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iStar Financial Announces Completion of Corporate Tenant Lease Portfolio Sale

Company expects to recognize approximately $250 million gain associated with transaction

NEW YORK, June 28, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

iStar Financial Inc. (NYSE: SFI), a publicly traded finance company focused on the commercial real estate industry, announced today that it has completed its previously announced sale of 32 real properties, or interests therein, to various subsidiaries of Dividend Capital Total Realty Trust Inc. The properties are leased to a diverse group of corporate tenants, primarily on a triple net lease basis.

The aggregate purchase price for the portfolio was approximately $1.35 billion, before closing costs and customary prorations of taxes and other items. iStar Financial provided Dividend Capital Total Realty Trust Inc. with mezzanine loans totaling approximately $106 million as part of its financing for the transaction. The mezzanine loans bear interest at an initial blended rate of 8.8% per annum and have effective maturities of three and five years. The balance of the purchase price was received in cash.

The Company expects to use the proceeds from this transaction to repay a $925 million loan secured by the properties being sold, as well as for general corporate purposes.

(Note: Statements in this press release which are not historical fact may be deemed forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Although iStar Financial Inc. believes the expectations reflected in any forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, the Company can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained. We undertake no obligations to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. In assessing all forward-looking statements, readers are urged to read carefully all risk factors and cautionary statements contained in our SEC filings.)

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iStar Financial Inc. is a publicly traded finance company focused on the commercial real estate industry. The Company primarily provides custom-tailored investment capital to high-end private and corporate owners of real estate, including senior and mezzanine real estate debt, senior and mezzanine corporate capital, as well as corporate net lease financing and equity. The Company, which is taxed as a real estate investment trust ("REIT"), provides innovative and value added financing solutions to its customers. Additional information on iStar Financial is available on the Company's website at

SOURCE iStar Financial Inc.