RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2016
|Related Party Transactions [Abstract]|
|RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS||
RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
Supervisory and Administrative Fees
The Company has entered into asset management agreements with the PROs to continue providing leasing, operating, supervisory and administrative services related to the self storage properties contributed by and acquired from the PROs. The asset management agreements generally provide for fees ranging from 5% to 6% of gross revenue for the managed self storage properties. During the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015, the Company incurred $2.2 million and $1.6 million, respectively, for supervisory and administrative fees to the PROs. Such fees are included in general and administrative expenses in the accompanying consolidated statements of operations.
Affiliate Payroll Services
The employees responsible for operation of the self storage properties are employees of the PROs who charge the Company for the costs associated with the respective employees. For the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015, the Company incurred $4.0 million and $2.9 million, respectively, for payroll and related costs reimbursable to these affiliates. Such costs are included in property operating expenses in the accompanying consolidated statements of operations.
Affiliate Call Center Services
On April 1, 2015, the Company acquired a centralized call center for 50,000 OP units from SecurCare. Because the Company and SecurCare are under common control, the assets acquired and liabilities assumed were recorded at SecurCare's historical carrying value, which was a nominal amount as of the acquisition date. SecurCare continues to manage call center services to support self storage property operations and the fees paid to SecurCare for these services for the three months ended March 31, 2016 are included in the supervisory and administrative fees discussed above. The call center utilizes approximately 1,500 square feet in one of the Company's self storage properties acquired from SecurCare for annual rent of approximately $25,000.
Prior to the acquisition, for the three months ended March 31, 2015, the Company incurred call center charges of $0.2 million. Such call center costs are included in property operating expenses in the accompanying consolidated statements of operations.
Due Diligence Costs
During the three months ended March 31, 2016, the Company incurred $0.1 million of expenses, payable to certain PROs, related to self storage property acquisitions sourced by the PROs. These expenses, which are based on the volume of transactions sourced by the PROs, are intended to reimburse the PROs for due diligence costs incurred in the sourcing and underwriting process. These expenses are included in acquisition costs in the accompanying statements of operations. There were no such reimbursements during the three months ended March 31, 2015.
The entire disclosure for related party transactions. Examples of related party transactions include transactions between (a) a parent company and its subsidiary; (b) subsidiaries of a common parent; (c) and entity and its principal owners; and (d) affiliates.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef