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Boston Properties Announces Fourth Quarter 2015 Results

Reports diluted FFO per share of $1.28

Reports diluted EPS of $0.90

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 3, 2016-- Boston Properties, Inc. (NYSE: BXP), a real estate investment trust, reported results today for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2015.

Results for the quarter ended December 31, 2015

Funds from Operations (FFO) for the quarter ended December 31, 2015 were $197.3 million, or $1.28 per share basic and $1.28 per share diluted. This compares to FFO for the quarter ended December 31, 2014 of $193.2 million, or $1.26 per share basic and $1.26 per share diluted. The weighted average number of basic and diluted shares outstanding totaled approximately 153,602,000 and 153,897,000, respectively, for the quarter ended December 31, 2015 and 153,128,000 and 153,550,000, respectively, for the quarter ended December 31, 2014.

The Company’s reported FFO of $1.28 per share diluted was less than the guidance previously provided of $1.39-$1.41 per share diluted primarily due to the loss from early extinguishment of debt of $0.13 per share associated with the defeasance of the mortgage loan collateralized by 100 & 200 Clarendon Street offset by better than expected portfolio operations of $0.01 per share.

Net income available to common shareholders was $137.9 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2015, compared to $174.5 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2014. Net income available to common shareholders per share (EPS) for the quarter ended December 31, 2015 was $0.90 basic and $0.90 on a diluted basis. This compares to EPS for the quarter ended December 31, 2014 of $1.14 basic and $1.14 on a diluted basis. Net income available to common shareholders for the quarter ended December 31, 2015 includes gains on sales of real estate aggregating approximately $81.3 million, or $0.48 per share basic and $0.48 per share on a diluted basis, compared to $126.1 million, or $0.73 per share basic and $0.73 per share on a diluted basis, for the quarter ended December 31, 2014.

Results for the year ended December 31, 2015

FFO for the year ended December 31, 2015 was $823.7 million, or $5.37 per share basic and $5.36 per share diluted. This compares to FFO for the year ended December 31, 2014 of $807.5 million, or $5.27 per share basic and $5.26 per share diluted. The weighted average number of basic and diluted shares outstanding totaled 153,471,000 and 153,844,000, respectively, for the year ended December 31, 2015 and 153,089,000 and 153,620,000, respectively, for the year ended December 31, 2014.

Net income available to common shareholders was $572.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2015, compared to $433.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2014. EPS for the year ended December 31, 2015 was $3.73 basic and $3.72 on a diluted basis. This compares to EPS for the year ended December 31, 2014 of $2.83 basic and $2.83 on a diluted basis.

The reported results are unaudited and there can be no assurance that these reported results will not vary from the final information for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2015. In the opinion of management, all adjustments considered necessary for a fair presentation of these reported results have been made.

As of December 31, 2015, the Company’s portfolio consisted of 168 properties aggregating approximately 46.5 million square feet, including 11 properties under construction/redevelopment totaling approximately 4.6 million square feet. The overall percentage of leased space for the 154 properties in service (excluding the Company’s two residential properties and hotel) as of December 31, 2015 was 91.4%.

Significant events during the fourth quarter included:

  • The Company entered into a forward-starting interest rate swap contract, which fixed the ten-year swap rate on a notional amount of $25.0 million. The Company has now entered into forward-starting interest rate swap contracts which fix the ten-year swap rate at a weighted-average rate of approximately 2.423% per annum on notional amounts aggregating $550.0 million. The interest rate swap contracts were entered into in advance of a financing with a target commencement date in September 2016 and maturity in September 2026.

