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

FORM 10-K


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ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015

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TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Commission File Number 001-09279

ONE LIBERTY PROPERTIES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

MARYLAND
(State or other jurisdiction of
Incorporation or Organization)
  13-3147497
(I.R.S. employer
Identification No.)

60 Cutter Mill Road, Great Neck, New York
(Address of principal executive offices)

 

11021
(Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (516) 466-3100

         Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class   Name of exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $1.00 per share   New York Stock Exchange

         Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: NONE

         Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. Yes o    No ý

         Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Act. Yes o    No ý

         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 ý    No o

         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 ý    No o

         Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K (§229.405 of this chapter) is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of registrant's knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K. o

         Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a small reporting company. See definitions of "large accelerated filer," "accelerated filer," and "small reporting company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

Large accelerated filer o   Accelerated filer ý   Non-accelerated filer o
(Do not check if a
small reporting company)
  Smaller reporting company o

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

         As of June 30, 2015 (the last business day of the registrant's most recently completed second quarter), the aggregate market value of all common equity held by non-affiliates of the registrant, computed by reference to the price at which common equity was last sold on said date, was approximately $270 million.

         As of March 9, 2016, the registrant had 17,001,058 shares of common stock outstanding.

DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

         Portions of the proxy statement for the 2016 annual meeting of stockholders of One Liberty Properties, Inc., to be filed pursuant to Regulation 14A not later than April 29, 2016, are incorporated by reference into Part III of this Annual Report on Form 10-K.

   


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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Form 10-K

Item No.
   
 
Page(s)
 
 

PART I

 

 

       
 

1.

 

Business

    2  
 

1A.

 

Risk Factors

    10  
 

1B.

 

Unresolved Staff Comments

    20  
 

2.

 

Properties

    21  
 

3.

 

Legal Proceedings

    27  
 

4.

 

Mine Safety Disclosures

    27  
 

PART II

 

 

       
 

5.

 

Market for the Registrant's Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

    28  
 

6.

 

Selected Financial Data

    30  
 

7.

 

Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

    34  
 

7A.

 

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

    48  
 

8.

 

Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

    49  
 

9.

 

Changes In and Disagreements With Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure

    49  
 

9A.

 

Controls and Procedures

    49  
 

9B.

 

Other Information

    50  
 

PART III

 

 

       
 

10.

 

Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance

    50  
 

11.

 

Executive Compensation

    51  
 

12.

 

Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters

    51  
 

13.

 

Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence

    52  
 

14.

 

Principal Accountant Fees and Services

    52  
 

PART IV

 

 

       
 

15.

 

Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules

    53  
 

Signatures

    56  

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PART I

Item 1.    Business.

General

        We are a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust, also known as a REIT. We were incorporated in Maryland on December 20, 1982. We acquire, own and manage a geographically diversified portfolio, consisting primarily of retail, industrial, flex and health and fitness properties, many of which are under long-term leases. Many of our leases are "net leases" and ground leases under which the tenant is typically responsible for real estate taxes, insurance and ordinary maintenance and repairs. As of December 31, 2015, we own 107 properties (excluding a portfolio of eight properties disposed of in February 2016) and participate in joint ventures that own five properties. These properties and the properties owned by our joint ventures are located in 30 states and have an aggregate of approximately 8.2 million square feet (including an aggregate of approximately 967,000 square feet at properties owned by our joint ventures).

        As of December 31, 2015:

    our 2016 contractual rental income (as described below) is $57.3 million.

    the occupancy rate of our properties is 98.4% based on square footage.

    the occupancy rate of properties owned by our joint ventures is 97.6% based on square footage.

    the weighted average remaining term of our mortgage debt is 9.1 years and the weighted average interest rate thereon is 4.71%.

    the weighted average remaining term of the leases generating our 2016 contractual rental income and for the leases at properties owned by our joint ventures is 8.1 years and 3.6 years, respectively.

        Our 2016 contractual rental income represents, after giving effect to any abatements, concessions or adjustments, the base rent payable to us in 2016 under leases in effect at December 31, 2015. Contractual rental income for 2016: (i) includes $452,000 of base rent payable in 2016 by Sports Authority located in Greenwood Village, Colorado , which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on March 2, 2016; and (ii) excludes approximately $1.2 million of straight-line rent, amortization of approximately $651,000 of intangibles, the base rent payable with respect to a portfolio of eight retail properties we sold in February 2016, and our share of the base rent payable to our joint ventures, which in 2016 is approximately $2.7 million.

2015 Highlights and Recent Developments

        In 2015:

    our rental income, net, increased by $2.3 million, or 4.1%, from 2014.

    we acquired seven properties (including our partner's interest in an unconsolidated joint venture) for an aggregate purchase price of $73.5 million, including new mortgage debt of $26.9 million. The acquired properties account for $6.7 million, or 11.8%, of our 2016 contractual rental income.

    we acquired, through an unconsolidated joint venture in which we have a 50% equity interest, a retail center located in Manahawkin, New Jersey for $43.5 million, inclusive of $26.1 million of new mortgage debt bearing an annual interest rate of 4% and maturing in 2025.

    we sold a retail center in Cherry Hill, NJ for $16.0 million, net of closing costs, resulting in a gain of $5.4 million, before giving effect to a swap termination fee of $472,000 and the write-off

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      of $249,000 of the remaining deferred financing costs. The non-controlling interest's share of income from the transaction is $1.3 million.

    we obtained (i) an aggregate of $42.2 million from mortgage financings secured by properties acquired in 2015 and 2014 and (ii) $29.2 million of net proceeds from financings and refinancings of mortgage debt secured by properties acquired prior to 2014.

    we increased our quarterly dividend 5.1% to $0.41 per share, commencing with the dividend declared in December 2015.

    we raised $6.5 million from the issuance of 295,000 shares of common stock pursuant to our at-the-market equity offering program.

        On February 1, 2016, we sold a portfolio of eight retail properties located in Louisiana and Mississippi with an aggregate of 25,197 square feet for $13.8 million and paid off the $7.8 million mortgage. In the quarter ending March 31, 2016, we anticipate recognizing a $785,000 gain on this sale and incurring a mortgage prepayment expense of $380,000. In 2015, this portfolio accounted for 2.3% of rental income and 3.1% of mortgage interest expense.

        In the narrative portion of this Annual Report on Form 10-K:

    the information with respect to our consolidated joint ventures is generally described as if such ventures are our wholly owned subsidiaries and information with respect to unconsolidated joint ventures is generally separately described,

    except as otherwise indicated, all references to joint ventures refer to unconsolidated joint ventures,

    except as otherwise indicated, all interest rates with respect to mortgage debt give effect to the related interest rate derivative, if any,

    2016 contractual rental income derived from multiple properties leased pursuant to a master lease is allocated among such properties based on management's estimate of the appropriate allocations, and

    the rental, operating, mortgage and statistical information, except as otherwise indicated herein, excludes the portfolio of eight retail properties sold in February 2016.

Acquisition Strategies

        We seek to acquire properties throughout the United States that have locations, demographics and other investment attributes that we believe to be attractive. We believe that long-term leases provide a predictable income stream over the term of the lease, making fluctuations in market rental rates and in real estate values less significant to achieving our overall investment objectives. Our primary goal is to acquire single-tenant properties that are subject to long-term net or ground leases that include periodic contractual rental increases or rent increases based on increases in the consumer price index. Periodic contractual rental increases provide reliable increases in future rent payments and rent increases based on the consumer price index provide protection against inflation. Historically, long-term leases have made it easier for us to obtain longer-term, fixed-rate mortgage financing with principal amortization, thereby moderating the interest rate risk associated with financing or refinancing our property portfolio by reducing the outstanding principal balance over time. We may, however, acquire a property that is subject to a short-term lease when we believe the property represents a good opportunity for recurring income and residual value. Although the acquisition of single-tenant properties subject to net and ground leases is the focus of our investment strategy, we also consider investments in, among other things, (i) properties that can be re-positioned or re-developed, (ii) community shopping centers anchored by national or regional tenants and (iii) properties ground leased to operators of multi-family

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properties. We pay substantially all the operating expenses at community shopping centers, a significant portion of which is reimbursed by tenants pursuant to their leases.

        Generally, we hold the properties we acquire for an extended period of time. Our investment criteria are intended to identify properties from which increased asset value and overall return can be realized from an extended period of ownership. Although our investment criteria favor an extended period of ownership, we will dispose of a property if we regard the disposition of the property as an opportunity to realize the overall value of the property sooner or to avoid future risks by achieving a determinable return from the property.

        We identify properties through the network of contacts of our senior management and our affiliates, which includes real estate brokers, private equity firms, banks and law firms. In addition, we attend industry conferences and engage in direct solicitations.

        Our charter documents do not limit the number of properties in which we may invest, the amount or percentage of our assets that may be invested in any specific property or property type, or the concentration of investments in any region in the United States. We do not intend to acquire properties located outside of the United States. We will continue to form entities to acquire interests in real properties, either alone or with other investors, and we may acquire interests in joint ventures or other entities that own real property.

        It is our policy, and the policy of our affiliated entities, that any investment opportunity presented to us or to any of our affiliated entities that involves the acquisition of a net leased property, a ground lease or a community shopping center, will first be offered to us and may not be pursued by any of our affiliated entities unless we decline the opportunity. Further, to the extent our affiliates are unable or unwilling to pursue an acquisition of a multi-family property (including a ground lease of a multi-family property), we may pursue such transaction if it meets our investment objectives.

Investment Evaluation

        In evaluating potential investments, we consider, among other criteria, the following:

    the current and projected cash flow of the property;

    the estimated return on equity to us;

    an evaluation of the property and improvements, given its location and use;

    local demographics (population and rental trends);

    the terms of tenant leases, including co-tenancy provisions and the relationship between current rents and market rents;

    the ability of a tenant, if a net leased property, or major tenants, if a shopping center, to meet operational needs and lease obligations;

    the projected residual value of the property;

    the potential to finance or refinance the property;

    potential for income and capital appreciation;

    occupancy of and demand for similar properties in the market area; and

    alternate uses or tenants for the property.

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Our Business Objective

        Our business objective is to maintain and increase, over time, the cash available for distribution to our stockholders by:

    identifying opportunistic and strategic property acquisitions consistent with our portfolio and our acquisition strategies;

    obtaining mortgage indebtedness (including refinancings) on favorable terms and maintaining access to capital to finance property acquisitions;

    monitoring and maintaining our portfolio, including tenant negotiations and lease amendments with tenants having financial difficulty; and

    managing assets effectively, including lease extensions and opportunistic and strategic property sales.

Typical Property Attributes

        As of December 31, 2015, the properties in our portfolio and those owned by our joint ventures typically have the following attributes:

    Net or ground leases.  Substantially all of the leases are net and ground leases under which the tenant is typically responsible for real estate taxes, insurance and ordinary maintenance and repairs. We believe that investments in net and ground leased properties offer more predictable returns than investments in properties that are not net or ground leased;

    Long-term leases.  Many of our leases are long-term leases. Excluding leases relating to properties owned by our joint ventures, the weighted average remaining term of our leases is 8.1 years, leases representing approximately 40.7% of our 2016 contractual rental income expire between 2021 and 2024, and leases representing approximately 37.0% of our 2016 contractual rental income expire after 2024; and

    Scheduled rent increases.  Leases representing approximately 84.9% of our 2016 contractual rental income and leases representing 27.0% of our share of the base rent payable in 2016 with respect to properties owned by joint ventures provide for either periodic contractual rent increases or a rent increase based on the consumer price index.

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Our Tenants

        The following table sets forth information about the diversification of our tenants by industry sector as of December 31, 2015:

Type of Property
  Number of
Tenants
  Number of
Properties
  2016 Contractual
Rental Income
  Percentage of
2016 Contractual
Rental Income
 

Retail—General

    77     35   $ 16,186,334     28.3 %

Industrial

    15     18     13,027,873     22.7  

Retail—Furniture(1)

    4     14     5,821,981     10.2  

Retail—Restaurant

    16     19     3,933,599     6.9  

Flex

    3     3     3,246,265     5.7  

Health & Fitness

    1     3     3,075,583     5.4  

Retail—Office Supply(2)

    2     7     2,430,407     4.2  

Retail—Supermarket

    2     2     2,402,194     4.2  

Other

    6     6     7,149,186     12.4  

    126     107   $ 57,273,422     100.0 %

(1)
Eleven properties are net leased to Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc., which we refer to as Haverty Furniture, pursuant to a master lease covering all such properties.

(2)
Includes seven properties which are net leased to Office Depot pursuant to seven separate leases. Five of the Office Depot leases contain cross-default provisions. Also includes one property net leased to OfficeMax which was acquired by Office Depot in November 2013.

        Many of our tenants (including franchisees of national chains) operate on a national basis and include, among others, Applebees, Barnes & Noble, CarMax, CVS, FedEx, Ferguson Enterprises, Kohl's, LA Fitness, Marshalls, Men's Wearhouse, Northern Tool, Office Depot, Party City, PetSmart, TGI Fridays, Sports Authority, Ross Stores, Shutterfly, Urban Outfitters, Walgreens, Wendy's and Whole Foods and some of our tenants operate on a regional basis, including Haverty Furniture, Giant Food Stores and hhgregg.

Our Leases

        Many of our leases are net or ground leases (including the leases entered into by our joint ventures) under which the tenant, in addition to its rental obligation, typically is responsible for expenses attributable to the operation of the property, such as real estate taxes and assessments, water and sewer rents and other charges. The tenant is also generally responsible for maintaining the property and for restoration following a casualty or partial condemnation. The tenant is typically obligated to indemnify us for claims arising from the property and is responsible for maintaining insurance coverage for the property it leases and naming us an additional insured. Under some net leases, we are responsible for structural repairs, including foundation and slab, roof repair or replacement and restoration following a casualty event, and at several properties we are responsible for certain expenses related to the operation and maintenance of the property.

        Our typical lease provides for contractual rent increases periodically throughout the term of the lease or for rent increases pursuant to a formula based on the consumer price index. Some of our leases provide for minimum rents supplemented by additional payments based on sales derived from the property subject to the lease (i.e., percentage rent). Percentage rent contributed, and is expected to contribute, a nominal amount to 2015 rental income and 2016 rental income, respectively.

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        Generally, our strategy is to acquire properties that are subject to existing long-term leases or to enter into long-term leases with our tenants. Our leases generally provide the tenant with one or more renewal options.

        The following table sets forth scheduled lease expirations of leases for our properties as of December 31, 2015:

Year of Lease Expiration(1)
  Number of
Expiring Leases
  Approximate Square
Footage Subject to
Expiring Leases
  2016 Contractual
Rental Income Under
Expiring Leases
  Percent of 2016
Contractual
Rental Income
Represented by
Expiring Leases
 

2016(2)

    11     271,040   $ 1,492,034     2.6 %

2017

    20     138,672     2,525,827     4.4  

2018(3)

    20     368,097     4,197,408     7.3  

2019

    10     124,648     1,665,909     2.9  

2020

    10     142,008     2,913,573     5.1  

2021

    13     438,564     3,836,682     6.7  

2022

    14     1,894,794     13,542,281     23.6  

2023

    7     562,820     4,046,758     7.1  

2024

    5     377,222     1,909,589     3.3  

2025 and thereafter

    37     2,495,996     21,143,361     37.0  

    147     6,813,861   $ 57,273,422     100.0 %

(1)
Lease expirations assume tenants do not exercise existing renewal options.

(2)
Subsequent to December 31, 2015, two leases accounting for an aggregate of $460,642 of the $1,492,034, or 30.9%, of 2016 contractual rental income associated with the leases scheduled to expire in 2016, were extended until 2021 and 2023.

(3)
Subsequent to December 31, 2015, a lease that accounts for $1,160,320 of the $4,197,408, or 27.6%, of 2016 contractual rental income with respect to leases expiring in 2018, was extended until 2028.

