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Vornado, Rudin and Ken Griffin have entered into an agreement for three Midtown Manhattan office towers

Vornado, Rudin Finalize Deals with Citadel and Ken Griffin

Vornado Realty Trust and Rudin completed the previously announced transactions with Citadel Enterprise Americas LLC and with an affiliate of Ken Griffin, Citadel’s founder and CEO, relating to 350 Park Ave. and 40 E. 52nd St. All third-party approvals have been obtained and the master lease and other agreements are effective. 

As announced in December, Citadel will master lease Vornado’s 585,000-square-foot 350 Park Ave. office building on an “as is” basis for 10 years. Citadel will also master lease Rudin’s adjacent 390,000-square-foot property at 40 E. 52nd St.  

Additionally, Vornado entered into a joint venture with Rudin to purchase 39 E. 51st St. for $40 million. The JV combines 39 E. 51st, 350 Park and 40 E. 52nd for a development site valued at $1.2 billion. Griffin has options to acquire a 60% stake in the JV or the entire site, with or without Vornado and Rudin attached as developers.


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