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Notes Receivable

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Notes Receivable
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2019
Notes Receivable [Abstract]  
Notes Receivable
Notes Receivable
    
On September 29, 2016, the Company entered into an $11.00 million note receivable for the partial funding of the Sea Turtle Development (“Sea Turtle”) and a $1.00 million note receivable in consideration for the sale of 10.39 acres of land owned by the Company. Sea Turtle was a related party as Jon Wheeler, the Company's former CEO and shareholder of the Company, is the managing member as discussed in Note 11. The rate on the loans is 12% annually. Interest only payments at a rate of 8% are due on the notes at the beginning of every calendar quarter starting October 2016. Interest at a rate of 4% accrues and is due at maturity. The notes mature the earlier of September 29, 2021 or the disposition of the property.
    
Both promissory notes are subordinated to the construction loans made by the Bank of Arkansas (“BOKF”), totaling $20.00 million.

On or about April 9, 2019, BOKF filed a Verified Complaint in state court in Beauford County, South Carolina for Sea Turtle’s default on payment of the BOKF construction loans, and for the appointment of a receiver, injunctive relief and accounting records. On May 7, 2019, Sea Turtle filed a Chapter 11 Voluntary Petition for Bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Carolina in Charleston. The bankruptcy petition automatically stayed BOKF’s suit.

The pleadings in the state court action and the bankruptcy action state that Sea Turtle has been in default on its payments to BOKF since September, 2018. The pleadings further state that the project is $8.00 million over budget as of August 8, 2018. Sea Turtle has retained a broker to try and sell the property. There is a possibility that a judicially approved sale of the property will not bring a price that exceeds what is owed to BOKF on its construction loans. If a sale is not approved through the bankruptcy court in 2019, it is expected that the bankruptcy petition will be dismissed and BOKF will resume its suit in South Carolina state court, possibly leading to a foreclosure on the property. The pending legal proceedings have provided additional uncertainty with regards to the estimated fair market value of the development. As such, effective June 30, 2019, the Company recognized $5.00 million in impairment charges on the notes receivable for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 as the estimated fair value of Sea Turtle is not expected to provide for the cash required to repay the notes receivable in the event of a judicially approved sale. This brings the total impairment charge on the notes receivable to $12.00 million reducing the carrying value to zero.

The fair market value of Sea Turtle is based on the three-level valuation hierarchy for fair value measurement and represents Level 3 inputs. Level 3 inputs are unobservable inputs that are supported by little or no market activity and that are significant to the fair value of the assets or liabilities.

Additionally in 2018, the Company placed the notes receivable on nonaccrual status and has not recognized $359 thousand and $714 thousand of interest income due on the notes for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019, respectively. The Company has not recognized $359 thousand and $714 thousand of interest income due on the notes for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, respectively.