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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2012
Commission file number 001-13499
EQUITY ONE, INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code
Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the Registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes x No ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Website, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulations S-T (232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes x No ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of large accelerated filer, accelerated filer and smaller reporting company in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act) Yes ¨ No x
As of May 3, 2012, the number of outstanding shares of Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share, of the Registrant was 114,765,235.
QUARTERLY REPORT ON FORM 10-Q
QUARTER ENDED MARCH 31, 2012
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011
(In thousands, except share par value amounts)
See accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
For the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011
(In thousands, except per share data)
See accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
For the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011
See accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements.
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Equity
For the three months ended March 31, 2012
See accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
For the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011
See accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements.
EQUITY ONE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
For the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011
See accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
March 31, 2012
We are a real estate investment trust, or REIT, that owns, manages, acquires, develops and redevelops shopping centers located primarily in supply constrained suburban and urban communities. We were organized as a Maryland corporation in 1992, completed our initial public offering in May 1998, and have elected to be taxed as a REIT since 1995.
As of March 31, 2012, our consolidated property portfolio comprised 164 properties totaling approximately 16.9 million square feet of gross leasable area, or GLA, and included 143 shopping centers, ten development or redevelopment properties, five non-retail properties and six land parcels. As of March 31, 2012, our core portfolio was 91.2% leased and included national, regional and local tenants. Additionally, we had joint venture interests in 17 shopping centers and two office buildings totaling approximately 2.8 million square feet of GLA.
In January 2011, we closed on the acquisition of C&C (US) No. 1, Inc., which we refer to as CapCo, through a joint venture with Liberty International Holdings Limited, or LIH. At the time of acquisition, CapCo owned a portfolio of 13 properties in California totaling approximately 2.6 million square feet of GLA. The results of CapCo have been included in our financial statements as of the date of acquisition. In December 2011, we sold 36 shopping centers, comprising 3.9 million square feet of GLA, predominantly located in the Atlanta, Tampa and Orlando markets, with additional properties located in the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and Maryland. The results of operations of these properties are reflected in discontinued operations for the three months ended March 31, 2011.
Basis of Presentation
The condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Equity One, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries and those other entities where we have a controlling financial interest including where we have been determined to be a primary beneficiary of a variable interest entity (VIE) in accordance with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Accounting Standards Codification (ASC). Equity One, Inc. and its subsidiaries are hereinafter referred to as the consolidated companies, the Company, we, our, us or similar terms. All significant intercompany transactions and balances have been eliminated in consolidation. Certain prior-period data have been reclassified to conform to the current period presentation. Certain operations have been classified as discontinued and associated results of operations and financial position are separately reported for all periods presented. Information in these notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements, unless otherwise noted, does not include the accounts of discontinued operations.
The condensed consolidated financial statements included in this report are unaudited. In our opinion, all adjustments considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included, and all such adjustments are of a normal recurring nature. The results of operations for the three month periods ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for a full year.
Our unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and notes are prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP) for interim financial information and with the instructions of Form 10-Q. Accordingly, these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements do not contain certain information included in our annual financial statements and notes. The condensed consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2011 was derived from audited financial statements included in our 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K, but does not include all disclosures required under GAAP. These condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) on February 29, 2012.
Use of Estimates
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
Income producing properties are stated at cost, less accumulated depreciation and amortization. Costs include those related to acquisition, development and construction, including tenant improvements, interest incurred during development, costs of predevelopment and certain direct and indirect costs of development. Costs related to business combinations are expensed as incurred, and are included in general and administrative expenses in our condensed consolidated statements of income.
Depreciation and amortization is computed using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the assets. Expenditures for ordinary maintenance and repairs are expensed to operations as they are incurred. Significant renovations and improvements that improve or extend the useful lives of assets are capitalized.
We allocate the purchase price of acquired properties to land, building, improvements and intangible assets and liabilities in accordance with the Business Combinations Topic of the FASB ASC. We allocate the initial purchase price of assets acquired (net tangible and identifiable intangible assets) and liabilities assumed based on their fair values at the date of acquisition. Upon acquisition of real estate operating properties, we estimate the fair value of acquired tangible assets (consisting of land, building, building improvements and tenant improvements) and identified intangible assets and liabilities (consisting of above and below-market leases, in-place leases and tenant relationships), assumed debt and redeemable units issued at the date of acquisition, based on evaluation of information and estimates available at that date. Based on these estimates, we allocate the estimated fair value to the applicable assets and liabilities. Fair value is determined based on an exit price approach, which contemplates the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. If, up to one year from the acquisition date, information regarding fair value of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed is received and estimates are refined, appropriate adjustments are made to the purchase price allocation on a retrospective basis. There are four categories of intangible assets and liabilities to be considered: (1) in-place leases; (2) above and below-market value of in-place leases; (3) lease origination costs and (4) customer relationships. The aggregate value of other acquired intangible assets, consisting of in-place leases, is measured by the excess of (i) the purchase price paid for a property after adjusting existing in-place leases, including fixed rate renewal options, to market rental rates over (ii) the estimated fair value of the property as-if-vacant, determined as set forth above. The value of in-place leases exclusive of the value of above-market and below-market in-place leases is amortized to depreciation expense over the estimated remaining term of the respective leases. The value of above-market and below-market in-place leases is amortized to rental revenue over the estimated remaining term of the leases. If a lease terminates prior to its stated expiration, all unamortized amounts relating to that lease are written off.
In allocating the purchase price to identified intangible assets and liabilities of an acquired property, the value of above-market and below-market leases is estimated based on the present value of the difference between the contractual amounts, including fixed rate renewal options, to be paid pursuant to the leases and managements estimate of the market lease rates and other lease provisions (i.e., expense recapture, base rental changes, etc.) measured over a period equal to the estimated remaining term of the lease. The capitalized above-market or below-market intangible is amortized to rental income over the estimated remaining term of the respective lease, which includes the expected renewal option period.
The results of operations of acquired properties are included in our financial statements as of the dates they are acquired. The intangible assets and liabilities associated with property acquisitions are included in other assets and other liabilities in our condensed consolidated balance sheets.
Construction in Progress and Land Held for Development
Properties also include construction in progress and land held for development. These properties are carried at cost and no depreciation is recorded. Properties undergoing significant renovations and improvements are considered under development. All direct and indirect costs related to development activities are capitalized into construction in progress and land held for development on our condensed consolidated balance sheets, except for certain demolition costs, which are expensed as incurred. Costs incurred include predevelopment expenditures directly related to a specific project including development and construction costs, interest, insurance and real estate taxes. Indirect development costs include employee salaries and benefits, travel and other related costs that are directly associated with the development of the property. Our method of calculating capitalized interest is based upon applying our weighted average borrowing rate to the actual costs incurred. The capitalization of such expenses ceases when the property is ready for its intended use, but no later than one-year from substantial completion of major construction activity. If we determine that a project is no longer viable, all predevelopment project costs are immediately expensed. Similar costs related to properties not under development are expensed as incurred.
We evaluate the carrying value of long-lived assets, including definite-lived intangible assets, when events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value may not be recoverable in accordance with the Property, Plant and Equipment Topic of the FASB ASC. The carrying value of a long-lived asset is considered impaired when the total projected undiscounted cash flows from such asset is separately identifiable and is less than its carrying value. In that event, a loss is recognized based on the amount by which the carrying value exceeds the fair value of the long-lived asset. For long-lived assets to be held and used, the fair value of fixed (tangible) assets and definite-lived intangible assets is determined primarily using either internal projected cash flows discounted at a rate commensurate with the risk involved or an external appraisal. For long-lived assets to be disposed of by sale or other than by sale, fair value is determined in a similar manner or based on actual sales prices as determined by executed sales contracts, except that fair values are reduced for disposal costs.
Properties Held for Sale
The application of current accounting principles that govern the classification of any of our properties as held-for-sale on the condensed consolidated balance sheet, or the presentation of results of operations and gains or losses on the sale of these properties as discontinued, requires management to make certain significant judgments. In evaluating whether a property meets the criteria set forth by the Property, Plant and Equipment Topic of the FASB ASC, we make a determination as to the point in time that it is probable that a sale will be consummated. Given the nature of all real estate sales contracts, it is not unusual for such contracts to allow potential buyers a period of time to evaluate the property prior to formal acceptance of the contract. In addition, certain other matters critical to the final sale, such as financing arrangements often remain pending even upon contract acceptance. As a result, properties under contract may not close within the expected time period, or may not close at all. Therefore, any properties categorized as held-for-sale represent only those properties that management has determined are probable to close within the requirements set forth in the Property, Plant and Equipment Topic of the FASB ASC. Prior to sale, we evaluate the extent of involvement with, and the significance to us of cash flows from a property subsequent to its sale, in order to determine if the results of operations and gain or loss on sale should be reflected as discontinued. Consistent with the Property, Plant and Equipment Topic of the FASB ASC, any property sold in which we have significant continuing involvement or cash flows (most often sales to co-investment partnerships) is not considered to be discontinued. In addition, any property which we sell to an unrelated third party, but in which we retain a property or asset management function, is not considered discontinued. Therefore, based on our evaluation of the Property, Plant and Equipment Topic of the FASB ASC only properties sold, or to be sold, to unrelated third parties where we will have no significant continuing involvement or significant cash flows are classified as discontinued operations. Certain prior year amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current year presentation.
