Hudson Pacific Properties Announces Agreement to Acquire Office Portfolio in Seattle

  Hudson Pacific Properties Announces Agreement to Acquire Office Portfolio in
  Seattle

Transaction Expands Hudson’s Office Portfolio to a Vibrant New Market For the
  Company; Also Announces Acquisition of 3401 Exposition in Santa Monica and
           Disposition of the City Plaza Property in Orange County

Business Wire

LOS ANGELES -- July 1, 2013

Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE: HPP) today announced it
has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire a four-building, 836,419
square-foot office portfolio in Seattle, Washington. The acquisition is
subject to customary closing conditions. In separate transactions, the Company
also announced today the acquisition of 3401 Exposition Boulevard in Santa
Monica and the disposition of its City Plaza property in Orange County.

Seattle Portfolio Acquisition

The Company has agreed to purchase the Seattle office portfolio from Spear
Street Capital for approximately $367.5 million (net of certain credits and
before closing costs and prorations). The purchase price is expected to be
paid from a combination of cash-on-hand, asset-level indebtedness and the
Company’s corporate credit facility. The Company expects to close the
transaction by the end of July 2013. The assets in the portfolio consist of
the following:

  *505 First Street & 83 King (“First & King”): Situated along the waterfront
    in Pioneer Square and adjacent to the Alaskan Way Viaduct redevelopment
    project, the two-building, 472,881 square-foot project combines a
    historic, brick and timber building with a newly constructed creative
    office building. Originally renovated and developed by Starbucks Coffee
    Company, the project is 90% leased to such tenants as Capital One/ING
    Direct, EMC Corporation and Nuance Communications. The asset’s waterfront
    location affords views of Elliott Bay, Olympic Mountain Range and Downtown
    Seattle and access to the burgeoning amenities of Pioneer Square,
    CenturyLink Field and Safeco Field.
  *Met Park North: Located in South Lake Union, one of the most competitive
    submarkets in Downtown Seattle, the property contains 189,762 square feet
    and is approximately 99% leased, with 74% of the building to be occupied
    by Amazon.com, Inc. under a lease expected to commence November 2013
    through October 2023.
  *Northview Center: Situated in the Edmonds/Lynnwood submarket of Seattle’s
    Northend, the property contains 173,776 square feet and is 89% leased to
    such tenants as ADP and FEMA. The property has an in-place average
    remaining lease term of 4.7 years with no significant rollover until 2016.

“We are very pleased to announce Hudson Pacific Properties’ entry into the
Pacific Northwest with these compelling assets,” said Victor J. Coleman,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc.
“Seattle has long been a target market for us. We believe the region’s
underlying economic fundamentals are among the best in the nation and rival
those of San Francisco and West Los Angeles, two of our other core markets.
The purchase of this sizable portfolio also provides us immediate critical
mass in the region, with a beachhead in some of the most vibrant submarkets in
Downtown Seattle. Importantly, we expect the strong occupancy and high quality
tenancy to offer stable cash-flow over the near-term and will be immediately
accretive for Hudson.”

The Eastdil Secured group of Wells Fargo Securities, LLC advised the seller,
Spear Street Capital, on this transaction.

3401 Exposition Boulevard Acquisition

In a separate transaction completed on May 22, 2013, the Company acquired 3401
Exposition Boulevard in Santa Monica, California for $24.7 million from Watt
Investment Partners. Situated at the corner of Exposition Boulevard and
Centinela Avenue in the heart of the Olympic Media Corridor, 3401 Exposition
is expected to consist of up to approximately 65,000 square feet of
state-of-the-art creative office space upon completion of a full base-building
renovation and redevelopment scheduled to be completed by the fourth quarter
of this year. With exposed brick and timber, operable windows, skylights, a
roof deck and boasting easy access to the 10 Freeway and the new Expo Light
Rail Line currently under construction along Exposition Boulevard, the
remodeled 3401 Exposition is expected to be ideal for users seeking creative
office space in the competitive Santa Monica submarket. As part of the
acquisition, the Company assumed a loan with an outstanding principal balance
of approximately $13.2 million.

City Plaza Disposition

Finally, the Company has entered into an agreement to sell its City Plaza
property for approximately $56.0 million (before certain credits, prorations,
and closing costs). The transaction is expected to close on or before
mid-July. Proceeds from the disposition are expected to be used toward the
acquisition of the Seattle portfolio pursuant to a like-kind exchange under
Internal Revenue Code Section 1031. City Plaza is a nineteen-story, 333,922
rentable square-foot Class-A office building located in Orange, California,
that was acquired by the Company’s predecessor in August of 2008 and
contributed to the Company in connection with its June 29, 2010 initial public
offering.

About Hudson Pacific Properties

Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc.is a full-service, vertically integrated real
estate company focused on owning, operating and acquiring high-quality office
properties and state-of-the-art media and entertainment properties in select
growth markets primarily in Northern and Southern California. The Company’s
strategic investment program targets high barrier-to-entry, in-fill locations
with favorable, long-term supply-demand characteristics in select target
markets, including Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and San Francisco.
The Company’s portfolio currently consists of approximately 5.5 million square
feet, not including undeveloped land that the Company believes can support an
additional 2.0 million square feet. The Company has elected to be taxed as a
real estate investment trust, or REIT, for federal income tax purposes. Hudson
Pacific Properties is a component of the Russell 2000® and the Russell 3000®
indices.For additional information, please
visitwww.hudsonpacificproperties.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and
contingencies, many of which are beyond the Company’s control, that may cause
actual results to differ significantly from those expressed in any
forward-looking statement. All forward-looking statements reflect the
Company’s good faith beliefs, assumptions and expectations, but they are not
guarantees of future performance. Furthermore, the Company disclaims any
obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement to
reflect changes in underlying assumptions or factors, of new information, data
or methods, future events or other changes. For a further discussion of these
and other factors that could cause the Company’s future results to differ
materially from any forward-looking statements, see the section entitled “Risk
Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended
December31, 2012 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March
14, 2013, and other risks described in documents subsequently filed by the
Company from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact:

Investor Contact:
Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc.
Mark Lammas
Chief Financial Officer
(310) 445-5700
or
Investor / Media Contact:
Addo Communications, Inc.
Lasse Glassen
(310) 829-5400
lasseg@addocommunications.com
 
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