Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2019
Leases [Abstract]  


Global Self Storage as Lessor

The Company's property rental revenue is primarily related to rents received from tenants at its operating stores. The Company's leases with its self storage tenants are generally on month-to-month terms, include automatic monthly renewals, allow flexibility to increase rental rates over time as market conditions permit, and provide for the collection of contingent fees such as late fees. These leases do not include any terms or conditions that allow the tenants to purchase the leased space. All self-storage leases for which the Company acts as lessor have been classified as operating leases. The real estate assets related to the Company's stores are included in "Real estate assets, net" on the Company's consolidated balance sheets and are presented at historical cost less accumulated depreciation and impairment, if any. Rental income related to these operating leases is included in Property rental revenue on the Company's consolidated statements of operations, and is recognized each month during the month-to-month terms at the rental rate in place during each month.


Global Self Storage as Lessee


The Company is a lessee in a lease agreement for an automobile entered into November 2019 with a lease term of 3 years. The lease agreement does not contain any material residual value guarantees or material restrictive covenants. As a result of the Company’s election of the package of practical expedients permitted within ASC 842, which among other things, allows for the carryforward of historical lease classification, all of the Company’s lease agreements have been classified as operating leases. Lease expense for payments related to the Company’s operating leases is recognized on a straight-line basis over the lease term.


Right-of-use assets represent the Company’s right to use an underlying asset during the lease term and lease liabilities represent the Company’s obligation to make lease payments as specified in the lease. Right-of-use assets and lease liabilities related to the Company’s operating leases are recognized at the lease commencement date based on the present value of the remaining lease payments over the lease term. As the Company’s leases do not provide an implicit rate, the Company uses its incremental borrowing rate based on the information available surrounding the Company’s secured borrowing rates and implied secured spread at the lease commencement date in determining the present value of lease payments. The right-of-use asset also includes any lease payments made at or before lease commencement less any lease incentives. Upon adoption of ASC 842 on January 1, 2019, the Company had no right-of-use assets and lease liabilities related to its operating leases. As of December 31, 2019, the Company had right-of-use assets and lease liabilities related to its operating leases of $37,700 and $37,700, which are included in Other assets, net and Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities on the Company’s consolidated balance sheets, respectively. As of December 31, 2019, the Company’s weighted average remaining lease term and weighted average discount rate related to its operating leases were approximately 3 years and 4.78%, respectively.

The future minimum lease payments under the automobile lease are $14,254, $14,254, and $11,878 for the years ending December 31, 2020, 2021, and 2022, respectively.