Cash and Cash Equivalents
We consider liquid investments with a purchase date life to maturity of three months or less to be cash equivalents.
Cash Held in Escrow
Cash held in escrow represents the cash proceeds of property sales that are being held by qualified intermediaries in anticipation of the acquisition of replacement properties in tax-free exchanges under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code (the Code).
Accounts receivable includes amounts billed to tenants and accrued expense recoveries due from tenants. We make estimates of the uncollectability of our accounts receivable using the specific identification method. We analyze accounts receivable and historical bad debt levels, tenant credit-worthiness, payment history and current economic trends when evaluating the adequacy of the allowance for doubtful accounts. Accounts receivable are written-off when they are deemed to be uncollectable and we are no longer actively pursuing collection. Our reported net income is directly affected by managements estimate of the collectability of accounts receivable.
Investments in Joint Ventures
We analyze our joint ventures under the FASB ASC Topics of Consolidation and Real Estate-General in order to determine whether the entity should be consolidated. If it is determined that these investments do not require consolidation because the entities are not VIEs in accordance with the Consolidation Topic of the FASB ASC, we are not considered the primary beneficiary of the entities determined to be VIEs, we do not have voting control, and/or the limited partners (or non-managing members) have substantive participatory rights, then the selection of the accounting method used to account for our investments in unconsolidated joint ventures is generally determined by our voting interests and the degree of influence we have over the
entity. Management uses its judgment when determining if we are the primary beneficiary of, or have a controlling interest in, an entity in which we have a variable interest. Factors considered in determining whether we have the power to direct the activities that most significantly impact the entitys economic performance include risk and reward sharing, experience and financial condition of the other partners, voting rights, involvement in day-to-day capital and operating decisions and the extent of our involvement in the entity.
We use the equity method of accounting for investments in unconsolidated joint ventures when we own 20% or more of the voting interests and have significant influence but do not have a controlling financial interest, or if we own less than 20% of the voting interests but have determined that we have significant influence. Under the equity method, we record our investments in and advances to these entities in our condensed consolidated balance sheets and our proportionate share of earnings or losses earned by the joint venture is recognized in equity in income (loss) of unconsolidated joint ventures in the accompanying condensed consolidated statements of income. We derive revenue through our involvement with unconsolidated joint ventures in the form of management and leasing services and interest earned on loans and advances. We account for these revenues gross of our ownership interest in each respective joint venture and record our proportionate share of related expenses in equity in income (loss) of unconsolidated joint ventures.
The cost method of accounting is used for unconsolidated entities in which we do not have the ability to exercise significant influence and we have virtually no influence over partnership operating and financial policies. Under the cost method, income distributions from the partnership are recognized in investment income. Distributions that exceed our share of earnings are applied to reduce the carrying value of our investment and any capital contributions will increase the carrying value of our investment. The fair value of a cost method investment is not estimated if there are no identified events or changes in circumstances that may have a significant adverse effect on the fair value of the investment.
These joint ventures typically obtain non-recourse third-party financing on their property investments, thus contractually limiting our exposure to losses to the amount of our equity investment, and, due to the lenders exposure to losses, a lender typically will require a minimum level of equity in order to mitigate its risk. Our exposure to losses associated with unconsolidated joint ventures is primarily limited to the carrying value of these investments.
On a periodic basis, we evaluate our investments in unconsolidated entities for impairment in accordance with the Investments-Equity Method and Joint Ventures Topic of the FASB ASC. We assess whether there are any indicators, including underlying property operating performance and general market conditions, that the value of our investments in unconsolidated joint ventures may be impaired. An investment in a joint venture is considered impaired only if we determine that its fair value is less than the net carrying value of the investment in that joint venture on an other-than-temporary basis. Cash flow projections for the investments consider property level factors such as expected future operating income, trends and prospects, as well as the effects of demand, competition and other factors. We consider various qualitative factors to determine if a decrease in the value of our investment is other-than-temporary. These factors include age of the venture, our intent and ability to retain our investment in the entity, financial condition and long-term prospects of the entity and relationships with our partners and banks. If we believe that the decline in the fair value of the investment is temporary, no impairment charge is recorded. If our analysis indicates that there is an other-than-temporary impairment related to the investment in a particular joint venture, the carrying value of the venture will be adjusted to an amount that reflects the estimated fair value of the investment.
Mezzanine Loans Receivable
Mezzanine loans receivable are classified as held to maturity and are recorded at the stated principal amount plus allowable deferred loan costs or fees which are amortized as an adjustment of the loans yields over the terms of the related loans. We evaluate the collectability of both interest and principal on the loans periodically to determine whether they are impaired. A loan is considered to be impaired when, based upon current information and events, it is probable that we will be unable to collect all amounts due according to the existing contractual terms. When a loan is considered to be impaired, the amount of loss is calculated by comparing the recorded investment to the value determined by discounting the expected future cash flows at the loans effective interest rate or to the proportionate value of the underlying collateral asset if applicable. Interest income on performing loans is accrued as earned.
Goodwill reflects the excess of the fair value of the acquired business over the fair value of net identifiable assets acquired in various business acquisitions. We account for goodwill in accordance with the Intangibles Goodwill and Other Topic of the FASB ASC.
We perform annual, or more frequently in certain circumstances, impairment tests of our goodwill. We have elected to test for goodwill impairment in November of each year. The goodwill impairment test is a two-step process that requires us to make decisions in determining appropriate assumptions to use in the calculation. The first step consists of estimating the fair value of
each reporting unit and comparing those estimated fair values with the carrying values, which include the allocated goodwill. If the estimated fair value is less than the carrying value, a second step is performed to compute the amount of the impairment, if any, by determining an implied fair value of goodwill. The determination of each reporting units (each property is considered a reporting unit) implied fair value of goodwill requires us to allocate the estimated fair value of the reporting unit to its assets and liabilities. Any unallocated fair value represents the implied fair value of goodwill which is compared to its corresponding carrying amount.
Deposits included in other assets comprise funds held by various institutions for future payments of property taxes, insurance, improvements, utility and other service deposits.
Deferred Costs and Intangibles
Deferred costs, intangible assets included in other assets, and intangible liabilities included in other liabilities consist of loan origination fees, leasing costs and the value of intangible assets and liabilities when a property was acquired. Loan and other fees directly related to rental property financing with third parties are amortized over the term of the loan using the effective interest method. Direct salaries, third-party fees and other costs incurred by us to originate a lease are capitalized and are amortized against the respective leases using the straight-line method over the term of the related leases. Intangible assets consist of in-place lease values, tenant origination costs and above-market rents that were recorded in connection with the acquisition of the properties. Intangible liabilities consist of below-market rents that are also recorded in connection with the acquisition of properties. Both intangible assets and liabilities are amortized and accreted using the straight-line method over the term of the related leases. When a lease is terminated early, any remaining unamortized or unaccreted balances under lease intangible assets or liabilities are charged to earnings. The useful lives of amortizable intangible assets are evaluated each reporting period with any changes in estimated useful lives being accounted for over the revised remaining useful life.
Noncontrolling interests generally represent the portion of equity that we do not own in those entities that we consolidate. We account for and report our noncontrolling interests in accordance with the provisions required under the Consolidation Topic of the FASB ASC.
We identify our noncontrolling interests separately within the equity section on the condensed consolidated balance sheets. Noncontrolling interests also include amounts related to joint venture units issued by consolidated subsidiaries or VIEs in connection with certain property acquisitions. Joint venture units which are redeemable for cash at the holders option or upon a contingent event outside of our control are classified as redeemable noncontrolling interests pursuant to the Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity Topic of the FASB ASC and are presented at redemption value in the mezzanine section between total liabilities and stockholders equity on the condensed consolidated balance sheets. The amounts of consolidated net income (loss) attributable to Equity One, Inc. and to the noncontrolling interests are presented on the condensed consolidated statements of income.
Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities
At times, we may use derivative instruments to manage exposure to variable interest rate risk. We generally enter into interest rate swaps to manage our exposure to variable interest rate risk and treasury locks to manage the risk of interest rates rising prior to the issuance of debt. We enter into derivative instruments that qualify as cash flow hedges and do not enter into derivative instruments for speculative purposes. The interest rate swaps associated with our cash flow hedges are recorded at fair value on a recurring basis. We assess effectiveness of our cash flow hedges both at inception and on an ongoing basis. The effective portion of changes in fair value of the interest rate swaps associated with our cash flow hedges is recorded in accumulated other comprehensive loss and is subsequently reclassified into interest expense as interest is incurred on the related variable rate debt. Within the next 12 months, we expect to reclassify $1.6 million as an increase to interest expense. Our cash flow hedges become ineffective if critical terms of the hedging instrument and the debt instrument do not perfectly match such as notional amounts, settlement dates, reset dates, calculation period and LIBOR rate. In addition, we evaluate the default risk of the counterparty by monitoring the credit worthiness of the counterparty. When ineffectiveness exists, the ineffective portion of changes in fair value of the interest rate swaps associated with our cash flow hedges is recognized in earnings in the period affected. Hedge ineffectiveness has not impacted earnings in 2012, and we do not anticipate it will have a significant effect in the future. Derivative instruments and hedging activities require management to make judgments on the nature of its derivatives and their effectiveness as hedges. These judgments determine if the changes in fair value of the derivative instruments are reported in the condensed consolidated statements of income as a component of net income or as a component of comprehensive income and as a component of stockholders equity of Equity One, Inc. on the condensed consolidated balance sheets. While management believes its judgments are reasonable, a change in a derivatives effectiveness as a hedge could materially affect expenses, net income and equity. See Note 10 for further detail on derivative activity.
Revenue includes minimum rents, expense recoveries, percentage rental payments and management and leasing services. Minimum rents are recognized on an accrual basis over the terms of the related leases on a straight-line basis. As part of the leasing process, we may provide the lessee with an allowance for the construction of leasehold improvements. Leasehold improvements are capitalized and recorded as tenant improvements and depreciated over the shorter of the useful life of the improvements or the lease term. If the allowance represents a payment for a purpose other than funding leasehold improvements, or in the event we are not considered the owner of the improvements, the allowance is considered a lease incentive and is recognized over the lease term as a reduction to revenue. Factors considered during this evaluation include, among others, the type of improvements made, who holds legal title to the improvements, and other controlling rights provided by the lease agreement. Lease revenue recognition commences when the lessee is given possession of the leased space, when the asset is substantially complete in the case of leasehold improvements, and there are no contingencies offsetting the lessees obligation to pay rent.
Many of the lease agreements contain provisions that require the payment of additional rents based on the respective tenants sales volume (contingent or percentage rent) and substantially all contain provisions that require reimbursement of the tenants allocable real estate taxes, insurance and common area maintenance costs (CAM). Revenue based on percentage of tenants sales is recognized only after the tenant exceeds its sales breakpoint. Revenue from tenant reimbursements of taxes, CAM and insurance is recognized in the period that the applicable costs are incurred in accordance with the lease agreements.
We recognize gains or losses on sales of real estate in accordance with the Property, Plant and Equipment Topic of the FASB ASC. Profits are not recognized until (a) a sale has been consummated; (b) the buyers initial and continuing investments are adequate to demonstrate a commitment to pay for the property; (c) our receivable, if any, is not subject to future subordination; and (d) we have transferred to the buyer the usual risks and rewards of ownership, and we do not have a substantial continuing involvement with the property. The sales of income producing properties where we do not have a continuing involvement are presented in the discontinued operations section of our condensed consolidated statements of income.
We are engaged by certain joint ventures to provide asset management, property management, leasing and investing services for such ventures respective assets. We receive fees for our services, including a property management fee calculated as a percentage of gross revenues received, and recognize these fees as the services are rendered.
Share-based compensation expense charged against earnings is summarized as follows:
Earnings Per Share
Under the Earnings Per Share Topic of the FASB ASC, unvested share-based payment awards that entitle their holders to receive non-forfeitable dividends, such as our restricted stock awards, are classified as participating securities. As participating securities, our shares of restricted stock will be included in the calculation of basic and diluted earnings per share. Because the awards are considered participating securities under provisions of the Earnings Per Share Topic of the FASB ASC, we are required to apply the two-class method of computing basic and diluted earnings per share. The two-class method is an earnings allocation formula that treats a participating security as having rights to earnings that would otherwise have been available to common stockholders. Under the two-class method, earnings for the period are allocated between common stockholders and other security holders, based on their respective rights to receive dividends.
We invest in retail shopping centers through direct ownership or through joint ventures. It is our intent that all retail shopping centers will be owned or developed for investment purposes; however, we may decide to sell all or a portion of a development upon completion. Our revenue and net income are generated from the operation of our investment property. We also earn fees from third parties for services provided to manage and lease retail shopping centers owned through joint ventures or by third parties.
We review operating and financial data for each property on an individual basis; therefore, each of our individual properties is a separate operating segment. We have aggregated our operating segments into six reportable segments based primarily upon our method of internal reporting which classifies our operations by geographical area. Our reportable segments by geographical area are as follows: (1) South Florida including Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties; (2) North Florida including all of Florida north of Palm Beach County; (3) Southeast - including Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee; (4) Northeast including Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and Virginia; (5) West Coast including California and Arizona; and (6) Other/Non-retail which is comprised of our non-retail assets. Our segments as reported in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2012 are not consistent with our segments as reported in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011. We have divided our previously combined North Florida and Southeast region into two separate regions in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2012, as a result of a change in management responsibilities for the North Florida region during the period and corresponding changes in our internal reporting. These changes have been reflected in our segment disclosures for all periods presented herein.
Concentration of Credit Risk
A concentration of credit risk arises in our business when a national or regionally based tenant occupies a substantial amount of space in multiple properties owned by us. In that event, if the tenant suffers a significant downturn in its business, it may become unable to make its contractual rent payments to us, exposing us to potential losses in rental revenue, expense recoveries, and percentage rent. Further, the impact may be magnified if the tenant is renting space in multiple locations. Generally, we do not obtain security from our nationally-based or regionally-based tenants in support of their lease obligations to us. We regularly monitor our tenant base to assess potential concentrations of credit risk. As of March 31, 2012, Publix Super Markets is our largest tenant and accounted for approximately 1.9 million square feet, or approximately 10.4% of our gross leasable area, and approximately $14.8 million, or 6.4%, of our annual minimum rent. As of March 31, 2012, we had outstanding receivables from Publix Super Markets of approximately $202,000. No other tenant accounted for over 5% of our annual minimum rent.
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
In May 2011, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2011-04, Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820): Amendments to Achieve Common Fair Value Measurement and Disclosure Requirements in U.S. GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs). The guidance under ASU 2011-04 amends certain accounting and disclosure requirements related to fair value measurements to ensure that fair value has the same meaning in U.S. GAAP and in IFRS and that their respective fair value measurement and disclosure requirements are the same. This guidance contains certain updates to the measurement guidance as well as enhanced disclosure requirements. The most significant change in disclosures is an expansion of the information required for Level 3 measurements including enhanced disclosure for: (1) the valuation processes used by the reporting entity and (2) the sensitivity of the fair value measurement to changes in unobservable inputs and the interrelationships between those unobservable inputs, if any. This guidance is effective for interim and annual periods beginning on or after December 15, 2011. We have incorporated the required disclosures within this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q where deemed applicable and the adoption and implementation of this ASU did not have a material impact on our financial position or results of operations.
In June 2011, the FASB issued ASU No. 2011-05, Presentation of Comprehensive Income which revises the manner in which companies present comprehensive income. Under ASU No. 2011-05, companies may present comprehensive income, which is net income adjusted for the components of other comprehensive income, either in a single continuous statement of comprehensive income or by using two separate but consecutive statements. Regardless of the alternative chosen, companies must display adjustments for items reclassified from other comprehensive income into net income within the presentation of both net income and other comprehensive income. ASU 2011-05 is effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2011, on a retrospective basis. In December 2011, the FASB issued ASU No. 2011-12, Deferral of the Effective Date for Amendments to the Presentation of Reclassifications of Items Out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income in
ASU 2011-05. ASU 2011-12 defers the requirement that companies present reclassification adjustments for each component of accumulated other comprehensive income in both net income and other comprehensive income on the face of the financial statements. Reclassifications out of accumulated other comprehensive income are to be presented either on the face of the financial statement in which other comprehensive income is presented or disclosed in the notes to the financial statements. Reclassification adjustments into net income need not be presented during the deferral period. This action does not affect the requirement to present items of net income, other comprehensive income and total comprehensive income in a single continuous or two consecutive statements. We have incorporated the required disclosures within this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q where deemed applicable and the adoption and implementation of this ASU did not have an impact on our financial position or results of operations.
In September 2011, the FASB issued ASU No. 2011-08, Testing Goodwill for Impairment (the revised standard). Under ASU No. 2011-08 companies have the option to perform a qualitative assessment that may allow them to skip the annual two-step test and reduce costs. The guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2011 and earlier adoption is permitted. The adoption and implementation of this ASU did not have a material impact on our condensed consolidated results of operations and financial condition.
