The Chetrit brothers are using some of their Uniqlo cash to buy a stake in a $400 million apartment portfolio.
Isaac and Eli Chetrit are in a deal to acquire a roughly 50% interest in a group of Manhattan multifamily buildings owned by Josh Gotlib’s Black Spruce Management for approximately $200 million.
The recapitalization values the 60-building portfolio at about $400 million and comes as the city’s investment sales market slowly grinds out a return to normal.
The buildings, located around 49th Street in Hell’s Kitchen and Morningside Heights at the northern edge of Central Park, hold over 950 units covering some 640,000 Sq Ft. They’re part of a larger, 1,800-unit portfolio that Black Spruce placed on the market in April with a Cushman & Wakefield team led by Adam Spies and Adam Doneger.
The deal comes two months after the Chetrits’ firm, AB & Sons, sold a retail and office building at 546 Broadway in Soho to Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo for $160 million. The Chetrits are using those proceeds to fund the Black Spruce deal.