SL Green Announces Sale of 521 Fifth Avenue for $381 Million

A joint venture between SL Green Realty Corp. (NYSE: SLG), New York
City’s largest office landlord, and an institutional investment partner,
entered into an agreement today to sell 521 Fifth Avenue to Savanna, a
New York City based real estate investment manager, owner/operator, and
developer. The 39-story, 460,000-square-foot Midtown Manhattan office
building will be sold for a gross sales price of $381 million. This
transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2019, subject
to customary closing conditions.

The sale is expected to generate net cash proceeds to SL Green of
approximately $100 million. SL Green owns a 50.5% interest in the joint

SL Green’s Co-Chief Investment Officer, Isaac Zion, commented, “This
transaction demonstrates the strong demand for quality assets in East
Midtown, Manhattan’s preeminent business district.” He continued, “We
saw incredible interest in this property from numerous investors.”

SL Green acquired the leasehold interest in the property in March 2006
and subsequently took ownership of the fee interest in April 2011 before
entering into a joint venture with an institutional investment
partner in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Darcy Stacom and Bill Shanahan of CBRE represented the sellers in this

About SL Green Realty Corp.

SL Green Realty Corp., an S&P 500 company and New York City’s largest
office landlord, is a fully integrated real estate investment trust, or
REIT, that is focused primarily on acquiring, managing and maximizing
value of Manhattan commercial properties. As of December 31, 2018, SL
Green held interests in 101 Manhattan buildings totaling 46.0 million
square feet. This included ownership interests in 27.8 million square
feet of Manhattan buildings and 18.2 million square feet of buildings
securing debt and preferred equity investments. In addition, SL Green
held ownership interests in 7 suburban properties comprised of 15
suburban buildings totaling 2.3 million square feet in Brooklyn,
Westchester County, and Connecticut

About Savanna

Savanna, formed in 1992, is a vertically-integrated real estate
investment manager based in New York City and focused on strategic
property investments throughout the City’s five boroughs. The firm, led
by Managing Partners Christopher Schlank and Nicholas Bienstock, pursues
real estate equity and debt asset investments, including ground-up
development and major repositioning projects. Savanna’s equity
investments target value add/opportunistic returns by adding value
through asset management and/or property development, redevelopment, and
repositioning, deploying a team of more than 35 experienced investment,
asset management, construction, and leasing professionals.

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Source: SL Green Realty Corp.

SL Green Realty Corp.

Chief Financial Officer