Chetrit and Yadidi Get $130M Refi From Signature on Diamond District Office Buildings


Two prominent developers are upping the size of their carats.

New York-based Isaac Chetrit and Ray Yadidi have refinanced two Diamond District buildings in Manhattan with a $130 million from Signature Bank, Commercial Observer has learned.

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The loan package carries a seven-year term and an interest rate of 3.88 percent, according to Meridian Capital Group, which arranged the transaction.

The refinancing will go to 15 West 47th Street and 22 West 48th Street, both of which sit between Avenue of the Americas and Fifth Avenue.

The debt is split between the two properties with a $75 million mortgage on the 18-story 15 West 47th Street, and a $55 million mortgage on the 15-story 22 West 48th Street, according to Meridian.

“Meridian previously arranged a combined $70 million financing package for these properties several years ago and was able to use that in-depth knowledge of the assets and the area to efficiently make a market for this credit,” Meridian Capital Vice President David Hayum, who negotiated the refinancing, told CO.

Wells Fargo loaned that $70 million for the two buildings in 2012, city records show.

Messrs. Chetrit and Yadidi bought the buildings, which are primarily filled with diamond and gem-related companies, in August 2012 for a combined $116.3 million. Extell Development Company’s shimmering International Gem Tower at 50 West 47th Street sits on the same block as 15 West 47th Street.  

Messrs. Chetrit and Yadidi were not immediately available for comment.