In December 2011, the FASB issued ASU No. 2011-10, Derecognition of in Substance Real Estate. The amendments in ASU 2011-10 resolve the diversity in practice about whether the guidance in Subtopic 360-20 applies to the derecognition of in substance real estate when the parent ceases to have a controlling financial interest (as described in Subtopic 810-10) in a subsidiary that is in substance real estate because of a default by the subsidiary on its nonrecourse debt. The guidance emphasizes that the accounting for such transactions is based on their substance rather than their form. The amendments in the ASU should be applied on a prospective basis to deconsolidation events occurring after the effective date. Prior periods should not be adjusted even if the reporting entity has continuing involvement with previously derecognized in substance real estate entities. The guidance is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning on or after June 15, 2012. We do not believe that the adoption of this ASU will have a material impact on our condensed consolidated results of operations and financial condition.
In December 2011, the FASB issued ASU No. 2011-11, Disclosures about Offsetting Assets and Liabilities. Under ASU 2011-11 disclosures are required to provide information to help reconcile differences in the offsetting requirements under U.S. GAAP and IFRS. The new disclosure requirements mandate that entities disclose both gross and net information about instruments and transactions eligible for offset in the statement of financial position as well as instruments and transactions subject to an agreement similar to a master netting arrangement. In addition, the ASU requires disclosure of collateral received and posted in connection with master netting agreements or similar arrangements. The guidance is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning on or after January 1, 2013. We do not believe that the adoption of this ASU will have a material impact on our condensed consolidated results of operations and financial condition.
The following table provides a summary of income producing property acquisition activity during the three months ended March 31, 2012:
During the three months ended March 31, 2012, we did not recognize any material measurement period adjustments related to prior year acquisitions. The purchase price and related accounting for Aventura Square, Culver Center, Danbury Green and Southbury Green are still within the measurement period and will be finalized after our valuation studies are complete.
In conjunction with the acquisition of Compo Acres, we entered into a reverse Section 1031 like-kind exchange agreement with a third party intermediary which is for a maximum of 180 days and allows us, for tax purposes, to defer gains on the sale of other properties identified and sold within this period. Until the earlier of termination of the exchange agreement or 180 days after the acquisition date, the third party intermediary is the legal owner of the property; however, we control the activities that most significantly impact the property and retain all of the economic benefits and risks associated with the property. Therefore, at the date of acquisition, we determined that we were the primary beneficiary of this VIE and consolidated the property and its operations as of the acquisition date noted above. As of March 31, 2012, legal ownership had been transferred to us by the qualified intermediary.
During the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, we expensed approximately $1.0 million and $2.3 million, respectively, of transaction-related costs in connection with completed or pending property acquisitions which are included in general and administrative costs in the condensed consolidated statements of income. The purchase price related to the 2012 acquisitions listed in the above table was funded by the use of our line of credit, cash on hand, proceeds from the term loan and proceeds from dispositions.
The following table provides a summary of disposition activity during the three months ended March 31, 2012:
As part of our strategy to upgrade and diversify our portfolio and recycle our existing capital, we evaluate opportunities to sell assets or otherwise contribute assets to existing or new joint ventures with third parties. If the market values of these assets are below their carrying values, it is possible that the disposition or contribution of these assets could result in impairments or other losses. Depending on the prevailing market conditions and historical carrying values, these impairments and losses could be material.
We report as discontinued operations, properties held-for-sale and operating properties sold in the current period. The results of these discontinued operations are included in a separate component of income/loss on the condensed consolidated statements of income under the caption discontinued operations. This reporting has resulted in certain reclassifications of financial statement amounts.
The components of income and expense relating to discontinued operations for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 are shown below. These include the results of operations through the date of each respective sale for properties sold during 2012 and 2011 and the operations for the applicable period for those assets classified as held for sale as of March 31, 2012:
Properties held for sale are recorded at the lower of the carrying amount or the expected sales price less costs to sell. The sale or disposal of a component of an entity is treated as discontinued operations. The operating properties sold by us typically meet the definition of a component of an entity and as such the revenues and expenses associated with sold properties are reclassified to discontinued operations for all periods presented. During the three months ended March 31, 2012, we recognized an impairment loss of $1.9 million related to a property held for sale based on a letter of intent executed on March 31, 2012. We did not recognize any impairment loss during the three months ended March 31, 2011.
As of March 31, 2012, our investments in and advances to unconsolidated joint ventures in the condensed consolidated balance sheets were composed of the following:
We recorded $188,000 of equity in losses of unconsolidated joint ventures for the three months ended March 31, 2012. Equity in income of unconsolidated joint ventures totaled approximately $366,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2011. Management fees and leasing fees paid to us associated with these joint ventures, which are included in management and leasing services revenue in the accompanying condensed consolidated statements of income, totaled approximately $700,000 and $74,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and $367,000 and $75,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2011, respectively.
New York Common Retirement Fund Joint Venture
In May 2011, we sold two operating properties, Country Walk Plaza in Miami, Florida and Veranda Shoppes in Plantation, Florida to a newly formed joint venture between us and the New York State Common Retirement Fund (NYCRF). In December 2011, the joint venture purchased an operating property located in Framingham, Massachusetts, for an aggregate purchase price of $23.2 million, which included the assumption of $10.4 million of mortgage debt.
On January 26, 2012, our NYCRF joint venture made an $18.5 million mortgage loan (the JV Loan) secured by a newly developed shopping center. The JV Loan bears interest at 6.25%, has a maturity of nine years and is pari passu with a $71.4 million mortgage loan (the Third Party Loan) provided by a third party lender. In addition to the JV Loan, we provided a mezzanine loan (the Mezzanine Loan) indirectly secured by the shopping center in the amount of $19.3 million. The Mezzanine Loan bears interest at 10.0% and has a maturity of nine years. During certain periods prior to January 26, 2014, the joint venture has an option to purchase the shopping center and during certain different periods the borrower has a put option to sell the shopping center to the joint venture, in each case for a formula based purchase price currently projected to be approximately $143.0 million, which is comprised of a predetermined fixed amount of $128.4 million and a variable amount to be derived from the minimum rent associated with a portion of the shopping center under development. In the event it acquires the shopping center, the joint venture is required to immediately repay the Mezzanine Loan. If certain events of default occur under the Third Party Loan, the JV Loan will become subordinate to such Third Party Loan. In that case, we will be obligated to purchase the JV Loan at par plus accrued interest. In addition, if the put and call options expire unexercised, the JV Loan will become subordinate to the Third Party Loan and we will be required to purchase the JV Loan at par plus accrued interest. We have determined that the entities holding direct and indirect interests in the shopping center are VIEs. However, in relation to the VIE in which we hold a variable interest, we are not the primary beneficiary as we do not have the power to direct the activities that most significantly impact the VIEs economic performance.
NYCRF holds a 70% interest in the joint venture and we own a 30% interest. We perform the day to day accounting and property management functions for the joint venture and, as such, earn a management fee for the services provided. Our ownership interest in this joint venture is accounted for under the equity method.
Included within our consolidated operating properties at March 31, 2012 are two consolidated joint venture properties, Danbury Green and Southbury Green, that are held through VIEs and for which we are the primary beneficiary. These entities have been established to own and operate real estate property. Our involvement with these entities is through our majority ownership of the properties. These entities were deemed VIEs primarily because they may not have sufficient equity at risk for them to finance their activities without additional subordinated financial support from other parties. Specifically, with respect to the VIEs holding the Danbury Green and Southbury Green properties, we determined that the interests held by the other equity investors were not equity investments at risk pursuant to the Consolidation Topic of the FASB ASC and also gave consideration to the maturity of certain debt obligations of the entities. We determined that we are the primary beneficiary of these VIEs as a result of our having the power to direct the activities that most significantly impact their economic performance and the obligation to absorb losses, as well as the right to receive benefits, that could be potentially significant to the VIEs.
At March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, the total assets of the VIE which owns Danbury Green and Southbury Green was approximately $109.0 million and $109.2 million, respectively. These assets can only be used to settle obligations of the VIE. At March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, the liabilities of the VIE which owns Danbury Green and Southbury Green of $61.5 million and $61.9 million, respectively, include third party liabilities for which the creditors or beneficial interest holders do not have recourse against us other than for customary environmental indemnifications and non-recourse carve-outs. The classification of these assets is primarily within real estate and the classification of liabilities is primarily within mortgages payable and redeemable and nonredeemable noncontrolling interests in the condensed consolidated balance sheets (as discussed further in Note 13).
Included within our consolidated operating properties at December 31, 2011, in addition to Danbury Green and Southbury Green, was one consolidated property, 90-30 Metropolitan Avenue, which was held at the time by a qualified intermediary. As of March 31, 2012, legal ownership had been transferred to us by the qualified intermediary, and as such it is no longer considered a VIE.
At March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, total assets of these VIEs were approximately $109.0 million and $138.2 million, respectively, and total liabilities were approximately $61.5 million and $62.4 million, respectively, including non-recourse mortgage debt of $45.7 million at both March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011.
The majority of the operations of these VIEs are funded with cash flows generated from the properties. We have not provided financial support to any of these VIEs that we were not previously contractually required to provide; our contractual commitments consist primarily of funding any capital expenditures, including tenant improvements, which are deemed necessary to continue to operate the entity and any operating cash shortfalls that the entity may experience. Costs are funded with capital contributions from us and the outside partners in accordance with our respective ownership percentages.
