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Ralph Herzka

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Meridian Capital Group
1 Battery Park Plaza
New York, NY 10004
(212) 972-3600

Ralph Herzka is the chairman and chief executive officer of Meridian Capital Group, a commercial real estate finance firm Herzka co-founded in 1991 with Aaron Birnbaum, Jeff Weinberg, and Howard Zuckerman. Over 30 years in the real estate advisory business, Herzka has negotiated $65 billion-worth of financing transactions. In March 2014, the Mortgage Observer ranked Herzka number 6 on its 50 Most Important People in Commercial Real Estate Finance. Herzka is a co-founder of Beech Street Capital, LLC, a mortgage-banking firm that was sold to Capital One in 2013. He is also a founder of Ladder Capital, a commercial real estate lender and commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) originator. Prior to founding Meridian, Herzka was a principal of a mortgage broker called Gelt Funding (now GFI Capital).

In 2015, Herzka was one of the first major players in New York real estate to make a maximum personal contribution to the presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump. -MK

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  • Event Financing
  • Address 103 West 14th Street
  • Neighborhood Chelsea
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Price $ 63,000,000
  • Publication Date 07/05/2019
  • Event Date 07/02/2019
  • Party 1 Stonehenge Partners
  • Party 1 Brokerage Meridian Capital Group
  • Party 1 Broker Abe Hirsch, Ralph Herzka
  • Party 2 New York Community Bank
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The owner secured a loan of $63 million for the Chelsea portfolio.
  • Event Financing
  • Address 235 West 48th Street
  • Neighborhood Times Square
  • Borough Manhattan
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A $151 million financing was provided for the 47-unit rental building with 30,000 square feet of office and retail space. The 10-year fixed-rate loan was arranged with an interest rate of 5.34 percent, and features two years of interest-only payments. 43-story mixed-use building.
  • Event Financing
  • Address 108 West 15th Street
  • Neighborhood Chelsea
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 44,000
  • Price $ 15,330,000
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A $15.33 million first mortgage over a five-year term was provided to refinance the property, at a 5.625 percent interest rate. Stonehenge bought the building in June 1997 for $5.84 million with $2.4 million in equity. The property was first refinanced in 2002 for around $6 million and was again refinanced in 2004 for $11.6 million. 6-story apartment building, 55 units total.
  • Event Sales
  • Building Name Stonehenge West
  • Address 120 West 86th Street
  • Neighborhood Upper West Side
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Price $ 28,000,000
  • Price per foot $ 548.00
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The 51,072-square-foot elevator building, which has 23 rent-stabilized, four rent-controlled and 20 vacant or free market units, sold for $28 million, or $548 per square foot. The 1031 buyer will continue to operate the property as a high-end rental.

05/01/2016
“We anticipate that 2016 will be characterized by relatively modest growth and possibly some measure of increased caution on the part of investors and lenders,” Meridian’s CEO Ralph Herzka said in an email...

12/31/2015
We also profiled Meridian Capital Group CEO Ralph Herzka, whose ferocious work ethic has made his firm the dominant mid-market financing brokerage...

03/14/2014
Meridian, founded in 1991 by company CEO Ralph Herzka, was unusual in the list of firms because its approximately 90 originators working on New York City deals broker very small loans -- as well as some of the largest deals in the city...