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FORM 5500 DATA

The AERC 401k Savings Plan and Trust

Overview

Plan Information

  • Plan Year01/01/2015 — 12/31/2015
  • Date of Plan04/01/1990
  • Net Assets as of 12/31/2015 $7,678,937
  • Plan Number1
  • Plan Type Single Employer
  • Is the plan collectively bargained? No
  • Did the plan file for an extension of time or the DFVC Program?Yes
  • Plan Funding ArrangementInsurance Trust
  • Plan Benefit ArrangementInsurance Trust

Participant Information as of 12/31/2015

  • Active (Eligible) Participants0
  • Retired or separated participants receiving benefits0
  • Other retired or separated participants entitled to future benefits183
  • Subtotal183
  • Deceased participants whose beneficiaries are receiving or are entitled to receive benefits0
  • Total183
  • Total number of participants as of 01/01/2015499
  • Number of participants with account balances183
  • Number of participants that terminated employment during the plan year with accrued benefits that were less than 100% vested0

Expenses

  • Total Benefit Payments$0
  • Corrective Distributions$0
  • Administrative Service Providers$0
  • Other Expenses$0
  • Total Expenses$0
  • Total Transfers$0

Sponsor Information

  • Address5510 Morehouse Drive Suite 200
  • CitySan Diego
  • StateCA
  • Zip92121
  • Telephone(858) 457-2123
  • EIN34-1747603
  • Industry Code531390
  • Named AdministratorKim Knight
  • Named Plan SponsorKim Knight

Plan Administrator Information

  • Administrator NameAssociated Estates Realty
  • Address5510 Morehouse Drive Suite 200
  • CitySan Diego
  • StateCA
  • Zip92121
  • Telephone(858) 457-2123
  • Administrator EIN34-1747603

Audit Information

  • Audit StatusAudited
  • AuditorCohnreznick, LLP
  • Auditor EIN22-1478099
  • Audit OpinionUnqualified
  • Audit Type Full Audit

Benefits Provided Under the Plan

Code Benefit Description
2E Profit-sharing A defined contribution plan that allows employer discretionary contributions. These plans often contain a 401(k) feature.
2F ERISA section 404(c) Plan This plan, or any part of it is intended to meet the conditions of 29 CFR 2550.404c-1.
2G Total participant-directed account plan Participants have the opportunity to direct the investment of all the assets allocated to their individual accounts, regardless of whether 29 CFR 2550.404c-1 is intended to be met.
2J Code section 401(k) feature A cash or deferred arrangement described in Code section 401(k) that is part of a qualified defined contribution plan that provides for an election by employees to defer part of their compensation or receive these amounts in cash.
2K Code section 401(m) arrangement Employee contributions are allocated to separate accounts under the plan or employer contributions are based, in whole or in part, on employee deferrals or contributions to the plan. Not applicable if plan is 401(k) plan with only QNECs and/or QMACs. Also not applicable if Code section 403(b)(1), 403(b)(7) or 408 arrangements/accounts/annuities.
2R Brokerage Window Participant-directed brokerage accounts provided as an investment option under the plan.
2S Automatic Enrollment Plan provides for automatic enrollment in plan that has employee contributions deducted from payroll.
2T Participant-directed Account Total or partial participant-directed account plan - plan uses default investment account for participants who fail to direct assets in their account.
3D Master plan A pension plan that is made available by a sponsor for adoption by employers; that is the subject of a favorable opinion letter; and for which a single funding medium (for example, a trust or custodial account) is established for the joint use of all adopting employers.

