Published On: Thu, Aug 6th, 2015

Blackstone, RXR bought stake in Helmsley Building

Fund manager partnered with RXR in $1.2 Billion acquisition.

Scott Rechler bloomberg RXR Realty


The Blackstone Group partnered with RXR Realty in its $1.2 billion acquisition of the Helmsley Building at 230 Park Avenue and holds a minority stake in the tower, RXR’s CEO Scott Rechler told The Real Deal.

RXR announced the acquisition in May, but at the time no partners on the deal were revealed. A source close to Blackstone confirmed the joint venture arrangement. It wasn’t immediately clear how large the fund manager’s stake is, how much it paid for it, or which if its real estate funds was involved.


Jonathan Gray  Blackston


RXR and Blackstone bought the 1.4 million-square-foot, 34-story office building located just north of Grand Central Terminal from a partnership between Invesco, Monday Properties and South Korea’s Pension Service. Monday Properties had bought the tower for $1.15 billion at the height of the last market cycle in 2007, at the time with different partners.

This isn’t the first time the two firms partnered up. In February, RXR sold a 50 percent stake in a portfolio of New York office buildings to Blackstone, valuing the properties at a combined $4 billion.

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