Vornado completes $167.5 million refinancing of Manhattan office building

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Vornado Realty Trust has completed a $167.5 million refinancing of 61 Ninth Avenue, a Manhattan office building, said in a statement.

The 170,000 square foot newly constructed Manhattan office and retail building is fully leased to Aetna and Starbucks.

The seven-year interest only loan carries a rate of LIBOR plus 1.35% (currently 3.79%) and matures in January 2026.  Vornado realized net proceeds of approximately $31 million.

The loan replaces the previous $90 million construction loan that bore interest at LIBOR plus 3.05% and was scheduled to mature in 2021.

Vornado Realty Trust is a fully-integrated equity real estate investment trust.