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Orion Office REIT, Organization

Orion Office REIT, Organization
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2022
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Note 1 – Organization
Orion Office REIT Inc. (the “Company”, “Orion”, “we” or “us”) was incorporated in the state of Maryland on July 1, 2021 and was capitalized on July 15, 2021.
On April 29, 2021, Realty Income Corporation (“Realty Income”) entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (as amended, the “Merger Agreement”) with VEREIT, Inc. (“VEREIT”), its operating partnership, VEREIT Operating Partnership, L.P. (“VEREIT OP”), Rams MD Subsidiary I, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Realty Income (“Merger Sub 1”), and Rams Acquisition Sub II, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Realty Income (“Merger Sub 2”). On November 1, 2021, pursuant to the Merger Agreement, Merger Sub 2 merged with and into VEREIT OP, with VEREIT OP continuing as the surviving partnership, and immediately thereafter, VEREIT merged with and into Merger Sub 1, with Merger Sub 1 continuing as the surviving corporation (together, the “Mergers”, and such effective time of the Mergers, the “Merger Effective Time”). Upon the Merger Effective Time, as part of the Mergers, Realty Income acquired certain office real properties and related assets previously owned by subsidiaries of VEREIT (collectively, “VEREIT Office Assets”). Following the Merger Effective Time, in accordance with the Merger Agreement, Realty Income contributed the portion of the combined business comprising certain office real properties and related assets previously owned by subsidiaries of Realty Income (collectively, “Realty Income Office Assets”) and VEREIT Office Assets (the “Separation”) to the Company and its operating partnership, Orion Office REIT LP (“Orion OP”). On November 12, 2021, following the Separation, in accordance with the Merger Agreement and that certain Separation and Distribution Agreement dated as of November 11, 2021, by and among Realty Income, the Company and Orion OP (the “Separation and Distribution Agreement”), Realty Income effected a special distribution to its stockholders (including the former holders of VEREIT common stock and certain former VEREIT OP common unitholders prior to the Mergers) of all of the outstanding shares of common stock of the Company (the “Distribution”). Approximately $595.0 million was distributed by the Company to Realty Income in accordance with the Separation and Distribution Agreement. In connection with the Separation and the Distribution, the Company entered into certain agreements with Realty Income to govern the ongoing relationships between the Company and Realty Income and to provide mechanisms for an orderly transition to the Company’s status as an independent, publicly traded company, including the Separation and Distribution Agreement and a transition services agreement to provide certain administrative and other services between the parties for a limited time. Following the Distribution, the Company became independent and publicly traded and has been operating in a manner so as to qualify and has elected to be taxed as a REIT, commencing with the Company’s initial taxable year ended December 31, 2021.
The Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share, trades on the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) under the symbol “ONL”.
At September 30, 2022, the Company owned and operated 87 office properties and related assets previously owned by Realty Income and VEREIT, totaling approximately 10.0 million leasable square feet located within 29 states. In addition, the Company owns an equity interest in OAP/VER Venture, LLC (the “Arch Street Joint Venture”), an unconsolidated joint venture with an affiliate of Arch Street Capital Partners, LLC (“Arch Street Capital Partners”). As of September 30, 2022, the Arch Street Joint Venture owned a portfolio consisting of six office properties totaling approximately 1.0 million leasable square feet located within six states.