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Newmark arranged a $535.8-million loan for the acquisition and redevelopment of 25 Water St., an office building in Lower Manhattan

25 Water St. Acquisition is Largest Office-to-Residential Conversion Deal on Record

Newmark arranged a $535.8-million loan on behalf of GFP Real Estate, Metro Loft Management and Rockwood Capital for the acquisition and redevelopment of 25 Water St., a 22-story, 1.1-million-square-foot office building in Manhattan’s Financial District, into a multifamily property. The transaction represents the largest ever office-to-residential conversion in the U.S., based on Real Capital Analytics data. 

The Newmark team was led by vice-chairmen and co-heads of the Debt & Structured Finance team Dustin Stolly and Jordan Roeschlaub and senior managing director Chris Kramer. MSD and Apollo provided the loan. 

Upon redevelopment, the circa-1969 25 Water St. will be refitted to feature approximately 1,300 residential units. GFP and Metro Loft bring a formidable track record to the project, with GFP having recently acquired and redeveloped 13 properties comprising $2.2 billion invested and Metro Loft having executed five million square feet of conversions in Lower Manhattan over the past 20 years. 

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