Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2023
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Veris Residential, Inc., a Maryland corporation, together with its subsidiaries (collectively, the “General Partner”) is a fully-integrated self-administered, self-managed real estate investment trust (“REIT”). The General Partner controls Veris Residential, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership, together with its subsidiaries (collectively, the “Operating Partnership”), as its sole general partner and owned a 91.2 and 90.7 percent common unit interest in the Operating Partnership as of June 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively.
The Company develops, owns and operates predominantly multifamily rental properties located primarily in the Northeast, as well as a portfolio of non-strategic commercial properties and a parcel of land located in the Northeast. The Company recently completed its transition to a pure-play multifamily REIT and is focused on conducting business in a socially, ethically, and environmentally responsible manner, while seeking to maximize value for all stakeholders. Veris Residential, Inc. was incorporated on May 24, 1994.
Unless stated otherwise or the context requires, the “Company” refers to the General Partner and its subsidiaries, including the Operating Partnership and its subsidiaries.
As of June 30, 2023, the Company owned or had interests in 24 multifamily rental properties as well as non-core assets comprised of three office properties and four parking/retail properties. The Properties are comprised of: (a) 23 wholly-owned or Company-controlled properties comprised of 17 multifamily properties and six non-core assets, and (b) eight properties owned by unconsolidated joint ventures in which the Company has investment interests, including seven multifamily properties and a non-core asset.

On July 25, 2023, Veris Residential Trust ("VRT") and the Operating Partnership entered into a REIT Interest and Partnership Interest Purchase Agreement (the “Rockpoint Purchase Agreement”) with certain affiliates of Rockpoint Group, L.L.C. (Rockpoint Group, L.L.C. and its affiliates, collectively, “Rockpoint") pursuant to which VRT and the Operating Partnership acquired from Rockpoint all of the Preferred Units that constituted the Put/Call Interests for an aggregate purchase price of $520 million (the "Rockpoint Redemption”). The Rockpoint Redemption was completed concurrently with the signing of the agreement. In addition, on July 25, 2023, the Company also entered into a revolving credit and term loan agreement (“2023 Credit Agreement”) that provides for a $60 million senior secured revolving credit facility (the “2023 Revolving Credit Facility”) and a $115 million senior secured term loan facility (the “2023 Term Loan”), of which the Company drew down on the entire $115 million 2023 Term Loan and $52 million of the 2023 Revolving Credit Facility, which along with cash on hand, was used to complete the Rockpoint Redemption. For more information about the Rockpoint Purchase Agreement, 2023 Revolving Credit Facility and 2023 Term Loan, see Part II, Item 5. Other Information.
The accompanying consolidated financial statements include all accounts of the Company, its majority-owned and/or controlled subsidiaries, which consist principally of the Operating Partnership and variable interest entities for which the Company has determined itself to be the primary beneficiary, if any. See Note 2 to the 2022 10-K: Significant Accounting Policies – Investments in Unconsolidated Joint Ventures, for the Company’s treatment of unconsolidated joint venture interests. Intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated.
Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 810, Consolidation, provides guidance on the identification of entities for which control is achieved through means other than voting rights (“variable interest entities” or “VIEs”) and the determination of which business enterprise, if any, should consolidate the VIEs. Generally, the consideration of whether an entity is a VIE applies when either: (1) the equity investors (if any) lack (i) the ability to make decisions about the entity’s activities through voting or similar rights, (ii) the obligation to absorb the expected losses of the entity, or (iii) the right to receive the expected residual returns of the entity; (2) the equity investment at risk is insufficient to finance that entity’s activities without additional subordinated financial support; or (3) the equity investors have voting rights that are not proportionate to their economic interests and substantially all of the activities of the entity involve or are conducted on behalf of an investor with a disproportionately small voting interest. The Company consolidates VIEs in which it is considered to be the primary beneficiary. The primary beneficiary is defined by the entity having both of the following
characteristics: (1) the power to direct the activities that, when taken together, most significantly impact the variable interest entity’s performance: and (2) the obligation to absorb losses and right to receive the returns from the VIE that would be significant to the VIE.
Under ASC 810, the Operating Partnership is considered a variable interest entity of the parent company, Veris Residential, Inc. As the Operating Partnership is already consolidated in the balance sheets of Veris Residential, Inc., this has no impact on the consolidated financial statements of Veris Residential, Inc.
As of June 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, the Company’s investments in consolidated real estate joint ventures, which are variable interest entities in which the Company is deemed to be the primary beneficiary, other than Veris Residential Partners, L.P. (See Note 14: Redeemable Noncontrolling Interests – Rockpoint Transaction), have total real estate assets of $454.6 million and $468.1 million, respectively, other assets of $6.6 million and $6.0 million, respectively, mortgages of $285.4 million and $285.5 million, respectively, and other liabilities of $15.3 million and $17.3 million, respectively.
The financial statements have been prepared in conformity with GAAP. 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. These estimates and assumptions are based on management’s historical experience that are believed to be reasonable at the time. However, because future events and their effects cannot be determined with certainty, the determination of estimates requires the exercise of judgment. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Certain reclassifications have been made to prior period amounts in order to conform with current period presentation, primarily related to classification of certain properties as discontinued operations.