Annex 3: Definitions

Acquisitions and development pipeline

All properties in which Vesteda has an agreement to invest but which are still under construction and/or not yet transferred to the investment portfolio.

AFM

Autoriteit Financiële Markten (Financial Markets Authority).

AIFM-D

Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive.

CBS

Centraal Bureau voor Statistiek (Central Bureau of Statistics).

CMBS

Commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) are a type of mortgage-backed security that is secured by the mortgage right on a commercial property.

Committed pipeline

See Acquisitions and development pipeline.

Core fund

Core fund according to the INREV Style Classification.

CSSR

Corporate Sustainability and Social Responsibility.

DAEB-acitivities

Services of General Economic Interest (SGEI) also called social or regulated activities.

Dividend yield/distribution to investors (%)

Annual distribution per participation right in year t-1, paid in year t, divided by the opening equity per participation in year t.

DNB

De Nederlandsche Bank (Dutch Central Bank).

ECB

European Central Bank.

ESG

The three central factors in measuring sustainability: Environmental, Social and Governance.

Exclusive negotiations

Potential acquisitions for which Vesteda is in exclusive negotiations.

FGR

Fonds voor gemene rekening (a fund for the joint account of the participants under Dutch law, see section legal structure).

GAV

Gross Asset Value (GAV) is the value of total assets (balance sheet).

GRESB

The Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) is an industry-driven organisation committed to assessing the sustainability performance of real estate portfolios (public, private and direct) around the globe. The dynamic benchmark is used by institutional investors to engage with their investments with the aim to improve the sustainability performance of their investment portfolio, and the global property sector at large.

GRI

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is an international independent organisation that helps businesses, governments and other organisations understand and communicate the impact of business on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, corruption and many others.

Gross initial yield

Theoretical rent (on a given reference date) from a residential complex divided by the total investment in that residential complex.

Gross rental income

Theoretical rent less loss of rent.

Gross/net ratio

The percentage of property operating expenses relative to gross rental income.

Higher rental segment

Sector of the residential property market for rental properties with a net monthly rent of over approximately € 1,200, excluding service charges.

INREV

INREV is the European Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles. They are Europe's leading platform for the sharing of knowledge on the non-listed real estate industry. Their goal is to improve transparency, professionalism and best practices across the sector, making the asset class more accessible and attractive to investors.

Investment pipeline

See Committed acquisitions and development pipeline.

Investment portfolio

All fully-completed and for rent available properties owned by Vesteda.

Investor (or Participant)

Holder of a direct interest in Vesteda Residential Fund.

IVBN

Vereniging van Institutionele Beleggers in Vastgoed (Association of Institutional Property Investors).

Leverage

Debt capital/total assets.

Like-for-like rent increase

Comparison of this year’s rent to last year’s rent, taking into consideration only those complexes that were in portfolio during both time periods.

Loss of rent

Net financial vacancy plus incentives.

LTV (loan to value)

Debt capital/investment portfolio.

Management expenses

Any expenses that can not be allocated directly to the various properties are regarded as management expenses.

Mid-rental segment

Sector of the residential property market for rental properties with a net monthly rent from the regulated level to approximately € 1,200, excluding service costs.

NAV

Net asset value (NAV) is the value of Vesteda’s assets minus the value of Vesteda’s liabilities.

Net financial vacancy

Gross financial vacancy less vacancy charged to results on property sales.

Net rental income

Gross rental income minus property operating expenses and other income.

NeVap

Nederlands Vastgoedexploitatie Platform (independent Dutch Property Management Platform).

NHG

Nationale Hypotheek Garantie (National Mortgage Guarantee).

Non-DAEB activities

Services of non-General Economic Interest (SGEI) also called commercial activities.

Non-regulated sector or liberalised segment

Residential properties with rents above the regulation limit (€ 710.68 in 2016 and 2017). These properties are in the mid and higher rental sectors.

Occupancy rate

The number of residential properties actually generating rental income as a percentage of the number of properties that could generate rental income.

Other region

Regions that are not primary or secondary.

Participant (or Investor)

Holder of a direct interest in Vesteda Residential Fund.

Primary region

Primary regions are regions that offer the highest market potential for the non-regulated rental sector. These regions are characterised by a high market potential and low market risks.

Property operating expenses

All expenses that can be directly allocated to the various properties in the investment portfolio.

REER

Real Estate Expense Ratio: Total property operating expenses divided by average GAV expressed in basis points.

Regulated segment

Residential properties with rents below the deregulation limit (€ 710.68 in 2016 and 2017).

Return on equity (ROE)

Return on equity (ROE) is the amount of total comprehensive income divided by opening equity.

Reversionary potential

The difference between market and theoretical rent divided by theoretical rent.

Secondary region

Secondary regions have a lower score than primary regions but have a positive economic and demographic outlook.

TER (NAV/GAV)

Total Expense Ratio: Total management expenses divided by average NAV or average GAV expressed in basis points.

Theoretical rent

Passing rent for rented units and market rent for vacant units.

Vesteda Finance B.V.

See section legal structure.

Vesteda Investment Management B.V.

See section legal structure.

Vesteda Project Development B.V.

See section legal structure.

Vesteda Residential Fund

The Vesteda mutual fund, see section legal structure.

WSW

Waarborgfonds Sociale Woningbouw (Housing Association Guarantee).

WWS

Woningwaarderingssysteem (Points System of Rent Regulation).