New York REIT Completes 125,000 Square Feet of Leasing Activity

-- Strong Demand and Quality Tenants Highlight Fourth Quarter Activity --

Dec 18, 2015, 06:00 ET from New York REIT

NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- New York REIT, Inc. (NYSE: NYRT), a publicly traded real estate investment trust ("REIT"), announced today it has completed 125,438 square feet of leasing during the fourth quarter of 2015, including two office leases and two retail leases.

"We are very pleased with our leasing results in the fourth quarter of 2015," said Michael Happel, Chief Executive Officer and President of NYRT. "Tenant demand remains high, allowing us to successfully execute over 125,000 square feet of leases to a number of high quality tenants during the quarter."

The office leases include The Ford Foundation for four full floors at 1440 Broadway totaling 104,525 square feet, and Lane Furniture for two full floors at 256 West 38th Street totaling 17,200 square feet. The retail leases include two leases totaling 3,693 square feet at World Wide Plaza: the Body Factory for 968 square feet and Bann Restaurant and Lounge, a lease renewal for 2,725 square feet. 

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