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Whitestone Reports Third Quarter 2019 Results

October 30, 2019 GMT

-Solid Results Reflect Steady Long Term Approach--Portfolio Occupancy Increases 100 Basis Points from Prior Quarter to 90.4%--100% Lease Up of Two Recent Pad Site Developments--$39.7 Million of Non-Core Dispositions (Owned through Equity Investment in Real Estate Partnership) Post Quarter--Increases 2019 Net Income Guidance and Affirms 2019 FFO and FFO Core Guidance-

HOUSTON, Oct. 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Whitestone REIT (NYSE: WSR) (“Whitestone” or the “Company”) a pure-play community-centered retail REIT that acquires, owns, manages, develops and redevelops high quality “E-Commerce Resistant” neighborhood, community and lifestyle retail centers principally located in the largest, fastest-growing and most affluent markets in the Sunbelt, today announced operating and financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019.

Highlights*

*All per share amounts presented in this news release are on a diluted per common share and operating partnership (“OP”) unit basis unless stated otherwise.Third Quarter 2019 Compared to Third Quarter 2018:

-- Net Income attributable to Whitestone REIT was $1.8 million, or $0.04 per share, compared to $7.8 million, or $0.19 per share. Third quarter 2018 included a gain on sale of properties of $4.4 million, representing $0.11 per share. -- Grew rental rates 6.6% and 7.6% (GAAP basis) on new and renewal leases signed last twelve months, respectively. -- Occupancy improved 100 basis points from the second quarter to 90.4%. -- Average Annual Base Rent per Square Foot (Straight Line Basis) increased 4% to $19.64 from $18.97 in third quarter of 2018. -- Funds from Operations (“FFO”) of $9.2 million, or $0.22 per share, compared to $10.8 million, or $0.26 per share -- FFO Core of $11.0 million, or $0.26 per share, compared to $12.3 million, or $0.29 per share

Jim Mastandrea, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Whitestone REIT, stated, “We are pleased to have driven a sequential increase of 100 basis points in occupancy from the second quarter, while effectively managing operating costs in the third quarter. We continue to extract value from our portfolio of well-positioned Community Centered Properties® in high growth markets to create incremental cashflow. By making timely investments in our existing assets, we can ultimately improve occupancy and create meaningful long-term value for our shareholders.”

Financial ResultsReconciliations of Net Income to FFO and FFO Core are included herein.Net Income attributable to Whitestone REIT was $1.8 million, or $0.04 per share, for the third quarter of 2019, compared to $7.8 million, or $0.19 per share, for the same period in 2018. Included in third quarter 2018 net income was a $4.4 million gain from sale of properties, representing $0.11 per share. FFO was $9.2 million, or $0.22 per share, for the third quarter of 2019, compared to $10.8 million, or $0.26 per share, for the same period in 2018. FFO Core was $11.0 million, or $0.26 per share, in the third quarter of 2019, compared to $12.3 million, or $0.29 per share, in the same period of 2018.

Operating ResultsFor the period ending September 30, 2019, the Company’s operating highlights were as follows:

3Q-2019 YTD 2019 --------- -------- Ending Occupancy - Wholly Owned Properties 90.4 % 90.4 % Same Store Property NOI Growth from 2018 Period (1.2 )% 0.34 % Rental Rate Growth (1): Total Leases 14.4 % 8.4 % New Leases 6.6 % 6.5 % Renewal Leases 16.4 % 8.7 % Leasing Transactions: Number of New Leases 26 88 New Leases - Lease Term Revenue (millions) $ 9.3 $ 23.5 Number of Renewal Leases 42 153 Renewal Leases - Lease Term Revenue (millions) $ 9.4 $ 37.1

(1) Rental rate growth represents the percentage increase on rental rates per square foot, on comparable leases signed during the period, compared to rental rates per square foot on the previous leases. Growth rates are calculated on a GAAP basis.

Real Estate Portfolio Update

Community Centered Properties™ Portfolio Statistics:Whitestone’s optimal mix of national, regional and local tenants provide daily necessities, needed services and entertainment to the communities in which they are located. As of September 30, 2019, Whitestone wholly owned 57 Community Centered Properties® with 4.8 million square feet of gross leasable area (“GLA”). Whitestone’s Retail Community Centered Properties® are located in Austin (4), San Antonio (3), Chicago (1), Dallas-Fort Worth (7), Houston (15) and the greater Phoenix metropolitan area (27).