Questions and Answers

Question Answer Amount
During the plan year did the employer fail to transmit to the plan any participant contributions within the time period described in 29 CFT 2510.3-102? No
Were any loans by the plan or fixed income obligations due the plan in default as of the close of plan year or classified during the year as uncollectible? Disregard participant loans secured by participant's account balance. No
Were any leases to which the plan was a party in default or classified during the year as uncollectible? No
Were there any nonexempt transactions with any party-in-interest? No
Was this plan covered by a fidelity bond? Yes $5,000,000
Did the plan have a loss, whether or not reimbursed by the plan's fidelity bond, that was caused by fraud or dishonesty? No
Did the plan hold any assets whose current value was neither readily determinable on an established market nor set by an independent third party appraiser? No
Did the plan receive any noncash contributions whose value was neither readily determinable on an established market nor set by an independent third party appraiser? No
Did the plan have assets held for investment? Yes
Were any plan transactions or series of transactions in excess of 5% of the current value of plan assets? No
Were all the plan assets either distributed to participants or beneficiaries, transferred to another plan, or brought under the control of the PBGC? No
Has the plan failed to provide any benefit when due under the plan? No
If this is an individual account plan, was there a blackout period? No
If there was a blackout period, have you either provided the required notice or one of the exceptions to providing the notice applied under 29 CFR 2520.101-3? No

Financials

Income and Expense Statement

Income $1,656,375
Contributions $1,325,509
Cash Contributions $1,325,509
Cash from Employers $162,213
Cash from Participants $1,129,856
Others (including rollovers) $33,440
Noncash Contributions $0
Total Earnings on Investments $299,557
Total Interest $29,267
Interest-Bearing Cash $0
U.S. Government Securities $0
Corporate Debt Instruments $0
Loans (other than to participants) $0
Participant Loans $7,998
Interest from Other Investments $21,269
Total Dividends $153,774
Preferred Stock $0
Common Stock $21,108
Rents $0
Net gain (loss) on sale of assets $797,187
Aggregate Proceeds $1,506,887
Aggregate Carrying Amount $709,700
Total Unrealized Appreciation (depreciation) of assets $-520,881
Real Estate $0
Other $-520,881
Net investment gain (loss) from common/collective trusts $0
Net investment gain (loss) from pooled separate accounts $-3,436
Net investment gain (loss) from master trust investment accounts $0
Net investment gain (loss) from 103-12 investment entities $0
Net investment gain (loss) from registered investment companies $-156,354
Other Income $31,309
Expenses $7,178,855
Total Benefit Payments $7,064,917
Directly to participants or beneficiaries, including direct rollovers $7,064,917
To insurance carriers for the provision of benefits $0
Other Benefit Payment Fees $0
Corrective Distributions $16,614
Certain deemed distributions of participant loans $3,279
Interest expense $0
Total Administrative Expenses $94,045
Professional Fees $0
Contract Administrator Fees $0
Investment Advisory and management fees $0
Other Administrative Fees $94,045
Net Income $-5,522,480
Transfers of Assets to this Plan $0
Transfers of Assets from this Plan $0

Asset and Liability Statement

12/31/2015 12/31/2014 Change YOY
Total Assets $7,678,937 $13,201,417 -41.83%
Total noninterest-bearing cash $0 $0 0.0%
Receivables $0 $0 0.0%
Employer Contributions $0 $0 0.0%
Participant Contributions $0 $0 0.0%
Other Contributions $0 $0 0.0%
General Investments $0 $0 0.0%
Interest-bearing cash $0 $0 0.0%
U.S. Government Securities $0 $0 0.0%
Corporate Debt Instruments $0 $0 0.0%
Preferred $0 $0 0.0%
All Other $0 $0 0.0%
Corporate Stocks $0 $0 0.0%
Preferred $0 $0 0.0%
Common $0 $0 0.0%
Partnership/joint venture interests $0 $0 0.0%
Real estate (other than employer real property) $0 $0 0.0%
Loans (other than to participants) $0 $0 0.0%
Participants Loans $86,128 $259,921 -66.86%
Value of interest in common/collective trusts $0 $0 0.0%
Value of interest in pooled separate accounts $124,017 $155,475 -20.23%
Value of interest in master trust investment accounts $0 $0 0.0%
Value of interest in 103-12 investment entities $0 $0 0.0%
Value of interest in registered investment companies $6,326,579 $10,038,755 -36.98%
Value of funds held in insurance co. general account $1,142,213 $1,566,803 -27.10%
Other Investments $0 $0 0.0%
Employer-related Investments $0 $1,180,463 -100.00%
Employer Securities $0 $1,180,463 -100.00%
Employer Real Property $0 $0 0.0%
Buildings and other property used in plan operation $0 $0 0.0%
Total Liabilities $0 $0 0.0%
Benefit Claims Payable (1) $0 $0 0.0%
Operating Payables (1) $0 $0 0.0%
Acquisition Indebtedness (1) $0 $0 0.0%
Other liabilities (1) $0 $0 0.0%
Net Assets $7,678,937 $13,201,417 -41.83%

