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Q1 2019 Easterly Government Properties Inc Earnings Call

WASHINGTON May 13, 2019 (Thomson StreetEvents) -- Edited Transcript of Easterly Government Properties Inc earnings conference call or presentation Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 2:00:00pm GMT

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Corporate Participants

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* Darrell W. Crate

Easterly Government Properties, Inc. - Chairman of the Board

* Lindsay Winterhalter

Easterly Government Properties, Inc. - VP, IR & Operations

* Meghan G. Baivier

Easterly Government Properties, Inc. - Executive VP, CFO & COO

* William C. Trimble

Easterly Government Properties, Inc. - President, CEO & Director

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Conference Call Participants

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* Emmanuel Korchman

Citigroup Inc, Research Division - VP and Senior Analyst

* Jonathan Michael Petersen

Jefferies LLC, Research Division - Equity Analyst

* Michael Albert Carroll

RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Research Division - Analyst

* Michael Robert Lewis

SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., Research Division - Director and Co-Lead REIT Analyst

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Presentation

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Operator [1]

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Greetings, and welcome to the Easterly Government Properties First Quarter 2019 Earnings Conference Call. (Operator Instructions) As a reminder, this conference is being recorded. It is now my pleasure to introduce your host, Lindsay Winterhalter, VP of Investor Relations. Please go ahead.

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Lindsay Winterhalter, Easterly Government Properties, Inc. - VP, IR & Operations [2]

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Good morning. Before the call begins, please note the use of forward-looking statements by the company on this conference call. Statements made on this call may include statements which are not historical facts and are considered forward-looking. The company intends these forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Act Reform of 1995 and is making the statements for the purpose of complying with those safe harbor provisions. Although the company believes that its plans, intentions, expectations, strategies and prospects, as reflected in or suggested by those forward-looking statements, are reasonable, they can give no assurance that these plans, intentions, expectations or strategies will be attained or achieved.

Furthermore, actual results may differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements and will be affected by a variety of risks and factors that are beyond the company's control, including, without limitation, those contained in Item 1A, Risk Factors, of its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 filed with the SEC on February 28, 2019, and in its other SEC filings. The company assumes no obligations to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Additionally, on this conference call, the company may refer to certain non-GAAP financial measures such as funds from operation and cash available for distribution. You can find the tabular reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most comparable current GAAP numbers in the company's earnings release and separate supplemental information package on the Investor Relations page of the company's website at ir.easterlyreit.com.

I would now like to turn the conference call over to Darrell Crate, Chairman of Easterly Government Properties.

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Darrell W. Crate, Easterly Government Properties, Inc. - Chairman of the Board [3]

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Thank you, Lindsay. Good morning, everyone, and thank you for joining us for this first quarter conference call. Today, in addition to Lindsay, I'm joined by Bill Trimble, the company's CEO; and Meghan Baivier, the company's CFO and COO.

This quarter marks the 4-year anniversary of the Easterly Government Properties as a publicly traded REIT. We continue to execute with discipline the same thesis under which we launched our private equity funds, build the portfolio of leases backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government, comprise of facilities of mission-critical agencies or those that are meaningful in the hierarchy of an agency mission. We scale the company achieving diversification for our shareholders by buying quality buildings, and we have rejected many high-cap rate buildings that will not hold their NAV a decade from now.

Our economic formula is simple. We set a medium to long-term target of delivering a 7% annual total return to shareholders. We anticipated dividend of approximately 4.5% to 5% as a base and add to that NOI accretion of approximately 2% per annum. That growth will come from accretive deployment of capital in acquisitions, nonspeculative development opportunities and the renewal of existing leases. This growth vehicle has been supported by a prudent balance sheet with balanced duration between assets and liabilities, unencumbered assets and reasonable total debt-to-enterprise value ratios.

We believe there's considerable value in the balance sheet given our cash flows and leases are backed by the full faith and credit of the United States government. This business plan, given our current stock price, provides a return to investors equivalent to the 10-year treasury, plus approximately 450 basis points. We can easily imagine that spread to decrease as investors fully digest the power and consistency of the model over the coming years. Of course, there will be bumps, but over time, we are confident that adhering to our discipline, we will serve our shareholders well.

