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Delancey Street Associates Secures $466 Million in Refinancing for Essex Crossing’s 145 and 155 delancey


Delancey Street Associates, a joint venture of Taconic Partners, L+M Development Partners, BFC Partners, the Prusik Group, and the Urban Investment Group within Goldman Sachs Asset Management, today announced the closing of $466 million in refinancing for Essex Crossing’s 145 Delancey and 155 Delancey. The deal comprises three separate loans: $285 million for the Offices at Essex Crossing, $144 million for The Artisan and $37.1 million for One Essex Crossing. 

Provided by Deutsche Bank, the refinancing will replace the site’s construction loans and provide capital to complete the leasing program for the balance of the office and market line space as well as the other outstanding common area commitments made to the city. The $37.1 million loan at One Essex Crossing was provided by Square Mile Capital. JLL and Walker & Dunlop represented Delancey Street Associates in securing the loans. 

“We’re pleased to work with Deutsche Bank and Square Mile Capital on this refinancing,” said Chris Balestra, Co-President and Chief Investment Officer of Taconic Partners on behalf of Delancey Street Associates. “The success of this development validates the market demand for live-work-play developments, especially in a post-pandemic era where convenience and accessibility are so desirable. At Essex Crossing, we strive to offer our residents, tenants, and the community a true two-minute-city lifestyle.” 

Paving the way for a revitalized commercial landscape, the Offices at Essex Crossing offer exactly what today’s tenant is searching for in a workplace. Comprised of 350,000 square feet across 145 and 155 Delancey, the Offices feature private lobbies and elevators, floor plates ranging from 35,000 – 52,000 RSF for maximum flexibility, two expansive private outdoor terraces and a tenant-controlled HVAC system to help combat the spread of airborne viruses. The Offices at Essex Crossing also include in-office bike storage, showers and lockers, especially suited for those who take advantage of the campus’ 13+ Citi Bike stations, and direct access to the Market Line. 

In November, Verizon became the anchor office tenant with its 140,000-square-foot lease in 155 Delancey’s state-of-the-art, Class A office space. The deal demonstrates that atypical office locations continue to become more sought-after as employers seek to offer a cultivated neighborhood experience. As Verizon noticed, the Lower East Side’s accessibility and live-work-play lifestyle makes it the ideal spot to attract and retain talent. 

The Artisan, named for the neighborhood’s artistic heritage, boasts 263 market-rate and affordable apartments designed by Handel Architects and Fabienne Benmoha. In-home amenities include Bertazzoni cooktops and ovens, Blomberg dishwashers, in-unit Bosch washers and dryer, views of New York City’s skyline and ample natural light. Select apartments also feature private outdoor space. The building’s world-class amenity package includes landscaped terraces, a fitness center, sky deck, lounge and game room, children’s playroom, and direct access to the Market Line. 

Designed by CetraRuddy, One Essex Crossing is a 14-story condominium that spans a full city block and features light-filled residences with skyline views, shared and private outdoor space and indoor/outdoor amenities. The sixth-floor amenity space includes a 9,000-square-foot landscaped garden terrace with city views and an outdoor fitness area. Two glass-enclosed amenity peninsulas house The Fitness Studio with a separate yoga room and The Sun Room, a residents’ lounge with spaces for working and relaxation. Residents also have access to a children’s playroom that serves as an imaginative and engaging space. 

Comprised of nine sites, nearly two million square feet and costing an estimated $1.6 billion, the entire Essex Crossing development includes 350,000 square feet of office space; over 1,000 residences; 300,000 square feet of retail; and 100,000 square feet of green space and the recently opened Market Line. 

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