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Includes loans held for sale. Excludes loans and leases covered under loss sharing agreements. Investment in unconsolidated joint venture Equity Method Investments Cash and cash equivalents Cash and Cash Equivalents, at Carrying Value Restricted cash Restricted Cash and Cash Equivalents Assets held for sale, net Real Estate Held-for-sale Lease intangible assets, net Finite-Lived Intangible Assets, Leases, Net Finite-Lived Intangible Assets, Leases, Net Accounts receivable, prepaid expenses and other assets, net Accounts Receivable, Prepaid Expenses Deferred Financing Costs And Other Assets, Net Carrying amount as of the balance sheet date of expenditures made in advance of when the economic benefit of the cost will be realized, and which will be expensed in future periods with the passage of time or when a triggering event occurs. Also, includes the sum of the carrying amounts of all intangible assets, excluding goodwill, as of the balance sheet date, net of accumulated amortization. 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minimum rental payments from the Company’s properties held for investment under non-cancelable operating leases: Operating Leases, Future Minimum Payments Receivable [Abstract] 2019 Operating Leases, Future Minimum Payments Receivable, Current 2020 Operating Leases, Future Minimum Payments Receivable, in Two Years 2021 Operating Leases, Future Minimum Payments Receivable, in Three Years 2022 Operating Leases, Future Minimum Payments Receivable, in Four Years 2023 Operating Leases, Future Minimum Payments Receivable, in Five Years Thereafter Operating Leases, Future Minimum Payments Receivable, Thereafter Total Operating Leases, Future Minimum Payments Receivable Schedule of Antidilutive Securities Excluded from Computation of Earnings Per Share [Table] Schedule of Antidilutive Securities Excluded from Computation of Earnings Per Share [Table] Antidilutive Securities [Axis] Antidilutive Securities [Axis] Antidilutive Securities, Name [Domain] Antidilutive Securities, Name [Domain] 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Date Current Fiscal Year End Date Entity Filer Category Entity Filer Category Entity Emerging Growth Company Entity Emerging Growth Company Entity Small Business Entity Small Business Document Type Document Type Document Period End Date Document Period End Date Document Fiscal Year Focus Document Fiscal Year Focus Document Fiscal Period Focus Document Fiscal Period Focus Amendment Flag Amendment Flag Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding Net Investment Hedges Notional amount Derivative, Notional Amount Notional amount Derivative Liability, Notional Amount Fixed-rate debt issuance Proceeds from Issuance of Debt SUBSEQUENT EVENTS Subsequent Events [Text Block] Debt Schedule of Long-term Debt Instruments [Table Text Block] Schedule of Maturities for Outstanding Debt Schedule of Maturities of Long-term Debt [Table Text Block] Real Estate Properties Held for Investment Schedule of Real Estate Properties [Table Text Block] Future Minimum Rental 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