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Ivanhoé Cambridge Snags a 49 Percent Stake in 330 Hudson

330 Hudson Street

Ivanhoé Cambridge, a real estate investment subsidiary of Canadian pension and insurance fund manager Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec, has acquired an interest in 330 Hudson Street.

The approximately $150 million deal, which Ivanhoé Cambridge executed with its partner, Callahan Capital Properties, gives the partners a 49 percent stake in the building, according to an announcement released today by Ivanhoé Cambridge. Read More

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Soho’s 375 West Broadway Sells for $119M [Updated]

375 Broadway

Just about a year after buying 375 West Broadway for $81 million, Real Estate Equities has sold the Soho property to Pearlmark Investment Advisers on behalf of a client for $118.9 million, according to property records.

The five-story property, between Broome and Spring Streets, is comprised of 56,000 square feet, with women’s clothing, accessories and home furnishings store Anthropologie occupying the entire retail space—11,200 square feet on the ground floor (plus 7,000 square feet in the basement). Square, a San Francisco-based startup that makes mobile-payment processors, will be operating out of 42,000 square feet on three floors after it finishes building out its space, said Michael Miller, the CEO of Real Estate Equities.

A source with knowledge of the deal said the Square deal “really set the table for a sale.” Read More

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CIM Group Sells Retail Condo at 15 William Street for $7.4M

15 William Street. (PropertyShark)

CIM Group has sold the ground-floor retail condominium at 15 William Street for $7.4 million, according to property records.

The Los Angeles-based real estate investment firm announced the transaction last week without revealing the sale price or the buyer. Allegra Tribeca Inc. bought the retail unit in a transaction that closed on June 11, records show. Read More

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Partners Buy Times Square Property for $6.9M

144 West 46th Street.

Klosed Properties and Namdar Realty Group closed yesterday on the $6.9 million purchase of 144 West 46th Street, Commercial Observer has learned.

The five-story, 6,000-square-foot Times Square property between Avenue of the Americas and Seventh Avenue is home to a Chinese restaurant and residential and office tenants, all paying below market rents, according to Steven Kachanian, the principal at Klosed Properties. Read More

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Lido Buys East West Bank Condo for $12.3M

77 Bowery.

Lido Realty has picked up the East West Bank‘s Chinatown condominium in the East West Bank Building at 77 Bowery for about $12.3 million, property records indicate.

“77 Bowery fit well into our long-term strategy to acquire high-credit retail in prime locations,” said Adam Mayer, a portfolio manager for Lido. “We believe the area will continue to see strong appreciation as a result of shrinking vacancy rates and solid demand. For the time being, we plan on developing our relationship with East West Bank and look forward to working with them.” Read More

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Four Winds Snaps Up LES Walkup for $8.5M

207 Madison Street.

Four Winds Real Estate, a relatively new real estate development and management firm, last week closed on the purchase of a Lower East Side mixed-use walkup building, Commercial Observer has learned.

Besen & AssociatesLev Mavashev and Glenn Raff negotiated the off-market transaction at 207 Madison Street on behalf of Four Winds and the seller, Madison Realty Capital. Read More

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Atlantic Avenue Site Trades for $7.75M

112-118 Atlantic Avenue. (PropertyShark)

A development site at 112-118 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn has sold for $7.75 million, according to property records. The buyer closed on the Cobble Hill site last month under the entity Henry Atlantic Partners, an LLC registered with the New York State Division of Corporations to Avery Hall Investments, a real estate acquisitions and development firm.

The address, currently home to a Shell gas station, is zoned for approximately 23,500 buildable square feet and is expected to be developed into a residential project, sources told Commercial ObserverRead More

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Cumberland Farms Offloads Brooklyn Gas Station Site for $3.1M

157 Empire Boulevard. (Massey Knakal)

Massachusetts-based convenience store chain Cumberland Farms has sold the site of its Gulf gas station at 157 Empire Boulevard to Life Storage for $3.1 million, according to property records.

The property, on the border of Crown Heights and Prospect Lefferts Gardens, is zoned for up to 32,000 square feet of buildable space and is expected to be redeveloped. Illinois-based Life Storage is a developer and operator of storage facilities. Read More

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23-25 West 35th Street Sells for $19.2M

23 West 35th Street.

Paolo Giusti‘s Vaduzco Realty has sold its buildings at 23-25 West 35th Street for $19.2 million in an all-cash deal to a first-time Chinese buyer, Commercial Observer has learned. The property will be turned into a limited-service hotel.

The two, four-story buildings look like they are in a “state of disrepair,” a source with knowledge of the deal said, but offers a 40,000-square-foot buildable development site to the buyer. Read More

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Sells Murray Hill Headquarters to Local Church

221-223 East 30th. (PropertyShark)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City, a mentoring-focused nonprofit, has sold its 10,364-square-foot headquarters at 221-223 East 30th Street to Remnant Presbyterian Church for $6.75 million, or approximately $651 per square foot.

The all-cash transaction closed at $1 million under the original $7.75 million ask price for the Murray Hill townhouse, according to a recent statement. Read More

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City Acquires Willets Point Site

Willets Point rendering.

The City of New York has paid the Paterno family of Flushing $7.94 million to acquire 126-23 37th Avenue in Willets Point, according to property records.

The deal is part of the city’s strategy to control the land necessary to proceed with the redevelopment of the Queens neighborhood. The city currently holds over 95 percent of the land earmarked for phase one of the project, according to the New York City Economic Development Corporation. Read More

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New York City REIT Makes Deal for Hit Factory Retail Condo [Updated]

421 West 54th Street. (Eastern Consolidated)

American Realty Capital’s New York City REIT has agreed to acquire a retail condominium at 421 West 54th Street from Sagamore for $7.25 million, the real estate investment trust announced yesterday. The 12,327-square-foot unit is 100 percent leased to the Gibson Guitar Corporation.

Known as The Hit Factory, 421 West 54th Street once housed a famous recording studio of the same name. The building has since been converted to residential condominiums, where Carmelo Anthony, the New York Knicks’ star forward and soon-to-be free agent, and comedian Tracy Morgan have rented, according to reports. Read More

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Munich-Based Company Drops $80M on Midtown Retail Space

136 West 42nd Street

GLL Real Estate Partners acquired a 17,000-square-foot ground floor retail space for $80 million in the 38-floor, 280-room Hilton Garden Inn currently nearing completion at 140 West 42nd Street, Crain’s New York Business reported Monday.

The complex deal saw the prime retail location change hands from a partnership between the Dallas-based Highgate Holdings hotel operator and development firm and the Chicago-based Walton Street Capital real estate private equity firm to the deep-pocketed Munich-based buyers of the property, a real estate investment firm. Read More