In addition to being business friendly, these are five of the top markets in the country in terms of size, economic strength and population growth. 2017 estimates show the projected 5-year population growth rates for both Austin and Dallas-Fort Worth to be 9.7%, San Antonio to be 8.6%, Houston to be 8.0%, and Phoenix to be 6.6% (1). The Company’s retail properties in these markets are located on the best retail corners embedded in affluent communities. The Company also owns an equity interest in and manages 11 properties containing 1.3 million square feet of GLA through its investment in Pillarstone OP.

At the end of the third quarter, the Company’s diversified tenant base was comprised of approximately 1,364 tenants, with the largest tenant accounting for only 2.9% of annualized base rental revenues. Lease terms range from less than one year for smaller tenants to over 15 years for larger tenants. The Company’s leases generally include minimum monthly lease payments and tenant reimbursements for payment of taxes, insurance and maintenance, and typically exclude restrictive lease clauses.

Leasing Activity:During the third quarter of 2019, the leasing team signed 68 leases totaling 175,714 square feet in new, expansion and renewal leases, compared to 75 leases totaling 170,944 square feet in the third quarter of 2018. The total lease value was $18.7 million compared to $23.8 million during the same period last year.

The Company’s total portfolio occupancy stood at 90.4% at quarter end compared to 89.4% at June 30, 2019 and 91.9% at the end the third quarter 2018.

Development:The Company completed construction at its Fulton Towne Ranch pad on a development pad site. The 7,209 square foot Community Centered Property® is 100% leased and is located in Chandler, Arizona,

Balance Sheet and Liquidity

Balance Sheet:

Reflecting the Company’s acquisition and disposition activity during the year and selective development and redevelopment, undepreciated real estate assets were $1.06 billion and $1.05 billion at September 30, 2019 and September 30, 2018, respectively.

Liquidity, Debt and Credit Facility:

At September 30, 2019, 49 of the Company’s wholly-owned 57 properties were unencumbered by mortgage debt, with an undepreciated cost basis of $765.4 million. At September 30, 2019, the Company had total real estate debt of $622.7 million, of which approximately 87% was subject to fixed interest rates. The Company’s weighted average interest rate on all fixed rate debt as of the end of the third quarter was 4.08% and the weighted average remaining term was 5.5 years.

At quarter end, Whitestone had $5.5 million of cash available on its balance sheet and $164.0 million of available capacity under its credit facility.

Dividend

On September 23, 2019, the Company declared a quarterly cash distribution of $0.285 per common share and OP unit for the fourth quarter of 2019, to be paid in three equal installments of $0.095 in October, November, and December of 2019.

(1) Source: Claritas, April 2017.

2019 Guidance

The Company updates its 2019 full year guidance for Net Income attributable to Whitestone REIT per share to be in the range of $0.55 to $0.59 and affirms its 2019 full year guidance for FFO, as defined by NAREIT, per share to be in the range of $0.90 to $0.94 and FFO Core per share (as defined by the Company) to be in the range of $1.06 to $1.10.

Whitestone REIT and Subsidiaries 2019 FINANCIAL GUIDANCE Projected Range Full Year 2019 Prior Guidance Updated Guidance -------------------------------------------------------------- Low High Low High -------------------------------------------------------------- ------- ------- -------- -------- Net income attributable to Whitestone REIT $ 0.21 $ 0.25 $ 0.55 $ 0.59 Adjustments to reconcile net income to FFO(1): Depreciation expense, amortization, gain on disposal of assets 0.69 0.69 0.68 0.68 (Gain) loss on sale or disposal of assets or properties — — (0.34 ) (0.34 ) Net income attributable to redeemable operating partnership — — 0.01 0.01 ------ - ------ - FFO $ 0.90 $ 0.94 $ 0.90 $ 0.94 - ---- - ---- - ---- - - ---- - Adjustments to reconcile FFO to FFO Core: Share based compensation expense 0.16 0.16 0.15 0.15 Early debt extinguishment costs of real estate partnership — — $ 0.01 $ 0.01 ------ ------ - ---- - - ---- - FFO Core $ 1.06 $ 1.10 $ 1.06 $ 1.10 - ---- - ---- - ---- - - ---- -

(1) Includes pro-rata share attributable to real estate in unconsolidated partnership.

