SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event
reported): December 14, 2012
|Behringer Harvard Short-Term Opportunity Fund I LP|
|(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)|
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15601 Dallas Parkway, Suite 600, Addison,
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of Operation and Financial Condition
The information set forth in Item 7.01
of this Current Report on Form 8-K is hereby incorporated by reference.
ESTIMATED VALUE PER LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
The limited partnership agreement of Behringer Harvard Short-Term
Opportunity Fund I LP (the “Fund”) requires that the Fund’s general partners provide its limited partners annually
an estimate of value of the Fund’s limited partnership units.
In connection with this valuation process,
on December 14, 2012, Behringer Harvard Advisors II LP, the Fund’s co-general partner (the “General Partner”)
has estimated a value of $1.93 per limited partnership unit. This estimate is also being provided to assist broker-dealers in connection
with their obligations under applicable Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) rules with respect to customer
account statements and to assist fiduciaries in discharging their obligations under Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”)
reporting requirements. The estimated value per limited partnership unit set forth above will first appear on the fourth quarter
2012 customer account statements that will be mailed in January 2013.
As part of the General Partner’s
valuation process, and as required by the Fund’s limited partnership agreement, the General Partner has obtained the opinion
of an independent third party, Robert A. Stanger & Co., Inc. (“Stanger”), that the estimated valuation is reasonable
and was prepared in accordance with appropriate methods for valuing real estate. Stanger, founded in 1978, is a nationally recognized
investment banking firm specializing in real estate, REITs and direct participation programs such as the Fund.
Stanger’s opinion was expressed from
a financial point of view and was subject to various limitations. Stanger relied on information provided by the General Partner
without independent verification. While Stanger did perform appraisals on certain of our properties, they did not perform or review
engineering, structural or environmental studies of any of the properties, and did not perform a site inspection, independent local
market inquiry or independent appraisal of the Palomar property. Stanger relied on a third party Palomar appraisal furnished by
the General Partner and information from the General Partner regarding lease terms and the physical condition and capital expenditure
requirements of each property.
Process and Methodology
The Fund’s objective in determining
an estimated value per unit is to arrive at a value that is reasonable using what the General Partner deems to be appropriate valuation
methodologies and assumptions under then current circumstances in accordance with the valuation methodology required by the Fund’s
limited partnership agreement. In arriving at the estimated value per limited partnership unit, the General Partner utilized valuation
methodologies that it believes are standard and acceptable in the real estate industry for the types of assets held by the Fund.
The following is a summary of the valuation methodologies used by the General Partner.
Investments in Real Estate: As the
fund currently has two real estate assets and promoted interests in two additional properties that it sold in 2011, the General
Partner estimated the value of our remaining investments in real estate by using a number of methods for purposes of calculating
the estimated value per unit. In calculating values for all of our real estate assets, the General Partner assumed that such assets
were sold as of January 1, 2013. The new estimated per-unit value reflects the current challenging economic climate that continues
to impact the real estate and capital markets, and opportunistic investing in particular. An opportunity-style fund like ours generally
acquires assets with the intention of spending capital to enhance and reposition or develop these assets for appreciation. However,
the difficult economic and capital market conditions of recent years have severely impacted valuations in a broad range of real
estate classes, including those in which the Fund is invested. The markets for commercial real estate fluctuate, and values are
expected to continually change in the future.
For the improved operating property within
our portfolio and the value of our promoted interest in two properties that we sold in 2011, the General Partner estimated the
values using appraisals performed by a third party. In estimating the value of developed land, the General Partner used the purchase
option price currently available to an independent third party.
Other Assets and Liabilities: The
carrying value of a majority of our other assets and liabilities are considered to be equal to fair value due to their short maturities.
Our valuation also includes the carrying value of our current assets and liabilities on a consolidated basis.
