$51 Million Manhattan Condominium Inventory Loan

Represented a private lender in a $51 million condominium inventory loan in New York City’s Financial District.

KABR Group – Manhattan JV for Multifamily & Air Rights

Represented KABR Group in connection with its investment in a joint venture acquiring a 166-unit residential building plus additional air rights on Manhattan's Upper West Side.

Sabet Group – Chelsea Apartment Building Acquisition

Represented the Sabet Group in the acquisition of 224 & 228 Eighth Avenue, a 44-unit apartment building spanning 30,075 square feet in Manhattan.

Acquisition of 216 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn

Represented the Charles F. Parker Revocable Trust and its affiliate in connection with the acquisition of a building in Dumbo located at 216 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, New York, which took approx. two years of negotiations with the relevant parties.

Valley National Bank – $252 Million Construction Loan

Represented Valley National Bank on a $252 million syndicated construction loan for a property located in Coney Island, Brooklyn. The planned development includes a three-tower complex with 499 luxury rental units, 38,276 square feet of street-level retail space and 21,500 square feet of community facility space. This complex deal also involved series mortgages, zoning challenges, an amended and restated condominium declaration and a 421-a tax component.

$130 Million Refinance – NYC Owner/Operator & JV with Investment Fund

Represented a New York City owner/operator as part of a joint venture with an investment fund entity in a $130 million refinance of a loan secured by a multi-state portfolio of over 20 commercial-use properties. Herrick advised our client in its negotiation and execution of the loan transaction and a preferred equity arrangement. Herrick also represented our client in the concurrent reorganization at closing of the existing property-owning entities into Delaware-domiciled entities by merger or conversion with simultaneous qualification to transact business in their states of original formation.

Manhattan Landlord – National Grocery Store Lease

Represented a university as landlord in connection with the extension and amendment of a lease to a national chain of neighborhood grocery stores, with respect to property located in Manhattan. 

Centennial Bank – $30 Million Mortage Loan for Mixed-Use Development Site

Represented Centennial Bank on a $30 million mortgage loan financing the acquisition of a development site for a mixed use project outside of an urban center, which included mezzanine debt, preferred equity and a crowdsourced equity investment. 

University Sublease of Dormitory Building – Manhattan

Represented a major university as landlord in connection with a sublease of a dormitory building in Manhattan. 

Private Real Estate Investor – Preferred Equity Investments Texas & California

Represented a private real estate investor actively involved in the multifamily space in the closing of three preferred equity investments in multifamily properties located Texas and California.

Beekman East Condominium Board – Hoarding Dispute

Represented the condominium board of the Beekman East, a 141-unit condominium in midtown Manhattan, in a hoarding case against a shareholder for breach of contract and various equitable relief. The board was granted a preliminary injunction directing the shareholder to allow the condo and its contractors access to the unit in order to cure the hoarding conditions, exterminate and make all necessary repairs.

Real Estate Joint Venture – Medical Office Portfolio Acquisitions

Represented a real estate joint venture in the acquisition and financing of medical office properties throughout the United States.

Medical Institution – Life Sciences Lab Space Leases

Represented a major medical institution in connection with the leasing of life sciences lab space in New York City.

Extell Development Company – Manhattan Ground Lease

Represented Extell Development Company in connection with a development ground lease for a property in Midtown Manhattan.

Centennial Bank – $52 Million Construction Loan – Queens, NY

Represented Centennial Bank in connection with an extension of a $52 million construction loan of a mixed used commercial building located at 345-367 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, and the negotiation of an intercreditor agreement with an affiliate of Be-Aviv related to a new mezzanine loan in the amount of $16 million.

Rechler Equity Partners – Amazon Fulfillment Center

Represented Rechler Equity Partners in the leasing, financing and development of a distribution facility for Amazon in Suffolk County, New York.

Major University – Manhattan Leasing

Represented a major university as the tenant in connection with a lease of approximately 50,000 rentable square-feet of space within an office building in Manhattan. The lease also provides the university with a right of first offer with respect to another 50,000 rentable square-feet of space.     

$21 Million Sale of Development Site – Astoria, Queens

Represented a developer, owner and operator of residential and commercial real estate in New York and Texas, in connection with the $21 million sale of a development site in the Astoria, Queens.

Private Lender – Acquisition Loan – New Jersey

Represented a private lender in an acquisition loan with respect to an industrial outdoor storage facility in Cinnaminson, New Jersey. 

Private Lender – Condo Inventory Loan – Manhattan

Represented a private lender in a condominium inventory loan in the Gramercy neighborhood of Manhattan.

