Ceruzzi Holdings, SMI USA Receive $200M in Financing for Manhattan Mixed-Use Development
NEW YORK CITY — Ceruzzi Holdings and SMI USA have received $200 million in pre-development financing for 520 Fifth Avenue, a to-be-built, mixed-use property in Manhattan. Christopher Peck and David Nackoul of HFF arranged the floating-rate loan through Mack Real Estate Credit Strategies for the joint venture borrowers. Proceeds of the loan will be used to repay existing debt, conclude design and move forward with pre-development work. Situated at the corner of 43rd Street and Fifth Avenue, the development will comprise approximately 425,000 square feet, including luxury condominiums, a five-star hotel and more than 33,000 square feet of Fifth Avenue retail space.