Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): June 10, 2019



American Assets Trust, Inc.

American Assets Trust, L.P.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Maryland (American Assets Trust, Inc.)   001-35030 (American Assets Trust, Inc.)   27-3338708 (American Assets Trust, Inc.)
Maryland (American Assets Trust, L.P.)   333-202342-01 (American Assets Trust, L.P.)   27-3338894 (American Assets Trust, L.P.)

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File No.)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


11455 El Camino Real, Suite 200

San Diego, California 92130

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (858) 350-2600

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Name of Registrant


Title of each class


Trading Symbol


Name of each exchange on which

American Assets Trust, Inc.   Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share   AAT   New York Stock Exchange
American Assets Trust, L.P.   None   None   None

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On June 10, 2019, American Assets Trust, Inc. (the “Company”), through a subsidiary of the Company’s operating partnership, entered into a definitive purchase and sale agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with HSPF La Jolla Commons I Investors LLC, HSPF La Jolla Commons II Investors LLC and HSPF La Jolla Commons III Investors LLC (collectively, the “Seller”), pursuant to which we agreed to acquire La Jolla Commons (the “Property”) from the Seller for a purchase price of $525 million, less a seller credit of approximately $11.5 million.

The Property consists of two office towers, an entitled development parcel and two parking structures, located in the University Town Center submarket of San Diego, California. The Property’s two office towers total approximately 724,000 square feet. One tower, consisting of approximately 421,000 square feet, is 100% leased to a credit-rated tenant, and the other tower, consisting of approximately 303,000 square feet, is approximately 72% leased. In addition, the Property includes a fully entitled development parcel for an approximately 224,000 square foot building.

The Purchase Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and covenants. The representations and warranties contained in the Purchase Agreement were made only for purposes of the transactions contemplated by the Purchase Agreement as of specific dates and may have been qualified by certain disclosures between the parties and a contractual standard of materiality different from those generally applicable under securities laws, among other limitations. The representations and warranties were made for purposes of allocating contractual risk between the parties to the Purchase Agreement and should not be relied upon as a disclosure of factual information relating to the Company, the Seller or the transactions described in this Current Report on Form 8-K.

The Company expects closing to occur by the end of the second quarter of 2019, subject to customary closing conditions.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On June 10, 2019, the Company issued a press release announcing the acquisition of the Property. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1. The information contained in Item 7.01 of this Current Report, including Exhibit 99.1, is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for any purposes, including for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section. Such information shall not be incorporated by reference into any filing of the Company, whether made before or after the date hereof, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)    Exhibits


Exhibit Number


Exhibit Description

99.1    Press Release issued by American Assets Trust, Inc. on June 10, 2019.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


    American Assets Trust, Inc.
    By:   /s/ Adam Wyll
    Adam Wyll
    Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
June 10, 2019      
    American Assets Trust, L.P.
    By:   /s/ Adam Wyll
    Adam Wyll
    Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
June 10, 2019      
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