NEW YORK CITY — Triangle Equities has acquired a development site, located at 130-120 S. Conduit Ave. in South Ozone Park near John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, for $25.4 million. The developer plans to construct a multi-level, multi-tenant air cargo and distribution facility at the site. The 300,000-square-foot building will feature first- and second-floor loading docks and clear heights ranging from 23 feet to 26 feet. The project team includes March Associates, Craft Architects and GF55 Partners. Construction is slated to break ground in winter 2019 with tenant occupancy expected in summer 2020.
Additionally, HFF has secured $32.1 million in land acquisition and pre-development financing for the project. Andrew Scandalios, Rob Hinckley, Rob Rizzi and Tyler Peck of HFF arranged an initial $10.1 million in the form of joint venture capital with L&B Realty Advisors for the borrower, Triangle Equities. Additionally, L&B has committed to the vertical capitalization of the project. Geoff Goldstein, also of HFF, placed a $19 million floating-rate loan with Citizens Bank for the development. Loan proceeds will be used for land acquisition and pre-development costs. The remainder of the capitalization came from Triangle Equities.