Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Noncontrolling Interests

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Noncontrolling Interests
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2020
Noncontrolling Interests [Abstract]  
Noncontrolling Interests

7. Noncontrolling interests

Noncontrolling interests represent (i) PS’s noncontrolling interest in the OP through its ownership of 7,305,355 common partnership units, totaling $215.7 million and $213.2 million at December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively, and (ii) the JV Partner’s interests in our consolidated joint ventures, totaling $3.3 million and $2.9 million at December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

PS OP Interests

Each common partnership unit receives a cash distribution equal to the dividend paid on our common shares and is redeemable at PS’s option.

If PS exercises its right of redemption, at PSB’s option (a) PS will receive one common share from us for each common partnership unit redeemed, or (b) PS will receive cash from us for each common partnership unit redeemed generally equal to the market value of a common share (as defined in the Operating Partnership Agreement). We can prevent redemptions that we believe would violate either our articles of incorporation or securities laws, cause PSB to no longer qualify as a REIT, or could result in the OP no longer being treated as a partnership for U.S. federal tax purposes.

In allocating net income and presenting equity, we treat the common partnership units as if converted to common shares. Accordingly, they received the same net income allocation per unit as a common share totaling $33.1 million, $29.0 million, and $46.2 million for the years ended December 31, 2020, 2019, and 2018, respectively.

JV Partner

As a result of consolidating the Brentford Joint Venture, the Company recorded noncontrolling interests of $0.5 million related to the JV Partner’s 1.8% interest during the year ended December 31, 2020.

In conjunction with consolidating the joint venture owning Highgate at The Mile, we recorded noncontrolling interest of $4.0 million related to the JV Partner’s 5.0% interest on January 1, 2018.