A partnership between Metropolitan Realty Associates and TIAA is in contract to buy a Long Island City office building for $90 million. The seller is Brickman, a real estate investment firm which paid $60 million for the property in 2014.
Metropolitan and TIAA will pump in more than $10 million to upgrade the property at 47-25 34th Street into modern office space, according to Crain’s. Over half of the building is vacant, and the rest is used as warehouse and showroom space, sources told the publication.
Metropolitan, which is led by Joseph Farkas, recently hired Invesco veteran Todd Bassen to head up its acquisitions team.
Also in Long Island City, Brickman is teaming up with hedge funder Dan Loeb to redevelop a warehouse at 30-02 48th Avenue. Loeb paid the firm about $24 million for a 90 percent stake in that property in March.