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Table of Contents

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-K

 

X ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2011

 

¨ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

FOR THE TRANSITION PERIOD FROM              TO             

COMMISSION FILE NUMBER: 0-18431

Inland Land Appreciation Fund, L.P.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   36-3544798
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)   (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

2901 Butterfield Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523

(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)

630-218-8000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class:   Name of each exchange on which registered:
None   None

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:

Limited Partnership Units

(Title of class)

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.

Yes  ¨    No  X

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15 (d) of the Act.     Yes  ¨    No  X

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for at least the past 90 days.

Yes  X     No  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate website, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).

Yes  X    No  ¨

Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K (§229.405 of this chapter) is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K.   ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definition of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer   ¨    Accelerated filer   ¨
Non-accelerated filer   ¨  (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)    Smaller reporting company   X

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).

Yes  ¨    No  X

The registrant’s common equity is not publicly traded and therefore has no market value.

 

 

 


Table of Contents

INLAND LAND APPRECIATION FUND, L.P.

(a limited partnership)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

          Page  
   Part I   

Item 1.

  

Business

     3   

Item 1(A).

  

Risk Factors

     4   

Item 1(B).

  

Unresolved Staff Comments

     5   

Item 2.

  

Properties

     6   

Item 3.

  

Legal Proceedings

     8   

Item 4.

  

RESERVED

     8   
   Part II   

Item 5.

  

Market for Partnership’s Limited Partnership Units, Related Security Holder Matters and Partnership Purchases of Limited Partnership Units

     8   

Item 6.

  

Selected Financial Data

     8   

Item 7.

  

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

     9   

Item 7(A).

  

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

     14   

Item 8.

  

Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

     15   

Item 9.

  

Changes in and Disagreements with Independent Auditors on Accounting and Financial Disclosure

     29   

Item 9(A).

  

Controls and Procedures

     29   

Item 9(B).

  

Other Information

     29   
   Part III   

Item 10.

  

Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance

     30   

Item 11.

  

Executive Compensation

     34   

Item 12.

  

Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters

     35   

Item 13.

  

Certain Relationships and Related Transactions

     35   

Item 14.

  

Principal Accounting Fees and Services

     36   
   Part IV   

Item 15.

  

Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules

     37   
  

SIGNATURES

     38   

 

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PART I

 

Item 1. Business

Inland Land Appreciation Fund, L.P. was formed in October 1987 to invest in undeveloped land on an all-cash basis and realize appreciation of such land upon resale. On October 12, 1988, we commenced an offering of 10,000 (subject to an increase to 30,000) limited partnership units, or units, at $1,000 per unit, pursuant to a Registration Statement on Form S-11 under the Securities Act of 1933. The offering terminated on October 6, 1989, after we sold 30,000 units, at $1,000 per unit, resulting in gross offering proceeds of $30,000,000, which does not include proceeds from our general partner or our initial limited partner. All of the holders of our units were admitted to our partnership. Inland Real Estate Investment Corporation is our general partner. We used $25,187,069 of gross offering proceeds to purchase on an all-cash basis twenty-five parcels of undeveloped land and an option to purchase undeveloped land. Our limited partners share in their portion of benefits of ownership of our real property investments according to the number of units held. Through December 31, 2011, we had repurchased a total of 407.75 Units for $359,484 from various limited partners through the unit repurchase program.

We purchased on an all-cash basis, twenty-five parcels of undeveloped land and are engaged in the rezoning and resale of the parcels. All of the investments were made in the Chicago metropolitan area. The anticipated holding period of the land was approximately two to seven years from the completion of the land portfolio acquisitions. As a result of the lengthy rezoning and entitlement processes and the no growth mentality of the municipalities where the land is located, as well as the depressed real estate market, our holding period has exceeded our original estimates. Through December 31, 2011, we have had multiple sales transactions, disposing of approximately 2,098 acres of the approximately 3,102 acres originally owned. We continue to market the remaining acres for sale.

We are engaged in the business of real estate investment which management considers being a single operating segment. A presentation of information about operating segments would not be material to an understanding of our business taken as a whole.

We have been successful in pre-development activities such as rezoning, annexation and /or land planning of approximately 410 acres of Parcels 17, 18, 19 and 22 in McHenry, Illinois and 224 acres of Parcel 25 in Kane County, Illinois. Further pre-development activities are on hold pending significant improvements in the real estate market as well as demand for improved land zoned for residential and commercial use.

We continue to closely monitor the real estate market trends, especially within the areas where our remaining parcels are located. We have seen modest improvements in the residential resale real estate market, however, new home starts in these middle class communities remain weak. That, coupled with strict lender requirements, adversely impact sales activity, especially sales of residential lots and sales of vacant land for retail purposes. There have been reports of farm parcel sales in surrounding communities from both speculators looking to hold land until the market rebounds as well as farmers looking to increase their farming businesses. We realize it could take some time for these current trends to improve which could result in an even longer holding period. However, we believe we have taken the steps necessary to reduce costs and maintain sufficient reserves of cash and cash equivalents to cover all our costs for an extended period of time. We have farm leases in place which generate sufficient income to cover the costs of insurance expense and real estate taxes. Our remaining land is not encumbered by debt and is located in areas that we believe are in the paths of future development.

During the year ended December 31, 2011, there were no land sales. The lack of sales activity is a continued result of the depressed real estate market and the slow down in the sales of vacant land. Previously undistributed net sales proceeds are being retained to fund our operations, including land improvements. We will evaluate our cash needs during the upcoming year to determine future distributions.

We had no employees during 2011. Accordingly, we hired no compensation consultants.

Our general partner and its affiliates provide services to us. Our general partner and its affiliates are reimbursed for salaries and expenses of employees of the general partner and its affiliates relating to the administration of the partnership. An affiliate of the general partner performs marketing and advertising services for us and is reimbursed for direct costs. An affiliate of the general partner performs land improvements, rezoning, annexation and other activities to prepare our parcels for sale and is reimbursed for salaries and direct costs.

 

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Access to Our Information

We electronically file our annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and all amendments to those reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The public may read and copy any of the reports that are filed with the SEC at the SEC’s Public Reference Room at 100 F Street, NE, Washington, DC 20549. The public may obtain information on the operation of the Public Reference Room by calling the SEC at (800)-SEC-0330. The SEC maintains an Internet site at www.sec.gov that contains reports, proxy and information statements and other information regarding issuers that file electronically.

We make available, free of charge, by responding to requests addressed to our Investor Services department, the annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and all amendments to those reports. These reports are available as soon as reasonably practical after such material is electronically filed or furnished to the SEC.

Limited Partners wishing to communicate with our general partner can do so by writing to the attention of the general partner in care of our partnership at 2901 Butterfield Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523.

 

Item 1(A). Risk Factors

Real Estate Market

Currently, the depressed real estate market, coupled with strict lender requirements, continue to adversely impact sales activity, especially sales of vacant land, as developers continue to dispose of excess inventories and have difficulty in obtaining financing for new projects. Therefore, it could take some time for these current trends to improve which could result in an even longer holding period than previously estimated.

Pre-Development Stage Land

The net proceeds of the offering were invested in pre-development stage land. An investment in such land involves a number of potential risks, which include the following:

Dependence on Governmental Zoning and Fiscal Policies. We conduct rezoning and pre-development activities with respect to our land investments. Rezoning may only be effected by appropriate city, county and/or other local authorities. There can be no assurance that our efforts to cause these authorities to change the zoning classification(s) which apply to a given parcel of land owned by the partnership will be successful. Sometimes local residents oppose our efforts. Sometimes local authorities require us to spend funds to facilitate future development of the land as a condition of rezoning or to continue a special land use. There can be no assurance that we will have sufficient funds to accomplish the required changes or that they can be accomplished in a timely fashion.

Restricted or Limited Access to Utilities and Roadways. The value of our land will be affected by ease of access to utilities and transportation. If public utility providers are not located in sufficient proximity to a parcel owned by the partnership, the cost of arranging for such utility access may be prohibitive to the partnership or a potential purchaser of the parcel, thereby reducing the value of the parcel. Delays and/or postponements in the construction of roads in areas by our parcels likely would adversely affect the value of our parcels.

Environmental Risks. Federal and state environmental laws can impose substantial liability on owners of real estate without regard to fault, even when other parties are or were responsible for the environmental impairment. Environmental liabilities could cause us to incur significant expenses, including (but not limited to) the obligation to remedy or clean up hazardous substances (such as pesticides commonly used on farmland) or other pollutants, regardless of fault. Such liabilities could require us to dispose of a property at a loss, which could be substantial.

In addition, the value of our land is affected by the drainage pattern of such land and the surrounding area, the susceptibility of such land to flooding and the possibility that such land might be classified as “wetlands” by a government agency, thereby inhibiting or precluding development of the parcel.

 

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Nature of Farm Leases and Limited Current Income. With the exception of limited amounts of cash which may be generated from leasing the land as farmland or for other revenue-producing activities, pre-development land does not generate current income. Nevertheless, we incur ongoing expenses in connection with the ownership of such land (for example, real estate taxes). At the same time, our farm rental revenue is subject to a farm tenant’s ability to pay the contracted rent, which depends on circumstances such as fluctuations in commodity prices, bad weather, competition from other producers, changes in government farm policy (including price supports), pests and crop diseases.

Lack of Geographic Diversification. All of our land investments are located in the Chicago metropolitan area. The success of the partnership will, therefore, depend to a great extent upon the rate and amount of economic growth in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Partnership-Related Risks

Risk of Installment Sale. We may sell some land parcels on an installment basis (which means that the sale price will be received in installments during the term of the agreement). In the event we find it necessary or desirable to provide such financing upon the resale of our parcels, a liquidation of the partnership may be delayed beyond the time of disposition of the parcels until any such loans are repaid or otherwise liquidated. In the event of a default on an installment sale, we may be forced to reacquire a property.

No Market for Units. Our units are subject to certain restrictions on transferability. As a result of these restrictions, no public trading market is likely to develop for these securities, nor is one intended to develop. Purchasers of units may not, therefore, be able to liquidate their investment, and units may not be readily acceptable as collateral for a loan.

