KPG Secures Thorofare Capital Loan for Greenwich Village Redevelopment
KPG Funds secured $34.5 million in new debt for its efforts to turn around a formerly occupied 62,428-square-foot Greenwich Village office building. Thorofare Capital’s David Perlman provided the debt package to refinance and provide a construction loan at 132 W. 14th St., also known as La Galerie.
Since acquiring the seven-story office and retail property between Sixth and Seventh avenues in 2021, KPG has prepped the building for a complete transformation into Class A boutique offices. Renovations include a new building structural expansion, featuring expanded 15 floor ceiling heights on the top two floors, lobby, mechanical and building systems, elevators, windows, and brand-new façades.
“Thorofare’s partnership is invaluable to us,” said Greg Kraut, KPG’s Founder and CEO. “Their belief in the demand for the KPG brand and our ability to execute will make for a successful project.”
A JLL team led by Aaron Niedermayer arranged the financing.
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Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).