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Organization Consolidation And Presentation Of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
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2. ORGANIZATION

The Parent Company operates as a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (a “REIT”) that owns and operates self-storage facilities throughout the United States. All of the Parent Company’s assets are owned by, and all its operations are conducted through, the Operating Partnership. Life Storage Holdings, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Parent Company (“Holdings”), is the sole general partner of the Operating Partnership; the Parent Company is a limited partner of the Operating Partnership, and, through its ownership of Holdings and its limited partnership interest, controls the operations of the Operating Partnership, holding a 99.5% ownership interest therein as of September 30, 2018. The remaining ownership interests in the Operating Partnership (the “Units”) are held by certain former owners of assets acquired by the Operating Partnership. The Parent Company, the Operating Partnership and their consolidated subsidiaries are collectively referred to in this report as the “Company.” In addition, terms such as “we,” “us,” or “our” used in this report may refer to the Company, the Parent Company and/or the Operating Partnership.

At September 30, 2018, we had an ownership interest in, and/or managed 725 self-storage properties in 28 states under the name Life Storage®. Among our 725 self-storage properties are 101 properties that we manage for unconsolidated joint ventures (see Note 10) and 57 properties that we manage and have no ownership interest.

We consolidate all wholly-owned subsidiaries and joint ventures are consolidated when we control the entity. Our consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Parent Company, the Operating Partnership, Life Storage Solutions, LLC (the Parent Company’s taxable REIT subsidiary), Warehouse Anywhere LLC (an entity owned 60% by Life Storage Solutions, LLC), and all other wholly-owned subsidiaries. All intercompany transactions and balances have been eliminated. Investments in joint ventures that we do not control but for which we have significant influence over are accounted for using the equity method.

Included in the Parent Company’s consolidated balance sheets are noncontrolling redeemable Operating Partnership Units and included in the Operating Partnership’s consolidated balance sheets are limited partners’ redeemable capital interest at redemption value. These interests are presented in the “mezzanine” section of the consolidated balance sheet because they do not meet the functional definition of a liability or equity under current accounting literature. These represent the outside ownership interests of the limited partners in the Operating Partnership. There were 215,009 and 217,481 noncontrolling redeemable Operating Partnership Units outstanding at September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively. These unitholders are entitled to receive distributions per unit equivalent to the dividends declared per share on the Parent Company’s common stock. The Operating Partnership is obligated to redeem each of these limited partnership units in the Operating Partnership at the request of the holder thereof for cash equal to the fair market value of a share of the Parent Company’s common stock based on a 10-day average of the daily market price, at the time of such redemption, provided that the Company at its option may elect to acquire any such Unit presented for redemption for one common share or cash. The Company accounts for these noncontrolling redeemable Operating Partnership Units under the provisions of Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) Topic 480-10-S99. The application of the ASC Topic 480-10-S99 accounting model requires the noncontrolling interest to follow normal noncontrolling interest accounting and then be marked to redemption value at the end of each reporting period if higher (but never adjusted below that normal noncontrolling interest accounting amount). The offset to the adjustment to the carrying amount of the noncontrolling interests is reflected in the Company’s dividends in excess of net income and in the Operating Partnership’s general partner and limited partners capital balances. Accordingly, in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets, noncontrolling interests are reflected at redemption value at September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, equal to the number of noncontrolling interest units outstanding multiplied by the fair market value of the Parent Company’s common stock at that date. Redemption value exceeded the value determined under the Company’s historical basis of accounting at those dates.

The following is a reconciliation of the Parent Company’s noncontrolling redeemable Operating Partnership Units and the Operating Partnership’s limited partners’ redeemable capital interest for the period:

 

(dollars in thousands)

 

Nine Months

Ended

September 30, 2018

 

Beginning balance

 

$

19,373

 

Redemption of units

 

 

(203

)

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest in the

   Operating Partnership

 

 

535

 

Distributions

 

 

(650

)

Adjustment to redemption value

 

 

1,451

 

Ending balance

 

$

20,506

 

 

The disaggregated revenues of the Company presented in accordance with ASC Topic 606 “Revenue from Contracts with Customers” are as follows:

 

(dollars in thousands)

 

Three Months

Ended

September 30, 2018

 

 

Three Months

Ended

September 30, 2017

 

 

Nine Months

Ended

September 30, 2018

 

 

Nine Months

Ended

September 30, 2017

 

Rental income

 

$

128,818

 

 

$

124,044

 

 

$

376,334

 

 

$

363,284

 

Management and acquisition fee income

 

 

2,661

 

 

 

2,478

 

 

 

7,602

 

 

 

7,479

 

Revenues related to tenant insurance

 

 

5,805

 

 

 

5,833

 

 

 

17,290

 

 

 

16,807

 

Other

 

 

4,199

 

 

 

3,213

 

 

 

11,359

 

 

 

9,103

 

Total operating revenues

 

$

141,483

 

 

$

135,568

 

 

$

412,585

 

 

$

396,673

 

 

Revenues related to tenant insurance and management and acquisition fee income are included in other operating income in the consolidated statements of operations.

 

During 2018, approximately 21% and 13% of the Company’s revenue was derived from self-storage facilities in the states of Texas and Florida, respectively.