K&F leads sale of prominent Windsor Terrace rental building

By Eddie Small – AS SEEN IN THE REAL DEAL

Kriss & Feuerstein LLP Partner Eric Hoberman and Associate Sarah Goldfarb represented the Vanbarton Group in this transaction.

The Dermot Company has purchased a 126-unit multifamily building in Windsor Terrace for about $75 million, according to property records and sources familiar with the deal.

The building is known at the Kestrel and is located at 33 Caton Place. Dermot is funding the deal with a $45 million loan from MetLife.

Apartments range from studios to three-bedrooms and average about 844 square feet, and amenities include a fitness center, pet spa and roof deck.

Dermot Company CEO Stephen Benjamin said this was his company’s first acquisition in Windsor Terrace, and they were very excited to be in the growing neighborhood. They do not plan to change the eight-story property very much.

“We’re just going to freshen up the building a little bit more in the amenities area,” he said, “but we’re largely keeping it just the way it is.”

Dermot purchased the building from the Vanbarton Group, which bought it in 2015 for about $75.9 million, according to property records.

An HFF team including Andrew Scandalios, Jeffrey Julien, Rob Hinckley, Steven Klein and Geoff Goldstein, along with a Savills Studley team including David Krantz and Paul Leibowitz, worked on the deal.

This is the third major sale in Windsor Terrace so far this year. The Carlyle Group bought 72 Caton Place from JEMB Realty in the spring for $23 million, and Sentinel Real Estate Corporation sold a roughly 100,000-square-foot rental building at 31 Ocean Parkway to local landlord Frey Management in the winter for $33.7 million.

Vanbarton takes small loss on $75M sale of Windsor Terrace rental building