Friday, June 5, 2015

$556 million construction loan for iconic office development at 425 Park Avenue in Manhattan, NY secured by HFF

Jennifer Keller
NEW YORK, NY – Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announced it has arranged a $556 million construction loan for 425 Park Avenue, an iconic full-block office development on Manhattan’s Park Avenue.

HFF worked on behalf of the borrower, L&L Holding Company and GreenOak Real Estate, to secure the loan through Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers, acting on behalf of an institutional investor. 

Tokyu Land Corporation will serve as co-equity partner and co-developer of the property.

425 Park Avenue is the first full-block office development on Manhattan’s Park Avenue in nearly 50 years.  The 47-story office tower will be designed to LEED Gold standards by architect Lord Norman Foster.

 It will feature 670,000 square feet of flexible floorplate sizes and layouts to appeal to a range of tenants with views of Midtown on all floors and Central Park on floors 24 and up. 

Mike Tepedino

Tenants will enter the building through a 45’ tall lobby atrium with floor-to-ceiling glass and pass two flagship retail experiences; a high-end restaurant on the building’s 56th Street and Park Corner, and a premier retail/gallery space on its 55th Street and Park corner to showcase contemporary art/technology. 

Additional project amenities include a private garage exclusively for the building’s tenants with a special car lobby, private building entrance and chauffeurs’ lounge as well as a 26th amenity floor featuring outdoor space with views of Central Park, a wellness center and dining, meeting and conference rooms.

 425 Park Avenue is located in the Plaza District, the most prominent submarket in Manhattan’s Midtown office market with close proximity to Central Park and Rockefeller Center.

The HFF debt placement team representing the borrower was led by senior managing director Mike Tepedino, managing director Michael Gigliotti and director Jennifer Keller.

“425 Park Avenue is an iconic asset that generated strong lender interest, speaking volumes to the world class nature of the asset, spectacular location and reputation of the development team.  It was a pleasure for HFF to be associated with the construction financing for this exceptional property,” said Tepedino.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Kristen M. Murphy
Associate Director
HFF | One Post Office Square, Suite 3500 | Boston, MA 02109
Main: 617-338-0990 | Direct: 617-848-1572 | Cell: 617-543-4873 |

Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty Names Karla Dieseldorff Global Marketing Specialist

Karla Dieseldorff

ORLANDO, FL --- Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty has appointed Karla Dieseldorff a Global Marketing Specialist, working between the firm’s Windermere/Dr. Phillips and Lake Nona Marketing Centers.    

A summa cum laude graduate of UCF with a degree in Radio/Television Production, Dieseldorff has a dynamic background spanning 15 years in stage and show business, including acting, producing and managing successful films and events, in tandem with sales, marketing, brand management and business development. 

Roger Soderstrom
She has lived and worked in Washington D.C. where she assisted ambassadors, dignitaries and celebrities and managed communications with government officials, and in Paris, France where she was fully immersed in the culture and language as supporting actress of a French television series.

Roger Soderstrom, founder and owner of Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty, said Dieseldorff, a native of Guatemala City, who has lived in five countries and traveled in 16 is fluent in English, Spanish and French.  

The German side of her family is known worldwide for high-end quality coffee production of “Dieseldorff Kaffee.”

“Karla is a successful, driven and multi-talented individual who is the perfect international representative of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand and she will play a decisive role in our growth,” Soderstrom said.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications 407-644-4142