Note: Guidance reflects management’s view of current and future market conditions, as well as the earnings impact of events referenced in our earnings release and supplemental data package. This guidance does not include the operational or capital impact of any future unannounced acquisition or disposition activity. Estimates involve numerous assumptions such as rental income, interest rates, tenant default, occupancy rates, expenses, the consolidation of the Company’s non-wholly owned portfolio of non-retail assets and numerous other factors, and excludes potential future acquisitions and dispositions, acquisition and disposition transaction income and expenses and professional service fees. Not all of the factors are determinable at this time and actual results may vary from the projected results, and may be above or below the range indicated.

Subsequent Event - Post Quarter Asset Sales

On October 14, 2019, the Company announced the sale of three Houston non-core properties owned through an equity investment in a real estate partnership for a total sale price of $39.7 million. The sale represented a capitalization rate of 6.8% on trailing twelve month net operating income. The Company expects to record a gain on sale of approximately $14 million in the fourth quarter, representing its ownership percentage of the real estate partnership. Net proceeds received by the real estate partnership were $12.3 million, after closing costs and repayment of mortgage debt. Whitestone received $11 million in cash as a result of the sale, and expects to recycle the capital into development and redevelopment of existing assets, acquisitions and general corporate purposes.

Webcast and Conference Call Information

To listen to a live webcast of the conference call, click on the Investor Relations tab of the Company’s website, www.whitestonereit.com, and then click on the webcast link. A replay of the call will be available on Whitestone’s website via the webcast link until the Company’s next earnings release. Additional information about Whitestone can be found on the Company’s website.

The third quarter earnings release and supplemental data package will be located in the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website. For those without internet access, the earnings release and supplemental data package will be available by mail upon request. To receive a copy, please call the Company’s Investor Relations line at (713) 435-2219.

In conjunction with the issuance of its financial results, you are invited to listen to the Company’s earnings release conference call to be broadcast live on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. Central Time. Conference call access information is as follows:

Dial-in number for domestic participants: (800) 289-0438 Dial-in number for international participants: (323) 794-2423

The conference call will be recorded and a telephone replay will be available through Thursday, November 14, 2019. Replay access information is as follows:

Replay number for domestic participants: (844) 512-2921 Replay number for international participants: (412) 317-6671 Passcode (for all participants): 5958525

Supplemental Financial Information

Supplemental materials and details regarding Whitestone’s results of operations, communities and tenants are available on the Company’s website at www.whitestonereit.com.

About Whitestone REITWhitestone is a community-centered retail REIT that acquires, owns, manages, develops and redevelops high quality “e-commerce resistant” neighborhood, community and lifestyle retail centers principally located in the largest, fastest-growing and most affluent markets in the Sunbelt. Whitestone’s optimal mix of national, regional and local tenants provides daily necessities, needed services and entertainment to the communities in which they are located. Whitestone’s properties are primarily located in business-friendly Phoenix, Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio, which are among the fastest growing U.S. population centers with highly educated workforces, high household incomes and strong job growth. For additional information, visit www.whitestonereit.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this press release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). The Company intends for all such forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe-harbor provisions for forward-looking statements contained in Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act, as applicable. Such information is subject to certain risks and uncertainties, as well as known and unknown risks, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or anticipated. Therefore, such statements are not intended to be a guarantee of our performance in future periods. Such forward-looking statements can generally be identified by the Company’s use of forward-looking terminology, such as “may,” “will,” “plan,” “expect,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “goals” or similar words or phrases that are predictions of future events or trends and which do not relate solely to historical matters.

