Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Investments

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Investments
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2018
Investments, All Other Investments [Abstract]  
Investments
Investments
Compstak
In August 2016, we acquired a minority interest in Compstak, Inc. (“Compstak”), which is an unrelated company that specializes in the aggregation of commercial lease data. The shares we acquired represent an ownership interest of less than 20%. We evaluated our relationship with Compstak and determined we do not have significant influence over its operations nor is it economically dependent upon us. The carrying value of this investment at both December 31, 2018 and 2017, was $3.0 million and is included in “Other assets” in the accompanying Consolidated Balance Sheets.
WayBlazer
In January 2018, we paid $2.0 million in cash in return for a convertible promissory note (“Note”) from WayBlazer, Inc. (“WayBlazer”), which was an unrelated company that specialized in an artificial intelligence platform for the travel industry. The Note bears interest at 8% per annum and matures in December 2020. On July 31, 2018, WayBlazer voluntarily filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy and ceased all operations. We have begun foreclosure proceedings and will attempt to recover the value of our investment through our first priority security interest in WayBlazer’s intellectual property. During the third quarter of 2018, we were unable to determine the fair value of a recovery, if any, and therefore determined our investment in WayBlazer to be fully impaired, resulting in a non-operating loss of $2.0 million recognized in “Interest expense and other, net” in the accompanying Consolidated Statements of Operations.