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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Albert Behler

65 2014 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Wilbur Paes

39 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer

Daniel Lauer

54 2014 Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer

Jolanta Bott

65 2014 Executive Vice President, Operations Human Resources

Theodore Koltis

48 2014 Executive Vice President, Leasing

Gage Johnson

55 2014 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Ralph Diruggiero

66 2014 Senior Vice President, Property Management

Vito Messina

54 2014 Senior Vice President, Asset Management

Peter Linneman

66 2016 Lead Independent Director

Thomas Armbrust

65 2014 Director

Katharina Otto-Bernstein

52 2014 Director

Martin Bussmann

65 2016 Independent Director

Dan Emmett

77 2014 Independent Director

Lizanne Galbreath

59 2014 Independent Director

Karin Klein

44 2016 Independent Director

David O'Connor

53 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Albert Behler

Mr. Albert Behler is a Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Paramount Group, Inc. Mr. Behler joined our company in October 1991 as President and Chief Executive Officer, where he oversaw all of the acquisitions and dispositions that produced our current portfolio of assets. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Behler held various leadership positions at Thyssen, a German multinational conglomerate that he joined in 1973. He ran Thyssen Saudia Company, Ltd as Managing Director and was President of Thyssen Rheinstahl in Atlanta, Georgia from 1985 to 1991. In his positions with Thyssen, Mr. Behler was responsible for, among other duties, the acquisition, financing, development and disposition of more than ten million square feet of commercial real estate in various countries. Mr. Behler’s board and association memberships presently include serving as a member of The Real Estate Roundtable, Washington, D.C.; a member of the Board of Governors of the Real Estate Board of New York; a member of the Urban Land Institute, where he is also a member of the Board of Directors of the ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance; a member of the American Council on Germany’s Business Advisory Committee; and a member of the Board of Trustees of Citymeals-on-Wheels. Mr. Behler is also a former member of the Executive Committee of Greenprint Foundation and a former Chairman of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE). Mr. Behler studied law at the University of Cologne and graduated from Georgia State University with a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

Wilbur Paes

Mr. Wilbur Paes is a Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer of Paramount Group, Inc. Before being appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Mr. Paes was our Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer since 2014. Prior to joining our executive management team in 2014, Mr. Paes spent over 11 years at Vornado Realty Trust, a publicly traded REIT, where he held a myriad of positions in accounting and finance, most recently as Senior Vice President of SEC Reporting. Prior to that, Mr. Paes worked for the international public accounting firms of KPMG LLP and Arthur Andersen LLP, where he served some of the firms’ largest real estate clients. Mr. Paes graduated from Queens College of the City University of New York with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and Information Systems. He is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in the State of New York, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Daniel Lauer

Mr. Daniel Lauer is a Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer of Paramount Group, Inc. Mr. Lauer previously served as a Vice President of Acquisitions at our company since 2002 and Senior Vice President, Acquisitions and Business Development since February 2013, overseeing the acquisition and disposition process, including due diligence and the closing of numerous transactions. Prior to that, Mr. Lauer held various other management positions at our company since 1989. From 1985 to 1989, Mr. Lauer served in the accounting department of Turner Construction Company, a general builder and construction management firm, where he was responsible for financial reporting and budgeting for the New Jersey regional office. Mr. Lauer is a Member of the Urban Land Institute and the Samuel Zell and Robert Lurie Real Estate Center at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Lauer graduated from Fairfield University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and from Rutgers University with a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

Jolanta Bott

Ms. Jolanta Bott is a Executive Vice President, Operations Human Resources of Paramount Group, Inc. Ms. Bott previously served as a Senior Vice President with our company since June 2002, responsible for all human resource matters. Prior to that, Ms. Bott held various other management positions at our company since July 1979. Prior to joining our company, Ms. Bott held a position in marketing and public relations at the European American Bank, where she reported directly to the Vice Chairman. Ms. Bott studied Art, Business and Psychology in Europe, Africa and Latin America, and is fluent in several languages.