On July 5, 2011, we invested in a $45.0 million junior mezzanine loan indirectly secured by a portfolio of seven California shopping centers which had an aggregate appraised value of approximately $272.0 million at the time we acquired the mezzanine loan. This mezzanine loan is subordinated in right of payment to a $120.0 million mortgage loan and a $60.0 million senior mezzanine loan, matures on July 9, 2013 subject to the borrowers ability to extend the maturity date for three additional one-year periods, and bears interest at 8.46% per annum plus one month LIBOR (subject to a 0.75% per annum LIBOR floor). At March 31, 2012, the mezzanine loan bore interest of 9.21%. We capitalized $108,000 in net fees paid relating to the acquisition of this loan and are amortizing these amounts against interest income over the initial two-year term. As of March 31, 2012, the loan was performing, and the carrying amount of the loan was $45.3 million. This carrying amount also reflects our maximum exposure to loss related to this investment. At inception and as of March 31, 2012, we had and continue to have the ability and intention to hold this mezzanine loan to maturity.
On January 26, 2012, we invested in a $19.3 million mezzanine loan indirectly secured by a newly developed shopping center. This mezzanine financing bears interest at 10.0% and has a maturity of nine years (see Note 5 for further details). As of March 31, 2012, the loan was performing, and the carrying amount of the loan was $19.4 million. As discussed in Note 5 above, if certain events of default occur under the Third Party Loan, the JV Loan of $18.5 million will become subordinate to it. In that case, we will be obligated to purchase the JV Loan at par plus accrued interest. In addition, if the put and call options expire unexercised, the JV Loan will become subordinate to the Third Party Loan and we will be required to purchase the JV Loan at par plus accrued interest. As a result of these conditions, in the event of default, our maximum exposure to loss related to this investment includes the carrying amount of the $19.3 million mezzanine loan, the $18.5 million JV Loan we would be obligated to purchase, as well as our 30% share of any potential losses or liability incurred by the joint venture as a result of any default. At inception and as of March 31, 2012, we had and continue to have the ability to hold this mezzanine loan to maturity. While we do not intend to sell the mezzanine loan, the joint venture may acquire the shopping center and repay our mezzanine loan prior to maturity; however, we believe that we will recover our cost basis and as such we continue to classify this investment as held to maturity.
The following table provides a summary of goodwill activity in the condensed consolidated balance sheets:
The following table presents goodwill by segment:
The following is a summary of the composition of the other assets in the condensed consolidated balance sheets:
Mortgage Notes Payable
The following table is a summary of our mortgage notes payable balances in the condensed consolidated balance sheets:
Included in liabilities associated with assets held for sale are mortgage notes payable of $27.3 million at December 31, 2011, with a weighted average interest rate of 5.39%. There were no mortgage notes payable associated with assets held for sale at March 31, 2012.
During the three months ended March 31, 2012, we prepaid $1.0 million in mortgage loans with a weighted-average interest rate of 6.75%. During the three months ended March 31, 2011, we prepaid $31.0 million in mortgage loans with a weighted-average interest rate of 7.18%.
Unsecured Senior Notes
Our outstanding unsecured senior notes payable in the condensed consolidated balance sheets consisted of the following:
On January 23, 2012, we repaid the $10.0 million principal amount of 7.84% unsecured senior notes.
The indentures under which our unsecured senior notes were issued have several covenants which limit our ability to incur debt, require us to maintain an unencumbered asset to unencumbered debt ratio above a specified level and limit our ability to consolidate, sell, lease, or convey substantially all of our assets to, or merge with, any other entity. These notes have also been guaranteed by many of our subsidiaries. At March 31, 2012, we were in compliance with each of these financial restrictions and requirements.
Unsecured Revolving Credit Facilities
Our primary credit facility is with a syndicate of banks and provides $575.0 million of unsecured revolving credit. The facility bears interest at applicable LIBOR plus a margin of 1.00% to 1.85%, depending on the credit ratings of our senior unsecured
notes. The facility also includes a facility fee applicable to the aggregate lending commitments thereunder which varies from 0.175% to 0.450% per annum depending on the credit ratings of our senior unsecured notes. Based on our credit ratings at March 31, 2012, the interest rate margin applicable to amounts outstanding under the facility is 1.55% per annum and the facility fee is 0.30% per annum. The facility includes a competitive bid option which allows us to conduct auctions among the participating banks for borrowings at any one time outstanding up to 50% of the lender commitments, a $50.0 million swing line facility for short term borrowings, a $50.0 million letter of credit commitment and a $61.3 million multicurrency subfacility. The facility expires on September 30, 2015, with a one year extension at our option. The facility contains a number of customary restrictions on our business, including restrictions on our ability to make certain investments, and also includes various financial covenants, including a minimum tangible net worth requirement, maximum unencumbered and total leverage ratios, a maximum secured indebtedness ratio, a minimum fixed charge coverage ratio and a minimum unencumbered interest coverage ratio. The facility also contains customary affirmative covenants and events of default, including a cross default to our other material indebtedness and the occurrence of a change of control. If a material default under the facility were to arise, our ability to pay dividends is limited to the amount necessary to maintain our status as a REIT unless the default is a payment default or bankruptcy event in which case we are prohibited from paying any dividends. As of March 31, 2012, we had drawn approximately $42.0 million against the facility, which bore interest at 1.80%. As of December 31, 2011, we had drawn approximately $138.0 million against the facility, which bore interest at 1.85%.
We also have a $15.0 million unsecured credit facility with City National Bank of Florida, for which there was no outstanding balance as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011. This facility provides for the issuance of up to $15.0 million in outstanding letters of credit. The facility bears interest at the rate of LIBOR plus 1.40% and expires on August 8, 2012.
As of March 31, 2012, the maximum availability under these credit facilities was approximately $442.8 million, net of outstanding letters of credit and subject to the covenants in the loan agreements.
Term Loan and Interest Rate Swaps
On February 13, 2012, we entered into an unsecured term loan in the principal amount of $200.0 million with a maturity date of February 13, 2019. At our request and upon identification of interested lenders, the principal amount of the term loan may be increased up to an aggregate of $250.0 million. Borrowings under the term loan will bear interest, at our option, at the base rate or one month, two month, three month or six month LIBOR, in each case plus a margin of 1.500% to 2.350% depending on the credit ratings of our senior unsecured long term debt, which margin is currently 1.900%. The loan agreement also calls for other customary fees and charges. The loan agreement contains customary restrictions on our business, financial and affirmative covenants, events of default and remedies which are generally the same as those provided in our $575.0 million unsecured revolving credit facility. In connection with the closing, we entered into interest rate swaps to convert the LIBOR rate to a fixed interest rate, providing an effective fixed interest rate under the loan agreement of 3.46% per annum based on the current credit ratings of our senior unsecured notes. The swaps are designated and qualified as cash flow hedges and have been recorded at fair value. The swap agreements mature on February 13, 2019. At March 31, 2012, the interest rate swaps had a fair value of $975,000, which is included in other assets on our condensed consolidated balance sheet.
The following is a summary of the composition of other liabilities in the condensed consolidated balance sheets:
We elected to be taxed as a REIT under the Code, commencing with our taxable year ended December 31, 1995. To qualify as a REIT, we must meet a number of organizational and operational requirements, including a requirement that we currently distribute at least 90% of our REIT taxable income to our stockholders. The difference between net income available to common stockholders for financial reporting purposes and taxable income before dividend deductions relates primarily to temporary differences, such as real estate depreciation and amortization, deduction of deferred compensation and deferral of gains on sold properties utilizing like kind exchanges. Also, at least 95% of our gross income in any year must be derived from
qualifying sources. It is our intention to adhere to these requirements and maintain our REIT status. As a REIT, we generally will not be subject to corporate level federal income tax, provided that distributions to our stockholders equal at least the amount of our REIT taxable income as defined under the Code. If we fail to qualify as a REIT in any taxable year, we will be subject to federal income taxes at regular corporate rates (including any applicable alternative minimum tax) and may not be able to qualify as a REIT for four subsequent taxable years. Even if we qualify for taxation as a REIT, we may be subject to state income or franchise taxes in certain states in which some of our properties are located and excise taxes on our undistributed taxable income. We are required to pay U.S. federal and state income taxes on our net taxable income, if any, from the activities conducted by our taxable REIT subsidiaries (TRSs). Accordingly, the only provision for federal income taxes in our condensed consolidated financial statements relates to our consolidated TRSs.
