October 15th, 2013
Ivanhoé Cambridge announces today the acquisition from an affiliate of Beacon Capital Partners, LLC of a 51% managing member interest in 1211 Avenue of the Americas, a 187,100 m2 (2 million ft2) office building in New York City, the transaction represents an investment of more than US$850 million.
The 45 storey, Class A trophy asset is centrally located on Avenue of the Americas between 47th and 48th streets, adjacent to the Rockefeller Center and prominently stands among a row of skyscrapers known as "Corporate Row".
"This investment exemplifies one of the priorities set out in our strategic plan: to build our office building portfolio in the United States by growing a critical mass of assets in key markets such as New York City," said Bill Tresham, President, Global Investments, Ivanhoé Cambridge.
This transaction brings the Company's investments in the office and multiresidential sectors of Manhattan to more than US$3 billion. It is also Ivanhoé Cambridge's third acquisition made as part of its strategic relationship with Callahan Capital Properties, and further strengthens the Company's office buildings platform in the U.S.
Key tenants of 1211 Avenue of the Americas include News America Incorporated, a subsidiary of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc., Ropes & Gray LLP and Axis Reinsurance. The building received LEED® EB Silver certification in 2009.
About Ivanhoé Cambridge
Ivanhoé Cambridge leverages its high-level expertise in all aspects of real estate including investment, development, asset management, leasing and operations, to deliver optimal returns for its investors. Its assets, held through multiple subsidiaries and located mainly in Canada, the United States, Europe, Brazil and Asia, totalled more than Cdn$40 billion as at December 31, 2013. Its portfolio consists mainly of shopping centres, office and multiresidential properties. Ivanhoé Cambridge is a real estate subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (lacaisse.com), one of Canada's leading institutional fund managers. For more information: ivanhoecambridge.com.
About Callahan Capital Properties (CCP)
Callahan Capital Properties is a real estate investment firm focused on creating value in real estate by investing in high-quality office properties and leveraging substantial experience and expertise in asset management to generate above-average risk adjusted returns. The principals of CCP have extensive experience in owning, managing and developing some of the most prominent office properties in North America. Additionally, they have created award-winning programs in customer service and sustainability.
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