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    375 Park Avenue, Aby Rosen and Steve Morrows

    RFR Realty signed investment firm Atlas Merchant Capital to roughly 17,500 square feet at the Seagram Building.

    Atlas Merchant Capital, co-founded by former Barclays CEO Bob Diamond, plans to move to 375 Park Avenue from 135 57th Street. In a five-year lease, the firm will grab the entire 21st floor of the 38-story office building between 52nd and 53rd streets. [more]

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

    From left: 190 Bowery, Jay Maisel and Aby Rosen

    One of the city’s weirdest real estate curiosities appears to be on the market. [more]

  • 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 is in contract to buy New York City’s Church Missions House at 281 Park Avenue South, The Real Deal has learned. Earlier this week, multiple sources told TRD that an Italian family was the buyer of the $50 million landmarked property, and intended to convert it into condominiums with retail at the base. However, a source involved in the deal today revealed Rosen as the buyer. [more]

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  • From left: Aby Rosen and rendering of 300 East 64th Street

    From left: Aby Rosen and 300 East 64th Street

    Aby Rosen’s RFR Realty kicked off sales at 300 East 64th Street Monday, a rental complex-turned-condominiums.

    The 31-story building holds a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom homes along with a penthouse unit, according to a release from RFR. Pricing starts at $795,000. Douglas Elliman Development Marketing is handling marketing and sales at the 16-year-old property, which was redesigned by Stonehilll & Taylor, known for their work with luxury resorts and hotels. [more]

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  • From left: Aby Rosen and 300 East 64th Street

    From left: Aby Rosen and 300 East 64th Street

    Aby Rosen’s RFR Realty has secured a $70-million refinancing for an apartment complex in the Upper East Side.

    RFR, which closed the deal from M&T Bank, plans to transform the 27-story complex at 300 East 64th Street into condominiums, the New York Observer reported. The New York-based developer, formerly known as RFR Davis, built the structure during the mid-1990s as one of its first projects. [more]

  • Former Watchtower buildings in Dumbo

    Former Watchtower buildings in Dumbo

    Aby Rosen and Michael Fuchs, whose RFR Realty is partnering with Kushner Companies and LIVWRK Holdings to turn the former Watchtower buildings into tech-friendly office space, have filed the first round of construction permits for the Dumbo site. [more]

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  • From left: Aby Rosen and a rendering of 610 Lexington Avenue (Credit: SLCE)

    Aby Rosen and 610 Lexington Avenue (Credit: SLCE)

    RFR Realty’s planned hotel and condominium tower at 610 Lexington Avenue appears to be hanging onto design plans from SLCE Architects, despite the Midtown East rezoning flop that will ultimately limit the structure’s height and width.

    The ultimate tower will now be a total of 303,000 square feet, according to new building permits cited by New York Yimby. The total height is to be 65 floors, or 712 feet, according to the documents — a slight jump over the previously-planned 60 stories. The top two floors will be used as a mechanical space, and the residential units will sit between floors 52 and 63, above a hotel. [more]

  • From left: Aby Rosen and 530 Park Avenue

    From left: Aby Rosen and 530 Park Avenue

    Closings have started at RFR Realty’s 530 Park Avenue, now that the offering plan has been declared effective. [more]

  • 980 Madison lands $160M in financing

    December 23, 2013 05:16PM
    970 Madison Avenue

    980 Madison Avenue

    The owners of 980 Madison Avenue, led by Aby Rosen’s RFR Realty, have secured $160 million in financing for the Upper East Side office property, arranged by Meridian Capital Group. [more]

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    AJ Camhi and 17 State Street

    Kansas City-based stock exchange technology developer BATS Global Markets expanded to triple their space at RFR Realty’s Lower Manhattan office tower 17 State Street.