Given the predictable cost related to operations and re-leasing, along with the durability of tenancy as compared to office real estate, we believe it is a prudent strategy to continue to provide high levels of distributable cash flow through quarterly dividend. We have completed a large amount of lease renewals in the past few quarters, which has given a stronger visibility into future cash flows. This added visibility only reinforces our desire to execute this approach.

Looking at the big picture, today, we have $1.4 billion in contractual cash due to us under our existing leases. Furthermore, if we assume and apply only a modest 10% increase to these renewals over a 10-year term, the value of that contractual cash grows to $3.3 billion backed by the full faith and credit of the United States federal government. We manage that $3.3 billion at approximately a 70% long-term margin, hence, assuming one rule of our leases, our shareholders own over $2.3 billion of NOI in a portfolio a decade from now, with an average age of only 23 years in buildings that on average have a 40-year life.

Further, this number will only grow with added scale. As such, in 2018, the company grew significantly through the acquisition of a focus GSA-leased 14-property portfolio. Through the scale, we have been able to improve our company's cost of capital, while simultaneously diversifying our portfolio, improving our ability to get on larger, more lucrative development projects. It is our goal to continue to apply this external growth engine toward the acquisition and nonspeculative development of high-quality buildings, which we believe increases the overall pedigree of the company's portfolio.

In closing, our fundamentals are strong, our pipeline is robust and the credit quality of our underlying tenant remains the best of any public REIT out there. We thank you for your continued partnership and engagement as we work to build a premier portfolio of real estate assets leased by the United States federal government.

And now with that, I'll turn it over to Bill.

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William C. Trimble, Easterly Government Properties, Inc. - President, CEO & Director [4]

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Thanks, Darrell, and good morning. Thank you for joining us for our first quarter earnings call. I would like to begin by highlighting the company's achievements in the first quarter of 2019. This quarter, we closed the final 3 properties in our previously announced 14-property portfolio. With these properties, we've concluded a multistaged acquisition, which was broken into 3 separate tranches over the latter half of 2018 and 2 early 2019.

As a reminder, this portfolio had a combined acquisition value of $430 million and it is comprised of high-quality buildings that closely mirror the profile of our existing assets. The acquired portfolio consists of approximately 1.5 million square feet of rentable space, 99% of which is leased with a weighted average lease expiration year of 2022. We feel the shortened duration provides us with a tremendous opportunity to capture attractive re-leasing spreads in the near term.

Additionally, 79% of the assets are a build-to-suit construction, meaning, the design and functionality of the building was constructed to meet the specific needs of the underlying tenants. We're happy to report that now that we have all of the 14 properties under Easterly management, these buildings are performing very well and meeting the everyday missions of the underlying tenant agencies. Operations are going even better than expected in our underwriting, affording us a nice opportunity to add the overall attractiveness of this portfolio.

Turning to acquisitions. Easterly is very pleased to see such a robust pipeline of actionable targets in 2019. We are constantly betting opportunities to ensure the overall quality of our portfolio remains strong. While we have mentioned there are portfolios totaling approximately $2 billion, we think 2019 will be a year of incremental growth through the acquisition of 1 or 2 bull's-eye facilities at a time. Steady growth is what this company was built on, and I think you can expect to see that from us in 2019.

As Darrell mentioned, 2018 was a big year for Easterly from a lease renewal perspective. We're pleased to have renewed every single lease to date and extend the tenancy in these important facilities. By renewing these leases, we also have added clarity of future cash flows provided by the U.S. government. This clarity helps us better understand and appreciate our cost of capital, which we put to work towards future acquisitions and nonspeculative development opportunities.

Speaking of development, our team continues to make meaningful progress at our 2 active development sites, FDA - Alameda and FDA - Lenexa. Our development team, applying their decades of experience in this niche market, has been working hand-in-hand with the government to deliver a state-of-the-art facility that meets the exact needs of the underlying tenant agency. This expertise was recently demonstrated with the delivery of the FEMA - Tracy facility in Tracy, California. I had the pleasure of visiting FEMA - Tracy facility just 2 weeks ago for the formal grand opening event.