The following are some of the factors that could cause the Company’s actual results and its expectations to differ materially from those described in the Company’s forward-looking statements: the Company’s ability to meet its long-term goals, its assumptions regarding its earnings guidance, including its ability to execute effectively its acquisition and disposition strategy, to continue to execute its development pipeline on schedule and at the expected costs, and its ability to grow its NOI as expected, which could be impacted by a number of factors, including, among other things, its ability to continue to renew leases or re-let space on attractive terms and to otherwise address its leasing rollover; its ability to successfully identify, finance and consummate suitable acquisitions, and the impact of such acquisitions, including financing developments, capitalization rates and internal rates of return; the Company’s ability to reduce or otherwise effectively manage its general and administrative expenses; the Company’s ability to fund from cash flows or otherwise distributions to its shareholders at current rates or at all; current adverse market and economic conditions; lease terminations or lease defaults; the impact of competition on the Company’s efforts to renew existing leases; changes in the economies and other conditions of the specific markets in which the Company operates; economic, legislative and regulatory changes, the success of the Company’s real estate strategies and investment objectives; litigation risks; the Company’s ability to continue to qualify as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended; and other factors detailed in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other documents the Company files with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time.

Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company cannot guarantee the accuracy of any such forward-looking statements contained in this press release, and the Company does not intend to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This release contains supplemental financial measures that are not calculated pursuant to U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) including FFO, FFO Core, and NOI. Following are explanations and reconciliations of these metrics to their most comparable GAAP metric.

FFO: Management believes that FFO is a useful measure of the Company’s operating performance. The Company computes FFO as defined by NAREIT, which states that FFO should represent net income available to common shareholders (computed in accordance with GAAP) excluding depreciation and amortization related to real estate, gains or losses from the sale of certain real estate assets, gains and losses from change in control, and impairment write-downs of certain real estate assets and investments in entities when the impairment is directly attributable to decreases in the value of depreciable real estate held by the entity. FFO does not represent cash flows from operating activities determined in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered an alternative to net income as an indication of the Company’s performance or to cash flow from operations as a measure of liquidity or ability to make distributions and service debt.

Management considers FFO a useful additional measure of performance for an equity REIT because it facilitates an understanding of the operating performance of its properties without giving effect to real estate depreciation and amortization, which assumes that the value of real estate assets diminishes predictably over time. Since real estate values have historically risen or fallen with market conditions, management believes that FFO provides a more meaningful and accurate indication of the Company’s performance and useful information for the investment community to compare Whitestone to other REITs since FFO is generally recognized as the industry standard for reporting the operations of REITs.

Other REITs may use different methodologies for calculating FFO, and accordingly, the Company’s FFO may not be comparable to other REITs. The Company presents FFO per diluted share calculations that are based on the outstanding dilutive common shares plus the outstanding OP units for the periods presented.

FFO Core: Management believes that the computation of FFO in accordance with NAREIT’s definition includes certain non-cash and non-comparable items that affect the Company’s period-over-period performance. These items include, but are not limited to, legal settlements, non-cash share-based compensation expense, rent support agreement payments received from sellers on acquired assets and acquisition costs. In addition, the Company believes that FFO Core is a useful supplemental measure for the investing community to use in comparing the Company to other REITs as many REITs provide some form of adjusted or modified FFO. However, other REITs may use different adjustments, and the Company’s FFO Core may not be comparable to the adjusted or modified FFO of other REITs.

NOI: Management believes that NOI is a useful measure of the Company’s property operating performance. The Company defines NOI as operating revenues (rental and other revenues) less property and related expenses (property operation and maintenance and real estate taxes). Because NOI excludes general and administrative expenses, depreciation and amortization, involuntary conversion, interest expense, interest income, provision for income taxes, gain or loss on sale or disposition of assets and capital expenditures and leasing costs, it provides a performance measure that, when compared year over year, reflects the revenues and expenses directly associated with owning and operating commercial real estate properties and the impact to operations from trends in occupancy rates, rental rates and operating costs, providing perspective not immediately apparent from net income. The Company uses NOI to evaluate its operating performance since NOI allows the Company to evaluate the impact of factors, such as occupancy levels, lease structure, lease rates and tenant base, have on the Company’s results, margins and returns. In addition, management believes that NOI provides useful information to the investment community about the Company’s property and operating performance when compared to other REITs since NOI is generally recognized as a standard measure of property performance in the real estate industry. However, NOI should not be viewed as a measure of the Company’s overall financial performance since it does not reflect general and administrative expenses, depreciation and amortization, involuntary conversion, interest expense, interest income, provision for income taxes, gain or loss on sale or disposition of assets, and the level of capital expenditures and leasing costs necessary to maintain the operating performance of the Company’s properties. Other REITs may use different methodologies for calculating NOI, and accordingly, the Company’s NOI may not be comparable to that of other REITs.