Service Providers

Persons Receiving Only Eligible Indirect Compensation

  • Prudential Retirement Insurance and

Other Service Providers Receiving Direct or Indirect Compensation

Name Nature of Service Relationship to Plan Sponsor Direct Compensation Paid by Plan Indirect Compensation Paid by Plan Total Compensation
Prudential Retirement Insurance and Contract Administrator, Recordkeeping and information management (computing, tabulating, data processing, etc.), Participant loan processing, Direct payment from the plan, Recordkeeping fees, Account maintenance fees NONE $63,120 $0 $63,120
Ubs Financial Services Inc. Is Bill Investment advisory (plan) NONE $30,000 $0 $30,000
Total $93,120 $0 $93,120

Indirect Compensation

Name Source of Indirect Compensation* Nature of Service Description of Indirect Compensation Indirect Compensation Paid by Plan
Prudential Retirement Insurance and Prudential Retirement Insurance and Recordkeeping and information management (computing, tabulating, data processing, etc.), Recordkeeping fees 68.000 Bps and $0.00 Per Participant Invested In The Fund From 1/1/2015 To 12/31/2015 Guaranteed Income Fund $0
*As outlined by the Form 5500 Instructions for service providers with indirect compensation.

Service Providers Who Fail or Refuse to Provide Information

There are no service providers who failed or refused to provide information.

Termination Information on Accountants and Enrolled Actuaries

There is no termination information for this plan.

Investments

Investments

Name of Investment Investment Manager Type of Investment Dollar Value
Pru Day One Ifx Targ Bal Prudential Retirement Ins. DFE: Pooled Separate Account $124,017
Total $124,017

Insurance Information

Insurance Information

Insurance Carrier Summary Persons Covered
Prudential Retirement Insurance and Annuity Company 183
EIN 06-1050034
Industry Code 93629
Contract Number 039225
Contract Year 01/01/2015 — 12/31/2015
Value in General Account at Year End $1,142,213
Value in Separate Accounts at Year End $124,017
Insurance Fees and Commissions $0
Persons Receiving Commissions and Fees There are no brokers listed for this plan.
Allocated Funds
Type of Contract Unspecified
Basis of premium rates
Premiums paid to carrier $0
Premiums due but unpaid at the end of the year $0
If the carrier, service, or other organization incurred any specific costs in connection with the acquisition or retention of the contract or policy, enter amount $0
Specify the nature of the costs
Unallocated Funds
Type of Contract GUARANTEED GENERAL ACCOUNT CONTRACT
Balance at the end of the previous year $1,566,803
Additions $1,854,548
Contributions Deposited during the year $124,854
Dividends and credits $0
Interest credited during the year $21,269
Transferred from separate account $0
Other $1,708,425
Total of Balance and Additions $3,421,351
Deductions $2,279,138
Disbursed from fund to pay benefits or purchase annuities during the year $2,040,593
Administration charge made by carrier $49
Transferred to Separate Account $155
Other $238,341
Balance at the end of the current year $1,142,213