REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY AND TERM LOANS
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2022
|Debt Disclosure [Abstract]|
|REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY AND TERM LOANS||REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY AND TERM LOANS
On May 6, 2021, the Company entered into a revolving credit and term loan agreement (“2021 Credit Agreement”) with a group of seven lenders that provides for a $250 million senior secured revolving credit facility (the “2021 Credit Facility") and a $150 million senior secured term loan facility (the “2021 Term Loan”), and delivered written notice to the administrative agent to terminate the 2017 credit agreement, which termination became effective on May 13, 2021.
The terms of the 2021 Credit Facility included: (1) a three year term ending in May 2024; (2) revolving credit loans may be made to the Company in an aggregate principal amount of up to $250 million (subject to increase as discussed below), with a sublimit under the 2021 Credit Facility for the issuance of letters of credit in an amount not to exceed $50 million; and (3) a first priority lien in unencumbered properties of the Company with an appraised value greater than or equal to $800 million which must include the Company’s Harborside 2/3 and Harborside 5 properties; and (4) a facility fee payable quarterly equal to 35 basis points if usage of the 2021 Credit Facility is less than or equal to 50%, and 25 basis points if usage of the 2021 Credit Facility is greater than 50%.
The terms of the 2021 Term Loan included: (1) an eighteen-month term ending in November 2022; (2) a single draw of the term loan commitments up to an aggregate principal amount of $150 million; and (3) a first priority lien in unencumbered properties of the Company with an appraised value greater than or equal to $800 million which must include the Company’s Harborside 2/3 and Harborside 5 properties.
Interest on borrowings under the 2021 Credit Facility and 2021 Term Loan shall be based on applicable base rate (the “Base Rate”) plus a margin ranging from 125 basis points to 275 basis points depending on the Base Rate elected, currently 0.12%. The Base Rate shall be either (A) the highest of (i) the Wall Street Journal prime rate, (ii) the greater of the then effective (x) Federal Funds Effective Rate, or (y) Overnight Bank Funding Rate plus 50 basis points, and (iii) a LIBO Rate, as adjusted for statutory reserve requirements for eurocurrency liabilities (the “Adjusted LIBO Rate”) and calculated for a one-month interest period, plus 100 basis points (such highest amount being the “ABR Rate”), or (B) the Adjusted LIBO Rate for the applicable interest period; provided, however, that the ABR Rate shall not be less than 1% and the Adjusted LIBO Rate shall not be less than zero.
The 2021 Credit Agreement, which applies to both the 2021 Credit Facility and 2021 Term Loan, includes certain restrictions and covenants which limit, among other things the incurrence of additional indebtedness, the incurrence of liens and the disposition of real estate properties, and which require compliance with financial ratios relating to the minimum collateral pool value ($800 million), maximum collateral pool leverage ratio (40 percent), minimum number of collateral pool properties (two), the maximum total leverage ratio (65 percent), the minimum debt service coverage ratio (1.10 times until May 6, 2022, 1.20 times from May 7, 2022 through May 6, 2023, and 1.40 times thereafter), and the minimum tangible net worth ratio (80% of tangible net worth as of December 31, 2020 plus 80% of net cash proceeds of equity issuances by the General Partner or the Operating Partnership).
The 2021 Credit Agreement contains “change of control” provisions that permit the lenders to declare a default and require the immediate repayment of all outstanding borrowings under the 2021 Credit Facility. These change of control provisions, which have been an event of default under the agreements governing the Company’s revolving credit facilities since June 2000, are triggered if, among other things, a majority of the seats on the Board of Directors (other than vacant seats) become occupied by directors who were neither nominated by the Board of Directors, nor appointed by the Board of Directors. If these change of control provisions were triggered, the Company could seek a forbearance, waiver or amendment of the change of control provisions from the lenders, however there can be no assurance that the Company would be able to obtain such forbearance, waiver or amendment on acceptable terms or at all. If an event of default has occurred and is continuing, the entire outstanding balance under the 2021 Credit Agreement may (or, in the case of any bankruptcy event of default, shall) become immediately due and payable, and the Company will not make any excess distributions except to enable the General Partner to continue to qualify as a REIT under the IRS Code.
On May 6, 2021, the Company drew the full $150 million available under the 2021 Term Loan and borrowed $145 million from the 2021 Credit Facility to retire the Company’s Senior Unsecured Notes. In June 2021, the Company paid down a total of $123 million of borrowings under the 2021 Term Loan, using sales proceeds from several of the Company’s suburban office property dispositions. On July 27, 2021, the Company repaid the outstanding balance of the 2021 Term Loan of $27 million using proceeds from the disposition of a suburban office properties previously held for sale. (See Note 3: Recent Transactions – Real Estate Held for Sale/Discontinued Operations/Dispositions).
After electing to use the defined leverage ratio in 2018 to determine the interest rate, the interest rate under the 2017 credit facility was based on the following total leverage ratio grid:
The Company was in compliance with its debt covenants under its revolving credit facility as of December 31, 2022.
As of December 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company had no borrowings and $148 million under its revolving credit facility, respectively.
The entire disclosure for information about short-term and long-term debt arrangements, which includes amounts of borrowings under each line of credit, note payable, commercial paper issue, bonds indenture, debenture issue, own-share lending arrangements and any other contractual agreement to repay funds, and about the underlying arrangements, rationale for a classification as long-term, including repayment terms, interest rates, collateral provided, restrictions on use of assets and activities, whether or not in compliance with debt covenants, and other matters important to users of the financial statements, such as the effects of refinancing and noncompliance with debt covenants.
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