Vornado Realty Trust
) announced the completion of a lease extension deal with
) for the space occupied by the latter at its Manhattan office
building - 11 Penn Plaza. The deal is in line with the company's
strategic move of retaining high-end tenants in its properties.
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Macy's is one of the leading department store retailers in the
U.S. Through its retail stores and Internet websites, the company
trades in a wide range of merchandise in 45 states, the District
of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico. The company occupies 646,000
square feet of space at the 11 Penn Plaza building. The extended
lease term has an expiration date in 2035.
11 Penn Plaza, spanning 1.1 million square feet, is positioned in
the east side of 7th Avenue between 31st and 32nd streets in the
Penn Plaza district. Macy's occupies 646,000 square feet at the
Vornado owns around 9 million square feet of office, retail and
hotel space in the building. Apart from Macy's, the property
boasts other industry leading tenants such as
AMC Networks Inc.
), PNC Bank of
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
) and Fuse Networks.
Vornado has a strong asset portfolio in 2 of the best long-term
office markets in the U.S. - the New York City and Washington DC.
The company aims at acquiring Class A properties positioned in
high-barrier markets, thereby adding high-end tenants to its
kitty. We expect the abovementioned deal to provide upside
potential to Vornado and facilitate steady source of revenue
This real estate investment trust (REIT) is scheduled to release
its fourth quarter 2012 results today, after the closing bell.
The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the company's fourth-quarter FFO
(funds from operations) is currently pegged at $1.15 per share.
Zacks Earnings ESP (Read:
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) for Vornado is -6.96% for the fourth quarter. This reduces the
chance for a positive earnings surprise, in spite of the fact
that the company carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
Note: FFO, a widely accepted and reported measure of the
performance of REITs is derived by adding depreciation,
amortization and other non-cash expenses to net income.