Sales Beat

Dalan Pays $9.8M for Three Former Extell Retail Condos

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Dalan Management has purchased several retail condominium units in the Flatiron District, which were developed and formerly owned by Extell Development, for $9.8 million, Commercial Observer has learned.

The 9,000-square-foot, off-market deal included two ground-floor units at Altair 18 at 32 West 18th Street and one ground-floor unit at Altair 20 at 15 West 20th Street, plus a 1,000- to 1,500-square-foot vacant basement space in the 18th Street building, said Dalan Principal Daniel Wrublin. The deal closed less than two weeks ago. Mr. Wrublin said the seller is an Israeli entity. Read More

Power Broker

Each One Teach One: Massey Knakal Broker James Nelson

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James Nelson recently ushered a dozen Colgate University undergraduate students on a tour through The Abingdon, a West Village nursing home-turned-luxury condo where some units, which sold out this month, ran for more than $10 million.

With the help of his team, Mr. Nelson, a partner at Massey Knakal, sold the property at 607 Hudson Street for just over $33 million to Flank Architects in 2011 on behalf of nonprofit group VillageCare, which previously ran a nursing home there.

Much like the undergrads, the investment sales heavyweight traveled The Abingdon’s hallways with looks of awe, as Jon Kully, a principal at Flank, led the group into its sprawling condos. The building bore no resemblance to the nursing home Mr. Nelson had first stepped foot into in 2007. “They had 200 beds packed in there, and it wasn’t up to code, and it was in desperate need of renovation,” he said. “This was a complete transformation. It really was amazing what they did, and to know that I had a small part in making that happen was great.” Read More