MEPT's objective is to provide investors with competitive and
stable returns over an entire real estate cycle. MEPT targets property types
that will generate a steady stream of income, thus reducing the adverse effects
of significant swings in real estate market performance. On a risk-adjusted
basis, MEPT consistently outperforms the long-term returns of the indices in
its asset class. MEPT has performed well against benchmarks and its peers, meeting
or exceeding expectations.
Note: All MEPT returns are calculated according to the Association of Investment Management and Research (AIMR) standards as well as standards established by the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF). Investment results are reported in compliance with AIMR-PPS (Association for Investment Management and Research Performance Presentation Standards) Level I and II requirements and independently verified.
Total return is computed by adding the net operating income/loss and capital appreciation/depreciation for each property in the portfolio, as well as any realized gain/loss on asset dispositions. This valuation is done on a calendar quarter basis, and completed ten business days after the quarter end.
Net operating income is calculated on a property-by-property basis according to Real Estate Information Standards set forth by the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF). Operating income is recorded when it is contractually earned and billable.
Annualized returns are computed by chain linking, or compounding, quarterly returns. Returns are annualized for periods under one year to forecast what an annual return would be if returns remained at current levels. Returns are annualized for periods over one year to time weight, and therefore more effectively compare returns with other indices.