AMB Property Corporation(R) , a leading global developer and owner of industrial real estate, today reported results for the first quarter of 2007.

Funds from operations per fully diluted share and unit ("FFOPS") was $0.57 for the first quarter of 2007, as compared to $0.52 for the same quarter in 2006. The current quarter results include $0.12 per share of development profits, as compared to $0.01 per share in the first quarter of 2006. FFOPS results in the first quarter exceeded the high end of the company's previous guidance by $0.05 per share, primarily due to the better than expected performance of our operating portfolio and higher profitability on development projects contributed during the quarter.

Net income available to common stockholders per fully diluted share ("EPS") for the first quarter of 2007 was $0.23, as compared to $0.26 for the same quarter in 2006. The decrease for the quarter was due primarily to a lower level of gains on the disposition of operating properties.

Operating Results

AMB's operating portfolio occupancy at March 31, 2007 was 95.2%, down 90 basis points from December 31, 2006, and up 90 basis points from March 31, 2006. Cash-basis same store net operating income ("SSNOI") in the first quarter of 2007 increased 6.3% over the same period in 2006, primarily due to higher average occupancy and increased rental rates. In the first quarter of 2007, rents on lease renewals and rollovers in AMB's operating portfolio increased 2.8%, as compared to a decline of 11.5% in the first quarter of 2006.

Hamid R. Moghadam, AMB chairman and CEO, said, "We have started off the year with a strong quarter, demonstrating the strength of global trade as the main driver of our business. Real estate fundamentals are solid, and demand for our product is leading to meaningful rental rate growth, most notably in our supply constrained and infill markets at or adjacent to many of the world's largest seaports and airports tied to global trade."

Investment Activity

New development and renovation starts in the quarter totaled approximately 1.9 million square feet in five projects in North America and Asia, with an estimated total investment of $191 million. At quarter end, AMB's development and renovation pipeline totaled 14.7 million square feet in 44 projects globally, with an estimated total investment of $1.4 billion.

The company's development business includes contributions of stabilized properties to affiliated private capital funds or sale of projects to third parties. During the first quarter, AMB contributed or sold four development projects totaling 661,300 square feet for a gross sale price of $81 million.

As previously announced, AMB issued 8.4 million shares of common stock in the first quarter of 2007. In the near term, the company intends to use the proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes and, over the long term, to expand its global development business, which will contribute to the growth of its private capital business.

"For the past six years, we have successfully built a global development business to meet the demand from our customers who continue to build out their distribution networks. To take advantage of what we see as an opportunity to add to our customer offerings and profitably expand our development activities, we intend to accelerate the pace of our development starts -- from a projected $1.1 billion in 2007 to $1.6 billion in 2010. In addition to increasing share in our current markets, we're expanding into new critical locations along the global supply chain. For example, in the first quarter, we entered Korea with a development at Seoul's international airport and Nagoya, Japan's largest seaport by cargo volume, with the development of a one million square foot distribution facility. We are actively seeking the right opportunity in India, and markets in both Central and Eastern Europe are on the horizon, as well," added Mr. Moghadam.

During the quarter, AMB acquired 1.8 million square feet of industrial distribution space in eight properties at a total acquisition cost of approximately $142 million, $122 million of which was acquired for two of the company's co-investment funds: AMB Alliance Fund III and AMB Japan Fund I.

Additions and Promotions of Company Officers

During the quarter, AMB announced that Thomas Olinger joined the company as chief financial officer and Nina Tran was promoted to senior vice president, chief accounting officer. Also during the quarter, Mark Saturno was promoted to senior vice president, managing director of AMB's West-Central Region in North America, and Thomas Marquis joined the Shanghai office as senior vice president, managing director of AMB's operation in China. Mark Hansen joined the company as vice president, responsible for AMB's value-added conversion business.

Annual Meeting of Stockholders

The Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. PDT. Stockholders are invited to attend the meeting at the company's corporate headquarters located at Pier 1, Bay 1, in San Francisco, California. The proxy statement, Annual Report to Stockholders, voting materials and meeting information were mailed on or about March 26, 2007.

