Dr. Alice Foyle (lessee) has a non-cancelable, 20-year lease with Brownback Realty Inc. (lessor) for the use of a medical building. Taxes, insurance, and maintenance are paid by the lessee in addition to the fixed annual payments, of which the present value is equal to the fair value of the leased property. At the end of the lease period, title becomes the lessee's at a nominal price. Considering the terms of this lease, comment on the nature of the lease transaction and the accounting treatment that should be accorded it by the lessee.

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Dr. Alice Foyle (lessee) has a non-cancelable, 20-year lease with Brownback Realty Inc. (lessor) for the use of a medical building. Taxes, insurance, and maintenance are paid by the lessee in addition to the fixed annual payments, of which the present value is equal to the fair value of the leased property. At the end of the lease period, title becomes the lessee's at a nominal price. Considering the terms of this lease, comment on the nature of the lease transaction and the accounting treatment that should be accorded it by the lessee.

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