Recent Transaction Archive 2014

Manhattan, NY: Represented The New School in connection with the sale of two major assets, one a building near Times Square, and the other a former school location on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

(Closed: 2014-2015)
(Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. Team: Richard L. Sussman, Steven R. Goldberg and David Fries)


Belfer Research Building, 413 E. 69 th Street, New York, NY: Represented Cornell University in connection with the creation of a condominium conversion of the Belfer Research Building, a state of the art biomedical research facility and in the sale of a full-floor condominium unit to CUNY/Hunter.

(Closed: December 2014)
(Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. Team:  Larry R. Mergentime)


Block 300, Portland, Oregon: Represented a subsidiary of Rubicon US REIT in the leasing of approximately 120,000 square feet of office space at a renovated office building in Portland, Oregon. Most of the new tenants were technology companies.

(Leases closed between February 28 and November 4, 2014)
(Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. Team: Dennis I. Hellman, Jolie E. Meer and Jean S. Tom)


1133 and 1155 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY: Represented The Durst Organization in a lease to Steinway Inc. of retail and office space at 1133 Avenue of the Americas and a related interim license of retail space at 1155 Avenue of the Americas.

(Closed: November 24, 2014)
(Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. Team: Dennis I. Hellman, Robert M. Kessler and Jolie E. Meer)


Jupiter, Florida: Served as lead counsel representing the developer in a $63.2 million construction/bridge financing for a mixed-use (hotel/office/retail/entertainment) project in Jupiter, Florida.

(Closed: October 10, 2014)
(Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. Team: Eric S. Orenstein, Steven R. Goldberg and Stefanie Graham)


Wooster Street, Manhattan, NY: Served as lead counsel representing the developer in connection with the acquisition, financing and development of a $50.5 million mixed-use condominium on Wooster Street in New York.

(Closed: September 23, 2014)
(Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. Team: Eric S. Orenstein, Stefanie M. Graham and Steven R. Goldberg)


453 Broome Street, Manhattan, NY: Represented International Olive Company, Inc. in a 49-year net lease of an occupied six-story building in Soho. The transaction was completed in the midst of ongoing tenant litigation.

(Closed: September 19, 2014)
(Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. Team: Robert M. Kessler)


Downtown Brooklyn, NY: Served as lead counsel representing the EB-5 lender in a $249 million construction mezzanine loan for a redevelopment in downtown Brooklyn, New York.

(Closed: September 9, 2014)
(Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. Team: Eric S. Orenstein and Steven R. Goldberg)


West 57 th Street, Manhattan, NY: Served as lead counsel representing the EB-5 lender in a $180 million construction mezzanine loan for a mixed-use (residential/retail) project on West 57th Street in New York.

(Closed: May 29, 2014)
(Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. Team: Eric S. Orenstein and Steven R. Goldberg)


Water Street, Manhattan, NY: Served as lead counsel representing the seller in connection with the $23 million sale of a mixed-use (residential/retail) building on Water Street in New York.

(Closed: May 28, 2014)
(Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. Team: Eric S. Orenstein)


South 4 th Street, Williamsburg, NY: Served as lead counsel representing the developer in connection with the acquisition, financing and development of the $6 million townhome project on South 4 th Street in Williamsburg.

(Closed: May 16, 2014)
(Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. Team: Eric S. Orenstein and Steven R. Goldberg)


Melrose Place, Melrose, California: Served a lead counsel representing the developer in connection with the leasing, subleasing and development of a retail project on Melrose Place in Melrose, California.

(Closed: April 4, 2014)
(Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. Team: Eric S. Orenstein and Jolie E. Meer)


West 113th Street between Morningside Avenue and Amsterdam Avenue, NY: Represented The Brodsky Organization in its acquisition of a ground leasehold position, and the subsequent financing and development of a 450-unit residential complex adjacent to The Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The transaction included complex development/construction agreements involving historic architectural elements and design.

(Closed: 2014)
(Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. Team: Richard L. Sussman, Eric S. Orenstein, and Stefanie M. Graham)


West End Towers; South Park Tower, Manhattan, NY: Represented The Brodsky Organization in two refinancing transactions, totaling more than $300 million, with major life insurance companies.

(Closed: 2014)
(Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. Team: Richard L. Sussman, Jolie E. Meer and  Stefanie M. Graham)


70 Battery Place, Manhattan, NY: Represented The Brodsky Organization in the sale of residential rental apartment building it had previously built and developed in Battery Park City.

(Closed: 2014)
(Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. Team: Richard L. Sussman and Patricia D. Cleary)


City Point Project, Brooklyn, NY: Represented The Brodsky Organization in its acquisition of a ground leasehold position, and the subsequent financing and development of a 450-unit residential tower at the City Point project in Brooklyn. The transaction included complex development/construction agreements, negotiations with the city of New York, and complicated condominium structure and agreements with adjoining owners.

(Closed: 2014)
(Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. Team: Richard L. Sussman, Eric S. Orenstein and Stefanie M. Graham)


Raleigh, North Carolina: Served as lead counsel representing the lender in a $16.45 million mortgage loan for the acquisition and repositioning of a retail strip mall in Raleigh, North Carolina.

(Closed: January 8, 2014)
(Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. Team: Eric S. Orenstein and Steven R. Goldberg)