Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2023
Noncontrolling Interest [Abstract]  
Noncontrolling interests in subsidiaries in the accompanying consolidated financial statements relate to (i) common units (“Common Units”) and LTIP units in the Operating Partnership, held by parties other than the General Partner (“Limited Partners”), and (ii) interests in consolidated joint ventures for the portion of such ventures not owned by the Company.
The following table reflects the activity of noncontrolling interests for the three and six months ended June 30, 2023 and 2022, respectively (dollars in thousands):
  Three Months Ended
June 30,
Six Months Ended
June 30,
  2023   2022 2023 2022
Opening Balance at January 1 $ 157,439  $ 165,120  $ 163,652  $ 167,436 
Net (loss) income (2,701) 8,277  1,042  12,842 
Unit distributions —  —  —  218 
Redeemable noncontrolling interests (617) (6,726) (7,444) (13,454)
Change in noncontrolling interests in consolidated joint ventures —  (562) 18 
Redemption of common units for common stock (4,192) (161) (9,051) (161)
Redemption of common units (78) (359) (94) (1,801)
Stock compensation 94  445  487  2,978 
Other comprehensive income (loss) 137  (6) 50  190 
Rebalancing of ownership percentage between parent and subsidiaries 983  4,296  2,985  2,627 
Balance at June 30 $ 151,065  $ 170,893  $ 151,065  $ 170,893 
Pursuant to ASC 810, Consolidation, on the accounting and reporting for noncontrolling interests and changes in ownership interests of a subsidiary, changes in a parent’s ownership interest (and transactions with noncontrolling interests unitholders in the subsidiary) while the parent retains its controlling interest in its subsidiary should be accounted for as equity transactions. The carrying value of the noncontrolling interests shall be adjusted to reflect the change in its
ownership interest in the subsidiary, with the offset to equity attributable to the parent. Accordingly, as a result of equity transactions which caused changes in ownership percentages between Veris Residential, Inc. stockholders’ equity and noncontrolling interests in the Operating Partnership that occurred during the six months ended June 30, 2023, the Company has increased noncontrolling interests in the Operating Partnership and decreased additional paid-in capital in Veris Residential, Inc. stockholders’ equity by approximately $3.0 million as of June 30, 2023.
Common Units
During the six months ended June 30, 2023, the Company redeemed for cash 6,168 common units at their fair value of $94 thousand.
Certain individuals and entities own common units in the Operating Partnership. A common unit and a share of Common Stock of the General Partner have substantially the same economic characteristics in as much as they effectively share equally in the net income or loss of the Operating Partnership. Common unitholders have the right to redeem their common units, subject to certain restrictions. The redemption is required to be satisfied in shares of Common Stock, cash, or a combination thereof, calculated as follows: one share of the General Partner’s Common Stock, or cash equal to the fair market value of a share of the General Partner’s Common Stock at the time of redemption, for each common unit. The General Partner, in its sole discretion, determines the form of redemption of common units (i.e., whether a common unitholder receives Common Stock, cash, or any combination thereof). If the General Partner elects to satisfy the redemption with shares of Common Stock as opposed to cash, it is obligated to issue shares of its Common Stock to the redeeming unitholder. Regardless of the rights described above, the common unitholders may not put their units for cash to the General Partner or the Operating Partnership under any circumstances. When a unitholder redeems a common unit, noncontrolling interests in the Operating Partnership is reduced and Veris Residential, Inc. Stockholders’ equity is increased.
LTIP Units
From time to time, the Company has granted LTIP awards to executive officers of the Company. All of the LTIP Awards granted through January 2021 are in the form of units in the Operating Partnership. See Note 15: Veris Residential, Inc. Stockholders’ Equity and Veris Residential, L.P.’s Partners’ Capital – Long-Term Incentive Plan Awards.
LTIP Units are designed to qualify as “profits interests” in the Operating Partnership for federal income tax purposes. As a general matter, the profits interests characteristics of the LTIP Units mean that initially they will not be economically equivalent in value to a common unit. If and when events specified by applicable tax regulations occur, LTIP Units can over time increase in value up to the point where they are equivalent to common units on a one-for-one basis. After LTIP Units are fully vested, and to the extent the special tax rules applicable to profits interests have allowed them to become equivalent in value to common units, LTIP Units may be converted on a one-for-one basis into common units. Common units in turn have a one-for-one relationship in value with shares of the General Partner’s common stock, and are redeemable on a one-for-one basis for cash or, at the election of the Company, shares of the General Partner’s common stock.
AO LTIP Units (Appreciation-Only LTIP Units)
On March 13, 2019, the Company granted 625,000 AO LTIP Units pursuant to the AO Long Term Incentive Plan Award Agreement. See Note 15: Veris Residential, Inc. Stockholders’ Equity and Veris Residential, L.P.’s Partners’ Capital – Incentive Stock Plan (Appreciation-Only LTIP Units).
AO LTIP Units were a class of partnership interests in the Operating Partnership that were intended to qualify as “profit interests” for federal income tax purposes. The AO LTIP Units were cancelled and forfeited in March 2023 as they did not vest.
Noncontrolling Interests Ownership in Operating Partnership
As of June 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, the noncontrolling interests common unit holders owned 8.8 percent and 9.3 percent of the Operating Partnership, respectively.
NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS IN CONSOLIDATED JOINT VENTURES (applicable to General Partner and Operating Partnership)
The Company consolidates certain joint ventures in which it has ownership interests. Various entities and/or individuals hold noncontrolling interests in these ventures.
The Company’s interests in a potential future development provides for the initial distributions of net cash flow solely to the Company, and thereafter, other parties have participation rights in 50 percent of the excess net cash flow remaining after the distribution to the Company of the aggregate amount equal to the sum of: (a) the Company’s capital contributions, plus (b) an IRR of 10 percent per annum.