A joint venture led by Jeff Sutton’s Wharton Properties has nabbed a three-building site at 530 Broadway from Joseph Sitt‘s Thor Equities for $326 million. The sale closed on March 6 and appeared in public records today.
The retail mogul bought the 11-story property to extend his dominance in Soho. It hit the market in February 2013 and Mr. Sitt agreed to sell it to the new owners that September. Read More
The Sacony-Mobil Building, a 1.7 million-square-foot office tower at 150 East 42nd Street is on the market, according to Bloomberg News. The building’s owner, Hiro Real Estate, a Japanese investment firm, is asking $900 million for the long-term leasehold.
The building is 90 percent occupied and has two major tenants, Wells Fargo and Mount Sinai Hospital, which each occupy approximately 500,000 square feet. The 42-story tower is located less than a block from Grand Central Terminal. Read More
Vornado Realty Trust is reportedly planning to sell 1 Park Avenue and is seeking roughly $650 million for the office tower.
The real estate investment trust, which has interests in more than 20 million square feet of Manhattan office space, has hired Douglas Harmon and Adam Spies of Eastdil Secured to market the 20-story, 925,000-square-foot Read More
Kent Swig will reportedly face off in court with JPMorgan Chase tomorrow after suing the bank on Thursday, claiming that its plan to sell his office tower at 90 Broad Street violates a 2006 “last look” agreement that Mr. Swig had with the bank.
Related Companies has not bid on Sotheby’s Upper East Side headquarters as part of a deal to bring the international auction house to Hudson Yards, a source familiar with the matter told The Commercial Observer.
Earlier reports suggested Related was eyeing a bid for the property at 1334 York Avenue. The reported deal, a 1031 tax-free exchange, would see Sotheby’s buy or lease a significant portion of the 750,000-square-foot retail podium connecting the first two Hudson Yards office towers, according to a story yesterday in the New York Post. Read More
Related Companies is reportedly landing another high-profile tenant at Hudson Yards, as Time Warner gears up to move from its Columbus Circle headquarters into a new 80-story skyscraper-to-be at the 26-acre west side complex.
The Upper East Side headquarters of international auction house Sotheby’s is being marketed for sale by Easdil Secured, the New York Post reported earlier this week.
The building at 1334 York Avenue, between East 71st and 72nd Streets, is being marketed by brokers Douglas Harmon and Adam Spies with hospitals, residential developers, and hotel operators among the likely suitors. Read More
A building described by some as “the most important generator of popular songs in the Western world,” including The Coasters‘ 1958 hit The Brill Building at 1619 Broadway is famous for housing music industry offices and studios where some of the most popular American music tunes were written over the last several decades.
Now, its Read More
The Carlyle Group has agreed to sell the 27-story office and retail tower at 650 Madison Avenue to Crown Acquisitions and Highgate for $1.3 billion.
“We are delighted to reach this agreement with Crown and Highgate, two of the smartest real estate owners around, on the sale of 650 Madison Avenue,” said Robert Stuckey, Carlyle managing director and head of U.S. real estate, in a prepared statement. “This is a great outcome for our investors and validates our opportunistic approach. Read More
Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. is aiming to sell its 90 percent stake in 425 Park Avenue, a source familiar with the matter confirmed with The Commercial Observer. Eastdil Secured is marketing the property, according to the source.
A publicly available spreadsheet of Lehman’s commercial real estate holdings lists a building with a description similar to 425 Park Avenue: “Sandwich ground lease in an existing Class B building in New York City that is slated for demolition and redevelopment into a new office tower beginning 2015.” The list of holdings identifies Adam Spies of Easdtil Secured as the broker for the property. The source familiar confirmed Spies as the broker for 425 Park Avenue, but the listing could not be immediately verified.
Jamestown Properties has purchased the Milk Studios building at 450 West 15th Street from Stellar Management for more than $284 million, city records show.
The 325,000-square-foot, eight-story office building, home to photography studio Milk Studios and an eclectic mix of tech, fashion and creative tenants, borders the High Line.
It’s a symbolic and strategic move for Jamestown, which owns the Chelsea Market across the street and looks to expand its footprint in the heavily-traveled Meatpacking District.
Ironically, city records show that Stellar provided a $150 million loan to Jamestown, which suggests that the move was perhaps more than a kind gesture, but also a play to complete the deal before the end of 2012, as imminent capital gains taxes loomed (the city record was filed on Friday, but shows the deed was finalized December 21). Read More
A group of preservationists reacting to the announcement of a groundbreaking at 860 Washington Street is warning New Yorkers to take in the sprawling views at the popular High Line Park while they can.
Romanoff Equities Construction announced last week that its partnership with real estate asset management company Property Group Partners will begin construction immediately on the 10-story, 120,000-square-foot mixed-use office property adjacent to the popular park in the Meatpacking District.
“It will completely cut off views,” said Andrew Berman, executive director at the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation. “Instead we’ll get this 175-foot glass wall that will detract from the experience of the High Line.”
Princeton International Properties has purchased 104 West 40th Street from Savanna for just over $100 million, The Commercial Observer has learned.
The 210,000-square-foot Midtown Manhattan office building is located steps from Bryant Park on 40th street and Broadway.
Savanna purchased the 20-story glass and steel landmark in 2010, refurbishing it with renovated elevators, building systems, an improved lobby – and a strategy of re-leasing the vacant space at market rents. Read More
After hiring Eastdil Secured earlier this year to help it sell a stake in 521 Fifth Avenue, REIT SL Green announced last week that a joint venture between Quantum Global Real Estate and LaSalle Investment Management has agreed to buy a 49.5 percent equity interest.
Plaza Global Real Estate Partners, the JV, agreed to buy the stake for $72 million in a deal that is expected to close by the end of 2012. Read More