While there, it gave me great pride to hear the countless stories of how this facility was put to work on day 1 to help with the thousands of people affected by the California wildfires last fall. Later that day, I visited FDA - Alameda, which remains on track to deliver late in the third quarter of 2019, and FDA - Lenexa is still expected to deliver in the third quarter of 2020. As a reminder, these nonspeculative development projects provide the great opportunities to see increased yield on brand-new facilities with long-term lease expirations.

On the development pipeline, we continue to monitor projects of a certain scale that could provide us with an opportunity to grow the portfolio, while still adhering to our strict underwriting criteria. As previously mentioned, because our development projects are purely nonspeculative and managed through a design/build contract, risks typically associated with the development project are significantly reduced. We will continue to keep everyone posted if and when new development projects are awarded.

Turning to the current portfolio. We continue to upgrade and improve the existing Easterly facilities in partnership with the U.S. government. Our asset management team is in constant communication with the GSA and the underlying tenant agencies to ensure that the buildings are meeting the everyday missions of the various agencies, departments and bureaus represented throughout our growing portfolio. A building that serves the tenant and provides the necessary support for agency to conduct its mission is extremely important to Easterly, and we do everything in our power to ensure the best performance out of our buildings.

To conclude, we're excited about the opportunities presented in 2019, and I think you can expect to see some great news from the company in the near future. I thank you for your time this morning and for your continued support and partnership.

With that, I will turn the call over to Meghan to discuss the company's quarterly financial results.

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Meghan G. Baivier, Easterly Government Properties, Inc. - Executive VP, CFO & COO [5]

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Thank you, Bill. Today, I will review our current portfolio and discuss our first quarter results, provide an update on our balance sheet and capital market activities and discuss our 2019 guidance. Additional details regarding our first quarter results can be found in the company's first quarter earnings release and supplemental information package. GAAP measures and reconciliations of non-GAAP measures discussed on this call have been provided in our supplemental.

As of March 31, we owned 65 operating properties, comprising approximately 5.6 million square feet of commercial real estate, with 2 additional properties under development, totaling 129,000 square feet. The weighted average remaining lease term for our portfolio was 7.3 years. Remarkably, the portfolio had nearly the same weighted average remaining lease term in the first quarter of 2015 when the company IPO-ed. While 4 years have passed, the company's renewal success and accretive acquisitions have allowed us to maintain the duration of our assets, which speaks to the enduring visibilty of our cash flow. The weighted average age of our portfolio has also defied the passage of time and remained young at 13 years. Portfolio occupancy remained at 100%. And finally, 99% of our annualized lease income continues to be backed by the full faith and credit of the United States government.

For the first quarter, net loss per share on a fully diluted basis was $0.01. FFO per share on a fully diluted basis was $0.31. FFO as adjusted per share on a fully diluted basis was $0.29, and our cash available for distribution was $18.5 million. This represents an impressive 52% growth in cash from the first quarter of last year. The portfolio has grown from 46 to 65 properties and with this scale comes a more diversified stream of cash flow supporting the company's dividends.

Turning to the balance sheet. At quarter end, the company had total indebtedness of $819.8 million, including $184.5 million outstanding on its unsecured revolving credit facility. With $450 million of total capacity, availability on our revolving line of credit stood at a healthy $265.5 million.

As of March 31, Easterly's net debt to total enterprise value was 36.6%, its net debt to annualized quarterly EBITDA ratio was 6.7x and its adjusted net debt-to-annualized quarterly EBITDA ratio was 6.1x. As you've heard me mention previously, meaningful progress on our development projects will bring higher levels of recorded leverage as we near project completion.

Adjusted leverage, in part, neutralizes this leverage drag and at 6.1x demonstrates the strength of the balance sheet and available dry powder as we continue to pursue our target of $200 million of additional acquisition this year.

In addition to maintaining robust borrowing capacity and access to diversified sources of debt, we have and we'll continue to be strategically aligned at it and managing our equity capital. With the January 2019 closure of the final tranche of the 14 property portfolio, the company extended its June 2018 forward equity contracts, strategically settled 6.7 million shares to partially fund just in time this final stage of the portfolio acquisition.

In early March of this year, the company put into place the $200 million ATM Program, which allowed for the sale of equity on a forward basis. With an equity float of nearly 68 million shares, in excess of $1.2 billion, we have the equity training backdrop and now that increased flexibility to continue raising capital accretively in support of an evolving acquisition and development pipeline.

