Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2022
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Organization Organization
Corporate Office Properties Trust (“COPT”) and subsidiaries (collectively, the “Company”, “we” or “us”) is a fully-integrated and self-managed real estate investment trust (“REIT”). We own, manage, lease, develop and selectively acquire office and data center properties. The majority of our portfolio is in locations that support the United States Government (“USG”) and its contractors, most of whom are engaged in national security, defense and information technology (“IT”) related activities servicing what we believe are growing, durable, priority missions (“Defense/IT Locations”). We also own a portfolio of office properties located in select urban submarkets in the Greater Washington, DC/Baltimore region with durable Class-A office fundamentals and characteristics (“Regional Office”). As of December 31, 2022, our properties included the following (all references to number of properties, square footage and acres are unaudited):

194 properties totaling 23.0 million square feet comprised of 17.7 million square feet in 166 office properties and 5.3 million square feet in 28 single-tenant data center shells. We owned 21 of these data center shells through unconsolidated real estate joint ventures;
seven properties under development (five office properties and two data center shells), including two partially-operational properties, that we estimate will total approximately 1.0 million square feet upon completion; and
approximately 710 acres of land controlled for future development that we believe could be developed into approximately 9.5 million square feet and 43 acres of other land.

We conduct almost all of our operations and own almost all of our assets through our operating partnership, Corporate Office Properties, L.P. (“COPLP”) and subsidiaries (collectively, the “Operating Partnership”), of which COPT is the sole general partner. COPLP owns real estate directly and through subsidiary partnerships and limited liability companies (“LLCs”).  In addition to owning real estate, COPLP also owns subsidiaries that provide real estate services such as property management, development and construction services primarily for our properties but also for third parties. Some of these services are performed by a taxable REIT subsidiary (“TRS”).

Equity interests in COPLP are in the form of common and preferred units. As of December 31, 2022, COPT owned 98.0% of the outstanding COPLP common units (“common units”) and there were no preferred units outstanding. Common units not owned by COPT carry certain redemption rights. The number of common units owned by COPT is equivalent to the number of outstanding common shares of beneficial interest (“common shares”) of COPT, and the entitlement of common units to quarterly distributions and payments in liquidation is substantially the same as that of COPT common shareholders.
COPT’s common shares are publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) under the ticker symbol “OFC”.