Transfer Limit. In accordance with Article XVI Section 16.1 of the Inland Land Appreciation Fund, L.P. Partnership Agreement and Treasury Regulation Section 1.7704-1(j), we did not reach the maximum threshold of limited partnership units that may be transferred/assigned directly between parties during 2011. For the benefit of interested limited partners, we have a relationship with a “qualified matching service” as defined under Treasury Regulation Section 1.7704-1(g). In accordance with this Treasury Regulation and the IRS private letter ruling obtained by the “qualified matching service,” we understand that additional limited partnership units may be transferred or assigned through the “qualified matching service” up to a separate maximum threshold each taxable year (in addition to the maximum threshold that may be transferred or assigned directly between parties under our partnership agreement and Treasury Regulation Section 1.7704-1(j)). However, there can be no assurance that the IRS private letter ruling will apply to transfers of our units, or that any particular transfer will not violate the transfer restrictions contained in the partnership agreement or the provisions of Treasury Regulation Section 1.7704-1(g). If you have any interest in participating in a transfer/assignment of limited partnership units through this “qualified matching service”, please contact American Partnership Board directly at 800-736-9797. You are strongly encouraged to consult your personal legal, financial and tax advisors in connection with any such transfer/assignment.

Conflicts of Interest. We may be subject to various conflicts of interest arising out of our relationship with our general partner and its affiliates. If the general partner or its affiliates breach their fiduciary obligations to us, or do not resolve these conflicts of interest to our benefit, we could suffer consequences which we might not otherwise be subject to if such conflicts of interest did not exist.

Federal Income Tax Aspects

Potential Receipt of UBTI. The incurrence of debt in connection with our pre-development and/or sales activities could cause the gain on the sale of parcels to constitute unrelated business taxable income (“UBTI”) and affect limited partners that are tax-exempt entities.

Tax liabilities may be greater than cash distributions. Each limited partner will be required to report the limited partner’s allocable share of our taxable net income on the limited partner’s personal tax return, regardless of whether the limited partner has received any cash distributions from us. Thus, limited partners may incur taxes associated with their proportional share of our net income even though we have not distributed cash to pay the taxes.

 

Item 1(B). Unresolved Staff Comments

Not applicable

 

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Item 2. Properties

We acquired fee ownership of the following real property investments:

 

Parcel & Location

  

Gross Acres
Purchased/Sold

   Remaining
Acres
    

Purchase/Sales

Date

Parcel 1, Kendall County, Illinois

   84.7360      0       01/19/89
   (3.5200       sold 12/24/96)
   (.3520       sold 11/25/97)
   (80.8640       sold 12/29/97)

Parcel 2, McHenry County, Illinois

   223.4121      0       01/19/89
   (183.3759       sold 12/27/90)
   (40.0362       sold 05/11/00)

Parcel 3, Kendall County, Illinois

   20.0000      0       02/09/89
   (20.0000       sold 05/08/90)

Parcel 4, Kendall County, Illinois

   69.2760      0       04/18/89
   (.4860       sold 02/28/91)
   (27.5850       sold 08/25/95)
   (4.4017       sold various 2001)
   (2.1400       sold various 2002)
   (23.0933       sold various 2003)
   (6.7800       sold various 2004)
   (4.7900       sold various 2005)

Parcel 5, Kendall County, Illinois

   372.2230      0       05/03/89
   (Option       sold 04/06/90)
   (372.2230       sold 06/20/03)

Parcel 6, Kendall County, Illinois

   78.3900      0       06/21/89
   (3.9500       sold 11/01/00)
   (30.0000       sold 07/12/05)
   (33.4270       sold 07/27/06)
   (11.0130       sold 08/22/07)

Parcel 7, Kendall County, Illinois

   77.0490      0       06/21/89
   (71.2070       sold 08/22/07)
   (5.8420       sold 03/20/08)

Parcel 8, Kendall County, Illinois

   5.0000      0       06/21/89
   (5.0000       sold 10/06/89)

Parcel 9, McHenry County, Illinois

   51.0300      51.0300       08/07/89

Parcel 10, McHenry County, Illinois

   123.9400      0       08/07/89
   (123.9400       sold 12/06/89)

Parcel 11, McHenry County, Illinois

   30.5920      30.5920       08/07/89

As part of the purchase agreement for parcel 5, we were required to buy an option to purchase an additional 243 acres immediately to the west of this parcel. The 1990 sale transaction relates to the sale of this option.

 

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Parcel & Location

  

Gross Acres
Purchased/Sold

   Remaining
Acres
    

Purchase/Sales

Date

Parcel 12, Kendall County, Illinois

   90.2710      0       10/31/89
   (.7090       sold 04/26/91)
   (89.5620       sold 03/10/04)

Parcel 13, McHenry County, Illinois

   92.7800      0       11/07/89
   (2.0810       sold 09/18/97)
   (90.6990       sold 02/15/01)

Parcel 14, McHenry County, Illinois

   76.2020      76.2020       11/07/89

Parcel 15, Lake County, Illinois

   84.5564      0       01/03/90
   (10.5300       sold various 1996)
   (5.4680       sold various 1997)
   (68.5584       sold various 1998)

Parcel 16, Kane/Kendall Counties, Illinois

   72.4187      0       01/29/90
   (30.9000       sold 07/10/98)
   (10.3910       sold 12/15/99)
   (3.1000       sold 12/12/00)
   (28.0277       sold 05/19/03)

Parcel 17, McHenry County, Illinois

   99.9240      72.4140       01/29/90
   (27.5100       sold 01/29/99)

Parcel 18, McHenry County, Illinois

   71.4870      69.9670       01/29/90
   (1.0000       sold various 1990)
   (.5200       sold 03/11/93)

Parcel 19, McHenry County, Illinois

   63.6915      63.6915       02/23/90

Parcel 20, Kane County, Illinois

   224.1480      0       02/28/90
   (.2790       sold 10/17/91)
   (223.8690       sold 02/20/04)

Parcel 21, Kendall County, Illinois

   172.4950      0       03/08/90
   (172.4950       sold various 1998)

Parcel 22, McHenry County, Illinois

   254.5250      203.5250       04/11/90
   (51.0000       conveyed 2008)

Parcel 23, Kendall County, Illinois

   140.0210      0       05/08/90
   (4.4100       sold various 1993)
   (35.8800       sold various 1994)
   (3.4400       sold various 1995)
   (96.2910       sold 08/26/99)

Parcel 24, Kendall County, Illinois

   298.4830      211.5770       05/23/90
   (12.4570       sold 05/25/90)
   (4.6290       sold 04/01/96)
   (69.8200       sold 11/26/02)

Parcel 25, Kane County, Illinois

   225.0000      225.0000       06/01/90

Our general partner anticipates that the land we acquired will produce sufficient income to pay real estate taxes and insurance expense. Income will be derived through leases to farmers or from other activities compatible with

 

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undeveloped land. Although the general partner believes that leasing our land will generate sufficient revenues to pay these expenses, there can be no assurance that this will in fact occur. Our general partner has agreed to make a supplemental capital contribution to us if and to the extent that real estate taxes and insurance payable with respect to our land during a given year exceed the revenue earned by us from leasing our land during such year. Any supplemental capital contribution will be repaid only after limited partners have received, over the life of our partnership, a return of their original capital plus a 15% cumulative return. A majority of the parcels purchased by us consist of land which generates revenue from farming or other leasing activities. It is not expected that we will generate cash distributions to limited partners from farm leases or other leasing activities. Through December 31, 2011, our land has generated sufficient revenues from leasing to cover real estate taxes and insurance expense.

 

Item 3. Legal Proceedings

We are not subject to any material pending legal proceedings.

 

Item 4. RESERVED

PART II

 

Item 5. Market for Partnership’s Limited Partnership Units, Related Security Holder Matters and Partnership Purchases of Limited Partnership Units

As of February 8, 2012, there were 2,639 holders of our units. There is no public market for units nor is it anticipated that any public market for units will develop.

 

Item 6. Selected Financial Data

Not applicable

 

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Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

Certain statements in this “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and elsewhere in this annual report on Form 10-K constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Federal Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance, or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These factors include, among other things, adverse changes in real estate, financing and general economic or local conditions; the ability to obtain annexation and zoning approvals required to develop our properties; the approval of local governing bodies to develop our properties; successful lobbying of local “no growth” or limited development homeowner groups; eminent domain proceedings; changes in the environmental conditions or changes in the environmental positions of governmental bodies; and potential conflicts of interest between us and our affiliates, including our general partner.

Critical Accounting Policies

The Securities and Exchange Commission previously issued Financial Reporting Release (FRR) or FRR No. 60 “Cautionary Advice Regarding Disclosure About Critical Accounting Policies.” A critical accounting policy is one that would materially affect our operations or financial condition, and requires management to make estimates or judgments in certain circumstances. We believe that our most critical accounting policies relate to how we value our investment properties, the allocation of costs of investment properties and revenue recognition. These judgments often result from the need to make estimates about the effect of matters that are inherently uncertain. The purpose of the FRR is to provide investors with an understanding of how management forms these policies. Critical accounting policies discussed in this section are not to be confused with accounting principles and methods disclosed in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America or GAAP. GAAP requires information in financial statements about accounting principles, methods used and disclosures pertaining to significant estimates. The following disclosure discusses judgments known to management pertaining to trends, events or uncertainties known which were taken into consideration upon the application of those policies and the likelihood that materially different amounts would be reported upon taking into consideration different conditions and assumptions.

Valuation of Investment Properties—On a quarterly basis, we review impairment indicators and if necessary, conduct an impairment analysis to ensure that the carrying value of each investment property does not exceed its estimated fair value. If an investment property is considered impaired, we would be required to record an impairment loss equal to the excess of carrying value over the estimated fair value.

In determining the value of an investment property and whether the property is impaired, management considers several indicators which require difficult, complex and/or subjective judgments, such as projected sales prices, capital expenditures and assessment of current economic conditions. These indicators are considered by management in determining the value of any particular property. The value of any particular property is sensitive to the actual results of any of these uncertain indicators, either individually or taken as a whole. Should the actual results differ from management’s judgment, the valuation could be negatively or positively affected.

The valuation and possible subsequent impairment of investment properties is a significant estimate that can and does change based on management’s continuous process of analyzing each property. For the year ended December 31, 2011, we had recorded no such impairment.

Cost Allocation—We use the area method of cost allocation whereby a per acre price is used as the standard allocation method for land purchases and sales. The total cost of the parcel is divided by the total number of acres to arrive at a per acre price.

Revenue Recognition—We recognize income from the sale of land parcels in accordance with the full accrual method of accounting.