Supplemental Earnings Measure

AMB reports FFOPS and unit in accordance with the standards established by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts. Included in the footnotes to the company's attached financial statements is a discussion of why management believes FFOPS is a useful supplemental measure of operating performance, ways in which investors might use FFOPS when assessing the company's financial performance and FFOPS's limitations as a measurement tool. Reconciliation from net income to funds from operations is provided in the attached tables and published in AMB's quarterly supplemental analyst package, available on the company's website at

The company believes that net income, as defined by GAAP, is the most appropriate earnings measure. However, the company considers same store net operating income (SSNOI) to be a useful supplemental measure of its operating performance. Properties that are considered part of the same store pool include all properties that were owned as of the end of both the current and prior year reporting periods and exclude development properties for both the current and prior reporting periods. The same store pool is set annually and excludes properties purchased and developments stabilized after December 31, 2005. In deriving SSNOI, the company defines NOI as rental revenues (as calculated in accordance with GAAP), including reimbursements, less straight- line rents, property operating expenses and real estate taxes. The company excludes straight-line rents in calculating SSNOI because the company believes it provides a better measure of actual cash basis rental growth for a year- over-year comparison. In addition, the company believes that SSNOI helps the investing public compare the company's operating performance with that of other companies. While SSNOI is a relevant and widely used measure of operating performance of real estate investment trusts, it does not represent cash flow from operations or net income as defined by GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to those measures in evaluating AMB's liquidity or operating performance. SSNOI also does not reflect general and administrative expenses, interest expense, depreciation and amortization costs, capital expenditures and leasing costs, or trends in development and construction activities that could materially impact its results from operations. Further, the company's computation of SSNOI may not be comparable to that of other real estate companies, as they may use different methodologies for calculating SSNOI. Reconciliation from net income to SSNOI is published in the company's quarterly supplemental analyst package, available on the company's website at

Conference Call and Supplemental Information

The company will host a conference call to discuss its first quarter 2007 results on Thursday, April 19, 2007 at 1:00 PM EDT. Stockholders and interested parties may listen to a live broadcast of the conference call by dialing 877 447 8218 (from the U.S. and Canada) or +1 706 643 7823 (from all other countries) and using reservation code 4062532. A webcast can be accessed through a link titled "Q1 2007 Earnings Conference Call" located on the home page of the company's website at

If you are unable to listen to the live conference call, a telephone and webcast replay will be available after 3:00 PM EDT on Thursday, April 19, 2007 until 8:00 PM EDT on Friday, May 18, 2007. The telephone replay can be accessed by dialing 800 642 1687 (from the U.S. and Canada) or +1 706 645 9291 (from all other countries) and using reservation code 4062532. The webcast replay can be accessed through the link on the company's website at

AMB Property Corporation.(R) Local partner to global trade.(TM)

AMB Property Corporation(R) is a leading global developer and owner of industrial real estate, focused on major hub and gateway distribution markets throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As of March 31, 2007, AMB owned, or had investments in, on a consolidated basis or through unconsolidated joint ventures, properties and development projects expected to total approximately 128.2 million square feet (11.9 million square meters) in 40 markets within 13 countries. AMB invests in properties located predominantly in the infill submarkets of its targeted markets. The company's portfolio is comprised of High Throughput Distribution(R) facilities -- industrial properties built for speed and located near airports, seaports and ground transportation systems.

AMB's press releases are available on the company website at or by contacting the Investor Relations department at +1 415 394 9000.

Some of the information included in this press release contains forward- looking statements, such as those related to demand for our product, rental rate growth, development and renovation projects (including our ability to lease such projects, square feet at stabilization or completion, costs and total investment amounts), and future business plans (such as expansion into additional markets), which are made pursuant to the safe-harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Because these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those in the forward- looking statements, and you should not rely on the forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. The events or circumstances reflected in forward-looking statements might not occur. You can identify forward-looking statements by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believes," "expects," "may," "will," "should," "seeks," "approximately," "intends," "plans," "pro forma," "estimates" or "anticipates" or the negative of these words and phrases or similar words or phrases. You can also identify forward- looking statements by discussions of strategy, plans or intentions. Forward- looking statements are necessarily dependent on assumptions, data or methods that may be incorrect or imprecise and we may not be able to realize them. We caution you not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflect our analysis only and speak only as of the date of this press release or the dates indicated in the statements. We assume no obligation to update or supplement forward-looking statements. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results and future events to differ materially from those set forth or contemplated in the forward-looking statements: defaults on or non-renewal of leases by tenants, increased interest rates and operating costs, our failure to obtain necessary outside financing, re-financing risks, risks related to debt and equity security financings (including dilution risk), difficulties in identifying properties to acquire and in effecting acquisitions, our failure to successfully integrate acquired properties and operations, our failure to divest properties we have contracted to sell or to timely reinvest proceeds from any divestitures, risks and uncertainties affecting property development and construction (including construction delays, cost overruns, our inability to obtain necessary permits and public opposition to these activities), our failure to qualify and maintain our status as a real estate investment trust, failure to maintain our current credit agency ratings, environmental uncertainties, risks related to natural disasters, financial market fluctuations, changes in general economic conditions or in the real estate sector, changes in real estate and zoning laws, a downturn in the U.S., California or global economy, risks related to doing business internationally and global expansion, losses in excess of our insurance coverage, unknown liabilities acquired in connection with acquired properties or otherwise and increases in real property tax rates. Our success also depends upon economic trends generally, including interest rates, income tax laws, governmental regulation, legislation, population changes and certain other matters discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006.

