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Additionally, this item would include any losses realized during the period from the sale of investments accounted for under the cost method of accounting and losses recognized for other than temporary impairments (OTTI) of the subject investments. Realized (gain) loss on settlement of non-hedge derivatives, net Gain (Loss) On Settlement Of TBAs Amount of income (loss) recognized on the settlement of TBAs in the income statement. (Gain) loss on settlement of loans held-for-sale Gain (Loss) on Sales of Mortgage Loans Gain (Loss) on Sales of Mortgage Loans Unrealized loss on securities, intent-to-sell Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Unrealized Loss Unrealized loss (gain) on non-hedge derivative instruments Gain (loss) on non-hedge derivative instruments Gains of losses recognized by the company on non-hedge derivative instruments and depicted in other income. 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Schedule of amortization period for intangible assets Schedule of Amortization Period Tabular disclosure of useful lives utilized in amortization. Schedule of restricted cash from continuing operations Restrictions on Cash and Cash Equivalents [Table Text Block] Schedule of other current assets Schedule of Other Current Assets [Table Text Block] Schedule of other assets Schedule of Other Assets, Noncurrent [Table Text Block] Schedule of other current liabilities Other Current Liabilities [Table Text Block] Schedule of other liabilities Other Noncurrent Liabilities [Table Text Block] Schedule of amortization of discount and premium and other amortization Schedule of accretion of discount and other amortization [Table Text Block] Tabular disclosure of discount accretion and other amortization. Debt Disclosure [Abstract] Capital Leases, Future Minimum Payments Due, Fiscal Year Maturity [Abstract] Capital Leases, Future Minimum Payments Due, Fiscal Year Maturity [Abstract] 2019 Capital Leases, Future Minimum Payments Due, Next Twelve Months 2020 Capital Leases, Future Minimum Payments Due in Two Years 2021 Capital Leases, Future Minimum Payments Due in Three Years 2022 Capital Leases, Future Minimum Payments Due in Four Years 2023 Capital Leases, Future Minimum Payments Due in Five Years Thereafter Capital Leases, Future Minimum Payments Due Thereafter Total minimum lease payments Capital Leases, Future Minimum Payments Due Less: imputed interest Capital Leases, Future Minimum Payments, Interest Included in Payments Present value of net minimum lease payments Capital Leases, Future Minimum Payments, Present Value of Net Minimum Payments Disaggregation of Revenue [Table] Disaggregation of Revenue [Table] Golf operations, entertainment golf venues Golf Course Operations, Entertainment Golf Venues [Member] Golf Course Operations, Entertainment Golf Venues [Member] Golf operations, public golf properties Golf Course Operations, Public Golf Properties [Member] Golf Course Operations, Public Golf Properties [Member] Golf operations, private golf properties Golf Course Operations, Private Golf Properties [Member] Golf Course Operations, Private Golf Properties [Member] Golf operations, managed golf properties Golf Course Operations, Managed Golf Properties [Member] Golf Course Operations, Managed Golf Properties [Member] Food and beverage, entertainment golf venues Food and Beverage, Entertainment Golf Venues [Member] Food and Beverage, Entertainment Golf Venues [Member] Food and beverage, public golf properties Food and Beverage, Public Golf Properties [Member] Food and Beverage, Public Golf Properties [Member] Food and beverage, private golf properties Food and Beverage, Private Golf Properties [Member] Food and Beverage, Private Golf Properties [Member] Food and beverage, managed golf properties Food and Beverage, Managed Golf Properties [Member] Food and Beverage, Managed Golf Properties [Member] Food and beverages Entertainment golf venues Entertainment Golf Venues [Member] Entertainment Golf Venues [Member] Public golf properties Public Golf Properties [Member] Public Golf Properties [Member] Private golf properties Private Golf Properties [Member] Private Golf Properties [Member] Managed golf properties Managed Golf Properties [Member] Managed Golf Properties [Member] Disaggregation of Revenue [Line Items] Disaggregation of Revenue [Line Items] Total revenues Statement of Stockholders' Equity [Abstract] Total Drive Shack Inc. Stockholders' Equity Parent [Member] Preferred Stock Preferred Stock [Member] Common Stock Common Stock [Member] Additional Paid in Capital Additional Paid-in Capital [Member] Accumulated Deficit Retained Earnings [Member] Accumulated Other Comp. Income (Loss) AOCI Attributable to Parent [Member] Noncontrolling Interest Noncontrolling Interest [Member] Increase (Decrease) in Stockholders' Equity [Roll Forward] Increase (Decrease) in Stockholders' Equity [Roll Forward] Balance, beginning Stockholders' Equity, Including Portion Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest Balance, beginning (in