March 28, 2018
Meridian Capital Group, America’s most active dealmaker, arranged $23.5 million in financing for the refinance of the Box House Hotel in Brooklyn, NY.
The loan, provided by a balance sheet lender, features interest-only payments and was negotiated by Meridian Senior Managing Director, Cary Pollack, and Vice President, Judah Neuman, who are both based in the company’s New York City headquarters.
The Box House Hotel is a four-story, 130-key property located at 77 Box Street in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood. The sponsor redeveloped the property from a warehouse space into a hotel in 2012 and recently completed the addition of three additional floors, including 71 new rooms and a unique rooftop event space with breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline. The hotel offers a variety of room types featuring natural oak hardwood floors, hand selected antique furnishings, and art commissioned by Brooklyn artist Kip Jacobs, in addition to amenities such as a 24-hour business center with complimentary Apple computers, a fitness center with steam showers and a sauna, 42″ LCD HD televisions with premium cable channels including HBO and Showtime, and complimentary shuttles in checkered cabs from the 1970s.
Located on the northernmost point in Brooklyn, Greenpoint is rapidly becoming one of the borough’s most dynamic neighborhoods featuring a burgeoning creative scene. Hotel guests will enjoy laid-back music venues, bars, and restaurants, in addition to the neighborhood’s developing waterfront. Greenpoint is accessible from Manhattan via the G subway line at the Greenpoint Avenue Station and the East River Ferry.
“We are pleased to have worked with the lender and sponsor closely to arrange financing that enables ownership to achieve its business plan for this one-of-a-kind boutique hotel,” said Mr. Pollack.
Founded in 1991, Meridian Capital Group is America’s most active deal maker and one of the nation’s leading commercial real estate finance and investment sales firms. In 2017, Meridian closed over 3,000 debt transactions across more than 200 unique lenders and sold nearly $1 billion in commercial property. Since inception, the company has closed more than $300 billion in financing with the full complement of capital providers, encompassing local, regional and national banks, CMBS lenders, agency lenders, mortgage REITs, life insurance companies, credit unions and private equity funds. Meridian represents many of the world’s leading real estate investors and developers and the company’s expansive platform has specialized practices for a broad array of property types including office, retail, multifamily, hotel, mixed-use, industrial, healthcare, student housing and self-storage properties. Meridian is headquartered in New York City with offices in New Jersey, Maryland, Illinois, Ohio, Florida and California. www.meridiancapital.com