Assets Held for Sale—In determining whether to classify an asset as held for sale, we consider whether: (i) management has committed to a plan to sell the asset; (ii) the asset is available for immediate sale, in its present condition; (iii) we have initiated a program to locate a buyer; (iv) we believe that the sale of the asset is probable; (v) we are actively marketing the asset for sale at a price that is reasonable in relation to its current value; and (vi) actions required for us to complete the plan indicate that it is unlikely that any significant changes will be made to the plan.

 

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If all of the above criteria are met, we classify the asset as held for sale. The assets and liabilities associated with those assets that are held for sale are classified separately on the balance sheets for the most recent reporting period. Additionally, the operations for the periods presented are classified on the statements of operations as discontinued operations for all periods presented.

From time to time, we may determine that a “held for sale property” no longer meets the criteria to continue to be classified as held for sale. If this occurs, we record the property at the lower of the carrying amount before the property was classified as held for sale or the fair value at the decision date not to sell. As of December 31, 2011, we have not classified any properties as held for sale.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Between October 12, 1988 and October 6, 1989, we sold 30,000 limited partnership units to the public at $1,000 per unit resulting in $30,000,000 in gross offering proceeds, which does not include proceeds from the initial limited partner and the general partner.

We used $25,187,069 of gross offering proceeds to purchase on an all-cash basis twenty-five parcels of undeveloped land and an option to purchase undeveloped land. These investments include the payment of the purchase price, acquisition fees and acquisition costs of such properties. Fourteen of the parcels were purchased during 1989 and eleven during 1990. Through December 31, 2011, we have had multiple sales transactions, disposing of approximately 2,098 acres of the approximately 3,102 acres originally owned. As of December 31, 2011, cumulative distributions to the limited partners have totaled $38,674,493 which is equivalent to 129% of the original capital raised and cumulative distributions to the general partner have totaled $4,745,451. Through December 31, 2011, we have used $20,302,401 of working capital for rezoning and other activities. Such amounts have been capitalized and are included in investment properties.

Our capital needs and resources will vary depending upon a number of factors, including the extent to which we conduct rezoning and other activities relating to utility access, the installation of roads, subdivision and/or annexation of land to a municipality, changes in real estate taxes affecting our land, and the amount of revenue received from farm rents. As of December 31, 2011, we own, in whole or in part, nine of our twenty-five original parcels, the majority of which are leased to local farmers and are generating sufficient cash flow from farm leases to cover real estate taxes and insurance expense.

At December 31, 2011, we had cash and cash equivalents of $1,983,495, which is available to be used for our costs and liabilities, cash distributions to partners and other activities with respect to some or all of our land parcels.

During the year ended December 31, 2011, there were no land sales. If land sales occur, net sales proceeds will be used to cover our current and future operations, including land improvements and land use activities. We will evaluate our cash needs throughout the year to determine future distributions.

We continue to closely monitor the real estate market trends, especially within the areas where our remaining parcels are located. We have seen modest improvements in the residential resale real estate market, however, new home starts in these middle class communities remain weak. That, coupled with strict lender requirements, adversely impact sales activity, especially sales of residential lots and sales of vacant land for retail purposes. There have been reports of farm parcel sales in surrounding communities from both speculators looking to hold land until the market rebounds as well as farmers looking to increase their farming businesses. We realize it could take some time for these current trends to improve which could result in an even longer holding period. However, we believe we have taken the steps necessary to reduce costs and maintain sufficient reserves of cash and cash equivalents to cover all our costs for an extended period of time. We have farm leases in place which generate sufficient income to cover the costs of insurance expense and real estate taxes. Our remaining land is not encumbered by debt and is located in areas that we believe are in the paths of future development.

We have been successful in pre-development activities such as rezoning, annexation and /or land planning of approximately 410 acres of Parcels 17, 18, 19 and 22 in McHenry, Illinois and 224 acres of Parcel 25 in Kane County, Illinois. Further pre-development activities are on hold pending significant improvements in the real estate market as well as demand for improved land zoned for residential and commercial use.

 

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Transactions with Related Parties

Our general partner and its affiliates are entitled to reimbursement for salaries and expenses of employees of the general partner and its affiliates relating to our administration. Such costs of $41,562 and $53,522 are included in professional services to affiliates and general and administrative expenses to affiliates for the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively, of which $5,566 and $5,618 was unpaid as of December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively.

An affiliate of our general partner performs marketing and advertising services for us and is reimbursed for direct costs. Such costs of $318 and $3,798 have been incurred and are included in marketing expenses to affiliates for the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively, of which $0 and $138 was unpaid as of December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively.

An affiliate of the general partner performs land improvements, rezoning, annexation and other activities to prepare our investment properties for sale and is reimbursed for salaries and direct costs. For the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010, we incurred $0 and $712, respectively, of such costs. The affiliate does not recognize a profit on any project. Such costs are included in investment properties, of which all was paid as of December 31, 2010.

As of December 31, 2011, the Partnership held all cash and cash equivalents with Inland Bank and Trust, an affiliate of the general partner.

Results of Operations

As of December 31, 2011, we owned nine parcels of land consisting of approximately 1,004 acres. Of the 1,004 acres owned, approximately 921 acres are tillable, leased to local farmers and generate sufficient cash flow to cover real estate taxes and insurance. Rental income was $215,406 and $207,365 for the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively. Rental income increased due to an increase in the farm rental rates. The 2012 farm leases for our tillable land were negotiated and fully executed within the first quarter of 2012 at slightly increased rates.

There were no sales of land parcels for the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010. The lack of sales activity for the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010 is a continued result of the depressed real estate market and the slow down in the sales of vacant land for new developments.

We have been successful in pre-development activities such as rezoning, annexation and/or land planning of approximately 410 acres of Parcels 17, 18, 19 and 22 in McHenry, Illinois and 224 acres of Parcel 25 in Kane County, Illinois. Parcels 17 and 18 are within the planning jurisdiction of the City of Woodstock. Parcel 22 was forcibly annexed into the corporate limits of the Village of Bull Valley and subject to that village’s restrictions. For land planning purposes, it was our intent to have most if not all three parcels annexed to the City of Woodstock. In a prior year, we entered into a Settlement and Annexation Agreement with the Village of Bull Valley which moved the boundary line favorably for us allowing us to proceed with the land planning for these parcels with the City of Woodstock. The settlement with Bull Valley provided the prospect of allowing us to develop the property with sewer and water facilities from the City of Woodstock and with a land use that could not have been developed in Bull Valley. In consideration for the release of land, we simultaneously conveyed approximately 51 acres of Parcel 22 to the Village of Bull Valley. Also as part of the settlement, we received favorable zoning for the remaining land that lies within the limits of the Village of Bull Valley.

Parcel 19 previously received approval required from certain Village of McHenry municipal departments for a preliminary plan approving a 41 unit well and septic residential subdivision to be called Hunters Woods. Following the downturn in the real estate market, we sought an extension in the time limit for recording the final plat for the Hunters Woods Subdivision. The extension expired on May 5, 2011. During the first quarter of 2011, we submitted a formal request for an additional one year extension as allowed by the Village of McHenry. We received a response which required addressing minor storm water comments raised by the McHenry County Department of Planning and Development. These matters have been addressed in a formal response. We are awaiting further comments and/or a date when our request will be submitted for approval of a plat extension. It is our intent to preserve the validity of our preliminary plan until such time as the market rebounds and homebuilders resume new home construction in this area.

Parcel 25 previously received approval from the subdivision and zoning department of Kane County for the preliminary plan for a residential development to be known as the Stonefield Subdivision located in Campton Township within the jurisdiction of Kane County. Similar to Parcel 19 above, following the downturn in the real estate market, we sought an

 

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extension in the time limit for recording the final plat for the Stonefield Subdivision. An extension was granted and ran through October 20, 2011. On October 11, 2011 we submitted a formal request for an additional extension which has been granted until November 15, 2013 allowing us to preserve the validity of our preliminary plan until such time as the market rebounds and homebuilders resume new home construction in this area.

As of the date of this report there have been no changes in the status of these parcels. Further pre-development activities are on hold pending significant improvement in the real estate market or until such time as we become aware of a demand for improved or entitled land zoned for residential and/or commercial use.

Professional services to affiliates and non-affiliates were $114,388 and $122,809 for the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively. Professional services primarily include accounting fees, legal fees and investor service fees. The decrease in professional services to affiliates and non-affiliates is due primarily to a decrease in fees for affiliated accounting services.

General and administrative expenses to affiliates and non-affiliates were $35,743 and $36,518 for the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively. General and administrative expenses primarily include data processing costs, postage and printing costs. There were no significant changes in these services for 2011.

Marketing expenses to affiliates and non-affiliates were $318 and $4,357 for the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively. Marketing expenses to affiliates and non-affiliates are costs incurred for preparing and marketing parcels for sale. The decrease is due to less advertising costs and less marketing fees as a response to the continued slowdown in real estate sales.

Land operating expenses to non-affiliates were $19,173 and $75,289 for the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively. These costs primarily include real estate tax expense, ground maintenance and insurance expense on the parcels we own, however, in 2010, we paid approximately $56,000 to the United City of Yorkville for the required future water main extension improvements relative to the Yorkville Business Center. This obligation was secured by a performance bond guaranteed by the Partnership, which after receipt of payment was then fully released.

Interest income was $18,161 and $21,662 for the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively. Interest income is primarily a result of the cash available to invest on a short term basis. The decrease in interest income is due to a decrease in interest rates.

Other income was $7,125 and $9,208 for the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively. Other income is due primarily to transfer fee income as a result of the number of completed transfers of limited partnership units. The decrease is due to less transfer fee income as a result of the decrease in the number of transfers.

Our Partnership Agreement

Our partnership agreement prescribes the allocation of profits and losses, and the distribution priorities of available cash. If and to the extent that real estate taxes and insurance payable with respect to our land during a given year exceed our revenues, our general partner will make a supplemental capital contribution of such amount to us to ensure that we have sufficient funds to make such payments and receives a special allocation of expenses in a like amount.

Profits and losses from operations (other than capital transactions) will be allocated 99% to the limited partners and 1% to the general partner. The net gain on sales of investment properties is first allocated among the partners in proportion to the negative balances, if any, in their respective capital accounts. Thereafter, except as provided below, net gain is allocated to the general partner in an amount equal to the proceeds distributed to the general partner from such sale and the balance of any net gain is allocated to the limited partners. If the amount of net gain realized from a sale is less than the amount of cash distributed to the general partner from such sale, we will allocate income or gain to the general partner in an amount equal to the excess of the cash distributed to the general partner with respect to such sale as quickly as permitted by law. Any net loss from a sale will be allocated to the limited partners.

