619 West 54th Street (credit: Property Shark)
The Far West Side above 50th Street has been somewhat overlooked by investors, but Taconic Investment Partners is betting on its success with the $110 million acquisition of an office building at 619 West 54th Street, the New York Observer reported. The 326,000-square-foot deal between Taconic and seller KBS Realty Advisors closed yesterday. It was handled by a sales team at Jones Lang LaSalle, led by Richard Baxter, JLL vice chairman.
“Go all the way up the West Side,” Paul Pariser, Taconic’s co-CEO with Charles Bendit. “Tribeca is fabulous, Hudson Square is great, the Meatpacking District and Chelsea are booming, then there is the High Line and Hudson Yards and north of that there has been tons of residential development.” [more]