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National Real Estate Advisors and Taconic Partners Celebrate Topping Out of 312 West 43rd Street
December 12, 2022
The 33-story high-rise in New York City’s Midtown West is slated to deliver in 2024
New York, N.Y. (December 12, 2022) – National Real Estate Advisors, LLC (National) and Taconic Partners, along with Triton Construction and hundreds of women and men from the building trades, celebrate 312 West 43rd Street’s topping out, the ceremonial marking of completing vertical construction.
The 367,000-square-foot, mixed-use development project is located at the vibrant confluence of Times Square and Hell’s Kitchen. Designed by Handel Architects, the 33-story building will contain 330 rental apartments accessed via a distinct 43rd Street entrance, and approximately 42,000 square feet of prominently positioned retail spread across two floors on West 42nd and West 43rd Streets.
“Our experience in this market, paired with the expertise and vision of the Taconic team, should create one of the highest-quality living options in the burgeoning Midtown West,” stated Jeffrey Kanne, president and CEO of National. “We are proud of the hundreds of jobs this project is creating within the community and would like to thank our experienced and steadfast labor partners for their dedication.”
The property will be further enhanced with over 28,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor wellness-centric tenant amenities, including a rooftop pool and landscaped outdoor space accessible by residents across multiple floors. The building has also been uniquely engineered to provide filtered outside air to all residences and common spaces. Situated amidst an abundance of restaurants, entertainment and retail offerings, the site is adjacent to 12 subway lines with direct access to Grand Central Terminal, Hudson Yards, The Port Authority and Penn Station.
“312 West 43rd Street was thoughtfully designed to bring its residents an unparalleled combination of bespoke homes, contemporary amenities and convenient proximity to commercial office centers and mass transportation hubs,” said Colleen Wenke, president and chief operating officer of Taconic Partners. “We’re excited to celebrate this topping out milestone alongside our partners, and are now one step closer to bringing one of the city’s most celebrated neighborhoods its next iconic residential and retail destination.”
Taconic and National leased the ground rights for 99 years from the respected 1199SIEU Health Care Workers Union for the redevelopment of the site, which is expected to be completed in Fall 2024.
ABOUT NATIONAL REAL ESTATE ADVISORS, LLC
National Real Estate Advisors, LLC (National) is an investment manager developing, operating, and managing commercial real estate projects across the United States. National is focused on environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and strong governance practices which seek to create value for investors and benefit local communities. Founded in 2000, the firm constructs investment portfolios of modern property assets—apartment, office, mixed-use, medical/healthcare, industrial (including data centers), and hospitality. National is an independently operated subsidiary of the National Electrical Benefit Fund (“NEBF”), a pension trust with assets that are managed by National on a discretionary basis. For more information, please visit www.natadvisors.com.
ABOUT TACONIC PARTNERS
Since 1997, Taconic Partners has acquired, redeveloped, and repositioned over 12 million square feet of commercial office and mixed-use space, as well as over 6,500 units of luxury and workforce housing. As a fully integrated real estate company with a keen eye for uncovering value, its diverse capabilities are evidenced by its multifaceted success with luxury properties, as well as adaptive reuse and urban revitalization projects. In New York City, Taconic is advancing over 1.4 million square feet of life sciences space through Elevate Research Properties, including West End Labs, Hudson Research Center and 309 East 94th Street. Other active Taconic projects include 817 Broadway, 312 West 43rd Street and Essex Crossing on the Lower East Side. The firm also manages various real estate funds on behalf of institutional and pension fund investors. For more information visit: www.taconicpartners.com.