Sale In Lieu of Condemnation – Ronkonkoma Hub & Station Yards

Herrick represented the Estate of Gregory J. Mensch in the sale of five properties in lieu of condemnation to the master developer for the Ronkonkoma Hub Transit Oriented Development Project (now renamed "Station Yards").  Station Yards is one of many Transit Oriented Development projects happening all across Long Island, NY. This project has been in the works for more than ten years and is currently in Phase 2A. After years of negotiation, Herrick successfully obtained a sales price for the Estate in an amount that exceeded the initial offer presented by the potential condemnor by almost 200%.

Y&T Development – PSA for Brooklyn Residential Development

Represented Y&T Development LLC in connection with the assignment of a purchase and sale agreement, and the closing under the PSA, with respect to a residential development site at 870-888 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn.

Extell Development Company – Ground Lease & PSA for Wellington Hotel – NYC

Represented Extell Development Company as the tenant under an amended and restated ground lease and purchaser under a purchase and sale agreement for the renovation and redevelopment of the Wellington Hotel located at 871 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY.

Valley National Bank – $140 Million Syndicated Construction Loan for Manhattan Luxury Condo

Represented Valley National Bank on a $140,350,000 syndicated construction loan to a subsidiary of El Ad Group, a major international development company. The proposed 32 story project consists of 42 residential luxury condo units located in the Upper East Side. Herrick was also responsible for negotiating an intercreditor agreement with the B-piece lender as well as a recognition agreement with the preferred equity lender.

NorthEnd Equities – $221 Million Portfolio – Florida

Represented NorthEnd Equities in connection with the financing of $221 million for the acquisition of a 14-property portfolio, consisting of 2,383 units throughout the state of Florida. This sale marks the highest price paid for a deal spanning the state’s Central, Southwest and North areas.

Halletts Point Astoria Rezoning

On Thursday September 29th, the New York City Council – in a nearly unanimous vote – approved the Halletts Point rezoning and waterfront development plan. We are proud to have been land use counsel for this remarkable and transformative project, which will include nearly one-million square feet of mixed-use floor area, approximately 335 units of affordable housing, and over one acre of publicly accessible open space. The development required the approval of several complex zoning actions (including a rezoning and waterfront access approvals), pursuant to the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). As a result of our efforts in guiding the project through ULURP, the project received recommendations for approval from Queens Community Board 1, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, as well as near unanimous votes for approval from the New York City Planning Commission and the New York City Council. The project will transform the Halletts Point Peninsula, while simultaneously addressing the City’s affordable housing problem.

MAG Partners – South Baltimore Port Covington

Herrick represented MAG Partners in connection with a multi-faceted transaction with MacFarlane Partners, Sagamore Ventures and investment partner Goldman Sachs for the development of a megaproject in South Baltimore’s Port Covington. The $5.5 billion development project spans 235 acres along Cromwell Street; includes up to 14 million square feet of shops, restaurants, office space and housing; and 40 acres of parks across 45 new city blocks. The transaction involved several joint venture agreements, development services agreements, employment agreements and other documentation. MAG and MacFarlane are taking the reins from Weller Development Co. for leasing, marketing and "placemaking" campaigns for the current $500 million, 1.1 million-square-foot phase, and will lead all future development outside that initial phase.

William Macklowe Properties – Large Supermarket Lease for LIDL

Represented William Macklowe Properties in connection with a large supermarket lease to German retailer LIDL for their new ground-up development in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School – Acquisition of Brooklyn Campus

Represented Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School in the acquisition of its Brooklyn campus from the Sisters of Mercy. The campus consists of a 54,000 square foot school and a 22,000 dormitory.

University Acquisition of $100 Million Manhattan Commercial Building

Represented a university in connection with a nearly $100 million acquisition of a commercial building in Manhattan.

$35.75 Million Financing Secured by Opportunity Zone Property

Represented a developer in connection with a $35.75 million financing secured by a recently completed multi-family project located in a New Jersey Qualified Opportunity Zone.

BHI Sale of $80 Million Loan Secured by NYC Hotel

Represented BHI in the sale of its $80 million loan secured by a New York City hotel to an investor group headed by an Israel-based private equity firm. In connection with the sale, BHI provided the firm with $57 million in note on note financing.

William Macklowe Properties – Significant Brooklyn CVS Lease

Represented William Macklowe Properties in connection with a significant retail lease to CVS Pharmacy in a new ground-up development in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Sale of 360 North Rodeo Drive – Beverly Hills, California

Represented the Harkham Family in the sale of their hotel property at 360 Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California to LVMH. The 42,560-square-foot property also includes three high-end retail storefronts leased to Rolex, Patek Philppe and Ferrari. The sale, at around $2.3 million per room, is one of the largest ever in terms of a per key price in California.

