Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. Announces Acquisition of a Grocery-Anchored Shopping Center

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ATLANTA, Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE: APTS) ("PAC" or the "Company") today announced the acquisition on October 18, 2016 of Champions Village, a 403,523 square foot Randalls-anchored shopping center in northwest Houston, Texas located at the intersection of FM 1960 and Champions Forest Drive, a busy and key intersection with nearly 80,000 cars per day. 

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Champions Village is the final closing to complete the acquisition of a portfolio of eight grocery anchored centers purchased from Hines.  The other seven centers closed on August 9, 2016 and are strategically located throughout our target markets in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Texas.

PAC acquired this asset through its wholly-owned subsidiary New Market Properties, LLC. Joel T. Murphy, President and Chief Executive Officer of New Market said about the acquisition, "This purchase of Champions Village completes the closing on the entire Hines retail portfolio. We believe the tenants of Champions Village with their strong historical sales performance will continue to benefit from the surrounding dense three mile population of over 100,000 people and the affluent households with average incomes over $90,000. There is tremendous opportunity here to further enhance the shopping experience at Champions Village and we are eager to hit the ground running."

"The acquisition of Champions Village increases the size of our retail portfolio to 31 grocery anchored centers across seven Sunbelt states, consistent with our strategy to acquire well-positioned grocery anchored centers in suburban Sunbelt markets with strong demographics," he added.   

The Company financed the acquisition with a non-recourse five-year floating rate loan at 3% over the 30 Day LIBOR Rate from Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.  There are no loan guaranties provided by PAC.

About Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc.

Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. is a Maryland corporation formed primarily to acquire and operate multifamily properties in select targeted markets throughout the United States.  As part of our business strategy, we may enter into forward purchase contracts or purchase options for to-be-built multifamily communities and we may make real estate related loans, provide deposit arrangements, or provide performance assurances, as may be necessary or appropriate, in connection with the development of multifamily communities and other properties.  As a secondary strategy, we may acquire or originate senior mortgage loans, subordinate loans or mezzanine debt secured by interests in multifamily properties, membership or partnership interests in multifamily properties and other multifamily related assets and invest not more than 20% of our assets, subject to any temporary increase unanimously approved by our board of directors, in other real estate related investments such as grocery-anchored shopping centers, senior mortgage loans, subordinate loans or mezzanine debt secured by interests in grocery-anchored shopping centers, membership or partnership interests in grocery-anchored shopping centers and other grocery-anchored shopping center related assets as determined by our manager as appropriate for us.  At June 30, 2016, the Company was the approximate 96.4% owner of Preferred Apartment Communities Operating Partnership, L.P., or the Operating Partnership.  Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, commencing with its tax year ended December 31, 2011.

Forward-Looking Statements

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Additional Information

The SEC has declared effective the registration statement (including prospectus) filed by the Company for each of the offerings to which this communication may relate.  Before you invest, you should read the final prospectus, and any prospectus supplements, forming a part of the registration statement and other documents the Company has filed with the SEC for more complete information about the Company and the offering to which this communication may relate.  In particular, you should carefully read the risk factors described in the final prospectus and in any related prospectus supplement and in the documents incorporated by reference in the final prospectus and any related prospectus supplement to which this communication may relate. You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at  Alternatively, the Company or its dealer manager, International Assets Advisory, LLC, with respect to the Follow-On Offering, and JonesTrading Institutional Services LLC, with respect to the ATM Offering, will arrange to send you a prospectus if you request it by calling Leonard A. Silverstein at (770) 818-4100, 3284 Northside Parkway NW, Suite 150, Atlanta, Georgia 30327.

The final prospectus for the Follow-On Offering, dated October 11, 2013, can be accessed through the following link:

The ATM Offering prospectus, dated July 18 2016, including a base prospectus, dated May 17, 2016, can be accessed through the following link:

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