Distributions of net sales proceeds will be allocated between the general partner and the limited partners based upon both an aggregate overall return to the limited partners and a separate return with respect to each parcel of land purchased by us.

 

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As a general rule, net sales proceeds will be distributed 90% to the limited partners and 10% to the general partner until the limited partners have received from net sales proceeds (i) a return of their original capital plus (ii) a noncompounded cumulative preferred return of 15% of their invested capital. However, with respect to each parcel of land, the general partner’s 10% share will be subordinated until the limited partners receive a return of the original capital attributed to such parcel or parcel capital, plus a 6% per annum noncompounded cumulative preferred return thereon.

After the amounts described in items (i) and (ii) above and any previously subordinated distributions to the general partner have been paid, and the amount of any supplemental capital contributions have been repaid to the general partner, subsequent distributions shall be paid 75% to the limited partners and 25% to the general partner without considering parcel capital. If, after all net sales proceeds have been distributed, the general partner has received more than 25% of all net sales proceeds (exclusive of distributions made to the limited partners to return their original capital), the general partner shall contribute to the partnership for distribution to the limited partners an amount equal to such excess.

Any distributions from net sales proceeds at a time when invested capital is greater than zero shall be deemed applied first as a reduction of such invested capital before application to payment of any deficiency in the 15% cumulative preferred return.

Subsequent Events

The Partnership evaluates subsequent events occurring between the most recent balance sheet date and the date that the financial statements are available to be issued in order to determine whether the subsequent events are to be recorded in and/or disclosed in the Partnership’s financial statements and footnotes. The financial statements are considered to be available to be issued at the time that they are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

During early March 2012, the Partnership received what the general partner deems to be an acceptable offer from a third party purchaser for Parcel 24 located in Kendall County, Illinois. We are negotiating a purchase and sale agreement for this transaction. Provided the buyer performs, the sale is estimated to result in net sales proceeds of approximately $2,320,500 resulting in a potential gain on the sale of approximately $1,190,000.

For the year ended December 31, 2011, there are no other subsequent events to report that would have a material impact on the Partnership’s financial statements.

Other Items

In accordance with Article XVI Section 16.1 of the Inland Land Appreciation Fund, L.P. Partnership Agreement and Treasury Regulation Section 1.7704-1(j), we did not reach the maximum threshold of limited partnership units that may be transferred/assigned directly between parties during 2011. For the benefit of interested limited partners, we have a relationship with a “qualified matching service” as defined under Treasury Regulation Section 1.7704-1(g). In accordance with this Treasury Regulation and the IRS private letter ruling obtained by the “qualified matching service”, we understand that limited partnership units may be transferred/assigned through the “qualified matching service” up to a separate maximum threshold each taxable year (in addition to the maximum threshold that may be transferred/assigned directly between parties discussed above). However, there can be no assurance that the IRS private letter ruling will apply to transfers of units, or that any particular transfer will not violate the transfer restrictions contained in our partnership agreement or the provisions of Treasury Regulation Section 1.7704-1(g). If you have any interest in participating in a transfer/assignment of limited partnership units through this “qualified matching service,” please contact American Partnership Board directly at 800-736-9797. You are strongly encouraged to consult your personal legal, financial and tax advisors in connection with any such transfer/assignment.

The Illinois Department of Revenue regulates Illinois income tax withholding requirements for nonresident partners. Payment of the required withholding amount will be made to the Illinois Department of Revenue prior to April 15, 2012. You are encouraged to consult with your tax advisor in connection with the Illinois withholding requirements for nonresident partners. We are also required to pay a withholding tax to the Internal Revenue Service with respect to a partner’s allocable share of our taxable net income, if the partner is a foreign person. We will first pay the withholding tax from the distributions to any nonresident and/or foreign partners, and to the extent that the tax exceeds the amount of distributions withheld, or if there have been no distributions to withhold, the excess will be accounted for as a distribution to such nonresident and/or foreign partners. Payment of the required withholding amount will be made to the Internal Revenue Service prior to April 15, 2012.

 

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Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements, Contractual Obligations, Liabilities and Contracts and Commitments

None

 

Item 7(A). Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

Not Applicable

 

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Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

INLAND LAND APPRECIATION FUND, L.P.

(a limited partnership)

Index

 

     Page  

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

     16   

Financial Statements:

  

Balance Sheets, December 31, 2011 and 2010

     17   

Statements of Operations, for the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010

     18   

Statements of Partners’ Capital, for the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010

     19   

Statements of Cash Flows, for the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010

     20   

Notes to Financial Statements

     21   

Schedules not filed:

All schedules have been omitted as the required information is inapplicable or the information is presented in the financial statements or related notes.

 

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Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

To the Partners of

Inland Land Appreciation Fund, L.P.

We have audited the accompanying balance sheets of Inland Land Appreciation Fund, L.P. (a limited partnership) (“the Partnership”) as of December 31, 2011 and 2010, and the related statements of operations, partners’ capital, and cash flows for the years then ended. The financial statements are the responsibility of the Partnership’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits.

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audits to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. The Partnership is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. Our audits included consideration of internal control over financial reporting as a basis for designing audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Partnership’s internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion. An audit also includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements, assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Inland Land Appreciation Fund, L.P. as of December 31, 2011 and 2010, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for the years then ended, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

/s/ Grant Thornton LLP

Chicago, Illinois

March 9, 2012

 

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INLAND LAND APPRECIATION FUND, L.P.

(a limited partnership)

Balance Sheets

December 31, 2011 and 2010

Assets

 

      2011      2010  

Current assets:

     

Cash and cash equivalents (Note 1)

   $ 1,983,495        1,912,181  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total current assets

     1,983,495        1,912,181  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Investment properties, at cost (including acquisition fees paid to affiliates of $459,426 at December 31, 2011 and 2010) (Note 4):

     

Land and improvements

     13,238,394        13,228,867  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total assets

   $ 15,221,889        15,141,048  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Liabilities and Partners’ Capital

 

Current liabilities:

    

Accounts payable

   $ 16,865       10,000  

Accrued real estate taxes

     15,966       12,870  

Due to affiliates (Note 3)

     5,566       5,756  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

     38,397       28,626  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Partners’ capital:

    

General Partner:

    

Capital contribution

     500       500  

Cumulative net income

     4,761,402       4,760,691  

Cumulative cash distributions

     (4,745,451     (4,745,451
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
     16,451       15,740  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Limited Partners:

    

Units of $1,000. Authorized 30,001 Units, 29,593 Units outstanding at December 31, 2011 and 2010, (net of offering costs of $3,768,113, of which $1,069,764 was paid to affiliates)

     25,873,403       25,873,403  

Cumulative net income

     27,968,131       27,897,772  

Cumulative cash distributions

     (38,674,493     (38,674,493
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
     15,167,041       15,096,682  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Partners’ capital

     15,183,492       15,112,422  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities and Partners’ capital

   $ 15,221,889       15,141,048  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

See accompanying notes to financial statements.

 

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INLAND LAND APPRECIATION FUND, L.P.

(a limited partnership)

Statements of Operations

For the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010

 

     2011      2010  

Revenues:

     

Rental income (Note 5)

   $ 215,406        207,365  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total revenues

     215,406        207,365  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Expenses:

     

Professional services to affiliates

     33,732        46,216  

Professional services to non-affiliates

     80,656        76,593  

General and administrative expenses to affiliates

     7,830        7,306  

General and administrative expenses to non-affiliates

     27,913        29,212  

Marketing expenses to affiliates

     318        3,798  

Marketing expenses to non-affiliates

     0        559  

Land operating expenses to non-affiliates

     19,173        75,289  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total expenses

     169,622        238,973  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Operating income (loss)

     45,784        (31,608

Interest income

     18,161        21,662  

Other income

     7,125        9,208  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

   $ 71,070        (738
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net income (loss) allocated to (Note 2):

     

General Partner

   $ 711        (7

Limited Partners

     70,359        (731
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

   $ 71,070        (738
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net income (loss) allocated to the one General Partner Unit

   $ 711        (7
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net income (loss) per Unit allocated to Limited Partners per weighted average Limited Partnership Units (29,593 for the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010)

   $ 2.38        (.02 )
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

See accompanying notes to financial statements.

 

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INLAND LAND APPRECIATION FUND, L.P.

(a limited partnership)

Statements of Partners’ Capital

For the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010

 

     General     Limited        
     Partner     Partners     Total  

Balance at January 1, 2010

   $ 15,747       15,097,413       15,113,160  

Net loss (Note 2)

     (7     (731     (738
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance at December 31, 2010

   $ 15,740       15,096,682       15,112,422  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (Note 2)

     711       70,359       71,070   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance at December 31, 2011

   $ 16,451       15,167,041       15,183,492   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

See accompanying notes to financial statements.

 

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INLAND LAND APPRECIATION FUND, L.P.

(a limited partnership)

Statements of Cash Flows

For the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010

 

     2011     2010  

Cash flows from operating activities:

    

Net income (loss)

   $ 71,070       (738

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:

    

Changes in assets and liabilities:

    

Accounts payable

     6,865       (7,807

Accrued real estate taxes

     3,096       1,465  

Due to affiliates

     (190     (8,691

Unearned income

     0       (534
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash flow provided by (used in) operating activities

     80,841       (16,305
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

    

Additions to investment properties

     (9,527     (2,792
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash flow used in investing activities

     (9,527     (2,792
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

   $ 71,314       (19,097

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year

     1,912,181       1,931,278  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of year

   $ 1,983,495       1,912,181  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

See accompanying notes to financial statements.

 

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INLAND LAND APPRECIATION FUND, L.P.

(a limited partnership)

Notes to Financial Statements

For the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010

(1) Organization and Basis of Accounting

The Registrant, Inland Land Appreciation Fund, L.P. (the “Partnership”), was formed in October 1987, pursuant to the Delaware Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act, to invest in undeveloped land on an all-cash basis and realize appreciation of such land upon resale. Between October 12, 1988 and October 6, 1989, the Partnership sold 30,000 Limited Partnership Units (“Units”) at $1,000 per Unit, which does not include the General Partner or the Initial Limited Partner, resulting in gross offering proceeds of $30,000,000. Inland Real Estate Investment Corporation is the General Partner. The Limited Partners of the Partnership share in their portion of benefits of ownership of the Partnership’s real property investments according to the number of Units held. Through December 31, 2011, the Partnership had repurchased a total of 407.75 Units for $359,484 from various Limited Partners through a Unit Repurchase Program.

