NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Paramount Group, Inc., (NYSE:PGRE) (“Paramount” or the “Company”) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell Waterview, a 24-story, 647,000 square foot, Class A office building in Rosslyn, Virginia for $460 million. Waterview is currently 99% leased, and all of the office space is leased to a single tenant, whose lease expires in January 2028. The sale will result in a financial statement gain of approximately $110 million and a tax gain of approximately $393 million, which will be deferred as part of a like-kind exchange for the acquisition of One Front Street. The transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to close in the second quarter of 2017.
“The sale of Waterview further advances our efforts to enhance shareholder value”
“The sale of Waterview further advances our efforts to enhance shareholder value,” stated Albert Behler, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President. “By recycling the capital from this stabilized asset into our recent, more accretive, One Front Street acquisition, we believe shareholders will benefit from our team’s ability to add value by capitalizing on expiring leases that are 20% below market.”
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, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco. 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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