Washington, D.C. 20549


Pursuant to Section 13 Or 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 13, 2021

Whitestone REIT
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)(IRS Employer Identification No.)
2600 South Gessner,Suite 500,77063
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (713) 827-9595
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Shares of Beneficial Interest, par value $0.001 per shareWSRNew York Stock Exchange
Preferred Stock Purchase RightsN/ANew York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
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Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

Whitestone REIT (the “Company”) held its annual meeting of shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”) on May 13, 2021. At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s shareholders voted on each of the proposals presented, which are described in more detail in the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 2, 2021 (the “Proxy Statement’). Holders of 34,378,146 common shares of beneficial interest, par value $0.001 per share, of the Company were present in person (virtually) or represented by proxy at the Annual Meeting.

Proposal 1: Election of Trustees

Each of Nandita V. Berry, Jeffrey A. Jones, Jack L. Mahaffey and James C. Mastandrea was elected to serve on the Board of Trustees (the “Board”) until the 2022 annual meeting of shareholders and until his or her successor is duly elected and qualified, based on the following votes:

NomineeVotes ForVotes WithheldBroker Non-Votes
Nandita V. Berry19,288,4557,459,4737,630,218
Jeffrey A. Jones19,523,2477,224,6817,630,218
Jack L. Mahaffey*11,984,20914,763,7197,630,218
James C. Mastandrea19,541,7147,206,2147,630,218

* As noted above, Mr. Mahaffey received less than a majority of the votes cast in connection with his election to the Board. In accordance with the Company’s Corporate Governance Guidelines, Mr. Mahaffey tendered an offer to resign as trustee to the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board on May 13, 2021. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board and the Board will take the offer to resign under advisement and will publicly disclose the decision regarding the tendered resignation and the reasons therefor in accordance with the Company’s Corporate Governance Guidelines.

Proposal 2: Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation

An advisory resolution to approve executive compensation, as described in the Proxy Statement, was approved, based on the following votes:

Votes ForVotes AgainstAbstentionsBroker Non-Votes

Proposal 3: Ratification of the Appointment of the Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

The proposal to ratify the appointment of Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C. as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021 was approved, based on the following votes:

Votes ForVotes AgainstAbstentions

    Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Whitestone REIT
Date:May 14, 2021
By: /s/ David K. Holeman
Name: David K. Holeman
Title: Chief Financial Officer