We recorded an income tax benefit from continuing operations during the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 of approximately $46,000 and $133,000, respectively. These benefits are primarily attributable to the net operating losses generated by DIM Vastgoed, N.V. (DIM), a Dutch company in which we acquired a controlling interest in the first quarter of 2009, offset by taxable income generated by IRT Capital Corporation II (IRT). We recorded an income tax benefit from discontinued operations of approximately $432,000 during the three months ended March 31, 2011. There was no income tax benefit from discontinued operations recorded during the three months ended March 31, 2012. The tax benefit recorded related to discontinued operations for the three months ended March 31, 2011 is primarily attributable to the reversal of a deferred tax liability associated with properties held for sale by DIM and IRT and, to a lesser extent, by net operating losses. Although DIM is organized under the laws of the Netherlands, it pays U.S. corporate income tax based on its operations in the United States. Pursuant to the tax treaty between the U.S. and the Netherlands, DIM is entitled to the avoidance of double taxation on its U.S. income. Thus, it pays virtually no taxes in the Netherlands. As of March 31, 2012, DIM had federal and state net operating loss carry forwards of approximately $6.2 million and $9.5 million, respectively. These carry forwards begin to expire in 2027.
Further, we believe that we have appropriate support for the tax positions taken on our tax returns and that our accruals for the tax liabilities are adequate for all years still subject to tax audit after 2007.
Noncontrolling interest represents the portion of equity that we do not own in those entities that we consolidate. We account for and report our noncontrolling interest in accordance with the provisions under the Consolidation Topic of the FASB ASC.
The following is a summary of the noncontrolling interests of our consolidated entities in the condensed consolidated balance sheets:
We are involved in the following investment activities in which we have a controlling interest:
On January 1, 1999, Equity One (Walden Woods) Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of ours, formed a limited partnership as a general partner. Walden Woods Village, an income producing shopping center, was contributed by its owners (the Noncontrolling Partners), and we contributed 93,656 shares of our common stock to the limited partnership at an agreed-upon price of $10.30 per share. Under the terms of the agreement, the Noncontrolling Partners do not share in any earnings of the partnership, except to the extent of dividends received by the partnership for the shares originally contributed by us. Based on the per-share price and the net value of property contributed by the Noncontrolling Partners, the limited partners received 93,656 partnership units. We have entered into a redemption agreement with the Noncontrolling Partners whereby the Noncontrolling Partners can request that we purchase their partnership units at a price of $10.30 per unit at any time before January 1, 2014. In accordance with the Distinguishing Liabilities subtopic from the Equity Topic of the FASB ASC, the value of the redeemable noncontrolling interest of $989,000 is included in the mezzanine section of our condensed consolidated balance sheet, separate from permanent equity, until the earlier of January 1, 2014 or upon election by the Noncontrolling Partners to redeem their partnership units. We have also entered into a conversion agreement with the Noncontrolling Partners pursuant to which, following notice, the Noncontrolling Partners can convert their partnership units into our common stock. The Noncontrolling Partners have not exercised their redemption or conversion rights, and their noncontrolling interest remains valued at $989,000 at March 31, 2012.
Two of our joint ventures in which we have a controlling interest, together, own our Sunlake development project. We have funded all of the acquisition costs, are required to fund any necessary development and operating costs, receive an 8% preferred return on our advances, have reimbursement rights of all capital outlays upon disposition of the property, and are entitled to 60% of the profits thereafter. The minority partners are not required to make contributions and, to date, have not contributed any capital. Noncontrolling interest will not be recorded until the equity in the property surpasses our capital expenditures and cumulative preferred return.
On January 14, 2009, we acquired a controlling interest in DIM which required us to consolidate DIMs results as of the acquisition date. Upon consolidation, we recorded $25.8 million of noncontrolling interest which represented the fair value of the portion of DIMs equity that we did not own upon acquisition. Subsequent changes to the noncontrolling interest in equity result from the allocation of losses, and additional shares purchased from the noncontrolling interests. Our ownership in DIM as of March 31, 2012 was 97.8%.
In December 2010, we acquired controlling interests in three joint ventures with Vestar which required us to consolidate their results as of the acquisition date. With respect to two of these joint ventures, $602,000 and $609,000 of noncontrolling interest is recorded in permanent equity in our condensed consolidated balance sheets at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively. The third joint venture with Vestar, which owns a property in Arizona and in which we have a 90% interest, contains certain provisions which may require us to redeem the noncontrolling interest at fair market value at Vestars option, beginning on the fifth anniversary of the venture. Due to the redemption feature, we have recorded the $2.8 million of noncontrolling interest associated with this venture in the mezzanine section of our condensed consolidated balance sheets at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, which approximates redemption value. The carrying amount of Vestars redeemable noncontrolling interest will be increased by periodic accretions, which shall be recognized against paid-in capital, such that the carrying amount of the noncontrolling interest will equal the mandatory redemption amount.
We acquired a controlling interest in CapCo on January 4, 2011 which required us to consolidate CapCos results as of the acquisition date. We recorded $206.1 million of noncontrolling interest upon consolidation, which represented the fair value of the portion of CapCos equity that we did not own upon acquisition. The $206.1 million of noncontrolling interest is reflected in the equity section of our condensed consolidated balance sheet as permanent equity at March 31, 2012. Since LIH, the noncontrolling party, only participates in the earnings of CapCo to the extent of dividends declared on our common stock and considering that dividends are generally declared and paid in the same quarter, subsequent changes to the noncontrolling interest will only occur if dividends are declared but not paid, or if we acquire all or a portion of LIHs interest or if its LLC shares in CapCo are converted into our common stock.
In October 2011, we acquired a 60% controlling interest in two VIEs, Danbury 6 Associates LLC and Southbury 84 Associates LLC. We determined that we are the primary beneficiary of these entities and, accordingly, we consolidated their results as of the acquisition date. Upon consolidation, we recorded $19.0 million of noncontrolling interest which represented the estimated fair value of the preferred equity interests which are entitled to a cumulative 5% annual preferred return, held by the noncontrolling interest holders. The operating agreements contain certain provisions that may require us to redeem the noncontrolling interest at the balance of their contributed capital as adjusted for unpaid preferred returns due to them pursuant to the operating agreements. The provisions are exercisable at the earlier of the partners death or at any time after the fifth
anniversary of the acquisition closing until the tenth anniversary of the acquisition closing. Due to the redemption feature, we have recorded the $19.0 million of noncontrolling interest associated with this venture in the mezzanine section of our condensed consolidated balance sheet at March 31, 2012, which approximates redemption value. Together with our valuation advisors, we are in the process of determining the fair market value of the redeemable noncontrolling interests as of the acquisition date, and thus, the accounting for these business combinations has not yet been finalized. The carrying amount of the redeemable noncontrolling interest is increased by periodic accretions of a preferred return of 5%, and will be decreased by payments made to the noncontrolling partner which shall be recognized as income attributable to the noncontrolling interest holders for the period, such that the carrying amount of the noncontrolling interest will equal the mandatory redemption amount. Income attributable to the noncontrolling interest holders and amounts paid to them during the three months ended March 31, 2012 were both $236,000.
At the closing of the CapCo acquisition on January 4, 2011, LIH contributed all of the outstanding shares of CapCos common stock to a joint venture between us and LIH in exchange for approximately 11.4 million Class A joint venture shares. The Class A joint venture shares are redeemable by the joint venture upon LIHs option until the tenth anniversary of the closing of the CapCo transaction for cash or, solely at our option, shares of our common stock on a one-for-one basis, subject to certain adjustments. Also in connection with the CapCo acquisition on January 4, 2011, LIH transferred and assigned to us an outstanding promissory note of CapCo in the amount of $67.0 million in exchange for approximately 4.1 million shares of our common stock and one share of a newly-established class of our capital stock, Class A common stock, that (i) was convertible into 10,000 shares of our common stock in certain circumstances, and (ii) subject to certain limitations, entitled LIH to voting rights with respect to a number of shares of our common stock determined with reference to the number of joint venture shares held by LIH from time to time. Effective June 29, 2011, the one share of Class A common stock was converted in accordance with its terms into 10,000 shares of our common stock.
In connection with the closing of the CapCo transaction in 2011, we also executed a Registration and Liquidity Rights Agreement between us and LIH pursuant to which we agreed to register the approximately 4.1 million shares of our common stock received by LIH in the transaction and the approximately 11.4 million shares of our common stock issuable if we exercise our right to pay for the redemption of LIHs joint venture units with shares of our common stock. On March 9, 2012, LIH sold the approximately 4.1 million shares of our common stock issued in exchange for the CapCo note and upon conversion of the Class A common stock pursuant to a registered public offering. Pursuant to the Registration and Liquidity Rights Agreement, we paid all of the expenses of the offering other than underwriting discounts and legal expenses of counsel to LIH, which amounted to $160,000 and are included in general and administrative expenses in the accompanying condensed consolidated statement of income for the three months ended March 31, 2012.
