Thor Equities Partners With Meyer Bergman And Harel Financial Services To Purchase Marquis Property In The Heart Of Paris For More Than $330 Million

Mixed-use parcel at 65-67 Avenue des Champs-Elysees houses spectacular retail, office and residential space in an ideal location

NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thor Equities has partnered with Meyer Bergman and Harel Financial Services to acquire 65-67 Avenue des Champs-Élysées, a multi-use building in Paris, housing top-tier retail, office and residential space, company executives announced today.

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Situated in the heart of the fashion capital of the world, the nearly 110,000 square foot building features street-facing retail units, as well as upper-level offices and residential units in the rear. Its historic stone façade and two interior courtyards add a level of charm and character that are unmatched. The building is currently fully leased to world-class brands including Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, Puig and Pagerex.

"The Champs- Élysées is a symbol of world class luxury. This property is located in the epicenter of Paris' premier shopping destination and attracts the top retail brands from around the world," said Thor Equities' Chief Executive Officer Joe Sitt. "Demand for great spaces in the fashion capital is always at a premium making this building one of the most sought after in the city. The European market presents a great opportunity as we expand our global portfolio and the opportunity to acquire a property of this stature is a significant achievement."

It is a milestone acquisition for Thor as the company continues to invest in the European market. Paris remains among the most internationally renowned retail destinations attracting tens of millions of tourists every year, helping to make the Champs-Élysées the premier address for the world's top brands.

Thor purchased its first two French parcels last year, including an office in the heart of Paris and the luxury retail hub of Cannes, located at 65 Croisette. Those acquisitions came on the heels of the company's acquisition of the iconic Burlington Arcade in 2010.

About Thor Equities
Thor Equities is a global leader in urban real estate development, leasing and management, pursuing premier hotel, commercial, residential, retail and mixed-use assets in high-density areas. Through its brokerage affiliates, Thor Retail Advisors, it is also a premier leasing agent for third-party property owners and exclusively represents global retailers in their search for prime urban locations in North America, Europe and Latin America. Through Town Residential, it is a leader in sales and rental marketing. Thor Equities provides the best possible High Street retail, commercial, residential, hotel and mixed-use building environments within urban centers across the United States – all while delivering attractive, risk-adjusted returns to high-net worth and institutional investors. For more information about the company, visit www.thorequities.com

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