The UBS-controlled REIT acquired the land underneath the Sports Illustrated Building for $279 million, the New York Post reported, but plans to keep the building it owns on the site under a long-term operating lease. Independent broker David Werner was also reportedly involved in the deal.
The building sold for $110 million. Bristol Group and YoungWoo & Associates purchased the vacant property for $18.5 million in 1999 and then invested about $33.9 million to redevelop it into an office, telecom and datacenter building.
The property sold for $144 million, or about $514 per square foot. A joint venture of real estate developer Joseph Moinian and Westbrook Capital acquired 475 Fifth Avenue, located at 41st Street, in 2007 for $160 million, but lender Barclays took the property back in 2009 through a deed in lieu of foreclosure.
HSBC Alternative Investments, Edge Fund Advisors
The remaining 51 percent stake in the Bertelsmann building sold for $346.8 million. The buyers acquired 49 percent of the building from CB Richard Ellis in November 2010, in a deal valued at $254 million. CBRE had previously purchased the property in a fire sale from Macklowe Properties.
The building went into contract for $330 million. The proposed tranaction is expected to close in the Third quarter. The property, originally known as the Pershing Square Building, is currently 99 percent leased.
The building went into contract for $193 million, or $636 per square foot. SL Green will assume $49.85 million of in-place financing as part of the deal. The 5.74 percent, interest-only mortgage matures in March 2014. In connection with the acquisition, SL Green agreed to sell a 45 percent joint venture ownership stake in the building to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.
Young Woo & Associates, Kumho Investment Bank
The partnership reportedly submitted the winning bid for the properties, amounting to approximately $140 million, or $100 per square foot. The buyers have a mixed-use proposal for the buildings, which are connected by a skyway.
The office tower sold for $90 million plus the assumption of a $38.6 million mortgage. The building was built in 1958 and is home to such tenants as the Afghanistan Consulate General, the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Namibia and Sumitomo Electric Finance.
The properties sold for $83 million. The rental building at 141 East 33rd Street has 120 apartments, one office space and a 6,000-square-foot retail space; 8 Gramercy Park South has 55 apartments and three office spaces, and features 60,000 square feet of additional air rights.
A condominium interest in 930,000 square feet of the property sold for $172 million, or $185 per square foot. Taconic will own floors 2 to 7 and 11 to 32, while Verizon will retain ownership of floors 8 to 10. The buyer plans to spend up to $100 million in renovations, including as many as six new elevator cabs, new HVAC and new bathrooms.
Hearst purchased floors two through six and part of the seventh in the residential tower next door to its headquarters for $95 million. The publishing company also acquired the retail portion of the building and a parking garage.