New York Residence Sells Iconic Building in New York City’s Financial District

NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — One of New York’s great historic buildings in Downtown Manhattan at 165-167 Williams Street just changed hands. The all-cash transaction closed to the great satisfaction of all parties.

Originally built in 1907 as an office building in the neoclassical style, the property features tall ceiling heights, large open floor plates and a charming cast-iron structure.

With more than 31,000 square feet, 10 stories and a width of 53 feet, 165-167 William Street truly stands out. The large retail space is leased to Downtown Pharmacy, the upper floors were converted to apartments.

The new owners have already begun to upgrade some mechanical elements of the building. Planned work includes a completely new elevator and the construction of a roof deck.

“The sellers had made great progress in repositioning the building” says Guss, “but ultimately could not make it work as a result of a very restrictive financing structure. This transaction goes to show that international investors with access to funds at low financing costs still have enormous opportunities in New York City“.

Remarkably and within days, the new owners received unsolicited offers to resell the building but at present have no intention of doing so. Instead, says Guss, most of his clients from Asia, the Middle East and Europe are currently eager to increase their portfolios in New York.

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