New York, NY – May 12, 2011 – SL Green Realty Corp. (NYSE: SLG) announced today that it has acquired a substantial ownership interest in the 205,000-square-foot office condominium at 110 East 42nd Street, along with control of the asset. This property, which is located steps from Grand Central Terminal on the south side of 42nd Street, offers unique opportunities to the Company as it adjoins 125 Park Avenue, which the Company recently acquired.
In 2007, SL Green provided a senior mezzanine loan as part of its sale of the condominium unit. The transaction announced by the Company today included a consensual modification of that loan. In conjunction with the transaction, SL Green successfully restructured the in-place mortgage financing, which had previously been in default.
Andrew Mathias, President of SL Green commented, “This property is located in one of New York City’s prime commercial locations, and we know it very well. As Midtown Manhattan’s preeminent office property owner and operator, we have confidence in our ability to maximize its financial performance going forward.”
About SL Green Realty Corp.
SL Green Realty Corp., New York City’s largest office landlord, is the only fully integrated real estate investment trust, or REIT, that is focused primarily on acquiring, managing and maximizing value of Manhattan commercial properties. As of March 31, 2011, SL Green owned interests in 43 Manhattan properties totaling more than 29.7 million square feet. This included ownership interests in 22.3 million square feet of office buildings, ownership interests in 334,782 square feet of free-standing and condominium retail properties, and debt and preferred equity investments secured by 7.4 million square feet of properties. In addition to its Manhattan investments, SL Green holds interests in 31 suburban assets totaling 6.8 million square feet in Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Westchester County, Connecticut and New Jersey, along with six development properties encompassing approximately 1.3 million square feet and three land interests.
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