Dursts among donors suggested as mayoral appointees on de Blasio list

From left: Douglas Durst and Helena Durst The de Blasio administration assembled a spreadsheet of major campaign donors it had in mind when vetting potential appointments to prestigious city positions – a list that included Durst Organization chair Douglas Durst and his daughter Helena. The spreadsheet, compiled during Mayor Bill de Blasio’s first months in[…]

Woodridge Capital buys Holiday Inn on 57th St. for $150M

440 West 57th Street (inset from left: Woodridge’s Michael Rosenfeld and William Meyer) Woodridge Capital Partners paid $150 million for the Holiday Inn Midtown 57th Street, according to property records filed with the city Tuesday. The Los Angeles-based real estate investment firm bought the 17-story, 596-key hotel at 440 West 57th Street, located between Ninth[…]

Chetrit suing Barnett for $400M over Ring portfolio deal

Three of the Ring portfolio properties acquired by Extell (inset, from left: Gary Barnett and Joseph Chetrit) Extell Development’s acquisition of the Ring portfolio is considered one of Gary Barnett’s shrewdest plays. But it also made him some enemies. In a massive $400 million lawsuit, the Chetrit Group’s Joseph Chetrit is suing both Extell and Barnett[…]