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Fitch to Downgrade Manhattan Office Towers, Including 280 Park  

Fitch Ratings has warned of a potential downgrade for 280 Park Ave., a Class A office tower owned by SL Green Realty and Vornado Realty Trust. This follows a trend of scrutiny for both older and newer office buildings.  

The Midtown office building has seen stable occupancy rates, but the upcoming vacancies, including the possible departure of six tenants, including BlueMountain Capital Management and Cohen & Steers, raise concerns. 

While SL Green and Vornado recently secured lease renewals, Fitch maintains a negative outlook due to the tenant departures. The building’s floating-rate mortgage is set to mature in September 2024. Fitch has also assigned negative outlooks to other buildings in Lower Manhattan and Midtown. 


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