                         CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                            (dollars in thousands)

                                                          As of
                                                 March 31,     December 31,
                                                   2007           2006
  Investments in real estate:
   Total investments in properties              $6,777,738     $6,575,733
  Accumulated depreciation                        (829,814)      (789,693)
   Net investments in properties                 5,947,924      5,786,040
  Investments in unconsolidated
   joint ventures                                  279,422        274,381
  Properties held for contribution, net            144,961        154,036
  Properties held for divestiture, net              11,227         20,916
   Net investments in real estate                6,383,534      6,235,373
  Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash    286,161        195,878
  Mortgages and loans receivable (1)                18,711         18,747
  Accounts receivable, net                         141,647        133,998
  Other assets (2)                                 146,930        129,516
    Total assets                                $6,976,983     $6,713,512

  Liabilities and stockholders' equity
  Secured debt                                  $1,648,336     $1,395,354
  Unsecured senior debt                          1,057,186      1,101,874
  Unsecured credit facilities                      474,849        852,033
  Other debt                                        86,146         88,154
  Accounts payable and other liabilities           287,372        271,880
   Total liabilities                             3,553,889      3,709,295
  Minority interests:
   Joint venture partners                          506,611        555,201
   Preferred unitholders                           180,292        180,298
   Limited partnership unitholders                 112,823        102,061
    Total minority interests                       799,726        837,560
  Stockholders' equity:
   Common equity                                 2,399,951      1,943,240
   Preferred equity                                223,417        223,417
    Total stockholders' equity                   2,623,368      2,166,657
     Total liabilities and
      stockholders' equity                      $6,976,983     $6,713,512

  (1)  As of March 31, 2007 and December 31, 2006, includes a mortgage
       receivable from Pier 1, LLC, in the amount of $12.6 million and $12.7
       million, respectively, maturing in May 2026 with an interest rate of
       13.0%, and a loan receivable from G. Accion in the amount of $6.1
       million, maturing in March 2010 with an interest rate of 10.0%.
  (2)  Includes AMB's 100% ownership interest in Park One, a 19.9 acre land
       parcel leased to a parking lot operator in the Los Angeles market
       immediately adjacent to LAX, for approximately $75.7 million and
       $75.5 million as of March 31, 2007 and December 31, 2006,

                  (dollars in thousands, except share data)

                                            For the Quarters Ended March 31,
                                                    2007           2006
  Rental revenues (2)                             $162,082       $171,301
  Private capital income                             5,925          5,106
   Total revenues                                  168,007        176,407
  Costs and expenses
  Property operating costs (3)                     (44,247)       (44,143)
  Depreciation and amortization                    (41,029)       (42,754)
  Impairment losses                                   (257)            --
  General and administrative                       (29,854)       (22,855)
  Other expenses (4)                                  (912)          (537)
  Fund costs                                          (241)          (614)
   Total costs and expenses                       (116,540)      (110,903)
  Other income and expenses
  Equity in earnings of unconsolidated
   joint ventures (5)                                2,113          2,088
  Other income (4)                                   5,507          3,507
  Gains from dispositions of real estate
   interests, net                                      136             --
  Development profits, net of taxes                 12,192            674
  Interest expense, including amortization         (33,865)       (39,153)
    Total other income and expenses                (13,917)       (32,884)
     Income from operations before
      minority interests                            37,550         32,620
  Minority interests' share of income:
   Joint venture partners' share of income          (7,193)        (8,539)
   Joint venture partners' and limited partnership
    unitholders' share of development profits         (595)           (32)
   Preferred unitholders                            (3,699)        (5,001)
   Limited partnership unitholders                    (494)          (730)
    Total minority interests' share of income      (11,981)       (14,302)
     Income from continuing operations              25,569         18,318
  Discontinued operations:
   Income attributable to discontinued
    operations, net of minority interests               77          2,246
   Gain from disposition of real estate,
    net of minority interests                           36          7,013
     Total discontinued operations                     113          9,259
      Net income                                    25,682         27,577
  Preferred stock dividends                         (3,952)        (3,096)
  Preferred unit redemption discount/
   (issuance costs)                                     --         (1,097)
  Net income available to common stockholders      $21,730        $23,384
  Net income per common share (diluted)              $0.23          $0.26
  Weighted average common shares (diluted)      95,098,711     90,179,329

