American Finance Trust, Inc. announced today that it collected 99% of the original cash rent due for the first quarter of 2021 as of April 1, 2021, including nearly 100% of the original cash rent due in the Company’s single-tenant portfolio.
“Rent collection continued to increase for the third consecutive quarter across AFIN’s portfolio of necessity-retail tenants and has returned to pre-pandemic levels,” said Michael Weil, CEO of AFIN. “Our multi-tenant portfolio improved its rent collection to 98% during the quarter and our single-tenant portfolio remained excellent with nearly 100% of rent collected. The well-located and high quality centers in our multi-tenant portfolio are generating leasing demand from new and existing tenants, and our recently expanded team of asset managers delivered strong cash collection and leasing results in the first quarter.”
About American Finance Trust, Inc.
American Finance Trust, Inc. is a publicly traded real estate investment trust listed on the Nasdaq focused on acquiring and managing a diversified portfolio of primarily service-oriented and traditional retail and distribution related commercial real estate properties in the U.S. Additional information about AFIN can be found on its website at www.americanfinancetrust.com.
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