Matters

Private Lender – $11.8 Million Long Island City Loan

Represented a private lender on an $11.8MM loan secured by a commercial building consisting of warehouse and office space in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, NY. 

MRP Realty – 405 Park Avenue – Development Rights Transaction

Represented MRP Realty in connection with the acquisition of over 27K square feet of unused development rights from a neighboring property through zoning lot merger, along with a related light and air easement. The development rights will facilitate the expansion and renovation of 405 Park Avenue, a major office building in Manhattan.

Private Lender – $32 Million Construction Loan

Represented a private lender on a $32 million construction loan to facilitate the development of a new, mixed-use building in the Lower East Side neighborhood of Manhattan.

NYC Cooperative Housing Corp. – Sale of Development Rights by Zoning Lot Merger

Represent a New York cooperative housing corporation on the sale of development rights by zoning lot merger.  The development rights will be used to facilitate the construction of a new condominium building. 

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.

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.

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.   

Schron Family – $252 Million Manhattan Multifamily Acquisition

Represented the Schron family in connection with the $252 million acquisition of the Monterey, a 521-unit multifamily property located at 175 East 96th Street.

Ascend Charter Schools – Brooklyn Construction Loan

Represented Ascend Charter Schools on a construction loan for the renovation of its facilities at 1501 Pitkin Avenue in Brooklyn.

Commercial Bank – Financing

Represented a commercial bank in a $24.5 million acquisition and capital improvement loan to finance the acquisition and improvement of an office building in Nashville, Tennessee.

Commercial Bank – $65 Million Houston, TX Acquisition Financing

Represented a commercial bank in a $65 million acquisition and capital improvement loan to finance the acquisition and improvement of 14 multi-family properties in Houston, Texas.

Real Estate Management and Investment Firm – Loan Acquisition

Represented a boutique real estate management and investment company on the acquisition of certain loans secured by vacant land located in Upper Manhattan (on which construction is contemplated of an affordable housing apartment building). The loans had an aggregate original principal balance of nearly $5.5 million.

Real Estate Investment Manager – $57.5 Million New Jersey Hotel Financings

Represented a prominent real estate investment management firm on two senior mortgage loan financings aggregating $57.5 million, and secured by full service hotels in East Rutherford and Edison, New Jersey, including issues attendant to the implementation of a multi-million dollar property improvement plan.

Real Estate Developer – $53 Million Refinance

Represented a real estate developer in connection with the refinancing of two existing residential apartment buildings in Englewood, New Jersey. The loan was provided by State Farm Life Insurance Company. The transaction involved addressing the complex zoning approval history for the project.

Real Estate Owner – $27 Million Ground Lease Sale

Represented a privately-held real estate holding and property management company on the $27 million sale of the ground lease of a high-rise Manhattan residential building.

Veteran NYC Developer – Partnership Dispute

Successfully represented veteran New York City developer as plaintiff in litigation filed in New York state court arising out of a dispute with former business partners over interests in a certain major New York City real estate development project. Herrick was able to resolve the dispute quickly, negotiating a settlement agreement on favorable terms for our client, which avoided protracted litigation.