JV Purchases 522 Fifth Avenue for $170M from Morgan Stanley
NEW YORK CITY — Deka Immobilien GmbH, in a joint venture with New York-based Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp., has acquired 522 Fifth Avenue in New York. Morgan Stanley sold the property for $170 million. The two-level asset offers 8,411 square feet of corner retail space with approximately 25 feet of frontage along Fifth Avenue. There is an opportunity to reposition and enhance the property, potentially adding approximately 16,000 square feet of retail space and expanding the property’s storefront by 44 feet. Robert Stamm of Savills Studley’s U.S. cross-border group represented Germany-based Deka in the acquisition. Deka has real estate assets under management globally on behalf of private and institutional clients. The total value of those assets is €25 billion (US$31.7 billion). This transaction is the firm’s first joint venture acquisition in the United States.