$105 Million Fort Lauderdale Construction Loan
Represented Rabina Properties in a joint venture with Related Group, on a $105 million construction loan from SunTrust Bank. A Perella Weinberg Partners fund, which is also part of the joint venture, also provided equity to be used in connection with a residential development in the Las Olas section of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Private Equity Fund – Temporary Forbearance Agreements
Represented a private equity fund in several temporary forbearance agreements with respect to loans secured by real property in Las Vegas, Nevada.
$57.5 Million New Jersey Hotel Financings
Represented a prominent real estate and 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 implementation of a multi-million dollar property improvement plan.
U-Haul International Real Estate Financings
Representing U-Haul International in a wide range of real estate financings, secured by properties in New York and New Jersey.
Loan Acquisition – Boutique Real Estate Management and Investment Company
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.
Private Equity Fund – Restructuring JV Agreements
Representation of a private equity fund in the negotiation of multiple joint venture agreements in connection with the financing of two redevelopment projects in Texas.
Commercial Bank – Financing
Representation of 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.
$200 Million Revolving Credit Facility
Represented a major U.S. private bank in the refinancing of a $200 million revolving credit facility secured by the equity interests of a prominent real estate family in nine New York City office buildings.
Sale of Interest in Syndicated Mortgage Loan
Represented a major U.S. commercial bank in its acquisition and subsequent sale of a $200 million interest in a syndicated mortgage loan secured by a major New York City office building and its substitution as agent for the lenders.
Non-U.S. Bank – Acquisition and Construction
Represented a major non-U.S. commercial bank in a $65 million acquisition and construction financing for a retail/residential condominium development in lower Manhattan.
Syndicated Mortgage Loan
Represented a U.S. commercial bank, as agent and lender, in a syndicated mortgage loan and amendment to an asset-based credit facility to increase the commitment to $100 million, admit new lenders and reallocate outstanding loans among lenders.
$33 Million Restructuring of Credit and Loan Facilities
Represented a major U.S. commercial bank, as lender and agent, in a $33 million restructuring of several revolving credit and term loan facilities secured by 11 real properties located in New York.
Term Loan Facility
Represented a U.S. private bank in a $17 million term loan facility secured by a Delaware trust’s equity interests in residential properties and economic interests in several investment funds.
Sales of U.S. Hotel Loans
Represented a bank from an EU member state in the disposal of several large loans tied to U.S. hotels.
Utah St. Regis Hotel Refinancing
Represented an affiliate controlled by real estate developer David Reis in the refinancing of the St. Regis resort in Deer Valley, Utah.
$65 Million Mortgage Financing for Luxury Hotel
Represented PCCP Capital, a real estate private equity firm in the origination of a $65 million loan used for the acquisition and repositioning of Cassa Hotel, a 165-room luxury hotel property in New York City.
Restructuring of Defaulted Loans on Midtown Condo Project
Representation of a private equity firm in the acquisition and restructuring of a mezzanine loan and a mortgage loan on a partially completed condominium project in Midtown Manhattan.
Aristone Realty Capital – Syndication Investment
Representation of Aristone Realty Capital in connection with a syndicated investment in debt secured by a distressed condominium development in New York City, and further financing to complete the project.
Bank Leumi – Mortgage Financing
Represented Bank Leumi in its $210 million mortgage financing to a joint venture between Israel-based IDB Holding Corp. and Midtown Holdings, for the purchase of the HSBC Tower located at 452 Fifth Avenue. Completed in April 2010, the financing was part of a $350 million sale-leaseback transaction with HSBC Bank USA. This transaction was notable, in that it was the first major non-distressed office building sale in Manhattan in more than two years.
Distressed Debt Investor – Mezzanine Loan Foreclosure
Representation of a distressed debt investor in foreclosing and conducting UCC secured party sale of portfolio of mezzanine loans securing repo line of credit obligations. One of the mezzanine loan borrowers sought to enjoin the sale; we defeated the TRO application and conducted the sale successfully over the borrower's objection.
Quik Park – Garage Acquisition and Financing
Representation of Rafael Llopiz of Quik Park, one of New York's leading parking garage operators, in acquiring and financing the garage condominium unit in the 40 Mercer Street Condominium--a luxury condominium designed by Jean Nouvel, a winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize.
Domino Sugar Refinery Refinancing
Represented The Community Preservation Corporation in the third tranche closing of a $120.2 million loan issued by Domino Mezz Holdings LLC and secured by a third mortgage on the 11.5-acre Domino sugar refinery site in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Commercial Bank – $61 Million Financing
Representation of a commercial bank in connection with a $60.7 million ground lease financing and an $11 million letter of credit The borrower plans to use the funds to rehabilitate a Madison Avenue commercial property.
Mezzanine Loan Acquisitions
Represented a major New York developer in its acquisition of a senior mezzanine loan and a junior mezzanine loan secured by pledges of the direct and indirect equity interests in the owner of a Manhattan commercial building.
Five-State Residential Portfolio Acquisition and Financing
Represented a major real estate investment and service company in its acquisition and financing of a five-state, 14-property portfolio of residential rental and condominium apartment complexes. The portfolio was financed through 14 first mortgage loans and 12 mezzanine loans, culminating in a four-day closing.
$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.
