Unizo Holdings continues sales spree
Taconic Investment Partners and TH Real Estate have acquired 440 Ninth Avenue from Unizo Holdings for $269 million, according to CO and the REA. The office and retail building spans 411,000 square feet, and is located between West 34th and West 35th Streets.
Acquisition financing: The buyers secured a $137 million mortgage from MetLife Real Estate Investors to close the deal.
Be Smart: Unizo continues its aggressive disposition strategy… They recently agreed to sell an office building at 370 Lexington Avenue (312,000 SF) to Broad Street Development for around $190 million. The Japanese firm is also nearing a deal to sell 321 West 44th Street (180,000 SF) for around $150 million.
The Play… The rationale behind this acquisition is similar to SL Green’s strategy at 460 West 34th Street… Taconic’s Chris Balestra explained that the property “will serve as a compelling, competitive alternative for tenants seeking immediate proximity to the multi-billion-dollar Hudson Yards redevelopment.”
Flashback: Unizo paid $211.5 million for the property in 2013.