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Offering costs have been offset against the Limited Partners’ capital accounts.

The Partnership considers all highly liquid investments purchased with a maturity of three months or less to be cash equivalents and are carried at cost, which approximates market value. The Partnership maintains its cash and cash equivalents at a financial institution. The account balance at the financial institution periodically exceeds the Federal Depository Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) insurance coverage of $250,000 on interest bearing accounts and, as a result, there is a concentration of credit risk related to amounts on deposit in excess of FDIC insurance coverage. The Partnership believes that the risk is not significant, and the Partnership does not anticipate the financial institution’s non-performance.

The Partnership recognizes income from the sale of land parcels in accordance with the full accrual method of accounting.

The Partnership’s escrow agent holds earnest money deposits from a prospective purchaser when an agreement for sale is executed. Generally, these funds are not the Partnership’s until the closing has occurred or the buyer under the sale agreement has committed a default which would entitle the Partnership to the earnest money.

Except as described in footnote (b) to Note 4 of these notes, the Partnership uses the area method of allocation whereby a per acre price is used as the standard allocation method for land purchases and sales. The total cost of the parcel is divided by the total number of acres to arrive at a per acre price. Repairs and maintenance expenses are charged to operations as incurred.

A presentation of information about operating segments would not be material to an understanding of the Partnership’s business taken as a whole as the Partnership is engaged in the business of real estate investment which management considers to be a single operating segment.

On a quarterly basis, the Partnership reviews impairment indicators and if necessary, conducts an impairment analysis to ensure that the carrying value of each investment property does not exceed its estimated fair value. If an investment property is considered impaired, the Partnership would be required to record an impairment loss equal to the excess of carrying value over the estimated fair value.

 

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INLAND LAND APPRECIATION FUND, L.P.

(a limited partnership)

Notes to Financial Statements

(continued)

 

In determining the value of an investment property and whether the property is impaired, management considers several factors which require difficult, complex and/or subjective judgments, such as projected sales prices, capital expenditures and assessment of current economic conditions. These factors are considered by management in determining the value of any particular property. The value of any particular property is sensitive to the actual results of any of these uncertain factors, either individually or taken as a whole. Should the actual results differ from management’s judgment, the valuation could be negatively or positively affected. The valuation and possible subsequent impairment of investment properties is a significant estimate that can and does change based on management’s continuous process of analyzing each property.

The Partnership is required to pay a withholding tax to the Internal Revenue Service with respect to a Partner’s allocable share of the Partnership’s taxable net income if the Partner is a foreign person. Similarly, the Partnership is required to pay a withholding tax to the Illinois Department of Revenue for nonresident partners. The Partnership will first pay the withholding tax from the distributions to any nonresident and/or foreign partners, and to the extent that the tax exceeds the amount of distributions withheld, or if there have been no distributions to withhold, the excess will be accounted for as a distribution to such nonresident and/or foreign partners.

No provision for Federal income taxes has been made as the liability for such taxes is that of the Partners rather than the Partnership.

The Partnership’s records are maintained on the accrual basis of accounting in accordance with GAAP. The Federal income tax return has been prepared from such records after making appropriate adjustments, if any, to reflect the Partnership’s accounts as adjusted for Federal income tax reporting purposes. Such adjustments are not recorded in the records of the Partnership. The net effect of these items is summarized as follows:

 

     2011      2010  
     GAAP
Basis
     Tax Basis
(unaudited)
     GAAP
Basis
    Tax Basis
(unaudited)
 

Total assets

   $ 15,221,889         18,990,003         15,141,048       18,909,162  

Partners’ capital:

          

General Partner

     16,451         58,734         15,740       58,023  

Limited Partners

     15,167,041         18,891,335         15,096,682       18,822,514  

Net income (loss) allocated:

          

General Partner

     711         711         (7     (16,582

Limited Partners

     70,359         70,359         (731     (1,641,659

Net income (loss) per Limited Partnership Unit

     2.38         2.38         (.02     (55.47

The net income (loss) per Unit is based upon the weighted average number of Units of 29,593 during 2011 and 2010.

 

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INLAND LAND APPRECIATION FUND, L.P.

(a limited partnership)

Notes to Financial Statements

(continued)

 

(2) Partnership Agreement

The Partnership Agreement prescribes the allocation of profits and losses, and the distribution priorities of available cash. If and to the extent that real estate taxes and insurance payable with respect to the Partnership’s land during a given year exceed revenues of the Partnership, the General Partner will make a Supplemental Capital Contribution of such amount to the Partnership to ensure that it has sufficient funds to make such payments and receives a special allocation of expenses in a like amount.

Profits and losses from operations (other than capital transactions) will be allocated 99% to the Limited Partners and 1% to the General Partner. The net gain from sales of Partnership properties is first allocated among the Partners in proportion to the negative balances, if any, in their respective capital accounts. Thereafter, except as provided below, net gain is allocated to the General Partner in an amount equal to the proceeds distributed to the General Partner from such sale and the balance of any net gain is allocated to the Limited Partners. If the amount of net gain realized from a sale is less than the amount of cash distributed to the General Partner from such sale, the Partnership will allocate income or gain to the General Partner in an amount equal to the excess of the cash distributed to the General Partner with respect to such sale as quickly as permitted by law. Any net loss from a sale will be allocated to the Limited Partners.

Distributions of Net Sales Proceeds will be allocated between the General Partner and the Limited Partners based upon both an aggregate overall return to the Limited Partners and a separate return with respect to each parcel of land purchased by the Partnership.

As a general rule, Net Sales Proceeds will be distributed 90% to the Limited Partners and 10% to the General Partner until the Limited Partners have received from Net Sales Proceeds (i) a return of their Original Capital plus (ii) a noncompounded Cumulative Preferred Return of 15% of their Invested Capital. However, with respect to each parcel of land, the General Partner’s 10% share will be subordinated until the Limited Partners receive a return of the Original Capital attributed to such parcel (“Parcel Capital”) plus a 6% per annum noncompounded Cumulative Preferred Return thereon.

After the amounts described in items (i) and (ii) above and any previously subordinated distributions to the General Partner have been paid, and the amount of any Supplemental Capital Contributions have been repaid to the General Partner, subsequent distributions shall be paid 75% to the Limited Partners and 25% to the General Partner without considering Parcel Capital. If, after all Net Sales Proceeds have been distributed, the General Partner has received more than 25% of all Net Sales Proceeds (exclusive of distributions made to the Limited Partners to return their Original Capital), the General Partner shall contribute to the Partnership for distribution to the Limited Partners an amount equal to such excess.

Any distributions from Net Sales Proceeds at a time when Invested Capital is greater than zero shall be deemed applied first as a reduction of such Invested Capital before application to payment of any deficiency in the 15% Cumulative Preferred Return.

 

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INLAND LAND APPRECIATION FUND, L.P.

(a limited partnership)

Notes to Financial Statements

(continued)

 

(3) Transactions with Affiliates

The General Partner and its affiliates are entitled to reimbursement for salaries and expenses of employees of the General Partner and its affiliates relating to the administration of the Partnership. Such costs of $41,562 and $53,522 are included in professional services to affiliates and general and administrative expenses to affiliates for the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively, of which $5,566 and $5,618 was unpaid as of December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively.

An affiliate of the General Partner performs marketing and advertising services for the Partnership and is reimbursed (as set forth under terms of the Partnership Agreement) for direct costs. Such costs of $318 and $3,798 have been incurred and are included in marketing expenses to affiliates for the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively, of which $0 and $138 was unpaid as of December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively.

An affiliate of the General Partner performs land improvements, rezoning, annexation and other activities to prepare the Partnership’s investment properties for sale and is reimbursed (as set forth under terms of the Partnership Agreement) for salaries and direct costs. For the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010, the Partnership incurred $0 and $712, respectively, of such costs. The affiliate does recognize a profit on any project. Such costs are included in investment properties, of which all was paid as of December 31, 2010.

As of December 31, 2011 and 2010, the Partnership held all cash and cash equivalents with Inland Bank and Trust, an affiliate of the General Partner.

 

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INLAND LAND APPRECIATION FUND, L.P.

(a limited partnership)

Notes to Financial Statements

(continued)

 

(4) Investment properties

 

Parcel

     Illinois
County
  Gross Acres
Purchased
(Sold)
    Purchase/
Sales

Date
    

 

Initial Costs

     Costs
Capitalized
Subsequent to
Acquisition
     Costs of
Property
Sold
     Total
Remaining
Costs of
Parcels at
12/31/11
     Current
Year Gain
on Sale
Recognized
 
          Original
Costs
     Acquisition
Costs
     Total
Costs
             
  1       Kendall     84.7360       01/19/89       $ 423,680        61,625        485,305        5,462,589        5,947,894        0        0  
       (3.5200     12/24/96                        
       (.3520     11/25/97                        
       (80.8640     12/29/97                        
  2       McHenry     223.4121       01/19/89         650,000        95,014        745,014        26,816        771,830        0        0  
       (183.3759     12/27/90                        
       (40.0362     05/11/00                        
  3       Kendall     20.0000       02/09/89         189,000        13,305        202,305        0        202,305        0        0  
       (20.0000     05/08/90                        
  4       Kendall     69.2760       04/18/89         508,196        38,126        546,322        1,223,376        1,769,698        0        0  
       (.4860     02/28/91                        
       (27.5850     08/25/95                        
       (4.4017     Var 2001                        
       (2.1400     Var 2002                        
       (23.0933     Var 2003                        
       (6.7800     Var 2004                        
       (4.7900     Var 2005                        
  5       Kendall (a)     372.2230       05/03/89         2,532,227        135,943        2,668,170        456,398        3,124,568        0        0  
       (Option     04/06/90                        
       (372.2230     06/20/03                        
  6       Kendall (b)     78.3900       06/21/89         416,783        31,691        448,474        1,461,256        1,909,730        0        0  
       (3.9500     11/01/00                        
       (30.0000     07/12/05                        
       (33.4270     07/27/06                        
       (11.0130     08/22/07                        
  7       Kendall (b)     77.0490       06/21/89         84,754        8,163        92,917        1,438,727        1,531,644        0        0  
       (71.2070     08/22/07                        
       (5.8420     03/20/08                        

 

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INLAND LAND APPRECIATION FUND, L.P.