    767 Fifth Partners LLC [the consolidated entity in which the Company has a 60% interest and that owns 767 Fifth Avenue (the General Motors Building) in New York City] entered into forward-starting interest rate swap contracts, including two contracts entered into subsequent to December 31, 2015, which fix the ten-year swap rate on notional amounts aggregating $200.0 million. 767 Fifth Partners LLC has now entered into forward-starting interest rate swap contracts which fix the 10-year swap rate at a weighted-average rate of approximately 2.619% per annum on notional amounts aggregating $450.0 million. These interest rate swap contracts were entered into in advance of a financing with a target commencement date in June 2017 and maturity in June 2027.
  • On October 1, 2015, the Company used available cash to repay the mortgage loan collateralized by its Kingstowne Two and Kingstowne Retail properties located in Alexandria, Virginia totaling approximately $29.8 million. The mortgage loan bore interest at a fixed rate of 5.99% per annum and was scheduled to mature on January 1, 2016. There was no prepayment penalty.
  • On October 1, 2015, the Company completed the sale of a parcel of land within its Washingtonian North property located in Gaithersburg, Maryland for a gross sale price of approximately $13.3 million. Net cash proceeds, which included reimbursements for certain infrastructure costs, totaled approximately $13.8 million, resulting in a gain on sale of real estate totaling approximately $2.0 million. The parcel sold consisted of approximately 5.8 acres of the Company's approximately 18.3 acre property.
  • On October 22, 2015, a joint venture in which the Company has a 50% interest commenced construction of the Hub on Causeway at North Station containing approximately 385,000 net rentable square feet of retail and office space located in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • On October 26, 2015, the Company entered into an agreement to sell its Reston Eastgate property located in Reston, Virginia. Reston Eastgate is a parcel of land containing approximately 21.7 acres located at 11011 Sunset Hills Road. The Company also entered into a development management agreement with the buyer to develop the site into a Class A office property totaling approximately 190,000 net rentable square feet and associated parking garage. The Company expects that the sale will close by the end of the fourth quarter of 2017. However, the sale is subject to final zoning approvals and the satisfaction of customary closing conditions and there can be no assurance that the sale will be consummated on the terms currently contemplated or at all. Pending the completion of the sale, the Company has agreed with the buyer not to disclose the purchase price and other monetary terms of the transaction.
  • On November 1, 2015, the Company completed and fully placed in-service 535 Mission Street, a Class A office project with approximately 307,000 net rentable square feet located in San Francisco, California. The property is 99% leased.
  • On November 1, 2015, the Company completed and fully placed in-service The Point (formerly 99 Third Avenue), a retail project with approximately 16,000 net rentable square feet located in Waltham, Massachusetts. The property is 85% leased.
  • On December 2, 2015, the Company completed and fully placed in-service 690 Folsom Street, an office and retail project with approximately 26,000 net rentable square feet located in San Francisco, California. The property is 100% leased.
  • On December 15, 2015, the Company legally defeased the mortgage loan collateralized by its 100 & 200 Clarendon Street (formerly known as the John Hancock Tower and Garage) properties located in Boston, Massachusetts. The mortgage loan had an outstanding principal balance of $640.5 million, bore interest at a fixed rate of 5.68% per annum and was scheduled to mature on January 6, 2017. The cash required for the defeasance was approximately $667.3 million. As a result of the defeasance, the Company recognized a loss from early extinguishment of debt of approximately $22.0 million, consisting of approximately $26.8 million, which is the difference between the purchase price for the U.S. government securities acquired for the defeasance and the outstanding principal balance of the mortgage loan, and approximately $1.4 million of unamortized deferred financing costs, offset by approximately $4.8 million from the acceleration of the remaining balance of the historical fair value debt adjustment and approximately $1.4 million of accrued interest expense through the effective date of the defeasance.
  • On December 17, 2015, the Company completed the sale of its Innovation Place property for a gross sale price of $207.0 million. Net cash proceeds totaled approximately $199.3 million, resulting in a gain on sale of real estate totaling approximately $79.1 million. Innovation Place, located in San Jose, California, is a 26-acre site with one occupied and three vacant existing office buildings and a total of approximately 574,000 square feet (approximately 463,000 square feet of which are vacant) located at 3100-3130 Zanker Road. The remainder of the site is currently used for 1,699 surface parking spaces, but the land supports an additional 537,000 square feet of office/R&D development and two parking structures with a total of approximately 3,000 parking spaces.
  • On December 17, 2015, the Company announced that its Board of Directors declared a special cash dividend of $1.25 per common share, in addition to the Company's regular quarterly dividend of $0.65 per common share, which was paid on January 28, 2016 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on December 31, 2015. The decision to declare a special dividend was primarily a result of the sale of approximately $584 million of assets in 2015. The Board of Directors did not make any change to the Company's policy with respect to regular quarterly dividends. The payment of the regular quarterly dividend of $0.65 per share plus the special dividend of $1.25 per share resulted in a total payment of $1.90 per share on January 28, 2016. Holders of common units of limited partnership interest in Boston Properties Limited Partnership, the Company's Operating Partnership, as of the close of business on December 31, 2015 received the same total distribution per unit on January 28, 2016.
  • On December 22, 2015, a joint venture in which the Company has a 50% interest completed and fully placed in-service Annapolis Junction Building Eight, a Class A office project with approximately 126,000 net rentable square feet located in Annapolis, Maryland. The property is 0% leased.