  (1)  Effective October 1, 2006, AMB deconsolidated AMB Alliance Fund III
       on a prospective basis.
  (2)  Pro forma rental revenues for the quarter ended March 31, 2006 would
       have been $155,725, if AMB Institutional Alliance Fund III had been
       deconsolidated as of January 1, 2006.
  (3)  Pro forma property operating costs for the quarter ended March 31,
       2006 would have been $40,169, if AMB Institutional Alliance Fund III
       had been deconsolidated as of January 1, 2006.
  (4)  Includes changes in liabilities and assets associated with AMB's
       deferred compensation plan.
  (5)  Includes gains on sale of operating properties of $0.2 million and
       $0.5 million, for the quarters ended March 31, 2007 and 2006,

                  (dollars in thousands, except share data)

                                            For the Quarters Ended March 31,
                                                     2007           2006
  Net income available to common stockholders      $21,730        $23,384
  Gains from disposition of real estate,
   net of minority interests                          (172)        (7,013)
  Depreciation and amortization:
    Total depreciation and amortization             41,029         42,754
    Discontinued operations' depreciation               (4)           514
    Non-real estate depreciation                    (1,177)        (1,000)
  Adjustments to derive FFO from consolidated JVs:
    Joint venture partners' minority
     interests (Net income)                          7,193          8,539
    Limited partnership unitholders' minority
     interests (Net income)                            494            730
    Limited partnership unitholders' minority
     interests (Development profits)                   583             32
    Discontinued operations' minority
     interests (Net income)                            (61)           113
    FFO attributable to minority interests         (16,304)       (20,435)
  Adjustments to derive FFO from unconsolidated JVs:
    AMB's share of net income                       (2,113)        (2,088)
    AMB's share of FFO                               5,675          3,209
      Funds from operations                        $56,873        $48,739
      FFO per common share and unit (diluted)        $0.57          $0.52
      Weighted average common share and
       unit (diluted)                           99,776,750     94,567,680

  Estimated FFO by business line (1)
    Capital Partners FFO per common share
     and unit (diluted) (2)                          $0.03          $0.02
      % of reported FFO                               5.3%           3.9%
    Development FFO per common share
     and unit (diluted) (2)                          $0.11            $--
      % of reported FFO                              19.3%             --
    Real estate operations FFO per common
     share and unit (diluted) (3)                    $0.43          $0.50
      % of reported FFO                              75.4%          96.1%
      Total FFO per common share and unit (diluted)  $0.57          $0.52

  (1)  See Supplemental Financial Measures Disclosures. In addition,
       management believes estimated FFO by business line is a useful
       supplemental measure of its operating performance because it helps
       the investing public compare the operating performance of a company's
       respective business lines to other companies' business lines.
       Further, AMB's computation of FFO by business line may not be
       comparable to that reported by other real estate investment trusts as
       they may use different methodologies in computing such measures.
  (2)  Estimated Capital Partners and Development FFO was determined by
       reducing Capital Partner Income and Development Profits, net of taxes
       by their respective estimated share of general and administrative
       expenses. Capital Partners and Developments estimated allocation of
       total general and administrative expenses was based on their
       respective percentage of actual direct general and administrative
       expenses incurred.
  (3)  Estimated Real Estate Operations FFO represents total AMB FFO less
       estimated FFO attributable to Capital Partners and Development.

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SOURCE: AMB Property Corporation

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