Rechler Equity – $33.5 Million Refinancing

Represented Rechler Equity in a $33.5 million refinance of construction loan secured by a hotel in Hampton Bays.

Bowery Residents’ Committee – Joint Venture for NYC Affordable Housing

Represented Bowery Residents' Committee in connection with its joint venture with Camber Property Group to develop an affordable housing project comprising supportive housing and transitional housing in Queens, NY. The transaction involved construction financing for each of the supportive housing development and transitional housing development.  

“Penn South” Mutual Redevelopment Houses – Ground Lease

Represented Mutual Redevelopment Houses, also known as Penn South, in the 99-year ground lease with MAG Partners. Penn South is a 10-building Mitchell-Lama housing cooperative in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan that sprawls from West 23rd to West 29th streets, between Eighth and Ninth avenues. MAG Partners' new project at 335 Eighth Avenue will rise seven stories and host 188 units in the mixed-income apartment building, along with ground-floor commercial space.

G4 Capital Partners – $95 Million Construction and Mezzanine Loan – Madison Ave NYC

Represented G4 in connection with a $95 million construction and mezzanine loan for the development of a luxury condominium building on Madison Avenue in Manhattan for both residential and commercial use.

Blackstone – Land Use & Zoning for Manhattan Development

Herrick acted as zoning and land use counsel to Blackstone for a $322 million loan to developers Zeckendorf Development, Atlas Capital Group and The Baupost Group to finance a portion of the land acquisition and pre-development work at 570 Washington Street. The planned development is a two-tower condominium development rising 450 feet and encompassing a full city block near Google’s St. John’s Terminal campus.

$36 Million Construction Loan for Roslyn, NY Development

Represented a family office and its joint venture partner in a $36 million construction loan with Provident Bank as well as review of the construction documents for the development of a mixed use building in Roslyn, New York.

$40 Million Refinancing – Red Hook, Brooklyn

Represented a private lender on a $40 million refinancing secured by industrial property in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn. 

Extell Development Company – Brooklyn Ground Lease

Represented Extell Development Company in connection with a development ground lease from The Feil Organization as part of an assemblage of properties located on Fulton Street in Brooklyn, New York for a term of 199 years.

Migdal Insurance Company Ltd. – Joint Ventures with White Oak Partners

Represented affiliates of Migdal Insurance Company Ltd. in the negotiation of two joint ventures with White Oak Partners to establish funds to purchase multifamily properties in the United States.

NY-based Nursing Home Owner – Brooklyn Acquisition

Represented a large NY-based nursing home owner in the acquisition of 699 92nd Street in Brooklyn, NY, from a purchaser under contract who had filed for bankruptcy. The site is triple net leased to a non-profit integrated healthcare network that is New York State's largest healthcare provider and private employer.

G4 Capital Partners – $29.5 Million Loan – Brooklyn, NY

Represented G4 in connection with a $29.5 million acquisition and pre-development loan for the development of property located in Brooklyn, New York for both residential and commercial use.

Two Trees – Zoning for Additional Domino Sugar Development – Brooklyn, NY

Herrick partnered with Two Trees to obtain approval from the City Planning Commission for a modification of the Large-Scale General Development Special Permits and Restrictive Declaration for the Domino Sugar Development on the Williamsburg waterfront in Brooklyn, NY. The modified approval will allow for the addition of approximately 1,000 square feet of open space to Domino Square and a modified and design for one of the five buildings within the larger development. The new building will now contain more than 640K square feet of floor area and approximately 560 residential units. When fully built, the entire Domino Sugar Development will include approximately 2.75 million square feet of floor area and 4.8 acres of public open space.

Sale of Astoria Property – Newtown Avenue

Represented D-Ahn Development LLC on the sale of 25-23 Newtown Avenue in Astoria, Queens. The property is a development site that can accommodate future construction of a new residential building, and this transaction included a vehicular access agreement.

Shorenstein Properties – Building Sale – Nashville, TN

Represented Shorenstein Properties in connection with its sale of a 28-story office building containing over 600,000 rentable square feet in Nashville, TN.

CIT Bank – $88 Million Construction Loan – Brooklyn, NY

Represented CIT Bank, a division of First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company, on an $88 million construction loan secured by property located at 380 4th Avenue in Gowanus, Brooklyn.

Sale of Hyatt Hotel in Jersey City, NJ

Represented Veris Residential, Inc. in the sale of the Hyatt Hotel located in Jersey City, NJ to a joint venture between affiliates of Taconic Capital Advisors LP and HEI Hotels & Resorts.