Soho Properties, led by its chairman and CEO Sharif El-Gamal, together with co-developers Chip and Andrew Weiss of Flintlock Construction, closed on $270 million in construction financing for 560 Seventh Ave., the future home of Margaritaville Resort New York City. Located in Times Sq., the 170,000 s/f, 234-key property, is expected to open late 2020. Queens, NY
Naftali Credit Partners, a subsidiary of Naftali Group, has closed on a $65 million construction loan for 107-02 Queens Blvd. The offering for the 10-story, 74-unit condominium project in Forest Hills is the second by Naftali Credit Partners.
Manhattan, NY Simon Baron Development Group has landed a $105 million loan to refinance its 114-unit rental project at 393 West End Ave., a pre-war Upper West Side building. The new loan was provided by M & T Bank and refinances the existing debt of $70 million.Bronx, NY
Charles Cotsalas, senior vice president/senior director of NorthMarq’s Long Island-based regional office secured the $4.5 million refinance for Montefiore Medical Center, a 20,000 s/f class A medical office property located at 3316 Rochambeau Ave.
Stephen Katz, managing director of GCP Capital Group LLC has arranged a $17.975 million mortgage. The loan was placed for a six-story multifamily apartment building containing 107 units, located in the Gravesend neighborhood. Queens, NY
Cushman & Wakefield served as the exclusive advisor to Great Atlantic Construction Inc. in the procurement of $13.4 million in financing for two adjacent development sites, totaling 237,000 buildable s/f, located at 89-25 and 89-26 162nd St. in Jamaica. The bridge loan was provided by Lightstone Capital Markets.New York, NY
Berkadia has acquired Central Park Capital Partners (CPCP), a boutique real estate capital advisory firm focused on arranging joint venture investments and structured capital from internationalQueens, NY
Madison Realty Capital (MRC) closed a $21.4 million first mortgage loan collateralized by a 78,313 s/f, class A commercial building in the Bellerose neighborhood. AB Capstone, a repeat borrower with MRC, will utilize the funds to refinance previous debt and support final leaseup and stabilization of the asset.
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Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) has hired Bob Tonnessen as a director focused on debt and equity placement transactions in its New York office.
Manhattan, NY George Smith Partners has established a bi-coastal presence with the opening of an office in Midtown. Industry veteran Ed Steffelin has joined the firm as senior VP on the Malcolm Davies team, and will oversee the new office, which is located at 750 Lexington Ave.