The estimated value per unit of the Fund’s
limited partnership units does not reflect a liquidity discount for the fact that its units are not currently traded on a national
securities exchange, a discount for the non-assumability or prepayment obligations associated with certain of the Fund’s
debt, or a discount for our corporate level overhead and other costs that may be incurred, including any costs of any sale of the
Fund’s assets. Others using different assumptions and estimates could derive a different estimated value per unit, and these
differences could be significant. The markets for real estate can fluctuate and values are expected to change in the future.
Allocation of Estimated Value
The estimated value per limited partnership
unit was allocated amongst our asset types as follows:
|Real estate assets||
|| ||0.79|| |
|Estimated net asset value per unit||
Limitations of Estimated Value Per
As with any valuation methodology, the
General Partner’s methodology is based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that may prove later to be inaccurate or
incomplete. Further, different parties with different assumptions and estimates could derive a different estimated value per unit.
The estimated per share limited partnership unit determined by the General Partner neither represents the fair value according
to generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”) of our assets less liabilities, nor does
it represent the amount our units would trade at on a national securities exchange or the amount a unit holder would obtain if
he tried to sell his units or if we liquidated our assets. Accordingly, with respect to the estimated value per unit, the Fund
can give no assurance that:
|·||a unit holder would be able to resell his or her units at this estimated value;|
|·||a unit holder would ultimately realize distributions per unit equal to the Fund’s estimated
value per unit upon liquidation of the Fund’s assets and settlement of its liabilities or a sale of the Fund;|
|·||the Fund’s units would trade at the estimated value per unit on a national securities exchange;
|·||the methodology used to estimate the Fund’s value per unit would be acceptable to FINRA or
under ERISA for compliance with their respective reporting requirements.|
Further, the estimated value per unit has
been determined as of a particular point in time. The value of the Fund’s units will fluctuate over time in response to developments
related to individual assets in the portfolio and the management of those assets and in response to the real estate and finance
markets. As contemplated by the Fund’s limited partnership agreement, the General Partner intends to update its estimated
value per unit annually but does not intend to make any attempt to establish any estimated valuations of the Fund’s units
in the interim. There is no assurance as to the extent to which the current estimated valuation should be relied upon for any purpose
after its effective date regardless that it may be published on any statement issued by the Fund or otherwise.
As the Fund continues its disposition phase
and assets are sold, the number of assets available to create cash flow declines. As a result, the Fund’s general partners
continue to preserve capital, sustain and enhance property values, reduce operating expenses where possible, and accelerate the
pace of the dispositions of the Fund’s remaining properties.
In the meantime, we are diligently working
to renew current retail leases or secure new retail leases with quality tenants to increase net operating income and the ultimate
value of our remaining assets and to execute on other value creation strategies.
LETTER TO UNIT HOLDERS
The Fund will begin distribution to its
unit holders of a letter regarding the new estimated value per limited partnership unit, to be included in their fourth quarter
2012 customer account statements mailing in January. A copy of the letter, appearing as Exhibit 99.1, is furnished and not filed
pursuant to Regulation FD.
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
Forward-looking statements that were true
at the time made may ultimately prove to be incorrect or false. The Fund cautions investors not to place undue reliance on forward-looking
statements, which reflect the Fund’s management’s view only as of the date of this Report. The Fund undertakes no obligation
to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes
to future operating results. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking statements made
in this Report include changes in general economic conditions, changes in real estate conditions, construction costs that may exceed
estimates, construction delays, increases in interest rates, lease-up risks, inability to obtain new tenants upon the expiration
of existing leases, and the potential need to fund tenant improvements or other capital expenditures out of operating cash flow.
The forward-looking statements should be read in light of the risk factors identified in the “Risk Factors” section
of the Fund’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, as filed with the SEC and the risks identified
in Part II, Item 1A of its subsequent quarterly reports.
Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Letter to Unit Holders, dated December 14, 2012
Pursuant to the requirements
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.
||BEHRINGER HARVARD SHORT-TERM OPPORTUNITY FUND I LP|
||Behringer Harvard Advisors II LP|
|Dated: December 14, 2012
||/s/ Michael J. O’Hanlon|
||Chief Executive Officer|
|99.1||Letter to Unit Holders, dated December 14, 2012