    Asking rent at the building is an average of $58 per square foot. Nearly one year ago, BATS signed up for 7,000 square feet on part of the 32nd floor. Now it wants to add 14,901 square feet — the entire 31st floor. [more]

  • Aby Rosen and 17 State Street

    Aby Rosen and 17 State Street

    RFR Realty’s 17 State Street in the Financial District has signed three new tenants: an insurance company and two investment firms. [more]

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    From left: Jared Kushner, 117 Adams Street and Tim King

    The partnership between Kushner Companies, RFR Realty and Invesco has tapped CPEX to lease the retail space in the newly acquired $375 million Watchtower portfolio in Dumbo. The purchase of the commercial properties that compose the portfolio from the Jehovah’s Witnesses was the largest of the year in Brooklyn. [more]

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    From left: David Walentas, 117 Adams Street (Photo: ProperyShark), Jared Kushner and Asher Abehsera

    Asher Abehsera, a 30-year-old California native, was in the parking lot of Two Trees Management’s Dumbo headquarters when he made the call that would lead to Brooklyn’s biggest deal so far this year — the $375 million acquisition by Kushner Companies, RFR Realty and Invesco Real Estate of a package of buildings owned by the Jehovah’s Witnesses. [more]

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    From left: Rendering of the planned hotel, 610 Lexington Avenue and Aby Rosen

    A $70 million loan may jumpstart RFR Realty’s plans for a 60-story tower on a long-vacant lot at 610 Lexington Avenue.

    The yearlong bridge loan from the Union League Life Insurance Co. can convert into construction financing after that period of time. The site near East 53rd Street can handle about 200,000 square feet of commercial development. But the Midtown East rezoning plan – if approved by City Council in October – stands to boost the possible square footage. [more]

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  • Aby Rosen and 90 Fifth Avenue

    Aby Rosen and 90 Fifth Avenue

    Aby Rosen’s RFR Realty has bagged a $20 million loan for 90 Fifth Avenue, which will allow the firm to make significant upgrades to the 115,000-square-foot office building.

    RFR was initially looking to sell the 14th Street building, but decided against it when longtime tenant Forbes defaulted on its rent payment. This led to an early lease termination, giving Rosen an almost empty building in a neighborhood which is all the rage with so-called TAMI tenants — those in the technology, media, advertising and information sectors. [more]

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    Aby Rosen and 17 State Street (center)

    Law firm Nelson Levine de Luca & Hamilton signed a lease for 29,386 square feet at 17 State Street, a 42-story office building in the Financial District, according to a release from the Aby Rosen-led RFR Realty, which owns the building. [more]

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  • RFR co-founder Aby Rosen and 757 Third Avenue

    RFR co-founder Aby Rosen and 757 Third Avenue

    It’s a triple play for RFR Realty, which now has three new tenants at its 757 Third Avenue office tower, the New York Observer reported. The first is consulting and case management firm Epiq Bankruptcy Solutions, which inked a 28,036-square-foot lease on the third and seventh floors.

    In addition, Omni Development, a real estate developer, and Astoria Federal Savings and Loan Association inked respective 5,700-square-foot and 5,284-square-foot deals. [more]

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    350 Madison

    “Timeshare backyard” on Lower East Side sold for $5.7 million. CORE’s Shaun Osher eulogizes the late Jason Sheftell. A look at the 15 Central Park West condo listed for $85 million: PHOTOS. RFR Realty taps CBRE to exclusively market 350 Madison. For $3 million, supermodel Kylie Bax sells Tribeca duplex she designed herself. Read these stories and more after the jump.

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    90 Fifth Avenue

    Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, an arm of Deutsche Bank, is close to gaining an ownership stake in 90 Fifth Avenue, the former home of Forbes, Crain’s reported.

    The deal, in which Deutsche is seeking a preferred equity stake, would value the 11-story, 140-square-foot property at $115 million. Multiple parties remained in talks to potentially buy a stake in the property, the newspaper said. [more]

  • RFR's Aby Rosen and 345 Park Avenue South

    RFR’s Aby Rosen and 345 Park Avenue South

    RFR Realty nabbed $100 million in refinancing for the 12-story office property at 345 Park Avenue South in the red-hot Midtown South market, Crain’s reported. The refinance, which Citibank handled, values the block-long property at roughly $180 million.

    This deal comes on the heels of RFR borrowing nearly $1 billion to refinance the debt on the landmarked Seagram Building at 375 Park Avenue, as previously reported. [more]