired Properties
 
Upon acquisition of real properties, the Company records them in the financial statements at cost. The purchase price is allocated to tangible assets, consisting of land and building, and to identified intangible assets and liabilities, which may include the value of above market and below market leases and the value of in-place leases. The allocation of the purchase price is based upon the relative fair value of each component of the property. Although independent appraisals may be used to assist in the determination of fair value, in many cases these values will be based upon management’s assessment of each property, the selling prices of comparable properties and the discounted value of cash flows from the asset.
 
The fair values of above market and below market in-place leases will be recorded based on the present value (using an interest rate which reflects the risks associated with the leases acquired) of the difference between (i) the contractual amounts to be paid pursuant to the in-place leases and (ii) an estimate of fair market lease rates for the corresponding in-place leases measured over a period equal to the non-cancelable term of the lease including any bargain renewal periods. The above market and below market lease values will be capitalized as intangible lease assets or liabilities. Above market lease values will be amortized as an adjustment of rental income over the remaining term of the respective leases. Below market lease values will be amortized as an adjustment of rental income over the remaining term of the respective leases, including any bargain renewal periods. If a lease were to be terminated prior to its stated expiration, all unamortized amounts of above market and below market in-place lease values relating to that lease would be recorded as an adjustment to rental income.
 
ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS. (Continued)
 
The fair values of in-place leases will include estimated direct costs associated with obtaining a new tenant, and opportunity costs associated with lost rentals which are avoided by acquiring an in-place lease. Direct costs associated with obtaining a new tenant may include commissions, tenant improvements, and other direct costs and are estimated, in part, by management’s consideration of current market costs to execute a similar lease. These direct costs will be included in intangible lease assets on the balance sheet and will be amortized to expense over the remaining term of the respective leases. The value of opportunity costs will be calculated using the contractual amounts to be paid pursuant to the in-place leases over a market absorption period for a similar lease. These intangibles will be included in intangible lease assets on the balance sheet and will be amortized to expense over the remaining term of the respective leases. If a lease were to be terminated prior to its stated expiration, all unamortized amounts of in-place lease assets relating to that lease would be expensed.
 
The determination of the relative fair values of the assets and liabilities acquired will require the use of significant assumptions with regard to the current market rental rates, rental growth rates, discount and capitalization rates, interest rates and other variables. If management’s estimates or assumptions prove inaccurate, the result would be an inaccurate allocation of purchase price, which could impact the amount of reported net income.
 
Carrying Value of Properties
 
Properties are carried at original cost, less accumulated depreciation and amortization. The Company tests long-lived assets for recoverability when events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value may not be recoverable. For properties the Company will hold and operate, management determines whether impairment has occurred by comparing the property’s probability-weighted future undiscounted cash flows to its current carrying value. For properties held for sale, management determines whether impairment has occurred by comparing the property’s estimated fair value less cost to sell to its current carrying value. If the carrying value is greater than the net realizable value, an impairment loss is recorded to reduce the carrying value of the property to its net realizable value. Changes in these assumptions or analysis may cause material changes in the carrying value of the properties.
 
Allocation of Expenses
 
AEI Fund Management, Inc. allocates expenses to each of the funds they manage primarily on the basis of the number of hours devoted by their employees to each fund’s affairs. They also allocate expenses at the end of each month that are not directly related to a fund’s operations based upon the number of investors in the fund and the fund’s capitalization relative to other funds they manage. The Company reimburses these expenses subject to detailed limitations contained in the Operating Agreement.
 
ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS. (Continued)
 
Factors Which May Influence Results of Operations
 
The Company is not aware of any material trends or uncertainties, other than national economic conditions affecting real estate generally, that may reasonably be expected to have a material impact, favorable or unfavorable, on revenues and investment property value. However, due to the outbreak and continuing effect of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the U.S. and globally, our tenants and operating partners may be impacted.
 
Results of Operations
 
For the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, the Company recognized rental income of $132,647 and $166,275, respectively. In 2022, rental income decreased due to a sale of one property in 2021, which was partially offset by a rent increase on one property. Based on the scheduled rent for the properties owned as of April 30, 2022, the Company expects to recognize rental income of approximately $453,000 in 2022.
 
For the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, the Company incurred LLC administration expenses from affiliated parties of $28,099 and $32,461, respectively. These administration expenses include costs associated with the management of the properties, processing distributions, reporting requirements and communicating with the Limited Members. During the same periods, the Company incurred LLC administration and property management expenses from unrelated parties of $26,436 and $25,223, respectively. These expenses represent direct payments to third parties for legal and filing fees, direct administrative costs, outside audit costs, taxes, insurance and other property costs.
 