Financing, Re-Renting and Disposition of Our Properties

        Our charter documents do not limit the level of debt we may incur. Our revolving credit facility matures on December 31, 2018 and, among other things, limits total debt that we may incur to 70% of the value of our properties (as determined pursuant to the credit facility). We borrow funds on a secured and unsecured basis and intend to continue to do so in the future.

        We mortgage specific properties on a non-recourse basis, subject to the standard carve-outs described under "Item 2. Properties—Mortgage Debt", to enhance the return on our investment in a specific property. The proceeds of mortgage loans may be used for property acquisitions, investments in joint ventures or other entities that own real property, to reduce bank debt and for working capital purposes. The funds available pursuant to our credit facility may be used to payoff existing mortgages, fund the acquisition of additional properties, and to a more limited extent, invest in joint ventures and for working capital. Net proceeds received from the sale, financing or refinancing of properties are generally required to be used to repay amounts outstanding under our credit facility.

        With respect to properties we acquire on a free and clear basis, we usually seek to obtain long-term fixed-rate mortgage financing, when available at acceptable terms, shortly after the acquisition of such property to avoid the risk of movement of interest rates and fluctuating supply and demand in the mortgage markets. We also will acquire a property that is subject to (and will assume) a

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fixed-rate mortgage. Substantially all of our mortgages provide for amortization of part of the principal balance during the term, thereby reducing the refinancing risk at maturity. Some of our properties may be financed on a cross-defaulted or cross-collateralized basis, and we may collateralize a single financing with more than one property.

        After termination or expiration of any lease relating to any of our properties, we will seek to re-rent or sell such property in a manner that will maximize the return to us, considering, among other factors, the income potential and market value of such property. We acquire properties for long-term investment for income purposes and do not typically engage in the turnover of investments. We will consider the sale of a property if a sale appears advantageous in view of our investment objectives. If there is a substantial tax gain, we may seek to enter into a tax deferred transaction and reinvest the proceeds in another property. Cash realized from the sale of properties, net of required payoffs of the related mortgage debt, if any, required paydowns of our credit facility, and distributions to stockholders, is available for general working capital purposes and the acquisition of additional properties.

Our Joint Ventures

        As of December 31, 2015, we participated in five joint ventures that own an aggregate of five properties, with approximately 967,000 rentable square feet of space. Four of the properties are retail properties and one is an industrial property. We own 50% of the equity interest in all of these joint ventures. At December 31, 2015, our investment in joint ventures was approximately $11.4 million.

        Based on the leases in effect at December 31, 2015, we anticipate that our share of the base rent payable in 2016 to our joint ventures is approximately $2.7 million. Leases for two properties are expected to contribute 88.4% of the aggregate projected base rent payable to all of our joint ventures in 2016. Leases with respect to 7.2%, 62.5% and 30.3% of the aggregate projected base rent payable to all of our joint ventures in 2016, is payable pursuant to leases expiring from 2016 to 2017, from 2018 to 2019, and thereafter, respectively.

Competition

        We face competition for the acquisition of properties from a variety of investors, including domestic and foreign corporations and real estate companies, financial institutions, insurance companies, pension funds, investment funds, other REITs and individuals, some of which have significant advantages over us, including a larger, more diverse group of properties and greater financial and other resources than we have.

Our Structure

        Nine employees, including Patrick J. Callan, Jr., our president and chief executive officer, Lawrence G. Ricketts, Jr., our executive vice president and chief operating officer, Justin Clair, a vice-president, Karen Dunleavy, vice president-financial and five other employees, devote all of their business time to us. Our other executive, administrative, legal, accounting and clerical personnel provide their services to us on a part-time basis pursuant to the compensation and services agreement described below.

        We entered into a compensation and services agreement with Majestic Property Management Corp., effective as of January 1, 2007. Majestic Property is wholly-owned by our vice chairman of the board and it provides compensation to certain of our executive officers. Pursuant to this agreement, we pay an annual fee to Majestic Property and Majestic Property provides us with the services of all affiliated executive, administrative, legal, accounting and clerical personnel that we use on a part time basis, as well as property management services, property acquisition, sales and leasing and mortgage

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brokerage services. The fees we pay Majestic Property are negotiated by us and Majestic Property and are approved by our audit committee and independent directors.

        In 2015, pursuant to the compensation and services agreement, we paid Majestic Property a fee of approximately $2.3 million (including $892,500 for property management services) and $196,000 for our share of all direct office expenses, including, among other expenses, rent, telephone, postage, computer services and internet usage. Effective January 1, 2016, in lieu of a fixed fee for the property management services provided pursuant to this agreement, we will pay Majestic Property 1.5% and 2.0% of the rental payments (including tenant reimbursements) actually received by us from net lease tenants and operating lease tenants, respectively, and will not pay Majestic Property property management fees with respect to properties managed by third parties. Based on our portfolio of properties at December 31, 2015, we estimate that the property management fee in 2016 will be approximately $1.0 million.

        We believe that the compensation and services agreement allows us to benefit from (i) access to, and from the services of, a group of senior executives with significant knowledge and experience in the real estate industry and our company, (ii) other individuals who perform services on our behalf, and (iii) general economies of scale. If not for this agreement, we believe that a company of our size would not have access to the skills and expertise of these executives at the cost that we have incurred and will incur in the future. For a description of the background of our management, please see the information under the heading "Executive Officers" in Part I of this Annual Report. See Note 11 to our consolidated financial statements for information regarding equity awards to individuals performing services on our behalf pursuant to the compensation and services agreement.

Available Information

        Our Internet address is www.onelibertyproperties.com. On the Investor Information page of our web site, we post the following filings as soon as reasonably practicable after they are electronically filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"): our annual report on Form 10-K, our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, our current reports on Form 8-K, and any amendments to those reports filed or furnished pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All such filings on our Investor Information Web page, which also includes Forms 3, 4 and 5 filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, are available to be viewed free of charge.

        On the Corporate Governance page of our web site, we post the following charters and guidelines: Audit Committee Charter, Compensation Committee Charter, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Charter, Corporate Governance Guidelines and Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, as amended and restated. All such documents on our Corporate Governance Web page are available to be viewed free of charge.

        Information contained on our web site is not part of, and is not incorporated by reference into, this Annual Report on Form 10-K or our other filings with the SEC. A copy of this Annual Report on Form 10-K and those items disclosed on our Investor Information Web page and our Corporate Governance Web page are available without charge upon written request to: One Liberty Properties, Inc., 60 Cutter Mill Road, Suite 303, Great Neck, New York 11021, Attention: Secretary.

Forward-Looking Statements

        This Annual Report on Form 10-K, together with other statements and information publicly disseminated by us, contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. We intend such forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provision for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and

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include this statement for purposes of complying with these safe harbor provisions. Forward-looking statements, which are based on certain assumptions and describe our future plans, strategies and expectations, are generally identifiable by use of the words "may," "will," "could," "believe," "expect," "intend," "anticipate," "estimate," "project," or similar expressions or variations thereof. You should not rely on forward-looking statements since they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which are, in some cases, beyond our control and which could materially affect actual results, performance or achievements. Factors which may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to:

    the financial condition of our tenants and the performance of their lease obligations;

    general economic and business conditions, including those currently affecting our nation's economy and real estate markets;

    the availability of and costs associated with sources of liquidity;

    accessibility of debt and equity capital markets;

    general and local real estate conditions, including any changes in the value of our real estate;

    compliance with credit facility covenants;

    increased competition for leasing of vacant space due to current economic conditions;

    changes in governmental laws and regulations relating to real estate and related investments;

    the level and volatility of interest rates;

    competition in our industry; and

    the other risks described under Item 1A. Risk Factors.

        Any or all of our forward-looking statements in this report and in any other public statements we make may turn out to be incorrect. Actual results may differ from our forward-looking statements because of inaccurate assumptions we might make or because of the occurrence of known or unknown risks and uncertainties. Many factors mentioned in the discussion below will be important in determining future results. Consequently, no forward-looking statement can be guaranteed and you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward- looking statements. Actual future results may vary materially.

        Except as may be required under the United States federal securities laws, we undertake no obligation to publicly update our forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. You are advised, however, to consult any further disclosures we make in our reports that are filed with or furnished to the SEC.

Item 1A.    Risk Factors.

        Set forth below is a discussion of certain risks affecting our business. The categorization of risks set forth below is meant to help you better understand the risks facing our business and is not intended to limit your consideration of the possible effects of these risks to the listed categories. Any adverse effects arising from the realization of any of the risks discussed, including our financial condition and results of operation, may, and likely will, adversely affect many aspects of our business.

        In addition to the other information contained or incorporated by reference in this Form 10-K, readers should carefully consider the following risk factors:

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Risks Related to Our Business

If we are unable to re-rent properties upon the expiration of our leases or if our tenants default or seek bankruptcy protection, our rental income will be reduced and we would incur additional costs.

        Substantially all of our revenues are derived from rental income paid by our tenants. From 2016 through 2018, leases with respect to 51 tenants that account for 14.3% of our 2016 contractual rental income, expire. If our tenants, and in particular, our significant tenants, (i) do not renew their leases upon the expiration of same, (ii) default on their obligations or (iii) seek rent relief, lease renegotiation or other accommodations, our revenues could decline. At the same time, we would remain responsible for the payment of the mortgage obligations with respect to the related properties and would become responsible for the operating expenses related to these properties, including, among other things, real estate taxes, maintenance and insurance. In addition, we may incur expenses in enforcing our rights as landlord. Even if we find replacement tenants or renegotiate leases with current tenants, the terms of the new or renegotiated leases, including the cost of required renovations or concessions to tenants, or the expense of the reconfiguration of a single tenancy property for use by multiple tenants, may be less favorable than current lease terms and could reduce the amount of cash available to meet expenses and pay distributions.Since June 2015, a tenant at a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania property (i.e., Pathmark) and a tenant at a Greenwood Village, Colorado property (i.e.,Sports Authority) have sought bankruptcy protection. While we believe we will find replacement tenants for these properties, no assurance can be given that we will be successful in this regard.

Approximately 53.8% of our 2016 contractual rental income is derived from tenants operating in the retail industry and the failure of those tenants to pay rent would significantly reduce our revenues.

        Approximately 53.8% of our 2016 contractual rental income is derived from retail tenants, including 10.2% and 4.2%, from tenants engaged in retail furniture (i.e., Haverty Furniture, which accounts for 8.0% of 2016 contractual rental income) and office supply activities (i.e., Office Depot, which accounts for 4.2% of 2016 contractual rental income), respectively.

        Various factors could cause our retail tenants to close their locations, including difficult economic conditions and corporate merger activity. Corporate merger activity, such as the proposed merger between Office Depot and Staples, may result in the closure of duplicate or geographically overlapping retail locations. Based on our analysis, three of our seven Office Depot properties will overlap geographically with Staples' properties—as a result, the company resulting from this proposed merger, if it is completed, may determine to close one or more of such locations. The failure of our retail tenants to meet their lease obligations, including rent payment obligations, due to difficult economic conditions, corporate merger activity and otherwise, may make it difficult for us to satisfy our operating and debt service requirements, make capital expenditures and make distributions to stockholders.

Approximately 26.7% of our 2016 contractual rental income is derived from five tenants. The default, financial distress or failure of any of these tenants could significantly reduce our revenues.

        Haverty Furniture, LA Fitness, Northern Tool, Ferguson Enterprises and Office Depot account for approximately 8.0%, 5.4%, 4.8%, 4.3% and 4.2%, respectively, of our 2016 contractual rental income. The default, financial distress or bankruptcy of any of these tenants could cause interruptions in the receipt of, or the loss of, a significant amount of rental income and would require us to pay operating expenses (including real estate taxes) currently paid by the tenant. This could also result in the vacancy of the property or properties occupied by the defaulting tenant, which would significantly reduce our rental revenues and net income until the re-rental of the property or properties, and could decrease the ultimate sale value of the property.

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Declines in the value of our properties could result in impairment charges.

        If we are presented with indications of an impairment in the value of a particular property or group of properties, we will be required to evaluate any such property or properties. If we determine that any of our properties at which indicators of impairment exist have a fair market value below the net book value of such property, we may be required to recognize an impairment charge for the difference between the fair value and the book value during the quarter in which we make such determination; such impairment charges may then increase in subsequent quarters. This evaluation may lead us to write off any straight-line rent receivable balance recorded with respect to such property. In addition, we may incur losses from time to time if we dispose of properties for sales prices that are less than our book value.

Competition that traditional retail tenants face from on-line retail sales could adversely affect our business.

        Our retail tenants face increasing competition from on-line retailers. On-line retailers may be able to provide customers with better pricing and the ease and comfort of shopping from their home or office. Internet sales have been obtaining an increasing percentage of retail sales over the past few years and this trend is expected to continue. The continued growth of on-line sales could decrease the need for traditional retail outlets and reduce retailers' space and property requirements. This could adversely impact our ability to rent space at our retail properties and increase competition for retail tenants thereby reducing the rent we would receive at these properties and adversely affect our results of operations and financial condition.

If we are unable to refinance our mortgage loans at maturity, we may be forced to sell properties at disadvantageous terms, which would result in the loss of revenues and in a decline in the value of our portfolio.

        We had, as of December 31, 2015, $326.6 million in mortgage debt outstanding, all of which is non-recourse (subject to standard carve-outs) and our ratio of mortgage debt to total assets was 51.2%. Our joint ventures had $36.8 million in total mortgage indebtedness (all of which is non-recourse, subject to standard carve-outs). The risks associated with our mortgage debt and the mortgage debt of our joint ventures include the risk that cash flow from properties securing the indebtedness and our available cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments will be insufficient to meet required payments of principal and interest.

        Generally, only a relatively small portion of the principal of our mortgage indebtedness will be repaid prior to or at maturity and we do not plan to retain sufficient cash to repay such indebtedness at maturity. Accordingly, to meet these obligations if they cannot be refinanced at maturity, we will have to use funds available under our credit facility, if any, and our available cash and cash equivalents to pay our mortgage debt or seek to raise funds through the financing of unencumbered properties, sale of properties or the issuance of additional equity. From 2016 through 2020, approximately $103.8 million of our mortgage debt matures—specifically, $31.0 million in 2016, $23.3 million in 2017, $19.1 million in 2018, $17.4 million in 2019 and $13.0 million in 2020. With respect to our joint ventures, approximately $7.9 million of mortgage debt matures from 2016 through 2020—specifically, $866,000 in 2016, $912,000 in 2017, $4.3 million in 2018, $877,000 in 2019, and $911,000 in 2020. If we (or our joint ventures) are unsuccessful in refinancing or extending existing mortgage indebtedness or financing unencumbered properties, selling properties on favorable terms or raising additional equity, our cash flow (or the cash flow of a joint venture) will not be sufficient to repay all maturing mortgage debt when payments become due, and we (or a joint venture) may be forced to dispose of properties on disadvantageous terms or convey properties secured by mortgages to the mortgagees, which would lower our revenues and the value of our portfolio.

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        We may find that the value of a property could be less than the mortgage secured by such property. We may also have to decide whether we should refinance or pay off a mortgage on a property at which the mortgage matures prior to lease expiration and the tenant may not renew the lease. In these types of situations, after evaluating various factors, including among other things, the tenant's competitive position in the applicable submarket, our and our tenant's estimates of its prospects, consideration of alternative uses and opportunities to re-purpose or re-let the property, we may seek to renegotiate the terms of the mortgage, or to the extent that the loan is non-recourse and the terms of the mortgage cannot be satisfactorily renegotiated, forfeit the property by conveying it to the mortgagee and writing off our investment.

If our borrowings increase, the risk of default on our repayment obligations and our debt service requirements will also increase.