Theodore Koltis

Mr. Theodore Koltis is a Executive Vice President, Leasing of Paramount Group, Inc. Mr. Koltis joined our management company in December 2010 as Senior Vice President of Leasing, responsible for the leasing of our company’s portfolio in New York, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco. Prior to joining our company, since September 2002, Mr. Koltis served as a Managing Director at Tishman Speyer Properties, a real estate building and operating company, where he was responsible for leasing in New York, including Rockefeller Center, The Chrysler Building, 666 Fifth Avenue and The MetLife Building. Prior to joining Tishman Speyer Properties in 2002, Mr. Koltis worked at CB Richard Ellis, a publicly-traded commercial real estate services and investment firm, in the consulting group and at Tishman Realty and Construction in their real estate consulting group specializing in tenant advisory. He is a member of both the Real Estate Board of New York and the Young Men’s/Women’s Real Estate Association of New York. Mr. Koltis graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science and received a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Columbia University.

Gage Johnson

Mr. Gage R. Johnson is a Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Paramount Group, Inc. Mr. Johnson joined our company in May 2009 as General Counsel. Previously, since 2005, Mr. Johnson was General Counsel of Citi Property Investors, the global real estate investment management arm of Citigroup, where he was a Managing Director responsible for virtually all legal aspects of real estate investments throughout the United States, Europe and Asia in all property sectors. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Johnson was an Executive Director in the Law Department at Morgan Stanley Real Estate, the investment firm’s real estate unit. From 1998 to 2003, Mr. Johnson served in various roles at Lend Lease Real Estate, part of a publicly-traded property group specializing in project management and construction, real estate investment and development, most recently as General Counsel. Prior to joining Lend Lease Real Estate, Mr. Johnson was an attorney with the law firm of Paul Hastings LLP in Washington, D.C. He was formerly the Vice Chairman, Treasurer, and member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of The National Aquarium in Washington, D.C. Mr. Johnson graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs and from the University of Virginia School of Law with a Juris Doctorate.

Ralph Diruggiero

Mr. Ralph J. Diruggiero is a Senior Vice President, Property Management of Paramount Group, Inc. Mr. DiRuggiero joined our company in May 2001 as Vice President of Property Management where he was directly involved in all aspects of property management and security for the entire portfolio. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. DiRuggiero was Senior Vice President of Property Management and Regional Director at the Trammell Crow Company, a real estate development, investment and operations company. From 1989 to 1999, Mr. DiRuggiero served in various management roles with Jones Lang LaSalle, a publicly-traded professional services and investment management company specializing in real estate, and its affiliates and predecessors, most recently as Executive Vice President. Mr. DiRuggiero graduated from the University of Scranton with a Bachelor of Science degree and from The City University of New York (Baruch College) with a Master’s degree in Public Administration.

Vito Messina

Mr. Vito Messina is a Senior Vice President, Asset Management of Paramount Group, Inc. Mr. Messina joined our company in July 2002 as Vice President of Controlling and assumed responsibility for accounting, property financing, financial accounting and financial reporting for its portfolio of properties. In July 2013 he was promoted to Senior Vice President, Asset Management where he has been responsible for overseeing the asset management function for our company’s property portfolio. Previously, since 1994, Mr. Messina was Assistant Corporate Controller and later Vice President and Corporate Operations Controller at Devon Properties, Inc., an apartment and commercial property management services company. From 1986 to 1994, Mr. Messina provided audit and consulting services at Deloitte

