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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
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FORM 10-K
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(Mark One)
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ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015
OR
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TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Commission file Number 033-20018
PRUCO LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF NEW JERSEY
in respect of
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PRUCO LIFE OF NEW JERSEY VARIABLE CONTRACT REAL PROPERTY ACCOUNT
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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New Jersey
 
22-2426091
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
213 Washington Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(973) 802-6000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
SECURITIES REGISTERED PURSUANT TO SECTION 12(b) OF THE ACT: NONE
SECURITIES REGISTERED PURSUANT TO SECTION 12(g) OF THE ACT: NONE
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PRUCO LIFE OF NEW JERSEY VARIABLE CONTRACT
REAL PROPERTY ACCOUNT
(Registrant)
INDEX
 
Item No.
 
Page No.
 
Cover Page
 
 
 
PART I
 
 
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PART II
 
 
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PART III
 
 
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PART IV
 
 
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Forward-Looking Statement Disclosure
Certain of the statements included in this Annual Report on Form 10-K, including but not limited to those in Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “expects,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “includes,” “plans,” “assumes,” “estimates,” “projects,” “intends,” “should,” “will,” “shall” or variations of such words are generally part of forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are made based on management’s current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effects upon Pruco Life Insurance Company of New Jersey, or the “Company”, or Pruco Life of New Jersey Variable Contract Real Property Account, or the “Real Property Account”. There can be no assurance that future developments affecting the Company and the Real Property Account will be those anticipated by management. These forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, and there are certain important factors that could cause actual results to differ, possibly materially, from expectations or estimates reflected in such forward-looking statements, including, among others: (1) general economic, market and political conditions, including the performance and fluctuations of fixed income, equity, real estate and other financial markets; (2) interest rate fluctuations or prolonged periods of low interest rates; (3) reestimates of our reserves for future policy benefits and claims; (4) differences between actual experience regarding mortality, morbidity, persistency, utilization, interest rates, or market returns and the assumptions we use in pricing our products, establishing liabilities and reserves or for other purposes; (5) changes in our financial strength or credit ratings; (6) investment losses and defaults; (7) competition in our product lines and for personnel; (8) changes in tax law; (9) regulatory or legislative changes, including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the U.S. Department of Labor's proposed fiduciary rules; (10) adverse determinations in litigation or regulatory matters and our exposure to contingent liabilities; (11) domestic or international military actions, natural or man-made disasters including terrorist activities or pandemic disease, or other events resulting in catastrophic loss of life; (12) ineffectiveness of risk management policies and procedures in identifying, monitoring and managing risks; (13) changes in statutory or accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America, or “U.S. GAAP”, practices or policies; and (14) interruption in telecommunication, information technology or other operational systems or failure to maintain the security, confidentiality or privacy of sensitive data on such systems. The Company and the Real Property Account do not intend, and are under no obligation, to update any particular forward-looking statement included in this document. See “Risk Factors” included in this Annual Report on Form 10-K for discussion of certain risks relating to the operation of The Prudential Variable Contract Real Property Partnership or “Partnership” and investment in our securities.
This report includes real estate market data. Market data is subject to change and there are limits on the availability and reliability of raw data and other limitations and uncertainties inherent in any survey of market data.

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Throughout this Annual Report on Form 10-K the "Real Property Account" and the "Registrant" refer to Pruco Life of New Jersey Variable Contract Real Property Account. "Pruco Life of New Jersey" or the "Company" refers to Pruco Life Insurance Company of New Jersey.

PART I
Item 1. Business
Pruco Life of New Jersey Variable Contract Real Property Account (the “Real Property Account” or the “Registrant”) was established on October 30, 1987. Pursuant to New Jersey law, the Real Property Account was established as a separate investment account of Pruco Life Insurance Company of New Jersey (“Pruco Life of New Jersey” or the “Company”). The Real Property Account was established to provide a real estate investment option offered in connection with the funding of benefits under certain variable life insurance and variable annuity contracts (the “Contracts”) issued by Pruco Life of New Jersey.
The assets of the Real Property Account are invested in The Prudential Variable Contract Real Property Partnership (the “Partnership”). The Partnership, a general partnership organized under New Jersey law on April 29, 1988, was formed through an agreement among The Prudential Insurance Company of America (“Prudential”), Pruco Life Insurance Company and Pruco Life of New Jersey (collectively known as the “General Partners”) to provide a means for assets allocated to the real estate investment option under certain variable life insurance and variable annuity contracts issued by the respective companies to be invested in a commingled pool.
The Partnership has an investment policy of investing at least 65% of its assets in direct ownership interests in income-producing real estate and participating mortgage loans. The largest portion of these real estate investments are direct ownership interests in income-producing real estate, such as office buildings, shopping centers, hotels, apartments, or industrial properties. Approximately 10% of the Partnership’s assets are generally held in cash or invested in liquid instruments and securities although the General Partners reserve discretion to increase this amount to meet partnership liquidity requirements.
Office Properties - The Partnership owns an office property in Lisle, Illinois. Total square footage owned is approximately 92,209, of which 38%, or 35,408 square feet, are leased between 1 and 5 years.
Apartment Complexes - The Partnership owns apartment properties in Austin, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina; Maplewood, New Jersey; and Seattle, Washington, comprising a total of 565 apartment units, of which 93%, or 525 units, are leased. Leases range from month-to-month to eighteen months. In addition, the Partnership owns an apartment development in Chicago, Illinois, that once completed will total 60 units.
Retail Properties - The Partnership owns retail properties in Dunn, North Carolina; Hampton, Virginia; Norcross, Georgia; Ocean City, Maryland; Roswell, Georgia; North Fort Myers, Florida; and Westminster, Maryland. Total square footage owned is approximately 839,159 of which 84%, or 703,837 square feet, are leased between 1 and 17 years.
Investment in Real Estate Trust - The Partnership liquidated its entire investment in REIT shares in December 2001 and its preferred equity investment in a REIT in March 2012.
The Partnership’s investments are maintained so as to meet the diversification requirements set forth in treasury regulations issued pursuant to Section 817(h) of the Internal Revenue Code relating to the investments of variable life insurance and variable annuity separate accounts. Section 817(h) requires, among other things, that the partnership will have no more than 55% of the assets invested in any one investment, no more than 70% of the assets will be invested in any two investments, no more than 80% of the assets will be invested in any three investments, and no more than 90% of the assets will be invested in any four investments. To comply with regulatory requirements of the State of Arizona, the Partnership will limit additional investments in any one parcel or related parcels to an amount not exceeding 10% of the Partnership’s gross assets as of the prior fiscal year.
For information regarding the Partnership’s investments, operations, and other significant events, see Item 7, Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations and Financial Statements and Supplementary Data.
The following is a description of general conditions in the U.S. real estate markets. It does not relate to specific properties held by the Partnership. The Partnership does not have widely diversified holdings; therefore, the discussions of vacancy rates, property values and returns in this section are not necessarily relevant to the Partnership’s portfolio. These results are not indicative of future performance and not necessarily indicative of the performance of the Partnership.
Market Conditions
The U.S. economy remained on a steady path of growth in 2015, which supported continued improvement in real estate fundamentals. Real GDP expanded at an average annual pace of 2.2% in the first three quarters of the year, close to the 2.4% rate in 2014, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The U.S. labor market also strengthened with total employment

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expanding by 1.9% and the unemployment rate declining to a post-recessionary low, as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Property Markets
Real estate demand continued to expand across property types. Apartment market vacancies ended 2015 slightly lower than in the previous year, despite the significant amount of development activity. Inventory growth remained at or below the 15-year historical averages for the office, retail, and industrial markets, aiding in the vacancy recovery in these sectors. As a result, operating performance rose among all property segments and valuations strengthened.
Apartment: National apartment vacancies continued to improve in 2015, owing to continued strong demographic trends. This strength contributed to rapid rent growth across the nation.
Retail: U.S. retail market fundamentals continued to improve in 2015 over 2014. Stronger consumption trends pushed up tenant demand, while new supply remains limited. As a result, vacancies fell to their lowest levels on record.
Office: The office market recovery continued to gain momentum in 2015. Accelerating office-using employment growth continues to generate stronger take-up of office space. At the same time, inventory growth remained below its 15-year historical annual average rate. As a result, vacancies tightened further, and rent growth accelerated from 2014 levels.
Industrial: National industrial absorption outpaced completions. Vacancies are generally at their lowest levels since 1999. Healthy fundamentals boosted rent growth to a post-recessionary highs in 2015.
Hotel: The hotel market continued to improve in 2015. Strong occupancies supported a substantial increase in revenue per available room in 2015, though this marked a moderation in growth from the previous year.

Item 1A. Risk Factors
You should carefully consider the following risks. These risks are not exclusive, and additional risks to which we are subject include, but are not limited to, the factors mentioned under “Forward-Looking Statements” above and the risks of our business described elsewhere in this Annual Report on Form 10-K. Many of these risks are interrelated and could occur under similar business and economic conditions, and the occurrence of certain of them may in turn cause the emergence, or exacerbate the effect of, others. Such a combination could materially increase the severity of the impact of these risks on our businesses, results of operations, financial condition and liquidity. Throughout this section “we” and “our” refer to the Company.
Market fluctuations and general economic, market and political conditions may adversely affect our business and profitability.
Our business and our results of operations may be materially adversely affected by conditions in the global financial markets and by economic conditions generally.
Even under relatively favorable market conditions, our insurance and annuity products, as well as our investment returns and our access to and cost of financing, are sensitive to fixed income, equity, real estate and other market fluctuations and general economic, market and political conditions. These fluctuations and conditions could adversely affect our results of operations, financial position and liquidity, including in the following respects:
 
The profitability of many of our insurance and annuities products depends in part on the value of the separate accounts supporting these products, which can fluctuate substantially depending on the foregoing conditions.
A change in market conditions, such as high inflation and high interest rates, could cause a change in consumer sentiment and behavior adversely affecting sales and persistency of our savings and protection products. Conversely, low inflation and low interest rates could cause persistency of these products to vary from that anticipated and adversely affect profitability (as further described below). Similarly, changing economic conditions and unfavorable public perception of financial institutions can influence customer behavior, including increasing claims or surrenders in certain product lines.
Adverse capital market conditions could significantly affect our ability to meet liquidity needs, our access to capital and our cost of capital. Under such conditions, we may seek additional debt or equity capital but may be unable to obtain it.
Adverse capital market conditions could affect the availability and cost of borrowed funds and could impact our ability to refinance existing borrowings, thereby ultimately impacting our profitability and ability to support or grow our businesses. We need liquidity to pay our operating expenses, interest, and maturities on our debt and dividends on our capital stock. The principal sources of our

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liquidity are insurance premiums, annuity considerations, cash flow from our investment portfolio, and fees from separate account assets.
In the normal course of business, the Partnership enters into loan agreements with certain lenders to finance its real estate investment transactions. Unfavorable economic conditions could increase related borrowing costs, limit access to the capital markets or result in a decision by lenders not to extend credit to the Partnership. There is no guarantee that the Partnership’s borrowing arrangements or ability to obtain leverage will continue to be available, or if available, will be available on terms and conditions acceptable to the Partnership. Further, these loan agreements contain, among other conditions, events of default and various covenants and representations. In the normal course of business, the Partnership may be in the process of renegotiating terms for loans outstanding that have passed their maturity dates. At December 31, 2015, the Partnership had no outstanding matured loans.
A decline in market value of the Partnership’s assets may also have particular adverse consequences in instances where the Partnership borrowed money based on the fair value of specific assets. A decrease in market value of these assets may result in the lender requiring the Partnership to post additional collateral or otherwise repay these loans.
In the event the Partnership’s current investment obligations are not refinanced or extended when they become due and/or the Partnership is required to repay such borrowings and obligation, management anticipates that the repayment of these obligations will be provided by operating cash flow, new debt refinancing, and real estate investment sales.
The companies offering the Contracts and the Partnership are heavily regulated and changes in regulation may adversely affect our results of operations and financial condition.
Our business is subject to comprehensive regulation and supervision. The purpose of this regulation is primarily to protect our customers. Many of the laws and regulations to which we are subject are regularly re-examined, and existing or future laws and regulations may become more restrictive or otherwise adversely affect our operations. The financial market dislocations we have experienced have produced, and are expected to continue to produce, extensive changes in existing laws and regulations, and regulatory frameworks, applicable to our business.
Compliance with applicable laws and regulations is time consuming and personnel-intensive, and changes in these laws and regulations may materially increase our direct and indirect compliance and other expenses of doing business, thus having a material adverse effect on our financial condition or results of operations.
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd Frank”) subjects the Company, its parent and its affiliates to substantial additional federal regulation and we cannot predict the effect on our business, results of operations, cash flows or financial condition.
In 2013, the Financial Stability Oversight Council (the “Council”) made a final determination that Prudential Financial, Inc. (“Prudential Financial”), the ultimate parent of the Company, should be subject to stricter prudential regulatory standards and supervision by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Board (“FRB”) as a “Designated Financial Company” pursuant to Dodd-Frank, thereby subjecting us to substantial federal regulation, much of it pursuant to regulations not yet promulgated. Dodd-Frank directs existing and newly-created government agencies and bodies to promulgate regulations implementing the law, a process that is underway and expected to continue over the next few years. We cannot predict the timing or requirements of the regulations not yet adopted under Dodd-Frank or how such regulations will impact our business, Prudential Financial’s credit ratings or the Company’s financial strength ratings, results of operations, cash flows, financial condition or competitive position. Furthermore, we cannot predict whether such regulations will make it advisable or how regulators will advise or require us to hold or raise additional capital or liquid assets, potentially affecting capital deployment activities, including buying back shares or paying dividends. Key aspects of Dodd-Frank’s impact on us include:
 
