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BRE Properties Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results

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While there can be no assurances that the company will complete the contemplated actions, the active and wholly-owned development pipeline will have a total estimated cost of $871 million of which approximately $445 million remains to be funded through the first quarter of 2015. The active and wholly-owned pipeline consists of the company’s Lawrence Station, Aviara, Solstice, Wilshire La Brea, Mission Bay and Redwood City projects.

To date, the company has funded $34 million, or 20%, of the $171 million total estimated development cost on the Pleasanton sites.

The company intends to fund the balance of the active and wholly-owned pipeline with proceeds from the future disposition of certain older, slower growth communities in its existing portfolio as well as from funds available under its $750 million unsecured revolving credit facility which had no outstanding balance as of the date of this release.

Funds from operations, the generally accepted measure of operating performance for real estate investment trusts, totaled $32.5 million, or $0.42 per share, for the third quarter of 2012, as compared with $41.5 million, or $0.55 per share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2011. Net income available to common shareholders for the third quarter totaled $12.9 million, or $0.17 per share, as compared with $17.1 million, or $0.23 per share, for the same period 2011 (a reconciliation of net income available to common shareholders to FFO is provided at the end of this release). The third quarter 2012 net income per share included gains on sales of unconsolidated partnership interests of $6.0 million, or $0.08 per share.

BRE’s year-over-year earnings and FFO results reflect the impact of the following during 2012: (1) increases in same-store community-level operating results over 2011 levels; (2) incremental NOI from acquired and newly completed communities; and (3) a reduction in interest expense and preferred stock dividends due to lower leverage levels, offset by (4) a higher level of outstanding shares from equity issued in 2011 and 2012.

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