        The terms of our revolving credit facility limit our ability to incur indebtedness, including limiting the total indebtedness that we may incur to an amount equal to 70% of the value (as defined in the credit facility) of our properties. Increased leverage could result in increased risk of default on our payment obligations related to borrowings and in an increase in debt service requirements, which could reduce our net income and the amount of cash available to meet expenses and to make distributions to our stockholders.

If a significant number of our tenants default or fail to renew expiring leases, or we take impairment charges against our properties, a breach of our revolving credit facility could occur.

        Our revolving credit facility includes financial covenants that require us to maintain certain financial ratios and requirements. If our tenants default under their leases with us or fail to renew expiring leases, generally accepted accounting principles may require us to recognize impairment charges against our properties, and our financial position could be adversely affected causing us to be in breach of the financial covenants contained in our credit facility.

        Failure to meet interest and other payment obligations under our revolving credit facility or a breach by us of the covenants to maintain the financial ratios would place us in default under our credit facility, and, if the banks called a default and required us to repay the full amount outstanding under the credit facility, we might be required to rapidly dispose of our properties, which could have an adverse impact on the amounts we receive on such disposition. If we are unable to dispose of our properties in a timely fashion to the satisfaction of the banks, the banks could foreclose on that portion of our collateral pledged to the banks, which could result in the disposition of our properties at below market values. The disposition of our properties at below our carrying value would adversely affect our net income, reduce our stockholders' equity and adversely affect our ability to pay distributions to our stockholders.

Impairment charges against owned real estate may not be adequate to cover actual losses.

        Impairment charges are based on an evaluation of known risks and economic factors. The determination of an appropriate level of impairment charges is an inherently difficult process and is based on numerous assumptions. The amount of impairment charges of real estate is susceptible to changes in economic, operating and other conditions that are largely beyond our control. Any impairment charges that we may take may not be adequate to cover actual losses and we may need to take additional impairment charges in the future. Actual losses and additional impairment charges in the future could materially affect our results of operations.

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If interest rates increase or credit markets tighten, it may be more difficult for us to secure financing, which may limit our ability to finance or refinance our real estate properties, reduce the number of properties we can acquire, and adversely affect your investment.

        Increases in interest rates or reduced access to credit markets may make it difficult for us to finance or refinance mortgage debt, limit the mortgage debt available on properties we wish to acquire and limit the properties we can acquire. Even in the event that we are able to secure mortgage debt on, or otherwise finance our real estate properties, due to increased costs associated with securing financing and other factors beyond our control, we may be unable to refinance the entire outstanding loan balance or be subject to unfavorable terms (such as higher loan fees, interest rates and periodic payments) if we do refinance the loan balance. Either of these results could reduce income from those properties and reduce cash available for distribution, which may adversely affect the investment goals of our stockholders.

        Interest rates have been at historically low levels the past several years. If we are required to refinance mortgage debt that matures over the next several years at higher interest rates than such mortgage debt currently bears, the funds available for distribution to stockholders may be significantly reduced. The following table sets forth scheduled principal (excluding amortization) mortgage payments due on our properties as of December 31, 2015 and the weighted average interest rate thereon (dollars in thousands):

Year
  Principal
Payments
Due
  Weighted
Average Interest
Rate
 

2016

  $ 23,064     5.78 %

2017

    14,282     5.41  

2018

    10,260     4.26  

2019

    8,332     4.31  

2020

    3,431     5.75  

2021 and thereafter

    155,690     4.51  

Certain of our net leases and our ground leases require us to pay property related expenses that are not the obligations of our tenants.

        Under the terms of substantially all of our net leases, in addition to satisfying their rent obligations, our tenants are responsible for the payment of real estate taxes, insurance and ordinary maintenance and repairs. However, under the provisions of certain net and ground leases, we are required to pay some expenses, such as the costs of environmental liabilities, roof and structural repairs, insurance premiums, certain non-structural repairs and maintenance. If our properties incur significant expenses that must be paid by us under the terms of our leases, our business, financial condition and results of operations will be adversely affected and the amount of cash available to meet expenses and to make distributions to holders of our common stock may be reduced.

Uninsured and underinsured losses may affect the revenues generated by, the value of, and the return from a property affected by a casualty or other claim.

        Substantially all of our tenants obtain, for our benefit, comprehensive insurance covering our properties in amounts that are intended to be sufficient to provide for the replacement of the improvements at each property. However, the amount of insurance coverage maintained for any property may not be sufficient to pay the full replacement cost of the improvements at the property following a casualty event. In addition, the rent loss coverage under the policy may not extend for the full period of time that a tenant may be entitled to a rent abatement as a result of, or that may be

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required to complete restoration following, a casualty event. In addition, there are certain types of losses, such as those arising from earthquakes, floods, hurricanes and terrorist attacks, that may be uninsurable or that may not be economically insurable. Changes in zoning, building codes and ordinances, environmental considerations and other factors also may make it impossible or impracticable for us to use insurance proceeds to replace damaged or destroyed improvements at a property. If restoration is not or cannot be completed to the extent, or within the period of time, specified in certain of our leases, the tenant may have the right to terminate the lease. If any of these or similar events occur, it may reduce our revenues, the value of, or our return from, an affected property.

Our revenues and the value of our portfolio are affected by a number of factors that affect investments in real estate generally.

        We are subject to the general risks of investing in real estate. These include adverse changes in economic conditions and local conditions such as changing demographics, retailing trends and traffic patterns, declines in the rental rates, changes in the supply and price of quality properties and the market supply and demand of competing properties, the impact of environmental laws, security concerns, prepayment penalties applicable under mortgage financings, changes in tax, zoning, building code, fire safety and other laws and regulations, the type of insurance coverage available in the market, and changes in the type, capacity and sophistication of building systems. Approximately 53.8% and 22.7% of our 2016 contractual rental income is from retail and industrial tenants, respectively, and we are vulnerable to economic declines that negatively impact these sectors of the economy, which could have an adverse effect on our results of operations, liquidity and financial condition.

Our revenues and the value of our portfolio are affected by a number of factors that affect investments in leased real estate generally.

        We are subject to the general risks of investing in leased real estate. These include the non-performance of lease obligations by tenants, leasehold improvements that will be costly or difficult to remove should it become necessary to re-rent the leased space for other uses, covenants in certain retail leases that limit the types of tenants to which available space can be rented (which may limit demand or reduce the rents realized on re-renting), rights of termination of leases due to events of casualty or condemnation affecting the leased space or the property or due to interruption of the tenant's quiet enjoyment of the leased premises, and obligations of a landlord to restore the leased premises or the property following events of casualty or condemnation. The occurrence of any of these events could adversely impact our results of operations, liquidity and financial condition.

Real estate investments are relatively illiquid and their values may decline.

        Real estate investments are relatively illiquid. Therefore, we will be limited in our ability to reconfigure our real estate portfolio in response to economic changes. We may encounter difficulty in disposing of properties when tenants vacate either at the expiration of the applicable lease or otherwise. If we decide to sell any of our properties, our ability to sell these properties and the prices we receive on their sale may be affected by many factors, including the number of potential buyers, the number of competing properties on the market and other market conditions, as well as whether the property is leased and if it is leased, the terms of the lease. As a result, we may be unable to sell our properties for an extended period of time without incurring a loss, which would adversely affect our results of operations, liquidity and financial condition.

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The concentration of our properties in certain regions may make our revenues and the value of our portfolio vulnerable to adverse changes in local economic conditions.

        Many of the properties we own are located in the same or a limited number of geographic regions. Approximately 42.6% of our 2016 contractual rental income will be derived from properties located in five states—Texas (11.3%), New York (9.5%), South Carolina (7.5%), Georgia (7.3%) and Pennsylvania (7.0%). At December 31, 2015, approximately 41.6% of the net book value of our real estate investments was located in five states—Texas (11.3%), South Carolina (9.1%), Pennsylvania (8.2%), Maryland (6.7%) and Georgia (6.3%). As a result, a decline in the economic conditions in these regions (including a decline in Texas as a result of challenges facing the oil industry) or in regions where our properties may be concentrated in the future, may have an adverse effect on the rental and occupancy rates for, and the property values of, these properties, which could lead to a reduction in our rental income and in the results of operations.

We have been, and in the future will be, subject to significant competition and we may not be able to compete successfully for investments.

        We have been, and in the future will be, subject to significant competition for attractive investment opportunities from other real estate investors, many of which have greater financial resources than us, including publicly-traded REITs, non-traded REITs, insurance companies, commercial and investment banking firms, private institutional funds, hedge funds, private equity funds and other investors. We may not be able to compete successfully for investments. If we pay higher prices for investments, our returns may be lower and the value of our assets may not increase or may decrease significantly below the amount we paid for such assets. If such events occur, we may experience lower returns on our investments.

We cannot assure you of our ability to pay dividends in the future.

        We intend to pay quarterly dividends and to make distributions to our stockholders in amounts such that all or substantially all of our taxable income in each year is distributed. This, along with other factors, will enable us to qualify for the tax benefits accorded to a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. We have not established a minimum dividend payment level and our ability to pay dividends may be adversely affected by the risk factors described in this Annual Report on Form 10-K. All distributions will be made at the discretion of our board of directors and will depend on our earnings, our financial condition, maintenance of our REIT status and such other factors as our board of directors may deem relevant from time to time.

If we reduce our dividend, the market value of our common stock may decline.

        The level of our common stock dividend is established by our board of directors from time to time based on a variety of factors, including our cash available for distribution, funds from operations and maintenance of our REIT status. Various factors could cause our board of directors to decrease our dividend level, including insufficient income to cover our dividends, tenant defaults or bankruptcies resulting in a material reduction in our funds from operations or a material loss resulting from an adverse change in the value of one or more of our properties. If our board of directors determines to reduce our common stock dividend, the market value of our common stock could be adversely affected.

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Our current and future investments in joint ventures could be adversely affected by the lack of sole decision making authority, reliance on joint venture partners' financial condition, and any dispute that may arise between our joint venture partners and us.

        A number of properties in which we have an interest are owned through joint ventures (including both consolidated and unconsolidated joint ventures). Specifically, with respect to our (i) consolidated joint ventures, we own five properties that accounted for 4.5% of 2015 rental income with one joint venture partner and its affiliates (and we own one property with this same joint venture partner through an unconsolidated joint venture) and two properties that accounted for 3.4% of 2015 rental income with another joint venture partner and its affiliates, and (ii) unconsolidated joint ventures, we own three properties with one joint venture partner and its affiliates, which properties accounted in 2015 for $107,000 of equity in earnings of unconsolidated joint ventures. We may continue to acquire properties through joint ventures and/or contribute some of our properties to joint ventures. Investments in joint ventures may, under certain circumstances, involve risks not present when a third party is not involved, including the possibility that joint venture partners might file for bankruptcy protection, or fail to fund their share of required capital contributions. Further, joint venture partners may have conflicting business interests or goals, and as a result there is the potential risk of impasses on decisions, such as a sale and the timing thereof. Any disputes that may arise between joint venture partners and us may result in litigation or arbitration that would increase our expenses and prevent our officers and/or directors from focusing their time and effort on our business. Consequently, actions by or disputes with joint venture partners might result in subjecting properties owned by the joint venture to additional risk.

Compliance with environmental regulations and associated costs could adversely affect our results of operations and liquidity.

        Under various federal, state and local laws, ordinances and regulations, an owner or operator of real property may be required to investigate and clean up hazardous or toxic substances or petroleum product releases at the property and may be held liable to a governmental entity or to third parties for property damage and for investigation and cleanup costs incurred in connection with contamination. The cost of investigation, remediation or removal of hazardous or toxic substances may be substantial, and the presence of such substances, or the failure to properly remediate a property, may adversely affect our ability to sell or rent the property or to borrow money using the property as collateral. In connection with our ownership, operation and management of real properties, we may be considered an owner or operator of the properties and, therefore, potentially liable for removal or remediation costs, as well as certain other related costs, including governmental fines and liability for injuries to persons and property, not only with respect to properties we own now or may acquire, but also with respect to properties we have owned in the past.

        We cannot provide any assurance that existing environmental studies with respect to any of our properties reveal all potential environmental liabilities, that any prior owner of a property did not create any material environmental condition not known to us, or that a material environmental condition does not otherwise exist, or may not exist in the future, as to any one or more of our properties. If a material environmental condition does in fact exist, or exists in the future, the remediation costs could have a material adverse impact upon our results of operations, liquidity and financial condition.

Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act could be costly.

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comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act could result in liability for both governmental fines and damages. If we are required to make unanticipated major modifications to any of our properties to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, which are determined not to be the responsibility of our tenants, we could incur unanticipated expenses that could have an adverse impact upon our results of operations, liquidity and financial condition.

Our senior management and other key personnel are critical to our business and our future success depends on our ability to retain them.

        We depend on the services of Matthew J. Gould, chairman of our board of directors, Fredric H. Gould, vice chairman of our board of directors, Patrick J. Callan, Jr., our president and chief executive officer, Lawrence G. Ricketts, Jr., our executive vice president and chief operating officer, Karen Dunleavy, our vice president—financial, and other members of our senior management to carry out our business and investment strategies. Only three of our senior officers, Messrs. Callan and Ricketts, and Ms. Dunleavy, devote all of their business time to us. The remainder of our senior management provides services to us on a part-time, as-needed basis. The loss of the services of any of our senior management or other key personnel, the inability or failure of the members of senior management providing services to us on a part-time basis to devote sufficient time or attention to our activities or our inability to recruit and retain qualified personnel in the future, could impair our ability to carry out our business and investment strategies.

Our transactions with affiliated entities involve conflicts of interest.

        From time to time we have entered into transactions with persons and entities affiliated with us and with certain of our officers and directors. Such transactions involve a potential conflict of interest, and entail a risk that we could have obtained more favorable terms if we had entered into such transaction with an unaffiliated third party. Our policy for transactions with affiliates is to have these transactions approved by our audit committee. We entered into a compensation and services agreement with Majestic Property effective as of January 1, 2007. Majestic Property is wholly-owned by the vice-chairman of our board of directors and it provides compensation to certain of our part-time senior executive officers and other individuals performing services on our behalf. Pursuant to the compensation and services agreement, we pay an annual fee to Majestic Property which provides us with the services of all affiliated executive, administrative, legal, accounting and clerical personnel that we use on a part time basis, as well as property management services, property acquisition, sales and leasing and mortgage brokerage services. In 2015, pursuant to the compensation and services agreement, we paid Majestic Property a fee of $2.3 million and an additional $196,000 for our share of all direct office expenses, including rent, telephone, postage, computer services, and internet usage. We also obtain our property insurance in conjunction with Gould Investors L.P., our affiliate, and in 2015, reimbursed Gould Investors $520,000 for our share of the insurance premiums paid by Gould Investors. Gould Investors beneficially owns approximately 10.6% of our outstanding common stock and certain of our senior executive officers are also executive officers of the managing general partner of Gould Investors. See Note11 of our consolidated financial statements for information regarding equity awards to individuals performing services on our behalf pursuant to the compensation and services agreement.

The failure of any bank in which we deposit our funds could have an adverse impact on our financial condition.

        We have diversified our cash and cash equivalents between several banking institutions in an attempt to minimize exposure to any one of these entities. However, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation only insures accounts in amounts up to $250,000 per depositor per insured bank. We currently have cash and cash equivalents deposited in certain financial institutions significantly in excess

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of federally insured levels. If any of the banking institutions in which we have deposited funds ultimately fails, we may lose our deposits over $250,000. The loss of our deposits may have an adverse effect on our financial condition.

Breaches of information technology systems could materially harm our business and reputation.

        We collect and retain on information technology systems, certain financial, personal and other sensitive information provided by third parties, including tenants, vendors and employees. We also rely on information technology systems for the collection and distribution of funds. There can be no assurance that we will be able to prevent unauthorized access to sensitive information or the unauthorized distribution of funds. Any loss of this information or unauthorized distribution of funds as a result of a breach of information technology systems may result in loss of funds to which we are entitled, legal liability and costs (including damages and penalties), as well as damage to our reputation, that could materially and adversely affect our business and financial performance.

