Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
December 5, 2005
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported)
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Maryland   1-12193   95-4578533
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11601 Wilshire Boulevard
Fourth Floor
Los Angeles, California 90025

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(310) 966-2600
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     On December 1, 2005, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors (the “Committee”) of Arden Realty, Inc. (the “Company”) approved the following:
  (a)   Establishment of Fiscal 2006 Base Salaries. The Committee approved fiscal 2006 base salaries for the following executives, pursuant to their respective employment agreements, effective February 16, 2006, equal to:
Richard S. Ziman
  $ 825,000  
Victor J. Coleman
  $ 675,000  
Richard S. Davis
  $ 475,000  
Robert C. Peddicord
  $ 385,000  
Howard Stern
  $ 325,000  
David Swartz
  $ 275,000  
  (b)   Executive Restricted Stock Awards. Pursuant to the Incentive Plan and as part of the Company’s long-term incentive award program, the Committee approved an award of restricted stock to each of the following executives, effective December 1, 2005, equal to:
    Total Shares   Time-Based   Performance-
    Granted   Awards   Based Awards
Richard S. Ziman
    86,692       43,346       43,346  
Victor J. Coleman
    37,928       18,964       18,964  
Richard S. Davis
    21,674       10,837       10,837  
Robert C. Peddicord
    21,674       10,837       10,837  
Howard Stern
    16,254       8,127       8,127  
David Swartz
    13,004       6,502       6,502  
     The total restricted stock awarded to each executive will be allocated 50% as a time-based award and 50% as a performance-based award. Each award will be governed by restricted stock agreements. The Form of each agreement was filed as an exhibit to the Company’s current report on Form 8-K filed on April 15, 2005. This current report describes certain terms of these restricted stock agreements, and such descriptions are qualified in their entirety by reference to the full text of such agreements.
     Pursuant to the applicable restricted stock agreement, the time-based awards and the performance-based awards will vest in equal installments on each of the next five anniversary dates of the award, assuming certain performance targets are met, with regard to the performance-based awards. The Committee has determined that the performance-based awards require that the Company achieve certain pre-determined financial hurdles in each of the five years the restricted stock vests. The financial hurdles are based upon Total Return to Shareholders (“TRS”). For the applicable restricted stock to vest, the Company’s TRS must exceed certain market benchmarks. The formula incorporates a carryback/carryforward feature that would, in essence, average the TRS performance over the five-year vesting period. The vesting of both time-based awards and performance-based awards will accelerate upon an executive’s death or disability or a change in control of the Company. In addition, the Committee has determined that all future long-term incentive awards will be made solely in restricted stock, rather than in options or in a combination of options and restricted stock.



     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Dated: December 5, 2005  ARDEN REALTY, INC.
  By:   /s/ Richard S. Davis    
    Richard S. Davis   
    Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer