|FOREST CITY REALTY TRUST, INC. filed this Form 10-Q on 10/30/2018|
Forest City Realty Trust, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
On June 27, 2018, the Company’s jointly owned specialty retail joint venture with Madison International acquired a 49% ownership interest in DKLB BKLN, a 365-unit apartment community located in Brooklyn, New York, for a purchase price of approximately $93,500,000, excluding working capital adjustments and closing costs. Prior to this acquisition, the Company owned the remaining 51% ownership interest in the acquired asset and accounted for this investment on the equity method of accounting. Subsequent to the acquisition, the Company continued to own the remaining 51% ownership interest in the acquired asset and accounted for this investment on the equity method of accounting as the Madison International joint venture retained the same rights of which the previous partner was entitled. On September 25, 2018, the Company exchanged its preferred ownership interests in one of the specialty retail assets owned by the joint venture for the acquired asset in a non-cash transaction. Following this exchange, the Company owns 100% of the acquired asset and fully consolidates the property. In accordance with accounting guidance, the Company recorded the asset received at its fair value (based upon the income approach using current rents and market cap rates and discount rates) and recorded a gain on change in control as noted above.
The fair value of the University Park at MIT and DKLB BKLN acquisitions was allocated as follows. All amounts are presented in thousands.
In January 2018, our 50% noncontrolling partner at Bayside Village, an apartment community in San Francisco, CA, closed on a transaction where they sold the majority of their 50% ownership interest to an unrelated third party. Prior to this transaction, the Company fully consolidated the property, as the outside partner, in accordance with the partnership agreement, lacked any substantive participating rights. Simultaneously with the sale, the Company amended the partnership agreement to grant substantive participating rights to the new outside partner and received a cash payment of $24,000,000 in connection with such amendment. The joint venture is adequately capitalized and does not contain the characteristics of a VIE. Based on the substantive participating rights held by the new outside partner, the Company concluded it appropriate to deconsolidate the entity and account for the Company’s 50% investment in the property using the equity method of accounting. The Company remeasured its equity interest in the property, as required by the accounting guidance, at fair value (based upon the income approach using current rents and market discount rates). As a result of the deconsolidation and the current estimated fair value, the Company removed approximately $415,000,000 of real estate, net, $127,000,000 of nonrecourse mortgage debt, net, $133,090,000 of noncontrolling interest from the Consolidated Balance Sheet, increased investments in and advances to unconsolidated entities by approximately $227,000,000 and recorded $117,711,000 as a gain on change in control of interests in the Consolidated Statement of Operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2018.