Transactions completed subsequent to December 31, 2015:

  • On January 20, 2016, the Company’s Operating Partnership completed a public offering of $1.0 billion in aggregate principal amount of its 3.650% senior unsecured notes due 2026. The notes were priced at 99.708% of the principal amount to yield an effective rate (including financing fees) of 3.766% to maturity. The notes will mature on February 1, 2026, unless earlier redeemed. The aggregate net proceeds from the offering were approximately $988.9 million after deducting underwriting discounts and estimated transaction expenses.
  • On January 25, 2016, the Company’s Compensation Committee approved the 2016 Multi-Year, Long-Term Incentive Program (the “2016 MYLTIP”) as a performance-based component of the Company’s overall compensation program. The Company currently expects that under the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 718 “Compensation - Stock Compensation,” the 2016 MYLTIP will have an aggregate value of approximately $17.3 million, which amount will generally be amortized into earnings over the four-year plan period under the graded vesting method and has been reflected in the 2016 guidance below.
  • On February 1, 2016, the Company completed the sale of its 415 Main Street property (formerly Seven Cambridge Center) located in Cambridge, Massachusetts to MIT for a gross sale price of approximately $105.4 million. As part of its lease signed on July 14, 2004, MIT was granted a fixed price option to purchase the building at the beginning of the 11th lease year, which option was exercised by MIT on October 22, 2014. 415 Main Street is an office/technical property with approximately 231,000 net rentable square feet occupied by the Broad Institute.
  • On February 3, 2016, the Company entered into a lease termination agreement with a tenant for an approximately 85,000 square foot lease at its 250 West 55th Street property located in New York City. The lease was scheduled to expire on February 28, 2035. In consideration for the termination of the lease, the tenant paid the Company approximately $45.0 million, which will be recognized in the first quarter of 2016. The termination income and the corresponding reduction in rental revenue in future quarters are reflected in the 2016 guidance below.

EPS and FFO per Share Guidance:

The Company’s guidance for the first quarter and full year 2016 for EPS (diluted) and FFO per share (diluted) is set forth and reconciled below. Except as described below, the estimates reflect management’s view of current and future market conditions, including assumptions with respect to rental rates, occupancy levels and the earnings impact of the events referenced in this release and otherwise referenced during the conference call referred to below. The estimates do not include possible future gains or losses or the impact on operating results from other possible future property acquisitions or dispositions, other possible capital markets activity or possible future impairment charges. EPS estimates may be subject to fluctuations as a result of several factors, including changes in the recognition of depreciation and amortization expense and any gains or losses associated with disposition activity. The Company is not able to assess at this time the potential impact of these factors on projected EPS. By definition, FFO does not include real estate-related depreciation and amortization, impairment losses or gains or losses associated with disposition activities. There can be no assurance that the Company’s actual results will not differ materially from the estimates set forth below.

As shown below, the Company has updated its guidance for FFO per share (diluted) for the full year 2016 to $5.78 - $5.93 per share from $5.50 - $5.70 per share. The updated guidance reflects, when compared to the Company’s prior guidance, an increase in net operating income from the Company’s property portfolio of $0.05 per share and an increase from termination income, net of a reduction in rental income, from a tenant at 250 West 55th Street of $0.21 per share.

      First Quarter 2016       Full Year 2016
Low   -   High Low   -   High
Projected EPS (diluted) $

1.05

- $

1.07

$ 2.68 - $ 2.83
Add:

Projected Company Share of Real Estate
Depreciation and Amortization

0.89 - 0.89 3.45 - 3.45
Less:

Projected Company Share of Gains on Sales of
Real Estate

0.35   - 0.35   0.35   - 0.35
Projected FFO per Share (diluted) $

1.59

  - $

1.61

  $ 5.78   - $ 5.93

Boston Properties will host a conference call on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time, open to the general public, to discuss the fourth quarter and full year 2015 results, the 2016 projections and related assumptions, and other related matters that may be of interest to investors. The number to call for this interactive teleconference is (877) 706-4503 (Domestic) or (281) 913-8731 (International) and entering the passcode 23619190. A replay of the conference call will be available through February 19, 2016, by dialing (855) 859-2056 (Domestic) or (404) 537-3406 (International) and entering the passcode 23619190. There will also be a live audio webcast of the call which may be accessed on the Company’s website at www.bostonproperties.com in the Investor Relations section. Shortly after the call a replay of the webcast will be available in the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website and archived for up to twelve months following the call.