Turning to earnings guidance. For the 12 months ending December 31, 2019, the company is maintaining its guidance for FFO per share on a fully diluted basis of $1.16 to $1.20. This guidance, which is forward-looking and reflects management's view of current and future market conditions is based on the company completing $200 million of acquisitions separate and apart from the January 2019 closing of the final 3 properties in the 14-property portfolio, and $75 million to $100 million of gross development-related investment in the year.

Additionally, as previously mentioned, expected growth in FFO per share due to accounting adjustments is masking growth in FFO with adjusted per share, a metric which is more indicative of operating cash flow growth. The company's guidance for 2019 FFO per share on a fully diluted basis represents expected FFO as adjusted per share on a fully diluted basis growth of approximately 6% to 11%. We've got an incredibly strong portfolio of assets and in 2019, 6% to 11% of expected growth in FFO adjusted per share, we believe, is indicative of a remarkable year of value creation for investors.

With that, I will turn the call back to Stacy.

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Questions and Answers

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Operator [1]

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(Operator Instructions) Our first question comes from Manny Korchman with Citi.

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Emmanuel Korchman, Citigroup Inc, Research Division - VP and Senior Analyst [2]

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You guys spoke a bit about what this company looks like today versus 4 years ago when you went public. And I guess, one thing that I'm a little bit surprised about not changing is the cap rates in the market on the assets you've been buying. Can you just talk about what's kept that so steady and whether you see that changing over the next 4 years?

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William C. Trimble, Easterly Government Properties, Inc. - President, CEO & Director [3]

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I think several things. First of all, it is real estate without the drama. So in my entire government career, we've really seen a very small movement even after the crisis until we've seen today. So it doesn't tend to move in big blocks. Secondarily, I think that there is a new focus on government properties after we've done a good job of explaining to investors what a wonderful opportunity it is.

So I think we have been able to acquire just what we've said we were going to in that 6.5% cap rate for the normal bread-and-butter bull's-eye properties that we like to purchase. And then of course, we've seen interest rates slowdown and actual profit will reverse. So I think we're probably here for some time but as we know at a 6.5% cap rate, we can purchase very accretively and we see a good pipeline from here out. But we're not expecting any movement anytime soon.

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Emmanuel Korchman, Citigroup Inc, Research Division - VP and Senior Analyst [4]

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And Meghan, one for you. Just how do you think about doing issuances on the ATM versus completing the forward equity? You did a little bit of ATM in the quarter, just surprised you did if any versus taking up them forward.

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Meghan G. Baivier, Easterly Government Properties, Inc. - Executive VP, CFO & COO [5]

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Yes. I mean we're going to continue to use the ATM, going forward, as adjusting time tool. At the end of the quarter, it's an opportunity to enter the market at an attractive level. And so added to the potential dry powder there from the June 2019 offering, with a bit more issuance on the new forward ATM, to keep the balance sheet in great position for the rest of the year.

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Emmanuel Korchman, Citigroup Inc, Research Division - VP and Senior Analyst [6]

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So were there assets?

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Meghan G. Baivier, Easterly Government Properties, Inc. - Executive VP, CFO & COO [7]

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Just to keep the balance sheet in a strong position on a leverage basis for the remainder of the year.

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Operator [8]

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Our next question comes from Michael Lewis with SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.

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Michael Robert Lewis, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., Research Division - Director and Co-Lead REIT Analyst [9]

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My first question is about the equity issuance as well because it looked like you passed the ATM a little bit below the consensus NAV. I thought the strike on the forward offering was better priced than that, maybe, correct me if I'm wrong. And then also, maybe you could give a little more detail on the new ATM, the capability to do forward offerings through that. Is that directly in response to the way you had to fund the recent portfolio acquisition? Can you do -- how much can you do forward, that sort of thing?

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Meghan G. Baivier, Easterly Government Properties, Inc. - Executive VP, CFO & COO [10]

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Michael, so the price that we entered the market on the new ATM was very attractive and at an accretive price in terms of the pipeline we're looking at for this year, and improved net price relative to the June offering. As we go forward, the forward capability, functionally, is the same as the forward that we implemented on our marketed offering last year, and just allowed a little bit more flexibility to be nimble as the pipeline evolves and comes in the more clearer view as we go through the rest of the year. But functionally, it works exactly the same way.

