Eretz Group has acquired the 10-story, 170,000 square-foot office and retail building at 224 West 57th Street — across from Extell’s planned Nordstrom Tower, in Midtown — for $213.8 million. The building is landmarked, and after being acquired for $85 million in 2010, it underwent a $50 million renovation designed by Tirmizi Campbell. Per The Real Deal, the non-profit Open Society Foundations currently leases a majority of the building.
In January, Brownstoner reported that the new two-story Whole Foods building had topped out at 242 Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, and now Gothamist has the latest with photos of façade installation. The 50,000 square-foot building appears to have received a redesign, which notably includes a cleaner and more modern glass envelope. Aurora Capital Associates and Midtown Equities is developing, and completion is opening is expected in Spring of 2016.
Normandy Real Estate Partners and Princeton Holdings LLC have acquired the 160,000 square-foot low-rise industrial property at 333 Johnson Avenue in East Williamsburg for $26.75 million. The complex will be converted into a mixed-use commercial complex, featuring offices and retail. DNAinfo also reports the inclusion of a 40,000 square feet of outdoor space, and completion is expected in early 2016.
DNAinfo reports Cayuga Capital acquired the single-story warehouse building at 321 Starr Street, at the northern tip of Bushwick, for $9 million, and plans to expand the building to accommodate multiple commercial tenants. MetroRock Climbing is already expecting to open a 23,000 square-foot facility in the building in spring of 2016, and future tenants will be revealed later on.
Foot Locker has leased 36,000 square feet of retail space at 1460 Broadway — dubbed 8 Times Square — a 16-story commercial building in Midtown, reports the New York Post. The building is currently being renovated and repositioned in phases by Himmel+Meringoff and The Swig Company, and MdeAS Architects is designing. WeWork is leasing 180,000 square feet of office space above, and renovations are expected to be finished in 2016.