The Company owns a 40% interest in a former Sports Authority store in Wichita, Kansas. On March 2, 2016, the tenant, TSA Stores, Inc., and its parent company, The Sports Authority, Inc., the guarantor of the lease, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. In June 2016, the tenant filed a motion with the bankruptcy court to reject the lease for this store effective June 30, 2016, at which time the tenant returned possession of the property to the owners. As of December 31, 2020, the tenant owed $19,366 of past due rent, which was not recorded for financial reporting purposes. On March 23, 2021, a motion to dismiss the bankruptcy case was issued by a federal judge to The Sports Authority, Inc., the Company will therefore not be receiving any of the past due rent. The owners listed the property for lease with a real estate broker in the Wichita area. While the property was vacant, the Company was responsible for its 40% share of real estate taxes and other costs associated with maintaining the property.
 
On September 21, 2017, the Company entered into a lease agreement with a primary term of 10 years with Biomat USA, Inc. (“Biomat”) as a replacement tenant for 28% of the square footage of the property. The tenant operates a Biomat USA Plasma Center in the space. The Company’s 40% share of annual rent, which commenced on June 18, 2018, is $37,071. Biomat agreed to pay for the costs to divide the building into two separate spaces, the costs of tenant improvements to remodel the Biomat space and 28% of the cost to replace the roof.
 
ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS. (Continued)
 
On August 27, 2019, the Company entered into a lease agreement with a primary term of 10 years with BigTime Fun Center, LLC as a replacement tenant for 57% of the square footage of the property. The tenant was to operate an indoor sports entertainment center in the space. The Company’s 40% share of annual rent, which was to commence on February 23, 2020, was $78,000. As part of the agreement, the Company would pay a tenant improvement allowance of $64,000 when certain conditions were met by the tenant. Due to ongoing difficulties due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the Company was negotiating a rent commencement date of April 1, 2021. As a part of the negotiations the tenant improvement allowance was to be replaced with a ten month rent abatement starting April 1, 2021. Additionally, this agreement would forebear rent and additional charges for the period from February 23, 2020 to March 31, 2021. In September 2019, the Company paid $32,760 to a real estate broker for its 40% share of the lease commission due as part of the lease transaction. This amount was capitalized and was to be amortized over the term of the lease. On January 22, 2021 the owner of Big Time Fund Center, LLC informed the Company that it did not intend to open the Wichita property. As a result of the tenant informing the Company of their intention not to open, the full amount of the lease commission was amortized in the fourth quarter of 2020. The property is currently being marketed for lease with a real estate broker in the Wichita area.
 
For the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, the Company recognized interest income of $198 and $324, respectively.
 
Management believes inflation has not significantly affected income from operations. Leases may contain rent increases, based on the increase in the Consumer Price Index over a specified period, which will result in an increase in rental income over the term of the leases. Inflation also may cause the real estate to appreciate in value. However, inflation and changing prices may have an adverse impact on the operating margins of the properties' tenants, which could impair their ability to pay rent and subsequently reduce the Net Cash Flow available for distributions.
 
Liquidity and Capital Resources
 
During the three months ended March 31, 2022, the Company's cash balances decreased $2,032,856 as a result of distributions paid to the Members in excess of cash generated from operating activities. During the three months ended March 31, 2021, the Company's cash balances increased $19,859 as a result of cash generated from operating activities in excess of distributions paid to the Members.
 
Net cash provided by operating activities decreased from $114,292 in 2021 to $80,233 in 2022 as a result of a decrease in rental income and interest income, which were partially offset by a decrease in LLC administration and property management expenses in 2022 and net timing differences in the collection of payments from the tenants and the payment of expenses.
 
The major components of the Company's cash flow from investing activities are investments in real estate and proceeds from the sale of real estate. During the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, the Company did not complete any property acquisitions or property sales.
 
ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS. (Continued)
 
In March 2022, the Company entered into an agreement to sell its Zales store in Enid, Oklahoma to an unrelated third party. On April 29, 2022, the sale closed with the Company receiving net proceeds of approximately $1,609,000, which resulted in a net gain of approximately $451,000. At the time of the sale, the cost and related accumulated depreciation was $1,600,000 and $441,779, respectively.
 
The Company's primary use of cash flow, other than investment in real estate, is distribution payments to Members and cash used to repurchase Units. The Company declares its regular quarterly distributions before the end of each quarter and pays the distribution in the first week after the end of each quarter. The Company attempts to maintain a stable distribution rate from quarter to quarter. The Company may repurchase tendered Units on April 1st and October 1st of each year subject to limitations.
 
