Metropolitan Commercial Bank – $17 Million Mortgage Loan – Long Island City, NY
Represented Metropolitan Commercial Bank in a $17 million dollar loan for a property located at 9-03 44th Road, Long Island City, New York. Among other things, the deal involved working with the ground lessor, the NYC Industrial Development Agency and the preferred equity investor.
Bank Leumi – $79 Million Manhattan Construction Loan
Represented Bank Leumi USA in a $79 million construction loan for development of the properties located at 224 and 238 West 124th Street, New York, which will be developed as an 18-story, “70/30” rental apartment building containing 168 units (51 of which are affordable). This deal involved unusual zoning subdivision issues as well as coordination with HPD and HUD on various deal components.
Sky Harbour Group – Financing & Ground Leasing for Aviation Hangers – Texas
Represented Sky Harbour Group in connection with its ground lease of development parcels at Sugar Land Regional Airport in Sugar Land, Texas, for private aviation hangars as well as the construction financing for the hangars.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Real Estate Developer – Sale of Otis Elevator Building
Represented a real estate developer in the $80 million sale of Manhattan's historic Otis Elevator Building to a major REIT, the negotiation of a long-term ground lease for the property, and related mortgage loan amendments.
Atalaya Capital Management – $15 Million Mezz Loan for NJ Boutique Hotel
Represented Atalaya Capital Management LP in connection with a $15 million mezzanine construction loan to an affiliate of Kushner Companies for the development of the Pier Hotel, a 67-key boutique beachfront hotel and spa in Long Branch, NJ.
E&H Members LLC – Acquisition & Environmental Due Diligence for New Jersey Whole Foods
Represented E & H Members LLC in the acquisition of 104 & 110 Washington Street, Morristown, NJ. The transaction involved a triple net leased Whole Foods, a 1031 exchange and the purchase of extensive environmental insurance related to environmental concerns stemming from a former dry cleaner.
BRT Realty Trust – Tennessee and Florida Residential Developments
Represented 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.
Represented a major bank in a private banking transaction in which the bank made two $25 million loans to an individual and certain entities he controls. The first was secured by a pledge of membership interest in three entities that own properties in Brooklyn. The second was secured by mortgages on certain real property