The company behind Robert De Niro’s Wildflower Studios bought this industrial site in Hunts Point
The company behind Robert De Niro’s Wildflower Studios bought this industrial site in Hunts Point

Wildflower, the company behind Robert De Niro’s Wildflower Studios in Queens, bought this industrial site in Hunts Point from a Long Island company. The sites were last purchased for about $2.3 million in 2003, according to property records. The lots total 55,000 square feet and allow for 110,000 square feet of buildable space.

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Khodadadian and Shirazi of Skyline Properties handle $10.85 million
Khodadadian and Shirazi of Skyline Properties handle $10.85 million

Bronx, NY Skyline Properties sold 1340 Lafayette Ave., 749 Whittier and 745 Whittier St. in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx to Wildflower Ltd. for $10.85 million. The combined lots total 55,000 s/f with a total of 110,000 buildable s/f.

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Kaufman Organization Closes on $35M Haymarket Building Ground Lease
Kaufman Organization Closes on $35M Haymarket Building Ground Lease

The Kaufman Organization closed on a newly formed ground lease at The Haymarket Building in Manhattan’s NoMad, valued at $34.5 million, Commercial Observer has learned. Kaufman signed a 99-year ground lease with owner MFM Properties for the 12-story office building at 135 West 29th Street between Seventh Avenue and Avenue of the Americas, according to Kaufman.

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Skyline Properties NYREJ Company of the Month
Skyline Properties NYREJ Company of the Month

Skyline Properties – Brokering outside the box: Off-market deals, ground leases and customized canvassing

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Feil buys Chelsea office for $72MM
Feil buys Chelsea office for $72MM

The Feil Organization is buying an office building in Chelsea that is home to several art galleries for about $72 million, according to sources familiar with the deal. The property is located at 530 West 25th Street between 10th and 11th avenues and spans 95,000 square feet across seven stories. The Feil Organization partnered on the purchase with Peter Armstrong of Rigby Asset Management.

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Ground Lease Resurgence
Ground Lease Resurgence

Resurgence of the Ground Lease: Q&A With Skyline Properties CEO Robert Khodadadian - The Commercial Observer

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Kaufman inking ground lease
Kaufman inking ground lease

Sister act: Kaufman inking ground lease for NoMad office building The Real Deal Skyline Properties Robert Khodadadian Daniel Shirazi

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Firm behind Wildflower Studios buys Bronx industrial site for $11M
Firm behind Wildflower Studios buys Bronx industrial site for $11M

Wildflower bought the adjacent properties at 1340 Lafayette Ave., 749 Whittier St. and 745 Whittier St. in Hunts Point from a Long Island-based limited liability company, which had bought the sites for about $2.3 million in 2003, according to sources and property records. The lots span 55,000 square feet and include 110,000 buildable square feet.

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Are FMV rent resets deal killers?
Are FMV rent resets deal killers?

One of the biggest “deal killers” during ground lease negotiations circles around the issue of whether or not to include a rent reset in the ground lease. In general, rent resets are used to protect the landlord (lessor) from inflation which in turn can increase future ground rent paid by the ground tenant (lessee). As a consequence, the lessee is reluctant to accept a rent reset whereby “killing the deal.” However, crafting language to protect both the landlord and tenant can help keep the deal

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Kaufman Organization Closes on $35M Haymarket Building Ground Lease
Kaufman Organization Closes on $35M Haymarket Building Ground Lease

The Kaufman Organization continues to expand in Midtown South after closing on a $34.5 million ground lease at the Haymarket Building. The organization signed a 99-year ground lease with MFM Properties for the 12-story office building at 135 West 29th Street, the Commercial Observer reported.

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Acadia Closes $50M Buy SoHo
Acadia Closes $50M Buy SoHo

Acadia Closes $50M Buy of Soho Retail Co-ops Commercial Observer Robert Khodadadian Skyline Properties

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New York Times Investment Sales
New York Times Investment Sales

This six-story apartment building in the Clinton Hill neighborhood was built in 1939. It has seven one-bedroom units, eight two-bedrooms, 21 three-bedrooms and four four-bedrooms, as well as 16 parking spaces. The building last changed hands in 2012.

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St. Mark’s portfolio under contract
St. Mark’s portfolio under contract

Four-building St. Mark’s Place multifamily portfolio under contract for $44M The Real Deal Robert Khodadadian Skyline Properties

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Concerning Ground Leases
Concerning Ground Leases

Question of the Month: Concerning ground leases: How should landlords handle picking the ground tenant for their property? New York Real Estate Journal Skyline Properties, Daniel Shirazi

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Why ground lease and why now?
Why ground lease and why now?

The New York Real Estate Journal caught up with Robert Khodadadian, Skyline Properties’ founder, and CEO, for an overview on why the current market conditions have led to the recent resurgence of ground leasing in the city.

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Khodadadian Executive of Month
Khodadadian Executive of Month

Executive of the Month Robert Khodadadian of Skyline Properties: An Entrepreneur Evolving with Changing Markets, Providing Optimal Results

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Kaufman Organization inks $35M 99-year ground lease in Midtown South
Kaufman Organization inks $35M 99-year ground lease in Midtown South

The commercial building, at 135 W. 29th St., stands 12 stories tall and spans 82,000 square feet. It is about 70% occupied, with roughly 25,000 square feet of space available for lease, according to the Kaufman Organization. The company plans to renovate and reposition the building, which it acquired from MFM Properties.

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NYREJ Broker Spotlight
NYREJ Broker Spotlight

New York Real Estate Journal's 2020 Broker Spotlight

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Skyline triples its NYC footprint
Skyline triples its NYC footprint

with its move to the 31st floor in SL Green’s “Daily News Building” to accommodate more space for the firms growing investment sales team

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Tenant inks 99-year ground lease
Tenant inks 99-year ground lease

Tenant inks 99-year ground lease for Bargain World spot The Real Deal Skyline Properties Robert Khodadadian

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Is the ground lease a COVID-19 savior?
Is the ground lease a COVID-19 savior?

The declining retail market coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic has left many real estate investors in limbo. Buyers are uncertain what the future may bring and are thus not inclined to buy in this market.

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Considering a ground lease?
Considering a ground lease?

Consider these questions when vetting prospective ground tenants - by Robert Khodadadian

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2020 Ones to Watch: Daniel Shirazi
2020 Ones to Watch: Daniel Shirazi

Which project, deal, or transaction was the “game-changer” in the advancement of your career? The sale of 516-530 West 25th St. was a game changer because this was the largest transaction Skyline Properties sold using their customized canvassing services. How do you contribute to your community or your profession? Myself and my firm have donated to various organizations to help those in need. I also, make myself available as a source to those who need guidance in any transaction.

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Kaufman Expands Midtown Portfolio
Kaufman