This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

New Valley, The Witkoff Group And Winthrop Realty Trust Acquire 701 Seventh Avenue

A group led by New Valley LLC (“New Valley”), which is wholly owned by Vector Group Ltd. (NYSE: VGR), The Witkoff Group and Winthrop Realty Trust (NYSE: FUR), today announced that it has acquired 701 Seventh Avenue in New York, NY (the “Property”). New Valley, The Witkoff Group, Winthrop and other parties are providing equity investments for the transaction, with Starwood Capital Group providing both debt financing and equity.

The Property, located on the northeast corner of Seventh Avenue and 47 th Street in the Times Square submarket of New York City, totals approximately 120,000 gross square feet. It is a rectangular corner parcel (0.4 acres) occupied by two buildings, both of which were constructed in the early 1900s. The site will be fully redeveloped with new retail, signage and other best uses. Times Square is one of the most coveted tenant destinations in the world, attracting more than 500,000 people per day spending more than $4.8 billion annually on hotels, retail and entertainment.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with The Witkoff Group and Winthrop to acquire this prime real estate asset on a desirable corner in Manhattan’s Times Square area,” said Howard M. Lorber, President and Chief Executive Officer of Vector Group, New Valley’s parent company. “We see many attractive redevelopment opportunities for this site, which will include premium space for retail, entertainment, food and beverage businesses, as well as a site for a potential 30-story hotel.”

Steven C. Witkoff, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer of The Witkoff Group, said, “This property is unique because it will be one of the few new buildings – as opposed to a renovation of an existing building – in the Times Square submarket, which will allow us to customize the space for a variety of retail tenants. In addition, because of the property’s first-rate location, there are also immediate opportunities to modernize the site’s signage and monetize its air rights. We look forward to partnering with New Valley and Winthrop on this exciting new project.”

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free
TSLA $226.77 -2.40%
YHOO $37.40 3.90%
AAPL $94.01 -1.20%
FB $118.06 0.54%
GOOG $695.70 0.48%


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,651.26 -99.65 -0.56%
S&P 500 2,051.12 -12.25 -0.59%
NASDAQ 4,725.6390 -37.5850 -0.79%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs