NEW YORK-- The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) announced the closing yesterday of the sale of 80 South Street to China Oceanwide Holdings for $390 million. The company expects to recognize a pre-tax gain of approximately $140 million during the quarter ended March 31, 2016. The 42,694 square foot zoning lot adjacent to the Historic District at the Seaport is capable of supporting 817,784 square feet of fully entitled development rights.

“We are pleased to be welcoming our friends at China Oceanwide to the neighborhood and excited about the impact their building will have on the Seaport District,” said David R. Weinreb, Chief Executive Officer for The Howard Hughes Corporation. “This transaction is another sign that the Seaport District, with its unmatched views and distinct sense of place, is gaining recognition as one of the city’s hot spots.”

The revitalized Seaport District will encompass seven buildings on several city blocks totaling more than 365,000 square feet filled with cutting edge dining, shopping, entertainment and cultural offerings that will make the district one of New York City’s premier destinations.

About The Seaport District

The Seaport District, New York City’s oldest new neighborhood, is located on the East River in Lower Manhattan with unparalleled views of the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and the city’s iconic skyline. The rich history as New York’s original commercial hub and its storied waterfront location make the Seaport District one of New York City’s most unique settings. Travel+Leisure recently named the Seaport the 22nd most visited tourist attraction in the world. The Seaport District is being revitalized by The Howard Hughes Corporation into a top destination in New York City for unique culinary, fashion, entertainment and cultural experiences. An essential part of New York for over 300 years, the re-envisioned Seaport District will continue to function as a much-needed community anchor for the rapidly growing population of Lower Manhattan.

About The Howard Hughes Corporation®

The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Our properties include master planned communities, operating properties, development opportunities and other unique assets spanning 16 states from New York to Hawai‘i. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC with major offices in New York, Columbia, MD, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas and Honolulu. For additional information about HHC, visit, or find us on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn.

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Nicole Kolinsky, 646-200-5296
The Howard Hughes Corporation
Caryn Kboudi, 214-741-7744

Source: The Howard Hughes Corporation