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Austin Street Forest Hills NY

Queens MXU

$16,860,000 Acquisition Financing

Forest Hills, NY | June 2022

Thorofare Capital has funded a $27,000,000 fixed-rate first mortgage for the value-add acquisition, repositioning and lease-up of Queens MXU, which is located on Austin Street in the center of Forest Hills, New York, on the western edge of Queens.

The local owner-operator borrower utilized the proceeds to acquire a portfolio of commercial condominiums across two separate transactions, and then collapsing the condo regime to create a multi-tenant 4-story, 42,424 SF mixed-use office, retail, and 51-space parking garage property.

As a substantial value enhancement prior to closing, the sponsor secured a signed LOI from an investment grade-credit tenant which is slated occupy most of the to-be-leased office space.

Thorofare provided a two-year initial loan term, with structured future funding towards the accretive rehab and lease-up costs. Loan proceeds will be utilized for an overhaul base building renovation, interior upgrades and lease-up of the property, which is in a prime Queens location surrounded by various large employers, thousands of residences, and a large local population with strong demographics.

The sponsor is a joint venture among local developers and multi-generational private investment firms who have a demonstrated track record of acquiring, building, leasing, and managing various commercial properties across the New York Metropolitan Area.