NEW YORK, May 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — VORNADO REALTY TRUST (NYSE: VNO) announced today that it has completed a $1.2 billion refinancing of 555 California Street, a three building 1.8 million square foot trophy office campus in San Francisco. The interest only loan bears a rate of LIBOR plus 1.93% in years one through five, LIBOR plus 2.18% in year six and LIBOR plus 2.43% in year seven. The loan matures in May 2028, as fully extended. Vornado swapped its share of the loan for the first three years to a fixed rate of 2.26%.
The loan replaces the previous $533 million loan that bore interest at a fixed rate of 5.10% and was scheduled to mature in September 2021.
Vornado’s share of the net proceeds was approximately $454 million.
Vornado owns a 70% controlling interest in the partnership that owns the buildings and has sole decision-making authority.
Vornado Realty Trust is a fully-integrated equity real estate investment trust.
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