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  • Lever House at 390 Park Avenue in Midtown (inset: Aby Rosen)

    Lever House at 390 Park Avenue in Midtown (inset: Aby Rosen)

    A competitive lending environment and skyrocketing Midtown rents could work in Aby Rosen’s favor as RFR Realty seeks to refinance its defaulted $100 million mortgage for Lever House at 390 Park Avenue. [more]

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  • Lever House at 390 Park Avenue in Midtown (inset: Aby Rosen)

    Lever House at 390 Park Avenue in Midtown (inset: Aby Rosen)

    Aby Rosen’s RFR Realty defaulted on the mortgage for Lever House, its prized Midtown office tower, after it was unable to refinance its mortgage over concerns that the ground lease rent is scheduled to triple in 2023. [more]

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  • Aby Rosen and 337 Lafayette

    Aby Rosen and 337 Lafayette Street in Noho

    Aby Rosen’s RFR Realty is in contract to buy the Noho home of the “Peace Pentagon” for $20 million, according to court records. [more]

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  • From left: Aby Rosen and Steve Morrows (credit: Steve Friedman)

    From left: Aby Rosen and Steve Morrows (credit: Steve Friedman)

    He’s swapped the Big Apple for the Big Peach.

    Steve Morrows has left his role as head of office leasing for Aby Rosen’s RFR Realty and started his own firm with the goal of developing and investing in rental apartments in the Atlanta area. Morrows’ move came in wake of RFR’s March hiring of commercial brokerage JLL as leasing agent for its 5 million-square-foot office portfolio, according to the Wall Street Journal. [more]

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  • 55 Prospect Street

    55 Prospect Street in Dumbo (credit: CoStar) (inset: Jared Kushner)

    UPDATED, 10:18 a.m., June 9: Design firm Frog is leaping from its Hudson Square headquarters in Manhattan to Dumbo Heights, where it will take 27,000 square feet at the renovated Brooklyn office complex. [more]

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  • 190 Bowery in Nolita and Aby Rosen

    190 Bowery in Nolita and Aby Rosen

    Aby Rosen’s RFR Realty handily won the approval of the Landmarks Preservation Commission to restore 190 Bowery as part of an office conversion — keeping its signature graffitied facade intact. [more]

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  • Aby Rosen and the Eurotower in Frankfurt, Germany

    Aby Rosen and the Eurotower in Frankfurt, Germany

    Aby Rosen’s RFR sold a tower in Frankfurt, Germany to IVG Immobilien AG’s institutional funds unit for $510 million. [more]

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  • From left: Jared Kushner, 77 Sands Street and WeWork's Adam Neumann and Miguel McKelvey

    From left: Jared Kushner, 77 Sands Street and WeWork’s Adam Neumann and Miguel McKelvey

    UPDATED, 11:26 a.m., April 17: Mere months after committing to 90,000 square feet at Dumbo Heights, WeWork is taking another 72,000 square feet of office space at the complex, The Real Deal has learned. [more]

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  • From left: Aby Rosen, 85 Fifth Avenue and Jeff Sutton

    From left: Aby Rosen, 85 Fifth Avenue and Jeff Sutton

    Aby Rosen’s RFR Realty has closed on the sale of an $86 million retail space on lower Fifth Avenue to Jeff Sutton’s Wharton Properties. [more]

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  • From left: Aby Rosen and a rendering of 100 East 53rd Street

    From left: Aby Rosen and a rendering of 100 East 53rd Street (Credit: Foster + Partners)

    Aby Rosen’s long-stalled condominium development at 100 East 53rd Street will have 99 units, for a total sellout of more than $750 million, according to plans filed with the Attorney General’s office. The Norman Foster-designed tower, slated to rise 61 stories, will also have two duplex apartments that will take up two full floors each, according to the most recent plans filed with the city’s Department of Buildings.

    RFR plans to have a restaurant on the first and second floors of the tower, which is adjacent to Rosen’s iconic Seagram Building. [more]

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  • Aby Rosen, 350 Madison Avenue and Mitch Konsker

    Aby Rosen, 350 Madison Avenue and Mitch Konsker

    Looking to boost its office leasing, Aby Rosen’s RFR Realty replaced a mainly in-house team of agents with a JLL team, which will now be responsible for its entire 14-building New York City portfolio. [more]

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  • Church Missions

    Rendering of 281 Park Avenue South retail (inset: Aby Rosen) (credit: MdeAS Architects)

    Aby Rosen’s RFR Realty received Landmarks Preservation Commission approval for its renovation of the Church Missions House at 281 Park Avenue South near Union Square. [more]

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  • Aby Rosen and 100 East 53rd Street in Midtown (credit: Foster + Partners)

    Aby Rosen and 100 East 53rd Street in Midtown (credit: Foster + Partners)

    UPDATED, March 17, 1:55 p.m.: Chinese bank China Cinda paid $140.5 million for a majority stake in a condo project being developed by Hines and Aby Rosen’s RFR Realty.

    China Cinda picked up a 65.1 percent stake, according to the New York Daily News, joining fellow Chinese real estate firm China Vanke, which bought a stake in the project last year. [more]

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  • From left: 757 Third Avenue and Aby Rosen

    From left: 757 Third Avenue and Aby Rosen

    Aby Rosen’s RFR Realty is selling a 27-story office building at 757 Third Avenue to Canadian real estate giant Bentall Kennedy for $360 million. [more]

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  • 350 Madison Avenue in Midtown

    350 Madison Avenue in Midtown (inset: Mitchell Konsker)

    Bank Leumi USA is consolidating its operations from several locations into Aby Rosen’s 350 Madison Avenue, where it has signed on to lease 59,000 square feet. [more]

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  • From left: The Four Seasons Restaurant and Aby Rosen

    From left: The Four Seasons Restaurant and Aby Rosen

    The Four Seasons Restaurant is contemplating a move to SL Green Realty and Vornado Realty Trust’s 43-story building at 280 Park Avenue, located between 48th and 49th streets. [more]

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  • From left: Aby Rosen and Jordan Claffey

    From left: Aby Rosen and Jordan Claffey

    Aby Rosen’s RFR Realty today announced that it is starting a new division, RFR Retail, to highlight its increased focus on retail through new acquisitions and leasing deals.

    Jordan Claffey, who was hired at the company last spring as vice president and director of retail leasing, will head up the new division. Claffey will be responsible for lease negotiations, marketing initiatives, business development and identifying potential acquisitions, according to a release. Previously, he served as Thor Equities’ vice president of leasing. [more]

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  • From left: 190 Bowery, Jay Maisel and Aby Rosen

    From left: 190 Bowery, Jay Maisel and Aby Rosen

    Aby Rosen’s RFR Realty paid $55 million for the former Germania Bank building on the corner of Spring Street and the Bowery. Rosen entered contract to buy the building in September.  [more]

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  • Annabelle Selldorf and Aby Rosen, unfiltered

    Annabelle Selldorf and Aby Rosen, unfiltered

    Put some of real estate’s biggest names together on stage, and there are no shortage of zingers. That was the case today, when developers Aby Rosen of RFR Holdings and Taconic Investment Partners’ Paul Pariser, along with architect Annabelle Selldorf, spoke to a crowd who gathered to hear a panel on the future of real estate at Lincoln Center’s Samuel B. and David Rose building. [more]

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  • Aby Rosen and the Church Missions House at 281 Park Avenue South

    Aby Rosen and the Church Missions House at 281 Park Avenue South

    Aby Rosen’s RFR Realty has closed on New York City’s Church Missions House at 281 Park Avenue South for $50 million. [more]

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