Development of 44 Union Square in New York City has begun.
The historic Union Square landmark is going through exciting changes. Click to see the video of what’s is being development at 44 Union Square.
To see artist renderings or to download a marketing flyer, please link over to this site
44 Union Square – an Architizer Finalist
We are proud to announce that our 44 Union Square Development in NYC, designed by architect BKSK, has just been selected as an Architizer A+Award Finalist. The nomination specifically highlights the thoughtful design of a contemporary glass dome addition to the top of NYC’s landmarked Tammany Hall.
Architizer’s 5th Annual A+ Awards program celebrates the best of the year’s global architectural products and projects. Public Voting for the Popular Choice awards runs March 14th through March 30th.
Please click the link below and see the beautiful renderings of the project and learn about BKSK’s design process in bringing to life this remarkable addition to our historic building.
Click here to vote and help us become a winner!
In Australia, as of December 31, 2015, we owned approximately 1,200,000 square feet of land at nine locations. Most of this land is located in the greater metropolitan areas of Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney. The foregoing does not include the 50.6-acre Burwood, Australia site, which has been sold but not yet recognized as a sale under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“US GAAP”). Of these fee interests, approximately 165,000 square feet are currently improved with cinemas. This figure includes an approximately 23,000 square foot parcel currently improved with an approximately 22,000 square foot office building that we intend to integrate with and into our Newmarket Shopping Center and that, accordingly, is not listed above as a separate location.
In New Zealand, as of December 31, 2015, we owned approximately 3,400,000 square feet of land at seven locations. The foregoing includes the Courtenay Central ETC in Wellington, the development land behind the Courtenay Central ETC, the 70.4-acre Manukau site, and the fee interests underlying four cinemas in New Zealand, which properties include approximately 21,000 square feet of ancillary retail space.
In the United States, as of December 31, 2015, we owned approximately 74,000 square feet of improved real estate comprised of three live theater buildings, which include approximately 16,000 square feet of leasable space, the fee interest in the Union Square property formally used as a live theater, and the fee interest in our Cinemas 1, 2, 3 in Manhattan (held through a limited liability company in which we have a 75% managing member interest). We also own 202 acres of unimproved land in Coachella Valley, California, held through a limited liability company in which the Cotter Estate has a 50% non-managing member interest.
As of December 31, 2015, we lease approximately 1.8 million square feet of completed cinema space in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand as follows:
|Aggregate Square Footage||Approximate Range of Remaining Lease Terms (including renewals)|
|United States||966,000||2017 – 2050|
|Australia||659,000||2019 – 2039|
|New Zealand||190,000||2019 – 2050|
In 2014, we entered into a long term lease for a new state-of-the-art Angelika Film Center in the Union Market district of Washington DC. However, the lease was terminated as the anticipated location for this cinema ultimately was determined by the landlord, Edens, to not be feasible. We are currently finalizing with Edens the terms and conditions of a new lease for a cinema in a different location in the Union Market area.
In December 2014, we entered into a lease for a new luxury cinema, under the Consolidated Theatres brand, at the new Ka Makana Ali’i Shopping Center being developed in Kapolei, Hawaii by an affiliate of DeBartolo Development and finalized terms for a new eight-screen cinema complex in Auckland, New Zealand, which opened in November 2015.