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Werner-led group pays $285M for land under 100 West 57th Street: sources – 24-unit Carnegie House co-op faces ground rent reset in 10 years, insiders say

November 6th, 2014

Kriss & Feuerstein LLP served as counsel to The Cohen family/Carlton Associates. By Adam Pincus – AS SEEN IN THE REAL DEAL David Werner, a Borough Park investor who has wowed New York City with a series of big buys this year, partnered with Rubin Schron and the Cohen family to pay $285 million for the land under […]

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A joint venture of Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation and Deka Immobilien GmbH has acquired a two-level luxury retail condominium at 522 Fifth Ave. from Morgan Stanley for about $170 million.

November 5th, 2014

Monica Paquette, New York Law Journal – Marketplace The midtown Manhattan property at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 44th Street has 8,411 square feet of retail space, including 25 feet of frontage along Fifth Avenue. A team from Kriss & Feuerstein, including partners David Kriss and Eric Hoberman, and associates Matthew Klein and Mary Willis White, represented Ashkenazy. They were lead counsel […]

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A Bet on Miami Signals Luxury Retail’s Urban Shift – Investors Turn Focus to Outside the Mall Environment

October 28th, 2014

By ARIAN CAMPO-FLORES and ROBBIE WHELAN MIAMI— General Growth Properties Inc. and Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp. are paying $280 million for a 20% stake in the company that owns much of this city’s Design District, betting on the emerging luxury-retail neighborhood as some 50 brands prepare to open new stores. The deal with Miami Design District Associates, announced Tuesday, […]

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Super Lawyers

October 16th, 2014

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Deka Immobilien, Ashkenazy Acquisition JV Buys Manhattan Retail Condo

October 15th, 2014

By Gail Kalinoski, Contributing Editor – AS SEEN IN COMMERCIAL PROPERTY EXECUTIVE Deka Immobilien GmbH, a Germany-based real estate investment company, and Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp. of New York have teamed up for the first time to acquire a two-level luxury retail condominium at 522 Fifth Ave. for $170 million from Morgan Stanley. Located at 44th Street and Fifth […]

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Ashkenazy, partner fork out $170M for retail condos on Fifth Ave. – Price works out to $6,400 per square foot; Wall Street giant Morgan Stanley the seller

October 1st, 2014

By Claire Moses – AS SEEN IN THE REAL DEAL Ashkenazy Acquisition and Germany-based Deka Immobilien Investment have bought two retail condos at 522 Fifth Avenue. The investors paid $170 million — or a little more than $6,400 per square foot — for the location at West 44th Street, according to the New York Post. Morgan Stanley, […]

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Changes coming to 5th Avenue – David Kriss, Eric Hoberman and Matthew Klein represented Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp. in the purchase of the Retail Condominium at 522 5th Avenue

September 30th, 2014

  By Lois Weiss – AS SEEN IN THE NEW YORK POST Ben Ashkenazy and Michael Alpert’s Ashkenazy Acquisition — together with the Germany-based Deka Immobilien Investment — have purchased two condominiums that make up the retail portion of 522 Fifth Ave. at West 44th Street for roughly $170 million, or just over $6,400 per square foot. This […]

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New York Law Journal – David Kriss, a partner at Kriss & Feuerstein, and associate Matthew Klein represented 837 Washington Owner LLC, a joint venture of Taconic Investment Partners and Thor Equities LLC

August 6th, 2014

By Monica Paquette AS SEEN IN THE NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL   Infusing technology into the Meatpacking District, Samsung Electronics North America has announced the creation of a Manhattan flagship office at 837 Washington St. The global electronics leader has leased the entire 55,000-square-foot, six-story building for a long- term period from 837 Washington Owner LLC, a joint […]

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Samsung Plants Flag in Meatpacking District – Company to Rent All Six Floors of 837 Washington St.

July 15th, 2014

By Keiko Morris  – AS SEEN IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Creating a flagship office in a glass-and-steel building in the Meatpacking District is part of one company’s strategy for winning a recruiting war in New York City. Samsung Electronics North America on Tuesday announced plans to open a Manhattan office at 837 Washington St., […]

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Emmes buys Astoria beer garden site for $30M

June 12th, 2014

By Mark Maurer – AS SEEN IN THE REAL DEAL Emmes Asset Management paid $30 million for a six-story former warehouse in Astoria that houses the beer garden Studio Square, the Midtown-based firm told The Real Deal. Emmes made the deal on behalf of one of its pension fund clients, which it did not identify. The seller, S Hospitality […]

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