Risks Related to the REIT Industry

Failure to qualify as a REIT could result in material adverse tax consequences and could significantly reduce cash available for distributions.

        We operate so as to qualify as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. Qualification as a REIT involves the application of technical and complex legal provisions for which there are limited judicial and administrative interpretations. The determination of various factual matters and circumstances not entirely within our control may affect our ability to qualify as a REIT. In addition, no assurance can be given that legislation, new regulations, administrative interpretations or court decisions will not significantly change the tax laws with respect to qualification as a REIT or the federal income tax consequences of such qualification. If we fail to quality as a REIT, we will be subject to federal, certain additional state and local income tax (including any applicable alternative minimum tax) on our taxable income at regular corporate rates and would not be allowed a deduction in computing our taxable income for amounts distributed to stockholders. In addition, unless entitled to relief under certain statutory provisions, we would be disqualified from treatment as a REIT for the four taxable years following the year during which qualification is lost. The additional tax would reduce significantly our net income and the cash available for distributions to stockholders.

We are subject to certain distribution requirements that may result in our having to borrow funds at unfavorable rates.

        To obtain the favorable tax treatment associated with being a REIT, we generally are required, among other things, to distribute to our stockholders at least 90% of our ordinary taxable income (subject to certain adjustments) each year. To the extent that we satisfy these distribution requirements, but distribute less than 100% of our taxable income we will be subject to Federal corporate tax on our undistributed taxable income.

        As a result of differences in timing between the receipt of income and the payment of expenses, and the inclusion of such income and the deduction of such expenses in arriving at taxable income, and the effect of nondeductible capital expenditures, the creation of reserves and the timing of required debt service (including amortization) payments, we may need to borrow funds in order to make the distributions necessary to retain the tax benefits associated with qualifying as a REIT, even if we believe that then prevailing market conditions are not generally favorable for such borrowings. Such borrowings could reduce our net income and the cash available for distributions to holders of our common stock.

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Compliance with REIT requirements may hinder our ability to maximize profits.

        In order to qualify as a REIT for Federal income tax purposes, we must continually satisfy tests concerning, among other things, our sources of income, the amounts we distribute to our stockholders and the ownership of our stock. We may also be required to make distributions to stockholders at disadvantageous times or when we do not have funds readily available for distribution. Accordingly, compliance with REIT requirements may hinder our ability to operate solely on the basis of maximizing profits.

        In order to qualify as a REIT, we must also ensure that at the end of each calendar quarter, at least 75% of the value of our assets consists of cash, cash items, government securities and real estate assets. Any investment in securities cannot include more than 10% of the outstanding voting securities of any one issuer or more than 10% of the total value of the outstanding securities of any one issuer. In addition, no more than 5% of the value of our assets can consist of the securities of any one issuer, other than a qualified REIT security. If we fail to comply with these requirements, we must dispose of such portion of these securities in excess of these percentages within 30 days after the end of the calendar quarter in order to avoid losing our REIT status and suffering adverse tax consequences. This requirement could cause us to dispose of assets for consideration that is less than their true value and could lead to an adverse impact on our results of operations and financial condition.

Item 1B.    Unresolved Staff Comments.

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Item 2.    Properties.

        As of December 31, 2015, we own 107 properties with an aggregate net book value of $562.3 million and participate in joint ventures that own five properties. Our occupancy rate, based on total rentable square footage, was 98.4% and 98.3% as of December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. The occupancy rate of our joint venture properties, based on total rentable square footage, was 97.6% and 100% as of December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively.

Our Properties

        The following table summarizes as of December 31, 2015 information about our properties:

Location
  Type of Property   Percentage
of 2016
Contractual
Rental Income
  Approximate
Square Footage
of Building
  2016
Contractual
Rental Income
per Leased
Square Foot
 

Fort Mill, SC

  Industrial     4.8 %   701,595   $ 3.90  

Baltimore, MD

  Industrial     4.3     367,000     6.72  

Royersford, PA(1)

  Retail     3.5     194,600     10.24  

Round Rock, TX

  Assisted Living Facility     3.4     87,560     21.93  

Hauppauge, NY

  Flex     3.0     149,870     11.30  

Greensboro, NC

  Theater     2.8     61,213     25.93  

W. Hartford, CT

  Retail—Supermarket     2.7     47,174     32.97  

Littleton, CO(2)

  Retail     2.4     101,596     13.72  

Delport, MO

  Industrial     2.4     339,094     4.06  

Secaucus, NJ

  Health & Fitness     2.4     44,863     30.40  

Lincoln, NE

  Retail     2.1     112,260     10.75  

Brooklyn, NY

  Office     2.1     66,000     18.15  

McCalla, AL

  Industrial     2.1     294,000     4.02  

Knoxville, TN

  Retail     2.0     35,330     32.84  

Lakemoor, IL(3)

  Apartments     1.9     480,684     2.29  

Philadelphia, PA

  Industrial     1.9     166,000     6.53  

Fort Mill, SC

  Flex     1.9     303,188     3.55  

Tucker, GA

  Health & Fitness     1.7     58,800     16.67  

El Paso, TX(4)

  Retail     1.6     109,205     8.32  

Kansas City, MO

  Retail     1.4     88,807     8.81  

Hamilton, OH

  Health & Fitness     1.3     38,000     19.25  

Cedar Park, TX

  Retail—Furniture     1.2     50,810     13.88  

Columbus, OH

  Retail—Furniture     1.2     96,924     7.27  

Indianapolis, IN

  Theater     1.2     57,688     12.01  

Indianapolis, IN

  Industrial     1.2     125,622     5.35  

Lake Charles, LA(5)

  Retail     1.2     54,229     12.23  

Sandy Springs, GA(3)

  Apartments     1.1     215,124     3.02  

Houston, TX(6)

  Retail     1.1     42,446     14.53  

Ft. Myers, FL

  Retail     1.1     29,993     20.17  

Columbus, OH

  Industrial     1.0     100,220     5.71  

Champaign, IL(7)

  Retail     .9     50,530     10.53  

Chicago, IL

  Retail—Office Supply     .9     23,939     22.16  

Wichita, KS

  Retail—Furniture     .9     88,108     5.99  

Clemmons, NC

  Retail     .9     96,725     5.40  

New Hope, MN

  Industrial     .9     122,461     4.18  

Melville, NY

  Industrial     .9     51,351     9.67  

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Location
  Type of Property   Percentage
of 2016
Contractual
Rental Income
  Approximate
Square Footage
of Building
  2016
Contractual
Rental Income
per Leased
Square Foot
 

Athens, GA(8)

  Retail     .8     41,280     11.63  

Ronkonkoma, NY(9)

  Flex     .8     89,629     8.00  

Tyler, TX

  Retail—Furniture     .8     72,000     6.36  

Greenwood Village, CO(10)

  Retail     .8     45,000     10.04  

Louisville, KY

  Industrial     .8     125,370     3.60  

Onalaska, WI

  Retail     .8     63,919     7.00  

Cary, NC

  Retail—Office Supply     .8     33,490     13.29  

Fayetteville, GA

  Retail—Furniture     .8     65,951     6.57  

Houston, TX

  Retail     .7     25,005     16.70  

Niles, IL

  Retail     .7     33,089     12.49  

Highlands Ranch, CO

  Retail     .7     43,480     9.12  

New Hyde Park, NY

  Industrial     .7     38,000     10.36  

Kennesaw, GA

  Retail     .7     32,138     12.03  

Richmond, VA

  Retail—Furniture     .7     38,788     9.93  

Amarillo, TX

  Retail—Furniture     .7     72,027     5.32  

Virginia Beach, VA

  Retail—Furniture     .7     58,937     6.44  

Selden, NY

  Retail     .7     14,550     26.05  

Deptford, NJ

  Retail     .7     25,358     14.90  

Eugene, OR

  Retail—Office Supply     .6     24,978     14.88  

Newark, DE

  Retail     .6     23,547     15.40  

Lexington, KY

  Retail—Furniture     .6     30,173     11.78  

Saco, ME

  Industrial     .6     91,400     3.88  

Woodbury, MN

  Retail     .6     49,406     7.00  

Duluth, GA

  Retail—Furniture     .6     50,260     6.88  

El Paso, TX

  Retail—Office Supply     .6     25,000     13.81  

Newport News, VA

  Retail—Furniture     .6     49,865     6.69  

Houston, TX

  Retail     .5     20,087     15.50  

Hyannis, MA

  Retail     .5     9,750     30.07  

Greensboro, NC

  Retail     .5     12,950     22.08  

Hauppauge, NY

  Retail—Restaurant     .5     7,000     40.73  

Batavia, NY

  Retail—Office Supply     .5     23,483     12.10  

Somerville, MA

  Retail     .5     12,054     23.23  

Gurnee, IL

  Retail—Furniture     .5     22,768     12.21  

Naples, FL

  Retail—Furniture     .5     15,912     17.00  

Crystal Lake, IL

  Retail     .5     32,446     8.27  

Pinellas Park, FL

  Industrial     .5     53,064     5.03  

Bluffton, SC

  Retail—Furniture     .5     35,011     7.47  

Carrollton, GA

  Retail—Restaurant     .4     6,012     42.79  

Island Park, NY

  Retail—Restaurant     .4     6,125     40.05  

Cartersville, GA

  Retail—Restaurant     .4     5,635     43.08  

Richmond, VA

  Retail—Restaurant     .4     9,367     24.46  

Greensboro, NC

  Retail—Restaurant     .4     6,655     34.27  

Bolingbrook, IL

  Retail     .4     33,111     6.74  

W. Hartford, CT(11)

  Retail     .4          

Ann Arbor, MI

  Retail—Restaurant     .4     7,945     27.47  

Kennesaw, GA

  Retail—Restaurant     .3     4,051     49.20  

Cape Girardeau, MO

  Retail     .3     13,502     14.71  

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Location
  Type of Property   Percentage
of 2016
Contractual
Rental Income
  Approximate
Square Footage
of Building
  2016
Contractual
Rental Income
per Leased
Square Foot
 

Myrtle Beach, SC

  Retail—Restaurant     .3     6,734     29.39  

Miamisburg, OH

  Industrial     .3     35,707     5.48  

Everett, MA

  Retail     .3     18,572     10.39  

Lawrenceville, GA

  Retail—Restaurant     .3     4,025     47.44  

Killeen, TX

  Retail—Restaurant     .3     7,470     24.98  

Concord, NC

  Retail—Restaurant     .3     4,749     38.99  

Houston, TX

  Retail     .3     12,000     14.00  

Indianapolis, IN

  Retail—Restaurant     .3     12,820     12.86  

Marston Mills, MA

  Retail     .3     8,775     18.00  

Monroeville, PA

  Retail     .3     6,051     25.30  

Gettysburg, PA

  Retail—Restaurant     .2     2,944     46.76  

Hanover, PA

  Retail—Restaurant     .2     2,702     49.72  

West Palm Beach, FL

  Industrial     .2     10,361     11.98  

Palmyra, PA

  Retail—Restaurant     .2     2,798     43.91  

Reading, PA

  Retail—Restaurant     .2     2,551     47.58  

Reading, PA

  Retail—Restaurant     .2     2,754     43.39  

Trexlertown, PA

  Retail—Restaurant     .2     3,004     38.97  

Durham, NC

  Industrial     .2     46,181     2.30  

Lawrence, KS

  Retail     .2     8,600     12.21  

Seattle, WA

  Retail     .1     3,038     23.04  

Rosenberg, TX

  Retail     .1     8,000     7.99  

Louisville, KY

  Industrial     .1     9,642     3.79  

Joppa, MD(12)

  Industrial         258,710      

Philadelphia, PA(13)

  Vacant         57,653      

        100.0 %   7,188,418        

(1)
This property is leased to twelve tenants. Contractual rental income per square foot excludes 2,200 vacant square feet. Approximately 27.9% of the square footage is leased to a supermarket.

(2)
This property, a community shopping center, is leased to 26 tenants. Contractual rental income per square foot excludes 8,120 vacant square feet.

(3)
This property is ground leased to a multi-unit apartment complex owner/operator. See note 5 of our consolidated financial statements.

(4)
Contractual rental income per square foot excludes 16,593 vacant square feet. Subsequent to December 31, 2015, 13,500 square feet at such property was leased to a new tenant.

(5)
This property has three tenants. Approximately 43.4% of the square footage is leased to a retail office supply operator.

(6)
This property, a community shopping center, has 16 tenants. Contractual rental income per square foot excludes 1,380 vacant square feet.

(7)
This property has two tenants.

(8)
This property has two tenants. Approximately 48.4% of the square footage is leased to a retail office supply operator.

(9)
Contractual rental income per square foot excludes 29,901 vacant square feet.

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(10)
Sports Authority, the tenant at this property, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in March 2016.

(11)
This property provides additional parking for the W. Hartford, CT, retail supermarket.

(12)
The lease for this property expired on December 31, 2015. On January 7, 2016, a tenant leased this property for approximately 10 years.

(13)
This property was operated as a Pathmark supermarket. The tenant filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, rejected the lease and in late September 2015, vacated the property. At December 31, 2015, the property is vacant.

    Properties Owned by Joint Ventures

        The following table summarizes as of December 31, 2015 information about the properties owned by joint ventures in which we are a venture partner. We own a 50% economic interest in each joint venture:

Location
  Type of
Property
  Percentage of
Rent Payable
in 2016
Contributed by the
Applicable
Joint Venture(1)
  Approximate
Square Footage
of Building(2)
  2016
Contractual
Rental
Income per
Leased
Square
Foot
 

Manahawkin, NJ(3)

  Retail     67.9 %   319,349   $ 11.69  

Milwaukee, WI

  Industrial     20.5     492,644     2.28  

Savannah, GA

  Retail     6.7     45,973     7.95  

Savannah, GA

  Retail     4.5     101,550     2.44  

Savannah, GA

  Retail     .4     7,959     2.97  

        100.0 %   967,475        

(1)
Represents the base rent payable in 2016 with respect to such joint venture property, expressed as a percentage of the aggregate base rent payable in 2016 with respect to all of our joint venture properties.

(2)
Approximate square footage indicated represents the total rentable square footage of the building owned by the joint venture.

(3)
This property, a community shopping center, is leased to 26 tenants. Contractual rental income per square foot excludes 23,568 vacant square feet.

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    Geographic Concentration

        As of December 31, 2015, the 107 properties owned by us are located in 30 states. The following table sets forth information, presented by state, related to our properties as of December 31, 2015:

State
  Number of
Properties
  2016
Contractual
Rental
Income
  Percentage of
2016
Contractual
Rental Income
  Approximate
Building
Square Feet
 

Texas

    12   $ 6,485,624     11.3 %   531,610  

New York

    9     5,452,729     9.5     446,008  

South Carolina

    4     4,272,232     7.5     1,046,528  

Georgia

    10     4,165,802     7.3     483,276  

Pennsylvania

    10     3,982,350     7.0     441,057  

North Carolina

    7     3,358,765     5.9     261,963  

Illinois

    7     3,347,691     5.8     676,567  

Maryland

    2     2,466,630     4.3     625,710  

Missouri

    3     2,358,804     4.1     441,403  

Colorado

    3     2,242,528     3.9     190,076  

Ohio

    4     2,204,383     3.8     270,851  

Connecticut

    2     1,777,376     3.1     47,174  

New Jersey

    2     1,741,460     3.0     70,221  

Indiana

    3     1,529,574     2.7     196,130  

Virginia

    4     1,327,289     2.3     156,957  

Florida

    4     1,266,411     2.2     109,330  

Nebraska

    1     1,207,188     2.1     112,260  

Alabama

    1     1,180,655     2.1     294,000  

Tennessee

    1     1,160,320     2.0     35,330  

Massachussetts

    4     924,121     1.6     49,151  

Minnesota

    2     857,639     1.5     171,867  

Kentucky

    3     843,178     1.5     165,185  

Louisiana

    1     663,124     1.2     54,229  

Kansas

    2     632,940     1.1     96,708  

Other

    6     1,824,609     3.2     214,827  

    107   $ 57,273,422     100.0 %   7,188,418  

        The following table sets forth information, presented by state, related to the properties owned by our joint ventures as of December 31, 2015. We own a 50% economic interest in each joint venture:

State
  Number of
Properties
  Our Share
of Rent Payable
in 2016 to Our
Joint Ventures
  Approximate
Building
Square Feet
 

New Jersey

    1   $ 1,866,732     319,349  

Wisconsin

    1     562,500     492,644  

Georgia

    3     318,360     155,482  

    5   $ 2,747,592     967,475  

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Mortgage Debt

        At December 31, 2015, we had:

    64 first mortgages secured by 80 of our 107 properties; and

    $326.6 million of mortgage debt outstanding with a weighted average interest rate of 4.71% and a weighted average remaining maturity of approximately 9.1 years. Substantially all of such mortgage debt bears fixed interest at rates ranging from 3.13% to 7.81% and contains prepayment penalties.

