Via Curbed's inbox, we now know more about the sale of the buildings — 50, 54 and 58 E. Third St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue.
According to a release announcing the sale today, the new owners are GRJ, a fund co-founded and co-managed by brothers Graham and Gregory Jones. (Pictured.) They closed the 78-unit, three-building package for $23.5 million. Abe Haruvi of Abart Holdings LLC was the previous owner. According to the Observer, Haruvi refinanced the buildings for $9.9 million in April 2011 — "a deal that valued the units at $213,889 apiece according to data from Real Capital Analytics."
Per Gregory Jones in the news release: "We see a real opportunity to reposition the buildings. We'll invest significant capital and we look forward to creating the most desirable walk-ups in the East Village."
A press rep for GRJ told the Observer that "he wasn't sure when the last lease in the buildings would expire, but guessed 'probably within a year.'"
Previously on EV Grieve:
Reader report: Three apartment buildings sold on East Third Street
Advocate for East Third Street buildings moving to Washington Heights
More about the lease renewals at 50, 54 and 58 E. Third St.
Tenants at 50, 54 and 58 E. Third St. banding to together in face of building sale