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$110 million first mortgage financing for 180 Madison Avenue in Manhattan secured by HFF


NEW YORK, NY – Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announced today that it has secured a $110 million first mortgage financing for 180 Madison Avenue, an historic, 23-story, 280,953-square-foot office tower in Manhattan.

Working on behalf of an institutional investor, HFF placed the loan with J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. and Landesbank Hessen-Thuringen Girozentrale (Helaba). 

180 Madison Avenue is located at the southwest corner of Madison Avenue and East 34th Street in Manhattan’s Midtown South office market.   The building, formerly known as the “The Lingerie Building” was historically the premier building for lingerie tenants in New York City.  Originally built in 1926, the property is in the final stages of a comprehensive renovation that has already transformed and re-positioned the asset as a best-in-class, market leading office building.  Representative improvements include a spectacular lobby renovation, elevator modernization, window replacements, as well as various electrical upgrades.  Recent rollover at the building, which is currently 72 percent leased, has enabled ownership to continue to execute their business plan to demolish and pre-build space to a “plug and play” ready condition as tenants’ leases expire.  The location of the property appeals to tenants across a wide array of industries, but there has been a growing demand from the technology, advertising, media and information (“TAMI”) sectors that are highly concentrated in the Midtown South office market.  The property offers the infrastructure TAMI tenants frequently require, with the aesthetic style and geographic location they desire.  Two of the top five largest tenants located at the building, The Rubicon Project and Unified Social, are prime examples of the growing TAMI firms flocking to Midtown South.  Both tenants signed leases at the property in the last few years and both have already expanded within the building since their arrival.

The HFF debt placement team representing the borrower was led by senior managing director Michael Tepedino and managing director Michael Gigliotti.

About HFF
HFF and HFFS (HFF Securities L.P.) are owned by HFF, Inc. (NYSE: HF).  HFF operates out of 22 offices nationwide and is a leading provider of commercial real estate and capital markets services to the U.S. commercial real estate industry.  HFF together with its affiliate HFFS offer clients a fully integrated national capital markets platform including debt placement, investment sales, equity placement, advisory services, loan sales and commercial loan servicing.  For more information please visit or follow HFF on Twitter @HFF.

09/21/2015 - 21:30



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