Duff & Phelps Rendered Relative Fairness Opinion in Connection with the Paramount Group's REIT IPO
On November 19, 2014 Paramount Group went public, raising $2.3 billion, representing the largest REIT IPO in history. Paramount Group, Inc. consolidated the real estate portfolios and operations of a series of investment funds and other entities and internalized its management company as part of its conversion to a real estate investment trust and initial public offering. Paramount Group is one of the largest vertically-integrated real estate companies focused on owning, operating and managing high-quality, Class A office properties in New York City, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco. Paramount’s portfolio consists of 12 Class A office properties with an aggregate of approximately 10.4 million rentable square feet. Duff & Phelps served as financial advisor to the investment funds to determine the relative value of each of the funds and the management company and rendered a fairness opinion that the relative value attributable to each of the funds and the management company were fair to the funds, from a financial point of view.