As a Designated Financial Company, Prudential Financial is now subject to supervision and examination by the FRB and to stricter prudential standards, which include or will include requirements and limitations (many of which are the subject of ongoing rule-making) relating to capital, leverage, liquidity, stress-testing, overall risk management, credit exposure reporting, early remediation, managing interlocks, credit concentration and resolution, and recovery planning. If the FRB and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) jointly determine that Prudential Financial’s resolution plan is deficient, they may impose more stringent capital, leverage, or liquidity requirements, or restrictions on our growth, activities, or operations. Any continuing failure to adequately remedy the deficiencies could result in the FRB and the FDIC jointly, in consultation with the Council, ordering divestiture of certain operations or assets. In addition, failure to meet defined measures of financial condition could result in substantial restrictions on Prudential Financial’s business and capital distributions. Prudential Financial is now also subject to stress tests to be promulgated by the FRB which could cause Prudential Financial to alter our business practices or affect the perceptions of regulators, rating agencies,

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customers, counterparties or investors of our financial strength. We cannot predict the requirements of the regulations not yet adopted or how the FRB will apply these prudential standards to Prudential Financial. As a Designated Financial Company, Prudential Financial must also seek pre-approval from the FRB for acquisition of certain companies engaged in financial activities.
As a Designated Financial Company, Prudential Financial could also be subject to additional capital requirements for, and other restrictions on, proprietary trading and sponsorship of, and investment in, hedge, private equity and other covered funds.
The Council could recommend new or heightened standards and safeguards for activities or practices in which Prudential Financial and other financial services companies engage. We cannot predict whether any such recommendations will be made or their effect on our business, results of operations, cash flows or financial condition.
Dodd-Frank created a new framework for regulation of the over-the-counter derivatives markets which could impact various activities of Prudential Global Funding LLC, Prudential Financial and its insurance subsidiaries, which use derivatives for various purposes (including hedging interest rate, foreign currency and equity market exposures). While many of the regulations required to be promulgated under Dodd-Frank with respect to derivatives markets have been adopted by the applicable regulatory agencies, the regulations that remain to be adopted or that have not been fully implemented could substantially increase the cost of hedging and related operations, affect the profitability of our products or their attractiveness to our clients or cause us to alter our hedging strategy or implementation thereof or increase and/or change the composition of the risks we do not hedge. In particular, the Company continues to monitor increased capital requirements for derivatives transactions that may be imposed on banks that are our counterparties.
Title II of Dodd-Frank provides that a financial company such as Prudential Financial may be subject to a special orderly liquidation process outside the federal bankruptcy code, administered by the FDIC as receiver, upon a determination that Prudential Financial is in default or in danger of default and presents a systemic risk to U.S. financial stability, and Prudential Financial U.S. insurance subsidiaries would be subject to rehabilitation and liquidation proceedings under state insurance law. We cannot predict how creditors of Prudential Financial or its insurance and non-insurance subsidiaries, including the holders of Prudential Financial debt, will evaluate this potential or whether it will impact our financing or hedging costs.
Changes in the legislation and regulation of retirement products and services, including proposed regulations released by the DOL in 2015, could adversely affect our business, results of operations, cash flows and financial condition.

In April 2015, the DOL released a proposed regulation, accompanied by new class exemptions and proposed amendments to long-standing exemptions from the prohibited transaction provisions under ERISA, and it is expected that the DOL will seek to promulgate final rules in 2016. If enacted, the rules will redefine who would be considered a “fiduciary” for purposes of transactions with plans, plan participants and IRAs. We cannot predict the exact nature and scope of any new final rules or their impact on our business; however, the new rules may effectively impose limits on interactions with existing and prospective customers in our Individual Life (including Prudential Advisors) and Individual Annuities businesses. In addition, we may experience increased costs if we need to adapt our technology and operational infrastructure to meet disclosure and compliance requirements under the proposed rules. Our compliance with the proposed rules could lead to a loss of customers and revenues, and otherwise adversely affect our business, results of operations, cash flows and financial condition. If the proposed rules are adopted in their current form, significant potential impacts on certain of our businesses would include the following.

Prudential Advisors: We expect compliance with the “best interest contract exemption” will be required for IRA and small plan retirement accounts for a wide range of products, representing a significant part of Prudential Advisors’ total business. This would give customers a private right of action for breach of contract if an advisor provides advice that is not in the customer’s best interest. We expect this would result in additional costs, oversight and litigation risks, as well as changes to compensation and benefit structures and may require us to review product offerings to ensure a sufficient variety of non-proprietary options.

Annuities: Certain distributors may restrict the sale of annuities, and may remove themselves as broker of record, transitioning servicing and compliance back to Prudential. In addition, we may need to alter our product design to emphasize simplicity, transparency and reduced fees. We may also need to monitor wholesaling and other sales support activities so as not to be considered fiduciary advice, which would subject those activities to greater liability.
Foreign governmental actions could subject us to substantial additional regulation.
In addition to the adoption of Dodd-Frank in the United States, the Financial Stability Board (“FSB”), has issued a series of proposals intended to produce significant changes in how financial companies, particularly those that are members of large and complex financial groups, should be regulated.

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The FSB identified Prudential Financial as a global systemically important insurer (“G-SII”). The framework policy measures for G-SIIs published by the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (the “IAIS”) include enhanced group-wide supervision, enhanced capital standards, enhanced liquidity planning and management, and development of a risk reduction plan and recovery and resolution plans. The IAIS has released a basic capital requirement ("BCR") and higher loss absorbency ("HLA") standard that have been approved by the FSB and G20 and implementation in 2019. The IAIS is also developing ComFrame for the supervision of Internationally Active Insurance Groups that seeks to promote effective and globally-consistent supervision of the insurance industry and contribute to global financial stability through uniform standards for insurer corporate governance, enterprise risk management and other control functions, group-wide supervision and group capital adequacy. ComFrame is also scheduled to be adopted by the IAIS in 2019. Policy measures applicable to G-SIIs would need to be implemented by legislation or regulation in each applicable jurisdiction. We cannot predict the impact of BCR, HLA, or ComFrame on our business or the outcome of Prudential Financial’s identification as a G-SII on the regulation of the Company.
Changes in accounting requirements could negatively impact our reported results of operations and our reported financial position.

Accounting standards are continuously evolving and subject to change. For example, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") has an ongoing project to revise accounting standards for insurance contracts. While the final resolution of changes to U.S. GAAP pursuant to this project is unclear, changes to the manner in which we account for insurance products, or other changes in accounting standards, could have a material effect on our reported results of operations and financial condition. Further, changes in accounting standards may impose special demands on issuers in areas such as corporate governance, internal controls and disclosure, and may result in substantial conversion costs to implement.
Changes in U.S. federal income tax law or in the income tax laws of other jurisdictions in the U.S. in which we operate could make some of the Company’s products less attractive to consumers and also increase the Company's tax costs.
There is uncertainty regarding U.S. taxes both for individuals and corporations. Discussions in Washington continue concerning the need to reform the tax code, primarily by lowering tax rates and broadening the base by reducing or eliminating certain tax expenditures. Reducing or eliminating certain tax expenditures could make the Company’s products less attractive to customers. It is unclear whether or when Congress may take up overall tax reform and what would be the impact of reform on the Company and its products.
However, even in the absence of overall tax reform, the large federal deficit, as well as the budget constraints faced by many states and localities, increases the likelihood that Congress and state and local governments will raise revenue by enacting legislation increasing the taxes paid by individuals and corporations. This can be accomplished either by raising rates or otherwise changing the tax rules.
Congress from time to time considers legislation that could make the Company’s products less attractive to consumers. Current U.S. federal income tax laws generally permit certain holders to defer taxation on the build-up of value of annuities and life insurance products until payments are actually made to the policyholder or other beneficiary and to exclude from taxation the death benefit paid under a life insurance contract. While higher tax rates increase the benefits of tax deferral on the build-up of value of annuities and life insurance, making the Company’s products more attractive to consumers, legislation that reduces or eliminates deferral would have a potential negative effect on the Company’s products.
Congress, as well as state and local governments, also considers from time to time legislation that could increase the amount of corporate taxes we pay, thereby reducing earnings. For example, changes in the law relating to tax reserving methodologies for term life or universal life insurance policies with secondary guarantees or other products could result in higher current taxes.
The products the Company sells have different tax characteristics, in some cases generating tax deductions for the Company. The level of profitability of certain of the Company’s products is significantly dependent on these characteristics and the Company’s ability to continue to generate taxable income, which is taken into consideration when pricing products and is a component of the Company’s capital management strategies. Accordingly, changes in tax law, the Company’s ability to generate taxable income, or other factors impacting the availability or value of the tax characteristics generated by the Company’s products, could impact product pricing and returns or require the Company to reduce its sales of these products or implement other actions that could be disruptive to our businesses. In addition, the adoption of “principles based” approaches for statutory reserves may lead to significant changes to the way tax reserves are determined and thus reduce future tax deductions.
Interruption in telecommunication, information technology and other operational systems, or a failure to maintain the security, confidentiality or privacy of sensitive data residing on such systems, could harm our business.

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We depend heavily on our telecommunication, information technology and other operational systems and on the integrity and timeliness of data we use to run our businesses and service our customers. These systems may fail to operate properly or become disabled as a result of events or circumstances wholly or partly beyond our control. Further, we face the risk of operational and technology failures by others, including clearing agents, exchanges and other financial intermediaries and of vendors and parties to which we outsource the provision of services or business operations. If these parties do not perform as anticipated, we may experience operational difficulties, increased costs and other adverse effects on our business. These risks are heightened by our offering of increasingly complex products, such as those that feature automatic asset transfer or re-allocation strategies, and by our employment of complex investment, trading and hedging programs.
Despite our implementation of a variety of security measures, our information technology and other systems could be subject to physical or electronic break-ins, unauthorized tampering or other security breaches, resulting in a failure to maintain the security, confidentiality or privacy of sensitive data, including personal information relating to customers or in the misappropriation of our intellectual property or proprietary information. Many financial services institutions and companies engaged in data processing have reported breaches in the security of their websites or other systems, some of which have involved sophisticated and targeted attacks intended to obtain unauthorized access to confidential information, destroy data, disrupt or degrade service, sabotage systems or cause other damage, often through the introduction of computer viruses or malware, cyber attacks and other means.
Despite our efforts to ensure the integrity of our systems, it is possible that we may not be able to anticipate or to implement effective preventive measures against all security breaches of these types, especially because the techniques used change frequently or are not recognized until launched, and because cyber attacks can originate from a wide variety of sources, including third parties outside of Prudential Financial such as persons who are involved with organized crime or associated with external service providers or who may be linked to terrorist organizations or hostile foreign governments. Those parties may also attempt to fraudulently induce employees, customers or other users of Prudential Financial’s systems to disclose sensitive information in order to gain access to our data or that of our customers or clients. In addition, while the Company has certain standards for all vendors that provide us services, our vendors, and in turn, their own service providers, may become subject to a security breach, including as a result of their failure to perform in accordance with contractual arrangements.

