Matters

Risland U.S. Holdings – $502 Million Construction Loan

Represented a joint venture consisting of Risland U.S. Holdings, LLC (a U.S. subsidiary of a multi-billion dollar publicly traded international developer) and a group of local developers in a $502 million loan for the construction of a new 67-story condominium building in Long Island City. This transaction stands as the largest condo construction loan in Queens and the building, rising to 984 feet with 802 units, will be the tallest building in the borough.

DH Property Holdings – Financing for Brookyln Distribution Center

Represented DH Property Holdings LLC in the construction loan and mezzanine loan financing for a distribution center in Brooklyn, New York.

Centennial Bank – $120 Million Miami Construction Loan

Represented Centennial Bank in the $120 million construction loan for property located at 400 Biscayne Boulevard in Miami.The planned development includes a 49-story tower with 646 luxury rental apartments, 51,000 square feet of commercial space and a 22,000 square foot church for the First United Methodist Church of Miami.

F&T Land Group – Tangram Development, Flushing, Queens

Represented F&T Group in the financing, development, construction of the Tangram development, an approximately 1.2 million square foot mixed use project Flushing, Queens. Herrick assisted in the $230 million inventory loan filing as well as in the filing of a condominium offering plan for a 48-unit office building at 37-12 Prince Street and a 192-unit residential building at 133-27 39th Avenue in Flushing, Queens.

Bank Leumi – Manhattan Acquisition and Construction Loan

Represented Bank Leumi USA in connection with a $48 million acquisition loan and subsequent construction loan for a residential property at 306 East 86th Street in Manhattan.

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. 

Rabina Properties – Amazon Fulfillment Center

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

FBE Limited and Treetop Development Affiliate – Bronx Refinancing and JV Restructuring

Herrick represented an affiliate of FBE Limited and Treetop Development in the restructuring of the ownership and refinancing of a building located at 1600 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx.

Migdal Insurance Company Ltd. – Philadelphia Office Building Investment

Represented affiliates of Migdal Insurance Company Ltd. in the negotiation of joint venture arrangements with affiliates of Silverstein Properties and the Arden Group in connection with a REIT investment resulting in the purchase of a 49% indirect ownership interest in a 1.3 million square foot office building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

R Squared – Refinancing of Two Industrial Portfolios on Long Island

Represented R Squared in connection with refinancing of two industrial property portfolios consisting of 13 warehouse and industrial buildings in Suffolk County, New York.

R Squared – Refinancing on Industrial Properties, Long Island, NY

Represented R Squared LLC in a mortgage loan from Dime Community Bank. The proceeds of the loan were used to refinance leasehold mortgage loans on two industrial properties located at 200 and 220 Roger’s Way in Westhampton Beach, NY. 

R Squared – Construction Loan for Historic Canoe Place Inn – Westhampton, NY

Represented an affiliate of R Squared LLC in a construction loan for the renovation of the historic Canoe Place Inn on the Shinnecock Canal in Westhampton, NY.  The Inn, originally built in the early 1700s, was used as a stagecoach inn and also served as headquarters for British soldiers during the Revolutionary War. The renovated structure will include a new 25-room inn, a 1,900-square-foot clubhouse and a 300-seat catering hall.

Community Preservation Corporation – $500+ million renovation of 16 Manhattan NYCHA Buildings

Represented the Community Preservation Corporation as the equity provider in the $500+ million renovation of 16 New York City Housing Authority buildings in Manhattan. NYCHA is partnering with the Community Preservation Corporation, Community Development Trust, Monadnock Development LLC, Lemor Development Group, Kalel Holdings LLC and the Community League of the Heights on the acquisition of a ground lease and massive renovation of 1,700 apartments. The upgrades come as part of the “NYCHA 2.0” initiative. This investment is in keeping with the Community Preservation Corporation’s mission of maintaining and providing affordable housing.

Woolworth Building Owners – Loan Modification & Extension

Represented the owners of the Woolworth Building, the Schron family and The Witkoff Group, in the modification and extension of a mortgage loan and a mezzanine loan for the property. 

Mizuho Corporate Bank – $1 Billion Mortgage Refinance

Represented Mizuho Corporate Bank in a complex refinancing of approximately $1 billion in mortgage debt encumbering 650 Madison Avenue and 150 East 42nd Street in New York, and 20 North Clark Street in Chicago.

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.

Centennial Bank – Construction Loan – Denver, Colorado

Represented Centennial Bank in a $62 million construction loan to be used for the development of approximately 141,500 square feet in retail space, 59,700 square feet in commercial space and a 716-space above-ground parking structure located in Denver, Colorado.