        The following table sets forth scheduled principal (including amortization) mortgage payments due on our properties as of December 31, 2015 (dollars in thousands):

YEAR
  PRINCIPAL
PAYMENTS DUE
 

2016

  $ 30,970 (1)

2017

    23,367  

2018

    19,099  

2019

    17,398  

2020

    12,987  

Thereafter

    222,793  

Total

  $ 326,614  

(1)
From February through March 2016, $8.6 million of such debt bearing weighted average interest rate of 5.3% was paid off. In addition, in March 2016, $12.2 million of mortgage debt maturing in 2016 and bearing an interest rate of 6.1% was refinanced with new debt of $18.0 million, bearing an interest rate of 3.38% and maturing in 2028.

        At December 31, 2015, our joint ventures had first mortgages on four properties with outstanding balances aggregating approximately $36.8 million, bearing interest at rates ranging from 3.49% to 5.81% with a weighted average interest rate of 3.90%. Substantially all of these mortgages contain prepayment penalties. The following table sets forth the scheduled principal mortgage payments due for properties owned by our joint ventures as of December 31, 2015:

YEAR
  PRINCIPAL
PAYMENTS DUE
(Dollars in Thousands)
 

2016

  $ 866  

2017

    912  

2018

    4,281  

2019

    877  

2020

    911  

Thereafter

    28,987  

Total

  $ 36,834  

        The mortgages on our properties are generally non-recourse, subject to standard carve-outs. The term "standard carve-outs" refers to recourse items to an otherwise non-recourse mortgage and are customary to mortgage financing. While carve-outs vary from lender to lender and transaction to transaction, the carve-outs may include, among other things, voluntary bankruptcy filings, environmental liabilities, the sale, financing or encumbrance of the property in violation of loan documents, damage to property as a result of intentional misconduct or gross negligence, failure to pay valid taxes and other

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claims which could create liens on property and the conversion of security deposits, insurance proceeds or condemnation awards.

Item 3.    Legal Proceedings.

        Not applicable.

Item 4.    Mine Safety Disclosures.

        Not applicable.

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Part II

Item 5.    Market for the Registrant's Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities.

        Our common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "OLP." The following table sets forth for the periods indicated, the high and low prices for our common stock as reported by the New York Stock Exchange and the per share distributions declared on our common stock.

 
  2015   2014  
Quarter Ended
  High   Low   Dividend
Per Share(1)
  High   Low   Dividend
Per Share(1)
 

March 31

  $ 25.88   $ 22.45   $ .39   $ 23.23   $ 19.70   $ .37  

June 30

    24.77     21.15     .39     22.74     21.13     .37  

September 30

    23.25     21.00     .39     21.95     20.20     .37  

December 31

    24.19     20.99     .41     24.50     20.11     .39  

(1)
The dividends in the fourth quarter of 2015 and 2014 were distributed on January 5, 2016 and January 7, 2015, respectively.

        As of March 9, 2016, there were approximately 308 holders of record of our common stock.

        We qualify as a REIT for Federal income tax purposes. In order to maintain that status, we are required to distribute to our stockholders at least 90% of our annual ordinary taxable income. The amount and timing of future distributions will be at the discretion of our board of directors and will depend upon our financial condition, earnings, business plan, cash flow and other factors. We intend to make distributions in an amount at least equal to that necessary for us to maintain our status as a real estate investment trust for Federal income tax purposes.

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Stock Performance Graph

        The following graph compares the performance of our common stock with the Standard and Poor's 500 index and a peer group index of publicly traded equity real estate investment trusts prepared by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts. As indicated, the graph assumes $100 was invested on December 31, 2010 in our common stock and assumes the reinvestment of dividends.


COMPARISON OF 5 YEAR CUMULATIVE TOTAL RETURN*
Among One Liberty Properties, Inc., the S&P 500 Index, and the FTSE NAREIT
Equity REITs Index

GRAPHIC



*$100
invested on 12/31/10 in stock or index, including reinvestment or dividends.

Fiscal
year ending December 31.

 
  December 31,  
 
  2010   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015  

OLP

  $ 100   $ 107.46   $ 141.69   $ 149.91   $ 188.53   $ 183.37  

S&P 500

    100     102.11     118.45     156.82     178.29     180.75  

FTSE NAREIT Equity REITs Index

    100     108.29     127.85     131.01     170.49     175.94  

Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

        We did not repurchase any shares of our outstanding common stock in October, November or December 2015.

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Item 6.    Selected Financial Data.

        The following table sets forth on a historical basis our selected financial data. This information should be read in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" appearing elsewhere in this Annual Report on Form 10-K.

 
  As of and for the Year Ended December 31,
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)
 
 
  2015   2014   2013   2012   2011  

OPERATING DATA

                               

Total revenues

  $ 65,711 (1) $ 60,477 (1) $ 50,979   $ 43,793   $ 40,874  

Gain on sale of real estate

    5,392 (2)   10,180 (2)   4,705          

Equity in earnings of unconsolidated joint ventures

    412     533     651     1,368     914  

Income from continuing operations

    21,907     22,197     17,409     11,328     11,088  

Income from discontinued operations

        13     515     20,980 (3)   2,632 (3)

Net income attributable to One Liberty Properties, Inc. 

    20,517     22,116     17,875     32,320     13,724  

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:

                               

Basic

    15,971     15,563     14,948     14,427     13,801  

Diluted

    16,079     15,663     15,048     14,527     13,851  

Net income per common share—basic

                               

Income from continuing operations

  $ 1.23   $ 1.37   $ 1.12   $ .77   $ .77  

Income from discontinued operations

            .03     1.41 (3)   .19  

Net income

  $ 1.23   $ 1.37   $ 1.15   $ 2.18   $ .96  

Net income per common share—diluted

                               

Income from continuing operations

  $ 1.22   $ 1.37   $ 1.11   $ .76   $ .77  

Income from discontinued operations

            .03     1.40 (3)   .19  

Net income

  $ 1.22   $ 1.37   $ 1.14   $ 2.16   $ .96  

Cash distributions per share of common stock

  $ 1.58   $ 1.50   $ 1.42   $ 1.34   $ 1.32  

BALANCE SHEET DATA

                               

Real estate investments, net

  $ 562,257   $ 504,850   $ 496,187   $ 405,161   $ 370,617  

Properties held-for-sale

    12,259     10,176     5,177     5,364     22,481  

Investment in unconsolidated joint ventures

    11,350     4,907     4,906     19,485     7,170  

Cash and cash equivalents

    12,736     20,344     16,631     14,577     12,668  

Total assets

    650,378     590,439     571,898     481,166     452,821  

Mortgages payable

    334,428     292,049     278,045     225,971     190,967  

Mortgages payable—properties held-for-sale

                    6,970  

Due under line of credit

    18,250     13,250     23,250         20,000  

Total liabilities

    387,952     334,535     321,808     243,107     233,874  

Total equity

    262,426     255,904     250,090     238,059     218,947  

OTHER DATA(4)

                               

Funds from operations

  $ 32,717   $ 28,248   $ 25,740   $ 23,739   $ 22,823  

Funds from operations per common share:

                               

Basic

  $ 1.98   $ 1.76   $ 1.67   $ 1.60   $ 1.61  

Diluted

  $ 1.97   $ 1.75   $ 1.66   $ 1.59   $ 1.61  

Adjusted funds from operations

  $ 31,997   $ 29,703   $ 27,094   $ 24,617   $ 22,095  

Adjusted funds from operations per common share:

                               

Basic

  $ 1.94   $ 1.85   $ 1.76   $ 1.66   $ 1.56  

Diluted

  $ 1.92   $ 1.84   $ 1.75   $ 1.65   $ 1.56  

(1)
Includes lease termination fees of $2.9 million and $1.3 million for 2015 and 2014, respectively.

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(2)
Does not reflect, for 2015 and 2014, the $472,000 and $1.6 million of debt prepayment cost associated with such sales.

(3)
Includes net gain on sales of real estate of $19.4 million and $932,000 for 2012 and 2011, respectively.

(4)
See "—Funds from Operations and Adjusted Funds from Operations" for a discussion of the limitations on such data and a reconciliation of such data to our financial information presented in accordance with GAAP.

Funds from Operations and Adjusted Funds from Operations

        We compute funds from operations, or FFO, in accordance with the "White Paper on Funds From Operations" issued by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts ("NAREIT") and NAREIT's related guidance. FFO is defined in the White Paper as net income (computed in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles), excluding gains (or losses) from sales of property, plus real estate depreciation and amortization, plus impairment write-downs of depreciable real estate and after adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures. Adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures will be calculated to reflect funds from operations on the same basis. In computing FFO, we do not add back to net income the amortization of costs in connection with our financing activities or depreciation of non-real estate assets. Since the NAREIT White Paper only provides guidelines for computing FFO, the computation of FFO may vary from one REIT to another. We compute adjusted funds from operations, or AFFO, by adjusting from FFO for our straight-line rent accruals and amortization of lease intangibles, deducting lease termination fees and gain on extinguishment of debt and adding back amortization of restricted stock compensation, amortization of costs in connection with our financing activities (including our share of our unconsolidated joint ventures) and debt prepayment costs.

        We believe that FFO and AFFO are useful and standard supplemental measures of the operating performance for equity REITs and are used frequently by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in evaluating equity REITs, many of which present FFO and AFFO when reporting their operating results. FFO and AFFO are intended to exclude GAAP historical cost depreciation and amortization of real estate assets, which assures that the value of real estate assets diminish predictability over time. In fact, real estate values have historically risen and fallen with market conditions. As a result, we believe that FFO and AFFO provide a performance measure that when compared year over year, should reflect the impact to operations from trends in occupancy rates, rental rates, operating costs, interest costs and other matters without the inclusion of depreciation and amortization, providing a perspective that may not be necessarily apparent from net income. We also consider FFO and AFFO to be useful to us in evaluating potential property acquisitions.

        FFO and AFFO do not represent net income or cash flows from operations as defined by GAAP. FFO and AFFO should not be considered to be an alternative to net income as a reliable measure of our operating performance; nor should FFO and AFFO be considered an alternative to cash flows from operating, investing or financing activities (as defined by GAAP) as measures of liquidity.

        FFO and AFFO do not measure whether cash flow is sufficient to fund all of our cash needs, including principal amortization, capital improvements and distributions to stockholders. FFO and AFFO do not represent cash flows from operating, investing or financing activities as defined by GAAP.

        Management recognizes that there are limitations in the use of FFO and AFFO. In evaluating our performance, management is careful to examine GAAP measures such as net income and cash flows from operating, investing and financing activities. Management also prepares and reviews the reconciliation of net income to FFO and AFFO.

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        The table below provides a reconciliation of net income in accordance with GAAP to FFO and AFFO for each of the indicated years (dollars in thousands):

 
  2015   2014   2013   2012   2011  

GAAP net income attributable to One Liberty Properties, Inc

  $ 20,517   $ 22,116   $ 17,875   $ 32,320   $ 13,724  

Add: depreciation of properties

    16,150     14,494     11,891     9,857     9,363  

Add: our share of depreciation of unconsolidated joint ventures

    634     374     517     849     595  

Add: impairment loss

        1,093     62          

Add: amortization of deferred leasing costs

    234     168     152     109     74  

Add: our share of amortization of deferred leasing costs of unconsolidated joint ventures

            8     82      

Add: Federal excise tax relating to gain on sales

    174     302     45     290      

Deduct: gain on sales of real estate

    (5,392 )   (10,180 )       (19,732 )   (932 )

Deduct: purchase price fair value adjustment

    (960 )                

Deduct: net gains on sales of real estate of unconsolidated joint ventures

            (4,705 )        

Adjustments for non-controlling interests

    1,360     (119 )   (105 )   (36 )   (1 )

NAREIT funds from operations applicable to common stock

    32,717     28,248     25,740     23,739     22,823  

Deduct: straight-line rent accruals and amortization of lease intangibles

    (1,605 )   (1,756 )   (1,274 )   (1,353 )   (1,429 )

Add (deduct): our share of straight-line rent accruals and amortization of lease intangibles of unconsolidated joint ventures

    7     (1 )   91     154     35  

Deduct: lease termination fee income

    (2,886 )   (1,269 )            

Deduct: gain on extinguishment of debt

                    (1,240 )

Add: prepayment costs on debt

    568     1,581     171          

Add: amortization of restricted stock compensation

    2,334     1,833     1,440     1,223     1,009  

Add: amortization and write-off of deferred financing costs

    1,023     1,038     891     800     850  

Add: our share of amortization and write-off of deferred financing costs of unconsolidated joint ventures

    23     17     25     35     47  

Adjustments for non-controlling interests

    (184 )   12     10     19      

Adjusted funds from operations applicable to common stock

  $ 31,997   $ 29,703   $ 27,094   $ 24,617   $ 22,095  

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        The table below provides a reconciliation of net income per common share (on a diluted basis) in accordance with GAAP to FFO and AFFO:

 
  2015   2014   2013   2012   2011  

GAAP net income attributable to One Liberty Properties, Inc

  $ 1.22   $ 1.37   $ 1.14   $ 2.16   $ .96  

Add: depreciation of properties

    .98     .90     .78     .66     .66  

Add: our share of depreciation of unconsolidated joint ventures

    .04     .02     .03     .06     .05  

Add: impairment loss

        .07     .01          

Add: amortization of deferred leasing costs

    .02     .01     .01     .01     .01  

Add: our share of amortization of deferred leasing costs of unconsolidated joint ventures

                     

Add: Federal excise tax relating to gain on sales

    .01     .02         .02      

Deduct: gain on sales of real estate

    (.32 )   (.63 )       (1.32 )   (.07 )

Deduct: purchase price fair value adjustment

    (.06 )                

Deduct: net gains on sales of real estate of unconsolidated joint ventures

            (.30 )        

Adjustments for non-controlling interests

    .08     (.01 )   (.01 )        

NAREIT funds from operations per share of common stock

    1.97     1.75     1.66     1.59     1.61  

Deduct: straight-line rent accruals and amortization of lease intangibles

    (.10 )   (.10 )   (.07 )   (.09 )   (.10 )

Add: our share of straight-line rent accruals and amortization of lease intangibles of unconsolidated joint ventures

                .01      

Deduct: lease termination fee income

    (.17 )   (.08 )            

Deduct: gain on extinguishment of debt

                    (.08 )

Add: prepayment costs on debt

    .03     .10     .01          

Add: amortization of restricted stock compensation

    .14     .11     .09     .08     .07  

Add: amortization and write-off of deferred financing costs

    .06     .06     .06     .06     .06  

Add: our share of amortization and write-off of deferred financing costs of unconsolidated joint ventures

                     

Adjustments for non-controlling interests

    (.01 )                

Adjusted funds from operations per share of common stock

  $ 1.92   $ 1.84   $ 1.75   $ 1.65   $ 1.56  

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Item 7.    Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

Overview

        We are a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust. We acquire, own and manage a geographically diversified portfolio primarily consisting of retail, industrial, flex and health and fitness properties, many of which are under long-term leases. As of December 31, 2015, we own 107 properties and our joint ventures own five properties. These 112 properties are located in 30 states.