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Michael Robert Lewis, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., Research Division - Director and Co-Lead REIT Analyst [11]

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Okay.

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William C. Trimble, Easterly Government Properties, Inc. - President, CEO & Director [12]

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And all of that is in the backdrop of -- remember, we have this cadence of development opportunities that we're putting into place. So we could be fortunate with our bidding efforts, and we want to be well positioned to take full advantage of that nonspeculative development opportunity. Likewise, we're executing, as we said, the pipeline is robust and there is a set of opportunities out there that can be very attractive for us. So we're in a moment right now where we're positioning the company, again, to take advantage of these opportunities that are out there.

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Michael Robert Lewis, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., Research Division - Director and Co-Lead REIT Analyst [13]

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Okay. As far -- I'm kind of a broken record on this question, but are there any lease expirations on the horizon that you think could be potential likely move out? I'm guessing you might say no to that, so as a part b, are there any rent mark-to-markets that are likely to be out of the norm in terms of rent markup or down or capital you need to contribute?

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William C. Trimble, Easterly Government Properties, Inc. - President, CEO & Director [14]

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I think the answer, thank you for the no, and it is no. And the second part is I think we've already spoken of any leases that, right out-of-the-box that we thought that weren't going to be renewing at higher, and I think we've got a great group of buildings that are on the cusp of renewing in our bull's-eye strategy. So we're looking forward when the government inflows the good news ahead.

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Michael Robert Lewis, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., Research Division - Director and Co-Lead REIT Analyst [15]

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Okay. And then just lastly for me. I don't know if you could answer this, but it looks like you last increased the dividend in 4Q '17. Would you expect an increase on the dividend in 2019 or in 2020?

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Meghan G. Baivier, Easterly Government Properties, Inc. - Executive VP, CFO & COO [16]

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We as always look forward to the opportunity to continue growing cash flow and giving that out to shareholders. That's what we're here everyday to do.

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Operator [17]

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Our next question comes from Michael Carroll with RBC Capital Markets.

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Michael Albert Carroll, RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Research Division - Analyst [18]

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Bill, can you comment a little bit on the competitive landscape right now for new investments? I know that you previously say there's a few people bidding pretty aggressive for some of these assets. Are you still seeing those bidders out there right now? Has that calmed down at all? And then I guess, what are you doing still right now to get your mid-6 type acquisition yields?

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William C. Trimble, Easterly Government Properties, Inc. - President, CEO & Director [19]

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Well, good morning. I think a number of answers for that. First of all, I think that some of the folks that were entering the market for the first time and spending a great deal of money on some of these properties may have taken a break. Our usual private equity competitors continue to be out there. We do purchase a number of our facilities off-market, that hasn't changed. So I think from a competitive standpoint, it's the same.

I think for some of the larger properties, maybe it has decreased a bit. As you know, we don't really go after a lot of the smaller plain vanilla opportunities. We're looking at several lease terms and into what these buildings are going to be worth 10, 20, 30 years from now, so we really care about quality. But I will say that we have seen probably more opportunities over the last 12 months. We expect that to continue.

Not surprisingly, as I mentioned before, a lot of these super duper new buildings, build-to-suit properties were constructed in the early to mid-2000s before the crisis. Those buildings are coming off of their first lease roll. A lot of the owners of these properties are looking or getting a little older and looking for opportunities to redeploy or to pass on that wealth to future generations. So we're very pleased with where the pipeline is today.

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Michael Albert Carroll, RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Research Division - Analyst [20]

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Are there opportunities out there to buy assets with shorter lease terms where you can probably get a better valuation where you have maybe more knowledge or know if those leases that are going to renew and at what type of rate they're going to renew?

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William C. Trimble, Easterly Government Properties, Inc. - President, CEO & Director [21]

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Absolutely. And in fact, I think we pointed out that our portfolio last year, which we think is terrific, the 14-property portfolio does not have a long-term on-the-lease renewals. And obviously, for us, there's obviously, a lot of expectation that we'll see some value there. We are looking at all different lease terms. Obviously, there's values depending if you're putting together a laddered bond portfolio of constructing a set of cash flows that we are not only consistent, that we have full faith in, but also we see some organic growth as well.

