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$35M Finances Flatiron District Self-Storage Project

JLL Capital Markets recently arranged $35.1 million in financing for the redevelopment of 41-47 E. 21st St., a parking facility in the Flatiron District, into a Class-A self-storage facility.

The team of Michael Klein, John Rose, Geoff Goldstein and Mitchell Kaliner worked on behalf of the borrowers, Ramrock Real Estate and self-storage developer Mequity Companies, to place the loan with an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management.

The eight-story project will offer 64,360 rentable square feet of space and touchless rental options. 41-47 E 21st St. will have two off-street, enclosed, truck-sized loading bays, as well as a smaller backup loading area.

“This was a unique opportunity to lend on a premier asset class in a supply-constrained market that is poised for future growth,” Klein said. “It was a pleasure to work with Ramrock Real Estate, Mequity Companies and Cerberus, who each intimately understand the Manhattan self-storage market.”


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