shares) Shares, Issued Dividends declared Dividends Stock-based compensation Adjustments to Additional Paid in Capital, Share-based Compensation, Stock Options, Requisite Service Period Recognition Issuance of common stock Stock Issued During Period, Value, New Issues Issuance of common stock (in shares) Stock Issued During Period, Shares, New Issues Adoption of ASC 606 (Note 3) Cumulative Effect of New Accounting Principle in Period of Adoption Comprehensive income (loss) Comprehensive income (loss) Net loss Deconsolidation of net unrealized gain on securities Other comprehensive loss Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Excluding Deconsolidation, Net of Tax, Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Excluding Deconsolidation, Net of Tax, Balance, ending Balance, ending (in shares) Statement of Cash Flows [Abstract] Cash Flows From Operating Activities Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Operating Activities [Abstract] Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities: Adjustments to Reconcile Net Income (Loss) to Cash Provided by (Used in) Operating Activities [Abstract] Depreciation and amortization DepreciationDepletionAndAmortizationIncludingDiscontinuedOperations The aggregate expense recognized in the current period that allocates the cost of tangible assets, intangible assets, or depleting assets to periods that benefit from use of the assets. Including aggregate expense from both continuing and discontinued operations. Amortization of discount and premium Accretion (Amortization) of Discounts and Premiums, Investments Other amortization Other Depreciation and Amortization Net interest income on investments accrued to principal balance InterestIncomeOnInvestmentsAccruedToPrincipalBalance Interest income on investments accrued to principal balance. As a noncash item, it is an adjustment to net income when calculating cash provided by or used in operations using the indirect method. Amortization of revenue on golf membership deposit liabilities Amortization of Revenue on Golf Membership Deposit Liabilities Amortization of Revenue on Golf Membership Deposit Liabilities Amortization of prepaid golf member dues Amortization of Prepaid Golf Member Dues Amortization of Prepaid Golf Member Dues Stock based compensation Share-based Compensation Impairment Other than Temporary Impairment Losses, Investments Equity in (earnings) loss from equity method investment, net of distributions IncomeLossFromEquityMethodInvestments1 This item represents the entity's proportionate share for the period of the net income (loss) of its investee (such as unconsolidated subsidiaries and joint ventures) to which the equity method of accounting is applied. This item includes income or expense related to stock-based compensation based on the investor's grant of stock to employees of an equity method investee. Gain on deconsolidation Deconsolidation, Gain (Loss), Adjusted Amount Deconsolidation, Gain (Loss), Adjusted Amount Other (gains) losses, net Other Noncash Income (Expense) Realized and unrealized (gain) loss on investments Marketable Securities, Gain (Loss) Loss on extinguishment of debt, net Gain (Loss) on Extinguishment of Debt Change in: Increase (Decrease) in Operating Capital [Abstract] Accounts receivable, net, other current assets and other assets - noncurrent Increase (Decrease) in Accounts Receivable and Other Operating Assets Accounts payable and accrued expenses, deferred revenue, other current liabilities and other liabilities - noncurrent Increase (Decrease) in Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Operating Activities Cash Flows From Investing Activities Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Investing Activities [Abstract] Principal repayments from investments Principal repayments from investments The cash inflow associated with maturities (principal being due), repayments and calls (payments before maturities) of securities held for investment purposes. Proceeds from sale of property and equipment Proceeds from Sale of Property, Plant, and Equipment Purchase of real estate securities Payments to Acquire Debt Securities, Available-for-sale Proceeds from sale of securities and loans Proceeds from Sale of Debt Securities, Available-for-sale Net (payments for) proceeds from settlement of TBAs Payments for (Proceeds from) Derivative Instrument, Investing Activities Acquisition and additions of property and equipment and intangibles Payments to Acquire Productive Assets Deposits paid on property and equipment Payments for Deposits Applied to Investments Payments for Deposits Applied to Investments Deposits received on real estate held-for-sale Proceeds from Deposits on Real Estate Sales Contributions to equity method investment Payments to Acquire Equity Method Investments Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Investing Activities Cash Flows From Financing Activities Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Financing Activities [Abstract] Borrowings under debt obligations Proceeds from Other Debt Repayments of debt obligations