Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2023
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s audited Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022, as certain disclosures in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q that would duplicate those included in the 10-K are not included in these financial statements.
Rental Property
Rental properties are reported at cost less accumulated depreciation and amortization. Costs directly related to the acquisition, development and construction of rental properties are capitalized. Where an acquisition has been determined to be an asset acquisition, acquisition-related transaction costs are capitalized. Capitalized development and construction costs include pre-construction costs essential to the development of the property, development and construction costs, interest, property taxes, insurance, salaries and other project costs incurred during the period of development. Capitalized development and construction salaries and related costs approximated $0.2 million and $0.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2023 and 2022, respectively, and $0.3 million and $0.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2023 and 2022, respectively. Ordinary repairs and maintenance are expensed as incurred; major replacements and improvements, which enhance or extend the life of the asset, are capitalized and depreciated over their estimated useful lives. Fully-depreciated assets are removed from the accounts.
Included in net investment in rental property as of June 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022 is real estate and building and tenant improvements not in service, as follows (dollars in thousands):
June 30,
December 31,
Land held for development (including pre-development costs, if any) (a)(b) $ 256,190  $ 264,934 
Development and construction in progress, including land (c) 36,601  205,173 
Total $ 292,791  $ 470,107 
(a)Includes predevelopment and infrastructure costs included in buildings and improvements of $95.1 million and $97.7 million as of June 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively.
(b)Includes $63.5 million of land and $7.6 million of building and improvements classified as to assets held for sale at June 30, 2023.
(c)Includes land of $11.5 million as of June 30, 2023 and $13.6 million as of December 31, 2022.
The Company considers a construction project as substantially completed and held available for occupancy upon the substantial completion of improvements, but no later than one year from cessation of major construction activity (as distinguished from activities such as routine maintenance and cleanup). If portions of a rental project are substantially completed and occupied by tenants or residents, or held available for occupancy, and other portions have not yet reached that stage, the substantially completed portions are accounted for as a separate project. The Company allocates costs incurred between the portions under construction and the portions substantially completed and held available for occupancy, primarily based on a percentage of the relative commercial square footage or multifamily units of each portion, and capitalizes only those costs associated with the portion under construction.
Dividends and Distributions Payable
As a result of the completion of the Company’s transformation to a pure-play multifamily REIT, as well as the Company’s current estimates of taxable income, the Board of Directors of the General Partner (the "Board of Directors") has decided to reinstate a quarterly dividend beginning with the third quarter of 2023. The Company will reevaluate its dividend as the Company completes the sale of non-strategic asset sales.

The declaration and payment of dividends and distributions will continue to be determined by the Board of Directors in light of conditions then existing, including the Company’s earnings, cash flows, financial condition, capital requirements, debt maturities, the availability of debt and equity capital, applicable REIT and legal restrictions and the general overall economic conditions and other factors.

On July 24, 2023, the Company declared a $0.05 dividend per common share to be payable on October 10, 2023 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on September 30, 2023.

The dividends and distributions payable at June 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022 represent amounts payable on unvested LTIP units.