New York REIT Liquidating LLC Announces Results for the Year Ended December 31, 2018 and Declaration of Distribution of $0.71 Per Unit (3/15/19)
EW YORK, March 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- New York REIT Liquidating LLC (the "Company" or the "LLC"), which was formed to complete the liquidation of the assets previously held by New York REIT, Inc., announced today it has filed its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018. All per share amounts have been restated to reflect the effect of the 1-for-10 reverse stock split which was completed on March 15, 2018.
Holders of membership interests in the Company are reminded that the conversion of New York REIT, Inc. to the LLC occurred on November 7, 2018. As previously disclosed, membership interests in the LLC are generally not transferable except by will, intestate succession or operation of law.
The Company has sold all its properties except for the remaining 50.1% interest in Worldwide Plaza. The Company has no debt outstanding other than its pro-rata share of the non-recourse debt on Worldwide Plaza. To date, the Company has paid aggregate cash liquidating distributions of $58.80 per unit.
Liquidation Basis of Accounting
Based on the liquidation basis of accounting, the Company reported that estimated net assets in liquidation at December 31, 2018 are currently estimated to result in future liquidating distributions of approximately $22.19 per unit. The estimate of future liquidating distributions includes projections of revenues to be earned and costs and expenses to be incurred during the period required to complete the plan of liquidation. There is inherent uncertainty with these projections and, accordingly, the projections could change materially based on a number of factors both within and outside of the Company's control including market conditions, the performance of the underlying property asset, the timing of sale and any changes in the underlying assumptions of projected cash flows.
The current estimate of net assets in liquidation as of December 31, 2018 has been estimated based on undiscounted cash flow projections and assumes a final liquidation on December 31, 2019. The actual timing of the sale of the Company's remaining interest in Worldwide Plaza may take an additional two to four years, given ongoing tenant negotiations and other items in the property business plan. Based on these factors, the actual timing of the sale of this property, and the final liquidation of the Company, is subject to future events and uncertainties. Liabilities are carried at their contractual amounts due as adjusted for the impact of timing of the planned liquidation.
Viceroy Hotel – property sale – On October 4, 2018, the Viceroy Hotel property located in Manhattan, New York was sold to an independent third party for a sale price of $41.0 million. After satisfaction of pro-rations and closing costs, New York REIT, Inc. received net proceeds of approximately $39.8 million. The estimated liquidation value of the property was $41.0 million at September 30, 2018.
On March 12, 2019, the Company declared a cash liquidating distribution of $0.71 per unit to be paid on March 25, 2019 to unitholders of record as of March 18, 2019.
On October 22, 2018, New York REIT, Inc. paid a cash liquidating distribution of $3.25 per share to shareholders of record as of October 15, 2018.
New York REIT Liquidating LLC Schedule K-1's for 2018 are now available and can be accessed by clicking on the link on the homepage of the Company's website, www.nyrt.com.