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ACADIA REALTY TRUST filed this Form 10-Q on 04/25/2019
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The Company has existing easement arrangements that have not been previously identified as leases. The Company expects that its existing and similar future easement arrangements will not be classified as rental revenue but as other revenues as these arrangements do not transfer control to the counterparty.


The Company makes a policy election to continue to account for only those taxes described under ASU 2018-20 that it pays on behalf of the tenant as reimbursable costs and will not account for those taxes paid directly by the lessee which are considered lessee costs.

As lessee, the Company is party to 13 ground, office and equipment leases with future payment obligations aggregating $203.1 million at December 31, 2018. The impact of adoption of ASU 2016-02 for the Company as lessee was as follows (Note 11):


As lessee, the Company has applied the following practical expedients in the implementation ASU 2016-02: (i) to not separate non-lease components from the associated lease component as described above and (ii) to not apply the right-of-use recognition requirements to short-term leases. As such, there were no changes in the timing of recognition of expenses related to its operating leases.


The Company recognized right-of-use assets and lease liabilities of $11.9 million and $12.8 million, respectively, related to its operating leases.


The Company reclassified its existing capital lease asset of $77.0 million and capital lease liability of $71.1 million to a right-of-use asset and a lease liability, respectively, pertaining to finance leases.


Subsequent to the adoption of and in accordance with Topic 842, the Company reassessed the circumstances surrounding three of its operating ground leases and determined that it had made significant leasehold improvements and was now reasonably certain to exercise their purchase options. Accordingly, the Company reclassified the existing right-of-use assets and lease liabilities from operating leases to finance leases and adjusted the leases’ right-of-use assets and corresponding lease liabilities to $5.7 million and $5.7 million, respectively, to incorporate the present value of the purchase options, which totaled $4.7 million at January 1, 2019.


With the adoption of ASC Topic 842, the Company will no longer provide a reserve for uncollectible receivables; they will be written-off. Accordingly, tenant receivables will not be presented net of an allowance for doubtful accounts on the balance sheet. The write-off of the tenant receivables will be presented as a reduction of revenue rather than as an operating expense on the income statement. In addition, rental income related to tenants with uncollectible receivables will be recorded on a cash basis and straight-line rent will be suspended.

The Company did not record any cumulative effect of change in accounting principle upon the adoption of ASC Topic 842 as lessor or lessee. Consistent with the transition guidance under ASU 2018-11, all prior period disclosures remain in accordance with ASC Topic 840.

Other Accounting Topics

In February 2018, the FASB issued ASU No. 2018-02, Income Statement-Reporting Comprehensive Income (Topic 220): Reclassification of Certain Tax Effects from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income. These amendments provide financial statement preparers with an option to reclassify stranded tax effects within accumulated other comprehensive income to retained earnings in each period in which the effect of the change in the U.S. federal corporate income tax rate in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is recorded. This guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, and interim periods therein. The Company adopted this guidance effective January 1, 2019, which had no effect on the Company’s financial statements.

In July 2018, the FASB issued ASU No. 2018-09, Codification Improvements. These amendments provide clarifications and corrections to certain ASC subtopics including the following: 220-10 (Income Statement - Reporting Comprehensive Income - Overall), 470-50 (Debt - Modifications and Extinguishments), 480-10 (Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity - Overall), 718-740 (Compensation - Stock Compensation - Income Taxes), 805-740 (Business Combinations - Income Taxes), 815-10 (Derivatives and Hedging - Overall), and 820-10 (Fair Value Measurement - Overall). Some of the amendments in ASU 2018-09 do not require transition guidance and were effective upon issuance; however, many of the amendments do have transition guidance with effective dates for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2018. For those amendments that were effective January 1, 2019 or earlier, there was no material effect on the Company’s financial statements.

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

In November 2018, the FASB issued ASU No. 2018-19 Codification Improvements to Topic 326, Financial Instruments – Credit Losses. This ASU modifies ASU 2016-13 (discussed below). The amendment clarifies that receivables arising from operating leases are not within the scope of Subtopic 326-20, Financial Instruments – Credit Losses – Measure at Amortized Cost. Instead, impairment of receivables arising from operating leases should be accounted for in accordance with Topic 842, Leases. ASU 2018-19 is effective for periods beginning after December 15, 2019, with adoption permitted for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018. The Company is currently evaluating the impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.