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William Macklowe Company – Park Slope, Brooklyn Acquisition

Represented the William Macklowe Company in the acquisition by it and Senlac Ridge Partners of a development property at 120 Fifth Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn. This complex deal closed on its original timeline even with the COVID-19 New York State on Pause limitations in effect.

FBE Limited – Brooklyn Acquisition, Including Marina

Represented FBE Limited in connection with the acquisition of waterfront property including a marina located in Brooklyn, New York for $57.5 million and with the related financing.

Not-for-Profit Religious Entity – Commercial Condo Acquisition

Represented a not-for-profit religious entity in the acquisition of a commercial condominium unit on West 83rd Street.

Chinatown Commercial Building Sale Post-Bankruptcy

Represented an affiliate of a New York City-based family office on the approximately $28.6MM sale of a largely vacant commercial building in the Chinatown neighborhood of Manhattan. The sale was following a bankruptcy court order, in a Chapter 11, single-asset bankruptcy case.

Arch Real Estate Companies – North Carolina Acquisition

Represented Arch Real Estate Companies in connection with the $63 million acquisition and financing of the Cambridge Corporate Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Mattone Group – Williamsburg, Brooklyn Sale

Represented the Mattone Group and HWM Met/Marcy in connection with the sale of 402-420 Metropolitan Avenue. This deal also involved representing the sellers in the bankruptcy proceeding of the original purchaser who filed for bankruptcy the day prior to the closing date in early April. 

Community Development Trust – Finance of Multifamily Housing Complex – Oklahoma

Represented Community Development Trust, LP in the acquisition and financing of a 400-unit affordable multifamily housing complex located in Oklahoma City, OK.

Houlihan-Parnes & CLK Management – Long Island Office Building

Represented affiliates of Houlihan-Parnes and CLK Management in the $65 million acquisition and financing of a suburban office building located at One Old Country Road, Carle Place, NY, together with the assumption of the existing mortgage loan, in a 1031 like kind exchange transaction.                

Rabina Properties – $231 Million Sale of 230 Park Avenue South

Represented affiliates of Rabina Properties and other tenants in common in the $231 million sale of 230 Park Avenue South, New York, NY, and the acquisition of replacement like-kind properties in a 1031 like kind exchange transaction. Also represented certain of the sellers in the original acquisition of their interests in 230 Park Avenue South, which was accomplished through a sophisticated restructure of distressed debt secured by partnership interests.

Olnick Organization – Acquisition of 201 West 77th Street

Represented the Olnick Organization in connection with a $106 million acquisition of 201 West 77th Street, a mixed-use property located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

$430 Million Joint Venture Acqusition – U.S. Bank Tower – Los Angeles, CA

Represented both Migdal Insurance Company Ltd. and Menora Mivtachim Insurance Ltd., two of the largest Israeli insurance companies, in the negotiation of a joint venture with Silverstein Properties to acquire the U.S. Bank Tower in downtown Los Angeles, California for a purchase price of $430 million. The deal involved tax structuring, negotiation of partnership agreements, as well as oversight of the acquisition and loan documents.

DH Property – Brooklyn Warehouse Sale to Prologis

Represented DH Property Holdings in the acquisition, financing negotiations and ultimate $60 million sale of the purchase contract for a two-acre warehouse site at 150 East 52nd Street in Brooklyn, NY to the mammoth warehouse landlord, Prologis.

Greystar – Acquisition of 800 Sixth Avenue

Represented Greystar in connection with the $237.5 million acquisition of a multi-family residential apartment building, 800 Sixth Avenue in Manhattan. This complex deal also entailed assignments of existing mortgages, a 421-a component, New York State Housing Finance Agency assignment approval and bond redemption.

Cammeby’s International Р$1.8 Billion Apartment Community Portfolio Acquisition

Represented Cammeby’s International, in a joint venture with Harbor Group International, in the $1.8 billion acquisition of the five-state, 9,000+-unit Beacon portfolio of 25 apartment communities.

Rabina Properties – 520 Fifth Avenue Development

Represented Rabina Properties in the acquisition, financing, joint venture, restructuring and recapitalization of the vacant development parcel located at 520 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The development is initially projected to include an 800-foot-tall tower on the corner of East 43rd Street and Fifth Avenue. 

