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Ares REIT Increases Distributions, Reports Lower Monthly NAV Per Share

Ares Real Estate Income Trust Inc., a publicly registered NAV-based perpetual life real estate investment trust formerly known as Black Creek Diversified Property Fund, announced the company has raised distributions and declared a monthly net asset value per share for its classes of common stock, as of May 31, 2023.

The Ares REIT board of directors authorized distributions in the amount of $0.03333 per share to stockholders of record on July 31, 2023, August 31, 2023 and September 29, 2023. The new monthly gross distribution per share reflects an increase to the amount of the previous monthly gross distribution of $0.03125 per share that has been paid since January 31, 2018. The distributions will be paid to stockholders on or around the last business day of each respective month.

Each class of stock were valued at $8.451 per share, compared to $8.606 the previous month. The fund’s aggregate NAV decreased from $2.26 billion in April to $2.21 billion in May.

The NAV per share is based on the estimated value of the company’s assets, less the estimated value of its liabilities divided by the number of outstanding shares. Altus Group U.S. Inc., a third-party firm, assisted with the valuation process.

There were 261.9 million shares outstanding at the end of May compared to 263.0 million the previous month.

The company also reported that it fully satisfied all stockholder redemption requests in May.

Ares Real Estate Income Trust launched in January 2006 and has raised more than $3 billion in multiple offerings. As of March 31, 2023, the REIT owned a portfolio of 91 real estate properties totaling approximately 18.6 million square feet that were 95.0% leased and had a leverage ratio of 31.7%.

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