$315 Million 43-Property Portfolio Acquisition
Represented a joint venture between two major real estate companies in its $315 million acquisition and financing of a 43-property portfolio of office and commercial buildings in Long Island, New York.
$161 Million Long Island Office Acquisition
Represented a joint venture between two major real estate companies in its $161.5 million acquisition and financing of two Long Island, New York office buildings.
Hotel Construction Financing
Represented a major New York hotel group in a construction loan on 6 Columbus, an 88-room boutique Manhattan hotel. We assisted our client in all aspects of the project's development, including construction, interim and permanent financing, litigation with various contractors, and the implementation of a hotel management agreement.
Asset Manager – Apartment Complex Reorganization
Representation of the asset manager for an investment bank in obtaining confirmation of a plan of reorganization jointly filed by our client, as secured creditor, and the debtor, resolving a case involving competing plans of reorganization. The confirmed plan provides for the debtor to repay 25% more than it had sought to pay, and at a higher interest rate over a shorter period.
Domino Sugar Factory Redevelopment
Represented The Community Preservation Corporation in the acquisition, financing and development of the 11.5-acre waterfront complex in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, that was formerly home to Domino Sugar.
Mizuho Corporate Bank – $1 Billion Mortgage Refinance
Representation of Mizuho Corporate Bank Ltd., largest bank in Japan, in a complex refinancing of approximately $1 billion in mortgage debt encumbering 650 Madison Avenue and 150 East 42nd Street (the Mobil Building) in New York, and 20 North Clark Street in Chicago.
Art Gallery Condo Development
Represented Youngwoo & Associates LLC in developing a 16-story condominium in New York's West Chelsea neighborhood. The building is designed to be an art gallery, and our work included an air rights acquisition and construction loan financing.
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.
BRT Realty Trust – Tennessee and Florida Residential Developments
Representation of BRT Realty Trust, a publicly traded REIT, in the financing and refinancing of a chain of residential developments in Tennessee and Florida owned and operated by Steven Green. The series of transactions is worth several hundred million dollars. Herrick has represented the Gould family and its related entities for over 50 years.
Tribeca Construction and Mezzanine Financing
Represented a joint venture in obtaining complex construction and mezzanine loans for the development of several high-end residential luxury apartments in New York's Tribeca neighborhood.
Marathon/Reckson Executive Joint Venture – SL Green/Reckson Merger
Representation of a joint venture between Marathon Real Estate Opportunity Fund and senior Reckson executives in six separate transactions in the multi-billion dollar merger between SL Green and Reckson Associates Realty Corp., including an asset acquisition, the formation of a joint venture, two acquisition financings, an asset sale, and a mezzanine financing.
Represented an institutional lender in a $65 million acquisition and pre-development loan for the construction of a residential golf community and luxury hotel development in Mexico and in a development loan in Bermuda.
$60 Million Manhattan Retail Acquisition and Leasehold Financing
Represented a developer in forming and capitalizing a purchaser, and in the $60 million acquisition and leasehold financing of a master lease of the retail space at 1657 Broadway, Manhattan.
Institutional Lender – Not-For-Profit School Financing
Represented an institutional lender in term, construction and revolving credit facilities to a not-for-profit school for the arts. The facilities are secured by prime and collateral mortgages on properties in California and New York.
Investment Bank – $250 Million Construction Loan Syndication
Representation of an investment bank in syndicating a $250 million construction loan originally held as a portfolio loan, and in converting a portion of the loan to mezzanine financing.
$105 Million Office Building Conversion
Represented a developer in the acquisition and financing of a commercial building in Chelsea, Manhattan, and its conversion to a mixed-use retail/residential building, the sale of the commercial unit, and the condominium offering of the residential units.
$156 Million Hotel Construction Financing
Represented a major U.S. investment bank in the $156 million senior construction financing of a hotel condominium resort in Telluride, Colorado.
Mezzanine Lenders – $25 Million Facility
Represented mezzanine lenders in a $25 million secured agented mezzanine facility to a Texas developer. Proceeds of the loans were applied to acquire and develop land in Horseshoe Bay, Lano, and Burnet, Texas.
Ritz Carlton Resort Condominium Financings
Represented an investment bank in senior construction financings of resort condominium projects branded by Ritz Carlton in Maui, Hawaii, Rancho Mirage, Philadelphia, and the Turks & Caicos Islands.
Investment Bank – Resort Financing
Representation of an investment bank in providing senior acquisition financing for a beachfront resort in Bermuda and resort hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Japanese Mortgage Restructuring and Asian Property Acquisitions
Represented a Japanese company in negotiations held in Tokyo with UFJ Bank to restructure $30 million in mortgage debt encumbering property in Tokyo. We then represented a Japanese joint venture involving the company in its purchase and mixed-use development of a property in the Kakinokizaka district of Tokyo and in the purchase of property on Yao Yai Island near Phuket, Thailand.
Acquisition of 1745 Broadway
Represented The Witkoff Group in its purchase of the Random House headquarters at 1745 Broadway and in the closing of $340 million in loans.
Investment Bank – Costa Rica Resort
Representation of a large investment bank in connection with debt and equity investments made with respect to a resort, including golf course, to be constructed on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica.
Euristates – Boston Development Joint Venture
Representation of Euristates, Inc. in connection with its joint venture with a Boston developer for construction of a residential condominium complex. We also represented the joint venture in connection with construction financing for the project.