Press Release

For Vornado Contact:
Joseph Macnow
(201) 587-1000


December 16, 2011
For Kushner Companies Contact:
Steve Solomon
Rubenstein Associates
(212) 843-8042



Vornado and the Kushner Companies Announce the
Recapitalization of 666 Fifth Avenue


New York, New York......Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE: VNO) announced today that it has formed a joint venture with an affiliate of the Kushner Companies to recapitalize the office portion of 666 Fifth Avenue, a 39-story, 1.450 million square foot Class A office building located on the full block front of Fifth Avenue between 52nd and 53rd Street. Vornado has acquired a 49.5% interest in the property from the Kushner Companies, the current owner.

In connection therewith, the existing $1.215 billion mortgage loan has been modified into a $1.1 billion A-Note and a $115 million B-Note and extended to February 2019; and a portion of the current pay interest has been deferred to the B-Note.

Vornado ($80 million) and the Kushner Companies ($30 million) have committed to lend the joint venture $110 million for tenant improvements and working capital for the property, which loan will be senior to the B-Note.

Vornado Realty Trust is a fully-integrated real estate investment trust. Vornado is one of the largest owners and managers of commercial real estate in the United States with a portfolio totaling over 100 million square feet primarily located in the New York and Washington, DC metropolitan areas. For more information about Vornado, please visit our website at

Kushner Companies is a diversified real estate organization headquartered in New York City. The company is involved in the ownership, management, development and redevelopment of numerous properties. Kushner Companies' national reach consists of more than 13,000 multifamily apartments, as well as 7 million square feet of office, hotel, industrial and retail space throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. Kushner Companies was advised by Robert Verrone of IronHound Management LLC in this transaction.