Whitestone REIT Contacts:Investors Contact:Kevin Reed, Director of Investor RelationsWhitestone REIT(713) 435-2219 ir@whitestonereit.com

Whitestone REIT and Subsidiaries CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (in thousands, except share and per share data) September 30, December 31, 2019 2018 ------------- ------------- (unaudited) ASSETS Real estate assets, at cost Property $ 1,062,283 $ 1,052,238 Accumulated depreciation (131,508 ) (113,300 ) - --------- - - --------- - Total real estate assets 930,775 938,938 Investment in real estate partnership 26,423 26,236 Cash and cash equivalents 5,539 13,658 Restricted cash 106 128 Escrows and acquisition deposits 8,163 8,211 Accrued rents and accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts 22,232 21,642 Receivable due from related party 379 394 Financed receivable due from related party 5,661 5,661 Unamortized lease commissions, legal fees and loan costs 9,011 6,698 Prepaid expenses and other assets(1) 3,471 7,306 - --------- - - --------- - Total assets $ 1,011,760 $ 1,028,872 - --------- - - --------- - LIABILITIES AND EQUITY Liabilities: Notes payable $ 621,737 $ 618,205 Accounts payable and accrued expenses(2) 38,933 33,729 Payable due to related party 73 58 Tenants’ security deposits 6,440 6,130 Dividends and distributions payable 11,820 11,600 - --------- - - --------- - Total liabilities 679,003 669,722 - --------- - - --------- - Commitments and contingencies: — — Equity: Preferred shares, $0.001 par value per share; 50,000,000 shares authorized; none — — issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018 Common shares, $0.001 par value per share; 400,000,000 shares authorized; 40,517,569 and 39,778,029 issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2019 and 40 39 December 31, 2018, respectively Additional paid-in capital 540,116 527,662 Accumulated deficit (207,824 ) (181,361 ) Accumulated other comprehensive gain (loss) (7,356 ) 4,116 - --------- - - --------- - Total Whitestone REIT shareholders’ equity 324,976 350,456 Noncontrolling interest in subsidiary 7,781 8,694 Total equity 332,757 359,150 - --------- - Total liabilities and equity $ 1,011,760 $ 1,028,872 - --------- - - --------- - September 30, December 31, 2019 2018 ------------- ------------- (unaudited) (1) Operating lease right of use assets (net) (related to adoption of Topic 842) $ 697 N/A (2) Operating lease liabilities (related to adoption of Topic 842) $ 701 N/A