        We face a variety of risks and challenges in our business. As more fully described under Item 1A. Risk Factors, we, among other things, face the possibility we will not be able to acquire accretive properties on acceptable terms, lease our properties on terms favorable to us or at all, our tenants may not be able to pay their rental and other obligations and we may not be able to renew or relet, on acceptable terms, leases that are expiring.

        We seek to manage the risk of our real property portfolio and the related financing arrangements by diversifying among types of properties, industries, locations, tenants, scheduled lease expirations and lenders, and by seeking to minimize our exposure to interest rate fluctuations. As a result, as of December 31, 2015:

    our 2016 contractual rental income is derived from the following property types: 53.8% from retail, 22.7% from industrial, 5.7% from flex, 5.4% from health and fitness, and 12.4% from other properties,

    no tenant accounts for more than 8% of our 2016 contractual rental income,

    properties in only one state (i.e., Texas, 11.3%) account for 10% or more of 2016 contractual rental income,

    through 2024, there is one year in which the percentage of our contractual rental income represented by expiring leases exceeds 10% of our 2016 contractual rental income (i.e., 23.6% in 2022) and approximately 37.0% of our 2016 contractual rental income is represented by leases expiring in 2025 and thereafter,

    all of our mortgage debt either bears interest at fixed rates or is subject to interest rate swaps—the swaps limit our exposure to fluctuating interest rates on our outstanding mortgage debt,

    there are six different counterparties to our portfolio of interest rate swaps: one counterparty, which is rated A by a national rating agency, accounts for 39.8% of the current value of our swaps; a second counterparty, which is rated BBB by a national rating agency, accounts for 26% of the current value of such swaps; and no other counterparty accounts for more than 20% of the current value of our swaps, and

    we have 21 different mortgage lenders—no lender accounts for more than 10% of our aggregate mortgage debt (including the mortgage debt of our unconsolidated joint ventures) other than one lender that accounts for 27.7% of such debt and another lender that accounts for 14.0% of such debt.

        We monitor the risk of tenant non-payments through a variety of approaches tailored to the applicable situation. Generally, based on our assessment of the credit risk posed by our tenants, we monitor a tenant's financial condition through one or more of the following actions: reviewing tenant financial statements, obtaining other tenant related financial information, regular contact with tenant's representatives, tenant credit checks and regular management reviews of our tenants.

        In acquiring properties, we balance an evaluation of the terms of the leases and the credit of the existing tenants with a fundamental analysis of the real estate to be acquired, which analysis takes into

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account, among other things, the estimated value of the property, local demographics and the ability to re-rent or dispose of the property on favorable terms upon lease expiration or early termination.

        Further, we are sensitive to the risks facing the retail industry as a result of the growth of e-commerce. We are addressing our exposure to the retail industry by seeking to acquire properties that we believe capitalize on e-commerce activities, such as e-commerce distribution and warehousing facilities—however, we intend to continue to acquire retail properties as we deem appropriate.

2015 Highlights and Recent Developments

        In 2015:

    our rental income, net, increased by $2.3 million, or 4.1%, from 2014.

    we acquired seven properties (including our partner's interest in an unconsolidated joint venture) for an aggregate purchase price of $73.5 million, including new mortgage debt of $26.9 million. The acquired properties account for $6.7 million, or 11.8%, of our 2016 contractual rental income.

    we acquired, through an unconsolidated joint venture in which we have a 50% equity interest, a retail center located in Manahawkin, New Jersey for $43.5 million, inclusive of $26.1 million of new mortgage debt bearing an annual interest rate of 4% and maturing in 2025.

    we sold a retail center in Cherry Hill, NJ for $16.0 million, net of closing costs, resulting in a gain of $5.4 million, before giving effect to a swap termination fee of $472,000 and the write-off of $249,000 of the remaining deferred financing cost. The non-controlling interest's share of income from the transaction is $1.3 million.

    we obtained (i) an aggregate of $42.2 million from mortgage financings secured by properties acquired in 2015 and 2014 and (ii) $29.2 million of net proceeds from financings and refinancings of mortgage debt secured by properties acquired prior to 2014.

    we increased our quarterly dividend by 5.1% to $0.41 per share, commencing with the dividend declared in December 2015.

    we raised $6.5 million from the issuance of 295,000 shares of common stock pursuant to our at-the-market equity offering program.

        On February 1, 2016, we sold a portfolio of eight retail properties located in Louisiana and Mississippi with an aggregate of 25,197 square feet for $13.8 million and paid off the $7.8 million mortgage. In the quarter ending March 31, 2016, we anticipate recognizing a $785,000 gain on this sale and incurring a mortgage prepayment expense of $380,000. In 2015, this portfolio accounted for $1.4 million, or 2.3% of rental income, and $477,000, or 3.1% of mortgage interest expense.

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Results of Operations

Comparison of Years Ended December 31, 2015 and 2014

Revenues

        The following table compares total revenues for the periods indicated:

 
  Year Ended
December 31,
   
   
 
 
  Increase
(Decrease)
   
 
(Dollars in thousands)
  2015   2014   % Change  

Rental income, net

  $ 58,973   $ 56,647   $ 2,326     4.1 %

Tenant reimbursements

    3,852     2,561     1,291     50.4  

Lease termination fees

    2,886     1,269     1,617     127.4  

Total revenues

  $ 65,711   $ 60,477   $ 5,234     8.7  

        Rental income, net.    The increase is due primarily to $4.4 million earned from seven properties acquired in 2015 and $2.2 million from nine properties acquired in 2014, offset by the $530,000 write-off against rental income of the entire balance of unbilled rent receivables and the intangible lease asset related to the 2015 lease termination fees described below. Rental income for 2014 includes $3.7 million from three properties, which we refer to as the Sold Properties, that were sold or disposed of from October 2014 through mid-January 2015 (including the sale, for substantial gains, of the Parsippany and Cherry Hill, New Jersey properties). We estimate that rental income in 2016 (calculated on a straight-line basis and excluding tenant reimbursements) from the properties acquired in 2015 is approximately $7.0 million.

        Tenant reimbursements.    Real estate tax and operating expense reimbursements in 2015 increased by (i) $834,000 and $361,000 from the properties acquired in 2015 and 2014, respectively, (ii) $399,000 from three properties at which we recognized an equivalent amount of real estate expense and (iii) $280,000 due to net increases from various properties. Tenant reimbursements for 2014 include $372,000 related to our Cherry Hill, New Jersey property, which was sold in January 2015, and $211,000 related to our El Paso, Texas property, portions of which became vacant during 2014 through 2015 and for which we are paying a portion of its operating expenses. As of January 2016, 98.6% of the El Paso, Texas property is leased.

        Lease termination fees.    We received lease termination fees of $2.9 million and $1.3 million in lease buy-out transactions in 2015 and 2014, respectively. We re-leased substantially all of such premises simultaneously with the lease terminations.

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Operating Expenses

        The following table compares operating expenses for the periods indicated:

 
  Year Ended
December 31,
   
   
 
 
  Increase
(Decrease)
   
 
(Dollars in thousands)
  2015   2014   % Change  

Operating expenses:

                         

Depreciation and amortization

  $ 16,384   $ 14,662   $ 1,722     11.7 %

General and administrative

    9,527     8,796     731     8.3  

Real estate expenses

    6,047     4,407     1,640     37.2  

Federal excise and state taxes

    343     488     (145 )   (29.7 )

Real estate acquisition costs

    449     479     (30 )   (6.3 )

Leasehold rent

    308     308          

Impairment loss

        1,093     (1,093 )   (100.0 )

Total operating expenses

    33,058     30,233     2,825     9.3  

Operating income

  $ 32,653   $ 30,244   $ 2,409     8.0  

        Depreciation and amortization.    Approximately $1.3 million and $1.2 million of the increase is due to depreciation expense on the properties acquired in 2015 and 2014, respectively, and approximately $222,000 of the increase is due to depreciation on property improvements, intangibles and leasing commissions. The $1.2 million of such expense related to properties acquired in 2014, includes the write-off of $380,000 of tenant origination costs related to the bankruptcy of the Pathmark supermarket in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Depreciation and amortization for 2014 includes $1.0 million related to the Sold Properties. We estimate that depreciation and amortization in 2016 related to the properties acquired in 2015 will be approximately $2.2 million.

        General and administrative expenses.    Contributing to the increase were increases of: (i) $501,000 in non-cash compensation expense primarily related to the increase in the number of shares of restricted stock granted in 2015 and the higher fair value of the awards granted in 2015 in comparison to the awards granted in 2010 that vested in 2015 and (ii) $399,000 in compensation expense payable to our full and part time personnel, primarily due to higher levels of compensation. Offsetting these increases is a decrease of $167,000 for third party audit and tax services, a significant portion of which relates to the implementation in 2014 of COSO 2013.

        Real estate expenses.    The increase in 2015 is due primarily to increases of $1.5 million from 12 of the 16 properties acquired beginning January 2014 and $399,000 from three properties acquired in or prior to 2011. Substantially all of these expenses are rebilled to tenants. In addition, in 2015, we incurred $144,000 in brokerage and professional fees. In 2015 and 2014, real estate expenses included $11,000 and $624,000, respectively, related to our Cherry Hill, New Jersey property, which was sold in January 2015.

        Federal excise and state taxes.    We incurred Federal excise tax of $174,000 in 2015 and $302,000 in 2014 because profitable property sales resulted in calendar year distributions to stockholders being less than the amount required to be distributed during such year.

        Impairment loss.    We recorded this loss with respect to a retail property located in Morrow, Georgia. The tenant did not renew its lease which expired on October 31, 2014, our efforts to re-let the property were unsuccessful and the non-recourse mortgage on the property matured November 1, 2014. We determined that it was not economical to retain the property which was acquired by the mortgagee in January 2015 in an uncontested foreclosure proceeding.

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Other Income and Expenses

        The following table compares other income and expenses for the periods indicated:

 
  Year Ended
December 31,
   
   
 
 
  Increase
(Decrease)
   
 
(Dollars in thousands)
  2015   2014   % Change  

Other income and expenses:

                         

Gain on sale of real estate, net

  $ 5,392   $ 10,180   $ (4,788 )   (47.0 )%

Purchase price fair value adjustment

    960         960     n/a  

Prepayment costs on debt

    (568 )   (1,581 )   (1,013 )   (64.1 )

Equity in earnings of unconsolidated joint ventures

    412     533     (121 )   (22.7 )

Gain on sale—investment in BRT Realty Trust

        134     (134 )   (100.0 )

Other income

    108     29     79     272.4  

Interest:

                         

Expense

    (16,027 )   (16,305 )   (278 )   (1.7 )

Amortization and write-off of deferred financing costs

    (1,023 )   (1,037 )   (14 )   (1.4 )

Income from continuing operations

    21,907     22,197     (290 )   (1.3 )

        Gain on sale of real estate, net.    These gains were realized from the January 2015 sale of the Cherry Hill, New Jersey property and the October 2014 sale of the Parsippany, New Jersey property. The minority partner's share of the gain on the sale of the Cherry Hill, New Jersey property was $1.3 million.

        Purchase price fair value adjustment.    In connection with the acquisition of our joint venture partner's 50% interest in a property located in Lincoln, Nebraska, we recorded this adjustment, representing the difference between the book value of the preexisting equity investment on the March 31, 2015 purchase date and the fair value of the investment.

        Prepayment costs on debt.    These costs were incurred primarily in connection with property sales and the payoff, prior to the stated maturity, of the related mortgage debt. In 2015, these costs related primarily to the sale of the Cherry Hill, New Jersey property and in 2014, these costs related to the sale of the Parsippany, New Jersey property.

        Equity in earnings of unconsolidated joint ventures.    The decrease is attributable substantially to the following factors: (i) our $400,000 share of the acquisition expense associated with the June 2015 purchase of the Manahawkin, New Jersey retail center, offset by our $256,000 share of earnings from this property; and (ii) the purchase, in March 2015, of our partner's interest in a joint venture that owns a retail property in Lincoln, Nebraska. In 2015 and 2014, this Lincoln, Nebraska joint venture contributed $68,000 and $212,000 to equity in earnings of unconsolidated joint ventures, respectively. The decrease was offset by an increase of $167,000 of income from other ventures.

        Gain on sale—investment in BRT Realty Trust.    In May 2014, we sold to Gould Investors L.P., a related party, our 37,081 shares of BRT Realty Trust, a related party, for $266,000. The cost of these shares was $132,000 and we realized a gain on sale of $134,000.

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        Interest expense.    The following table summarizes interest expense for the periods indicated:

 
  Year Ended December 31,    
   
 
 
  Increase
(Decrease)
   
 
(Dollars in thousands)
  2015   2014   % Change  

Interest expense:

                         

Credit line interest

  $ 594   $ 1,211   $ (617 )   (50.9 )%

Mortgage interest

    15,433     15,094     339     2.2  

Total

  $ 16,027   $ 16,305   $ (278 )   (1.7 )

    Credit line interest

        The decrease is due to the change, pursuant to an amendment to our facility dated December 31, 2014, in the annual interest rate on this facility from a variable interest rate with a floor of 4.75%, to a variable interest rate with a floor of 1.75%. During 2015, the average interest rate on the facility was approximately 1.95%.

    Mortgage interest

        The following table reflects the average interest rate on the average principal amount of outstanding mortgage debt during the applicable year:

 
  Year Ended
December 31,
   
   
 
 
  Increase
(Decrease)
   
 
(Dollars in thousands)
  2015   2014   % Change  

Interest rate on mortgage debt

    4.96 %   5.29 %   (.33 )%   (6.2 )%

Principal amount of mortgage debt

  $ 310,991   $ 285,019   $ 25,972     9.1  

        The increase in mortgage interest expense is due to the increase in the average principal amount of mortgage debt outstanding, offset by a decrease in the average interest rate on outstanding mortgage debt. The decrease in the average interest rate is due to the financing (including financings effectuated in connection with acquisitions) or refinancing in 2015 and 2014 of $140.1 million of gross new mortgage debt with an average interest rate of approximately 4.3%. The increase in the average balance outstanding is due to the incurrence of mortgage debt of $57.0 million in connection with properties acquired in 2015 and 2014 and the financing or refinancing of $52.2 million, net of refinanced amounts, in connection with properties acquired prior to 2014. The increase in the average amount outstanding was offset by the payoff of five mortgages and the foreclosure of one mortgage in the year ended December 31, 2015, totaling $21.3 million.

        We estimate that in 2016, the mortgage interest expense associated with the properties acquired in 2015 will be approximately $1.5 million. Interest expense for these properties in 2015 was $723,000.