National Bank – $335.7 Million Mortgage Loan to Connecticut Real Estate Firm

Represented a major national bank in a $335.7 million mortgage loan to a Connecticut based commercial real estate company.

Real Estate Owner/Investor – $320 Million Woolworth Building Refinancing

Represented the owner of the office condominium portion of the Woolworth Building, a joint venture between the Schron family and Steve Witkoff, in a $320 million refinancing from Blackstone.

Real Estate Companies – $315 Million Office 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.

Commercial Bank – $300 Million Commercial Condominium Mortgage Loan

Represented a major bank in a $300 million mortgage loan, secured by a mortgage of commercial condominium units in Norwalk, Connecticut.

FL Condominium Developer – $300 Million Construction Loan Facility

Represented one of Florida’s largest condominium developers in a $300 million construction loan facility for eight condominium projects together with a corporate restructuring and a simultaneous $90 million buyout of a major joint venture partner.

Investment Bank – $250 Million Construction Loan Syndication

Represented 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.

Rabina Properties – $175 Million North Carolina Office Building Purchase

Represented Rabina Properties in the $175 million purchase and financing of a 640,000 square-foot office building in Charlotte, North Carolina's downtown business district.

U.S. Investment Bank – $156 Million Hotel Construction Financing

Represented a major U.S. investment bank in a $156 million senior construction financing of a hotel condominium resort in Telluride, Colorado.

MAXX Properties Affiliates – $116 Million Colorado Multifamily Portfolio Refinancing

Represented affiliates of MAXX Properties in their $116 million refinancing of a portfolio of six multifamily properties located in Colorado. The refinancing was insured by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

HSA-UWC/New York Hotel Mgmt Co. – $110 Million New Yorker Hotel Financing

Represented HSA-UWC and New Yorker Hotel Management Co. Inc. in a $110 million financing for 481 8th Avenue, a mixed-use project consisting of the iconic New Yorker Hotel, office and retail.

Beijing-Based Developer – $108 Million Construction Loan for Manhattan Gas Station Conversion

Represented the developer in a $108 million construction loan from Bank of the Ozarks for 615 10th Avenue — a former gas station to be converted to a seven-story, mixed-use property.

Rabina Properties – $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.

Bank Leumi – $90 Million Construction Loan

Represented Bank Leumi USA in a $90M construction loan to a subsidiary of ASRR Capital Ltd., a publicly-traded Israeli company, for the development of a 12-story luxury condominium tower in Surfside, Florida.

Commerical Bank – $90 Million Miami Construction Loan

Represented Centennial Bank in a $90 million construction loan for a luxury residential development on Biscayne Boulevard in Miami.

FBE Limited LLC – $84 Million Bronx Apartment Building Acquisition and Financing

Represented FBE Limited LLC in the $84 million acquisition and financing of 1600 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx, a HUD-subsidized low income housing property.

Israeli Insurance Company – Loan Participations

Represented an Israeli insurance company in the purchase of loan participations in several construction facilities and permanent mortgage loans  totaling in excess of  $150 million.

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.

$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.

Marathon/Reckson Executive Joint Venture – SL Green/Reckson Merger

Represent 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.

Deutsche Bank – West End Avenue

Assisted Deutsche Bank in the closing of a $150+ million loan for 1-15 West End Avenue, a residential tower in the Riverside South complex on Manhattan's Upper West Side. 

R Squared Affiliates – Island Hills Golf Club, Long Island

Represented affiliates of R Squared LLC in the acquisition and financing of the final piece of the former Island Hills Golf Club located in Sayville, New York. R Squared plans to develop luxury rental apartments at the property under its Greybarn brand. 

Bank Hapoalim – Brooklyn Mortgage Loan

Represented Bank Hapoalim in a mortgage loan to an affiliate of Hidrock Realty, made in connection with Hidrock’s acquisition of 32 Fifth Avenue in Brooklyn, NY.

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.

The Lightstone Group – Long Island City Development Financing

Represented The Lightstone Group in the permanent financing of its residential development in Long Island City.

The Witkoff Group – 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.

Centennial Bank – Loan to Extell Development for Deer Valley Ski Resort

Represented Centennial Bank in two complex acquisition loans to affiliates of Extell Development Company. Extell, which owned a 40-acre site in Deer Valley, Utah, acquired two parcels of land totaling 2,500+ acres for future development as a hotel/condominium/ski resort.