Washington: Time Warner, one of the world`s largest media company, is in the final stages to sell its New York headquarters in a whooping USD 1.3 billion, a media report said today.
The buyer led by real estate firm Related Group has secured money for this from sovereign-wealth funds from Abu Dhabi and Singapore, which agreed to finance more than 80 per cent of the purchase, The Wall Street Journal reported.
The deal, said to be one of the biggest in a surge of businesses involving foreign investors in US commercial real estate, could be announced as early as Thursday, the financial daily said.
Among its subsidiaries of Time Warner are CNN, Time Inc, HBO, Warner Bros, and Cartoon Network Studios.
While the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and the Government of Singapore Investment Corp will own most of the joint venture, Related will manage the tower on the corner of Central Park, the paper said.
As part of the deal, Time Warner would move to a new tower that Related group plans to develop in its sprawling Hudson Yards project on Manhattan`s far West Side. Related hasn`t completed financing for that building, the financial daily said.