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Distribution Coverage—Why It’s Important to Understand the Difference Between MFFO and Cash

September 4, 2017

At Blue Vault, we report the sources of distributions in the Nontraded REIT Industry Review because we think it’s important to distinguish that Modified Funds from Operations (MFFO) is not the same as the Cash Available for Distributions. Even when MFFO “covers” the distribution amount, the actual cash needed to pay investors — or portions of it — might still be obtained from other sources such as offering proceeds or debt financing. But how can that be?

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