Savanna Acquires 303,943 SF Office Building in Midtown Manhattan

by Amy Works

NEW YORK CITY — Savanna has acquired an office building located at 19 W. 44th St. in Midtown Manhattan. Deka Immobilien GmbH sold the 18-story, 303,943-square-foot property for an undisclosed price. Originally constructed in 1916, the property features pre-war architecture as well as oversized loft-style windows, outdoor terraces and a historic masonry façade and entrance. Savanna plans to reposition the building through a series of cosmetic and base building capital improvements, along with a new branding campaign. Mesa West Capital provided financing for the acquisition and repositioning of the property. Russell Frahm of Mesa West Capital originated the financing, which was arranged by Lawrence Britvan, Matt Jacobs and Michael Straw of Hodges Ward Elliott. Cole Schotz PC advised Savanna in the transaction, while Colliers International represented the seller in the deal.

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