Security breaches or other technological failures may also result in regulatory inquiries, regulatory proceedings, regulatory and litigation costs, and reputational damage. We may incur reimbursement and other expenses, including the costs of litigation and litigation settlements and additional compliance costs. We may also incur considerable expenses in enhancing and upgrading computer systems and systems security following such a failure.
Interruption in telecommunication, information technology and other operational systems, or a failure to maintain the security, confidentiality or privacy of sensitive data residing on such systems, whether due to actions by us or others, could delay or disrupt our ability to do business and service our customers, harm our reputation, result in a violation of applicable privacy and other laws, subject us to substantial regulatory sanctions and other claims, lead to a loss of customers and revenues, or financial loss to our customers and otherwise adversely affect our business.
The occurrence of natural or man-made disasters could adversely affect our operations, results of operations and financial condition.
The occurrence of natural disasters, including hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, fires, explosions, pandemic disease and man-made disasters, including acts of terrorism and military actions, could adversely affect our operations, results of operations or financial condition, including in the following respects:
 
Catastrophic loss of life due to natural or man-made disasters could cause us to pay benefits at higher levels and/or materially earlier than anticipated and could lead to unexpected changes in persistency rates.
A man-made or natural disaster, such as an earthquake in Japan, could result in disruptions in our operations, losses in our investment portfolio or the failure of our counterparties to perform, or cause significant volatility in global financial markets.
A terrorist attack affecting financial institutions in the United States or elsewhere could negatively impact the financial services industry in general and our business operations, investment portfolio and profitability in particular.
Pandemic disease could have a severe adverse effect on the Company’s business. The potential impact of such a pandemic on the Company’s results of operations and financial position is highly speculative, and would depend on numerous factors, including: the effectiveness of vaccines and the rate of contagion; the regions of the world most affected; the effectiveness of treatment for the infected population; the rates of mortality and morbidity among various segments of the insured population; the collectability of reinsurance; the possible macroeconomic effects of a pandemic on the

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Company’s asset portfolio; the effect on lapses and surrenders of existing policies, as well as sales of new policies; and many other variables.
The above risks are more pronounced in respect of geographic areas, including major metropolitan centers, where we have concentrations of customers, including under group and individual life insurance, concentrations of employees or significant operations, and in respect of countries and regions in which we operate subject to a greater potential threat of military action or conflict.
There can be no assurance that our business continuation plans and insurance coverages would be effective in mitigating any negative effects on our operations or profitability in the event of a terrorist attack or other disaster.
Finally, climate change may increase the frequency and severity of weather related disasters. In addition, climate change regulation may affect the prospects of companies and other entities whose securities we hold and other counterparties, including reinsurers, and affect the value of investments, including real estate investments we hold or manage for others. We cannot predict the long term impacts on us from climate change or related regulation.
Risks associated with real estate investing
Liquidity of Investments
Because the Real Property Account will, through the Partnership, invest primarily in real estate, its assets will not be as liquid as the investments generally made by separate accounts of life insurance companies funding variable life insurance and variable annuity contracts. The Partnership will, however, hold approximately 10% of the Partnership's assets in cash or invested in liquid instruments and securities although the general partners reserve discretion to increase this amount to meet partnership liquidity requirements.
We have taken steps to ensure that the Partnership will be liquid enough to meet all anticipated withdrawals by the General Partners to meet the separate accounts’ liquidity requirements. It is possible that the Partnership may need to dispose of a real property or mortgage loan investment promptly in order to meet such withdrawal requests.
General Risks of Real Property Investments
By participating in the Real Property Account and thereby in the investment performance of the Partnership, you will be subject to many of the risks of real property investments. These include:
1. Risks of Ownership of Real PropertiesThe Partnership will be subject to the risks inherent in the ownership of real property such as fluctuations in occupancy rates and operating expenses and variations in rental schedules. It may be adversely affected by general and local economic conditions, the supply of and demand for properties of the type in which the Partnership invests, zoning laws, and real property tax rates. Operation of property in which the Partnership invests will primarily involve rental of that property to tenants. The financial failure of a tenant resulting in the termination of their lease might cause a reduction in the cash flow to the Partnership. If a lease is terminated, there is no assurance that the Partnership will be able to find a new tenant for the property on terms as favorable to the Partnership as those from the prior tenant. Investments in hotels are subject to additional risk from the daily turnover and fluctuating occupancy rates of hotel rooms and the absence of long-term tenants.
The Partnership’s properties will also be subject to the risk of loss due to certain types of property damage (such as from nuclear power plant accidents and wars) which are either uninsurable or not economically insurable.
2. Risks of Mortgage Loan Investments. The Partnership’s mortgage loan investments will be subject to the risk of default by the borrowers. In this event the Partnership would have the added responsibility of foreclosing on or pursuing other remedies on the underlying properties to protect the value of its mortgage loans. A borrower’s ability to meet its mortgage loan payments will be dependent upon the risks generally inherent to the ownership of real property. Mortgage loans made by the Partnership will generally not be personal obligations of the borrowers. The Partnership will only rely on the value of the underlying property for its security. Mechanic's, material men’s, government, and other liens may have or obtain priority over the Partnership’s security interest in the property.
In addition, the Partnership’s mortgage loan investments will be subject to prepayment risks. If the terms of the mortgage loans permit, mortgagors may prepay the loans, thus possibly changing the Partnership’s return.
Junior mortgage loans (including wraparound mortgage loans) will be subject to greater risk than first mortgage loans, since they will be subordinate to liens of senior mortgagees. In the event a default occurs on a senior mortgage, the Partnership may be

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required to make payments or take other actions to cure the default (if it has the right to do so) in order to prevent foreclosure on the senior mortgage and possible loss of all or portions of the Partnership’s investment. “Due on sale” clauses included in some senior mortgages, accelerating the amount due under the senior mortgage in the case of sale of the property, may be applied to the sale of the property upon foreclosure by the Partnership of its junior mortgage loan.
The risk of lending on real estate increases as the proportion of the amount of the mortgage loan bears to the fair market value of the real estate increases. The Partnership usually does not make mortgage loans of over 80% of the estimated or appraised value of the property that secures the loan. There can be no assurance, that in the event of a default, the Partnership will realize an amount equal to the estimated or appraised value of the property on which a mortgage loan was made.
Mortgage loans made by the Partnership may be subject to state usury laws. These laws impose limits on interest charges and possible penalties for violation of those limits, including restitution of excess interest, unenforceability of debt, and treble damages. The Partnership does not intend to make mortgage loans at usurious rates of interest. Uncertainties in determining the legality of interest rates and other borrowing charges under some statutes could result in inadvertent violations, in which case the Partnership could incur the penalties mentioned above.
3. Risks with Participations. The Partnership may seek to invest in mortgage loans and leasebacks with participations, which will provide the Partnership with both fixed interest and additional interest based upon gross revenues, sale proceeds, and/or other variable amounts. If the interest income received by the Partnership is based, in part, on a percentage of the gross revenues or sale proceeds of the underlying property, the Partnership’s income will depend on the success in the leasing of the underlying property, the management and operation of such property by the borrower or lessee and upon the market value of the property upon ultimate disposition. If the Partnership negotiates a mortgage loan with a lower fixed interest rate and an additional percentage of the gross revenues or eventual sale proceeds of the underlying property, and the underlying property fails to generate increased revenues or to appreciate, the Partnership will have foregone a potentially greater fixed return without receiving the benefit of appreciation. State laws may limit participations. In the event of the borrower’s bankruptcy, it is possible that as a result of the Partnership’s interest in the gross revenues or sale proceeds, a court could treat the Partnership as a partner or joint venturer with the borrower, and the Partnership could lose the priority its security interest would have been given, or be liable for the borrower’s debts. The Partnership will structure its participations to avoid being characterized as a partner or joint venturer with the borrower.
4. Risks with Sale-Leaseback Transactions. Leaseback transactions typically involve the acquisition of land and improvements thereon and the leaseback of such land and improvements to the seller or another party. The value of the land and improvements will depend, in large part, on the performance and financial stability of the lessee and its tenants, if any. The tenants’ leases may have shorter terms than the leaseback. Therefore, the lessee’s future ability to meet payment obligations to the Partnership will depend on its ability to obtain renewals of such leases or new leases upon satisfactory terms and the ability of the tenants to meet their rental payments to the lessee.
An affiliate of the Partnership investigates the stability and creditworthiness of lessees in all commercial properties the Partnership may acquire, including leaseback transactions. However, a lessee in a leaseback transaction may have few, if any, assets. The Partnership will therefore rely for its security on the value of the land and improvements. When the Partnership’s leaseback interest is subordinate to other interests in the land or improvements, such as a first mortgage or other lien, the Partnership’s leaseback will be subject to greater risk. A default by a lessee or other premature termination of the leaseback may result in the Partnership being unable to recover its investment unless the property is sold or leased on favorable terms. The ability of the lessee to meet its obligations under the leaseback, and the value of a property, may be affected by a number of factors inherent in the ownership of real property which are described above. Furthermore, the long-term nature of a leaseback may, in the future, result in the Partnership receiving lower average annual rentals. However, this risk may be lessened if the Partnership obtains Participations in connection with its leasebacks.
Item 1B. Unresolved Staff Comments
None.
Item  2. Properties
Not Applicable.
Item 3. Legal Proceedings
None.
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

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Not Applicable.

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PART II
Item 5. Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities
Owners of the contracts may participate by allocating all or part of the net premiums or purchase payments to the Real Property Account. Contract values vary with the performance of the Real Property Account’s investments through the Partnership. Participating interests in the Real Property Account are not traded in any public market; therefore a discussion of market information is not relevant.
As of December 31, 2015, approximately 1,748 contract owners of record held investments in the Real Property Account.
Item 6. Selected Financial Data
The Partnership Results of Operations and Financial Position are summarized as follows:
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS:
 
 
Year Ended December 31,
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
2015
 
2014
 
2013
 
2012
 
2011
Total Investment Income
$
22,394,116

 
$
25,546,941

 
$
28,525,763

 
$
26,066,202

 
$
24,372,936

Net Investment Income
$
6,711,044

 
$
7,474,906

 
$
9,574,870

 
$
8,712,225

 
$
8,559,353

Net Recognized and Unrealized Gain (Loss) on Investments
12,722,180

 
6,735,778

 
9,086,821

 
3,880,392

 
14,773,499

Net Increase (Decrease) in Net Assets Resulting From Operations
$
19,433,224

 
$
14,210,684

 
$
18,661,691

 
$
12,592,617

 
$
23,332,852

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FINANCIAL POSITION:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
December 31,
 
2015
 
2014
 
2013
 
2012
 
2011
Total Assets
$
282,846,397

 
$
270,945,663

 
$
258,378,190

 
$
246,011,495

 
$
212,980,362

Investment Level Debt
$
66,598,081

 
$
70,006,898

 
$
59,223,759

 
$
56,775,225

 
$
33,464,270



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ITEM 7. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

All of the assets of the Real Property Account are invested in the Partnership. Accordingly, the liquidity and capital resources and results of operations for the Real Property Account are contingent upon those of the Partnership. Therefore, this management’s discussion and analysis addresses these items at the Partnership level. The General Partners in the Partnership are The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Pruco Life Insurance Company and Pruco Life of New Jersey, or collectively, the “General Partners”.
The following discussion and analysis of the liquidity and capital resources and results of operations of the Partnership should be read in conjunction with the audited financial statements of the Real Property Account and the audited consolidated financial statements of the Partnership and the related Notes included in this filing.
(a) Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of December 31, 2015, the Partnership’s liquid assets, consisting of cash and cash equivalents, were approximately $14.4 million, a decrease of approximately $17.9 million from $32.3 million as of December 31, 2014. The decrease was primarily due to the following activities: (a) $10.3 million of equity for an acquisition of an apartment complex located in Maplewood, New Jersey; (b) $6.1 million of equity for an acquisition of an apartment development located in Chicago, Illinois; (c) $5.0 million distribution to the General Partners’ controlling interest; (d) $1.1 million of principal payments on financed properties; (e) $12.6 million for a loan payoff at the retail property in Roswell, Georgia; (f) $0.3 million in distribution to joint venture partners; and (g) $2.0 million paid for capital improvements. The $2.0 million payment for capital improvements included the following items: (a) $1.0 million for leasing expenses at the office property in Lisle, Illinois; (b) $0.2 million for unit upgrades at one of the apartment properties in Seattle, Washington; (c) $0.2 million for space renovations at the retail property in Hampton, Virginia; (d) $0.2 million for unit upgrades at the apartment property in Charlotte, North Carolina; and (e) $0.4 million for capital improvements and transaction costs associated with leasing expenses at various properties. Primarily offsetting the decreases were increases from the following activities: (a) net cash flow generated from property operations of $6.3 million; and (b) $12.7 million of proceeds from the sale of the office in Beaverton, Oregon.
Sources of liquidity included net cash flow from property operations and interest from cash equivalents. The Partnership uses cash for its real estate investment activities and for distributions to its General Partners. As of December 31, 2015, approximately 5.1% of the Partnership’s total assets consisted of cash and cash equivalents.
(b) Results of Operations
The following is a comparison of the Partnership’s results of operations for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014.
Net investment income/(loss) overview
The Partnership’s net investment income attributable to the General Partners’ controlling interest for the year ended December 31, 2015 was approximately $6.1 million, a decrease of approximately $0.8 million from the prior year period. The decrease in net investment income attributable to the General Partners’ controlling interest was primarily due to a decrease of $1.3 million in the office sector investments’ and a decrease of $1.0 million in the hotel property’s net investment income from the prior year period. Partially offsetting the decrease was an increase of approximately $1.1 million from the prior year period in net investment income attributable to the General Partners’ controlling interest from the retail sector and an increase of approximately $0.7 million from the prior year period in net investment income attributable to the General Partners’ controlling interest from the apartment sector. Additionally, there was an increase of approximately $0.3 million of other expense as compared to prior period.
Valuation overview
The Partnership recorded a net recognized gain attributable to the General Partners’ controlling interest of $0.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2015, compared to $0.5 million of recognized gain for the prior year period. A net recognized gain of $0.1 million was attributable to the sale of one office investment located in Beaverton, Oregon. The Partnership recorded a net unrealized gain attributable to the General Partners’ controlling interest of approximately $10.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2015. This is compared with a net unrealized gain attributable to the General Partners’ controlling interest of approximately $5.5 million for the prior year period. The unrealized gains attributable to the General Partners’ controlling interest for the year ended December 31, 2015 were primarily due to valuation increases in the retail and apartment sector investments. Partially offsetting the unrealized gain was an unrealized loss of approximately $1.2 million from the office sector.

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The following table presents a comparison of the Partnership’s sources of net investment income attributable to the General Partners’ controlling interest and net recognized and unrealized gains or (losses) attributable to the General Partners’ controlling interest for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014.
 
Year Ended December 31,
 
2015
 
2014
Net Investment Income:
 
 
 
Office properties
$
(386,446
)
 
$
902,364

Apartment properties
4,167,541

 
3,462,902

Retail properties
5,643,088

 
4,512,048

Hotel property
(55,098
)
 
911,295

Other (including interest income, investment management fee, etc.)
(3,300,701
)
 
(2,959,125
)
Total Net Investment Income
$
6,068,384

 
$
6,829,484

Net Recognized Gain (Loss) on Real Estate Investments:
 
 
 
Office properties
$
125,879

 
$

Hotel property

 
476,599

Net Recognized Gain (Loss) on Real Estate Investments
$
125,879

 
$
476,599

Net Unrealized Gain (Loss) on Real Estate Investments:
 
 
 
Office properties
$
(1,179,179
)
 
$
1,123,467

Apartment properties
6,597,881

 
2,815,220

Retail properties
5,203,865

 
1,598,996

Net Unrealized Gain (Loss) on Real Estate Investments
10,622,567

 
5,537,683

Net Recognized and Unrealized Gain (Loss) on Real Estate Investments
$
10,748,446

 
$
6,014,282


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OFFICE PROPERTIES
Year Ended December 31,
Net Investment
Income/(Loss)
2015
 
Net Investment
Income/(Loss)
2014
 
Recognized/
Unrealized
Gain/(Loss)
2015
 
Unrealized
Gain/(Loss)
2014
 
Occupancy
2015
 
Occupancy
2014
Property
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lisle, IL
$
(141,037
)
 
$
323,305

 
$
(1,179,179
)
 
$
(852,520
)
 
55
%
 
38
%
Brentwood, TN #1 (1)

 
15,096

 

 

 
N/A

 
N/A

Beaverton, OR (2)
(245,409
)
 
546,941

 
125,879

 
1,975,987

 
N/A

 
100
%
Brentwood, TN #2 (1)

 
17,022

 

 

 
N/A

 
N/A

 
$
(386,446
)
 
$
902,364

 
$
(1,053,300
)
 
$
1,123,467

 
 
 
 
(1) The Brentwood, Tennessee properties were sold on December 12, 2013. The net investment income in 2014 represents post closing accrual write-offs.  
(2) The Beaverton, Oregon property was sold on June 8, 2015.
Net investment income/(loss)
Net investment income attributable to the General Partners’ controlling interest for the Partnership’s office properties was a loss of approximately $0.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2015, which represents a decrease of approximately $1.3 million from the prior year period. The decrease in net investment income is primarily due to lease termination fees paid in 2014 at the property in Lisle, Illinois, and expenses from the sale of the property in Beaverton, Oregon in 2015.
Recognized and Unrealized gain/(loss)
The office properties owned by the Partnership recorded a net recognized and unrealized loss attributable to the General Partners’ controlling interest of approximately $1.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2015, compared with a net unrealized gain attributable to the General Partners’ controlling interest of approximately $1.1 million from the prior year period. The net unrealized loss attributable to the General Partners’ controlling interest for the year ended December 31, 2015 was primarily due to increased investment rates reflecting market activity at the property in Lisle, Illinois. Partially offsetting the loss was a recognized gain on the sale of the property in Beaverton, Oregon.

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APARTMENT PROPERTIES
Year Ended December 31,
 
Net Investment
Income/(Loss)
2015
 
Net Investment
Income/(Loss)
2014
 
Unrealized
Gain/(Loss)
2015
 
Unrealized
Gain/(Loss)
2014
 
Occupancy
2015
 
Occupancy
2014
Property
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Raleigh, NC (2)
 
$

 
$
(64,926
)
 
$

 
$

 
N/A

 
N/A

Austin, TX
 
1,435,683

 
1,470,249

 
2,787,287

 
41,446

 
96
%
 
96
%
Charlotte, NC
 
935,383

 
903,919

 
923,823

 
1,032,549

 
98
%
 
96
%
Seattle, WA #1
 
589,338

 
523,967

 
97,912

 
908,465

 
95
%
 
83
%
Seattle, WA #2
 
729,934

 
629,693

 
2,723,411

 
832,760

 
93
%
 
91
%
Maplewood, NJ (1)
 
477,203

 

 
65,448

 

 
80
%
 
N/A

 
 
$
4,167,541

 
$
3,462,902

 
$
6,597,881

 
$
2,815,220

 
 
 
 
(1) The Maplewood, New Jersey property was acquired on April 2, 2015.
(2) The Raleigh, North Carolina property was sold on February 25, 2013. The net investment loss in 2014 represents post closing accrual write-offs.
Net investment income/(loss)
Net investment income attributable to the General Partners’ controlling interest for the Partnership’s apartment properties was approximately $4.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2015, which represents an increase of approximately $0.7 million from the prior year period. The increase was primarily due to the acquisition of the apartment complex in Maplewood, New Jersey, increased rents at property #2 in Seattle, Washington, and increased occupancy at property #1 in Seattle, Washington.
Recognized and Unrealized gain/(loss)
The apartment properties owned by the Partnership recorded a net unrealized gain attributable to the General Partners’ controlling interest of approximately $6.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2015, compared with a net unrealized gain attributable to the General Partners’ controlling interest of approximately $2.8 million from the prior year period. These gains were primarily due to favorable market leasing assumptions at the properties in Seattle, Washington, Austin, Texas, and Charlotte, North Carolina.


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RETAIL PROPERTIES
Year Ended December 31,
 
Net 
Investment
Income/(Loss)
2015
 
Net 
Investment
Income/(Loss)
2014
 
Unrealized
Gain/(Loss)
2015
 
Unrealized
Gain/(Loss)
2014
 
Occupancy
2015
 
Occupancy
2014
Property
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hampton, VA
 
$
1,418,163

 
$
1,296,785

 
$
774,336

 
$
1,019,514

 
96
%
 
95
%
Ocean City, MD
 
914,371

 
878,464

 
638,666

 
341,958

 
96
%
 
96
%
Westminster, MD
 
1,349,841

 
1,326,415

 
1,394,504

 
1,135,613

 
100
%
 
100
%
Dunn, NC
 
120,633

 
22,584

 
(468,836
)
 
(1,232,496
)
 
26
%
 
48
%
Roswell, GA
 
567,590

 
518,444

 
1,153,211

 
314,679

 
94
%
 
94
%
North Fort Myers, FL
 
506,480

 
389,340

 
694,700

 
19,728

 
85
%
 
85
%
Norcross, GA
 
766,010

 
80,016

 
1,017,284

 

 
100
%
 
100
%
 
 
$
5,643,088

 
$
4,512,048

 
$
5,203,865

 
$
1,598,996

 
 
 
 
Net investment income
Net investment income attributable to the General Partners’ controlling interest for the Partnership’s retail properties was approximately $5.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2015, which represents an increase of approximately $1.1 million from the prior year period. The increase was largely due to the additional income provided by the property in Norcross, Georgia that was acquired in December 2014 and the property in North Fort Myers, Florida that was acquired in March 2014. Additional increases of $0.2 million were due to decreased operating expenses by the property in Dunn, North Carolina and increased rents at the property in Hampton, Virginia, respectively.
Unrealized gain/(loss)
The retail properties owned by the Partnership recorded a net unrealized gain attributable to the General Partners’ controlling interest of approximately $5.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2015, compared with a net unrealized gain attributable to the General Partners’ controlling interest of approximately $1.6 million from the prior year period. The net unrealized gain attributable to the General Partners’ controlling interest for the year ended December 31, 2015 was primarily due to favorable market leasing assumptions at the properties in Hampton, Virginia, Ocean City, Maryland, Roswell, Georgia, and Westminster, Maryland. Additional gains were provided by decreased operating expenses and decreased investment rates at the property in North Fort Myers, Florida, as well as appreciation from the property in Norcross, Georgia, which was not held last year. Investment rates include direct and terminal capitalization rates, and discount rates, which reflect investors’ yield requirements on investments.

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HOTEL PROPERTY
Year Ended December 31,
 
Net Investment
Income/(Loss)
2015
 
Net Investment
Income/(Loss)
2014
 
Unrealized
Gain/(Loss)
2015
 
Recognized/Unrealized
Gain/(Loss)
2014
 
Occupancy
2015
 
Occupancy
2014
Property
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lake Oswego, OR (1)
 
$
(55,098
)
 
$
911,295

 
$

 
$
476,599

 
N/A
 
N/A
(1) The Lake Oswego, Oregon property was sold on October 29, 2014. The net investment loss in 2015 represents post closing expenses.
Net investment income
Net investment loss attributable to the General Partners’ controlling interest for the Partnership’s hotel property was $0.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2015, which represents a decrease of approximately $1.0 million from the prior year period. The decrease at the property in Lake Oswego, Oregon was a result of the property being sold on October 29, 2014.
Recognized and Unrealized gain/(loss)
The Partnership sold the hotel property on October 29, 2014 and did not record a net unrealized or recognized gain/loss attributable to the General Partners’ controlling interest for the year ended December 31, 2015, compared with a recognized gain attributable to the General Partners’ controlling interest of approximately $0.5 million for the prior year period.
Other
Other net investment expense mainly includes investment management fees, other portfolio level expenses and interest income. Other net investment expense attributable to the General Partners’ controlling interest was approximately $3.3 million for year ended December 31, 2015, which represents an increase of approximately $0.3 million from the prior year period. The increase is primarily due to investment management fees.
(c) Inflation
A majority of the Partnership’s leases with its commercial tenants provide for recoveries of expenses based upon the tenant’s proportionate share of, and/or increases in, real estate taxes and certain operating costs, which may partially reduce the Partnership’s exposure to increases in operating costs resulting from inflation.
Critical Accounting Policies
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America, or “U.S. GAAP”, requires the application of accounting policies that often involve a significant degree of judgment. Management reviews critical estimates and assumptions on an ongoing basis. If management determines, as a result of its consideration of facts and circumstances, that modifications in assumptions and estimates are appropriate, results of operations and financial position as reported in the financial statements of the Real Property Account and the consolidated financial statements of the Partnership may change significantly.
The following sections discuss those critical accounting policies applied in preparing the financial statements of the Real Property Account and the consolidated financial statements of the Partnership that are most dependent on the application of estimates and assumptions.
Valuation of Investments
Real estate investments are carried at fair value. Properties owned are initially recorded at the purchase price plus closing costs. Development costs and major renovations are capitalized as a component of cost, and routine maintenance and repairs are charged to expense as incurred. Real estate costs include the cost of acquired property, including all the tangible and intangible assets. Tangible assets include the value of all land, building and tenant improvements at the time of acquisition. Intangible assets include the value of any above and below market leases, in-place leases, and tenant relationships at the time of acquisition.

