Metropole Realty Advisors refinanced its office-and-retail building 681 Fifth Avenue with a $215 million CMBS loan from UBS and Citigroup.
The new 10-year mortgage replaces a $125 million Ladder Capital loan that was scheduled to mature in January 2018. It wasn’t clear why the owner decided to refinance early.
Metropole bought the 82,573-square-foot building in 2005 for $86 million. In 2008, the landlord landed a $130 million loan from German lender Hypo Real Estate Capital, but the bank soon fell into trouble over the U.S. mortgage crisis. In 2010, Ladder jumped in as the building’s lender, the Observer reported.