Ladder Capital Provides $53M Bridge Loan for Chelsea Office Property
The 113,629-square-foot building — at 251 West 30th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues — sits at the intersection of Chelsea, NoMad and Hudson Yards, just south of Penn Plaza.
HSP — led by Gerard Nocera and Michael Reid — acquired the 16-story asset from AJ Property Management in April 2016, paying $50.5 million.The new loan replaces $49 million in acquisition financing from Pacific Western Bank — then known as CapitalSource — city records show.
A wave of leasing activity has occurred at the property over the past six months. As Commercial Observer reported in March, Atlanta-based architecture firm GreenbergFarrow inked a deal for new digs on the 10th floor, taking 7,077 square feet; in July, HSP announced that restaurateur Bobby Khorrami would be opening a 1,817-square-foot farm-to-table restaurant in the building and had signed a 15-year lease; and earlier this month, internet service provider Cloudfare signed a three-year lease for 7,049 square feet on the top floor.
Officials at HSP did not immediately return a request for comment.