25 Water Street, an iconic financial district building, is getting a residential facelift.
With a $535.8 million loan arranged by Newmark for GFP Real Estate, Metro Loft Management, and Rockwood Capital, the 1.1 million-square-foot office building will be bought and redeveloped in the largest ever office-to-residential conversion in the United States.
The renovation of the 22-story building is being redone to include some 1,300 residential units of varying size (studios to four-bedrooms). Amenities in the building will include a basketball court, steam room/sauna, indoor and outdoor pools, and other sporting/fitness equipment. There will also be a sky lounge, a rooftop garden terrace, and spaces for entertaining and coworking.
The property was built in 1969 and showcases views of lower Manhattan and New York Harbor from each floor. It sits on a double-wide street corridor with the widest exposure facing Water Street.