Jake Gyllenhaal is the latest A-lister to buy at 443 Greenwich

Add Jake Gyllenhaal’s name to the ever-expanding list of celebrities who’ve purchased at 443 Greenwich Street. The “Nightcrawler” and “Brokeback Mountain” star snagged an $8.63 million apartment at the Tribeca building through his Woodrow Trust, according to public records filed with the city Tuesday. He used the same trust, linked to Los Angeles business manager Warren Grant, to buy a ...

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BD Hotels scores $62M loan to refi the Mercer Hotel

BD Hotels’ Richard Born and Ira Drukier secured $62 million to refinance the Mercer Hotel in Soho, according to records filed with the city Tuesday. First Republic Bank is the lender, the documents show. The financing replaces a $55 million loan from Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems issued in 2007, and provides a new $7 million mortgage. The Mercer, at 147 ...

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Rent-Stabilized Washington Heights Apartment Building Sells for $15M

A six-story Washington Heights walk-up traded for $15.2 million yesterday, according to public records. The Diplacidi family sold the 42-unit building at 522 West 157th Street to an entity led by Douglas Peterson of Peterson Capital, which owns a handful of buildings in the neighborhood. The sellers have owned owned the property between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue since the early 1990s. ...

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Patio Furniture Designer Oasiq Moving NYC Showroom to Soho

Outdoor home furniture designer Oasiq is moving its Manhattan showroom to 42-44 Greene Street in Soho, where it has agreed to take 5,000 square feet of below-grade retail space, Commercial Observer has learned. Oasiq signed a seven-year deal last week—with an option to extend for three additional years—for the lower-level space at the five-story, 47,600-square-foot property between Grand and Broome ...

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Digital Medical Recruitment Startup Inks Deal for Flatiron Offices

Trialspark, a health care tech company, has signed a 5,702-square-foot lease with Kaufman Organization’s 45 West 27th Street, Commercial Observer has learned. The company, which provides digital recruitment services for medical institutions that require patients for clinical studies of new drugs, will occupy the entire fourth floor of the 12-story building between Broadway and Avenue of the Americas. The asking ...

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Divorce Law Firm Cohen Clair Renews at Lipstick Building

Law firm Cohen Clair Lans Greifer Thorpe & Rottenstreich has agreed to renew its 13,500-square-foot space at the Lipstick Building in Midtown East, Commercial Observer has learned. Cohen Clair, which specializes in family and divorce law, signed a six-year lease for the entire 32nd floor of the 34-story, 646,000-square-foot office tower at 885 Third Avenue between East 53rd and East ...

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Off-White, Fashion Label of Virgil Abloh, Landing in NYC

Virgil Abloh, creative director for Kanye West, and the founder of Milan-based fashion label Off-White, has found a spot for his first retail store in New York City, Commercial Observer has learned. Abloh signed a five-year ground-floor lease for 2,500 square feet at 51 Mercer Street between Broome and Grand Streets in Soho, according to broker Robin Zendell of her eponymous ...

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TRD wins 13 NAREE journalism awards

The Real Deal’s editorial team won 13 journalism awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors this year – a record haul for the publication. “This was genuine journalism of a very high quality that digs beyond the surface,” the judges noted about TRD‘s gold award for best commercial trade magazine. The accolades were announced Friday in Denver at ...

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