Independence Realty Trust ("IRT") (NYSE MKT: IRT) is an externally managed and advised apartment REIT focused on acquiring and owning well-located garden-style and mid-rise apartment properties throughout the country. We are externally advised by a wholly-owned subsidiary of our sponsor, RAIT Financial Trust ("RAIT") (NYSE: RAS), a multi-strategy REIT with $3.7 billion of assets under management. Additionally, our properties are managed by RAIT Residential, a subsidiary of our sponsor. You can learn more about our sponsor at www.raitft.com.