Additionally, a copy of Boston Properties’ fourth quarter 2015 “Supplemental Operating and Financial Data” and this press release are available in the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at www.bostonproperties.com.

Boston Properties is a fully integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust that develops, redevelops, acquires, manages, operates and owns a diverse portfolio of Class A office space, one hotel, four residential properties and five retail properties. The Company is one of the largest owners and developers of Class A office properties in the United States, concentrated in four markets - Boston, New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Federal securities laws. You can identify these statements by our use of the words “assumes,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “guidance,” “intends,” “plans,” “projects” and similar expressions that do not relate to historical matters. You should exercise caution in interpreting and relying on forward-looking statements because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which are, in some cases, beyond Boston Properties’ control and could materially affect actual results, performance or achievements. These factors include, without limitation, the Company’s ability to satisfy the closing conditions to the pending transactions described above, the Company’s ability to enter into new leases or renew leases on favorable terms, dependence on tenants’ financial condition, the uncertainties of real estate development, acquisition and disposition activity, the ability to effectively integrate acquisitions, the uncertainties of investing in new markets, the costs and availability of financing, the effectiveness of our interest rate hedging contracts, the ability of our joint venture partners to satisfy their obligations, the effects of local, national and international economic and market conditions, the effects of acquisitions, dispositions and possible impairment charges on our operating results, the impact of newly adopted accounting principles on the Company’s accounting policies and on period-to-period comparisons of financial results, regulatory changes and other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Boston Properties does not undertake a duty to update or revise any forward-looking statement, including its guidance for the first quarter and full fiscal year 2016, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Financial tables follow.

BOSTON PROPERTIES, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited )

    December 31,
2015
      December 31,
2014
(in thousands, except for share and par value amounts)
ASSETS      
Real estate, at cost $ 18,465,405 $ 18,231,978
Construction in progress 763,935 736,311
Land held for future development 252,195 268,114
Less: accumulated depreciation (3,925,894 ) (3,547,659 )
Total real estate 15,555,641 15,688,744
Cash and cash equivalents 723,718 1,763,079
Cash held in escrows 73,790 487,321
Investments in securities 20,380 19,459
Tenant and other receivables (net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $1,197 and $1,142, respectively) 97,865 46,595
Accrued rental income (net of allowance of $2,775 and $1,499, respectively) 754,883 691,999
Deferred charges, net 732,837 831,744
Prepaid expenses and other assets 185,118 164,432
Investments in unconsolidated joint ventures 235,224   193,394  
Total assets $ 18,379,456   $ 19,886,767  
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Liabilities:
Mortgage notes payable $ 3,438,714 $ 4,309,484
Unsecured senior notes (net of discount of $10,683 and $12,296, respectively) 5,289,317 5,287,704
Unsecured line of credit
Mezzanine notes payable 308,482 309,796
Outside members' notes payable 180,000 180,000
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 274,709 243,263
Dividends and distributions payable 327,320 882,472
Accrued interest payable 190,386 163,532
Other liabilities 483,601   502,255  
Total liabilities 10,492,529   11,878,506  
Commitments and contingencies    
Noncontrolling interests:
Redeemable preferred units of the Operating Partnership   633  
Redeemable interest in property partnership   104,692  
Equity:
Stockholders’ equity attributable to Boston Properties, Inc.:
Excess stock, $.01 par value, 150,000,000 shares authorized, none issued or outstanding

Preferred stock, $.01 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized; 5.25%  Series B cumulative redeemable preferred stock, $.01 par value,  liquidation preference $2,500 per share, 92,000 shares authorized, 80,000 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014

200,000 200,000

Common stock, $.01 par value, 250,000,000 shares authorized, 153,658,866  and 153,192,845 issued and 153,579,966 and 153,113,945 outstanding at  December 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively