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Comparison of Years Ended December 31, 2014 and 2013

Revenues

        The following table compares total revenues for the periods indicated:

 
  Year Ended
December 31,
   
   
 
 
  Increase
(Decrease)
   
 
(Dollars in thousands)
  2014   2013   % Change  

Rental income, net

  $ 56,647   $ 49,285   $ 7,362     14.9 %

Tenant reimbursements

    2,561     1,694     867     51.2  

Lease termination fee

    1,269         1,269     n/a  

Total revenues

  $ 60,477   $ 50,979   $ 9,498     18.6  

        Rental income, net.    The increase is due primarily to (i) $5.6 million earned from eleven properties acquired in 2013 and $2.4 million from nine properties acquired in 2014, (ii) $329,000 from the lease of vacant space at the Cherry Hill, NJ property (which was sold in January 2015) and (iii) $126,000 from the straight-line calculation of a lease extension. Offsetting the increase were decreases of approximately (i) $517,000 due to the sale in October 2014 of the Parsippany, NJ property, (ii) $502,000 related to property vacancies and (iii) $237,000 related to the $1.3 million write-off of straight-line rent and intangibles related to the lease termination fee transaction described above and the lower rental rate obtained on the re-lease of such property. The aggregate rental income in 2014 from the Sold Properties was $3.8 million.

        Tenant reimbursements.    Tenant real estate tax and expense reimbursements increased due to a $343,000 increase in rebills from tenants at our former Cherry Hill, NJ property and $260,000 from five of the properties purchased since July 1, 2013.

Operating Expenses

        The following table compares operating expenses for the periods indicated:

 
  Year Ended
December 31,
   
   
 
 
  Increase
(Decrease)
   
 
(Dollars in thousands)
  2014   2013   % Change  

Operating expenses:

                         

Depreciation and amortization

  $ 14,662   $ 11,919   $ 2,743     23.0 %

General and administrative

    8,796     7,801     995     12.8  

Real estate expenses

    4,407     3,213     1,194     37.2  

Federal excise and state taxes

    488     255     233     91.4  

Real estate acquisition costs

    479     921     (442 )   (48.0 )

Leasehold rent

    308     308          

Impairment loss

    1,093         1,093     n/a  

Total operating expenses

    30,233     24,417     5,816     23.8  

Operating income

  $ 30,244   $ 26,562   $ 3,682     13.9  

        Depreciation and amortization.    Approximately $632,000 and $2.2 million of the increase is due to depreciation expense on the properties we acquired in 2014 and 2013, respectively, and approximately $126,000 is due to depreciation on property improvements. Partially offsetting the increase was a $234,000 reduction in such expense due to the October 2014 sale of the Parsippany, NJ property. We incurred an aggregate of $966,000 in depreciation in 2014 related to our Sold Properties.

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        General and administrative expenses.    Contributing to the increase were increases of: (i) $393,000, in non-cash compensation expense primarily related to the increase in the number of restricted stock awards granted in 2014 and the higher fair value of such awards at the time of grant; (ii) $285,000 for third party audit and tax services, a significant portion of which relates to the implementation of COSO 2013; and (iii) $216,000 in compensation expense primarily payable to full and part time personnel.

        Real estate expenses.    The components of the increase include: (i) $250,000 for property management services pursuant to the compensation and services agreement due to the increase in the number and nature of properties in our portfolio; (ii) $260,000 from five of the properties acquired since July 2013, all of which is rebilled to tenants; (iii) $184,000 of real estate taxes at our former Cherry Hill, New Jersey property, a portion of which is rebilled to the tenants; (iv) $184,000 for two properties vacated by their respective tenants at lease expiration in January 2014 (one of which was re-let in May 2014); and (v) $174,000 (a significant portion of which is rebilled to tenants) in snow removal expense due to the harsh 2013/2014 winter.

        Federal excise and state taxes.    We incurred Federal excise tax of $302,000 in 2014 and $45,000 in 2013 (net of an approximate $110,000 over-accrual for such tax in 2012) because profitable property sales resulted in calendar year distributions to stockholders being less than the amount required to be distributed during such year.

Other Income and Expenses

        The following table compares other income and expenses for the periods indicated:

 
  Year Ended
December 31,
   
   
 
 
  Increase
(Decrease)
   
 
(Dollars in thousands)
  2014   2013   % Change  

Other income and expenses:

                         

Gain on sale of real estate, net

  $ 10,180   $   $ 10,180     n/a  

Prepayment costs on debt related to sale of real estate

    (1,581 )       (1,581 )   n/a  

Equity in earnings of unconsolidated joint ventures

    533     651     (118 )   (18.1 )%

Gain on disposition of real estate—unconsolidated joint venture

        2,807     (2,807 )   (100 )

Gain on sale—unconsolidated joint venture interest

        1,898     (1,898 )   (100 )

Gain on sale—investment in BRT Realty Trust, related party

    134         134     n/a  

Other income

    29     97     (68 )   (70.1 )

Interest:

                         

Expense

    (16,305 )   (13,716 )   2,589     18.9  

Amortization and write-off of deferred financing costs

    (1,037 )   (890 )   147     16.5  

Income from continuing operations

    22,197     17,409     4,788     27.5  

        Gain on sale of real estate, net.    We realized this gain from the October 2014 sale of our Parsippany, New Jersey office property.

        Equity in earnings of unconsolidated joint ventures.    The decrease is attributable primarily to the sale in May 2013 of a property owned by us and another entity as tenants-in-common and the sale in April 2013 of our interest in the Plano, Texas joint venture.

        Gain on disposition of real estate—unconsolidated joint venture.    In May 2013, the property in which we held a tenant-in-common interest was sold and we recorded a gain of $2.8 million.

        Gain on sale—unconsolidated joint venture interest.    In April 2013, we sold our 90% equity interest in our Plano, Texas unconsolidated joint venture to our partner and recorded a gain of $1.9 million.

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        Interest expense.    The following table summarizes interest expense for the periods indicated:

 
  Year Ended
December 31,
   
   
 
 
  Increase
(Decrease)
   
 
(Dollars in thousands)
  2014   2013   % Change  

Interest expense:

                         

Credit line interest

  $ 1,211   $ 501   $ 710     141.7 %

Mortgage interest

    15,094     13,215     1,879     14.2  

Total

  $ 16,305   $ 13,716   $ 2,589     18.9  

    Credit line interest

        The increase is due to the $16.1 million increase from $6.8 million in 2013 to $22.9 million in 2014 in the weighted average balance outstanding under our line of credit. The weighted average balance increased due to borrowings to acquire several properties in 2014, partially offset by repayments on the facility with proceeds from the (i) financing of several properties in 2014 and (ii) sale in 2014 of two properties located in Michigan and the Parsippany, New Jersey property.

    Mortgage interest

        The following table reflects the average interest rate on the average principal amount of outstanding mortgage debt during the applicable year:

 
  Year Ended
December 31,
   
   
 
 
  Increase
(Decrease)
   
 
(Dollars in thousands)
  2014   2013   % Change  

Interest rate on mortgage debt

    5.29 %   5.48 %   (.19 )%   (3.5 )%

Principal amount of mortgage debt

  $ 285,019   $ 241,531   $ 43,488     18.0  

        The increase in mortgage interest expense is due to the increase in the average principal amount of mortgage debt outstanding, partially offset by a decrease in the average interest rate on outstanding mortgage debt. The increase in the average balance outstanding is due to the incurrence of mortgage debt of $84.1 million in connection with properties acquired in 2014 and 2013 and the financing or refinancing of $14.4 million, net of refinanced amounts, in connection with properties acquired prior to 2013. The decrease in the average interest rate is due to the financing (including financings effectuated in connection with acquisitions) or refinancing in 2014 and 2013 of $130.1 million of gross new mortgage debt with an average interest rate of approximately 4.7%.

        Amortization and write-off of deferred financing costs.    The increase is due to: (i) the write-off of $58,000 in deferred costs relating to the Parsippany, New Jersey property sold in October 2014; (ii) the write-off of an aggregate $59,000 relating to three mortgages that were refinanced, and (iii) amortization incurred in connection with financings on several properties we acquired in 2014 and 2013.

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Discontinued Operations

        The following table compares discontinued operations for the periods indicated:

 
  Year Ended
December 31,
   
   
 
 
  Increase
(Decrease)
   
 
(Dollars in thousands)
  2014   2013   % Change  

Discontinued operations:

                         

Income from operations

  $ 13   $ 577   $ (564 )   (97.7 )%

Impairment charge

        (62 )   62     n/a  

Income from discontinued operations

  $ 13   $ 515   $ (502 )   (97.5 )

        Discontinued operations include the income from operations of two Michigan properties sold in February 2014, for which a $62,000 impairment charge was recorded.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

        Our sources of liquidity and capital include cash flow from operations, cash and cash equivalents, borrowings under our revolving credit facility, refinancing existing mortgage loans, obtaining mortgage loans secured by our unencumbered properties, issuance of our equity securities and property sales. Our available liquidity at March 9, 2016 was approximately $61.5 million, including approximately $5.0 million of cash and cash equivalents (net of the credit facility's required $3 million deposit maintenance balance) and $56.5 million available under our revolving credit facility.

    Liquidity and Financing

        We expect to meet substantially all of our operating cash requirements (including dividend and mortgage amortization payments) from cash flow from operations. To the extent that this cash flow is inadequate to cover all of our operating needs, we will be required to use our available cash and cash equivalents or draw on our credit line (to the extent permitted) to satisfy operating requirements.

        The following table sets forth, as of December 31, 2015, information with respect to our mortgage debt that is payable from January 2016 through December 31, 2018 (excluding our unconsolidated joint ventures):

(Dollars in thousands)
  2016   2017   2018   Total  

Amortization payments

  $ 7,906   $ 9,085   $ 8,839   $ 25,830  

Principal due at maturity

    23,064     14,282     10,260     47,606  

Total

  $ 30,970   $ 23,367   $ 19,099   $ 73,436  

        At December 31, 2015, our unconsolidated joint ventures had first mortgages on four properties with outstanding balances aggregating approximately $36.8 million, bearing interest at rates ranging from 3.49% to 5.81% (i.e., a 3.90% weighted average interest rate) and maturing between 2018 and 2025.

        We intend to make debt amortization payments from operating cash flow and, though no assurance can be given that we will be successful in this regard, generally intend to refinance or extend the mortgage loans which mature in 2016 through 2018. We intend to repay the amounts not refinanced or extended from our existing funds and sources of funds, including our available cash and our credit line (to the extent available).

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determine that it is in our best interests, which also generates additional liquidity. Further, since each of our encumbered properties is subject to a non-recourse mortgage (with standard carve-outs), if our in-house evaluation of the market value of such property is less than the principal balance outstanding on the mortgage loan, we may determine to convey, in certain circumstances, such property to the mortgagee in order to terminate our mortgage obligations, including payment of interest, principal and real estate taxes, with respect to such property.

        Typically, we utilize funds from our credit facility to acquire a property and, thereafter secure long-term, fixed rate mortgage debt on such property. We apply the proceeds from the mortgage loan to repay borrowings under the credit facility, thus providing us with the ability to re-borrow under the credit facility for the acquisition of additional properties. As a result, in order to grow our business, it is important to have a credit facility in place.

Credit Facility

        We can borrow up to $75 million pursuant to our revolving credit facility which is available to us for the acquisition of commercial real estate, repayment of mortgage debt, property improvements and general working capital purposes; provided, that if used for property improvements and working capital purposes, the amount outstanding for such purposes will not exceed the lesser of $15 million and 15% of the borrowing base and if used for working capital purposes, will not exceed $10 million. The facility matures December 31, 2018 and bears interest equal to the one month LIBOR rate plus the applicable margin. The applicable margin ranges from 175 basis points if our ratio of total debt to total value (as calculated pursuant to the facility) is equal to or less than 50%, increasing to a maximum of 300 basis points if such ratio is greater than 65%. There is an unused facility fee of 0.25% per annum on the difference between the outstanding loan balance and $75 million. The credit facility requires the maintenance of $3.0 million in average deposit balances. For 2015, the average interest rate on the facility was approximately 1.95%.

        The terms of our revolving credit facility include certain restrictions and covenants which limit, among other things, the incurrence of liens, and which require compliance with financial ratios relating to, among other things, the minimum amount of tangible net worth, the minimum amount of debt service coverage, the minimum amount of fixed charge coverage, the maximum amount of debt to value, the minimum level of net income, certain investment limitations and the minimum value of unencumbered properties and the number of such properties. Net proceeds received from the sale, financing or refinancing of properties are generally required to be used to repay amounts outstanding under our credit facility. At December 31, 2015, we were in compliance in all material respects with the covenants under this facility.

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Contractual Obligations

        The following sets forth our contractual obligations as of December 31, 2015:

 
  Payment due by period  
(Dollars in thousands)
  Less than
1 Year
  1 - 3
Years
  4 - 5
Years
  More than
5 Years
  Total  

Contractual Obligations

                               

Mortgages payable—interest and amortization

  $ 23,101   $ 42,154   $ 39,065   $ 101,805   $ 206,125  

Mortgages payable—balances due at maturity

    23,064     24,542     11,763     155,690     215,059  

Credit facility(1)

        18,250             18,250  

Purchase obligations(2)

    3,058     6,027     5,772         14,857  

Total

  $ 49,223   $ 90,973   $ 56,600   $ 257,495   $ 454,291  

(1)
Represents the amount outstanding at December 31, 2015. We may borrow up to $75 million under such facility.

(2)
Assumes that $2.6 million will be payable annually during the next five years, pursuant to the compensation and services agreement.

        As of December 31, 2015, we had $326.6 million of mortgage debt outstanding (excluding mortgage indebtedness of our unconsolidated joint ventures), all of which is non-recourse (subject to standard carve-outs). We expect that mortgage interest and amortization payments (excluding repayments of principal at maturity) of approximately $65.3 million due through 2018 will be paid primarily from cash generated from our operations. We anticipate that principal balances due at maturity through 2018 of $47.6 million will be paid primarily from cash and cash equivalents and mortgage financings and refinancings. If we are unsuccessful in refinancing our existing indebtedness or financing our unencumbered properties, our cash flow, funds available under our credit facility and available cash, if any, may not be sufficient to repay all debt obligations when payments become due, and we may need to issue additional equity, obtain long or short-term debt, or dispose of properties on unfavorable terms.

Statement of Cash Flows

 
  For the Years ended December 31,  
(Dollars in thousands)
  2015   2014   2013  

Cash flow provided by operating activities

  $ 33,916   $ 31,803   $ 26,737  

Cash flow used in investing activities

    (73,498 )   (13,758 )   (91,488 )

Cash flow provided by (used in) financing activities

    31,974     (14,332 )   66,805  

Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents

    (7,608 )   3,713     2,054  

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year

    20,344     16,631     14,577  

Cash and cash equivalents at end of year

  $ 12,736   $ 20,344   $ 16,631  

        The increase in cash flow provided by operating activities in 2015 compared to 2014, and 2014 compared to 2013, is due primarily to the impact of operating activities and lease termination fees.

        The increase in cash used in investing activities in 2015 compared to 2014 is due primarily to the increased purchases of, or investments in, real estate and unconsolidated joint ventures in 2015 and reduced net proceeds in 2015 from the sale of real estate. The decrease in cash used in investing activities in 2014 compared to 2013 is due primarily to the decrease in the purchases of real estate and the increase in net proceeds from the sale of real estate in 2014.

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        The increase in cash flow provided by financing activities in 2015 compared to 2014 is due primarily to an increase in proceeds from mortgage financings and reduced repayments on the credit facility and mortgages payable. The increase in cash flow used in financing activities in 2014 compared to 2013 is due primarily to an increase in repayments of the credit facility and mortgages payable.

    Cash Distribution Policy

        We have elected to be taxed as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. Accordingly, to qualify as a REIT, we must, among other things, meet a number of organizational and operational requirements, including a requirement that we distribute currently at least 90% of our ordinary taxable income to our stockholders. It is our current intention to comply with these requirements and maintain our REIT status. As a REIT, we generally will not be subject to corporate federal, state or local income taxes on taxable income we distribute currently (in accordance with the Internal Revenue Code and applicable regulations) to our stockholders. If we fail to qualify as a REIT in any taxable year, we will be subject to federal, state and local income taxes at regular corporate rates and may not be able to qualify as a REIT for four subsequent tax years. Even if we qualify for federal taxation as a REIT, we may be subject to certain state and local taxes on our income and to federal income taxes on our undistributed taxable income (i.e., taxable income not distributed in the amounts and in the time frames prescribed by the Internal Revenue Code and applicable regulations thereunder) and are subject to Federal excise taxes on our undistributed taxable income.