Earnings per Share
The following summarizes the calculation of basic EPS and provides a reconciliation of the amounts of net income available to common stockholders and shares of common stock used in calculating basic EPS:
The following summarizes the calculation of diluted EPS and provides a reconciliation of the amounts of net income available to common stockholders and shares of common stock used in calculating diluted EPS:
The computation of diluted EPS for both the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 did not include 2.0 million and 1.9 million shares of common stock, respectively, issuable upon the exercises of outstanding options, at prices ranging from $19.07 to $26.66 and $18.88 to $26.66, respectively, because the option prices were greater than the average market prices of our common shares during these respective periods. The computation of diluted EPS for the three months ended March 31, 2012 did not include the 11.4 million units held by LIH which are convertible into our common stock. The LIH shares are redeemable for cash or, solely at our option, our common stock on a one-for-one basis, subject to certain adjustments. These convertible units are not included in the diluted weighted average share count because their inclusion is anti-dilutive.
The Amended and Restated Equity One 2000 Executive Incentive Compensation Plan (the 2000 Plan) provides for grants of stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock, and deferred stock, other stock-related awards and performance or annual incentive awards that may be settled in cash, stock or other property. The persons eligible to receive an award under the 2000 Plan are our officers, directors, employees and independent contractors. Following an amendment to the 2000 Plan, approved by our stockholders on May 2, 2011, the total number of shares of common stock that may be issued under the 2000 Plan is 13.5 million shares, plus (i) the number of shares with respect to which options previously granted under the 2000 Plan terminate without being exercised, and (ii) the number of shares that are surrendered in payment of the exercise price for any awards or any tax withholding requirements. The 2000 Plan will terminate on the earlier of July 28, 2021 or the date on which all shares reserved for issuance under the 2000 Plan have been issued. As of March 31, 2012, 5.0 million shares were available for issuance under the 2000 Plan.
Options and Restricted Stock
As of March 31, 2012, we have stock options and restricted stock outstanding under the 2000 Plan. In addition, in connection with the initial employment in 2006 of Jeffrey S. Olson, our Chief Executive Officer, we issued Mr. Olson options to purchase 364,660 shares of common stock.
The term of each award is determined by our compensation committee, but in no event can be longer than ten years from the date of grant. The vesting of the awards is determined by the committee, in its sole and absolute discretion, at the date of grant of the award. Dividends are paid on certain shares of non-vested restricted stock, which makes the restricted stock a participating security under the Earnings Per Share Topic of the FASB ASC. Certain options, restricted stock and other share awards provide for accelerated vesting if there is a change in control, as defined in the 2000 Plan.
The fair value of each option is estimated on the date of grant using the Black-Scholes-Merton option-pricing model. Expected volatilities, dividend yields, employee exercises and employee forfeitures are primarily based on historical data. The risk-free interest rate is based on the U.S. Treasury yield curve in effect at the time of grant. We measure compensation expense for restricted stock awards based on the fair value of our common stock at the date of the grant and charge to expense such amounts ratably over the vesting period. For grants with a graded vesting schedule, we have elected to recognize compensation expense on a straight-line basis. We use the shortcut method described in the Share Compensation Topic of the FASB ASC for determining the expected life used in the valuation method.
The following table presents stock option activity during the three months ended March 31, 2012:
Restricted Stock Grants
The following table presents information regarding restricted stock activity during the three months ended March 31, 2012:
Our compensation committee grants restricted stock to our officers, directors, and other employees. Vesting periods for the restricted stock are determined by our compensation committee. We measure compensation costs for restricted stock awards based on the fair value of our common stock at the date of the grant and expense such amounts ratably over the vesting period.
During the three months ended March 31, 2012, we granted 64,742 shares of restricted stock that are subject to forfeiture and vest over periods from 0 to 3 years. The total vesting-date value of the 67,126 shares of restricted stock that vested during the three months ended March 31, 2012 was $1.2 million.
As of March 31, 2012, we had $15.9 million of total unrecognized compensation expense related to unvested and restricted share-based payment arrangements (unvested options and restricted shares) granted under the 2000 Plan. This expense is expected to be recognized over a weighted-average period of 2.6 years.
We invest in retail shopping centers through direct ownership or through joint ventures. It is our intent that all retail shopping centers will be owned or developed for investment purposes; however, we may decide to sell all or a portion of a development upon completion. Our revenue and net income are generated from the operation of our investment portfolio. We also earn fees from third parties for services provided to manage and lease retail shopping centers owned through joint ventures or by third parties.
We review operating and financial data for each property on an individual basis; therefore each of our individual properties is a separate operating segment. We have aggregated our operating segments in six reportable segments based primarily upon our method of internal reporting which classifies our operations by geographical area. Our reportable segments by geographical area are as follows: (1) South Florida including Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties; (2) North Florida including all of Florida north of Palm Beach County; (3) Southeast including Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee; (4) Northeast including Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and Virginia; (5) West Coast including California and Arizona; and (6) Other/Non-retail which is comprised of our non-retail assets. Our segments as reported in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2012 are not consistent with our segments as reported in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011. We have divided our previously combined North Florida and Southeast region into two separate regions in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2012, as a result of a change in management responsibilities for the North Florida region during the period and corresponding changes in our internal reporting. These changes have been reflected in our segment disclosures for all periods presented herein.
The accounting policies of the segments are the same as those described in the summary of significant accounting policies in Note 2 above.
We assess a segments performance based on net operating income (NOI). NOI excludes interest and other income, acquisition costs, general and administrative expenses, interest expense, depreciation and amortization expense, gains (losses) from extinguishments of debt, income (loss) of unconsolidated joint ventures, gains on sales of real estate, impairments, and noncontrolling interests. NOI is a non-GAAP financial measure. The most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is income from continuing operations before tax and discontinued operations, which, to calculate NOI, is adjusted to add back amortization of deferred financing fees, rental property depreciation and amortization, interest expense, impairment losses, general and administrative expense, and to exclude revenues earned from management and leasing services, straight line rent adjustments, accretion of below market lease intangibles (net), gain on sale of real estate, equity in income (loss) of unconsolidated joint ventures, gain on bargain purchase and acquisition of controlling interest in subsidiary, gain (loss) on extinguishment of debt and investment income, and other income. NOI includes management fee expense recorded at each operating segment based on a percentage of revenue which is eliminated in consolidation. We use NOI internally as a performance measure and believe NOI provides useful information to investors regarding our financial condition and results of operations because it reflects only those income and expense items that are incurred at the property level. Therefore, we believe NOI is a useful measure for evaluating the operating performance of our real estate assets. NOI presented by us may not be comparable to NOI reported by other REITs that define NOI differently. We believe that in order to facilitate a clear understanding of our operating results, NOI should be examined in conjunction with income from continuing operations before tax and discontinued operations as presented in our condensed consolidated financial statements. NOI should not be considered as an alternative to net income attributable to Equity One, Inc. as an indication of our performance or to cash flows as a measure of liquidity or our ability to make distributions. We consider NOI to be an appropriate supplemental measure to net income because it helps both investors and management to understand the core operations of our properties.
The following table sets forth the financial information relating to our continuing operations presented by segments and includes a reconciliation of NOI to income from continuing operations before tax and discontinued operations, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure:
Prior year assets by segment have been reclassified to conform to current year segment presentation.
As of March 31, 2012, we had pledged letters of credit having an aggregate face amount of $3.7 million as additional security for financial and other obligations.
As of March 31, 2012, we have invested an aggregate of approximately $105.0 million in development or redevelopment projects at various stages of completion and anticipate that these projects will require an additional $77.7 million to complete, based on our current plans and estimates, which we anticipate will be expended over the next two years. These obligations, comprising principally construction contracts, are generally due as the work is performed and are expected to be financed by the funds available under our credit facilities, proceeds from the issuance of additional debt or equity securities, capital from institutional partners that desire to form joint venture relationships with us and proceeds from property dispositions.
We are subject to litigation in the normal course of business. However, we do not believe that any of the litigation outstanding as of March 31, 2012 will have a material adverse effect on our financial condition, results of operations or cash flows. During the quarter ended March 31, 2012, we recorded $525,000, which is included in property operating expenses in the accompanying condensed consolidated statement of income, related to litigation that was settled as of March 31, 2012.
At March 31, 2012, we are obligated under non-cancellable operating leases for office space, equipment rentals and ground leases on certain of our properties. At March 31, 2012, minimum annual payments under non-cancellable operating leases are as follows:
We are subject to numerous environmental laws and regulations. The operation of dry cleaning and gas station facilities at our shopping centers are the principal environmental concerns. We require that the tenants who operate these facilities do so in material compliance with current laws and regulations and we have established procedures to monitor their operations. Where available, we have applied and been accepted into state sponsored environmental programs. Several properties in the portfolio will require or are currently undergoing varying levels of environmental remediation; however, we have environmental insurance policies covering most of our properties which limits our exposure to some of these conditions. Management believes that the ultimate disposition of currently known environmental matters will not have a material effect on our financial position, liquidity or operations.
Fair Value Hierarchy
The Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures Topic of FASB ASC requires the categorization of financial assets and liabilities, based on the inputs to the valuation technique, into a three-level fair value hierarchy. The fair value hierarchy gives the highest priority to the quoted prices in active markets for identical assets and liabilities and lowest priority to unobservable inputs. The various levels of the fair value hierarchy are described as follows:
The Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures Topic of FASB ASC requires the use of observable market data, when available, in making fair value measurements. When inputs used to measure fair value fall within different levels of the hierarchy, the level within which the fair value measurement is categorized is based on the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement.
