In order for Scott Rechler to succeed at overhauling the recently-leased 75 Rockefeller Plaza, his company, RXR Realty, will need to take in at least $80 a square foot, sources told the Wall Street Journal. There’s just one catch: In the fourth quarter of 2012, the average office rent in the Rockefeller Center area was $71.26 per square foot. RXR, which committed to lease the entire building for a 99-year term at an estimated cost of $250 million, has also planned a $250 million gut renovation of the property. [more]
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An investor group that included developer Yair Levy has officially closed on the $500 million sale of an office and retail complex 620 Sixth Avenue to RXR Realty on Tuesday, and the troubled investor deposited $8.1 million in proceeds into an escrow fund to repay his former Rector Square condominium…. [more]
1 Park Avenue and, from top, Scott Rechler of RXR and Norman Sturner of Murray Hill Properties (building photo source: PropertyShark)
Vornado Realty Trust spent a total of $180 million to recapitalize and gain control of the 925,000-square-foot office building 1 Park Avenue from Norman Sturner’s Murray Hill Properties, which was in danger of losing the property to lenders.
The cash infusion included about $30 million in tenant improvement costs and other reserves, while at the same time Vornado secured $250 million in debt from a major investment bank, a person familiar with the deal, which closed last night, said. Murray Hill retained a small portion of the equity on the 20-story building located between 32nd and 33rd streets, the source said.
The original capital stack was comprised of a $375 million first mortgage, $100 million in mezzanine debt held by three companies and $120 million in equity…. [more]