The development team behind a waterfront logistics center in The Bronx’s Schuylerville neighborhood has secured $305 million in financing to fund construction. The New York City-based developers include Innovo Property Group and Square Mile Capital Management, who worked with Bank OZK and the Structured Finance platform of EverWest Real Estate Investors to structure the deal.
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Permits are now processing for a sizable new three-story building at 640 Columbia Street, in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The filings confirm movement on a new multi-level commercial distribution center by Dov Hertz and the Innovo Property Group, making this the second large warehouse by the pair in the Five Boroughs. Their first project, still under development, is 2050 Bruckner Boulevard in the Bronx. The Red Hook site would be right next to IKEA, with close proximity to the I-278 and I-478, which would give trucks quick access to Manhattan, Long Island, and New Jersey through Staten Island.
The redevelopment of the riverside commercial site at 2505 Bruckner Boulevard, Schuylerville, has long been a mystery. Our last reporting on the project was back in 2015, when Extell acquired the 20 acres of land. The property has since passed along to Innovo Property Group and Square Mile Capital Management LLC, who will be building a massive, two-story, 840,000 square feet commercial distribution center. With two different levels of loading and unloading, it will be the first of its kind for the city, allowing for speedier and faster service on site.
Innovo Property Group and Westbrook Parters have acquired, for $195 million, the seven-story, 640,000-square-foot office-industrial building at 24-02 49th Avenue, in southern Long Island City. The purchase was financed with a $136 million mortgage, Commercial Observer reported. The building is nearly completely leased, with the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) occupying 480,000 square feet across five floors. The new owners plan to not renew NYCHA’s lease, which expires in 2020. The plan is to renovate the property to include modern and creative office space. The property is right across the street from the Hunters Point Avenue station on the 7 train and the Long Island Rail Road.