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Kaufman Acquires Queens Entertainment Property

June 9, 2016

The Real Deal, Yahoo! Finance, Queensbeans, REBusiness Online and other media sources reported that Olshan client Kaufman Organization and Forest City Realty Trust finalized the sale of Steinway Street Theaters, known locally as UA Kaufman Astoria Cinemas, an 84,000-square-foot movie theater complex in Astoria, Queens.  An affiliate of Kaufman owns and operates the adjacent Kaufman Astoria StudiosKaufman acquired the property from Forest City and its joint venture partner, Madison International Realty, LLC, for a total purchase price of $45 million.  Real Estate attorneys Thomas Kearns, Hyman Kindler, Bryan Anderson and Genta Stafaj acted as counsel on the acquisition and acquisition loan.  Mark Limardo and Claudia Dubón handled the joint venture agreements for the purchaser.