(a limited partnership)

Notes to Financial Statements

(continued)

 

(4) Investment properties (continued)

 

Parcel      Illinois
County
  Gross Acres
Purchased
(Sold)
    Purchase/
Sales

Date
    

 

Initial Costs

     Costs
Capitalized
Subsequent to
Acquisition
     Costs of
Property
Sold
     Total
Remaining
Costs of
Parcels at
12/31/11
     Current Year
Gain

on Sale
Recognized
 
          Original
Costs
     Acquisition
Costs
     Total Costs              
  8       Kendall (b)     5.0000       06/21/89       $ 60,000         5,113        65,113         0        65,113        0        0  
       (5.0000     10/06/89                        
  9       McHenry (b)     51.0300        08/07/89         586,845         22,482         609,327         94,659         0        703,986         0  
  10       McHenry (b)     123.9400       08/07/89         91,939         7,224         99,163         600         99,763         0        0  
       (123.9400     12/06/89                        
  11       McHenry (b)     30.5920       08/07/89         321,216         22,641         343,857         94,534         0        438,391         0  
  12       Kendall     90.2710       10/31/89         907,389         41,908         949,297         246,964         1,196,261         0        0  
       (.7090     04/26/91                        
       (89.5620     03/10/04                        
  13       McHenry     92.7800       11/07/89         251,306         19,188         270,494         18,745         289,239         0        0  
       (2.0810     09/18/97                        
       (90.6990     02/15/01                        
  14       McHenry     76.2020       11/07/89         419,111         23,402         442,513         206,595         0        649,108         0  
  15       Lake     84.5564       01/03/90         1,056,955         85,283         1,142,238         1,661,344         2,803,582         0        0  
       (10.5300     Var 1996                        
       (5.4680     Var 1997                        
       (68.5584     Var 1998                        
  16       Kane/     72.4187       01/29/90         1,273,537         55,333         1,328,870         706,718         2,035,588         0        0  
   Kendall     (30.9000     07/10/98                        
       (10.3910     12/15/99                        
       (3.1000     12/12/00                        
       (28.0277     05/19/03                        
  17       McHenry     99.9240       01/29/90         739,635         61,038         800,673         1,254,202         320,961         1,733,914         0  
       (27.5100     01/29/99                        

 

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INLAND LAND APPRECIATION FUND, L.P.

(a limited partnership)

Notes to Financial Statements

(continued)

 

(4) Investment properties (continued)

 

Parcel     Illinois
County
  Gross Acres
Purchased

(Sold)
    Purchase/
Sales

Date
   

 

Initial Costs

    Costs
Capitalized
Subsequent to

Acquisition
    Costs of
Property

Sold
    Total
Remaining
Costs of
Parcels at

12/31/11
    Current Year
Gain

on Sale
Recognized
 
        Original     Acquisition     Total          
        Costs     Costs     Costs          
  18      McHenry     71.4870       01/29/90      $ 496,116        26,259        522,375        517,216        11,109        1,028,482        0  
      (1.0000     Var 1990                 
      (.5200     03/11/93                 
  19      McHenry     63.6915       02/23/90        490,158        29,158        519,316        648,402        0       1,167,718        0  
  20      Kane     224.1480       02/28/90        2,749,800        183,092        2,932,892        1,938,930        4,871,822        0       0  
      (.2790     10/17/91                 
      (223.8690     02/20/04                 
  21      Kendall     172.4950       03/08/90        1,327,459        75,822        1,403,281        954,415        2,357,696        0       0  
      (172.4950     Var 1998                 
  22      McHenry     254.5250       04/11/90        2,608,881        136,559        2,745,440        577,489        0       3,322,929        0  
      (51.000     10/02/08                 
  23      Kendall     140.0210       05/08/90        1,480,000        116,240        1,596,240        909,395        2,505,635        0       0  
      (4.4100     Var 1993                 
      (35.8800     Var 1994                 
      (3.4400     Var 1995                 
      (96.2910     08/26/99                 
  24      Kendall     298.4830       05/23/90        1,359,774        98,921        1,458,695        101,991        436,638        1,124,048        0  
      (12.4570     05/25/90                 
      (4.6290     04/01/96                 
      (69.8200     11/26/02                 
  25      Kane     225.0000       06/01/90        2,600,000        168,778        2,768,778        301,040        0       3,069,818        0  
       

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
  Totals       $ 23,624,761        1,562,308        25,187,069        20,302,401        32,251,076        13,238,394        0  
       

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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INLAND LAND APPRECIATION FUND, L.P.

(a limited partnership)

Notes to Financial Statements

(continued)

 

(4) Investment properties (continued)

 

(a) Included in the purchase agreement of Parcel 5 was a condition that required the Partnership to buy an option to purchase an additional 243 acres immediately to the west of this parcel. The 1990 sale transaction relates to the sale of this option.

 

(b) The Partnership purchased from two third parties, two sets of three contiguous parcels of land (Parcels 6, 7 and 8; and Parcels 9, 10 and 11). The General Partner believes that the total value of this land will be maximized if it is treated and marketed to buyers as six separate parcels and closed the transactions as six separate purchases to facilitate this. Parcels 6, 7 and 8 will be treated as one parcel and Parcels 9, 10 and 11 will be treated as one parcel for purposes of computing Parcel Capital and distributions to the Partners.

 

(c) Reconciliation of investment properties owned:

 

     2011      2010  

Balance at January 1,

   $ 13,228,867        13,226,075  

Additions during year

     9,527        2,792  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Balance at December 31,

   $ 13,238,394        13,228,867  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

(d) The aggregate cost of investment properties owned at December 31, 2011 for Federal income tax purposes was approximately $13,200,000 (unaudited).

 

(e) On a quarterly basis, the Partnership reviews impairment indicators and if necessary, conducts an impairment analysis to ensure that the carrying value of each investment property does not exceed its estimated fair value. If this were to occur, the Partnership would be required to record an impairment loss equal to the excess of the carrying value over the estimated fair value.

In determining the value of an investment property and whether the property is impaired, management considers several indicators which require difficult, complex and/or subjective judgments, such as projected sales prices, capital expenditures and assessment of current economic conditions. These indicators are considered by management in determining the value of any particular property. The value of any particular property is sensitive to the actual results of any of these uncertain indicators, either individually or taken as a whole. Should the actual results differ from management’s judgment, the valuation could be negatively or positively affected.

The valuation and possible subsequent impairment of investment properties is a significant estimate that can and does change based on management’s continuous process of analyzing each property. For the year ended December 31, 2011, the Partnership had recorded no such impairment.

(5) Rental Income

The Partnership has determined that all leases relating to the farm parcels are operating leases. Accordingly, rental income is reported when earned.

As of December 31, 2011 the Partnership had farm leases of generally one year in duration, for approximately 921 acres of the approximately 1,004 acres owned.

 

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INLAND LAND APPRECIATION FUND, L.P.

(a limited partnership)

Notes to Financial Statements

(continued)

 

(6) Subsequent Events

The Partnership evaluates subsequent events occurring between the most recent balance sheet date and the date that the financial statements are available to be issued in order to determine whether the subsequent events are to be recorded in and/or disclosed in the Partnership’s financial statements and footnotes. The financial statements are considered to be available to be issued at the time that they are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

During early March 2012, the Partnership received what the General Partner deems to be an acceptable offer from a third party purchaser for Parcel 24 located in Kendall County, Illinois. The Partnership is negotiating a purchase and sale agreement for this transaction. Provided the buyer performs, the sale is estimated to result in net sales proceeds of approximately $2,320,500 resulting in a potential gain on the sale of approximately $1,190,000.

For the year ended December 31, 2011, there are no other subsequent events to report that would have a material impact on the Partnership’s financial statements.

 

Item 9. Changes in and Disagreements with Independent Auditors on Accounting and Financial Disclosure

There were no disagreements on accounting or financial disclosure matters during 2011.

 

Item 9(A). Controls and Procedures

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

We have established disclosure controls and procedures to ensure that material information relating to us is made known to the members of senior management and the Audit Committee.

Based on management’s evaluation as of December 31, 2011, our principal executive officer and principal financial officer have concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) are effective to ensure that the information required to be disclosed by us in our reports that we file or submit under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s rules and forms.

Management’s Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

Management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting, as such term is defined in Exchange Act Rule 13a-15(f). Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our principal executive officer and our principal financial officer, we conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting based on the framework in Internal Control—Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission. Based on our evaluation under this framework, management concluded that our internal control over financial reporting was effective as of December 31, 2011. This annual report does not include an attestation report of our registered public accounting firm regarding internal control over financial reporting.

There were no changes to our internal controls over financial reporting during the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2011 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal controls over financial reporting.

 

Item 9(B). Other Information

Not applicable.

 

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PART III

Item 10. Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance

Our general partner, Inland Real Estate Investment Corporation (IREIC), was organized in 1984 for the purpose of acting as general partner of limited partnerships formed to acquire, own and operate real properties. Our general partner is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Inland Group, Inc. The general partner has responsibility for all aspects of our operations including risk oversight. The directors of the general partner have diverse and lengthy experience in the real estate industry and are well-qualified to guide the Partnership.

During 2004, the board of directors of our general partner formalized our audit committee. The audit committee is not independent from our general partner and consists of Catherine L. Lynch, committee chair and audit committee financial expert, Brenda G. Gujral, Roberta S. Matlin and Cathleen M. Hrtanek. The audit committee is responsible for engaging our independent registered public accounting firm, reviewing the plans and results of the audit engagement with our independent registered public accounting firm and consulting with the independent registered public accounting firm regarding the adequacy of our internal accounting controls.

Our general partner has a code of ethics that applies to all of its employees. We will provide the code of ethics free of charge upon written request to our Investor Services department in care of the general partner of our partnership at 2901 Butterfield Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523.

Officers and Directors

The officers, directors, and key employees of IREIC and its affiliates that are likely to provide services to the Partnership are as follows. Ages are listed as of January 1, 2012.

