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Pinnacle Group seeking $75M sellout at Crown Heights
rental-to-condo conversion

The 85-unit building on Crown Street is largely rent-stabilized
By Chava Gourarie | November 14, 2016 12:57PM

Joel Wiener’s Pinnacle Group plans to convert a six-story Crown Heights rental building just east of Prospect Park into condominium units, according to a condo offering plan filed with the New York state Attorney General’s office.

The 85-unit rent-regulated building at 12 Crown Street spans 95,500 square feet and includes one commercial unit. As of June, all 84 residential units in the building were rent-stabilized, according to the landlord’s tax records.

The conversion has a projected sellout of $74.8 million, which means an average of less than $1 million per apartment. No conversion plans have been filed yet with the Department of Buildings.

The Penn Plaza-based landlord acquired a 65 percent stake in the Crown Heights property in a 2014 portfolio sale of 19 Brooklyn rental buildings.

Pinnacle TRData LogoTINY specializes in rent-stabilized multifamily investments, with 99 percent of its portfolio in rent-regulated buildings. According to a July analysis by The Real Deal, Pinnacle is the ninth largest landlord in the city.

Earlier this month, Pinnacle raised $79 million worth of bonds on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.