Peter Linneman

Dr. Peter Linneman is Lead Independent Director of Paramount Group, Inc. From 1979 to 2011, Dr. Linneman was a Professor of Real Estate, Finance and Public Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business and is currently an Emeritus Albert Sussman Professor of Real Estate there. Dr. Linneman is also currently a principal of Linneman Associates, a real estate advisory firm, and a principal of American Land Funds, a private equity firm. Dr. Linneman has served on over 20 public and private company boards, including serving as Chairman of the Board of Rockefeller Center Properties, Inc., a REIT, as a member on the board of trustees of Equity Commonwealth (formerly known as CommonWealth REIT), a publicly-traded REIT, and as a member of the board of directors of Regency Centers Corporation, a publicly-traded REIT. Dr. Linneman is also currently serving as an independent director of Atrium European Real Estate Ltd., where his term will expire April 25, 2017, and AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc., a publicly-traded REIT. Dr. Linneman previously served as a director of Equity One, Inc., prior to its merger with Regency Centers Corporation, Bedford Property Investors, Inc. and JER Investors Trust, Inc., a finance company that acquires real estate debt securities and loans. Dr. Linneman holds both Masters and Doctorate degrees in economics from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ashland University. Dr. Linneman was selected to serve on our Board based on his experience over many years in financial and business advisory services and investment activity and his experience as a member of numerous public and private boards, including many real estate companies.

Thomas Armbrust

Mr. Thomas Armbrust is a Director of Paramount Group, Inc. Mr. Armbrust has been the Managing Director of CURA Vermögensverwaltung, a real estate management firm, since 1992. From 1985 to 1992, Mr. Armbrust was Vice President Tax, Accounting, Reporting and M&A of Gruner & Jahr Publishing Group, Hamburg. Prior to that, Mr. Armbrust held various other finance positions since 1977. Mr. Armbrust serves as a member of the supervisory board of Deutsche EuroShop AG, a public German real estate stock company, as a member of the supervisory board of Otto Versand, an international retailer, and as chairman of the supervisory board of ECE Projektmanagement, an international shopping center manager and developer. Mr. Armbrust also serves as a director of certain of the entities comprising our predecessor entities and their affiliates. Mr. Armbrust studied national economics and received his Masters of Economics from the University of Mainz. Mr. Armbrust was selected to serve on our Board based on his extensive experience in the real estate industry, his background in finance and his extensive knowledge of the Company.

Katharina Otto-Bernstein

Ms. Katharina Otto-Bernstein is a Director of Paramount Group, Inc. Ms. Otto-Bernstein is an award winning writer and film maker, who began her career as a journalist. Currently, she is the President of Film Manufacturers Inc., an international production company specializing in the development, production and co-production of high quality fiction and non-fiction motion pictures, as well as selected works for stage and print, a position which she has held since 1992. Ms. Otto-Bernstein is also a principal owner of ECE Projektmanagement, an international shopping center manager and developer, and a member of the board of directors of CURA Vermögensverwaltung, a real estate management firm. Ms. Otto-Bernstein is a member of the Dean’s Council of the Columbia University School of the Arts and was awarded the Columbia University Alumni Medal of Achievement in 2009. She is also a member of the board of directors of the Metropolitan Opera and of the International Council of the Guggenheim Museum and served for ten years on the board of the Wildlife Conservation Society. Ms. Otto-Bernstein received a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College in philosophy and political science and a Masters of Fine Arts in film from Columbia University. Ms. Otto-Bernstein was selected to serve on our Board based on her significant ownership interest in the Company and experience in the real estate industry.

Martin Bussmann

Dr. Martin Bussmann is an Independent Director of Paramount Group, Inc. Dr. Bussmann has been a Trustee of the Mannheim Trust in New York since 1998, responsible for the investment and management of its assets in real estate, private equity and financial investments in public equity and fixed income. He also serves as director or manager of a number of the Mannheim Trust portfolio companies, including Mannheim Holdings LLC and Mannheim Real Estate LLC and their subsidiaries. He was a board member of the private Cellwar Holding AG in Switzerland and since its reorganization is President of Rhodanie Investment AG. From 1998 to 2005, he was Co-Trustee of the Marico Trust in New York, and from 1995 to 1998 he was manager of Margna SA/Margna Holding SA, a Luxembourg company that invested in European blue chip stocks. Prior to these positions, from 1980 until 1994, Dr. Bussmann spent 15 years in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries in Germany and the United States, at Knoll AG, Abbott Laboratories, BASF AG and BASF Corporation. Dr. Bussmann received his Dr. juris utriusque degree from Heidelberg University and in 1977 was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School. Dr. Bussmann was selected to serve on our Board based on his extensive experience in industries other than real estate, his background in finance and his senior leadership background.

