NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 14, 2016) - VORNADO REALTY TRUST (NYSE: VNO) announced that the entity that owns 85 Tenth Avenue has completed a $625 million refinancing of the property. The indebtedness matures in December 2026 and has a weighted average interest rate of 4.55%.
Out of the proceeds of the refinancing, Vornado received $192 million in repayment of its loans to the entity. In 2007, Vornado made $50 million of 11% PIK mezzanine loans to the entity and in 2013 and 2014 funded an additional $23 million bringing its total investment to $73 million.
In connection with its initial investment, Vornado received the right to a 49.9% interest in the entity upon repayment of the mezzanine loans. Accordingly, Vornado now owns a 49.9% interest in the entity that owns 85 Tenth Avenue.
In conjunction with the repayment, in the fourth quarter Vornado will recognize a financial statement gain of approximately $161 million and no tax gain.
85 Tenth Avenue is a 618,000 square foot Manhattan office building located on the border of the West Chelsea and Meatpacking Districts, directly across the street from Chelsea Market and The High Line, with direct Hudson River views. The principal tenants at 85 Tenth Avenue include Google, General Services Administration, Telehouse International, L-3 Communications, Moet Hennessy USA, Del Posto and Toro NYC Restaurant. The property is 100% leased.
Vornado Realty Trust is a fully integrated equity real estate investment trust.
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