Recurring Fair Value Measurements
As of March 31, 2012, we have interest rate swap agreements with a notional amount of $200.0 million that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis. The fair value of our swaps at March 31, 2012 was an asset of $975,000 and is included in other assets on our condensed consolidated balance sheets. The change in valuation on our interest rate swaps was $975,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 and is included in accumulated other comprehensive income. The fair value of the interest rate swaps is based on the estimated amount we would receive or pay to terminate the contract at the reporting date and is determined using interest rate pricing models and observable inputs. The interest rate swap is classified within Level 2 of the valuation hierarchy.
The following table presents our hierarchy for those assets measured and recorded at fair value on a recurring basis as of March 31, 2012:
We held no assets or liabilities that were required to be measured on a recurring basis at fair value as of December 31, 2011.
Interest rate swap - The valuation of interest rate swaps is determined using widely accepted valuation techniques, including discounted cash flow analysis on the expected cash flows of the derivative financial instrument. This analysis reflects the contractual terms of the derivative, including the period to maturity, and uses observable market-based inputs, including interest
rate market data and implied volatilities in such interest rates. While it was determined that the majority of the inputs used to value the derivatives fall within Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy under authoritative accounting guidance, the credit valuation adjustments associated with the derivatives also utilize Level 3 inputs, such as estimates of current credit spreads to evaluate the likelihood of default. However, as of March 31, 2012, the significance of the impact of the credit valuation adjustments on the overall valuation of the derivative financial instruments was assessed and it was determined that these adjustments are not significant to the overall valuation of the derivative financial instruments. As a result, it was determined that the derivative financial instruments in their entirety are classified in Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy. The unrealized gain of $975,000 included in other comprehensive income (OCI) is attributable to the net change in unrealized gains or losses related to the interest rate swaps that remain outstanding at March 31, 2012, none of which were reported in the condensed consolidated statements of income because they are documented and qualify as hedging instruments.
Long term incentive plan - We have a long-term incentive plan for four of our executives based on our total shareholder return versus returns for five of our peer companies. The fair value of this plan is determined using the average trial-specific value of the awards eligible for grant under the plan based upon a Monte Carlo simulation model. This model considers various assumptions, including time value, volatility factors, current market and contractual prices as well as projected future market prices for our common stock as well as common stock of our peer companies over the performance period. Substantially all of these assumptions are observable in the marketplace throughout the full term of the plan, can be derived from observable data or are supported by observable levels at which transactions are executed in the marketplace.
Non-Recurring Fair Value Measurements
We perform annual, or more frequent in certain circumstances, impairment tests of our goodwill. Impairments, if any, result from values established by Level 3 valuations. We estimate the fair value of the reporting unit using discounted projected future cash flows, which approximate a current sales price. If the results of this analysis indicate that the carrying value of the reporting unit exceeds its fair value, impairment is recorded to reduce the carrying value to fair value. We did not recognize any goodwill impairment losses during the three months ended March 31, 2012 and March 31, 2011.
On a non-recurring basis, we evaluate the carrying value of investment property and investments in and advances to joint ventures, when events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value may not be recoverable. Impairments, if any, result from values established by Level 3 valuations. The carrying value is considered impaired when the total projected undiscounted cash flows from such asset is separately identifiable and is less than its carrying value. In that event, a loss is recognized based on the amount by which the carrying value exceeds the fair value of the asset as determined by purchase price offers or by discounted cash flows using the income or market approach. These cash flows were comprised of unobservable inputs which included contractual rental revenues and forecasted rental revenues and expenses based upon market conditions and expectations for growth. Capitalization rates and discount rates utilized in these models were based upon observable rates that we believed to be within a reasonable range of current market rates for the respective properties. Based on these inputs, we determined that the valuation of these investments was classified within Level 3 of the fair value hierarchy. During the three months ended March 31, 2012, we did not record any impairments related to operating properties, land parcels held for development, and investments in and advances to unconsolidated joint ventures.
Additionally, during the three months ended March 31, 2012, we recognized a $1.9 million impairment loss on a property held for sale based on the expected sales price as determined by an executed letter of intent. We determined that the valuation of this property was classified within Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy.
The estimated fair values of financial instruments have been determined by us using available market information and appropriate valuation methods. Considerable judgment is required in interpreting market data to develop the estimates of fair value. Accordingly, the estimates presented herein are not necessarily indicative of the amounts that we could realize in a current market exchange. The use of different market assumptions and/or estimation methods may have a material effect on the estimated fair value amounts. We have used the following market assumptions and/or estimation methods:
Cash and Cash Equivalents and Accounts and Other Receivables (classified within levels 1, 2 and 3 of the valuation hierarchy) The carrying amounts reported in the balance sheets for these financial instruments approximate fair value because of their short maturities.
Mezzanine Loans Receivable (classified within Level 2 of the valuation hierarchy) The fair value estimated at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011 was $63.0 million and $45.0 million, respectively. The fair value is estimated by using a discounted
cash flow analysis based on the current interest rates at which similar loans would be made. The carrying amount of these mezzanine loans receivable, including accrued interest, was approximately $64.7 million and $45.3 million at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively.
Mortgage Notes Payable (classified within Level 2 of the valuation hierarchy) The fair value estimated at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011 was $516.5 million and $545.6 million, respectively, calculated based on the net present value of payments over the term of the loans using estimated market rates for similar mortgage loans and remaining terms. The carrying amount of these notes, including notes associated with properties held for sale, was approximately $478.1 million and $509.6 million at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively.
Unsecured Senior Notes Payable (classified within Level 2 of the valuation hierarchy) The fair value estimated at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011 was $739.0 million and $725.9 million, respectively, calculated based on the net present value of payments over the terms of the notes using estimated market rates for similar notes and remaining terms. The carrying amount of these notes was approximately $678.9 million and $688.8 million at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively.
Term Loan (classified within Level 2 of the valuation hierarchy) The fair value estimated at March 31, 2012 was $187.6 million, calculated based on the net present value of payments over the term of the loan using estimated market rates for similar notes and remaining terms. The carrying amount of this loan was approximately $200.0 million at March 31, 2012. The loan was entered into in the first quarter of 2012.
The fair market value calculation of our debt as of March 31, 2012 includes assumptions as to the effects that prevailing market conditions would have on existing secured or unsecured debt. The calculation uses a market rate spread over the risk free interest rate. This spread is determined by using the weighted average life to maturity coupled with loan-to-value considerations of the respective debt. Once determined, this market rate is used to discount the remaining debt service payments in an attempt to reflect the present value of this stream of cash flows. While the determination of the appropriate market rate is subjective in nature, recent market data gathered suggest that the composite rates used for mortgages and senior notes are consistent with current market trends.
Interest Rate Swap Agreements (classified within Level 2 of the valuation hierarchy) The fair value of our interest rate swaps at March 31, 2012 was an asset of $975,000. See Note 19 above for a discussion of the method used to value the interest rate swaps.
Mandatorily Redeemable Noncontrolling Interests (classified within Level 3 of the valuation hierarchy) The carrying amount of the mandatorily redeemable noncontrolling interests of $22.7 million and $22.8 million at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively, approximates their fair value. The valuation method used to estimate fair value of mandatorily redeemable noncontrolling interests is based on discounted cash flow analyses.
Investments In and Advances to Joint Ventures (classified within Level 3 of the valuation hierarchy) The carrying amount of the investments in and advances to joint ventures of $55.0 million and $50.2 million at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively, approximates its fair value as determined by discounted cash flow analyses.
Many of our subsidiaries have guaranteed our indebtedness under the unsecured senior notes and the revolving credit facilities. The guarantees are joint and several and full and unconditional. The following statements set forth consolidating financial information with respect to the guarantors of our unsecured senior notes:
We received rental income from affiliates of Gazit, our largest shareholder, of approximately $87,000 and $74,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.
Reimbursements from Gazit of general and administrative expenses incurred by us totaled approximately $124,000 and $332,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. The balance due from Gazit, which is included in accounts and other receivables, was approximately $140,000 and $126,000 at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively.
For the three months ended March 31, 2012, we expensed and paid $150,000 and $68,000, respectively, to MGN Icarus, Inc., an affiliate of Gazit, for certain travel expenses incurred by the Chairman of our Board of Directors. There were no reimbursements paid for the three months ended March 31, 2011.
Pursuant to the Subsequent Events Topic of the FASB ASC, we have evaluated subsequent events and transactions that occurred after our March 31, 2012 unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheet date for potential recognition or disclosure in our condensed consolidated financial statements.
We have approximately $43.5 million in proposed acquisitions that we expect to close in the second quarter of 2012. These proposed transactions consist of the acquisition of a shopping center in Connecticut for $36.