Dan Emmett

Mr. Dan Emmett is an Independent Director of Paramount Group, Inc. Mr. Emmett has served as the chairman of the board of directors of Douglas Emmett, Inc., a publicly-traded high-quality office and multifamily property REIT, since its inception in 2006. Mr. Emmett co-founded the predecessors of Douglas Emmett, Inc. in 1971 and 1991. Mr. Emmett received his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and his Juris Doctorate from Harvard University. Mr. Emmett was selected to serve on our Board based on his extensive experience in the real estate industry as well as his senior leadership background.

Lizanne Galbreath

Ms. Lizanne Galbreath is an Independent Director of Paramount Group, Inc. Ms. Galbreath has been the Managing Partner of Galbreath & Company, a real estate investment firm, since 1999. From April 1997 to 1999, Ms. Galbreath was Managing Director of LaSalle Partners/Jones Lang LaSalle, a publicly-traded real estate services and investment management firm, where she also served as a director. From 1984 to 1997, Ms. Galbreath served as a Managing Director, then Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, of The Galbreath Company, the predecessor entity of Galbreath & Company. Ms. Galbreath has been a member of the board of directors of ILG, Inc., a leading provider of professionally delivered vacation experiences, since May 2016. She was director of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., a publicly-traded hotel and leisure company, from 2005 to September 2016. Ms. Galbreath is also a past Chair of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business Real Estate Advisory Board, a past member of the board of Grosvenor Americas, and a past trustee of the Urban Land Institute. Ms. Galbreath received a Masters of Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College. Ms. Galbreath was selected to serve on our Board based on her extensive experience in the real estate industry as well as her senior leadership background.

Karin Klein

Ms. Karin Klein is an Independent Director of Paramount Group, Inc. Ms. Klein has been a partner of Bloomberg Beta, a venture capital fund which invests in technology companies that make work better, since 2013. Prior to launching Bloomberg Beta, Ms. Klein led new initiatives at Bloomberg L.P. from 2010 to 2013. Before joining Bloomberg L.P., from 2000 to 2010, Ms. Klein served in various roles at SoftBank Group Corp., a Japanese multinational telecommunications and internet company, including as a vice president and director of corporate development. Previously, she also held investing and operating roles at several investment companies and co-founded a children’s education business. Ms. Klein is a member of the board of trustees of Harvey Mudd College. Ms. Klein graduated summa cum laude with a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science from The Wharton School and a Bachelor of Arts from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Klein was selected to serve on our Board based on her extensive experience outside the real estate industry, particularly in technology-related industries, and her senior leadership background.

David O'Connor

Mr. David O'Connor is an Independent Director of Paramount Group, Inc. Mr. O’Connor is a private investor and Managing Partner of High Rise Capital Partners, LLC, and was the co-founder and senior Managing Partner of High Rise Capital Management, L.P., a New York-based real estate securities hedge fund manager that operated from 2001 to 2011. From 1994 to 2000, he was a principal, co-portfolio manager and investment committee member of European Investors, Inc., a real estate securities investment advisory firm. Mr. O’Connor serves in various positions at real estate investment firms. He is a member of the boards of Prologis, Inc., a publicly-traded REIT focused on industrial logistics and real estate globally; Regency Centers Corporation, a publicly-traded REIT that specializes in neighborhood shopping centers; and is the Non-Executive Co-Chairman of HighBrook Investment Management, LP, a real estate private equity firm. He also serves on the executive committee of the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. O’Connor received a Master of Science in real estate from New York University and a Bachelor of Science from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College, where he serves as a Trustee. Mr. O’Connor was selected to serve on our Board based on his extensive investment management experience in the real estate industry.

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