Repayments of Other Debt Margin deposits under repurchase agreements and derivatives Margin deposits under repurchase agreements and derivatives Increase decrease in the period of funds used for margin deposits under repurchase agreements and derivatives. Return of margin deposits under repurchase agreements and derivatives RepaymentsMarginDeposits The return of margin deposits under repurchase agreements and derivatives in the period. Golf membership deposits received Golf Membership Deposits Received Golf Membership Deposits Received Issuance of common stock Proceeds from Issuance of Common Stock Common stock dividends paid Payments of Ordinary Dividends, Common Stock Preferred stock dividends paid Payments of Ordinary Dividends, Preferred Stock and Preference Stock Payment of deferred financing costs Payments of Financing Costs Proceeds from settlement of derivative instruments Payments for (Proceeds from) Derivative Instrument, Financing Activities Other financing activities Proceeds from (Payments for) Other Financing Activities Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Financing Activities Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash and Cash Equivalents, Restricted Cash and Restricted Cash, noncurrent Cash, Cash Equivalents, Restricted Cash and Restricted Cash Equivalents, Period Increase (Decrease), Including Exchange Rate Effect Cash and Cash Equivalents, Restricted Cash and Restricted Cash, noncurrent, Beginning of Period Cash, Cash Equivalents, Restricted Cash and Restricted Cash Equivalents Cash and Cash Equivalents, Restricted Cash and Restricted Cash, noncurrent, End of Period Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information Supplemental Cash Flow Information [Abstract] Cash paid during the period for interest expense Interest Paid, Excluding Capitalized Interest, Operating Activities Cash paid during the period for income taxes Income Taxes Paid, Net Supplemental Schedule of Non-Cash Investing and Financing Activities Cash Flow, Noncash Investing and Financing Activities Disclosure [Abstract] Common stock dividends declared but not paid Common stock dividends declared but not paid The aggregate amount of common dividends declared, but not paid, as of the financial reporting date. Preferred stock dividends declared but not paid Preferred stock dividends declared but not paid The aggregate amount of preferred dividends declared, but not paid, as of the financial reporting date. Financing costs accrued but not paid Debt Issuance Costs Incurred During Noncash or Partial Noncash Transaction Additions to capital lease assets and liabilities Capital Lease Obligations Incurred Changes in property and equipment not yet paid for Noncash or Part Noncash Acquisition, Fixed Assets Acquired Option exercise Stock Issued Property and equipment sold but not settled Noncash or Part Noncash Divestiture, Amount of Consideration Received Derivative [Table] Derivative [Table] Hedging Designation [Axis] Hedging Designation [Axis] Hedging Designation [Domain] Hedging Designation [Domain] Hedging derivative Designated as Hedging Instrument [Member] Non-hedge derivatives Not Designated as Hedging Instrument [Member] Hedging Relationship [Axis] Hedging Relationship [Axis] Hedging Relationship [Domain] Hedging Relationship [Domain] Cash flow hedges Cash Flow Hedging [Member] Reclassification from AOCI into income/earnings Income Statement Location [Axis] Income Statement Location [Axis] Income Statement Location [Domain] Income Statement Location [Domain] Interest expense, net Interest Expense [Member] Realized and unrealized (gain) loss on investments Gain (Loss) on Investments [Member] Net unrealized gain (loss) on derivatives designated as cash flow hedges Derivative Instrument [Axis] Derivative Instrument [Axis] Derivative Contract [Domain] Derivative Contract [Domain] Interest rate Interest Rate Contract [Member] TBAs Other Contract [Member] Derivative [Line Items] Derivative [Line Items] Cash Flow Hedges Derivative Instruments at Fair Value, Net [Abstract] Cash Flow Hedges Derivative Instruments at Fair Value, Net [Abstract] Deferred hedge gain reclassified from AOCI into earnings Deferred Hedge Gain Loss Reclassified From AOCI Into Earnings Deferred gain (loss) of derivative instruments from accumulated other comprehensive income into earnings for derivative instruments designated and qualifying as hedging instruments. Unrealized loss (gain) on interest rate derivatives Gain (Loss) on Interest Rate Derivative Instruments Not Designated as Hedging Instruments Unrealized loss (gain) recognized related to TBAs Unrealized Gain (Loss) on Derivatives Realized (gain) loss on settlement of non-hedge derivatives, net Gain (Loss) on Sale of Derivatives DEBT OBLIGATIONS Debt Disclosure [Text Block] Reconciliation of Unrecognized Tax Benefits, Excluding Amounts Pertaining to Examined Tax Returns [Roll Forward] Reconciliation of Unrecognized Tax Benefits, Excluding Amounts Pertaining to Examined Tax Returns [Roll Forward] Balance as of December 31, 2017 Unrecognized Tax Benefits Increase