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In general, fair value estimates are based upon property appraisal reports prepared by independent real estate appraisers (members of the Appraisal Institute or an equivalent organization) within a reasonable amount of time following acquisition of the real estate and no less frequently than annually thereafter. The Chief Real Estate Appraiser of Prudential Investment Management, Inc. (“PIM”, renamed PGIM, Inc. beginning January 1, 2016 ), which is an indirectly owned subsidiary of Prudential Financial, is responsible for assuring that the valuation process provides independent and reasonable property fair value estimates. An unaffiliated third party has been appointed by PIM to assist the Chief Real Estate Appraiser in maintaining and monitoring the independence and the accuracy of the appraisal process. The fair value of real estate investments does not reflect the transaction sale costs, which may be incurred upon disposition of the real estate investments.
The purpose of an appraisal is to estimate the fair value of real estate as of a specific date. In accordance with FASB authoritative guidance on fair value measurements and disclosures, fair value is the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. The estimate of fair value is based on the conventional approaches to value, all of which require the exercise of subjective judgment. The three approaches are: (1) current cost of reproducing the real estate less deterioration and functional and economic obsolescence; (2) discounting a series of income streams and reversion at a specific yield or by directly capitalizing a single year period income estimate by an appropriate factor; and (3) value indicated by recent sales of comparable real estate in the market. Key inputs and assumptions include rental income and expense amounts, related rental income and expense growth rates, discount rates and capitalization rates. In the reconciliation of these three approaches, the independent appraiser uses one or a combination of them to determine the approximate value for the type of real estate in the market.
Cash equivalents include short-term investments with maturities of three months or less when purchased.
Other Estimates
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities as of the date of the financial statements of the Real Property Account and the consolidated financial statements of the Partnership and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.


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ITEM 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk
Interest Rate Risk – The General Partners’ controlling interest exposure to market rate risk for changes in interest rates relates to approximately 40.50% of its investment portfolio as of December 31, 2015, which consists primarily of short-term commercial paper and fixed and variable interest rate debt. The Partnership does not use derivative financial instruments. As a matter of policy, the Partnership places its investments with high quality debt security issuers, limits the amount of credit exposure to any one issuer, limits duration by restricting the term, and holds investments to maturity except under unusual circumstances.
The table below presents the amounts and related weighted average interest rates of the Partnership’s cash and cash equivalents at December 31, 2015:
 
 
Maturity
 
Estimated Market Value
(millions)
 
Average
Interest Rate
Cash and cash equivalents
0-3 months
 
$
14.4

 
0.07
%
The table below discloses the Partnership’s investment level debt as of December 31, 2015. The fair value of the Partnership’s long-term investment level debt is affected by changes in market interest rates. The following table presents principal cash flows based upon maturity dates of the debt obligations and the related weighted-average interest rates by expected maturity dates for the debt.
 
Investment level debt
($ in thousands),
including current portion
 
2016
 
2017
 
2018
 
2019
 
2020
 
Thereafter
 
Total
 
Estimated
Fair Value
Weighted Average Fixed Interest Rate
 
4.56
%
 
4.51
%
 
4.46
%
 
4.43
%
 
4.49
%
 
4.24
%
 
4.45
%
 
 
Future Annual Principal Payments
 
$
1,153

 
$
1,327

 
$
2,408

 
$
1,680

 
$
1,916

 
$
58,114

 
$
66,598

 
$
66,900

Credit Risk – The Partnership is exposed to market risk from tenants. While the Partnership has not experienced any significant credit losses, in the event of significant increases in interest rates and/or an economic downturn, tenant delinquencies could increase and result in losses to the Partnership and the Real Property Account that could adversely affect operating results and liquidity.

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Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data
The financial statements and supplementary data are listed in the accompanying Index to the Financial Statements and Supplementary Data on F-1.
Item 9. Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure
None.
Item 9A. Controls and Procedures
Management’s Annual Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting as of December 31, 2015 is included on Page F-2 of this Annual Report on Form 10-K.
In order to ensure that the information we must disclose in our filings with the SEC is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported on a timely basis, the Company’s management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, have reviewed and evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures, as defined in Exchange Act Rule 13a-15(e), as amended under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”), as of December 31, 2015. Based on such evaluation, the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer have concluded that, as of December 31, 2015, our disclosure controls and procedures were effective. No change in our internal control over financial reporting, as defined in Exchange Act Rule 13a-15(f), occurred during the quarter ended December 31, 2015, that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.
Item 9B. Other Information
None.

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PART III
Item 10. Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance

JOHN CHIEFFO, Director and Vice President (current term expires March 2017) – Vice President, Finance, Individual Life Insurance, Prudential Financial since February 2012. Previously, he served as Vice President and Controller, International Insurance Business, Prudential Financial from 2006 to February 2012. Age 52.

YANELA C. FRIAS, Director, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer (current term expires March 2017) – Vice President, Finance, Individual Annuities, Prudential Financial since February 2013. Previously, she served as Vice President, Finance, Individual Life Insurance from 2011 to February 2013. She served as Managing Director, Treasurers, Prudential Financial from 2008 to September 2011. Age 44.

BERNARD J. JACOB, Director (current term expires March 2017) – Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, US Businesses, Prudential Financial since January 2010. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President and Treasurer, Prudential Financial from 2006 to January 2010. Age 60.

RICHARD F. LAMBERT, Director (current term expires March 2017) – Chief Actuary, Prudential Financial since May 2012. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary, International Insurance Business, Prudential Financial from 2006 to May 2012. Age 59.

LORI D. FOUCHÉ, Director, Chief Executive Officer and President (current term expires March 2017) – President, Annuities, Prudential Financial since December 2015. Previously, she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Group Insurance, Prudential Financial from 2013 to December 2015. Prior to joining Prudential, Ms. Fouché served as President of Commercial Insurance, Firemen’s Insurance Group from 2008 to July 2011 and later as President and Chief Executive Officer from 2011 to June 2013. Age 46.

KENT D. SLUYTER, Director and Senior Vice President (current term expires March 2017) – Senior Vice President, Individual Life Insurance, Prudential Financial since January 2013. Previously, he served as Vice President and Actuary, Individual Life Insurance, Prudential Financial from 2006 to January 2013. Age 56.
KENNETH Y. TANJI, Director and Treasurer (current term expires March 2017) – Senior Vice President and Treasurer, Prudential Financial since March 2013. Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Prudential’s International Businesses from 2006 to March 2013. Age 50.
EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

THERESA M. DZIEDZIC, Senior Vice President, Chief Actuary and Appointed Actuary – Vice President and Actuary, Corporate Actuarial, Prudential Financial since June 2014. Previously, she served as Vice President and Actuary, Financial Reporting, Prudential Financial from 1999 to June 2014. Age 52.

JAMES M. O’CONNOR, Senior Vice President and Actuary – Vice President, Actuarial, Prudential Financial since 2001. Age 59.

LYNN K. STONE, Chief Legal Officer, Secretary and Vice President – Vice President and Corporate Counsel, Annuities Law, Prudential Financial since 2008. Age 57.

The business address of all directors and officers of Pruco Life is 213 Washington Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102-2992. Pruco Life directors and officers are elected annually.

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Code of Ethics
We have adopted Prudential Financial’s code of business conduct and ethics, known as “Making the Right Choices,” which applies to our Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and our Principal Accounting Officer, as well as to our directors and all other employees. Making the Right Choices is posted on Prudential Financial’s website at www.investor.prudential.com.
In addition, we have adopted Prudential Financial’s Corporate Governance Guidelines, which we refer to herein as the “Corporate Governance Principles and Practices.” Prudential Financial’s Corporate Governance Principles and Practices are available free of charge at www.investor.prudential.com.
Item 11. Executive Compensation
The Real Property Account does not pay any fees, compensation or reimbursement to any Director or Officer of the Registrant.
Item 12. Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters
Not applicable.
Item 13. Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence
See Related Transactions in Note 10 of Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements of the Partnership.
The Registrant is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pruco Life Insurance Company, which, in turn, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Prudential, which in turn, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Prudential Financial. All Directors and Executive Officers of the Registrant are employees and officers of Prudential.
Item 14. Principal Accounting Fees and Services
The Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of Prudential Financial has appointed PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm of Prudential Financial and certain of its domestic and international subsidiaries, including the Registrant. The Audit Committee has established a policy requiring its pre-approval of all audit and permissible non-audit services provided by the independent auditor. The specific information called for by this item is hereby incorporated by reference to the section entitled “Item 2 – Ratification of the Appointment of Independent Auditors” in the definitive proxy statement of Prudential Financial for the Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on May 10, 2016, to be filed with the SEC pursuant to Regulation 14A within 120 days after the year ended December 31, 2015.

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PART IV
Item 15. Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules
 
(a)
The following documents are filed as part of this report:
1.
Financial Statements
See the Index to Financial Statements and Supplementary Data on page F-1.
2.
Financial Statement Schedules
The following financial statement schedules of The Prudential Variable Contract Real Property Partnership should be read in conjunction with the financial statements in Item 8 of this Annual Report on Form 10-K:
Schedule III. Real Estate Owned: Properties
See the Index to Financial Statements and Supplementary Data on page F-1.
3.
Documents Incorporated by Reference
See the following list of exhibits.
4.
Exhibits
See the following list of exhibits.
(b)
None.
(c)
The following is a list of Exhibits to the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015. The Registrant will furnish a copy of any Exhibit listed below to any security holder of the Registrant who requests it upon payment of a fee of 15 cents per page. All Exhibits are either contained in this Annual Report on Form 10-K or are incorporated by reference as indicated below.
3.1
Amended Certificate of Incorporation of Pruco Life Insurance Company of New Jersey, filed by Exhibit to Form S-1, Registration Statement No. 333-158230, filed March 27, 2009, and incorporated herein by reference.
3.2
Certificate of Amendment of the Certificate of Incorporation of Pruco Life Insurance Company of New Jersey, filed by Exhibit to Form N-6, Registration Statement No. 002-89780, filed April 21, 2009, and incorporated herein by reference.
3.3
Certificate of Amendment of the Certificate of Incorporation of Pruco Life Insurance Company of New Jersey, filed as Exhibit 3(i)(c) to Form S-1, Registration Statement No. 333-202194, filed February 20, 2015, and incorporated herein by reference.
3.4
Amended By-Laws of Pruco Life Insurance Company of New Jersey, filed by Exhibit to Form S-1, Registration Statement No. 333-158230, filed March 27, 2009, and incorporated herein by reference.
3.5
Resolution of the Board of Directors establishing the Pruco Life of New Jersey Variable Contract Real Property Account, filed as Exhibit (3C) in Post-Effective Amendment No. 9 to Form S-1, Registration Statement No. 33-20018, filed April 9, 1997, and incorporated herein by reference.
4.1
Variable Life Insurance Contract filed as Exhibit 1.A.(5) in Post-Effective Amendment No. 24 to Form S-6, Registration Statement No. 2-81243, filed April 29, 1997, and incorporated herein by reference.
4.2
Revised Variable Appreciable Life Insurance Contract with fixed death benefit, filed as Exhibit 1.A.(5)(c) in Post-Effective Amendment No. 26 to Form S-6, Registration Statement No. 2-89780, filed April 28,1997, and incorporated herein by reference.
4.3
Revised Variable Appreciable Life Insurance Contract with variable death benefit, filed as Exhibit 1.A.(5)(d) in Post-Effective Amendment No. 26 to Form S-6, Registration Statement No. 2-89780, filed April 28, 1997, and incorporated herein by reference.
4.4
Single Premium Variable Annuity Contract, filed as Exhibit (4C) in Post-Effective Amendment No. 9 to Form S-1, Registration Statement No. 33-20018, filed April 9, 1997, and incorporated herein by reference.
4.5
Flexible Premium Variable Life Insurance Contract, filed as Exhibit (4D) in Post-Effective Amendment No. 9 to Form S-1, Registration Statement No. 33-20018, filed April 9, 1997, and incorporated herein by reference.
9.
None.

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10.1
Investment Management Agreement between Prudential Investment Management, Inc. and The Prudential Variable Contract Real Property Partnership, filed in Post-Effective Amendment No. 16 to Form S-1, Registration Statement No. 33-20083-01, filed April 10, 2003, and incorporated herein by reference.
10.2
Administrative Service Agreement among PIM, Prudential Insurance Company of America, Pruco Life Insurance Company, and Pruco Life Insurance Company of New Jersey, filed as Exhibit (10B) in Post-Effective Amendment No. 17 to Form S-1, Registration Statement No. 33-20083-01, filed April 14, 2004, and incorporated herein by reference.
10.3
Partnership Agreement of The Prudential Variable Contract Real Property Partnership filed as Exhibit (10C) in Post-Effective Amendment No. 9 to Form S-1, Registration Statement No. 33-20018, filed April 9, 1997, and incorporated herein by reference.
11.
Not applicable.
12.
Not applicable.
16.
None.
18.
None.
22.
Not applicable.
23.
None.
24.
Powers of Attorney are filed herewith.
31.1
Section 302 Certification of Chief Executive Officer.
31.2
Section 302 Certification of Chief Financial Officer.
32.1
Section 906 Certification of Chief Executive Officer.
32.2
Section 906 Certification of Chief Financial Officer.
101.INS -XBRL
Instance Document
101.SCH -XBRL
Taxonomy Extension Schema Document.
101.CAL -XBRL
Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document.
101.LAB -XBRL
Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document.
101.PRE -XBRL
Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document.
101.DEF -XBRL
Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document

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SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the city of Newark, and State of New Jersey, on the 10th day of March, 2016.
PRUCO LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF NEW JERSEY
in respect of
Pruco Life of New Jersey Variable Contract Real Property Account
(Registrant)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By:
 
/s/ Lori D. Fouché
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lori D. Fouché
President and Chief Executive Officer
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the Registrant and in the capacities indicated on March 10, 2016.
 
 
 
 
Signature
 
Title
 
 
/s/ Lori D. Fouché
 
President, Chief Executive Officer
and Director
Lori D. Fouché
 
 
 
/s/ Yanela C. Frias
 
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer,
Yanela C. Frias
 
Principal Accounting Officer and Director
 
 
*/s/ John Chieffo
 
Director
John Chieffo
 
 
 
*/s/ Bernard J. Jacob
 
Director
Bernard J. Jacob
 
 
 
*/s/ Richard F. Lambert
 
Director
Richard F. Lambert
 
 
 
*/s/ Kent D. Sluyter
 
Director
Kent D. Sluyter
 
 
 
*/s/ Kenneth Y. Tanji
 
Director
Kenneth Y. Tanji
 
 
 
*By:
 
/s/ Sun-Jin Moon
 
 
 
Sun-Jin Moon
(Attorney-in-Fact)

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Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

PRUCO LIFE OF NEW JERSEY VARIABLE CONTRACT REAL PROPERTY ACCOUNT
(Registrant)
INDEX 
A.     PRUCO LIFE OF NEW JERSEY VARIABLE CONTRACT REAL PROPERTY ACCOUNT
 
 
 
Financial Statements:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
B.     THE PRUDENTIAL VARIABLE CONTRACT REAL PROPERTY PARTNERSHIP
 
 
 
Financial Statements:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Financial Statement Schedules:
 
 
 
For the period ended December 31, 2015
 
 
 
All other schedules are omitted because they are not applicable, or because the required information is included in the financial statements or notes thereto.

F-1


Management’s Annual Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting
Management of Pruco Life Insurance Company of New Jersey (the “Company”) is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting. Management conducted an assessment of the effectiveness, as of December 31, 2015, of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting, based on the framework established in Internal Control – Integrated Framework (2013) issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (“COSO”). Based on our assessment under that framework, management concluded that the Company’s internal control over financial reporting was effective as of December 31, 2015.
Our internal control over financial reporting is a process designed by or under the supervision of our principal executive and principal financial officers to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Our internal control over financial reporting includes policies and procedures that (1) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect transactions and dispositions of assets; (2) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that receipts and expenditures are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and the directors of the Company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use, or disposition of the Company’s assets that could have a material effect on our financial statements.
Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Also, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.
This Annual Report does not include an attestation report of the Company’s registered public accounting firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, regarding internal control over financial reporting. Management's report was not subject to attestation by the Company’s registered public accounting firm pursuant to rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission that permit the Company to provide only management’s report in this Annual Report.
March 10, 2016

F-2


Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
To the Board of Directors of
Pruco Life Insurance Company of New Jersey
and the Contract Owners of
Pruco Life of New Jersey Variable Contract Real Property Account
In our opinion, the accompanying statements of net assets and the related statements of operations and of changes in net assets present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Pruco Life of New Jersey Variable Contract Real Property Account at December 31, 2015 and 2014, and the results of its operations and the changes in its net assets for each of the three years in the period ended December 31, 2015, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. These financial statements are the responsibility of the management of Pruco Life Insurance Company of New Jersey. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits. We conducted our audits of these financial statements in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements, assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, and evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

/s/ PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
New York, New York
March 10, 2016



F-3


FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF
PRUCO LIFE OF NEW JERSEY VARIABLE CONTRACT REAL PROPERTY ACCOUNT
STATEMENTS OF NET ASSETS
December 31, 2015 and 2014
 
December 31, 2015
 
December 31, 2014
ASSETS
 
 
 
Investment in The Prudential Variable Contract Real Property Partnership
$
9,036,785

 
$
8,485,201

Net Assets
$
9,036,785

 
$
8,485,201

NET ASSETS, representing:
 
 
 
Equity of contract owners
$
7,184,139

 
$
6,879,693

Equity of Pruco Life Insurance Company of New Jersey
1,852,646

 
1,605,508

 
$
9,036,785

 
$
8,485,201

Units outstanding
2,421,763

 
2,467,132

Portfolio shares held
204,595

 
209,632

Portfolio net asset value per share
$
44.17

 
$
40.48

STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
For the years ended December 31, 2015, 2014 and 2013
 
December 31, 2015
 
December 31, 2014
 
December 31, 2013
INVESTMENT INCOME
 
 
 
 
 
Net investment income allocated from The Prudential Variable Contract Real Property Partnership
$
273,969

 
$
307,139

 
$
407,664

EXPENSES
 
 
 
 
 
Charges to contract owners for assuming mortality and expense risk and for administration
40,024

 
38,690

 
36,657

NET INVESTMENT INCOME
233,945

 
268,449

 
371,007

NET RECOGNIZED AND UNREALIZED GAIN (LOSS) ON INVESTMENTS
 
 
 
 
 
Net unrealized gain (loss) on investments allocated from The Prudential Variable Contract Real Property Partnership
479,615

 
249,204

 
329,830

Net recognized gain (loss) on investments allocated from The Prudential Variable Contract Real Property Partnership
5,677

 
21,434

 
6,397

NET GAIN (LOSS) ON INVESTMENTS
485,292

 
270,638

 
336,227

NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN NET ASSETS RESULTING FROM OPERATIONS
$
719,237

 
$
539,087

 
$
707,234

STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN NET ASSETS
For the years ended December 31, 2015, 2014 and 2013
 
December 31, 2015
 
December 31, 2014
 
December 31, 2013
OPERATIONS
 
 
 
 
 
Net investment income
$
233,945

 
$
268,449

 
$
371,007

Net unrealized gain (loss) on investments allocated from The Prudential Variable Contract Real Property Partnership
479,615

 
249,204

 
329,830

Net recognized gain (loss) on investments allocated from The Prudential Variable Contract Real Property Partnership
5,677

 
21,434

 
6,397

NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN NET ASSETS RESULTING FROM OPERATIONS
719,237

 
539,087

 
707,234

CAPITAL TRANSACTIONS
 
 
 
 
 
Net contributions (withdrawals) by contract owners
(268,769
)
 
(239,920
)
 
(62,886
)
Net contributions (withdrawals) by Pruco Life Insurance Company of New Jersey
101,116

 
(125,732
)
 
(299,042
)
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN NET ASSETS RESULTING FROM CAPITAL TRANSACTIONS
(167,653
)
 
(365,652
)
 
(361,928
)
TOTAL INCREASE (DECREASE) IN NET ASSETS
551,584

 
173,435

 
345,306

NET ASSETS
 
 
 
 
 
Beginning of year
8,485,201

 
8,311,766

 
7,966,460

End of year
$
9,036,785

 
$
8,485,201

 
$
8,311,766

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

F-4


NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF
PRUCO LIFE OF NEW JERSEY VARIABLE CONTRACT REAL PROPERTY ACCOUNT
December 31, 2015
Note 1: General
Pruco Life of New Jersey Variable Contract Real Property Account (the “Real Property Account” or the “Registrant”) was established on October 30, 1987 by resolution of the Board of Directors of Pruco Life Insurance Company of New Jersey (“Pruco Life of New Jersey” or the “Company”), as a separate investment account pursuant to New Jersey law and is registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Pruco Life of New Jersey is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pruco Life Insurance Company (“Pruco Life”). Pruco Life is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Prudential Insurance Company of America (“Prudential”), which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Prudential Financial, Inc. (“Prudential Financial”). The assets of the Real Property Account are segregated from Pruco Life of New Jersey’s other assets. The Real Property Account is used to fund benefits under certain variable life insurance and variable annuity contracts issued by Pruco Life of New Jersey. These products are Variable Appreciable Life (“VAL”), Variable Life Insurance (“VLI”), Discovery Plus (“SPVA”), and Discovery Life Plus (“SPVL”).
The assets of the Real Property Account are invested in The Prudential Variable Contract Real Property Partnership (the “Partnership”). The Partnership is the investment vehicle for assets allocated to the real estate investment option under certain variable life insurance and variable annuity contracts. The Real Property Account, along with Pruco Life Variable Contract Real Property Account and The Prudential Variable Contract Real Property Account, are the sole investors in the Partnership. These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements of the Partnership.
The Partnership has a policy of investing at least 65% of its assets in direct ownership interests in income-producing real estate and participating mortgage loans.
Note 2: Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
A.    Basis of Accounting
The financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”). The Real Property Account has evaluated subsequent events through the date these financial statements were issued.
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities as of the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. The most significant estimates include valuation of investment in the Partnership.
B.    Investment in Partnership Interest
The investment in the Partnership is based on the Real Property Account’s proportionate interest of the Partnership’s fair value. At December 31, 2015 and 2014, the Real Property Account’s share of the general partners' controlling interest of the Partnership was 4.5% or 204,595 shares and 4.5% or 209,632 shares, respectively. Properties owned by the Partnership are illiquid and their fair value is based on estimated fair value as discussed in the notes to the consolidated financial statements of the Partnership.
C.    Income Recognition
Net investment income or loss, and recognized and unrealized gains and losses are allocated based upon the monthly average net assets for the investment in the Partnership. Amounts are based on the Real Property Account’s proportionate interest in the Partnership.
D.    Equity of Pruco Life Insurance Company of New Jersey
Pruco Life of New Jersey maintains a position in the Real Property Account for liquidity purposes, including unit purchases and redemptions, Partnership share transactions, and expense processing. The position does not affect contract owners’ accounts or the related unit values.
There were no cash transactions at the Real Property Account level for the years ended December 31, 2015, 2014 and 2013 as all of the transactions are settled by Pruco Life of New Jersey on behalf of the Real Property Account through a redemption or an issuance of units. Therefore, no statement of cash flows is presented for the years ended December 31, 2015, 2014 and 2013.