 

     Functional Title
Daniel L. Goodwin    Director of IREIC
Robert H. Baum    Director, General Counsel of IREIC
Robert D. Parks    Chairman of IREIC
Brenda G. Gujral    Director and Chief Executive Officer of IREIC and principal executive officer of the Partnership
Brian Conlon    President of IREIC
Catherine L. Lynch    Chief Financial Officer of IREIC
Roberta S. Matlin    Director and Senior Vice President of IREIC
Guadalupe Griffin    Vice President of IREIC-Asset Management
Donna Urbain    Principal Financial Officer with respect to Inland Land Appreciation Fund, L.P. and Vice President – Controller of IREIC
Cathleen M. Hrtanek    Assistant Counsel and Assistant Vice President, The Inland Real Estate Group, Inc., counsel to the Partnership

 

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DANIEL L. GOODWIN (age 68) was the founder of the Inland real estate organization in May 1968 and is currently the controlling stockholder, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of The Inland Group, Inc., a holding company that was formed in July 1982. Mr. Goodwin also serves as a director or officer of entities wholly owned or controlled by The Inland Group. In addition, Mr. Goodwin has served as the chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Inland Mortgage Investment Corporation since March 1990 and chairman and chief executive officer of Inland Bancorp, Inc., a bank holding company, since January 2001. Mr. Goodwin also has served as a director of Inland Real Estate Corporation, a publicly traded real estate investment trust, since 2001, and served as its chairman of the board from 2004 to April 2008.

Housing. Mr. Goodwin is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Illinois Association of Realtors, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Chicago Association of Realtors in 2005. He is also the author of a nationally recognized real estate reference book for the management of residential properties. Mr. Goodwin served on the Board of the Illinois State Affordable Housing Trust Fund. He served as an advisor for the Office of Housing Coordination Services of the State of Illinois, and as a member of the Seniors Housing Committee of the National Multi-Housing Council. He has served as Chairman of the DuPage County Affordable Housing Task Force. Mr. Goodwin also founded New Directions Affordable Housing Corporation, a not for profit entity.

Education. Mr. Goodwin obtained his bachelor degree from Northeastern Illinois University and his master’s degree from Northern Illinois University. Following graduation, he taught for five years in the Chicago Public Schools. Over the past twenty years, Mr. Goodwin served as a member of the Board of Governors of Illinois State Colleges and Universities, vice chairman of the Board of Trustees of Benedictine University, vice chairman of the Board of Trustees of Springfield College, and chairman of the Board of Trustees of Northeastern Illinois University.

ROBERT H. BAUM (age 68) has been a principal of the Inland real estate organization since May 1968 and is currently the vice-chairman and executive vice-president and general counsel of The Inland Group, positions he has held since July 1982. In his capacity as general counsel, Mr. Baum is responsible for supervising the legal activities of The Inland Group and its affiliates. This includes supervising the Inland Law Department and serving as liaison with outside counsel.

Following his graduation from Northwestern University School of Law in 1967, Mr. Baum took a teaching position in the Chicago Public School System where he met the three other teaching associates who together with him became the founding principals of Inland. In 1968, he began his practice of law in Chicago with Shulman and Baum, a labor law firm. In January 1973, Mr. Baum joined Inland on a full-time basis as its General Counsel, a position he has held since that time.

Mr. Baum has served as a member of the North American Securities Administrators Association Real Estate Advisory Committee and as a member of the Securities Advisory Committee to the Secretary of State of Illinois. He is a member of the American Corporation Counsel Association and The Private Company General Counsel Group. He has also been a guest lecturer for Northwestern University School of Law and the Illinois State Bar Association. Mr. Baum has been admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, as well as the bars of several federal courts of appeals and federal district courts and the State of Illinois. He is also an Illinois licensed real estate broker. He has served as a director of American National Bank of DuPage and Inland Bank & Trust and currently serves as a director of Inland Bancorp, Inc., a bank holding company.

Mr. Baum is a past member of the Men’s Council of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. He currently is a Governing Member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and is a Sponsor of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Mr. Baum also is a member of the Board of Directors of Wellness House, a charitable organization that helps cancer patients improve the quality of their lives by providing programs emphasizing emotional support and information as a vital complement to medical treatment, all for no charge. Mr. Baum received a bachelor degree from The University of Wisconsin and a juris doctor degree from The Northwestern University School of Law.

ROBERT D. PARKS (age 68) has been a principal of the Inland real estate organization since May 1968 and is currently chairman of IREIC, a position he has held since November 1984. Mr. Parks has also served as a director of Inland Investment Advisors, Inc. since June 1995. Mr. Parks served as a director of Inland Securities Corporation from August 1984 until June 2009. He served as a director of Inland Real Estate Corporation from 1994 to June 2008, and served as chairman of the board from May 1994 to May 2004 and president and chief executive officer from 1994 to April

 

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2008. He also served as a director and chairman of the board of Inland Retail Real Estate Trust, Inc. from its inception in September 1998 to March 2006 and as chief executive officer until December 2004. Mr. Parks also has served as the chairman of the board and a director of Inland Diversified Real Estate Trust, Inc. since its inception in June 2008, chairman and director of Inland American Real Estate Trust, Inc. since its inception in October 2004 and as the chairman of the board and a director of Inland Western Retail Real Estate Trust, Inc. since its inception in March 2003. Mr. Parks is responsible for the ongoing administration of existing investment programs, corporate budgeting and administration for IREIC. He oversees and coordinates the marketing of all investments and investor relations.

He received his bachelor degree from Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois, and his master’s degree from the University of Chicago and later taught in Chicago’s public schools. He is a member of the Real Estate Investment Association, the Financial Planning Association, the Foundation for Financial Planning and the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, or “NAREIT.”

BRENDA GUJRAL (age 69) serves as chief executive officer and a director of IREIC. She served as president and a director of IREIC from July 1987 through June 1992. She was again named president and a director of IREIC upon her return to IREIC in January 1998, and served as president until January 2011. She has been a director of Inland Securities Corporation since January 1997, and served as its president and chief operating officer from January 1997 to June 2009. Additionally, Ms. Gujral has served as a director of Inland Investment Advisors, Inc. since January 2001 and has been a director of Inland Western Retail Real Estate Trust, Inc. since its inception in March 2003, serving as its chief executive officer from June 2005 until November 2007. Ms. Gujral also has served a director of Inland Diversified Real Estate Trust, Inc. since its inception in June 2008, and served as its president from June 2008 to May 2009. She has been the chairman of the board of Inland Private Capital Corporation (f/k/a Inland Real Estate Exchange Corporation) since May 2001 and a director of Inland Opportunity Business Manager & Advisor, Inc. since April 2009, and was a director of Inland Retail Real Estate Trust, Inc. from its inception in September 1998 until it was acquired in February 2007.

Ms. Gujral oversees and works closely with IREIC’s president to administer to the daily operations of IREIC, including investor relations, regulatory compliance and filings, review of asset management activities and broker-dealer marketing and communication. Ms. Gujral works with internal and outside legal counsel in structuring IREIC’s investment programs and in connection with preparing offering documents and registering the related securities with the SEC and state securities commissions.

Ms. Gujral has been with the Inland organization for thirty four years, becoming an officer in 1982. Prior to joining the Inland organization, she worked for the Land Use Planning Commission, establishing an office in Portland, Oregon, to implement land use legislation for that state. Ms. Gujral graduated from California State University. She holds Series 7, 22, 39 and 63 certifications from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”), and is a member of NAREIT, the Investment Program Association (“IPA”) and the Real Estate Investment Securities Association (“REISA”).

BRIAN M. CONLON (age 52) has served as president of IREIC since January 2011, and as director since February 2011. In these roles, Mr. Conlon oversees the company’s day-to-day operations, as well as strategic planning for all Inland-sponsored investment products. He also serves as president and as a director of Inland Securities Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of IREIC. In that capacity, he directs all capital-raising activities through a national team of internal and external wholesalers. Mr. Conlon began his career with Inland in September 1999 as executive vice president for Inland Securities Corporation.

Prior to joining Inland, Mr. Conlon served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Wells Real Estate Funds. In these roles, he was responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the company’s real estate investments and capital-raising initiatives. Mr. Conlon received a bachelor’s degree (BBA) from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, and a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from the University of Dallas in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Conlon has earned the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designations and holds Series 7, 24, and 63 licenses with FINRA.

Mr. Conlon is a member of the Board of Directors of the IPA and currently serves on their Non-Listed REIT Committee. In addition, he serves on the Policy Subcommittee of the NAREIT Non-Traded REIT Council and formerly served on the National Board of the Financial Planning Association (FPA).

 

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CATHERINE L. LYNCH (age 53) joined the Inland organization in 1989 and is currently the chief financial officer and secretary of IREIC and Inland Securities Corporation. Ms. Lynch had served as the treasurer and secretary of IREIC since January 1995 and as treasurer and secretary of Inland Securities Corporation since June 1995. Ms. Lynch worked for KPMG LLP from 1980 to 1989. Ms. Lynch received her bachelor degree in accounting from Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois. Ms. Lynch is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois CPA Society. Ms. Lynch also is registered with FINRA as a financial operations principal.

ROBERTA S. MATLIN (age 67) joined IREIC in 1984 as director of investor administration and currently serves as a director and senior vice president of IREIC, in the latter capacity directing its day-to-day internal operations. She also has served as a director and president of Inland Investment Advisors, Inc. since June 1995 and Intervest Southern Real Estate Corporation since July 1995. She served as president of Inland Securities Corporation from July 1995 to March 1997 and since July 1995 has served as a director of Inland Securities Corporation and since March 1997 has served as Inland Securities Corporation’s vice president. She has served as vice president – administration of Inland American Real Estate Trust, Inc. since its inception in October 2004. She served as president of Inland American Business Manager & Advisor, Inc. from October 2004 to January 2012. Ms. Matlin served as vice president of administration of Inland Western Retail Real Estate Trust, Inc. from 2003 until 2007, vice president of administration of Inland Retail Real Estate Trust, Inc. from 1998 until 2004, vice president of administration of Inland Real Estate Corporation from 1995 until 2000 and trustee and executive vice president of Inland Mutual Fund Trust from 2001 until 2004. Ms. Matlin also has been a vice president of Inland Institutional Capital Partners Corporation since May 2006, and a director of Pan American Bank since December 2007. Ms. Matlin is the vice president of administration of Inland Diversified Real Estate Trust, Inc. and also has served as the president of Inland Diversified Business Manager & Advisor, Inc. from June 2008 through May 2009 and is currently its vice president. Since August 2011 she has been a vice president of Inland Monthly Income Trust, Inc. and Inland Monthly Income Business Manager & Advisor, Inc. Since April 2009 she has served as president of Inland Opportunity Business Manager & Advisor, Inc.

Prior to joining IREIC, Ms. Matlin worked for the Chicago Region of the Social Security Administration of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Ms. Matlin is a graduate of the University of Illinois in Champaign. She holds Series 7, 22, 24, 39, 63 and 65 licenses from FINRA and is a member of the Investment Program Association and the Real Estate Securities Association.

