Matters

Crescent Sky Capital – $10 Million Apartment Complex Acquisition

Represented Crescent Sky Capital LLC in connection with the $10 million acquisition of the Castle Apartments complex in Tallahassee, Florida from Capital Quad, Inc. and on the related acquisition loan.

The Bethel Methodist Home – Bond Refinancing

Represented our client The Bethel Methodist Home in the defeasance of taxable and tax-exempt bonds and the issuance of new taxable and non-taxable bonds issued by the Westchester County Local Development Corporation in the aggregate amount of approximately $30 million.  The representation involved review and negotiation of bond and financing documents, diligence and discussions surrounding the tax regulatory agreement, coordination of due diligence review of the underlying real estate securing the bonds, and obtaining various regulatory approvals due to the nature of the Borrower as a Continuing Care Retirement Community licensed pursuant to Article 46 of the New York State Public Health Law. The refinancing and issuance of new bonds will result in a substantial net benefit to our client over the term of the bonds. 

Community Preservation Corporation – Mezz Loan for Affordable Housing with CPC ACCESS

Represented The Community Preservation Corporation in connection with a mezzanine loan for the development and rehabilitation of numerous housing projects located in New York City. The loan was made pursuant to CPC’s new initiative called CPC ACCESS, which focuses on getting more and more flexible capital into the hands of emerging, minority real estate developers in the affordable housing space so they can do more and benefit more from their efforts, thereby building their balance sheets and businesses.

Centennial Bank – $23 Million Construction Loan

Represented Centennial Bank in a $23 million construction loan to an affiliate of the Meridian Group secured by property located in Fairfax, Virginia.

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.

Northwind Group – $56 Million Manhattan Mortgage Loan

Represented affiliates of Northwind Group in connection with a $56 million mortgage loan secured by a newly-constructed, thirteen-story, 86,000+ square-foot residential apartment building located on Central Park North.

Private Lender – Montauk, NY – Acquisition and Construction Loan

Represented a private lender on an $18.5 million loan in Montauk, New York (the easternmost end of Long Island). The property is an expansive waterfront property with sunset views over Lake Montauk, which the borrower plans to redevelop into a condominium complex with a marina, spa, fitness center, pool, restaurant and event space.

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.

Centennial Bank – $80 Million Construction Loan – Brooklyn, NY

Represented Centennial Bank in an $80 million construction loan for the ground-up development of the property located at 1100 Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn, which will consist of an 11-story mixed use project with a ground floor supermarket and residential units.

CIT Bank – $35.7 Million Construction Loan – Brooklyn, NY

Represented CIT Bank in a $35.7 million construction loan for the development of a property located at 230 Classon Avenue in Brooklyn, New York, which will consist of a 17-story building with residential units and an affordable component.

Centennial Bank – $65 Million Brooklyn Construciton Loan

Represented Centennial Bank on a $65 million construction loan secured by property located at 200 Montague Street in Brooklyn. The borrower intends to construct a 121-unit residential apartment building with retail space of approximately 7,000 square feet above grade and 5,000 square feet below grade.

Gothic 96th Street LLC – Refinancing and Defeasance

Represented Gothic 96th Street LLC in connection with the refinancing of a property located at 747 Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan and the defeasance of the existing loan from the lender.

MAXX Properties – $35 Million Acquisition & Financing – Scottsdale, AZ

Represented an affiliate of MAXX Properties in the $35 million acquisition and bank financing of a Scottsdale, AZ multifamily property known as 92Forty. The acquisition was the replacement property for a 1031 Exchange.

Community Preservation Corporation – $24 MIllion Loan for Astoria Mixed-Use Development

Represented Community Preservation Corporation in its $24 million construction loan for a mixed-use multifamily residential and commercial rental project located in Astoria, New York. The project included an EB-5 mezzanine loan.

Shefa School – Ground Lease and Bond Financing – Manhattan

Herrick represented the Shefa School in its 99-year ground lease of 17 West 60th Street in Manhattan’s Lincoln Square neighborhood. The Shefa School is a Jewish community day school serving students in grades 1 through 8 who benefit from a specialized educational environment to address language-based learning disabilities. Constructed in 1921, the 11-story building is adjacent to Columbus Circle. The School is undertaking a complete renovation of the building, and will relocate its operations to the new facility upon completion. Herrick also represented the Shefa School in a tax-exempt and taxable bond financing through Build NYC Resource Corporation. The School is using proceeds from the financing to renovate, furnish and equip the property acquired through the ground lease.

Institutional Equity Investor – Durham, NC Development

Represented the institutional equity investor in a joint venture to acquire, finance and develop a 257,000 square-foot 299-unit multifamily project in Durham, NC. Project debt and equity is approximately $66.5 million.

Centennial Bank – $101 Million Construction Loan – Astoria, Queens

Represented Centennial Bank in connection with a $101 million construction loan secured by a Flushing, Queens property for the ground-up development of two 20-story residential condominium towers, comprising 392 dwelling units, interior and exterior recreational amenity spaces and 388 parking spaces.

Bank Leumi – $130 Million Manhattan Mortgage Loan

Represented Bank Leumi USA on a $130 million construction loan secured by a property located at 306-314 East 86th Street in Manhattan. The borrower intends to construct a 20-story luxury condominium apartment building containing approximately 146,640 gross square feet of space consisting of 68 residential units with a ground floor retail.

