RXR Acquires Midtown Trophy 1330 Avenue of Americas

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RXR REALTY LLC TO BUY 1330 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS

Sale price of $400 million is largest office transaction of 2010

Uniondale, NY – November 23, 2010 – RXR Realty LLC (“RXR”), a leading real estate operating and investment company in the New York Tri-State area, announced today that an investment group led by RXR has entered into a contract to purchase 1330 Avenue of the Americas in New York City.

The 534,000 square-foot Class-A tower is being acquired from Otera Capital for $400 million, with a closing scheduled for before year end. The price represents approximately $750 per square foot and a 37 percent discount to replacement cost.

The property had been acquired in 2007 for approximately $500 million and was repositioned into a trophy asset with a significant capital improvement program of nearly $30 million. Rising 40 stories above Avenue of the Americas between 53rd and 54th Streets, floors range in size from approximately 10,000 to 17,000 square feet, with the top floors enjoying views of Central Park.

The $400 million acquisition of 1330 represents the largest office transaction in New York City in 2010.

The acquisition marks RXR’s continued expansion into Manhattan, where RXR acquired a 49% interest in 340 Madison Avenue earlier this year and is active in acquiring senior mezzanine positions secured by New York office buildings.


Published: July 28, 2011
Filed Under: Acquisition

RXR is one of the largest owners, managers, and developers in the New York Tri-State area with interests in
88 commercial real estate properties and investments containing 23.3 million square feet with an aggregate gross asset value of $12.0 billion. In addition, RXR has a residential development pipeline of approximately 3,000 units. RXR’s core growth strategy is focused on New York City and the surrounding Tri-State area markets.