due to tax positions of prior years Unrecognized Tax Benefits, Increase Resulting from Prior Period Tax Positions Increase due to tax positions of current year Unrecognized Tax Benefits, Increase Resulting from Current Period Tax Positions Balance as of December 31, 2018 Schedule of debt obligations Schedule of Debt [Table Text Block] Schedule of future minimum lease payments under capital leases Schedule of Future Minimum Lease Payments for Capital Leases [Table Text Block] Schedule of contractual maturities of debt obligations Schedule of Maturities of Long-term Debt [Table Text Block] Accretion of net discount on securities, loans and other investments Investment Income, Amortization of Discount Amortization of net discount on debt obligations and deferred financing costs Amortization of Deferred Loan Origination Fees, Net Amortization of net deferred hedge gains – debt Amortization of Deferred Hedge Gains, Debt Amortization of Deferred Hedge Gains, Debt Amortization of discount and premium Amortization of leasehold intangibles Amortization of Leased Asset Accretion of membership deposit liability Accretion of membership deposit liability Amount of increase (decrease) in membership deposit liability during the period. Other amortization Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) [Table] Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) [Table] Net unrealized gain on securities Accumulated other comprehensive income Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) [Line Items] Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) [Line Items] Equity Schedule of amounts used in computing basic and diluted EPS Schedule of Earnings Per Share, Basic and Diluted [Table Text Block] Schedule of outstanding options Share-based Compensation, Stock Options, Activity [Table Text Block] Schedule of outstanding options summary Schedule of Outstanding Options Summary [Table Text Block] Tabular summary disclosure of the number of share options (or share units) that were outstanding at the beginning and end of the year, vested and expected to vest, exercisable or convertible at the end of the year, and the number of share options or share units that were granted, exercised or converted, forfeited, and expired during the year. Schedule of assumptions for fair value of options Schedule of Share-based Payment Award, Stock Options, Valuation Assumptions [Table Text Block] Summary of Drive Shack's outstanding options Summary of outstanding options [Table Text Block] Tabular disclosure of the following for outstanding share options: the grant date, number exerciseable, weighted-average strike price, aggregate intrinsic value, and grant date fair value. Schedule of assigned options to Fortress's employees Schedule of assigned options to Fortress's employees [Table Text Block] Tabular disclosure of stock options assigned Fotress's employees:including date of grant, range of strike prices and total unexercised options. Schedule of Long-term Debt Instruments [Table] Schedule of Long-term Debt Instruments [Table] Debt Instrument [Axis] Debt Instrument [Axis] Debt Instrument, Name [Domain] Debt Instrument, Name [Domain] Total debt obligations Debt Securities Payable [Member] Credit Facilities and Capital Leases Total Golf Credit Facilities [Member] Information pertaining to debt related to total Golf credit facilities. Traditional Golf term loan Golf [Member] Golf [Member] Vineyard II Golf Vineyard II [Member] Information pertaining to debt related to Golf Vineyard II financing facilities. Capital Leases (Equipment) Capital Lease Obligations [Member] Current portion of obligations under capital leases Capital Leases, Current Portion [Member] Capital Leases, Current Portion [Member] Credit facilities and obligations under capital leases - noncurrent Credit Facilities and Capital Leases, Long-term Portion [Member] Credit Facilities and Capital Leases, Long-term Portion [Member] Junior subordinated notes payable Junior Subordinated Debt [Member] Lower Range Upper Range Variable Rate [Axis] Variable Rate [Axis] Variable Rate [Domain] Variable Rate [Domain] LIBOR London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) [Member] Debt Instrument [Line Items] Debt Instrument [Line Items] Outstanding Face Amount Debt Instrument, Face Amount Carrying Value Long-term Debt Less current portion of obligations under capital leases Long-term Debt and Capital Lease Obligations, Current Credit facilities and obligations under capital leases - noncurrent Long-term Debt and Capital Lease Obligations Weighted Average Funding Cost Weighted Average Funding Cost The weighted average funding cost of the instrument, including hedges. Depicted as a percentage of total debt proceeds. Weighted Average Life (Years) DebtWeightedAverageRemainingLife The weighted average remaining term of maturity of debt instruments, in PnYnMnDTnHnMnS' format, for example, 'P1Y5M13D' represents the reported fact of one year, five months, and thirteen days. Face Amount of Floating Rate Debt Face Amount of Floating Rate Debt The face amount of floating