American Realty Capital New York Recovery REIT Purchases Equity Interest in
NYRR Portfolio Reaches $2.1 Billion of Assets, Comprised of 23 High-Quality
New York Properties, Including This Transaction and Previously Announced
Acquisitions Under Contract
NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2013
NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --American Realty Capital New York
Recovery REIT, Inc. ("NYRR") announced today that it has acquired a 48.9%
equity interest in Worldwide Plaza, located on Eighth Avenue, between 49th and
50th Streets in Manhattan. The seller, WWP Sponsor, LLC, which is controlled
by a joint venture consisting of George Comfort & Sons, Inc., RCG Longview,
and DRA Advisors LLC, retained the remaining 51.1% equity interest. NYRR
acquired its 48.9% equity interest in this Manhattan office tower for $220.05
million, exclusive of closing costs.
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Worldwide Plaza was built in 1989 and is comprised of a 49-story office
building containing approximately 1.8 million rentable square feet of office
space, 30,000 square feet of retail space, a five-stage off-Broadway theater,
a 38,000 square foot fitness center and a garage providing 475 parking spaces.
Worldwide Plaza is 91% leased to a number of large credit tenants including
Nomura Holding America, Inc. and Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, a top global law
firm. Nomura Holding America, Inc. is the American subsidiary of Nomura
Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: NMR), an entity which carries an investment grade credit
rating as determined by major credit rating agencies.
Michael A. Happel, Chief Investment Officer of NYRR, noted, "We are pleased to
have acquired another high-quality asset and look forward to an important
partnership with George Comfort & Sons, Inc., RCG Longview, and DRA Advisors
LLC. Worldwide Plaza is located in the Midtown Manhattan office sub-market
and features large credit tenants as well as potential additional leasing
opportunities. This acquisition increased our portfolio value to over $2.1
billion, including other recently announced acquisitions."
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.
The statements in this press release include statements regarding the intent,
belief or current expectations of NYRR and members of its management team, as
well as the assumptions on which such statements are based, and generally are
identified by the use of words such as "may," "will," "seeks," "strives,"
"anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "expects," "plans," "intends,"
"should" or similar expressions. Actual results may differ materially from
those contemplated by such forward-looking statements, including as a result
of those factors set forth in the Risk Factors section of NYRR's most recent
annual report on Form 10-K. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the
date they are made, and NYRR undertakes no obligation to update or revise
forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of
unanticipated events or changes to future operating results over time, unless
required by law.
SOURCE American Realty Capital New York Recovery REIT, Inc.
Contact: Anthony J. DeFazio, DDCworks, firstname.lastname@example.org, Ph:
484-342-3600, Michael A. Happel, CIO, American Realty Capital New York
Recovery REIT, Inc., email@example.com, Ph: 212-415-6500
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