New York REIT Completes Sale of 163-30 Cross Bay Boulevard and 1623 Kings Highway

Feb 19, 2016, 06:00 ET from New York REIT, Inc.

NEW YORK, Feb. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- New York REIT, Inc. (NYSE: NYRT) ("NYRT" or the "Company"), a publicly traded real estate investment trust, announced today it has completed the previously-announced sale of 163-30 Cross Bay Boulevard in Queens, New York and 1623 Kings Highway in Brooklyn, New York for an aggregate purchase price of $29,600,000.  

163-30 Cross Bay Boulevard is located in the Howard Beach neighborhood of Queens and is a single-tenant freestanding asset leased to Duane Reade.  1623 Kings Highway is located on the borders of the Gravesend and Midwood neighborhoods of Brooklyn, and is a multi-use office and retail building with three tenants, Interborough Developmental and Consultation Center, Tiger Schulmann's and Verizon Wireless.

"We are pleased with the sale of 163-30 Cross Bay Boulevard and 1623 Kings Highway," commented Michael Happel, Chief Executive Officer and President of NYRT. "These sales represent another step in our previously stated plan to sell non-core, outer borough assets and we continue to see strong demand for these properties."

Bob Knakal of Cushman & Wakefield Realty of Manhattan, LLC acted on the Company's behalf in these transactions. 

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Michael A. Happel

CEO and President

New York REIT, Inc.  

(212) 415-6500


Matthew Furbish

Director, Investor Relations and

Public Relations  

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Mahmoud Siddig

Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher

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SOURCE New York REIT, Inc.