SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Prologis, Inc. (NYSE: PLD), the global leader in logistics real estate, today announced that a group of leading industrial real estate investment trusts, including, along with the Company, DCT Industrial Trust Inc. (DCT), Duke Realty Corporation (DRE), EastGroup Properties, Inc. (EGP), First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. (FR), Liberty Property Trust (LPT) and STAG Industrial, Inc. (STAG) (the "Industrial REIT Group"), has agreed on consistent methodologies to calculate various non-GAAP property operating metrics. These non-GAAP metrics include common methodologies for determining property stabilization and occupancy as well as reporting of comparative rent change and customer retention. In addition, the Industrial REIT Group has agreed on the definition of the annual pool of properties ("Same Store Portfolio") used in calculating Same Store NOI growth. Specifically, the annual Same Store Portfolio will only include properties held as of the beginning of the prior calendar year which were stabilized (according to the agreed upon definition) throughout both periods presented.
Beginning in the first quarter of 2018, all members of the Industrial REIT Group have agreed to calculate these non-GAAP metrics based on the agreed upon methodologies. These conforming changes are not expected to have a material impact on Prologis' non-GAAP metrics for periods prior to 2018. 2018 guidance provided by members of the Industrial REIT Group will also be based on the revised methodologies.
Although there may be minor distinctions between how companies within the Industrial REIT Group calculate a given metric or in the terminology used, the collective intent is to produce calculations that are consistent in all material respects.
Prologis, Inc. is the global leader in logistics real estate with a focus on high-barrier, high-growth markets. As of September 30, 2017, the company owned or had investments in, on a wholly owned basis or through co-investment ventures, properties and development projects expected to total approximately 687 million square feet (64 million square meters) in 19 countries. Prologis leases modern distribution facilities to a diverse base of approximately 5,200 customers across two major categories: business-to-business and retail/online fulfillment.
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