For the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, the Company declared distributions of $92,887 and $94,433, respectively. Pursuant to the Operating Agreement, distributions of Net Cash Flow were allocated 97% to the Limited Members and 3% to the Managing Members. Distributions of Net Proceeds of Sale were allocated 99% to the Limited Members and 1% to the Managing Members. The Limited Members were allocated distributions of $90,100 and $91,600 and the Managing Members were allocated distributions of $2,787 and $2,833 for the periods, respectively.
 
The Company may repurchase Units from Limited Members who have tendered their Units to the Company. Such Units may be acquired at a discount. The Company will not be obligated to purchase in any year more than 2% of the total number of Units outstanding on January 1 of such year. In no event shall the Company be obligated to purchase Units if, in the sole discretion of the Managing Member, such purchase would impair the capital or operation of the Company. During the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, the Company did not repurchase any Units from the Limited Members.
 
The continuing rent payments from the properties, together with cash generated from property sales, should be adequate to fund continuing distributions and meet other Company obligations on both a short-term and long-term basis.
 
Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements
 
As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company had no material off-balance sheet arrangements that had or are reasonably likely to have current or future effects on its financial condition, results of operations, liquidity or capital resources.
 
ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE & QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK.
 
Not required for a smaller reporting company.
 
ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES.
 
(a)  Disclosure Controls and Procedures.
 
Under the supervision and with the participation of management, including its President and Chief Financial Officer, the Managing Member of the Company evaluated the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rule 13a-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”)). Based upon that evaluation, the President and Chief Financial Officer of the Managing Member concluded that, as of the end of the period covered by this report, our disclosure controls and procedures were effective in ensuring that information required to be disclosed by us in the reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in applicable rules and forms and that such information is accumulated and communicated to management, including the President and Chief Financial Officer of the Managing Member, in a manner that allows timely decisions regarding required disclosure.
 
(b)  Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting.
 
During the most recent period covered by this report, there has been no change in our internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rule 13a-15(f) under the Exchange Act) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.
 
 
PART II – OTHER INFORMATION
 
ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS.
 
There are no material pending legal proceedings to which the Company is a party or of which the Company's property is subject.
 
ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS.
 
Not required for a smaller reporting company.
 
ITEM 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES & USE OF PROCEEDS.
 
(a) None.
 
(b) Not applicable.
 
(c) Pursuant to Section 7.7 of the Operating Agreement, each Limited Member has the right to present Units to the Company for purchase by submitting notice to the Managing Member during January or July of each year. The purchase price of the Units is equal to 85% of the net asset value per Unit, as of the first business day of January or July of each year, as determined by the Managing Member in accordance with the provisions of the Operating Agreement. The purchase price is equal to 100% of the net asset value per Unit in the case of Units of a deceased investor, who purchased the Units in the initial offering and who is a natural person, including Units held by an investor that is an IRA or other qualified plan for which the deceased person was the primary beneficiary, or Units held by an investor that is a grantor trust for which the deceased person was the grantor.
 
Units tendered to the Company during January and July may be repurchased on April 1st and October 1st, respectively, of each year subject to the following limitations. The Company will not be obligated to purchase in any year more than 2% of the total number of Units outstanding on January 1 of such year. In no event shall the Company be obligated to purchase Units if, in the sole discretion of the Managing Member, such purchase would impair the capital or operation of the Company. During the period covered by this report, the Company did not purchase any Units.
 
ITEM 3. DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES.
 
None.
 
ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES.
 
Not Applicable.
 
ITEM 5. OTHER INFORMATION.
 
None.
 
ITEM 6. EXHIBITS.
 
31.1
Certification of President of Managing Member pursuant to Rule 15d-14(a)(17 CFR 240.15d-14(a)) and Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
 
31.2
Certification of Chief Financial Officer of Managing Member pursuant to Rule 15d-14(a)(17 CFR 240.15d-14(a)) and Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
 
32
Certification of President and Chief Financial Officer of Managing Member pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
 
 
 
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.
 
 
Dated:  May 13, 2022
AEI Income & Growth Fund 26 LLC
 
By:
AEI Fund Management XXI, Inc.
 
Its:
Managing Member
     
     
     
 
By:
 
   
Marni J. Nygard
   
President
   
(Principal Executive Officer)
     
     
     
 
By:
 
   
Keith E. Petersen
   
Chief Financial Officer
   
(Principal Accounting Officer)
 
 
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