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Description of Business

Description of Business
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2022
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
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PS Business Parks, Inc. (“PSB” or the “Company”), a Maryland corporation, was organized in 1990. Effective May 19, 2021, following approval by its common and preferred stockholders, PSB reincorporated from the state of California to the state of Maryland.
On July 20, 2022 (the “Acquisition Date”), pursuant to the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in an Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of April 24, 2022 (the “Merger Agreement”), a merger (the “Merger”) was completed between PSB and a direct subsidiary of Sequoia Parent LP, a Delaware limited partnership (“Parent”), with the Company surviving. As a result of the Merger, the Company became a subsidiary of Parent and certain of its affiliates, and PS Business Parks, L.P (the “Partnership”) remained a subsidiary of the Company. The Parent is an affiliate of Blackstone Real Estate Partners IX, L.P., which is an affiliate of Blackstone Inc. (“Blackstone”). The common stock of the Company is wholly owned by the Parent and certain of its affiliates and is not publicly traded. The depositary shares representing the preferred stock of the Company are publicly traded. Refer to Note 2 for additional information on basis of presentation.
PSB and its subsidiaries, including the Partnership and its consolidated joint ventures, are collectively referred to as the “Company,” “we,” “us,” or “our.”
Public Storage Operating Partnership Interests
Pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Merger Agreement, upon the Closing each partnership unit of the Partnership (a “Partnership Unit”) that was issued and outstanding prior to the effective time of the Merger (the “Partnership Merger Effective Time”) (other than units held by the Company, Parent, or any of their respective wholly owned subsidiaries) was automatically cancelled and converted into the right to receive an amount in cash equal to $182.25 (the “Per Company Share Merger Consideration”), less any applicable withholding taxes, which represented $187.50 per share of Common Stock as reduced by a $5.25 per share cash dividend paid in connection with the Closing (the “Closing Cash Dividend”) in accordance with the terms of the Merger Agreement. At the Partnership Merger Effective Time, each Partnership Unit owned by the Company or any of its subsidiaries immediately prior to the Partnership Merger Effective Time remained outstanding as a Partnership Unit of the Partnership held by the Company or the relevant subsidiary.
As a result of the completion of the Merger, an aggregate of approximately 21% of the Partnership’s issued and outstanding limited partnership interests were directly owned by Parent and certain of its affiliates (other than the Company) (the “Parent Partners”). Pursuant to a Distribution and Contribution Agreement, immediately following the completion of the Merger, the Partnership redeemed all of such limited partnership units in exchange for the distribution (the “Redemption and Distribution”) to the Parent Partners of certain subsidiaries of the Partnership which held assets comprised of 58 properties located in California, Washington and Virginia (the “Non-Core Portfolio”). As a result of the Redemption and Distribution, the Company (directly or indirectly) owns 100% of the Partnership. Total consideration for the exchange was $1,295,217, which represents the fair values as determined between us and our Parent Partners, a related party, on the transaction date. No gain or loss was recognized in connection with this transaction. We accounted for this transaction as a non-cash equity distribution in the Consolidated Financial Statements.
Description of business
The Company is a real estate investment trust (“REIT”) that owns, operates, acquires and develops commercial properties, primarily multi-tenant industrial, industrial-flex and low-rise suburban office space. As of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company owned 471 buildings in six states with 20,659,564 rentable square feet and 666 buildings in six states with 27,716,719 rentable square feet, respectively.