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Midtown East-based New York REIT has sold a nearly 20,000-square-foot mixed-use property at 1623 Kings Highway in the Midwood section of Brooklyn to Lido Realtyfor $17 million.
The four-story building at 1623 Kings Highway between East 16th and East 17th Streets includes one ground-floor retail space and three floors of office space. It is fully leased to Verizon Wireless, Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts andInterborough Consulting, according to Cushman & Wakefield which handled the transaction. New York REIT picked up the building for $13.3 million in 2012, property records show.
The deal closed on Feb. 17, according to city records made public today. Calls and emails to the real estate investment trust’s Chief Executive Office and PresidentMichael Happel weren’t not immediately returned.
The sale was in contract in November 2015, as The Real Deal reported at the time, but the buyer, Brooklyn-based landlord and investor Lido Realty, was not revealed.
Chaim Cahane of Forte Capital Management, represented Lido Realty. Mr. Cahane did not immediately return a request for comment.
“Retail assets across the city continue to see strong demand,” C&W’s Robert Knakal, who represented New York REIT with colleagues Alex Svetlakou andJonathan Hageman, said in prepared remarks in a February press release. “The outer boroughs have become increasingly popular with retail property investors as evidenced by the tremendous activity this property produced.”