GUADALUPE GRIFFIN (age 47) joined Inland in 1994. Ms. Griffin serves as vice president of IREIC and assistant vice president of Inland Midwest Investment Corporation. Ms. Griffin is responsible for the asset management and day-to-day operations of the public and private partnerships, and limited liability companies, which include the development of operating and disposition strategies for the partnerships and investor communications. Ms. Griffin also serves as vice president of Inland Opportunity Business Manager & Advisor, Inc. since April 2009. Ms. Griffin holds an Illinois Real Estate Sales License.

DONNA URBAIN (age 49) joined Inland in 2002 and is the principal financial officer with respect to Inland Land Appreciation Fund, L.P. Ms. Urbain is responsible for the investment accounting department which includes all public partnership accounting functions along with quarterly and annual SEC filings. Ms. Urbain also serves as vice president – controller of IREIC. Prior to joining Inland, Ms. Urbain worked in the field of public accounting for KPMG LLP. Ms. Urbain is a Certified Public Accountant. She received her B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.

CATHLEEN M. HRTANEK (age 35) joined Inland in 2005 and is an assistant counsel and assistant vice president of The Inland Real Estate Group, Inc. In her capacity as assistant counsel, Ms. Hrtanek represents many of the entities that comprise the Inland Real Estate Group of Companies on a variety of legal matters. She is also a member of the audit committee for all public partnerships sponsored by IREIC. Ms. Hrtanek also has served as the secretary of Inland Diversified Real Estate Trust, Inc. and Inland Diversified Business Manager & Advisor, Inc. since September 2008, as the secretary of Inland Opportunity Business Manager & Advisor, Inc. since April 2009, as the secretary of Inland Private Capital Corporation (f/k/a Inland Real Estate Exchange Corporation) since August 2009, and as the secretary of Inland Monthly Income Trust, Inc. and Inland Monthly Income Business Manager & Advisor, Inc. since August 2011. Prior to joining Inland, Ms. Hrtanek had been employed by Wildman Harrold Allen & Dixon LLP in Chicago, Illinois since September 2001. Ms. Hrtanek has been admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois and is a licensed real estate broker.

 

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Ms. Hrtanek received her bachelor degree from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana and her law degree from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law.

Section 16(a) Beneficial Ownership Reporting Compliance

Section 16(a) of the Exchange Act requires directors, executive officers and beneficial owners of more than ten percent of our partnership units to file initial reports of ownership and reports of changes in ownership with the Securities and Exchange Commission and to provide us with copies of such reports. Based solely on a review of the copies provided to us and written representations from such reporting persons, we believe that all applicable Section 16(a) filing requirements have been met for such reporting persons.

 

Item 11. Executive Compensation

We do not have any employees, and none of our executive officers receives any compensation from us. Accordingly, we hired no compensation consultants.

Our general partner is entitled to receive a share of cash distributions of net sales proceeds based upon both an aggregate overall return to the limited partners and a separate return with respect to each parcel of land purchased by us.

Our partnership agreement prescribes the allocation of profits and losses, and the distribution priorities of available cash. If and to the extent that real estate taxes and insurance payable with respect to our land during a given year exceed our revenues, our general partner will make a supplemental capital contribution of such amount to us to ensure that we have sufficient funds to make such payments and receive a special allocation of expenses in a like amount.

Profits and losses from operations (other than capital transactions) will be allocated 99% to the limited partners and 1% to the general partner. The net gain from a sale of our properties is first allocated among the partners in proportion to the negative balances, if any, in their respective capital accounts. Thereafter, except as provided below, net gain is allocated to the general partner in an amount equal to the proceeds distributed to the general partner from such sale and the balance of any net gain is allocated to the limited partners. If the amount of net gain realized from a sale is less than the amount of cash distributed to the general partner from such sale, we will allocate income or gain to the general partner in an amount equal to the excess of the cash distributed to the general partner with respect to such sale as quickly as permitted by law. Any net loss from a sale will be allocated to the limited partners.

Distributions of net sales proceeds will be allocated between the general partner and the limited partners based upon both an aggregate overall return to the limited partners and a separate return with respect to each parcel of land purchased by us.

As a general rule, net sales proceeds will be distributed 90% to the limited partners and 10% to the general partner until the limited partners have received from net sales proceeds (i) a return of their original capital plus (ii) a noncompounded cumulative preferred return of 15% of their invested capital. However, with respect to each parcel of land, the general partner’s 10% share will be subordinated until the limited partners receive a return of the original capital attributed to such parcel or parcel capital, plus a 6% per annum noncompounded cumulative preferred return thereon.

After the amounts described in items (i) and (ii) above and any previously subordinated distributions to the general partner have been paid, and the amount of any supplemental capital contributions have been repaid to the general partner, subsequent distributions shall be paid 75% to the limited partners and 25% to the general partner without considering parcel capital. If, after all net sales proceeds have been distributed, the general partner has received more than 25% of all net sales proceeds (exclusive of distributions made to the limited partners to return their original capital), the general partner shall contribute to the partnership for distribution to the limited partners an amount equal to such excess.

Any distributions from net sales proceeds at a time when invested capital is greater than zero shall be deemed applied first as a reduction of such invested capital before application to payment of any deficiency in the 15% cumulative preferred return.

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Our general partner and its affiliates may be reimbursed for their expenses or out-of-pocket costs relating to our administration (as set forth under terms of the partnership agreement). For the year ended December 31, 2011, such costs included in general and administrative expenses to affiliates and professional services to affiliates were $41,562 of which $5,566 was unpaid as of December 31, 2011.

An affiliate of the general partner performs marketing and advertising services for us and is reimbursed (as set forth under terms of the partnership agreement) for direct costs. For the year ended December 31, 2011, we incurred $318 of such costs, all of which was paid as of December 31, 2011.

As of December 31, 2011, the Partnership held all cash and cash equivalents with Inland Bank and Trust, an affiliate of the general partner.

 

Item 12. Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters

We do not maintain any equity compensation plans.

 

(a) No person or group is known by us to own beneficially more than 5% of the outstanding units of our partnership.

 

(b) The officers and directors of our general partner own as a group the following units of our partnership:

 

Title of Class

   Amount and Nature of
Beneficial Ownership
     Percent
of Class
 

Limited partnership units

     170 Units, directly         Less than 1

No officer or director of our general partner possesses a right to acquire beneficial ownership of units of our partnership.

All of the outstanding shares of our general partner are owned by an affiliate or its officers and directors as set forth above in Item 10.

 

(c) There exists no arrangement, known to us, the operation of which may at a subsequent date result in a change in our control.

 

Item 13. Certain Relationships and Related Transactions

We do not currently have written, formal policies and procedures for the review, approval or ratification of transactions with related persons, as defined by Item 404 of the SEC Regulation S-K. Our policies, however, contain provisions setting forth an ability to engage in certain transactions. Our audit committee reviews all of these transactions as well as any related party transactions.

There were no significant transactions or business relationships with the general partner, its affiliates or their management other than those described in Item 7 (Transactions with Related Parties) above. Reference is made to Note 3 of the Notes to Financial Statements (Item 8 of this Annual Report) for information regarding related party transactions.

 

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Item 14. Principal Accounting Fees and Services

Fees. Aggregate fees for professional services rendered by our principal accountant, Grant Thornton, LLP were as follows:

 

     Years ended December 31,  
     2011      2010  

Audit fees for professional services rendered for the audit of our annual financial statements and quarterly reviews of our financial statements.

   $ 45,690         45,224   

Our audit committee has reviewed and approved all of the fees charged by Grant Thornton and actively monitors the relationship between audit and non-audit services provided by Grant Thornton. The audit committee concluded that all services rendered by Grant Thornton during the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively, were consistent with maintaining Grant Thornton’s independence.

In addition, the audit committee must pre-approve all services provided by the company’s independent registered public accounting firm and the fees charged for these services including an annual review of audit fees, audit related fees, tax fees and other fees with specific dollar value limits for each category of service.

 

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PART IV

 

Item 15. Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules

 

(a) The financial statements listed in the index at page 15 of this annual report are filed as part of this annual report.

 

(b) Exhibits. The following exhibits are incorporated herein by reference:

 

  3    Restated Certificate of Limited Partnership and amended and restated Agreement of Limited Partnership, included as Exhibits A and B to the Registration Statement on Form S-11, filed with the SEC on October 12, 1988 as amended, are incorporated herein by reference thereto.
  4    Form of Certificate of Ownership representing interests in the registrant filed as Exhibits 4(a) and 4(b) to Registration Statement on Form S-11, File No. 33-18607, is incorporated herein by reference thereto.
31.1    Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification by principal executive officer
31.2    Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification by principal financial officer
32.1    Section 1350 Certification by principal executive officer
32.2    Section 1350 Certification by principal financial officer
101    The following financial information from our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 formatted in Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL): (i) the Balance Sheets, (ii) the Statements of Operations, (iii) the Statements of Partners’ Capital, (iv) the Statements of Cash Flows and (v) related notes (tagged as blocks of text). This information is furnished but should not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

 

(c) Financial Statement Schedules:

All schedules have been omitted as the required information is inapplicable or the information is presented in the financial statements or related notes.

No annual report or proxy material for the year 2011 has been sent to our limited partners. An annual report will be sent to the limited partners subsequent to this filing and we will furnish copies of such report to the Commission when it is sent to the limited partners.

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15 (d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

INLAND LAND APPRECIATION FUND, L.P.

 

By:   Inland Real Estate Investment Corporation
Its:   General Partner
/s/ BRENDA G. GUJRAL
By:   Brenda G. Gujral
Its:   Principal Executive Officer
Date:   March 9, 2012

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the Registrant and in the capacities and on the dates indicated:

 

By:   Inland Real Estate Investment Corporation
Its:   General Partner
/s/ BRENDA G. GUJRAL
By:   Brenda G. Gujral
Its:   Chief Executive Officer and Director
Date:   March 9, 2012
/s/ GUADALUPE GRIFFIN
By:   Guadalupe Griffin
Its:   Vice President
Date:   March 9, 2012
/s/ DONNA URBAIN
By:   Donna Urbain
Its:   Principal Financial Officer with respect to Inland Land Appreciation Fund, L.P.
Date:   March 9, 2012
/s/ ROBERT D. PARKS
By:   Robert D. Parks
Its:   Chairman
Date:   March 9, 2012
/s/ DANIEL L. GOODWIN
By:   Daniel L. Goodwin
Its:   Director
Date:   March 9, 2012

 

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