Whitestone REIT and Subsidiaries CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS) (Unaudited) (in thousands) Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended September 30, September 30, ---------------------- ----------------------- 2019 2018 2019 2018 - ------ - - ------ - - ------- - - ------ - Revenues Rental(1) $ 29,368 $ 30,085 $ 87,527 $ 88,211 Management, transaction, and other fees 511 619 1,624 1,751 - ------ - - ------ - - ------- - - ------ - Total revenues 29,879 30,704 89,151 89,962 - ------ - - ------ - - ------- - - ------ - Property expenses Depreciation and amortization 6,789 6,477 19,865 19,044 Operating and maintenance 5,118 5,452 14,760 15,325 Real estate taxes 4,410 4,379 12,474 12,260 General and administrative(2) 5,597 4,982 16,514 17,987 - ------ - - ------ - - ------- - - ------ - Total operating expenses 21,914 21,290 63,613 64,616 - ------ - - ------ - - ------- - - ------ - Other expenses (income) Interest expense 6,679 6,419 19,738 18,705 Gain on sale of properties (37 ) (4,380 ) (37 ) (4,629 ) Loss on sale or disposal of assets 37 3 152 256 Interest, dividend and other investment income (141 ) (251 ) (550 ) (792 ) - ------ - - ------ - - ------- - - ------ - Total other expense 6,538 1,791 19,303 13,540 - ------ - - ------ - - ------- - - ------ - Income before equity investments in real estate partnerships 1,427 7,623 6,235 11,806 and income tax Equity in earnings of real estate partnership 524 502 1,480 1,762 Provision for income tax (102 ) (92 ) (324 ) (261 ) - ------ - - ------ - - ------- - - ------ - Income from continuing operations 1,849 8,033 7,391 13,307 Gain on sale of property from discontinued operations — — 701 — - ------ - - ------ - - ------- - - ------ - Income from discontinued operations — — 701 — Net income 1,849 8,033 8,092 13,307 Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests 42 198 184 342 - ------ - - ------ - - ------- - - ------ - Net income attributable to Whitestone REIT $ 1,807 $ 7,835 $ 7,908 $ 12,965 - ------ - - ------ - - ------- - - ------ - Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended September 30, September 30, ---------------------- ----------------------- 2019 2018 2019 2018 - ------ - - ------ - - ------- - - ------ - Basic Earnings Per Share: Income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to Whitestone REIT excluding amounts attributable to unvested $ 0.04 $ 0.20 $ 0.18 $ 0.33 restricted shares Income from discontinued operations attributable to — — 0.02 — Whitestone REIT - ------ - - ------ - - ------- - - ------ - Net income attributable to common shareholders, excluding $ 0.04 $ 0.20 $ 0.20 $ 0.33 amounts attributable to unvested restricted shares - ------ - - ------ - - ------- - - ------ - Diluted Earnings Per Share: Income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to Whitestone REIT excluding amounts attributable to unvested $ 0.04 $ 0.19 $ 0.17 $ 0.31 restricted shares Income from discontinued operations attributable to — — 0.02 — Whitestone REIT - ------ - - ------ - - ------- - - ------ - Net income attributable to common shareholders, excluding $ 0.04 $ 0.19 $ 0.19 $ 0.31 amounts attributable to unvested restricted shares - ------ - - ------ - - ------- - - ------ - Weighted average number of common shares outstanding: Basic 40,187 39,327 39,942 39,200 Diluted 41,446 40,635 41,084 40,541 Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income Net income $ 1,849 $ 8,033 $ 8,092 $ 13,307 Other comprehensive gain (loss) Unrealized gain (loss) on cash flow hedging activities (2,235 ) 605 (11,740 ) 4,163 Unrealized gain on available-for-sale marketable securities — — — 18 - ------ - - ------ - - ------- - - ------ - Comprehensive income (loss) (386 ) 8,638 (3,648 ) 17,488 Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests 42 198 184 342 Less: Comprehensive gain (loss) attributable to (51 ) 15 (266 ) 107 noncontrolling interests - ------ - - ------ - - ------- - - ------ - Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to Whitestone REIT $ (377 ) $ 8,425 $ (3,566 ) $ 17,039 - ------ - - ------ - - ------- - - ------ - Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended September 30, September 30, ---------------------- ----------------------- 2019 2018 2019 2018 - ------ - - ------ - - ------- - - ------ - (1) Rental Rental revenues $ 21,623 $ 21,964 $ 64,752 $ 65,018 Recoveries 8,240 8,121 23,701 23,193 Bad debt (495 ) N/A (926 ) N/A - ------- - -------- - Total rental $ 29,368 $ 30,085 $ 87,527 $ 88,211 - ------ - - ------ - - ------- - - ------ - (2) Bad debt included in general and administrative expenses N/A $ 308 N/A $ 970 prior to adoption of Topic 842

