February 2, 2023
NEW YORK CITY – JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group announced today that it has closed the sale of 525 Lexington Ave., a 35-story, 655-key, full-service hotel in New York City’s Midtown East neighborhood. The parties have agreed to not disclose the purchase price.
JLL represented the seller, Deka Immobilien, in the sale to a joint venture of Hawkins Way Capital and Värde Partners. The hotel, which was formerly branded as the Marriott New York East Side, was closed at the time of sale and offered unencumbered by brand and management.
Originally constructed in 1922 as one of the first skyscraper residential hotels, the hotel received landmark status in 2016 cementing its historical significance to Midtown. The transit-oriented hotel is located within walking distance of nine subway lines providing easy access to all five boroughs. The property is also within walking distance of popular tourist sites, including Bryant Park, New York Public Library, Grand Central Terminal, Grand Central Market, Chrysler Building and more.
The JLL Hotels & Hospitality team representing the seller was led by Co-Head of US Investment Sales, Senior Managing Director Jeffrey Davis and Global CEO Gilda Perez-Alvarado, with support from Executive Vice President Stephany Chen and Chairman NY Investment Sales Bob Knakal.
“New York City is experiencing a renewed interest among investors as lodging fundamentals rebound at phenomenal levels. We anticipate continued interest among groups for strategic opportunities as the city continues to recover,” said Davis.
JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group has completed more transactions than any other hotels and hospitality real estate advisor over the last five years, totaling $83 billion worldwide. The group’s 350-strong global team in over 20 countries also closed more than 7,350 advisory, valuation and asset management assignments. Our hotel valuation, brokerage, asset management and consultancy services have helped more hotel investors, owners and operators achieve high returns on their assets than any other real estate advisor in the world.