Gramercy Property Trust Inc. 8-K 2007
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
July 30, 2007
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported)
Gramercy Capital Corp.
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On July 30, 2007, Gramercy Capital Corp. (the Company) issued a press release announcing the pricing of Gramercy Real Estate CDO 2007-1 (CDO 3), its third commercial real estate collateralized debt obligation (CDO). The Company will utilize the proceeds from the CDO 3 issuance to retire outstanding borrowings under existing secured repurchase agreements and to acquire virtually all of the Companys existing fixed-rate loans currently financed in the Companys two existing CDOs.
The CDO securities will be issued by two newly formed subsidiaries of the Company, and will consist of $1,045.55 million investment-grade notes, plus non-investment interests which will be retained by the Company.
At issuance, the weighted-average spread of the investment grade securities will be 44.7 basis points, excluding transaction costs. CDO 3 will have an expected term of up to 10 years, and provides for a 5-year reinvestment period with respect to the approximately $350 million of loans initially included in CDO 3. The Company expects the transaction to close on or about August 15, 2007, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
Together with Gramercy Real Estate CDO 2005-1 (CDO 1), a $1 billion commercial real estate CDO the Company issued in July 2005, and Gramercy Real Estate CDO 2006-1 (CDO 2), a $1 billion commercial real estate CDO the Company issued in July 2006, the Company now has available to it $2.76 billion of long-term, non-recourse debt with no mark-to-market provisions.
A copy of the press release announcing the pricing of CDO 3 is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference into this Item 8.01.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
99.1 Press Release, dated July 30, 2007.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Dated: August 2, 2007