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.

Rabina Properties – $231 Million Sale of 230 Park Avenue South

Represented affiliates of Rabina Properties and other tenants in common in the $231 million sale of 230 Park Avenue South, New York, NY, and the acquisition of replacement like-kind properties in a 1031 like kind exchange transaction. Also represented certain of the sellers in the original acquisition of their interests in 230 Park Avenue South, which was accomplished through a sophisticated restructure of distressed debt secured by partnership interests.

Empire State Realty Trust – $180 Million CMBS Mortgage Loan

Represented Empire State Realty Trust in a $180 million CMBS mortgage loan secured by 250 West 57th Street, a 542,000 square-foot Manhattan office and retail property.

Harel Insurance – $62.5 Million Manhattan Loan

Represented Harel Insurance Company in the purchase of a $62.5 million portion of a $600 million construction loan made to SL Green and secured by a first mortgage on 410 10th Avenue in Manhattan.

DH Property Holdings – $154.7 Million Financing – Brooklyn, NY

Represented DH Property Holdings LLC in connection with a $154.7 million construction and mezzanine financing for a last-mile distribution facility in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Centennial Bank – $54.8 Million Loan for Astoria Development

Represented Centennial Bank in a $54.8 million loan for the construction and development of 186 multifamily units, retail and industrial components, as well as 131 parking spaces at the property in Astoria, NY.

Maxx Properties – $65 Million Financing – Henderson, Nevada

Represented MAXX Properties in the acquisition and $65 million Fannie Mae financing of a multifamily property in Henderson, NV known as Villas at Green Valley.

Manhattan Hotel – $11 Million Preferred Equity Investment

Represented the owner of a Manhattan hotel, currently not in operation due to Covid-19, in connection with negotiating an $11 million preferred equity investment by a joint venture. The transaction included the preferred equity investment, a loan modification, and an amendment to the existing hotel management agreement with hotel brand.

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.

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.

Cammeby’s International Group – Park Avenue Refinancing

Represented Cammeby’s International Group in the more than $100 million refinancing of a mixed-use multifamily building on Park Avenue in Manhattan.

FBE Limited – Brooklyn Acquisition, Including Marina

Represented FBE Limited in connection with the acquisition of waterfront property including a marina located in Brooklyn, New York for $57.5 million and with the related financing.

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 – Brooklyn Warehouse Sale to Prologis

Represented DH Property Holdings in the acquisition, financing negotiations and ultimate $60 million sale of the purchase contract for a two-acre warehouse site at 150 East 52nd Street in Brooklyn, NY to the mammoth warehouse landlord, Prologis.

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 – Acquisition of Distressed Debt

Represented a joint venture between affiliates of Rabina Properties and a real estate private equity fund in the acquisition of a distressed senior mezzanine loan and a junior mezzanine loan secured by pledges of equity interests in the owner of a commercial building in Manhattan, and the related intercreditor agreement.

RXR – Atlantic Station Financing

Represented RXR in the $103 million permanent financing of Phase I of Atlantic Station, a mixed-use project in Stamford, Connecticut with 325 residential units and 20,000-sq.-ft. of retail space.

New York State Pension Fund – $100 Million Mortgage Loan – Bergdorf-Goodman Building

Represented a New York State pension fund in a $100 million additional mortgage loan on the Bergdorf-Goodman Building, located at 754 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

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.

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-sq.-ft. of commercial space and a 22,000-sq.-ft. church for the First United Methodist Church of Miami.

DH Property Holdings – Financing for Brooklyn Distribution Center

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

Private Lender – $20 Million Condominium Inventory Loan

Represented a private lender on a $20 million condominium inventory loan in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan.

Private Lender – $20 Million Refinancing

Represented a private lender on a $20 million refinancing secured by a newly-constructed self-storage facility located in Staten Island, New York. 

New Yorker Hotel – Mortgage Loan

Represented the not-for-profit owner of the New Yorker Hotel in connection with a mortgage loan, including seeking Court and New York State Attorney General approval of same.

NYLO Boutique Hotels – Financings & Operations

Represented the owners of NYLO boutique hotels in connection with financing, operations and addition to the Tapestry Collection by Hilton.

Hyatt Place Flushing – $32 Million Mortgage Loan

Represented a major New York City developer in connection with a $32 million mortgage loan for the Hyatt Place Flushing/LaGuardia Airport hotel.

Acquisition & Financing of Multifamily Property – Gainsville, FL

Represented a developer in connection with the acquisition of multifamily property located in Gainesville, Florida and with the related financing.

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

Represented F&T Group in the financing, development and construction of the Tangram development, an approximately 1.2-million-sq.-ft. mixed use project located in Flushing, Queens. Herrick assisted in the $230 million construction loan as well as in the filing of a condominium offering plan for a 48-unit office building and two residential buildings totaling 324 units.

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.

Harel Insurance Co. – $100 Million Loan Acquisition

Represented Harel Insurance Company in the acquisition of a $100 million portion of a $200 million loan from major New York publicly-traded REIT.

Kiska Construction – Manhattan Assemblage

Represented Kiska Construction in a $42 million financing of an assemblage in Manhattan.