L&L Holding, JP Morgan Form JV to Invest $4B in NYC CRE

The new $500 million partnership will acquire and develop properties throughout the Big Apple, with a strong focus on value-add office assets in Manhattan.

Robert Lapidus, L&L Holding Co.
Robert Lapidus, president & chief investment officer, L&L Holding Co.

L&L Holding Co., an active player on New York City’s commercial real estate scene since its 2000 inception, just formed a $500 million joint venture with J.P. Morgan Asset Management. The new partnership provides for a leveraged total of as much as $4 billion for investment in acquisitions and developments across the Big Apple.

We are in the midst of an unprecedented period of growth for L&L Holding Co. in terms of the quantity, quality and complexity of the projects we are undertaking,” Robert Lapidus, president & chief investment officer, L&L Holding Co., said in a prepared statement. “In forming this partnership, we will have dedicated capital to pursue our strategic objectives.”

The partners are keeping their options wide open; they’ll consider investments in various asset classes in all five boroughs. However, they will train a special eye on opportunities for the acquisition and redevelopment of value-add properties specifically in Manhattan.

A full plate to get fuller

L&L is no stranger to multi-tasking, especially in Manhattan. The company is in the middle of major office development projects at 425 Park Avenue and 390 Madison. Additionally, over the summer, the company joined Maefield Development, Fortress Investment Group and the Nederlander Organization in the $2 billion redevelopment of the Doubletree Suites Times Square Hotel property at 1568 Broadway.

David Levinson, L&L Holding Co.
David Levinson, L&L Holding chairman & CEO

We have made a concerted effort, through the projects we choose and the leadership team we have assembled, to boost our ability to embark upon New York’s complicated projects and create enduring value both for our investors and New York City,” David Levinson, L&L Holding chairman & CEO, said in prepared remarks. “This joint venture will even further enhance our capacity by making us even more nimble and effective in the pursuit of new development opportunities.

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