rate debt. Weighted Average Coupon - spread on basis for variable rate Debt Instrument, Basis Spread on Variable Rate Weighted Average Coupon - rate Debt, Weighted Average Interest Rate Number of real estate properties Deferred finance costs Debt Issuance Costs, Gross, Current Total revenues Total operating costs Total other income (expenses) Income tax expense (Loss) Income from continuing operations Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations, Net of Tax, Including Portion Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest Preferred dividends Loss applicable to common stock, per share Income Applicable to Common Stock, per share Heading for income/loss per share of common stock. Weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding Earnings Per Share, Basic and Diluted, Other Disclosures [Abstract] Schedule of Segment Reporting Information, by Segment [Table] Schedule of Segment Reporting Information, by Segment [Table] Litigation Status [Axis] Litigation Status [Axis] Litigation Status [Domain] Litigation Status [Domain] Settled Litigation Settled Litigation [Member] Litigation Case [Axis] Litigation Case [Axis] Litigation Case [Domain] Litigation Case [Domain] Lease Termination Dispute Lease Termination Dispute [Member] Lease Termination Dispute [Member] Lease Arrangement, Type [Axis] Lease Arrangement, Type [Axis] Lease Arrangement, Type [Domain] Lease Arrangement, Type [Domain] Property Under Operating Lease Property Under Operating Lease [Member] Property Under Operating Lease [Member] Golf Carts and Equipment Golf Carts and Equipment [Member] Golf Carts and Equipment [Member] Consolidation Items [Axis] Consolidation Items [Axis] Consolidation Items [Domain] Consolidation Items [Domain] Operating segments Operating Segments [Member] Florida FLORIDA Loss Contingency Nature [Axis] Loss Contingency Nature [Axis] Loss Contingency, Nature [Domain] Loss Contingency, Nature [Domain] Hurricane Irma Damage from Fire, Explosion or Other Hazard [Member] Other restricted cash - Traditional Golf Collateral for Golf Lease Obligations [Member] Category of cash or cash equivalent items which are restricted as to withdrawal or usage. Segment Reporting Information [Line Items] Segment Reporting Information [Line Items] Lease exit costs Gain (Loss) on Termination of Lease Accrued expenses Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities, Current Settlement awarded to other party Litigation Settlement, Amount Awarded to Other Party Settlement amount payable immediately Loss Contingency, Accrual, Current Settlement amount payable in installments Loss Contingency, Accrual, Noncurrent Number of quarterly installments Litigation Settlement, Number of Quarterly Payment Installments Litigation Settlement, Number of Quarterly Payment Installments Amount of quarterly installments paid Loss Contingency Accrual, Payments Operating lease term Lessee, Operating Lease, Term of Contract Regulatory bonds outstanding Regulatory bonds outstanding The amount of regulatory bonds outstanding as of the balance sheet date. Useful life of property under operating leases Property, Plant and Equipment, Useful Life Operating leases, rent expense Operating Leases, Rent Expense Number of property leases Lessee, Operating Lease, Number of Leases Lessee, Operating Lease, Number of Leases Written notice period to cancel lease Lessee Leasing Arrangements, Operating Leases, Notice Period for Cancellation of Lease Lessee Leasing Arrangements, Operating Leases, Notice Period for Cancellation of Lease Aggregate monthly expense Operating Leases, Rent Expense, Monthly Operating Leases, Rent Expense, Monthly Property damage costs Loss Contingency, Loss in Period Property damage costs reimbursed by insurer Insurance Recoveries Membership deposit term Membership deposit term The number of years after that membership deposits are fully refundable in 'PnYnMnDTnHnMnS' format. Deferred revenue Contract with Customer, Liability, Noncurrent Restricted cash Non-Employee Director Non-Employee Director [Member] Non-Employee Director [Member] Held by the former Manager Management [Member] Management Employees Management Employees [Member] Information perataining to the number of the company's outstanding stock options held by the manager's employoees at period end. Vesting [Axis] Vesting [Axis] Vesting [Domain] Vesting [Domain] Tranche One Share-based Compensation Award, Tranche One [Member] Tranche Two Share-based Compensation Award, Tranche Two [Member] Instruments other than options, granted (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Grants in Period Granted (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Grants in Period, Gross Vesting period Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Award Vesting Period Subsequent Events [Abstract] Subsequent Event [Table] Subsequent Event [Table] Subsequent Event Type [Axis] Subsequent Event Type [Axis] Subsequent Event Type [Domain] Subsequent Event Type [Domain] Subsequent Event Subsequent Event [Member] Class of Stock [Axis] Class of Stock [Axis] Class of Stock [Domain] Class of Stock [Domain] Series B Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock Series B Preferred Stock [Member] Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock Series C Preferred Stock [Member] Series D Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock Series D Preferred Stock [Member] Subsequent Event [Line Items] Subsequent Event [Line Items] Dividends declared (in dollars per share) Preferred Stock, Dividends Per Share, Declared Preferred stock, dividend rate (as percent) Preferred Stock, Dividend Rate, Percentage Dividends payable Dividends Payable Statement of Financial Position [Abstract] Current Assets Assets, Current [Abstract] Restricted cash Restricted Cash, Current Accounts receivable, net Accounts Receivable, Net, Current Real estate assets, held-for-sale, net Real estate securities, available-for-sale Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Current Other current assets Other Assets, Current Total Current Assets Assets, Current Restricted cash, noncurrent Restricted Cash, Noncurrent Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation Intangibles, net of accumulated amortization Other investments Equity Method Investments Other assets Other Assets, Noncurrent Total Assets Assets Liabilities and Equity Liabilities and Equity [Abstract] Current Liabilities Obligations under capital leases Capital Lease Obligations, Current Membership deposit liabilities Customer Advances and Deposits, Current Accounts payable and accrued expenses Deferred revenue Contract with Customer, Liability, Current Real estate liabilities, held-for-sale Real Estate Liabilities Associated with Assets Held-for-Sale Real Estate Liabilities Associated with Assets Held-for-Sale Other current liabilities Total Current Liabilities Liabilities, Current Credit facilities and obligations under capital leases Junior subordinated notes payable Junior Subordinated Notes, Noncurrent Membership deposit liabilities, noncurrent Customer Advances or Deposits, Noncurrent Deferred revenue, noncurrent Other liabilities Total Liabilities Liabilities Commitments and contingencies Commitments and Contingencies Equity Stockholders' Equity Attributable to Parent [Abstract] Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized, 1,347,321 shares of 9.75% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, 496,000 shares of 8.05% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, and 620,000 shares of 8.375% Series D Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, liquidation preference $25.00 per share, issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2018 and 2017 Preferred Stock, Value, Issued Common stock, $0.01 par value, 1,000,000,000 shares authorized, 67,027,104 and 66,977,104 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively Common Stock, Value, Issued Additional paid-in capital Additional Paid in Capital Accumulated other comprehensive income Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Net of Tax Total Equity Total Liabilities and Equity Liabilities and Equity Option Indexed to Issuer's Equity, Equity [Table] Option Indexed to Issuer's Equity, Equity [Table] Title of Individual [Axis] Title of Individual [Axis] Relationship to Entity [Domain] Relationship to Entity [Domain] Employees of Manager Employees of Manager [Member] Employees of Manager [Member] Stock Option Award Date [Axis] Award Date [Axis] Award Date [Domain] Award Date [Domain] Mar-11 Mar-11 Date or year of grant of equity-based compensation. Sep-11 Sep-11 Date or year of grant of equity-based compensation. Apr-12 Apr-12 Date or year of grant of equity-based compensation. May-12 May-12 Date or year of grant of equity-based compensation. Jul-12 Jul-12 Date or year of grant of equity-based compensation. Jan-13 Jan-13 Date or year of grant of equity-based compensation. Feb-13 Feb-13 Date or year of grant of equity-based compensation. Jun-13 Jun-13 Date or year of grant of equity-based compensation. Nov-13 Nov-13 Date or year of grant of equity-based compensation. Aug-14 Aug-14 Date or year of grant of equity-based compensation. Option Indexed to Issuer's Equity [Line Items] Option Indexed to Issuer's Equity [Line Items] Strike Price (in dollars per share) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Outstanding, Weighted Average Exercise Price Total Unexercised Inception to Date (in shares) Other-than-temporary impairment charges (OTTI) Other-than-temporary Impairment Loss, Debt Securities, Available-for-sale Securities in an unrealized loss position Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Unrealized Loss Position, Number of Positions Antidilutive Securities [Axis] Antidilutive Securities [Axis] Antidilutive Securities, Name [Domain] Antidilutive Securities, Name [Domain] Various Various Date or year of grant of equity-based compensation. 2002 - 2008 Date of Grant 19 [Member] Date of Grant 19 Nov-18 Date of Grant 18 [Member] Date of Grant 18 [Member] Prior to 2008 Prior to 2008 Date or year of grant of equity-based compensation. 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