NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Citigroup (C) - Get Report  wants to purchase the Tribeca buildings in New York City, home to its trading and investment-banking operations, for about $2 billion.

Shares are rallying 1.88% to $41.15 on Friday. 

The banking giant sold the complex for around $1.6 billion to a partnership between real estate investment trust SL Green Realty and Ivanhoe Cambridge back in 2007, but now, it's looking to buy it back, Bloomberg reports. 

The purchase of Citigroup's recently-established headquarters at 388-390 Greenwich Street is scheduled to be completed in December 2017.

In an effort to save a significant amount of money, Citigroup is looking to consolidate its workforce in the metropolitan area, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Additionally, moving its home base from Park Avenue to Tribeca will allow executives to work together under one roof.

Separately, TheStreet Ratings currently has a "Buy" rating on the stock with a letter grade of B-. 

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