Gramercy Capital Corp. (NYSE: GKK) announced today that it closed on the acquisition of an approximately 600,000 square foot class A industrial building located in Olive Branch, Mississippi, in an all-cash transaction for a purchase price of approximately $24.65 million. The building is 100% leased to a single tenant through December 31, 2022 and includes an adjacent 13.8 acre land parcel with capacity for an additional 250,000 square foot building. Company Profile Gramercy Capital Corp. is a self-managed, integrated commercial real estate investment and asset management company. The Company owns, directly or in joint venture, a portfolio of 116 office and industrial buildings totaling approximately 4.9 million square feet, net leased on a long-term basis to tenants, including Bank of America, Nestlé Waters, Philips Electronics and others. The Company’s property management business, operating under the name Gramercy Asset Management, currently manages approximately $1.7 billion of commercial properties leased primarily to regulated financial institutions and affiliated users throughout the United States. The Gramercy Finance division manages approximately $1.7 billion of whole loans, bridge loans, subordinate interests in whole loans, mezzanine loans, preferred equity and commercial mortgage-backed securities which are financed through three non-recourse Collateralized Debt Obligations, or CDOs. On January 30, 2013, the Company entered into a purchase and sale agreement to transfer the collateral management and sub-special servicing agreements for its three CDOs to CWCapital Investments LLC for approximately $9.9 million, less certain adjustments and closing costs. Subject to customary closing conditions, the transfer is expected to close in March 2013. Neither Gramercy Finance nor Gramercy Asset Management is a separate legal entity but are divisions through which our commercial real estate finance and property management businesses are conducted. The Company is headquartered in New York City and has regional offices in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania and St. Louis, Missouri. To review the Company’s latest news releases and other corporate documents, please visit the Company's website at www.gkk.com or contact Investor Relations at 212-297-1000. (GKK-EN)
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