Eastern Union Arranges $46M Construction Loan for Condominium Tower in Manhattan

NEW YORK CITY — Eastern Union has arranged a $46 million construction loan for the development of an 11-story condominium tower in the Kips Bay neighborhood of Manhattan. Located at 165 Lexington Ave., the property will consist of 43 residential units as well as two commercial spaces totaling 2,860 square feet. The architect for the project is Issac & Stern Architects. Michael Muller and Moshe Lipschitz of Eastern Union secured the financing on behalf of the borrower, Lexington Partners …

HREC Brokers Sale of 106-Room Fairfield Inn & Suites in Ithaca, New York

ITHACA, N.Y. — HREC Investment Advisors has brokered the sale of the 106-room Fairfield Inn & Suites in Ithaca. The sales price was undisclosed. The property is located at 359 Elmira Road, approximately two miles from both Cornell University and Ithaca College. Ketan Patel of HREC Investment Advisors represented the seller, Titan Hotel Group, in the transaction. The buyer was

Taconic, TH Real Estate Acquire Office Building in Manhattan for $269M

NEW YORK CITY — A partnership between Taconic Investment Partners LLC and TH Real Estate has acquired 440 Ninth Avenue, a 411,000-square-foot office building in Manhattan, for $269 million. The property, known locally as the Harding Building, is located at Ninth Avenue and West 35th Street near the Hudson Yards mixed-use development on Manhattan’s west side. The 18-story building was originally constructed in 1927 and currently includes retail space. The seller was UNIZO Holdings Co. …

Leviathan Capital Secures $20M Construction Loan for Multifamily Development in Westchester, New York

WESTCHESTER, N.Y. — Leviathan Capital has secured a $20 million construction loan for the Grand, a transit-oriented multifamily community in Westchester. The 56,000-square-foot project will consist of 15 townhomes and nine penthouse units. The project is slated to be completed in 2021. Leviathan secured the non recourse loan with a completion and carry guaranty to the borrowers, a group that includes NBA basketball player Luol Deng. The lender was

Thor Equities Sells 7,900 SF Retail Property in Brooklyn

NEW YORK CITY — Thor Equities has sold a 7,900-square-foot retail property in Brooklyn. The sales price was undisclosed. Located at 1221 Ave. J in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn, the three-story property includes more than 135 feet of frontage on Avenue J and East 13th Street. Thor Equities acquired the building in 2014 and secured a long-term lease with Capital One for the entire

S3 Capital Partners Provides $75M Construction Loan for Apartment Tower in the Bronx

NEW YORK CITY — S3 Capital Partners has provided a $75 million construction loan for an apartment tower in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the Bronx. Located at 210 E. 135th St., the property will include 237 residential rental apartments and 3,000 square feet of commercial space. Isaac Filler of Meridian Capital Group represented the borrower, Cheskel Schwimmer of CGS Developers. Terms of the financing were not

IKEA to Open First Manhattan Store

NEW YORK CITY — IKEA U.S. has announced that it will open its first store in Manahattan. The ‘IKEA Planning Studio’ is slated to open at 999 Third Ave. in spring 2019. The Planning Studio concept will focus on smart solutions for urban living and small spaces. The New York City location is the first market in the U.S. for the concept. IKEA U.S. has recently made a number of investments to enhance its e-commerce offerings, including lower priced shipping & delivery, Click & …

SL Green to Redevelop One Madison Avenue Office Tower in Manhattan

NEW YORK CITY — SL Green Realty Corp. has announced plans to redevelop One Madison Avenue, a Class A office tower in the Midtown South neighborhood of Manhattan. The adaptive-reuse project will involve reducing the existing building to its ninth floor and building 18 additional stories above. When completed, the building will span nearly 1.5 million square feet. The addition will feature modern office space and tenant specialty floors as well as more than an acre of outdoor terraces. …

GFI Realty Arranges $26.7M Sale of Two-Building Apartment Portfolio in Brooklyn

NEW YORK CITY — GFI Realty Services has arranged the $26.7 million sale of a two-building apartment portfolio in the Prospect Park section of Brooklyn. Located at 111 Woodruff Ave. and 11 Crooke Ave., the properties include 89 residential units, 20 percent of which are vacant. The portfolio includes a unit mix of studio, one-,two- and three-bedroom apartments. The buildings are within two blocks of each other. Erik Yankelovich of GFI represented both the buyer, Greenroad Capital, and the …

Greystone Provides $100.8M HUD Financing for Skilled Nursing Facilities in New York

NEW YORK CITY — Greystone has provided a total of $100.8 million in HUD-insured loans to refinance two seniors housing properties in the state of New York. Fred Levine, managing director in Greystone’s Monsey office, originated the separate transactions for the same borrower. Although the borrower was not disclosed, Centers Health Care operates both facilities. Greystone provided a $71.8 million loan for Triboro Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in the Bronx. The facility features 405 …