F-5

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF
PRUCO LIFE OF NEW JERSEY VARIABLE CONTRACT REAL PROPERTY ACCOUNT
December 31, 2015


Note 3: Taxes
Pruco Life of New Jersey is taxed as a “life insurance company”, as defined by the Internal Revenue Code. The results of operations of the Real Property Account form a part of Prudential Financial’s consolidated federal tax return. Under current federal, state and local law, no federal, state or local income taxes are payable by the Real Property Account. As such, no provision for the tax liability has been recorded in these financial statements. Prudential management will review periodically the status of the policy in the event of changes in the tax law.
Note 4: Net Contributions (Withdrawals) by Contract Owners
Net contributions (withdrawals) by contract owners for the Real Property Account by product for the years ended December 31, 2015, 2014 and 2013 were as follows:
December 31, 2015
VAL
 
VLI
 
SPVA
 
SPVL
 
TOTAL
Contract owner net payments
$
213,205

 
$
35,661

 
$

 
$

 
$
248,866

Policy loans
(123,429
)
 
(11,826
)
 

 

 
(135,255
)
Policy loan repayments and interest
143,872

 
19,801

 

 

 
163,673

Surrenders, withdrawals and death benefits
(254,325
)
 
(50,233
)
 

 
(70,216
)
 
(374,774
)
Net transfers from/(to) other subaccounts or fixed rate option
11,809

 
10,808

 

 

 
22,617

Administrative and other charges
(160,712
)
 
(32,951
)
 

 
(233
)
 
(193,896
)
 
$
(169,580
)
 
$
(28,740
)
 
$

 
$
(70,449
)
 
$
(268,769
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
December 31, 2014
VAL
 
VLI
 
SPVA
 
SPVL
 
TOTAL
Contract owner net payments
$
199,756

 
$
35,897

 
$

 
$

 
$
235,653

Policy loans
(86,270
)
 
(14,257
)
 

 

 
(100,527
)
Policy loan repayments and interest
109,003

 
20,799

 

 

 
129,802

Surrenders, withdrawals and death benefits
(122,206
)
 
(84,488
)
 

 

 
(206,694
)
Net transfers from/(to) other subaccounts or fixed rate option
(77,993
)
 
(31,079
)
 

 

 
(109,072
)
Administrative and other charges
(156,667
)
 
(31,857
)
 

 
(558
)
 
(189,082
)
 
$
(134,377
)
 
$
(104,985
)
 
$

 
$
(558
)
 
$
(239,920
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
December 31, 2013
VAL
 
VLI
 
SPVA
 
SPVL
 
TOTAL
Contract owner net payments
$
214,541

 
$
41,364

 
$

 
$

 
$
255,905

Policy loans
(109,578
)
 
(10,745
)
 

 

 
(120,323
)
Policy loan repayments and interest
83,058

 
17,440

 

 

 
100,498

Surrenders, withdrawals and death benefits
(127,403
)
 
(24,335
)
 

 

 
(151,738
)
Net transfers from/(to) other subaccounts or fixed rate option
48,538

 
(2,500
)
 

 

 
46,038

Administrative and other charges
(159,192
)
 
(33,554
)
 

 
(520
)
 
(193,266
)
 
$
(50,036
)
 
$
(12,330
)
 
$

 
$
(520
)
 
$
(62,886
)

F-6

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF
PRUCO LIFE OF NEW JERSEY VARIABLE CONTRACT REAL PROPERTY ACCOUNT
December 31, 2015


Note 5: Partnership Distributions
For the year ended December 31, 2015, the Partnership distributed a total of $5.0 million, which occurred on March 30, 2015. The Real Property Account’s share of this distribution was $0.2 million. During the year ended December 31, 2014, the Partnership distributed $10.0 million, which occurred on March 26, 2014 and September 26, 2014, for $5.0 million each. The Real Property Account’s share of these distributions was $0.2 million each or a total of $0.4 million. During the year ended December 31, 2013, the Partnership distributed $10.0 million, which occurred on March 26, 2013 and December 30, 2013, for $5.0 million each. The Real Property Account’s share of these distributions was $0.2 million each or a total of $0.4 million.
For the years ended December 31, 2015, 2014 and 2013, there were no purchases of the Partnership by the Real Property Account.
Note 6: Unit Activity
All products referred to in Note 1 for outstanding units at December 31, 2015, 2014 and 2013 were as follows:
December 31, 2015
Pruco Life of New Jersey
 
 
 
Contract Owner
 
 
 
 
 
 
VAL
 
VLI
 
SPVA
 
SPVL
Contributions:
 
135,402

 
Contributions:
 
117,754

 
18,993

 

 

Redemptions:
 
(101,813
)
 
Redemptions:
 
(165,647
)
 
(26,488
)
 

 
(23,570
)
December 31, 2014
Pruco Life of New Jersey
 
 
 
Contract Owner
 
 
 
 
 
 
VAL
 
VLI
 
SPVA
 
SPVL
Contributions:
 
69,234

 
Contributions:
 
117,974

 
18,349

 

 

Redemptions:
 
(106,110
)
 
Redemptions:
 
(158,583
)
 
(48,442
)
 

 
(202
)
December 31, 2013
Pruco Life of New Jersey
 
 
 
Contract Owner
 
 
 
 
 
 
VAL
 
VLI
 
SPVA
 
SPVL
Contributions:
 
86,371

 
Contributions:
 
125,619

 
18,304

 

 

Redemptions:
 
(180,946
)
 
Redemptions:
 
(140,816
)
 
(22,041
)
 

 
(203
)
Note 7: Financial Highlights
Pruco Life of New Jersey sells a number of variable annuity and variable life insurance products. These products have unique combinations of features and fees that are charged against the contract owner’s account balance. Differences in the fee structures result in a variety of unit values, expense ratios and total returns.
The following table was developed by determining which products offered by Pruco Life of New Jersey have the lowest and highest total expense ratio and reflects contract owner units only. The table may not reflect the minimum and maximum contract charges offered by Pruco Life of New Jersey as contract owners may not have selected all available and applicable products as discussed in Note 1. 
 
 
Units
(000’s)
 
Unit Value
Lowest-Highest
 
Net Assets
(000’s)
 
Investment
Income
Ratio(1)
 
Expense Ratio(2)
Lowest-Highest
 
Total Return(3)
Lowest-Highest
December 31, 2015
 
1,921

 
$
3.07375

 

 
$
3.99015

 
$
7,184

 
3.16
%
 
0.35
%
 

 
1.25
%
 
7.78
%
 

 
8.74
%
December 31, 2014
 
1,999

 
$
2.85193

 

 
$
3.66932

 
$
6,880

 
3.68
%
 
0.35
%
 

 
1.25
%
 
5.82
%
 

 
6.77
%
December 31, 2013
 
2,070

 
$
2.69505

 

 
$
3.43650

 
$
6,692

 
5.04
%
 
0.35
%
 

 
1.25
%
 
8.19
%
 

 
9.17
%
December 31, 2012
 
2,089

 
$
2.49096

 

 
$
3.14796

 
$
6,201

 
4.84
%
 
0.35
%
 

 
1.25
%
 
5.53
%
 

 
6.48
%
December 31, 2011
 
2,145

 
$
2.36048

 

 
$
2.95634

 
$
5,994

 
4.79
%
 
0.35
%
 

 
1.25
%
 
12.33
%
 

 
13.33
%
(1) This amount represents the contract owners' proportionate share of the net investment income from the underlying Partnership divided by the contract owners' average net assets of the Real Property Account. This ratio excludes those expenses, such as mortality risk and expense risk and administrative expenses that result in direct reductions in the unit values.

F-7

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF
PRUCO LIFE OF NEW JERSEY VARIABLE CONTRACT REAL PROPERTY ACCOUNT
December 31, 2015


Note 7: Financial Highlights (continued)
(2) These amounts represent the annualized contract expenses of the Real Property Account, consisting primarily of mortality and expense charges, for each period indicated. These ratios include only those expenses that result in a direct reduction to unit values. Charges made directly to contract owner accounts through the redemption of units and expenses of the underlying Partnership are excluded.
(3)These amounts represent the total return for the periods indicated, including changes in the value of the underlying Partnership, and reflect deductions for all items included in the expense ratio. The total return does not include any expense assessed through the redemption of units; inclusion of these expenses in the calculation would result in a reduction in the total return presented.
Pruco Life of New Jersey also maintains a position in the Real Property Account, to provide for property acquisitions and capital expenditure funding needs. The table below reflects information for units and assets held by Pruco Life of New Jersey. Charges for mortality risk and expense risk and administrative expenses are used by Pruco Life of New Jersey to purchase additional units in its account resulting in no impact to its net assets. 
 
Units
(000’s)
 
Net Assets
(000’s)
December 31, 2015
501
 
$1,853
December 31, 2014
468
 
$1,606
December 31, 2013
505
 
$1,619
December 31, 2012
600
 
$1,765
December 31, 2011
600
 
$1,662

Charges and Expenses
A.    Mortality Risk and Expense Risk Charges
Mortality risk and expense risk charges are determined daily using an effective annual rate of 0.6%, 0.35%, 0.9% and 0.9% for VAL, VLI, SPVA and SPVL, respectively. Mortality risk is the risk that life insurance contract owners may not live as long as estimated or annuitants may live longer than estimated and expense risk is the risk that the cost of issuing and administering the contracts may exceed related charges by Pruco Life of New Jersey. The mortality risk and expense risk charges are assessed through reduction in unit values.
B.    Administrative Charges
Administrative charges are determined daily using an effective annual rate of 0.35% applied daily against the net assets representing equity of contract owners held in each subaccount for SPVA and SPVL. Administrative charges include costs associated with issuing the contract, establishing and maintaining records, and providing reports to contract owners. The administrative charge is assessed through reduction in unit values.
C.    Cost of Insurance and Other Related Charges
Contract owner contributions are subject to certain deductions prior to being invested in the Real Property Account. The deductions for VAL and VLI are (1) taxes attributable to premiums; (2) sales charges, not to exceed 5% for VAL, which are deducted in order to compensate Pruco Life of New Jersey for the cost of selling the contract; and (3) transaction costs, applicable to VAL, which are deducted from each premium payment to cover premium collection and processing costs. Contracts are subject to charges on each basic premium for assuming a guaranteed minimum death benefit risk. This charge compensates Pruco Life of New Jersey for the risk that an insured may die at a time when the death benefit exceeds the benefit that would have been payable in the absence of a minimum guarantee. These charges are assessed through the redemption of units.
D.    Deferred Sales Charge
For SPVA, there is a deferred sales charge that applies at the time of a full or partial withdrawal, and the amount of the charge (which declines over time) depends on the number of years that have elapsed since the contract was issued. This deferred sales charge is assessed through the redemption of units.

F-8

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF
PRUCO LIFE OF NEW JERSEY VARIABLE CONTRACT REAL PROPERTY ACCOUNT
December 31, 2015


Note 7: Financial Highlights (continued)

E.    Partial Withdrawal Charge
A charge is imposed by Pruco Life of New Jersey on partial withdrawals of the cash surrender value for VAL. A charge equal to the lesser of $15 or 2% will be made in connection with each partial withdrawal of the cash surrender value of a contract. This charge is assessed through the redemption of units.
Note 8: Related Party
The Real Property Account has transactions and relationships with Prudential and other affiliates. Due to these relationships, it is possible that the terms of these transactions are not the same as those that would result from transactions among unrelated parties.
Prudential and its affiliates perform various services on behalf of the Partnership in which the Real Property Account invests and may receive fees for the services performed. These services include, among other things, shareholder communications, postage, transfer agency and various other record keeping and customer service functions.
Note 9: Fair Value Measurements
Fair value represents the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. The authoritative fair value guidance establishes a framework for measuring fair value that includes a hierarchy used to classify the inputs used in measuring fair value. The level in the fair value hierarchy within which the fair value measurement falls is determined based on the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement. The levels of the fair value hierarchy are as follows:
Level 1 – Fair value is based on unadjusted quoted prices in active markets that are accessible to the Real Property Account for identical assets or liabilities. These generally provide the most reliable evidence and should be used to measure fair value whenever available. The Real Property Account had no Level 1 assets or liabilities.
Level 2 – Fair value is based on inputs, other than Level 1 inputs, that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly, for substantially the full term of the asset or liability through corroboration with observable market data. The Real Property Account had no Level 2 assets or liabilities.
Level 3 – Fair value is based on significant unobservable inputs for the asset or liability. These inputs reflect the entity’s assumptions about how market participants would price the asset or liability. The Real Property Account’s Level 3 assets consist of the investment in the Partnership, which is based on the Real Property Account’s proportionate interest of the Partnership’s fair value, which approximates the Partnership’s net asset value. Properties owned by the Partnership are illiquid and fair value is based on estimates from property appraisal reports prepared by independent real estate appraisers as discussed in the notes to the Partnership’s consolidated financial statements and below. All of the Real Property Account’s assets were classified as Level 3.
The purpose of an appraisal is to estimate the fair value of real estate as of a specific date. The estimate of fair value of real estate is based on the conventional approaches to value, all of which require the exercise of subjective judgment. The three approaches are: (1) current cost of reproducing the real estate less deterioration and functional and economic obsolescence; (2) discounting a series of income streams and reversion at a specific yield or by directly capitalizing a single year period income estimate by an appropriate factor; and (3) value indicated by recent sales of comparable real estate in the market. In the reconciliation of these three approaches, the independent appraiser uses one or a combination of them, to come up with the approximate value for the type of real estate in the market.
During the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, there were no transfers between Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3.
In general, the input values in the appraisal process are unobservable, therefore unless indicated otherwise, the underlying investments in the Partnership are classified as Level 3 under the fair value hierarchy. The inputs or methodology used for valuing securities are not an indication of the risk associated with investing in those securities.

F-9

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF
PRUCO LIFE OF NEW JERSEY VARIABLE CONTRACT REAL PROPERTY ACCOUNT
December 31, 2015


Note 9: Fair Value Measurements (continued)
Table 1 below summarizes the assets measured at fair value on a recurring basis and their respective level in the fair value hierarchy.
 
 
($ in 000’s)
 
 
Fair value measurements at December 31, 2015
Assets:
 
Total
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
Investment in The Prudential Variable Contract Real Property Partnership
 
$
9,037

 
$

 
$

 
$
9,037

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
($ in 000’s)
 
 
Fair value measurements at December 31, 2014
Assets:
 
Total
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
Investment in The Prudential Variable Contract Real Property Partnership
 
$
8,485

 
$

 
$

 
$
8,485

Table 2 below provides a reconciliation of the beginning and ending balances for all assets measured at fair value on a recurring basis using significant unobservable inputs (Level 3) for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014.
 
($ in 000’s)
 
December 31, 2015
Beginning balance, January 1, 2015
$
8,485

Net recognized and unrealized gains (losses) included in earnings (or changes in net assets) from Partnership operations
485

Net investment income from Partnership operations
274

Acquisitions, issuances and contributions

Dispositions, settlements and distributions
(207
)
Ending balance, December 31, 2015
$
9,037

Unrealized gains (losses) for the year relating to Level 3 assets still held at the reporting date
$
480

 
 
 
($ in 000’s)
 
December 31, 2014
Beginning balance, January 1, 2014
$
8,312

Net recognized and unrealized gains (losses) included in earnings (or changes in net assets) from Partnership operations
271

Net investment income from Partnership operations
307

Acquisitions, issuances and contributions

Dispositions, settlements and distributions
(405
)
Ending balance, December 31, 2014
$
8,485

Unrealized gains (losses) for the year relating to Level 3 assets still held at the reporting date
$
249


F-10

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF
PRUCO LIFE OF NEW JERSEY VARIABLE CONTRACT REAL PROPERTY ACCOUNT
December 31, 2015


Note 10: Subsequent Events

On January 21, 2016, the Partnership sold an office property in Lisle, Illinois. For further information, see Note 13 of the Partnership's consolidated financial statements.

On January 28, 2016, the Partnership leveraged two apartment complexes located in Austin, Texas and Charlotte, North Carolina. For further information, see Note 13 of the Partnership's consolidated financial statements.

 


F-11



Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
To the General Partners of
The Prudential Variable Contract Real Property Partnership:
In our opinion, the accompanying consolidated statements of assets and liabilities, including the consolidated schedules of investments, and the related consolidated statements of operations, of changes in net assets and of cash flows present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of The Prudential Variable Contract Real Property Partnership (the “Partnership”) at December 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, and the results of its operations, the changes in its net assets and its cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended December 31, 2015 in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. These financial statements are the responsibility of the management of The Prudential Insurance Company of America. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits. We conducted our audits of these statements in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) and in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements, assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, and evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.
 
/s/ PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
New York, New York
March 10, 2016



F-12


Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm on
Financial Statement Schedules
To the Partners of
The Prudential Variable Contract Real Property Partnership:
Our audits of the consolidated financial statements referred to in our report dated March 10, 2016 appearing in this Annual Report on Form 10-K also included an audit of the financial statement schedule listed in Item 15(a)(2) of this Form 10-K. In our opinion, this financial statement schedule presents fairly, in all material respects, the information set forth therein when read in conjunction with the related consolidated financial statements.
 
/s/ PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
New York, New York
March 10, 2016



F-13


THE PRUDENTIAL VARIABLE CONTRACT REAL PROPERTY PARTNERSHIP
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES
 
December 31, 2015
 
December 31, 2014
ASSETS
 
 
 
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS - At estimated fair value:
 
 
 
Real estate and improvements (cost: 12/31/2015 - $255,844,718; 12/31/2014 -$240,778,075)
$
264,925,433

 
$
235,689,701

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS
14,423,867

 
32,308,210

OTHER ASSETS, NET
3,497,097

 
2,947,752

Total assets
$
282,846,397

 
$
270,945,663

LIABILITIES & PARTNERS’ EQUITY
 
 
 
INVESTMENT LEVEL DEBT
$
66,598,081

 
$
70,006,898

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE AND ACCRUED EXPENSES
2,550,010

 
1,663,710

DUE TO AFFILIATES
745,769

 
666,963

OTHER LIABILITIES
809,256

 
934,145

Total liabilities
70,703,116

 
73,271,716

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
 
 
 
NET ASSETS, REPRESENTING PARTNERS’ EQUITY:
 
 
 
GENERAL PARTNERS’ CONTROLLING INTEREST
200,068,466

 
188,251,636

NONCONTROLLING INTEREST
12,074,815

 
9,422,311

Total partners' equity
212,143,281

 
197,673,947

Total liabilities and partners’ equity
$
282,846,397

 
$
270,945,663

NUMBER OF SHARES OUTSTANDING AT END OF PERIOD
4,529,591

 
4,650,878

GENERAL PARTNERS' SHARE VALUE AT END OF PERIOD
$
44.17

 
$
40.48

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.


F-14


THE PRUDENTIAL VARIABLE CONTRACT REAL PROPERTY PARTNERSHIP
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS 
 
Years Ended December 31,
 
2015
 
2014
 
2013
INVESTMENT INCOME:
 
 
 
 
 
Revenue from real estate and improvements
$
22,380,282

 
$
25,529,132

 
$
28,514,771

Interest income
13,834

 
17,809

 
10,992

Total investment income
22,394,116

 
25,546,941

 
28,525,763

INVESTMENT EXPENSES:
 
 
 
 
 
Operating
3,447,085

 
5,349,595

 
6,287,302

Investment management fee
2,822,723

 
2,567,986

 
2,529,031

Real estate taxes
2,842,409

 
2,679,638

 
2,603,477

Administrative
3,103,510

 
4,512,902

 
4,613,032

Interest expense
3,467,345

 
2,961,914

 
2,918,051

Total investment expenses
15,683,072

 
18,072,035

 
18,950,893

NET INVESTMENT INCOME
6,711,044

 
7,474,906

 
9,574,870

RECOGNIZED AND UNREALIZED GAIN (LOSS) ON INVESTMENTS:
 
 
 
 
 
Net proceeds from real estate investments sold
12,668,032

 
13,016,625

 
46,802,489

Less: Cost of real estate investments sold
14,114,940

 
11,316,558

 
45,824,534

       Gain (loss) realized from real estate investments sold
(1,446,908
)
 
1,700,067

 
977,955

Less: Reversal of prior periods’ unrealized gain (loss) on real estate investments sold
(1,572,787
)
 
1,223,468

 
834,772

Net gain (loss) recognized on real estate investments sold
125,879

 
476,599

 
143,183

Change in unrealized gain (loss) on real estate investments
12,596,301

 
6,259,179

 
8,943,638

NET RECOGNIZED AND UNREALIZED GAIN (LOSS)
12,722,180

 
6,735,778

 
9,086,821

INCREASE (DECREASE) IN NET ASSETS RESULTING FROM OPERATIONS
$
19,433,224

 
$
14,210,684

 
$
18,661,691

Amounts attributable to noncontrolling interest:
 
 
 
 
 
Net investment income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest
$
642,660

 
$
645,422

 
$
449,485

Net unrealized gain (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest
1,973,734

 
721,496

 
1,561,006

Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations attributable to noncontrolling interest
$
2,616,394

 
$
1,366,918

 
$
2,010,491

Amounts attributable to general partners’ controlling interest:
 
 
 
 
 
Net investment income attributable to general partners’ controlling interest
$
6,068,384

 
$
6,829,484

 
$
9,125,385

Net recognized gain (loss) attributable to general partners’ controlling interest
125,879

 
476,599

 
143,183

Net unrealized gain (loss) attributable to general partners’ controlling interest
10,622,567

 
5,537,683

 
7,382,632

Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations attributable to general partners’ controlling interest
$
16,816,830

 
$
12,843,766

 
$
16,651,200

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

F-15


THE PRUDENTIAL VARIABLE CONTRACT REAL PROPERTY PARTNERSHIP
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN NET ASSETS
 
Years Ended December 31,
 
2015
 
2014
 
2013
 
General
Partners’
Controlling
Interest
 
Non
controlling
Interest
 
Total
 
General
Partners’
Controlling
Interest
 
Non
controlling
Interest
 
Total
 
General
Partners’
Controlling
Interest
 
Non
controlling
Interest
 
Total
INCREASE (DECREASE) IN NET ASSETS RESULTING FROM OPERATIONS:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net investment income (loss)
$
6,068,384

 
$
642,660

 
$
6,711,044

 
$
6,829,484

 
$
645,422

 
$
7,474,906

 
$
9,125,385

 
$
449,485

 
$
9,574,870

Net recognized and unrealized gain (loss)
10,748,446

 
1,973,734

 
12,722,180

 
6,014,282

 
721,496

 
6,735,778

 
7,525,815

 
1,561,006

 
9,086,821

Increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations
16,816,830

 
2,616,394

 
19,433,224

 
12,843,766

 
1,366,918

 
14,210,684

 
16,651,200

 
2,010,491

 
18,661,691

INCREASE (DECREASE) IN NET ASSETS RESULTING FROM CAPITAL TRANSACTIONS:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Distributions
(5,000,000
)
 
(297,804
)
 
(5,297,804
)
 
(10,000,000
)
 
(1,208,560
)
 
(11,208,560
)
 
(10,000,000
)
 
(119,299
)
 
(10,119,299
)
Contributions

 
333,914

 
333,914

 

 

 

 

 
1,113,456

 
1,113,456

Increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from capital transactions
(5,000,000
)
 
36,110

 
(4,963,890
)
 
(10,000,000
)
 
(1,208,560
)
 
(11,208,560
)
 
(10,000,000
)
 
994,157

 
(9,005,843
)
INCREASE (DECREASE) IN NET ASSETS
11,816,830

 
2,652,504

 
14,469,334

 
2,843,766

 
158,358

 
3,002,124

 
6,651,200

 
3,004,648

 
9,655,848

NET ASSETS - Beginning of period
188,251,636

 
9,422,311

 
197,673,947

 
185,407,870

 
9,263,953

 
194,671,823

 
178,756,670

 
6,259,305

 
185,015,975

NET ASSETS - End of period
$
200,068,466

 
$
12,074,815

 
$
212,143,281

 
$
188,251,636

 
$
9,422,311

 
$
197,673,947

 
$
185,407,870

 
$
9,263,953

 
$
194,671,823

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.


F-16


THE PRUDENTIAL VARIABLE CONTRACT REAL PROPERTY PARTNERSHIP
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
 
 
 
Years Ended December 31,
 
2015
 
2014
 
2013
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 
 
 
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations
$
19,433,224

 
$
14,210,684

 
$
18,661,691

Adjustments to reconcile net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities
 
 
 
 
 
Net recognized and unrealized loss (gain)
(12,722,180
)
 
(6,735,778
)
 
(9,086,821
)
Amortization of discount on investment level debt

 

 
2,273

Amortization of deferred financing costs
60,534

 
45,593

 
38,673

(Reversal) Provision for allowance for doubtful accounts
26,224

 
97,225

 
(10,783
)