Matters

$430 Million Joint Venture Acquisition – U.S. Bank Tower – Los Angeles, CA

Represented both Migdal Insurance Company Ltd. and Menora Mivtachim Insurance Ltd., two of the largest Israeli insurance companies, in the negotiation of a joint venture with Silverstein Properties to acquire the U.S. Bank Tower in downtown Los Angeles, California for a purchase price of $430 million. The deal involved tax structuring, negotiation of partnership agreements, as well as oversight of the acquisition and loan documents.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Common Living – KIN

Represented Common Living Inc. in a joint venture with Tishman Speyer in the launch of KIN, the first residential brand in the U.S. focused on developing metropolitan area properties geared toward young families.

Real Estate Investment Advisory – Joint Venture

Representing a prominent, privately owned real estate investment advisory in a major residential development.

Migdal Insurance Company Ltd. – Manhattan Office Building Investment

Represented affiliates of Migdal Insurance Company Ltd. in the negotiation of joint venture arrangements with affiliates of Vanbarton Group and Ohio Public Employee Retirement System in connection with a REIT investment resulting in the purchase of a 34% indirect ownership interest in a 780,000-sq.-ft. office building located at 425 Lexington Avenue in Manhattan.

Migdal Insurance Company Ltd. – Multi-State Joint Venture Acquisition

Represented affiliates of Migdal Insurance Company Ltd. in the negotiation of a joint venture arrangement with affiliates of Rialto Capital Management, Elite Street Capital and Menora Mivtachim Insurance in connection with the purchase of an indirect ownership interest in a portfolio of multi-family properties in Maryland, Texas and Missouri.

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.

DDG – Acquisition and Joint Venture to Redevelop Chelsea Property

Represented DDG in the acquisition of a property on the westside of Manhattan along with a related financing from M&T Bank and formation of a joint venture to redevelop the property into an 11-story residential condominium.

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.

RXR Realty Private Equity Joint Venture

Represented RXR Realty in a joint venture with a prominent private equity firm.

Friedland Properties – Madison Avenue Operating Lease Acquisition

Represented Friedland Properties in the joint venture acquisition of the operating lease for a large Madison Avenue office building.

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.   

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.

David Reis – Utah St. Regis Hotel Refinancing and Expansion

Represented the owner, an entity controlled by real estate developer David Reis, in connection with the refinancing and development of Phase II of the St. Regis Resort located in Deer Valley, Utah. The St. Regis Deer Valley is a AAA Five Diamond ski on/ski off resort that consists of condominium hotel rooms, suites and private residences.

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.

Migdal Insurance Company Ltd. – San Francisco Office Building Investment

Represented affiliates of Migdal Insurance Company Ltd. in the negotiation of a joint venture arrangement with a domestically controlled REIT that is an affiliate of KBS Realty Advisors and the associated purchase of a 45% indirect ownership interest in an office building located at 353 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, California.

Migdal Insurance Company Ltd. – Manhattan Garment District Building Investment

Represented affiliates of Migdal Insurance Company Ltd. in the negotiation of a joint venture arrangement with an affiliate of ATCO Properties and Management Inc. and the associated purchase of a 49% indirect ownership interest in an office building located at 240 W. 35th Street in Manhattan's Garment District. Herrick assisted Migdal with structural and tax related planning including the formation of a REIT to serve as the investment entity in the joint venture and the negotiation of a nominee ownership structure for NYC transfer tax purposes. 

Rabina Properties – Fort Lauderdale Condominium Development

Represented a partnership between affiliates of Rabina Properties and the Related Group in a joint venture with a fund managed by Perella Weinberg Partners to develop a high rise luxury condominium in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

AEW Capital Management – Brooklyn Residential and Commercial Condominium Joint Venture

Represented AEW Capital Management in a joint venture with Hope Street Capital to acquire and develop residential and commercial condominiums in Brooklyn.

Royalton Capital – Bushwick Property Acquisition and Development

Represented Royalton Capital on the acquisition of a three-acre industrial site in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The deal included the structuring of two joint ventures and financing from AllianceBernstein. Plans are to develop the property into a mixed-use office, retail and restaurant space.

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.

California Office Building Acquisitions

Represented Emmes Capital LLC in the joint venture acquisition of Class A office buildings located at 701 B Street and 707 Broadway, San Diego, California.

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.

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.

Real Estate Companies – $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.

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. 

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.

Asset Management Company – Acquisition of 370 Columbus Avenue

Represented of a major asset management company in its joint venture purchase, with a real estate investment firm, of 370 Columbus Avenue.

RXR Realty – $800 Million Acquisition of 237 Park Avenue

Represented RXR Realty in its joint venture acquisition of 237 Park Avenue, a 1.2-million-sq.-ft. office building located in the heart of the Grand Central District, between 45th and 46th Streets.

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.

Real Estate Developer – Joint Venture

Represent major real estate owner and operator in the formation and organization of a title company.