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Ariel Property Advisors Arranges $6.5M Refinancing for Mixed-Use Portfolio in Brooklyn

NEW YORK CITY — Ariel Property Advisors has arranged a $6.5 million cash-out refinance loan for four mixed-use properties in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. Paul McCormick and Matt Dzbanek of Ariel Property Advisors arranged the five-year, cash-out refinancing at a 75 percent loan-to-value and fixed interest rate of 4 percent for the undisclosed borrower. The four properties include 22 residential and six commercial units. Approximately 30 percent of the owner’s gross …

Icahn Enterprises Agrees to Sell Tropicana Entertainment for $1.85B

NEW YORK CITY — Icahn Enterprises has agreed to sell Tropicana Entertainment Inc. to Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc. for $1.85 billion in a deal that includes all of Tropicana’s real estate. The company’s gaming and hotel operations will be merged into Eldorado Resorts Inc., which owns and operates 20 casinos in 10 states. Under the agreement, Pennsylvania-based real estate investment trust Gaming and Leisure Properties will buy Tropicana’s real estate for $1.21 billion and lease …

Manhattan Retail: 2018’s Challenges and Opportunities

Real estate experts continue to keep a close eye on the Manhattan retail market in 2018. Having wrapped up 2017 with challenges and opportunities for landlords and tenants alike, it appears the biggest strides toward adjusting to new conditions are behind us, though further rent adjustments are never out of the mix. At year-end 2017, average asking rents across Manhattan’s 16 main retail corridors declined by 18.4 percent, compared to those from year-end 2016, while availabilities ticked …

Cushman & Wakefield Negotiates Sale of 148-Year-Old Retail Complex in Greenport

GREENPORT, N.Y. — Cushman & Wakefield has negotiated the sale of Claudio’s Restaurant, a retail complex located at 111 Main St. in Greenport on Long Island’s North Fork. The property consists of three restaurants, including Claudio’s, Claudio’s Clam Bar and Crabby Jerry’s as well as two deep-water docks and 2.1 acres of developable land. Claudio’s is the oldest family-owned restaurant in the United States, and has been open since 1870, according to Cushman & Wakefield. …

Madison Realty Capital Provides $155M Construction Loan for High-Rise Manhattan Condominium

NEW YORK CITY — Madison Realty Capital and an investment fund managed by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management LLC have provided a $155 million loan to Sumaida + Khurana and LENY Equities for the construction of a 35-story condominium in the Hudson West neighborhood of Manhattan. Located at 611 West 56th St., the building will feature 83 units as well as a landscaped roof garden and sundeck. The building, which was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza, is …

Rosewood Brokers $287M Sale of Apartment Community in Manhattan

NEW YORK CITY — Rosewood Realty Group has brokered the $287 million sale of Stonehenge Village, a 420-unit, three-building apartment community on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Aaron Jungreis of Rosewood Realty represented both the buyer, A&E Real Estate Holdings, and the seller, Ofer Yardeni’s Stonehenge Partners. The seller acquired the property for $115 million in 2005. Signature Bank and Mesa West Capital provided $145 million in acquisition financing to A&E for the purchase …

Lightstone Acquires Hilton Garden Inn in Queens for $60M

NEW YORK CITY — Lightstone, a national real estate investor and developer, has acquired the 183-room Hilton Garden Inn in Long Island City, Queens for $60 million. The hotel is located at 29-21 41st Ave. Lightstone plans to continue operation of the hotel, which was constructed in 2015, as a Hilton Garden Inn for the immediate future. The developer opened the 612-room Moxy Times Square hotel in fall 2017 and plans to open the 37-story, 349-room Moxy Chelsea hotel this fall. The acquisition of …

Madison Realty Provides $72M Loan for Condo Project Near Completion in NYC

NEW YORK CITY — Madison Realty Capital has provided a $72 million first-mortgage loan for the nearly completed condominium development in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. The financing retires the previous debt of the borrower, Highline Development Group. The property is being developed by Highline and Tamarkin Co. Currently in the final stages of interior construction, 550 West 29th St. will include 19 residential units and 5,022 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The property …

Marcus & Millichap Brokers $16M Sale of Retail Property in Queens

NEW YORK CITY — Marcus & Millichap has brokered the sale of a 10,001-square-foot retail property in the Jackson Heights neighborhood of Queens. The property, which is located at 74-12 to 74-24 37th Ave., sold for $16 million or $1,600 per square foot. The buyer was the estate of Fazlur Khan. Dana Newton, Donovan Mackey and Scott Plasky of Marcus & Millichap represented the seller, Chui King Yee in the transaction. Nineteen offers were received on the property, according to Newton. The …

Muroff Daigle Hospitality Negotiates $3.6M Sale of Landmark Motor Inn in Saratoga

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. — Muroff Daigle Hospitality Group has negotiated the sale of The Landmark Motor Inn, located in Glens Falls, for $3.6 million. Glens Falls is approximately 14 miles north of Saratoga Springs. The seller was John Naja of Landmark Motor Lodge Corp., who had owned the property for more than 43 years. The buyer was Nadeem Lodging Corp. Glens Falls National Bank and the U.S. Small Business Administration provided financing for the project. The Landmark Motor Inn contains 77 …