        It is our intention to pay to our stockholders within the time periods prescribed by the Internal Revenue Code no less than 90%, and, if possible, 100% of our annual taxable income, including taxable gains from the sale of real estate and recognized gains on the sale of securities. It will continue to be our policy to make sufficient distributions to stockholders in order for us to maintain our REIT status under the Internal Revenue Code.

        Our board of directors reviews the dividend policy regularly to determine if any changes to our dividend should be made.

    Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

        We are not a party to any off-balance sheet arrangements other than with respect to our properties located in Sandy Springs, Georgia and Lakemoor, Illinois. These properties generated $1.3 million of rental income during 2015 and at December 31, 2015, our maximum exposure to loss with respect to these properties is $16.1 million, representing the unbilled rent receivable and the carrying value of the land. These properties are ground leases improved by multi-family properties and our leasehold position is subordinate to an aggregate of $60.1 million of mortgage debt incurred by our tenants, the owner/operators of the multi-family properties. We do not believe that this type of off-balance sheet arrangement has been or will be material to our liquidity and capital resource positions. See Note 5 to our consolidated financial statements for additional information regarding these arrangements.

    Critical Accounting Policies

        Our significant accounting policies are more fully described in Note 2 to our consolidated financial statements included in this Annual Report on Form 10-K. Certain of our accounting policies are particularly important to an understanding of our financial position and results of operations and require the application of significant judgment by our management; as a result they are subject to a degree of uncertainty. These critical accounting policies include the following, discussed below.

    Purchase Accounting for Acquisition of Real Estate

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below-market leases and other value of in-place leases based in each case on their fair values. The fair value of the tangible assets of an acquired property (which includes land, building and building improvements) is determined by valuing the property as if it were vacant, and the "as-if-vacant" value is then allocated to land, building and building improvements based on our determination of relative fair values of these assets. We assess fair value of the lease intangibles based on estimated cash flow projections that utilize appropriate discount rates and available market information. The fair values associated with below-market rental renewal options are determined based on our experience and the relevant facts and circumstances that existed at the time of the acquisitions. The portion of the values of the leases associated with below-market renewal options that we deem likely to be exercised are amortized to rental income over the respective renewal periods. The allocation made by us may have a positive or negative effect on net income and may have an effect on the assets and liabilities on the balance sheet.

    Revenues

        Our revenues, which are substantially derived from rental income, include rental income that our tenants pay in accordance with the terms of their respective leases reported on a straight-line basis over the non-cancellable term of each lease. Since many of our leases provide for rental increases at specified intervals, straight-line basis accounting requires us to record as an asset and include in revenues, unbilled rent receivables which we will only receive if the tenant makes all rent payments required through the expiration of the term of the lease. Accordingly, our management must determine, in its judgment, that the unbilled rent receivable applicable to each specific tenant is collectible. We review unbilled rent receivables on a quarterly basis and take into consideration the tenant's payment history and the financial condition of the tenant. In the event that the collectability of an unbilled rent receivable is in doubt, we are required to take a reserve against the receivable or a direct write off of the receivable, which has an adverse effect on net income for the year in which the reserve or direct write off is taken, and will decrease total assets and stockholders' equity.

    Carrying Value of Real Estate Portfolio

        We review our real estate portfolio on a quarterly basis to ascertain if there are any indicators of impairment to the value of any of our real estate assets, including deferred costs and intangibles, to determine if there is any need for an impairment charge. In reviewing the portfolio, we examine the type of asset, the current financial statements or other available financial information of the tenant, the economic situation in the area in which the asset is located, the economic situation in the industry in which the tenant is involved and the timeliness of the payments made by the tenant under its lease, as well as any current correspondence that may have been had with the tenant, including property inspection reports. For each real estate asset owned for which indicators of impairment exist, we perform a recoverability test by comparing the sum of the estimated undiscounted future cash flows attributable to the asset to its carrying amount. If the undiscounted cash flows are less than the asset's carrying amount, an impairment loss is recorded to the extent that the estimated fair value is less than the asset's carrying amount. The estimated fair value is determined using a discounted cash flow model of the expected future cash flows through the useful life of the property. Real estate assets that are expected to be disposed of are valued at the lower of carrying amount or fair value less costs to sell on an individual asset basis. We generally do not obtain any independent appraisals in determining value but rely on our own analysis and valuations. Any impairment charge taken with respect to any part of our real estate portfolio will reduce our net income and reduce assets and stockholders' equity to the extent of the amount of any impairment charge, but it will not affect our cash flow or our distributions until such time as we dispose of the property.

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Item 7A.    Qualitative and Quantitative Disclosures About Market Risk.

        Our primary market risk exposure is the effect of changes in interest rates on the interest cost of draws on our revolving variable rate credit facility and the effect of changes in the fair value of our interest rate swap agreements. Interest rates are highly sensitive to many factors, including governmental monetary and tax policies, domestic and international economic and political considerations and other factors beyond our control.

        We utilize interest rate swaps to limit interest rate risk. These swaps are used for hedging purposes-not for speculation. We do not enter into interest rate swaps for trading purposes. At December 31, 2015, our aggregate liability in the event of the early termination of our swaps was $4.6 million.

        At December 31, 2015, we had 26 interest rate swap agreements outstanding (including two held by three of our unconsolidated joint ventures). The fair market value of the interest rate swaps is dependent upon existing market interest rates and swap spreads, which change over time. As of December 31, 2015, if there had been an increase of 100 basis points in forward interest rates, the fair market value of the interest rate swaps would have increased by approximately $7.4 million and the net urealized loss on derivative instruments would have decreased by $7.4 million. If there were a decrease of 100 basis points in forward interest rates, the fair market value of the interest rate swaps would have decreased by approximately $7.9 million and the net unrealized loss on derivative instruments would have increased by $7.9 million. These changes would not have any impact on our net income or cash.

        Our mortgage debt, after giving effect to the interest rate swap agreements, bears interest at fixed rates and accordingly, the effect of changes in interest rates would not impact the amount of interest expense that we incur under these mortgages.

        Our variable credit rate facility is sensitive to interest rate changes. At December 31, 2015, a 100 basis point increase of the interest rate on this facility would increase our related interest costs by approximately $183,000 per year and a 100 basis point decrease of the interest rate would decrease our related interest costs by approximately $37,000 per year.

        The fair market value of our long-term debt is estimated based on discounting future cash flows at interest rates that our management believes reflect the risks associated with long term debt of similar risk and duration.

        The following table sets forth our debt obligations by scheduled principal cash flow payments and maturity date, weighted average interest rates and estimated fair market value at December 31, 2015:

 
  For the Year Ended December 31,  
(Dollars in thousands)
  2016   2017   2018   2019   2020   Thereafter   Total   Fair
Market
Value
 

Fixed rate:

                                                 

Long-term debt

  $ 30,970   $ 23,367   $ 19,099   $ 17,398   $ 12,987   $ 222,793   $ 326,614   $ 338,610  

Weighted average interest rate

    4.79 %   4.72 %   4.72 %   4.72 %   4.72 %   4.70 %   4.71 %   4.07 %

Variable rate:

                                                 

Long-term debt(1)

          $ 18,250               $ 18,250      

(1)
Our credit facility matures on December 31, 2018 and bears interest at the 30 day LIBOR rate plus the applicable margin. The applicable margin varies based on the ratio of total debt to total value. See "Item 7. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Conditions and Results of Operations—Liquidity and Capital Resources—Credit Facility."

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Item 8.    Financial Statements and Supplementary Data.

        This information appears in Item 15(a) of this Annual Report on Form 10-K, and is incorporated into this Item 8 by reference thereto.

Item 9.    Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure.

        Not applicable.

Item 9A.    Controls and Procedures.

        A review and evaluation was performed by our management, including our Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") and Chief Financial Officer ("CFO"), of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the period covered by this Annual Report on Form 10-K. Based on that review and evaluation, the CEO and CFO have concluded that our current disclosure controls and procedures, as designed and implemented, were effective. There have been no significant changes in our internal controls or in other factors that could significantly affect our internal controls subsequent to the date of their evaluation. There were no significant material weaknesses identified in the course of such review and evaluation and, therefore, we took no corrective measures.

Management Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting

        Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting. Internal control over financial reporting is defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), as a process designed by, or under the supervision of, a company's principal executive and principal financial officers and effected by a company's board, management and other personnel to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with GAAP, and includes those policies and procedures that:

    pertain to the maintenance of records that in reasonable detail accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of a company;

    provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with GAAP, and that receipts and expenditures of a company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of a company; and

    provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use or disposition of a company's assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

        Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risks that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

        Our management assessed the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2015. In making this assessment, our management used criteria set forth by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) in Internal Control—Integrated Framework (2013).

        Based on its assessment, our management believes that, as of December 31, 2015, our internal control over financial reporting was effective based on those criteria.

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        Our independent registered public accounting firm, Ernst & Young LLP, has issued an audit report on management's assessment of our internal control over financial reporting. This report appears on page F-1 of this Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Item 9B.    Other Information.

        Not applicable.


PART III

Item 10.    Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance.

        Apart from certain information concerning our executive officers which is set forth in Part I of this Annual Report, additional information required by this Item 10 shall be included in our proxy statement for our 2016 annual meeting of stockholders, to be filed with the SEC not later than April 29, 2016, and is incorporated herein by reference.


EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

        Set forth below is a list of our executive officers whose terms expire at our 2016 annual board of directors' meeting. The business history of our officers, who are also directors, will be provided in our proxy statement to be filed pursuant to Regulation 14A not later than April 29, 2016.

NAME
  AGE   POSITION WITH THE COMPANY

Matthew J. Gould*

    56   Chairman of the Board

Fredric H. Gould*

    80   Vice Chairman of the Board

Patrick J. Callan, Jr. 

    53   President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Lawrence G. Ricketts, Jr. 

    39   Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Jeffrey A. Gould*

    50   Senior Vice President and Director

David W. Kalish***

    68   Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Mark H. Lundy**

    53   Senior Vice President and Secretary

Israel Rosenzweig

    68   Senior Vice President

Simeon Brinberg**

    82   Senior Counsel

Karen Dunleavy

    57   Vice President, Financial

Alysa Block

    55   Treasurer

Richard M. Figueroa

    48   Vice President and Assistant Secretary

Isaac Kalish***

    40   Vice President and Assistant Treasurer

Justin Clair

    33   Vice President

*
Matthew J. Gould and Jeffrey A. Gould are Fredric H. Gould's sons.

**
Mark H. Lundy is Simeon Brinberg's son-in-law.

***
Isaac Kalish is David W. Kalish's son.

        Lawrence G. Ricketts, Jr.    Mr. Ricketts has been our Chief Operating Officer since 2008, Vice President from 1999 through 2006 and Executive Vice President since 2006.

        David W. Kalish.    Mr. Kalish has served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 1990 and as Senior Vice President, Finance of BRT Realty Trust since 1998. Since 1990, he has served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the managing general partner of Gould Investors L.P., a master limited partnership involved primarily in the ownership and operation of a diversified portfolio of real estate assets. Mr. Kalish is a certified public accountant.

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        Mark H. Lundy.    Mr. Lundy has served as our Secretary since 1993, as our Vice President since 2000 and as our Senior Vice President since 2006. Mr. Lundy has been a Vice President of BRT Realty Trust from 1993 to 2006, its Senior Vice President since 2006, a Vice President of the managing general partner of Gould Investors from 1990 through 2012 and its President and Chief Operating Officer since 2013. He is an attorney admitted to practice in New York and the District of Columbia.

        Israel Rosenzweig.    Mr. Rosenzweig has served as our Senior Vice President since 1997, as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of BRT Realty Trust since 2013, as Vice Chairman of its Board of Trustees from 2012 through 2013, and as its Senior Vice President from 1998 through 2012. He has been a Vice President of the managing general partner of Gould Investors since 1997.

        Simeon Brinberg.    Mr. Brinberg served as our Senior Vice President from 1989 through 2013. He served as Secretary of BRT Realty Trust from 1983 through 2013, as Senior Vice President of BRT from 1988 through 2014 and as Vice President of the managing general partner of Gould Investors since 1988. Mr. Brinberg is an attorney admitted to practice in New York.

        Karen Dunleavy.    Ms. Dunleavy has been our Vice President, Financial since 1994. She served as Treasurer of the managing general partner of Gould Investors from 1986 through 2013. Ms. Dunleavy is a certified public accountant.

        Alysa Block.    Ms. Block has been our Treasurer since 2007, and served as Assistant Treasurer from 1997 to 2007. Ms. Block has also served as the Treasurer of BRT Realty Trust from 2008 through 2013, and served as its Assistant Treasurer from 1997 to 2008.

        Richard M. Figueroa.    Mr. Figueroa has served as our Vice President and Assistant Secretary since 2001, as Vice President and Assistant Secretary of BRT Realty Trust since 2002 and as Vice President of the managing general partner of Gould Investors since 1999. Mr. Figueroa is an attorney admitted to practice in New York.

        Isaac Kalish.    Mr. Kalish has served as our Vice President since 2013, Assistant Treasurer since 2007, as Assistant Treasurer of the managing general partner of Gould Investors from 2012 through 2013, as Treasurer from 2013, as Vice President and Treasurer of BRT Realty Trust since 2013, and as its Assistant Treasurer from 2009 through 2013. Mr. Kalish is a certified public accountant.

        Justin Clair.    Mr. Clair has been employed by us since 2006, served as Assistant Vice President from 2010 through 2014 and as Vice President since 2014.

Item 11.    Executive Compensation.

        The information concerning our executive compensation required by this Item 11 shall be included in our proxy statement for our 2016 annual meeting of stockholders, to be filed with the SEC not later than April 29, 2016, and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 12.    Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters.

        The information concerning our beneficial owners and management required by this Item 12 shall be included in our proxy statement for our 2016 annual meeting of stockholders, to be filed with the SEC not later than April 29, 2016 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Equity Compensation Plan Information

        As of December 31, 2015, the only equity compensation plan under which equity compensation may be awarded is our 2012 Incentive Plan, which was approved by our stockholders in June 2012. This plan permits us to grant stock options, restricted stock, restricted stock units and performance based

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awards to our employees, officers, directors and consultants. The following table provides information as of December 31, 2015 about shares of our common stock that may be issued upon the exercise of options, warrants and rights under our 2012 Incentive Plan:

Plan Category
  Number of
securities
to be issued
upon exercise
of outstanding
options, warrants
and rights
  Weighted-average
exercise price
of outstanding
options, warrants
and rights
  Number of
securities
remaining available
for future issuance
under equity
compensation
plans (excluding
securities
reflected in
column(a))(1)
 
 
  (a)
  (b)
  (c)
 

Equity compensation plans approved by security holders

            241,075  

Equity compensation plans not approved by security holders

             

Total

            241,075  

(1)
Does not give effect to 139,225 restricted stock awards granted January 5, 2016 pursuant to our 2012 Incentive Plan.

Item 13.    Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence.

        The information concerning certain relationships, related transactions and director independence required by this Item 13 shall be included in our proxy statement for our 2016 annual meeting of stockholders, to be filed with the SEC not later than April 29, 2016 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 14.    Principal Accountant Fees and Services.

        The information concerning our principal accounting fees required by this Item 14 shall be included in our proxy statement for our 2016 annual meeting of stockholders, to be filed with the SEC not later than April 29, 2016, and is incorporated herein by reference.

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PART IV

Item 15.    Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules.

(a)
Documents filed as part of this Report:

(1)
The following financial statements of the Company are included in this Annual Report on Form 10-K:

    (2)
    Financial Statement Schedules: