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EX-99.1 - EX-99.1 - PRESS RELEASE 9/26/17 - INDEPENDENCE REALTY TRUST, INC.irt-ex991_6.htm










Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):  September 25, 2017


Independence Realty Trust, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)








(State or other jurisdiction




(I.R.S. Employer

of incorporation)


File Number)


Identification No.)


Two Liberty Place, 50 S. 16th Street, Suite 3575

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



(Address of principal executive offices)


(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (267) 270-4800



Former name or former address, if changed since last report


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Item 1.01  Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.


On September 3, 2017, Independence Realty Trust, Inc. (“IRT”), through Independence Realty Operating Partnership, LP (“IROP”), the operating partnership of IRT, entered into a purchase agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with HPI Live Oak Trace LLC, HPI Tides LLC, HPI Tides Land LLC, HPI Hunterstone LLC, HPI Cherry Grove LLC, HPI Creekside LLC and HPI Real Estate Opportunity Fund III, LLC (collectively the “Sellers”) to acquire a portfolio of nine multi-family properties and a related piece of undeveloped land (the “Property Portfolio”) for an aggregate purchase price of $228.1 million.  A current report on Form 8-K describing the Purchase Agreement was filed by IRT on September 5, 2017.


On September 25, 2017, IRT, through IROP, the Sellers and the other parties thereto entered into the First Amendment to Purchase and Sale Agreement (the “Amendment”).  The Amendment, among other things, accelerated closing of the acquisition of the Kensington property, the Schirm Farms property, the Cherry Grove property and the Riverchase property (collectively, the “First Close Properties”) to September 26, 2017, and brought to an end IRT’s right to terminate the Purchase Agreement and receive a refund of the escrow deposit (subject to limited exceptions).


Item 2.01  Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets.


The information set forth in Item 1.01 is incorporated herein by reference.


On September 26, 2017, IRT, through IROP, closed on the acquisition of the First Close Properties.


Item 7.01  Regulation FD Disclosure.


On September 26, 2017, IRT issued a press release announcing the acquisition of the First Close Properties. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01  Financial Statements and Exhibits.




Financial Statements.  The required financial information related to the Property Portfolio was included in Exhibit 99.2 to the current report on Form 8-K filed by IRT on September 5, 2017.










Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.









/s/ James J. Sebra



September 29, 2017



James J. Sebra



Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer