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): April 1, 2021

Douglas Emmett, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)Commission file number(I.R.S. Employer identification No.)
1299 Ocean Avenue, Suite 1000,Santa Monica,California90401
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:    (310) 255-7700

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of Each ClassTrading SymbolName of Each Exchange on Which Registered
Common Stock, $0.01 par value per shareDEINew York Stock Exchange

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 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

Effective April 1, 2021, the Board of Directors (the "Board") of Douglas Emmett, Inc. (the "Company") elected Dorene C. Dominguez as a member of the Board with a term ending as of the Company's 2021 annual meeting of stockholders. In connection with Ms. Dominguez’s election, the size of the Board was increased from 10 to 11. Ms. Dominguez was also appointed to serve on the Board’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee effective as of such date. The Company has determined that Ms. Dominguez is independent of the Company and its management within the meaning of the New York Stock Exchange listing standards.

In connection with her appointment, Ms. Dominguez is eligible to participate in the Company's compensation programs for non-employee directors approved by the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board, as disclosed in the Company’s most recent proxy statement, as in effect from time to time. Pursuant to these programs as currently applicable, Ms. Dominguez will receive an annual retainer of $220,000 payable in long term incentive plan units ("LTIPs"), under the Company’s 2016 Omnibus Stock Incentive Plan, prorated for the period of her service.

A copy of the press release announcing Ms. Dominguez’s appointment to the Board is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

There are no transactions that require disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K regarding Ms. Dominguez.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits: The following exhibits are furnished with this Current Report on Form 8-K:

Exhibit NumberDescription
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)


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 thereunto duly authorized.

Dated:April 7, 2021By:/s/ PETER D. SEYMOUR
  Peter D. Seymour
  Chief Financial Officer