American Realty Capital New York Recovery REIT to Acquire
Institutional-Quality Manhattan Office Building Located at 1440 Broadway
Acquisition of 1440 Broadway, Along with Previously Announced Acquisitions,
Would Increase NYRR's Portfolio to $2.1 Billion in Assets
NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2013
NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --American Realty Capital New York
Recovery REIT, Inc. ("NYRR") announced today that it has entered into a
purchase and sale agreement to acquire from a subsidiary of Rockpoint Group,
L.L.C. ("Rockpoint") the fee simple interest in an institutional-quality
office building located at 1440 Broadway in Times Square South. The purchase
price for the building is $528.6 million, exclusive of closing costs. The
25-story property is 95% leased and contains approximately 756,000 rentable
square feet. Approximately 40% of the rental income from the property is
derived from investment-grade rated companies. The largest tenant in the
building is Macy's, Inc., which occupies approximately 27% of the building.
Michael A. Happel, Chief Investment Officer of NYRR noted, "We are pleased to
be acquiring 1440 Broadway. The Times Square South neighborhood, we believe,
has significant long-term potential as the Times Square submarket pushes south
and the Bryant Park submarket pushes north. This institutional-grade asset is
in excellent physical condition and has a high-quality roster of tenants from
various industries. This purchase will increase our portfolio asset value to
over $2.1 billion, including other recently announced acquisitions. We remain
focused on building a first class company with a concentration on New York
City real estate. Our team continues to identify and acquire, in our view,
strong assets in excellent locations and at good prices, enabling us to grow
our portfolio aggressively."
Eastdil Secured acted as a special advisor to Rockpoint in this transaction.
NYRR is a publicly registered, non-traded real estate investment trust
("REIT") that has qualified as a REIT for tax purposes. Additional information
about NYRR can be found on its website at www.newyorkrecoveryreit.com.
Rockpoint is a global real estate investment management firm headquartered in
Boston, with additional primary offices in San Francisco, Dallas and London.
The firm employs a fundamental value approach to investing and focuses on
select product types and geographic regions, with a primary emphasis on
opportunities in major coastal markets in the United States. Since its
inception in 2003, Rockpoint has sponsored six private investment funds and
four co-investment vehicles, with aggregate capital commitments of
approximately $9 billion. The firm's six Managing Members have been working
and investing together for 14 years and Rockpoint's Founding Managing Members
have been working and investing together since 1996. Through the Rockpoint
sponsored funds and in prior investment vehicles, Rockpoint's Founding
Managing Members have together invested nearly $11 billion of equity in more
than 330 transactions with a total capitalization of approximately $42
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SOURCE American Realty Capital New York Recovery REIT, Inc.
Contact: From: Anthony J. DeFazio, DDCworks, email@example.com, Ph:
484-342-3600; For: Michael A. Happel, CIO, American Realty Capital New York
Recovery REIT, Inc., firstname.lastname@example.org, Ph: 212-415-6500
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