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Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. Announces Acquisition of a "Class A" Office Property in Raleigh, North Carolina Through its Wholly-Owned Subsidiary, Preferred Office Properties, LLC

ATLANTA, July 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE: APTS) ("PAC" or the "Company") today announced that it acquired Wells Fargo Capitol Center, a 559,591 square foot office building in the Central Business District of Raleigh, North Carolina.  The 29-story tower is located at 150 Fayetteville Street and is leased to a diverse mix of high quality tenants representing financial services, law, technology, government and other industries. This acquisition increases the size of the Company's office portfolio to six assets totaling approximately 2.1 million square feet.

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PAC acquired this asset through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Preferred Office Properties, LLC.  Boone DuPree, the Chief Executive Officer of Preferred Office Properties stated, "We aggressively seek opportunities like this one where both the property and the market are poised for growth. Wells Fargo Capitol Center presents a unique blend of stability from its existing rent roll and upside potential from a strong local market and the opportunity through repositioning to once again be the premier downtown Raleigh business address."   Mr. DuPree added, "We hope that this acquisition is the first of many for us in Raleigh and in North Carolina." 

The Company financed the acquisition utilizing a non-recourse first mortgage loan from New York Life Insurance Company.  The first mortgage loan is approximately $114.4 million, bears interest at a fixed rate of 4.27% per annum, has a ten-year term and amortizes beginning in year three based on a 30-year schedule.  There are no loan guaranties provided by PAC or our operating partnership.

About Preferred Office Properties, LLC
Preferred Office Properties, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Preferred Apartment Communities Inc., formed in 2016 to invest in Class A office properties across the U.S. The company sources portfolio assets through acquisitions of operating properties as well as strategic, structured participation in new development.

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About Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. 
Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. is a Maryland corporation formed primarily to acquire and operate multifamily properties in select targeted markets throughout the United States.  As part of our business strategy, we may enter into forward purchase contracts or purchase options for to-be-built multifamily communities and we may make real estate related loans, provide deposit arrangements, or provide performance assurances, as may be necessary or appropriate, in connection with the development of multifamily communities and other properties.  As a secondary strategy, we may acquire or originate senior mortgage loans, subordinate loans or real estate loans secured by interests in multifamily properties, membership or partnership interests in multifamily properties and other multifamily related assets and invest a lesser portion of our assets in other real estate related investments, including other income-producing property types, senior mortgage loans, subordinate loans or real estate loans secured by interests in other income-producing property types, membership or partnership interests in other income-producing property types as determined by our manager as appropriate for us.  At June 30, 2018, the Company was the approximate 97.4% owner of Preferred Apartment Communities Operating Partnership, L.P., the Company's operating partnership.  Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, commencing with its tax year ended December 31, 2011.  Learn more at www.pacapts.com.

About New York Life Real Estate Investors
New York Life Real Estate Investors is a division of NYL Investors LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company. Please visit New York Life Real Estate Investors' website at http://www.newyorklife.com/realestateinvestors for more information.

New York Life Real Estate Investors is a full service, fully-integrated real estate enterprise with more than 100 professionals. The division has market-leading capabilities in origination, underwriting, and investment in real estate equity products and related debt, including real estate equity investments, commercial mortgage loans, commercial mortgage backed securities, and unsecured REIT bonds. With over $49.9 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2018, New York Life Real Estate Investors is actively seeking to acquire additional properties throughout the U.S.

About New York Life
New York Life Insurance Company (www.newyorklife.com), a Fortune 100 company founded in 1845, is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States* and one of the largest life insurers in the world.  Headquartered in New York City, New York Life's family of companies offers life insurance, retirement income, investments and long-term care insurance. New York Life has the highest possible financial strength ratings currently awarded to any life insurer from all four of the major credit rating agencies**.

*Based on revenue as reported by "Fortune 500 ranked within Industries, Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual)," Fortune magazine, 6/1/18.  For methodology, please see http://fortune.com/fortune500/ **Individual independent rating agency commentary as of 8/1/2017: A.M. Best (A++), Fitch (AAA), Moody's Investors Service (Aaa), Standard & Poor's (AA+)

Additional Information
The SEC has declared effective the registration statement (including prospectus) filed by the Company for each of the offerings to which this communication may relate.  Before you invest, you should read the final prospectus, and any prospectus supplements, forming a part of the registration statement and other documents the Company has filed with the SEC for more complete information about the Company and the offering to which this communication may relate.  In particular, you should carefully read the risk factors described in the final prospectus and in any related prospectus supplement and in the documents incorporated by reference in the final prospectus and any related prospectus supplement to which this communication may relate. You may obtain these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov.  Alternatively, the Company or its dealer manager, Preferred Capital Securities, LLC, with respect to PAC's mShares Redeemable Preferred Stock Offering and Series A Redeemable Preferred Stock and Warrant Unit Offering, and JonesTrading Institutional Services LLC, with respect to PAC's ATM Common Stock Offering, will arrange to send you a prospectus if you request it by calling Leonard A. Silverstein at (770) 818-4100, 3284 Northside Parkway NW, Suite 150, Atlanta, Georgia 30327.

The ATM Common Stock Offering prospectus, dated July 18, 2016, including a base prospectus, dated May 17, 2016, can be accessed through the following link:

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1481832/000148183216000152/atmprospectus.htm

The mShares Redeemable Preferred Stock Offering prospectus, dated January 19, 2017, can be accessed through the following link:

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1481832/000148183217000008/a424prospectus-mshares1.htm

The Series A Redeemable Preferred Stock and Warrant Unit Offering prospectus, dated March 16, 2017, can be accessed through the following link:

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1481832/000148183217000061/a424prospectus-15bseriesar.htm

SOURCE Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc.

For further information: Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc., Leonard A. Silverstein 770-818-4147, President and Chief Operating Officer, Email: lsilverstein@pacapts.com

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