Muss Development – $165 Million Manhattan Property Sale & Development Rights Transfer

Represented Muss Development in its sale of two fee parcels and one development rights transfer as part of an assemblage on the Upper East Side that, along with the other five fee parcels and three development rights transfers involved, totaled over $165 million.

Harbor Group International – $117 Million Brooklyn Acquisition

Represented an affiliate of Harbor Group International, LLC in the acquisition of a $117 million newly constructed 193-unit multifamily property known as The Frederick, located at 564 St. John’s Place in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

Senior Care Development – 53-story Retirement Community Sale, Chicago

Represented David Reis and Senior Care Development in the structuring and sale of The Clare, a 53-story 338-unit Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) located in Chicago.

HK Organization – Brooklyn Joint Venture Acquisition, Financing and Disposition

Represented an affiliate of HK Organization in the joint venture with a real estate fund to acquire, finance, refinance and subsequently sell the property known as The Chocolate Factory, a large, historic mixed-use building in Brooklyn with over 100 newly renovated residential units.

U.S. Banking Institution – Sale of 77-Property, 15-State Real Estate Portfolio

Represented one of the largest U.S. banking institutions in the sale of a 77-property, 15-state real estate portfolio to a global investment management firm. The transaction also involved the leaseback of 22 properties.

The Lightstone Group – $330 Million Manhattan Ground Lease Sale

Represented The Lightstone Group in the combined $330 million sale of a ground lease position owned by Abraham Kamber & Company LLC and a subleasehold estate owned by Lightstone at 1407 Broadway.

U-Haul International – $200 Million West Chelsea Sale

Represented U-Haul International affiliate AMERCO Real Estate Company, in the $200 million sale of four contiguous industrial properties in Manhattan's West Chelsea neighborhood to Related Companies, along with unused development rights from a fifth parcel that U-Haul retained.   

Pro Football Hall of Fame Village – McKinley Grand Hotel

Represented the Hall of Fame Village in the acquisition of the McKinley Grand Hotel in Canton, Ohio. This is part of the efforts to modernize and update the entire Football Hall of Fame complex.

Muss Development – $29.5 Million Westchester County Acqusition

Represented Muss Development in its $29.5 million purchase of multi-family property in Westchester County, New York.

Acquisition & Financing of Multifamily Property – Gainsville, FL

Represented a developer in connection with the acquisition of multifamily property located in Gainesville, Florida and with the related financing.

Shorenstein Properties – Nashville, TN

Represented Shorenstein Properties in connection with its purchase of a 28-story office building containing over 600,000 rentable square feet in Nashville, TN.  The purchase represents Shorenstein’s first acquisition in the Nashville market. 

Maxx Properties – Acquisition & Financing – Las Vegas, Nevada

Represented Maxx Properties in their acquisition, financing and 1031 exchange for Madison at Spring Valley, a 168-unit multifamily community in Las Vegas.

DH Property Holdings Affiliate – Brooklyn Industrial Property Acquisition

Represented an affiliate of DH Property Holdings in the acquisition of an industrial development site on Columbia Street in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Vanbarton Group – $450 Million Sale of 180 Water Street

Represented Vanbarton Group in the $450 million sale of its remaining interest in 180 Water Street to MetroLoft Management. The sale was the second largest New York City real estate transaction in 2017, according to data from The Real Deal.

FBE Limited and Adam America Real Estate – $54 Million Manhattan Sale

Herrick represented FBE Limited and Adam America Real Estate in the sale of 4650 Broadway in Manhattan to an affiliate of the Arden Group for $54 million after previously representing FBE/AARE in a joint venture acquiring this site in 2018. The site is eligible for Brownfield Tax Credits and is located in an opportunity zone on the border of Inwood and Washington Heights.

$17.65 Million Apartment Acquisition by Chinese Investor – St. Petersburg, FL

Represented the U.S. real estate arm of a large global conglomerate headquartered in China on the approximately $17.65MM acquisition of an apartment complex in St. Petersburg, Florida, as well as related agency financing. 

Criterion Group – Long Island City Acquisition

Represented Criterion Group in the purchase of two parcels just north of Queensboro Plaza between 22nd and 23rd streets for $79.95 million.