Whitestone REIT and Subsidiaries CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited) (in thousands) Nine Months Ended September 30, ------------------------- 2019 2018 - ------- - - ------- - Cash flows from operating activities: Net income from continuing operations $ 7,391 $ 13,307 Net income from discontinued operations 701 — - ------- - - ------- - Net income 8,092 13,307 - ------- - - ------- - Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 19,865 19,044 Amortization of deferred loan costs 814 902 Loss on sale of marketable securities — 20 Loss (gain) on sale or disposal of assets and properties 115 (4,373 ) Bad debt 926 970 Share-based compensation 4,548 4,894 Equity in earnings of real estate partnership (1,480 ) (1,762 ) Changes in operating assets and liabilities: Escrows and acquisition deposits 48 214 Accrued rents and accounts receivable (1,762 ) (1,724 ) Receivable due from related party 15 696 Distributions from real estate partnership 1,005 505 Unamortized lease commissions, legal fees and loan costs (202 ) (1,396 ) Prepaid expenses and other assets (6,838 ) 619 Accounts payable and accrued expenses 5,206 (2,979 ) Payable due to related party 15 (403 ) Tenants’ security deposits 310 226 - ------- - Net cash provided by operating activities 29,976 28,760 Cash flows from investing activities: Additions to real estate (9,953 ) (8,733 ) Proceeds from sales of properties — 12,574 Proceeds from financed receivable due from related party — 1,000 - ------- - - ------- - Proceeds from sales of marketable securities — 30 - ------- - - ------- - Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities (9,953 ) 4,871 - ------- - - ------- - Net cash provided by investing activities of discontinued operations 701 — - ------- - - ------- - Cash flows from financing activities: Distributions paid to common shareholders (34,047 ) (33,642 ) Distributions paid to OP unit holders (793 ) (890 ) Proceeds from issuance of common shares, net of offering costs 8,546 — Payments of exchange offer costs (5 ) (128 ) Proceeds from bonds payable 100,000 — Net proceeds from (payments to) credit facility (90,200 ) 9,000 Repayments of notes payable (7,502 ) (1,972 ) Payments of loan origination costs (4,088 ) (30 ) Repurchase of common shares (776 ) (1,699 ) Net cash used in financing activities (28,865 ) (29,361 ) - ------- - - ------- - Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash (8,141 ) 4,270 Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period 13,786 5,210 - ------- - - ------- - Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period $ 5,645 $ 9,480 - ------- - - ------- - Nine Months Ended September 30, ------------------------- 2019 2018 - ------- - - ------- - Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information: Cash paid for interest $ 19,176 $ 18,181 Cash paid for taxes $ 396 $ 304 Non cash investing and financing activities: Disposal of fully depreciated real estate $ 203 $ 904 Financed insurance premiums $ 1,238 $ 1,273 Value of shares issued under dividend reinvestment plan $ 104 $ 101 Value of common shares exchanged for OP units $ 37 $ 1,545 Change in fair value of available-for-sale securities $ — $ 18 Change in fair value of cash flow hedge $ (11,740 ) $ 4,163 Reallocation of ownership percentage between parent and subsidiary $ — $ 24

