American Realty Capital New York Recovery REIT Purchases Three Significant Manhattan Properties for Over $124 Million to Close out a Strong 2012

Jan 02, 2013, 12:12 ET from American Realty Capital New York Recovery REIT, Inc.

NEW YORK, Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- American Realty Capital New York Recovery REIT, Inc. (the "Company") announced today that it closed $124.4 million of property acquisitions, exclusive of closing costs, to punctuate a strong year. In the last week of 2012, the Company closed the following acquisitions: the fee simple interests in two institutional quality office buildings located at 256 West 38th Street and 229 West 36th Street in Midtown Manhattan; and the master lease for the commercial portion of a cooperative located at 350 Bleecker Street in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan. Each acquisition was funded with proceeds from the Company's ongoing initial public offering and debt financing.

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These three acquisitions increased the Company's portfolio by contract purchase price to $350.7 million, exclusive of closing costs.

The following table provides information relating to the contract purchase price, rentable square feet and the percentage occupancy related to the three acquisitions.






Contract Purchase Price
(in millions)

Rentable Square



256 West 38th Street




229 West 36th Street




350 Bleecker Street




"With these three acquisitions, we have closed out 2012 strongly," noted Michael A. Happel, Chief Investment Officer of the Company.  Mr. Happel continued, "These acquisitions have greatly enhanced our portfolio of stable, income-producing properties in the greater metropolitan area of New York City.  Our total portfolio of roughly $351 million is consistent with our investment strategy and a testimony to our real estate team's dedication to purchasing properties with attractive current yield and upside potential."

About the Company

American Realty Capital New York Recovery REIT, Inc. is a publicly registered, non-traded real estate investment ("REIT") trust that has qualified as a REIT for tax purposes. Additional information about the Company can be found on its website at

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