NEW YORK CITY — Long Island-based investment firm Barberry Rose Management has sold a 32-unit apartment building located at 720 W. 172nd St. in Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood. The sales price was $7 million. The building was originally constructed in 1918. Aaron Jungreis, Ben Khakshoor and Alex Fuchs of locally based brokerage firm Rosewood Realty Group represented both Barberry Rose and the buyer, an entity doing business as Two80 Real Estate Ventures, in the transaction.
NEW YORK CITY — Hawkins Way Capital, a California-based private equity firm, has completed a 1,355-bed student housing redevelopment project at 525 Lexington Ave. in Manhattan’s Midtown East neighborhood. Designed by Empire State Building architect Arthur Loomis Harmon, the 34-story building was originally constructed in 1923. Hawkins Way purchased the building in 2020, at which time it housed a Marriott-branded hotel that had recently ceased operations. The student housing community now offers 30,000 square feet of amenities, including a fitness center, laundry room, game room, performing arts studio, study rooms, community kitchen and lounges. FOUND Study, an affiliate of Hawkins Way Capital, operates the property as FOUND Study Turtle Bay. BDB Construction Enterprise served as a project partner on this conversion.
NEW YORK CITY — Locally based development and construction management firm New Empire Corp. has broken ground on a 12-story apartment building at 58-01 Queens Blvd. Designed by Tang Studio Architect and Whitehall Interiors, the building will offer amenities such as a children’s playroom, indoor lounge, outdoor terrace and a fitness center. The number of units, types of floor plans and expected completion date were not disclosed.
EAST FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — New Jersey-based financial intermediary G.S. Wilcox has arranged a $10.6 million loan for the refinancing of a 34,877-square-foot retail property located in the Long Island community of East Farmingdale. The property consists of four buildings on a 6.9-acre site. David Fryer of G.S. Wilcox arranged the loan, which carried a 15-year term and a 30-year amortization schedule. The borrower and direct lender were not disclosed.
NEW YORK CITY — New Jersey-based financial intermediary Cronheim Mortgage has arranged a $43.6 million loan for the refinancing of a 220-room Hampton Inn hotel located near LaGuardia Airport in Queens. The hotel originally opened in September 2009 and offers a business center, fitness center and meeting rooms. David Turley led the Cronheim team that originated the loan through an undisclosed national debt fund. The borrower, Synergy Hospitality Management, will use a portion of the proceeds to fund capital improvements.
NEW YORK CITY — Locally based brokerage firm Ariel Property Advisors has negotiated the $29.5 million sale of a multifamily development site in the Gowanus area of Brooklyn. The site at 125 Third St. can support 101,852 buildable square feet, and the buyer plans to construct a 14-story, 130-unit building with ground-floor commercial space. Sean Kelly, Stephen Vorvolakos and Nicole Daniggelis of Ariel Property Advisors represented the undisclosed seller in the transaction. Daniel O’Brien and Caroline Hodes of Cushman & Wakefield represented the buyer.
NEW YORK CITY — LaCoste USA has signed an 18,364-square-foot office lease at 136 Madison Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. The French apparel and accessories retailer will occupy the entire penthouse floor of the 17-story, 300,000-square-foot building. Eric Deutsch, Jared Freede and Anthony Manginelli of CBRE, in conjunction with internal agent Freddie Majid, represented Lacoste USA in the lease negotiations. Mac Roos, Andrew Roos, Michael Cohen and Jessica Verdi of Colliers represented the landlord, Williams Equities. The move-in is scheduled for the second quarter of next year.
NEW YORK CITY — Newmark has secured a 31,916-square-foot office lease expansion and renewal at 1350 Avenue of the Americas, a 35-story, 601,330-square-foot building in Manhattan’s Plaza District. The footprint of the tenant, reinsurance brokerage firm Howden Tiger, now includes its currently occupied 13,287 square feet on the entire 33rd floor and the addition of 18,629 square feet on the entire 34th and penthouse floors. Leo Paytas of Newmark represented Howden Tiger in the lease negotiations. Howard Tenenbaum and Gary Rosen internally represented the landlord, SL Green.
SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. — A partnership between Biddle Real Estate Ventures and PCD Development has provided updates on Edge-on-Hudson, a 70-acre mixed-use project in Sleepy Hollow, about 30 miles north of New York City. The latest and second phase of the waterfront development will include a 100-unit condo building that will be known as The Daymark, a 90-unit townhome complex by Sun Homes and a new 30,000-square-foot retail space that is preleased to DeCicco & Sons Market. The development team is also working on plans for a medical office building as well as additional parkland and open green space. The first phase of Edge-on-Hudson delivered a mix of condos, townhomes and apartments, the overwhelming majority of which have now been sold or leased.
VICTOR, N.Y. — Multifamily developer Morgan Properties has relocated its upstate New York office to a 17,000-square-foot space within High Point Office Park in Victor, located about 15 miles south of Rochester. The space can accommodate about 80 employees and features a break room/kitchen, private offices and workstations, conference and training rooms, meeting lounge and wellness room. Morgan Properties also has an office in South Florida in addition to its headquarters in metro Philadelphia.