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60 Guilders secures $106M loan for Metrotech acquisition

60 Guilders has secured a $106 million loan from Starwood Property Trust for its acquisition of 12 Metrotech Center from Brookfield.

Cushman & Wakefield arranged the financing for the purchase of the office condominium in Downtown Brooklyn. 60 Guilders purchased the office condominium for $128 million.

A Cushman & Wakefield Equity, Debt & Structured Finance team of Gideon Gil, Lauren Kaufman, Steve Kohn and Alex Hernandez arranged the loan through Starwood Property Trust on behalf of the sponsor.

The 186,000 s/f office condo sits on the top five floors of 12 MetroTech Center and features a dedicated office lobby, while the lower 25 floors of the building are owned by the City of New York.  The five-year, interest-only loan is one of the largest office financings to close in Brooklyn since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This transaction represented an exceptional opportunity for lenders given the sponsorship profile, creditworthy tenants and long-term leases,” Gil said. “Despite recent uncertainty from the COVID-19 pandemic, lenders were ultimately attracted to the property’s secure cash flow, lengthy remaining lease term and best-in-class sponsorship.”

Doug Harmon, Adam Spies, Adam Doneger, Dan OBrien, Rachel Humphrey and Meaghan Philbin of Cushman & Wakefield’s capital markets team brokered the sale of the asset.

Cole Schotz P.C. represented 12MTC Owner, LLC, a joint venture between a hedge fund and Cole Schotz’s client, real estate private equity firm 60 Guilders, LLC, in connection with the acquisition.

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