Organization, Basis of Presentation and Significant Accounting Policies
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2023
|Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]|
|Organization, Basis of Presentation and Significant Accounting Policies||Organization, Basis of Presentation and Significant Accounting Policies
Gladstone Commercial Corporation is a real estate investment trust (“REIT”) that was incorporated under the General Corporation Law of the State of Maryland on February 14, 2003. We focus on acquiring, owning and managing primarily industrial and office properties. Subject to certain restrictions and limitations, our business is managed by Gladstone Management Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the “Adviser”), and administrative services are provided by Gladstone Administration, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Administrator”), each pursuant to a contractual arrangement with us. Our Adviser and Administrator collectively employ all of our personnel and pay their salaries, benefits, and other general expenses directly. Gladstone Commercial Corporation conducts substantially all of its operations through a subsidiary, Gladstone Commercial Limited Partnership, a Delaware limited partnership (the “Operating Partnership”).
All references herein to “we,” “our,” “us” and the “Company” mean Gladstone Commercial Corporation and its consolidated subsidiaries, except where it is made clear that the term means only Gladstone Commercial Corporation.
Interim Financial Information
Our interim financial statements are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) for interim financial information and pursuant to the requirements for reporting on Form 10-Q and in accordance with Article 10 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, certain disclosures accompanying annual financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP are omitted. The year-end balance sheet data presented herein was derived from audited financial statements but does not include all disclosures required by GAAP. In the opinion of our management, all adjustments, consisting solely of normal recurring accruals, necessary for the fair statement of financial statements for the interim period, have been included. The interim financial statements and notes thereto should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and notes thereto included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022, as filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on February 22, 2023. The results of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for other interim periods or for the full fiscal year.
Revision of Previously Issued Financial Statements
In connection with the preparation of its financial statements for the second quarter of 2023, the Company identified errors in the calculation of depreciation of tenant funded improvement assets at a number of its properties. The Company had depreciated these assets through a term that was different than their useful lives, the correction of which resulted in changes to depreciation expense, a non-cash amount, and net income. The correction of these errors had an immaterial impact on the Incentive Fee for each period presented and had no impact on any other Advisory fees. The identified errors were included in the Company's previously issued 2021 quarterly and annual financial statements, 2022 quarterly and annual financial statements, and quarterly financial statements for the three months ended March 31, 2023. The Company evaluated the errors and determined that the related impact was not material to the Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income, Consolidated Balance Sheets, Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows or Consolidated Statements of Equity for any period impacted. The Company has revised the previously issued Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income, Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets, Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows and Stockholders’ Equity tables as of and for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022 to correct for such errors and these revisions are reflected in this Form 10-Q. The Company will also correct previously reported financial information for these errors in its future filings, as applicable. A summary of the corrections to the impacted financial statement line items to the Company’s previously issued Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income, Consolidated Balance Sheets, Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows and Consolidated Statements of Equity for each affected period is presented in Note 9, “Revision of Previously Issued Financial Statements.”
Use of Estimates
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting periods. We base our estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions.
Significant Accounting PoliciesThe preparation of our financial statements in accordance with GAAP requires management to make judgments that are subjective in nature and requires management to make certain estimates and assumptions. Application of these accounting policies involves the exercise of judgment regarding the use of assumptions as to future uncertainties, and as a result, actual results could materially differ from these estimates. A summary of all of our significant accounting policies is provided in Note 1, “Organization, Basis of Presentation and Significant Accounting Policies,” to our consolidated financial statements included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022. There were no material changes to our critical accounting policies during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023.
The entire disclosure for the organization, consolidation and basis of presentation of financial statements disclosure, and significant accounting policies of the reporting entity. May be provided in more than one note to the financial statements, as long as users are provided with an understanding of (1) the significant judgments and assumptions made by an enterprise in determining whether it must consolidate a VIE and/or disclose information about its involvement with a VIE, (2) the nature of restrictions on a consolidated VIE's assets reported by an enterprise in its statement of financial position, including the carrying amounts of such assets, (3) the nature of, and changes in, the risks associated with an enterprise's involvement with the VIE, and (4) how an enterprise's involvement with the VIE affects the enterprise's financial position, financial performance, and cash flows. Describes procedure if disclosures are provided in more than one note to the financial statements.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef