Matters

Harbor Group International – Purchase of Black Rock Tower – Manhattan

Represented Harbor Group International in the zoning and land use for their $760 million purchase of the granite tower, known as Black Rock, at 51 West 52nd Street in Manhattan from ViacomCBS Inc.

Goldman Sachs – Zoning for $240 Million Development – 80 Flatbush

Represented Goldman Sachs as zoning counsel for a $240 million construction loan for Phase One of the final major downtown Brooklyn development project at 80 Flatbush Avenue. The overall project includes five buildings and over 800 apartments, 200,000 square-feet of office space, 40,000 square-feet of retail and two schools. Phase One is a nearly 500-foot-tall tower with about half the overall units. The block-sized project included multiple entitlements from the City and a complex development rights arrangement.

Rabsky Group – Land Use Due Diligence for Gowanus Development

Represented the Rabsky Group in the land use due diligence for the $92 million construction loan for a large mixed-use project in Brooklyn’s Gowanus neighborhood.

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.