Paramount Sells Washington, DC Asset for $154.5MM, Will Use Proceeds for San Francisco Purchase

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(EDITOR’S NOTE: The Registry had reported on August 20, 2019 that New York City-based Paramount Group is planning to close later this year on the acquisition of the two-building office asset in San Francisco known as Market Center. The planned purchase price is projected to be approximately $723 million, or roughly $960 per square foot based on that figure, according to sources familiar with the sale of the asset.)

NEW YORK–Paramount Group, Inc. (NYSE: PGRE) (“Paramount” or the “Company”) announced today that it has sold Liberty Place, a 172,000 square foot office building located in the East End submarket of Washington, D.C., for $154.5 million, or approximately $900 per square foot. The Company intends to use net proceeds from the sale to fund its share of the previously announced purchase of Market Center in San Francisco, as well as for general corporate purposes.

“We continue to execute on our capital recycling strategy by selling stabilized assets at attractive prices and redeploying that capital into higher-growth opportunities, such as Market Center,” said Albert Behler, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company.

The impact of the sale of Liberty Place was not included in the Company’s most recent earnings guidance issued on July 31, 2019. Based on the timing of the closing of this sale, the Company no longer expects to receive $0.01 per share of Core FFO in the fourth quarter that had been previously included in its full year 2019 Core FFO guidance.

About Paramount Group, Inc.

Headquartered in New York City, Paramount Group, Inc. is a fully-integrated real estate investment trust that owns, operates, manages, acquires and redevelops high-quality, Class A office properties located in select central business district submarkets of New York City, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Paramount is focused on maximizing the value of its portfolio by leveraging the sought-after locations of its assets and its proven property management capabilities to attract and retain high-quality tenants.

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