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BROOKLYN, N.Y. — In partnership with Brickman, a real estate private equity firm, HK Organization in affiliation with Jo-Ann Obergfell, has purchased 275 Park Avenue located in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn for $68 million. Stratus Capital Advisors represented both the buyer and seller in the transaction.

The property, known as The Chocolate Factory, consists of seven contiguous buildings and features 123 loft apartments, ground-floor retail and parking. Amenities include a doorman and roof deck with views of Brooklyn and the Manhattan skyline.

Converted in 2002, the building offers different floor plans of versatile lofts. Additionally, the property includes more than 25,000 square feet of retail along Park, Washington, and Waverly Avenues, including the neighborhood's only organic market, and a luxury spa.

The Parfitt Brothers designed the original Romanesque Revival building in the late 19th century. It was built for the Von Glahn Brothers, a wholesale grocer that received produce from Wallabout Market. Rockwood & Co. Chocolate soon thereafter purchased the property, which for decades served as a candy factory. After World War II, Rockwood closed, and Sweets Corp. of America purchased the factory until closing permanently in 1967.

HK Organization is a Brooklyn-based real estate development firm. Local HK Organization developments include Empire Stores, the conversion of the historic coffee warehouses into office, retail, and restaurant space on the DUMBO waterfront, and 99 Gold Street, the conversion of a toy factory into luxury rental apartments in Vinegar Hill.

To date, HK Organization now has in excess of one million square feet in the Brooklyn Tech Triangle and Downtown Brooklyn Waterfront.

— Danielle Everson

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