1,536 1,531
Additional paid-in capital 6,305,687 6,270,257
Dividends in excess of earnings (780,952 ) (762,464 )

Treasury common stock at cost, 78,900 shares at December 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014

(2,722 ) (2,722 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (14,114 ) (9,304 )
Total stockholders’ equity attributable to Boston Properties, Inc. 5,709,435 5,697,298
Noncontrolling interests:
Common units of the Operating Partnership 603,092 603,171
Property partnerships 1,574,400   1,602,467  
Total equity 7,886,927   7,902,936  
Total liabilities and equity $ 18,379,456   $ 19,886,767  
BOSTON PROPERTIES, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

 
     

Three months ended
December 31,

      Year ended December 31,
2015     2014 2015     2014
(in thousands, except for per share amounts)
Revenue
Rental
Base rent $ 493,141 $ 484,011 $ 1,964,732 $ 1,886,339
Recoveries from tenants 88,576 85,946 355,508 339,365
Parking and other 25,132   25,724   101,981   102,593  
Total rental revenue 606,849 595,681 2,422,221 2,328,297
Hotel revenue 10,939 10,907 46,046 43,385
Development and management services 6,452   7,119   22,554   25,316  
Total revenue 624,240   613,707   2,490,821   2,396,998  
Expenses
Operating
Rental 216,642 211,077 872,252 835,290
Hotel 7,888 7,539 32,084 29,236
General and administrative 24,300 23,172 96,319 98,937
Transaction costs 470 640 1,259 3,140
Depreciation and amortization 164,460   162,430   639,542   628,573  
Total expenses 413,760   404,858   1,641,456   1,595,176  
Operating income 210,480 208,849 849,365 801,822
Other income (expense)
Income from unconsolidated joint ventures 2,211 2,700 22,770 12,769
Interest and other income 440 1,924 6,777 8,765
Gains (losses) from investments in securities 493 387 (653 ) 1,038
Interest expense (106,178 ) (117,904 ) (432,196 ) (455,743 )
Losses from early extinguishments of debt (22,040 ) (10,633 ) (22,040 ) (10,633 )
Income before gains on sales of real estate 85,406 85,323 424,023 358,018
Gains on sales of real estate 81,332   126,102   375,895   168,039  
Net income 166,738 211,425 799,918 526,057
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests
Noncontrolling interests in property partnerships (10,143 ) (13,088 ) (149,855 ) (30,561 )
Noncontrolling interest—redeemable preferred units of the Operating Partnership (9 ) (6 ) (1,023 )
Noncontrolling interest—common units of the Operating Partnership (16,098 ) (21,172 ) (66,951 ) (50,862 )
Net income attributable to Boston Properties, Inc. 140,497 177,156 583,106 443,611
Preferred dividends (2,646 ) (2,646 ) (10,500 ) (10,500 )
Net income attributable to Boston Properties, Inc. common shareholders $ 137,851   $ 174,510   $ 572,606   $ 433,111  
Basic earnings per common share attributable to Boston Properties, Inc. common shareholders:
Net income $ 0.90   $ 1.14   $ 3.73   $ 2.83  
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding 153,602   153,128   153,471   153,089  
Diluted earnings per common share attributable to Boston Properties, Inc. common shareholders:
Net income $ 0.90   $ 1.14   $ 3.72   $ 2.83  
Weighted average number of common and common equivalent shares outstanding 153,897   153,550   153,844   153,308  
BOSTON PROPERTIES, INC.

FUNDS FROM OPERATIONS (1)

(Unaudited)

     

Three months ended
December 31,

      Year ended December 31,
2015     2014 2015     2014
(in thousands, except for per share amounts)
 
