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Cammeby’s International – $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.

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.

Youngwoo & Associates – Bronx General Post Office Acquisition

Represented Youngwoo & Associates in the acquisition of the Bronx general post office building from the United States Postal Service. We also handled the permanent lease of a section of the building to the USPS so that they maintain a retail presence, a loan agreement related to the Depression-era murals inside the building, and a joint venture agreement.

Schron and Fruchthandler Families – Acquisition of Interest in 1285 Avenue of the Americas

Represented the Schron and Fruchthandler families in the acquisition of a joint venture interest in 1285 Avenue of the Americas, which was purchased by RXR Realty in May 2016 for $1.65 billion.

Joint Venture – $68 Million Woolworth Building Condo Conversion and Sale

Represented a joint venture between Cammeby's International and The Witkoff Group in the conversion of the iconic Woolworth Building's top 30 floors to a condominium unit, and the $68 million sale of the unit to Alchemy Properties.

Clarion Partners Investment Trust – Sale of North Carolina Corporate Center

Represented an investment trust advised by Clarion Partners in the $55 million sale of Durham, North Carolina's Palladian Corporate Center, to a fund managed by Innovatus Capital Partners.

Greenspan Family – Sale of Bronx Multifamily Portfolio

Represented the family of Abraham Greenspan in the sale of four multifamily properties with 250+ units in various neighborhoods in the Bronx, NY.

Real Estate Investor – Utah Resort Acquisition

Represented a principal of a joint venture in the venture’s acquisition, from another of its principals, of a resort condominium in Deer Valley, Utah. In connection with the acquisition and future development of the resort, the joint venture also obtained up to $212 million in construction financing.

Continental Ventures – Upper East Side Joint Venture

Represented Continental Ventures in a joint venture transaction involving the acquisition, financing and development of a luxury mixed-use project on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.   

Amity Education Group – Acquisition of St. John’s University Campus

Represented India-based Amity Education Group, a nonprofit international education group, in the $22.4 million purchase of the St. John’s University 170-acre waterfront campus located in Oakdale, Long Island.

Telecommunications Provider – Sale of East Williamsburg Properties

Represented a national telecommunications service provider in the sale of two properties in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Emmes Asset Management – $100 Million California Office Building Acquisition

Represented Emmes Asset Management Company in connection with a joint venture with the investment arm of a major university system and the $100 million acquisition of a prominent Class A office building in Irvine, California. The transaction also included a multi-million dollar investment by a Japanese corporation investing in U.S. property for the first time.

Cooperative Board – Sale of 66 Manhattan Cooperatives

Represented the Board of Directors of 715-723 Sixth Avenue Owners Corp. to facilitate the sale of 66 apartments at the leasehold cooperative building located at 101 West 23rd Street in New York City.