SoHo Properties Buys Chelsea Building for $45.7 M.
Dana Rubinstein Nov. 9, 2009, 10:45 a.m.
SoHo Properties has invested in Chelsea.
Sharif El-Gamal, chairman and CEO of the real estate investment group, has dropped $45.7 million on the property at 31 West 27th Street, which PropertyShark describes as a 12-story, 108,594-square-foot office building.
“We just bought it for the income,” Mr. El-Gamal told The Observer. “It’s got great long-term leases, and the financing was really attractive. We have five years at a very attractive interest rate, and it’s probably the best B building in this submarket.”
Steve Witkoff, CEO of the Witkoff Group, bought the building in 2006 for $31.5 million. He could not immediately be reached for comment.
Mr. Witkoff is also reportedly in discussions to sell a 51 percent stake in the Woolworth Building to the Italian Sorgente Group, which is apparently on something of a buying spree, having recently increased its majority stake in the Flatiron Building.