Net income attributable to Boston Properties, Inc. common shareholders $ 137,851 $ 174,510 $ 572,606 $ 433,111
Add:
Preferred dividends 2,646 2,646 10,500 10,500
Noncontrolling interest - common units of the Operating Partnership 16,098 21,172 66,951 50,862
Noncontrolling interest - redeemable preferred units of the Operating Partnership 9 6 1,023
Noncontrolling interests in property partnerships 10,143 13,088 149,855 30,561
Less:
Gains on sales of real estate 81,332   126,102   375,895   168,039  
Income before gains on sales of real estate 85,406 85,323 424,023 358,018
Add:
Real estate depreciation and amortization (2) 167,968 166,665 644,595 646,463
Less:
Noncontrolling interests in property partnerships' share of funds from operations 30,828 33,866 139,569 93,864
Noncontrolling interest - redeemable preferred units of the Operating Partnership 9 6 1,023
Preferred dividends 2,646   2,646   10,500   10,500  
Funds from operations (FFO) attributable to the Operating Partnership common unitholders (including Boston Properties, Inc.) 219,900 215,467 918,543 899,094
Less:
Noncontrolling interest - common units of the Operating Partnership's share of funds from operations 22,561   22,281   94,828   91,588  
Funds from operations attributable to Boston Properties, Inc. common shareholders $ 197,339   $ 193,186   $ 823,715   $ 807,506  
Boston Properties, Inc.'s percentage share of funds from operations - basic 89.74 % 89.66 % 89.68 % 89.81 %
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic 153,602   153,128   153,471   153,089  
FFO per share basic $ 1.28   $ 1.26   $ 5.37   $ 5.27  
Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted 153,897   153,550   153,844   153,620  
FFO per share diluted $ 1.28   $ 1.26   $ 5.36   $ 5.26  

(1) Pursuant to the revised definition of Funds from Operations adopted by the Board of Governors of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“NAREIT”), we calculate Funds from Operations, or “FFO,” by adjusting net income (loss) attributable to Boston Properties, Inc. common shareholders (computed in accordance with GAAP, including non-recurring items) for gains (or losses) from sales of properties, impairment losses on depreciable real estate of consolidated real estate, impairment losses on investments in unconsolidated joint ventures driven by a measurable decrease in the fair value of depreciable real estate held by the unconsolidated joint ventures, real estate related depreciation and amortization, and after adjustment for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures. FFO is a non-GAAP financial measure. The use of FFO, combined with the required primary GAAP presentations, has been fundamentally beneficial in improving the understanding of operating results of REITs among the investing public and making comparisons of REIT operating results more meaningful. Management generally considers FFO to be a useful measure for reviewing our comparative operating and financial performance because, by excluding gains and losses related to sales of previously depreciated operating real estate assets, impairment losses and real estate asset depreciation and amortization (which can vary among owners of identical assets in similar condition based on historical cost accounting and useful life estimates), FFO can help one compare the operating performance of a company's real estate between periods or as compared to different companies.

Our computation of FFO may not be comparable to FFO reported by other REITs or real estate companies that do not define the term in accordance with the current NAREIT definition or that interpret the current NAREIT definition differently.

FFO should not be considered as an alternative to net income attributable to Boston Properties, Inc. common shareholders (determined in accordance with GAAP) as an indication of our performance. FFO does not represent cash generated from operating activities determined in accordance with GAAP, and is not a measure of liquidity or an indicator of our ability to make cash distributions. We believe that to further understand our performance, FFO should be compared with our reported net income attributable to Boston Properties, Inc. and considered in addition to cash flows in accordance with GAAP, as presented in our consolidated financial statements.

(2) Real estate depreciation and amortization consists of depreciation and amortization from the Consolidated Statements of Operations of $164,460, $162,430, $639,542 and $628,573 and our share of unconsolidated joint venture real estate depreciation and amortization of $3,994, $4,582, $6,556 and $19,251, less corporate-related depreciation and amortization of $486, $347, $1,503 and $1,361 for the three months and years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively.

BOSTON PROPERTIES, INC.

PORTFOLIO LEASING PERCENTAGES

 
             
% Leased by Location
December 31, 2015 December 31, 2014
Boston 90.6 % 91.4 %
New York 91.5 % 90.9 %
San Francisco 93.8 % 88.3 %
Washington, DC 91.0 % 94.8 %
Total Portfolio 91.4 % 91.7 %
 
 
 
 
% Leased by Type
December 31, 2015 December 31, 2014
Class A Office Portfolio 91.7 % 91.8 %
Office/Technical Portfolio 84.2 % 87.7 %
Total Portfolio 91.4 % 91.7 %

Source: Boston Properties, Inc.

Boston Properties, Inc.
Michael LaBelle, 617-236-3352
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
or
Arista Joyner, 617-236-3343
Investor Relations Manager