SEC Filings

ACADIA REALTY TRUST filed this Form 10-Q on 04/25/2019
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Basis of Presentation


At March 31, 2019, the Company had three reportable operating segments: Core Portfolio, Funds and Structured Financing. The Company’s chief operating decision maker may review operational and financial data on a property basis and does not differentiate properties on a geographical basis for purposes of allocating resources or capital. 

Principles of Consolidation

The interim consolidated financial statements include the consolidated accounts of the Company and its investments in partnerships and limited liability companies in which the Company has control in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 810 “Consolidation” (“ASC Topic 810”). The ownership interests of other investors in these entities are recorded as noncontrolling interests. All significant intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation. Investments in entities for which the Company has the ability to exercise significant influence over, but does not have financial or operating control, are accounted for using the equity method of accounting. Accordingly, the Company’s share of the earnings (or losses) of these entities are included in consolidated net income.

The interim consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”) for interim financial information and with the rules and regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP for complete financial statements. Operating results for the interim periods presented are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the full fiscal year. The information furnished in the accompanying consolidated financial statements reflects all adjustments that, in the opinion of management, are necessary for a fair presentation of the aforementioned consolidated financial statements for the interim periods. Such adjustments consisted of normal recurring items.

These interim consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s 2018 Annual Report on Form 10-K, as filed with the SEC on February 19, 2019.

Use of Estimates

GAAP requires the Company’s management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the interim consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes. The most significant assumptions and estimates relate to the valuation of real estate, depreciable lives, revenue recognition and the collectability of notes receivable and rents receivable. Application of these estimates and assumptions requires the exercise of judgment as to future uncertainties and, as a result, actual results could differ from these estimates.


Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements

Lease Accounting

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842). ASU 2016-02 outlines a new model for accounting by lessees, whereby their rights and obligations under substantially all leases, existing and new, will be capitalized and recorded on the balance sheet. For lessors, however, the accounting remains largely unchanged from the former model, with the distinction between operating, sales-type and direct-financing leases retained, but updated to align with certain changes to the lessee model and the new revenue recognition standard, ASC Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (“Topic 606”). To ease the transition, the new lease accounting guidance permits companies to utilize certain practical expedients in their implementation of the new standard:


A package of three practical expedients that must be elected together for all leases and includes: (i) not reassessing expired or existing contracts as to whether they are or contain leases; (ii) not reassessing lease classification of existing leases and (iii) not reassessing the amount of capitalized initial direct costs for existing leases;


A practical expedient to use hindsight in determining the lease term or assessing purchase options for existing leases and in assessing impairment of right of use assets;


Lessees may make an accounting policy election by class of underlying asset not to separate lease components from non-lease components; and


Lessees may make an accounting policy election not to apply the recognition and measurement requirements to short-term leases.