SL Green Announces $900 Million Refinancing of 1515 Broadway
NEW YORK -- February 19, 2013
SL Green Realty Corp. (NYSE: SLG) today announced that it has closed on a $900
million first mortgage refinancing of 1515 Broadway.
The new 12-year, 3.93% fixed rate mortgage financing replaces the former $775
million mortgage loan. The refinancing follows the April 2012 renewal by
Viacom of 1.6 million square feet at the office tower through 2031.
SL Green will recognize approximately $116 million in net proceeds from the
Andrew Mathias, President of SL Green said, “Our ability to execute long-term
fixed rate financing at historically low rates is a significant achievement
and reflects both this property’s strength as well as the continuing positive
evolution of Times Square. The long-term renewal of the Viacom lease, coupled
with our redevelopment of the building’s lobby, common areas, retail space,
and the introduction of LED signage, has created significant value.”
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP acted on behalf of SL Green. Sidley
Austin LLP represented the lender group.
About SL Green Realty Corp.
SL Green Realty Corp., New York City's largest office landlord, is the only
fully integrated real estate investment trust, or REIT, that is focused
primarily on acquiring, managing and maximizing value of Manhattan commercial
properties. As of December 31, 2012, SL Green owned interests in 85 Manhattan
properties totaling 40.8 million square feet. This included ownership
interests in 27.8 million square feet of commercial properties and debt and
preferred equity investments secured by 13.0 million square feet of
properties. In addition to its Manhattan investments, SL Green holds ownership
interests in 31 suburban assets totaling 5.4 million square feet in Brooklyn,
Long Island, Westchester County, Connecticut and New Jersey, along with four
development properties in the suburbs encompassing approximately 0.5 million
square feet. The Company also has ownership interests in 31 properties
totaling 4.5 million square feet in southern California.
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SL Green Realty Corp.
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