Whitestone REIT and Subsidiaries RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES (in thousands, except per share and per unit data) Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended September 30, September 30, ---------------------- ---------------------- FFO (NAREIT) AND FFO CORE 2019 2018 2019 2018 -------------------------------------------------------------- - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - Net income attributable to Whitestone REIT $ 1,807 $ 7,835 $ 7,908 $ 12,965 Adjustments to reconcile to FFO: Depreciation and amortization of real estate 6,718 6,405 19,657 18,836 Depreciation and amortization of real estate assets of real 651 702 1,921 2,127 estate partnership (pro rata) (Gain) loss on disposal of assets and properties of continuing — (4,377 ) 115 (4,373 ) operations, net Gain on sale of assets and properties of discontinued — — (701 ) — operations, net Loss on sale or disposal of properties or assets of real 13 10 20 10 estate partnership (pro rata) Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests 42 198 184 342 - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - FFO (NAREIT) 9,231 10,773 29,104 29,907 Adjustments to reconcile to FFO Core: Share-based compensation expense 1,719 1,497 4,770 4,894 Proxy contest professional fees — — — 2,534 FFO Core $ 10,950 $ 12,270 $ 33,874 $ 37,335 - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - FFO PER SHARE AND OP UNIT CALCULATION -------------------------------------------------------------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- Numerator: FFO $ 9,231 $ 10,773 $ 29,104 $ 29,907 Distributions paid on unvested restricted common shares — (117 ) (41 ) (225 ) - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - FFO excluding amounts attributable to unvested restricted $ 9,231 $ 10,656 $ 29,063 $ 29,682 common shares - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - FFO Core excluding amounts attributable to unvested restricted $ 10,950 $ 12,153 $ 33,833 $ 37,110 common shares - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - Denominator: Weighted average number of total common shares - basic 40,187 39,327 39,942 39,200 Weighted average number of total noncontrolling OP units - 927 1,002 927 1,039 basic - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - Weighted average number of total common shares and 41,114 40,329 40,869 40,239 noncontrolling OP units - basic Effect of dilutive securities: Unvested restricted shares 1,259 1,308 1,142 1,341 - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - Weighted average number of total common shares and 42,373 41,637 42,011 41,580 noncontrolling OP units - diluted - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - FFO per common share and OP unit - basic $ 0.22 $ 0.26 $ 0.71 $ 0.74 FFO per common share and OP unit - diluted $ 0.22 $ 0.26 $ 0.69 $ 0.71 FFO Core per common share and OP unit - basic $ 0.27 $ 0.30 $ 0.83 $ 0.92 FFO Core per common share and OP unit - diluted $ 0.26 $ 0.29 $ 0.81 $ 0.89 Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended September 30, September 30, ---------------------- ---------------------- PROPERTY NET OPERATING INCOME 2019 2018 2019 2018 -------------------------------------------------------------- - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - Net income attributable to Whitestone REIT $ 1,807 $ 7,835 $ 7,908 $ 12,965 General and administrative expenses 5,597 4,982 16,514 17,987 Depreciation and amortization 6,789 6,477 19,865 19,044 Equity in earnings of real estate partnership (524 ) (502 ) (1,480 ) (1,762 ) Interest expense 6,679 6,419 19,738 18,705 Interest, dividend and other investment income (141 ) (251 ) (550 ) (792 ) Provision for income taxes 102 92 324 261 Gain on sale of assets and properties of continuing (37 ) (4,380 ) (37 ) (4,629 ) operations, net Gain on sale of assets and properties of discontinued — — (701 ) — operations, net Management fee, net of related expenses (14 ) (48 ) (64 ) (149 ) Loss on disposal of assets and properties of continuing 37 3 152 256 operations, net NOI of real estate partnership (pro rata) 1,714 1,875 5,152 5,885 Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests 42 198 184 342 - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - NOI $ 22,051 $ 22,700 $ 67,005 $ 68,113 - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended September 30, September 30, ---------------------- ---------------------- EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAX, DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION 2019 2018 2019 2018 -------------------------------------------------------------- - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - Net income attributable to Whitestone REIT $ 1,807 $ 7,835 $ 7,908 $ 12,965 Depreciation and amortization 6,789 6,477 19,865 19,044 Equity in earnings of real estate partnership (524 ) (502 ) (1,480 ) (1,762 ) Interest expense 6,679 6,419 19,738 18,705 Provision for income taxes 102 92 324 261 Gain on sale of assets and properties of continuing (37 ) (4,380 ) (37 ) (4,629 ) operations, net Gain on sale of assets and properties of discontinued — — (701 ) — operations, net Management fee, net of related expenses (14 ) (48 ) (64 ) (149 ) Loss on disposal of assets and properties of continuing 37 3 152 256 operations, net EBITDA adjustments for real estate partnership 1,651 1,812 4,900 5,692 Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests 42 198 184 342 - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - EBITDA $ 16,532 $ 17,906 $ 50,789 $ 50,725 - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ -

Whitestone REIT and Subsidiaries 2019 FINANCIAL GUIDANCE Projected Range Full Year 2019 ------------------------------------ Prior Guidance Updated Guidance -------------------------------------------------------------- -------------- -------------------- Low High Low High -------------------------------------------------------------- ------ ------ --------- --------- Net income attributable to Whitestone REIT $ 0.21 $ 0.25 $ 0.55 $ 0.59 Adjustments to reconcile net income to FFO(1): Depreciation expense, amortization, gain on disposal of assets 0.69 0.69 0.68 0.68 (Gain) loss on sale or disposal of assets or properties — — (0.34 ) (0.34 ) Net income attributable to redeemable operating partnership — — 0.01 0.01 - ----- - - ----- - FFO $ 0.90 $ 0.94 $ 0.90 $ 0.94 - ---- - ---- - ----- - - ----- - Adjustments to reconcile FFO to FFO Core: Share based compensation expense 0.16 0.16 0.15 0.15 Early debt extinguishment costs of real estate partnership — — $ 0.01 $ 0.01 - ---- - ---- - ----- - - ----- - FFO Core $ 1.06 $ 1.10 $ 1.06 $ 1.10 - ---- - ---- - ----- - - ----- -