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These were the 10 largest Manhattan real estate loans in April

Hudson Yards saw the lion’s share of activity
By Will Parker | June 01, 2018 07:00AM

From left: Blackstone’s Jon Gray, the Spiral at Hudson Yards, Landesbank’s Rainer Neske and 5 Manhattan West

New York City’s major real estate lenders have headed west, where builders with completed and under-construction projects alike are scoring 10-figure sums. In April, there were two loans of more than $1 billion recorded in Hudson Yards. Altogether, the 10 largest financings in Manhattan that month totaled $4.2 billion. See the full list below:

1) A different kind of debt spiral – $1.22 billion

In one of the largest construction financing deals ever, Tishman Speyer secured a $1.8 billion loan for the Spiral, its Hudson Yards office tower at 508 West 34th Street. A $1.2 billion portion of that debt from the Blackstone Group was recorded in public records last month. The future building will be anchored by pharmaceutical company Pfizer, which agreed to take 800,000 square feet.

2) Western expansion – $1.15 billion

Brookfield Property partners refinanced a $570 million loan on its 5 Manhattan West office building with a $1.15 million loan from Landesbank Baden-Wurttemberg. Tenants at the recently overhauled property include JPMorgan Chase and Amazon, which recently inked a 360,000-square-foot lease in September.

3) Cabrini, revisited – $280 million

Chetrit Group, Clipper Equity and Read Property Group got a new injection of debt for their redevelopment of the Cabrini Medical Center in Gramercy Square. SL Green Realty provided the developers with a $380 million refinancing, $280 million of which was recorded in April. Iron Hound Management Company brokered the deal. The partners are converting the buildings on the site to luxury condominiums and are set to launch sales soon.

4) Lendin’ on the Ritz – $280 million

Westbrook Partners refinanced the Ritz Carlton hotel at 50 Central Park South with a $280 million loan. A consortium of banks led by Delaware Life Insurance Company and Korean lender Nonghyup Bank provided the debt. Westbrook acquired a controlling stake in the hotel in 2012, paying $105 million, and is planning to renovate the property.

5) Essex Crossing construction – $260 million

Many months after talks first began, developer Taconic Investment Partners closed on a $260 million construction financing for the office component of its Essex Crossing development. Square Mile Capital Management originated the debt. Taconic — in partnership with BFC Partners, L+M Development Partners and Goldman Sachs — has $1.5 billion in mixed-use development underway in the Lower East Side, including more than 1,000 apartments.

6) Landesbank, zwei – $225 million

In its second Far West Side deal of last month, Landesbank refinanced Related Companies’ luxury rental building at One Hudson Yards with a $225 million loan.

7) A&E acquisition – $217 million

A&E Real Estate recently acquired the Stonehenge Village rental complex for $287 million, using a $217 million loan from Mesa West Capital and Signature Bank. A&E bought the Upper West Side rental at a cost of about $683,000 per apartment.

8) MetLife refi – $205 million

Jack Resnick & Sons and the Ruben Companies refinanced the office building at 110 East 59th Street with a $205 million loan from MetLife Investment Management. Singer & Bassuk Organization brokered the deal. Tenants at the 37-story building include Cantor Fitzgerald and Estee Lauder.

9) BlackRock and roll – $175 million

BlackRock Real Estate Assets and partner L&L Holding refinanced the debt on their 600 Third Avenue office tower with $175 million from Capital One. L-3 Communications, Shake Shack, 3G Capital are tenants at the property.

10) Paramount promissory – $140 million

Aby Rosen’s RFR Realty refinanced the debt on the Paramount Hotel with a $140 million loan from German lender Aareal Capital Corporation. Rosen bought the property at 235 West 46th Street in 2011, paying, $275 million.

Largest Manhattan loans recorded in April 2018
RankAddressLoan amountBorrowerLenderNeighborhood
1The Spiral at 66 Hudson Boulevard$1.22 billionTishman SpeyerBlackstone GroupHudson Yards
25 Manhattan West at 450 Wesr 33rd Street$1.15 billionBrookfield Property PartnersLandesbank Baden-WurttembergHudson Yards
3Gramercy Square at 224 to 228 East 20th Street and 209 to 225 East 19th Street$280 millionChetrit Group, Clipper Equity, Read Property GroupSL Green RealtyGramercy
4Ritz-Carlton at 50 Central Park South$280 millionWestbrook PartnersDelaware Life Insurance Company, Korean lender Nonghyup BankMidtown
5202 Broome Street$260 millionTaconic Investment PartnersSquare Mile Capital ManagementLower East Side
6One Hudson Yards, 530 West 30th Street$225 millionRelated CompaniesLandesbank Baden-WürttembergHudson Yards
7Stonehenge Village at 122 West 97th Street $217 millionA&E Real Estate HoldingsSignature Bank, Mesa West CapitalUpper West Side
8110 East 59th Street$205 millionJack Resnick & SonsMetLife Investment ManagementMidtown East
9600 Third Avenue$175 millionBlackRock Real Estate Assets and L&L Holding Capital OneMidtown East
10Paramount Hotel at 235 West 46th Street$140 millionRFR HoldingAarealTimes Square
Source: The Real Deal analysis of NYC Dept. of Finance loans recorded in April 2018. Refinance deals with the same lender, mortgage spreader agreements or extensions were not included. Loans with the city or its affiliates were not included.