Isaac Kassirer To Buy $100M UWS Harlem Portfolio

Isaac Kassirer is expanding into the Upper West Side, with the pending purchase of a three-building multifamily portfolio for just shy of $100 million, The Real Deal has learned.
Kassirer’s Emerald Equity Group is in contract to acquire the contiguous six-story rental properties at 210, 220 and 230 West 107th Street from the Orbach Group, sources said. If it closes, the deal would be one of the few big-ticket multifamily transactions struck this year.

The exact price was not immediately clear, but sources said it is between $95 million and $100 million. That would bring the price per apartment to about $560,000.
Orbach, a New Jersey-based firm led by investor and Minnesota Timberwolves part-owner Meyer Orbach, stands to make a tidy profit. The firm paid $70 million for the buildings in 2013 to the Dermot Company.

The package, located between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue in the Upper West Side’s Manhattan Valley neighborhood, contains a total of 178 rent-stabilized apartments.

“This sale is consistent with our long-term strategy to grow our affordable housing portfolio,” said Meyer Orbach, who confirmed the pending deal, in a statement.

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