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NEW YORK CITY—Locally based Safehold Inc. has closed on two previously revealed Safehold ground leases underlying office buildings in New York and Austin, TX totaling approximately $140 million, bringing the aggregate portfolio to $1.3 billion. In addition, the company revealed that it recently signed contracts for another two ground leases totaling nearly $660 million.

The largest of these relate to the acquisition of the existing ground lease at 425 Park Ave. in New York City, the firm says, for approximately $620 million. In connection with this transaction, the company has entered into a letter of intent with a sovereign wealth fund to form a joint venture to complete the acquisition. Safehold would own 55% of the venture and act as its manager. The other deal relates to a student housing property in the Phoenix MSA.

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