495 ELEVENTH AVENUE (2015-2017)

 
 

BJH Advisors was the real estate and financial advisor for the Radson - Kingspoint Heights winning submission to the NYCEDC for development of 495 Eleventh Avenue (the former Slaughterhouse site) in Hudson Yards.  The project comprises approximately 700,000 square feet in a 45 story tower, including NYPD space, retail, community facility, Class A office, dormitory, and approximately 230 affordable housing units.  BJH helped assemble the project team, including the architect, geotech and structural engineer, and land use and real estate counsel. BJH project managed the submission package and helped align the program with Mayoral and community priorities.  BJH performed project underwriting, and assisted the developers in discussions with debt and equity sources.  Radson – Kingspoint Heights was advised by BJH throughout the negotiation with NYCEDC over program, scale, real property tax obligations, ground rent, and affordability levels of the residential units.  In addition to undertaking Uniform Land Use Review Process for the disposition and rezoning, the project will require ongoing and significant coordination with public agencies.