By Gail Kalinoski, Contributing Editor
New York Life Real Estate Investors showed off two sides of its commercial real estate expertise on the same day, announcing the acquisition of a California warehouse and the origination of a $52 million mortgage for a Virginia multifamily complex.
Based in New York City, New York Life Real Estate Investors is a full-service real estate enterprise and a division of NYL Investors L.L.C., a wholly-owned subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Co. The division, which has over $45 billion in assets, also originates, underwrites and invests in real estate equity products and related debt, including real estate equity investments, commercial mortgage loans, commercial mortgage-backed securities and unsecured REIT bonds.
On Monday, New York Life Real Estate Investors said it had closed on the acquisition of a new 609,888-square-foot industrial warehouse facility at 2415 North Locust, in Rialto, Calif. The price of the acquisition was not made public. It is located in Southern California’s Inland Empire, which is one of the best performing industrial markets in the United States.
CapRock Partners, which developed the building, will manage the property. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., CapRock is a private commercial real estate investment firm focused on investing in value-add industrial assets throughout California and developing Class A industrial buildings in Southern California.
“This project is well positioned to take advantage of the increasing demand from companies seeking high quality warehouses and logistics space in one of the best locations within the Inland Empire market,” Jon Pharris, president of CapRock Partners, said in a prepared statement.
Chris Hunt, senior director at New York Life Real Estate Investors, said the property was a great addition to the Madison Core Property Fund’s real estate portfolio. He added that the acquisition “provides us with an excellent opportunity to invest in a brand new, premium quality asset in this top tier industrial submarket.”
On the East Coast, New York Life Real Estate Investors announced the financing, on behalf of institutional investors, of Marshall Springs at Gayton West, a 420-unit, Class A residential property in Glen Allen, Va., a Richmond suburb. The $52 million loan has a 10-year term with three years of interest-only payments. Geoff McVeigh of Berkadia acted as mortgage broker on the transaction.
“We are pleased to finance a high quality property like Marshall Springs at Gayton West and to work with The Breeden Company as the developer and Berkadia as the mortgage brokers,” Randall Hunt, senior director at New York Life Real Estate Investors, said in a prepared statement.
In another recent deal, the firm teamed with TIAA-CREF Global Real Estate in November to provide a joint venture between Oxford Properties Group and a group of institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management with $648 million in financing to acquire 500 Boylston and 222 Berkeley Streets, two Boston office towers.