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Commercial Properties Realty Trust – Opportunity Zone Development – Louisiana

Represented Commercial Properties Realty Trust in connection with an Opportunity Zone transaction involving an approximately 90,000-sq.-ft. commercial office building located on The Water Campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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.

Fotografiska Park Avenue Flagship

Represent Fotografiska, a Swedish photography destination, in connection with establishing its NYC flagship location at 281 Park Avenue South, New York.

Arch Real Estate Companies – Development & Financing of SoHo Property

Represented a venture that included Arch Real Estate Companies in connection with the development and financing of a planned six-story, mixed-use residential building at 11 Greene Street in Soho.

KABR Group – Canopy by Hilton Jersey City

Represented the KABR Group in connection with its participation in the development of the Canopy by Hilton Jersey City in downtown Jersey City, New Jersey.

Qualified Opportunity Zones – Formation and Structuring

Represented multiple clients in the structuring and formation of qualified opportunity funds in connection with Opportunity Zone transactions in the New York metro area and across the United States.

Community Preservation Corporation – Affordable Housing – New York

Represented Community Preservation Corporation in connection with its master joint venture with Xenolith Partners LLC, a certified minority- and women-owned business enterprise (M/WBE) company, to develop affordable housing in New York.

Roseland Residential – $300 Million Construction Loan

Represented Roseland Residential, a subsidiary of Mack-Cali Realty Corp., in connection with a $300 million construction loan for its 750-unit, 57-story residential development project in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Roseland Residential – Construction Loan for Port Imperial Building – New Jersey

Represented Roseland Residential, a subsidiary of Mack-Cali Realty Corp., in connection with a $92 million construction loan for its Port Imperial Building 8/9, an approximately 313-unit residential development project in Weehawken, New Jersey.

Zeta Charter Schools – 72,000-Square-Foot Bronx Charter School

Represented Zeta Charter Schools in connection with the negotiation of a lease for a to-be-built 72,000-sq.-ft. stand-alone building in the Bronx, which will be occupied by them as a pre-kindergarden through 2nd grade charter school.

Zeta Charter Schools – 25,000-Square-Foot Condominium Unit

Represented Zeta Charter Schools in connection with the negotiation of a lease for a to-be-built 25,000-sq.-ft. condominium unit in the Bronx, which will be occupied by them as a 3rd-8th grade charter school.

WHIN Music Community Charter School – Leasehold Condominium

Represented WHIN Music Community Charter School in connection with the formation of a leasehold condominium for a to be constructed charter school.

Classical Charter Schools – 6-Story South Bronx Charter School

Represented Classical Charter Schools in connection with the negotiation and formation of a leasehold condominium for a 6-story 59,000-sq.-ft. charter school in the South Bronx.

MRP Realty – 405 Park Avenue – Development Rights Transaction

Represented MRP Realty in connection with the acquisition of over 27K-sq.-ft.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.

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.

NY Opportunity Zone – Structuring & Documentation

Represented the purchaser in the structuring and documentation of the acquisition of a New York development site in an Opportunity Zone transaction.

Rabina Properties – Amazon Fulfillment Center

Represented Rabina Properties in the financing and development of an 855,000-sq.-ft. fulfillment center for Amazon in North Haven, CT.

Rabina Properties – Development of New River Yacht Club, Fort Lauderdale

Represented Rabina Properties in the third phase of a large scale development of the New River Yacht Club project in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Phase three is slated to be a 230-unit Class A high-rise multifamily rental building being developed by Rabina Properties and the Related Group.

HK Organization – Empire Stores Redevelopment

Represented the HK Organization in a joint venture with Midtown Equities and Rockwood Capital to redevelop Brooklyn’s Empire Stores, a complex of seven historic warehouses. The property was transformed into a mixed-use creative hub with 100,000-sq.-ft. of retail, restaurant and event space in addition to 300,000-sq.-ft. of office space.

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.   

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. 

Toll Brothers – Joint Venture Development of Brooklyn Bridge Park

Advised Toll Brothers City Living, the urban development division of Toll Brothers, Inc. (NYSE: TOL), in its joint venture with Starwood Capital Group to develop a 550,000-sq.-ft. luxury hotel and residential complex at Brooklyn Bridge Park.

L+M Development Partners – 25 Park Row Construction Financing

Represented L+M Development Partners in a $350+ million financing transaction for the construction and development of a 45-story mixed-use condominium building at 25 Park Row in lower Manhattan. The site is the former headquarters of J&R Music World.

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.

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. 

Maxx Properties – Mixed-Use Project – Mamaroneck, NY

Represented a group led by MAXX Properties in the joint venture, acquisition and construction financing of the company’s first development project, a mixed-use residential and retail property located in Mamaroneck, NY known as Grand Street Lofts.

KRE Group – 281 Fifth Avenue Assemblage and Sale

Represented the KRE Group in the assemblage of a development site including 281 Fifth Avenue, and the sale of the assemblage to Victor Nomad LLC. The deal included an adjacent air parcel with additional development rights and inclusionary housing certificates.

Lincoln Square Synagogue – Property Exchange

Represented the Lincoln Square Synagogue in a high-profile exchange of property and development rights that enabled the development of the largest new synagogue in Manhattan since the 1920's. This transaction earned the Real Estate Board of New York's "Most Ingenious Deal of the Year" award.

Somerset Partners Affiliate – Bronx Industrial Site Acquisition and Financing

Represented an affiliate of Somerset Partners in the $7.5 million acquisition and financing of 9 Bruckner Boulevard in the South Bronx. The industrial site, which is situated opposite of Somerset’s planned residential development project along the waterfront, will be converted into a 30,000-sq.-ft. Bruckner Market food hall.  

Republic of Turkey – New York Consulate

Representing the Republic of Turkey in the development and construction of a new and expanded consulate at 46th Street and 1st Avenue across from the UN's General Assembly. Our work includes advice on government relations, real estate development and construction, leasing, land use and zoning.

Rechler Equity Partners – Gabreski Airport Lease and Site Development

Represented Rechler Equity Partners on all aspects of their 40-year renewable ground lease to redevelop Suffolk County’s 55-acre Gabreski Airport.

Apartment Building Corporation – Second Avenue Subway Development Transaction

Represented an apartment corporation in a complex transaction involving the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's condemnation of portions of the property to make way for the construction of the Second Avenue subway.

Toll Brothers – Development Rights Acquisition

Represented an affiliate of Toll Brothers City Living in the acquisition of development rights from a site on First Avenue between East 52nd Street and East 53rd Street in Manhattan.

Youngwoo & Associates – Manhattan “Sky Garage” Condo Development

Represented Youngwoo & Associates LLC in developing a unique residential condominium building in New York's West Chelsea neighborhood, which features full-floor units with a parking facility for a car at each level. We advised on the land acquisition, construction financing and zoning issues.