Investments in Unconsolidated Real Estate Joint Ventures
|6 Months Ended|
Jun. 30, 2020
|Investments In Unconsolidated Real Estate Joint Ventures [Abstract]|
|Investments in Unconsolidated Real Estate Joint Ventures||Investments in Unconsolidated Real Estate Joint Ventures
The equity method of accounting is used to account for each of the individual joint ventures. We have an ownership interest in the following unconsolidated real estate joint ventures:
Fees we received for various services provided to our unconsolidated joint ventures were recognized in management, leasing and other services as follows (in thousands):
In June 2020, in response to the COVID 19 impact on the property, the Galveston/Houston joint venture amended its mortgage loan. The loan modification amended the first one-year extension option to provide for two six-month options (the “First Extension” and “Second Extension”, respectively). Under the loan modification, the joint venture is prohibited from making partner distributions during the term of the First Extension. If the joint venture exercises all available options, the loan would mature in July 2022. The joint venture exercised its First Extension option to extend the mortgage loan for six months to January 2021.
In May 2020, the joint venture’s mortgage loan for the outlet center in Saint-Sauveur matured and the joint venture repaid the approximately $8.3 million owed in full.
During June 2020, the Rio-Can joint venture recognized an impairment charge related to its Saint-Sauveur property in Quebec. The impairment charge was primarily driven by deterioration of net operating income caused by market competition and the COVID-19 pandemic.
The table below summarizes the impairment charge taken during the second quarter of 2020 (in thousands):
Our investments in real estate joint ventures are reduced by the percentage of the profits earned for leasing and development services associated with our ownership interest in each joint venture. Our carrying value of investments in unconsolidated joint ventures differs from our share of the assets reported in the “Summary Balance Sheets - Unconsolidated Joint Ventures” shown below due to adjustments to the book basis, including intercompany profits on sales of services that are capitalized by the unconsolidated joint ventures. The differences in basis (totaling $3.7 million and $3.8 million as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively) are amortized over the various useful lives of the related assets.
Condensed combined summary financial information of unconsolidated joint ventures accounted for using the equity method is as follows (in thousands):
Investments In Unconsolidated Real Estate Joint Ventures [Abstract]
No definition available.
The entire disclosure for equity method investments and joint ventures. Equity method investments are investments that give the investor the ability to exercise significant influence over the operating and financial policies of an investee. Joint ventures are entities owned and operated by a small group of businesses as a separate and specific business or project for the mutual benefit of the members of the group.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/disclosureRef