Washington Prime Group Inc. and Washington Prime Group, L.P.
Notes to Consolidated and Combined Financial Statements (Continued)
(dollars in thousands, except share, unit, per share and per unit amounts and
where indicated as in millions or billions)
5. Investment in Unconsolidated Entities, at Equity
The Company's investment activity in unconsolidated real estate entities for the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 consisted of investments in the following joint ventures:
The O'Connor Joint Venture
On June 1, 2015, we completed a joint venture transaction with O'Connor, an unaffiliated third party, with respect to the ownership and operation of five of the Company’s enclosed retail properties and certain related out-parcels (the "O'Connor Joint Venture") acquired in the Merger, which were valued at approximately $1.625 billion. We retained a 51% non-controlling interest in the O'Connor Joint Venture. The transaction generated net proceeds, after taking into consideration the assumption of debt (including the new loans on Pearlridge Center and Scottsdale Quarter) and costs associated with the transaction, of approximately $432 million (including $28.7 million for the partial reimbursement of the Scottsdale Quarter development costs), which was used to repay a portion of the Bridge Loan (see Note 6 - "Indebtedness"). We deconsolidated the properties and recorded a gain in connection with this sale of $4.2 million, which is included in (loss) gain upon acquisition of controlling interests and on sale of interests in properties, net in the accompanying consolidated and combined statements of operations and comprehensive income (loss) for the year ended December 31, 2015. We retained day to day management, leasing, and development responsibilities for the O'Connor Properties.
During the year ended December 31, 2016, the O'Connor Joint Venture sold its 25% indirect ownership interest in Crescent-SDQ III Venture, LLC to unaffiliated third parties. The Company received a cash distribution from the joint venture at closing of $4.4 million and recorded $0.3 million as our share of the joint venture's gain, based on our pro-rata ownership interest in the O'Connor Joint Venture, which is recorded in (loss) income from unconsolidated entities in the accompanying consolidated and combined statements of operations and comprehensive income (loss).
The Seminole Joint Venture
This investment consists of a 45% non-controlling interest held by the Company in Seminole Towne Center, an approximate 1.1 million square foot (unaudited) enclosed regional retail property located in the Orlando, Florida area. The Company's effective financial interest in this property (after preferences) was approximately 22% for the year ended December 31, 2016. We retained day to day management, leasing, and development responsibilities for the Seminole Joint Venture.
The Company also holds an indirect 12.5% ownership interest in certain real estate through a joint venture with an unaffiliated third party. We did not retain management, leasing and development responsibilities for this joint venture.
Individual agreements specify which services the Company is to provide to each joint venture. The Company, through its affiliates, may provide management, development, construction, leasing and legal services for a fee to the joint ventures described above for which we've retained the right to provide such services. Related to performing these services, we recorded management fees of $6.7 million, $3.9 million and $0.4 million for the years ended December 31, 2016, 2015 and 2014, respectively, which are included in other income in the accompanying consolidated and combined statements of operations and comprehensive income (loss). Advances to the O'Connor Joint Venture totaled $2.5 million and $1.2 million as of December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively, which are included in investment in and advances to unconsolidated entities, at equity in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets. Management deems this balance to be collectible and anticipates repayment within one year.
The results for the O'Connor Joint Venture are included below for the year ended December 31, 2016 and for the period from June 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.
The results for the joint venture that previously owned Clay Terrace, located in Carmel, Indiana, are included in the results below for the period from January 1, 2014 through June 19, 2014. On June 20, 2014, the Company purchased the remaining ownership interest in this property from its former joint venture partner. As a result, the Company now owns all of the equity interest in this property, and therefore it is now consolidated.
The results for the joint venture that previously owned seven open-air shopping centers located in various locations are included in the results below for the period from January 1, 2014 through June 17, 2014. On June 18, 2014, the Company purchased a controlling ownership interest in these properties from its former joint venture partner. As a result, the Company now owns essentially all of the equity interest in these properties, and therefore they are now consolidated.