And that's where the short-term leases come to the floor. The pricing on those, it's interesting. I think when there's 3 or 4 years left, you'll the drop. When it gets down to the 1- or 2-year period left, owners often will hold on to the properties because obviously with the 94% success rate, if you don't do anything else at renewal, at that point, they tend to just hold on through the transition. But those 3 to 7 years, we think, are a wonderful opportunity.

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Michael Albert Carroll, RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Research Division - Analyst [22]

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Okay. And then I guess last question for me. The 2-development projects, I guess, you're saying it's right on time, but it looks like it kind of got delayed 1 quarter. Is that just timing, it may be got pushed back a month or so?

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William C. Trimble, Easterly Government Properties, Inc. - President, CEO & Director [23]

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No. It's basically at the end -- we've always said at the end of the third quarter, and we're just trying to be just transparent that what happened -- what would happen if it happened on October 1. So I mean, we're talking. I think it'll be there. But I've got to reiterate, I was out with Mike Ibe, our head of development and the team at Alameda, California, and this building is absolutely spectacular. It is coming along very well. The FDA folks are extremely pleased and -- as are the GSA folks. And it's a real trophy asset. And we look forward to doing the same thing in Lenexa and perhaps in other areas around the country.

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Operator [24]

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(Operator Instructions) Our next question comes from Jon Petersen with Jefferies.

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Jonathan Michael Petersen, Jefferies LLC, Research Division - Equity Analyst [25]

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Just sticking with the lease expiration schedule for a minute. You have about 7 years of average duration. But there's a little bit of a barbell there. I think you touched on it a little on Mike's question. But there's a lot of near-term maturities and then there's a lot of like really long-term maturities. I guess as we get through the renewals, should we expect this barbell to kind of go away or is there always going to be a certain level of kind of shorter-term leases that you'll be dealing with? And then as kind of a follow-up on those same line, should we expect elevated CapEx over the next couple of years, I guess, through 2021 when you get, and after that, you kind of get the lower renewals, should CapEx moderate at a more reasonable level at that point?

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Meghan G. Baivier, Easterly Government Properties, Inc. - Executive VP, CFO & COO [26]

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Yes. Jon, we're obviously always working to renew into long 10- to 15-year lease terms. And so the maturities that are coming to us in the next 2 to 3 years will create likely another wave obviously 10 to 15 years forward from that. And then as Bill said, we're not terminating any particular lease terms, but we should have a reduced level post-2021, depending upon what comes to us from the acquisition side of the house. And we look forward to the opportunity to be able to renew these and to build our properties in that high teens to low-20s and with the appropriate capital to work to do so as we go through the next few years.

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Jonathan Michael Petersen, Jefferies LLC, Research Division - Equity Analyst [27]

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Okay, that's helpful. And then any of the upcoming maturities, do they require congressional approval? Do you have any thoughts on, I guess, our executive and legislative branch don't seem to be able to be focused they're productive on anything at the moment. So do you have any fears, I guess, over the next couple of years if things can get held up in Congress?

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William C. Trimble, Easterly Government Properties, Inc. - President, CEO & Director [28]

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Interestingly, we've seen, on the prospectus level, things begin to move. I know it sounds incredible, but actually, moved quicker over the last several years. To remind folks, it's basically the 2 committees handle it and basically it's passed on a voice vote. So it's a fairly rapid process from that standpoint.

I think the government is also realizing that it's to their benefit to get these up to 27 months in advance to get these things going from a prospectus side. We do have an FBI facility coming up. One of our absolute best properties within our portfolio, which will be prospectus, and we're looking forward to a terrific renewal down there in San Antonio. But you can expect that the $3 million level, that's the number above it, it's going to be a prospectus, and below it, it's going to be handled by the regions.

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Operator [29]

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There are no further questions. I would like to turn the floor over to Darrell for closing comments.

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Darrell W. Crate, Easterly Government Properties, Inc. - Chairman of the Board [30]

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Okay. Thank you, everyone, for joining the Easterly Government Properties First Quarter 2019 Conference Call. The company is growing on a foundation of premier assets, backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government, and we appreciate your continued partnership and look forward to speaking with you again soon.

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Operator [31]

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This concludes today's conference. Thank you for your participation.