Rockwood Capital, Midtown Equities Receive $245 Million Loan for Mixed-Use Project in Brooklyn

by Camren Skelton

New York City — Rockwood Capital, in partnership with Midtown Equities, has received $245 million in financing for a portion of Empire Stores in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood.

The loan is for 55 Water Street, an 1860s-era warehouse building that was recently renovated, including the addition of a sixth floor to the original five stories. Upon completion, the overall project will feature 380,000 square feet of commercial space, including office, retail, restaurant and exhibition space, as well as rooftop gardens and public facilities. Provided by M&T Bank, the loans consisted of a $217.3 million land loan, plus $27.7 million for future project costs. Diana Brummer and Elizabeth Akerman of Stroock represented the joint venture in the financing.

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