This excerpt taken from the EQR 10-Q filed Nov 7, 2005.
Total distributions paid in October 2005 amounted to $145.5 million (excluding distributions on Partially Owned Properties), which included certain distributions declared during the third quarter ended September 30, 2005.
The Company expects to meet its short-term liquidity requirements, including capital expenditures related to maintaining its existing properties and certain scheduled unsecured note and mortgage note repayments, generally through its working capital, net cash provided by operating activities and borrowings under its revolving credit facilities. The Company considers its cash provided by operating activities to be adequate to meet operating requirements and payments of distributions. The Company also expects to meet its long-term liquidity requirements, such as scheduled unsecured note and mortgage debt maturities, property acquisitions, financing of construction and development activities and capital improvements through the issuance of unsecured notes and equity securities, including additional OP Units, and proceeds received from the disposition of certain properties. In addition, the Company has significant unencumbered properties available to secure additional mortgage borrowings in the event that the public capital markets are unavailable or the cost of alternative sources of capital is too high. The fair value of and cash flow from these unencumbered properties are in excess of the requirements the Company must maintain in order to comply with covenants under its unsecured notes and revolving credit facilities. Of the $15.3 billion in investment in real estate on the Companys balance sheet at September 30, 2005, $9.6 billion or 62.8%, was unencumbered.
The Operating Partnership has a revolving credit facility with potential borrowings of up to $1.0 billion. This facility matures in May 2008 and may, among other potential uses, be used to fund property acquisitions, costs for certain properties under development and short term liquidity requirements. In addition, the Company closed on a new one-year revolving credit facility expiring on August 29, 2006 with potential borrowings of $600.0 million. As of November 4, 2005, $705.0 million was outstanding under these facilities (and $40.5 million was restricted and dedicated to support letters of credit).