VORNADO REALTY TRUST is a fully-integrated owner, manager and developer of real estate with a portfolio including some of the world’s most iconic properties. Its holdings, spanning office, retail and residential assets, is concentrated in New York City, where Vornado is among the largest and most important landlord.
Vornado’s well-known properties include 1290 Avenue of the Americas home to Neuberger Berman’s headquarters, 280 Park Avenue, 770 Broadway home to Facebook and AOL, 7 West 34th Street home to Amazon’s New York headquarters, One and Two Penn Plaza which sit atop Penn Station and Madison Square Garden, theMART in Chicago, and 1540 and 1535 Broadway which encompass the two retail block-fronts that bookend the Bowtie in Times Square.
Drawing on its best-in-class development capability, Vornado is a distinguished contributor to the urban landscape in New York City. Select projects include the celebrated 1.3-million-square-foot, mixed-use tower at 731 Lexington Avenue, designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects and developed by Vornado, home to Bloomberg L.P.’s world headquarters. Currently underway is the development of 220 Central Park South, a 950-foot super tall luxury residential condominium tower with unobstructed views of Central Park that is the first ground-up development along Central Park South in four decades.
Vornado is the real estate industry leader in sustainability policy, programs and results. The company’s well-established and ongoing commitment to sustainable practices has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency with the Sustained Excellence Award for being named the nation’s Energy Star® Partner of the Year in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Aurora Capital Associates is a leading owner, developer, and operator of premier properties in New York City and major markets throughout the United States. Aurora’s five million square foot portfolio features flagship retail properties, boutique office and residential buildings. The firm’s expertise is adding value to assets located on high street retail corridors through repositioning, redevelopment and ground up construction.
Aurora has grown to become one of the largest property owners in Manhattan’s Soho neighborhood and Meatpacking District, where it is a major developer of properties that weave modern construction with the historic fabric of their surroundings. The depth of construction capability across asset classes has made the company truly unique among its peers.
Currently, Aurora has over two million square feet of construction projects in various stages of development throughout New York City. The firm’s more recent development projects include Nike’s 60,000 square foot Soho flagship at the corner of Broadway and Spring Street, and Restoration Hardware’s 70,000 square foot flagship on Gansevoort Plaza in the Meatpacking District.