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09 Dec 2019

NYC Self Storage Site Receives $28M From Columbia Pacific Advisors


https://www.radiusplus.com/tags/columbia pacific advisors Bridge Lending, a platform within Columbia Pacific Advisors, has provided a USD 28 million loan to refinance a [https://www.radiusplus.com/tags/self storage](https://www.radiusplus.com/keyword/self storage) development in [https://www.radiusplus.com/tags/long island city](https://www.radiusplus.com/keyword/long island city), company executives announced.

Located in Long Island City NY, the 51,426-square-foot site will be redeveloped by https://www.radiusplus.com/tags/criterion group into a self storage and retail building totalling approximately 257,000 square feet. The permit-ready nine-storey property will be one of the largest [https://www.radiusplus.com/tags/self storage facilities](https://www.radiusplus.com/keyword/self storage facilities) in New York City upon completion in 2021.

“We are pleased to be able to provide Criterion Group with the capital to refinance 31-08 Northern Boulevard,” says Will Nelson, Senior Vice President of [https://www.radiusplus.com/tags/real estate lending](https://www.radiusplus.com/keyword/real estate lending) at Columbia Pacific Advisors. “Long Island City is the fastest growing neighborhood in New York, and this property will help fulfil the area’s increasing demand for [https://www.radiusplus.com/tags/self-storage space](https://www.radiusplus.com/keyword/self-storage space).

More than 20,000 [https://www.radiusplus.com/tags/residential units](https://www.radiusplus.com/keyword/residential units) have been completed in Long Island City since 2006, according to the Long Island City Partnership, with approximately 10,600 more units projected to open by 2021.

“We are looking forward to building a [https://www.radiusplus.com/tags/self-storage and retail facility](https://www.radiusplus.com/keyword/self-storage and retail facility) that will serve the residents and businesses of Long Island City as it continues to expand,” says Shibber Khan, Founder & Principal of Criterion Group. “We are thankful to have a partner in Columbia Pacific that aligns with our vision.”

The [https://www.radiusplus.com/tags/self storage occupancy rate](https://www.radiusplus.com/keyword/self storage occupancy rate) in Long Island City is estimated to be well above 90 per cent, with limited new inventory planned. In 2018, the [https://www.radiusplus.com/tags/new york city council](https://www.radiusplus.com/keyword/new york city council) approved a measure to ban new [https://www.radiusplus.com/tags/self-storage development](https://www.radiusplus.com/keyword/self-storage development) in most neighbourhoods without a special-use permit.

Criterion Group acquired the [https://www.radiusplus.com/tags/development site](https://www.radiusplus.com/keyword/development site) in 2015 for $40 million, which previously housed a two-story taxi garage facility.

Thumbnail: From https://www.radiusplus.com/tags/criterion group, artist rendering by Dean Architects

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