Harel Insurance – Acquisition in Nashville, Tennessee

Represented Harel Insurance Company in the acquisition of a fifty-percent interest in an $82 million construction facility for the ground up construction of  a 420-unit rental property in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Sabet Group – Crosby Street Acquisition

Represented The Sabet Group in their purchase and development of 35 Crosby Street in Manhattan.

Privately Held Real Estate Company – Acquisition of Inclusionary Air Rights

Represented a privately held real estate company as purchaser on an approximately $17.7 million acquisition of inclusionary air rights. The contract period was over three years, during which time the seller constructed the applicable affordable housing on the generating site.

Greystar Real Estate Partners – $211 Million Chelsea Multifamily Acquisition

Represented Greystar Real Estate Partners in the $211 million acquisition and mortgage financing of a 204-unit multifamily building in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood.

RXR Realty – $800 Million Acquisition of 237 Park Avenue

Represented RXR Realty in its joint venture acquisition of 237 Park Avenue, a 1.2-million-sq.-ft. office building located in the heart of the Grand Central District, between 45th and 46th Streets.

Rabina Properties – $131 Million Manhattan Development Site Sale

Represented Rabina Properties LLC in the $131 million sale of a development site consisting of six properties in Manhattan's NoMad neighborhood. The sale also included additional Inclusionary Housing benefits and an investment by our client in the acquiring entity.

Kiska Developers – $104 Million Manhattan Sale with Development Rights

Represented Kiska Developers, Inc. in the $104 million sale of a development site on 56th street and Lexington Avenue to an entity controlled by Rotem Rosen. The development included ten lots, unused development rights purchased from a neighboring property and Inclusionary Housing Air Rights from an affordable development.

Beijing Developer – Manhattan Development Site Acquisition

Represented a Beijing-based developer in the acquisition and financing of a gas station on Manhattan's west side. The developer intends to create a mixed-use building that will include residential condominiums and ground floor retail space.

Vanbarton Group – Acquisition of New York and San Francisco CRE Portfolio

Represented Vanbarton Group in the multi-million dollar acquisition of a portfolio of commercial properties located in New York and San Francisco.

AEW Capital Management – 175 Varick Street Leasehold Interest Sale

Represented AEW Capital Management in the sale of its leasehold interest in 175 Varick Street to an affiliate of Tishman Speyer.

Joint Venture – $220 Million Chicago Office Tower Acquisition

Represented The World-Wide Group and Cammeby's International in the $220 million joint venture acquisition of a Class A tower in Chicago, Illinois.

Extell Development Company – $66 Million Assemblage Sale

Represented Extell Development Company in the $66 million sale of an assemblage consisting of a fee parcel on East 29th Street in Manhattan, two air parcels, two certificates of eligibility for zoning floor area bonuses, and Extell’s interest in contracts for development rights from adjacent property owners.

Extell Development Company – Upper West Side Assemblage & Development Rights

Represented Extell Development Company in completing an Upper West Side assemblage including the acquisition of 2551 Broadway and development rights from nearby co-op buildings on West 95th Street. 

Extell – $360 Million Manhattan Portfolio Purchase

Represented Extell Development Company in the $360 million purchase, flip and financing of multiple properties from the Duell family's real estate portfolio.

Chinese Real Estate Developer – $66 Million Flushing, Queens Parcel Acquisition

Represented a major Chinese real estate developer in its acquisition of a parcel of land in Flushing, Queens for $66 million. The developer plans to build a mixed-use condominium with ground and second-floor retail.

Real Estate Companies – $380 Million National Apartment Complex Acquisition

Represented a joint venture between two major real estate companies in its $380 million acquisition and financing of 52 apartment complexes in 14 states.

Joint Venture Acquisition of Development Rights

Represented a joint venture of prominent real estate companies in connection with the acquisition of unused development rights from a neighboring property through zoning lot merger, along with a related light and air easement and construction license. The development rights will facilitate the redevelopment of a significant Manhattan property. 

LargaVista Companies – Long Island City Acquisition

Represented an affiliate of LargaVista Companies in the $18 million acquisition from Zand Development, LLC of 29-00 Queens Plaza East (at the corner of Northern Blvd. & Queens Blvd.), Long Island City, NYC. Our work included a 1031 Exchange, financing, and is part of LargaVista's assemblage for future residential development.