General Growth acquires The Crown Building for $1.775B General Growth Properties announced the acquisition of The Crown Building located at 730 5th Avenue in New York City. The Crown Building is a 26-story retail and office property located on the southwest corner of 57th Street and 5th Avenue in the Plaza District in midtown Manhattan. The acquisition price was $1.775B and was partially funded with $1.25B of secured debt. GGP and Jeff Sutton will own, redevelop, lease and manage the retail portion of the property. The retail is currently occupied by tenants such as Bulgari, Piaget, and Mikimoto and is comprised of approximately 100,000 square feet.
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