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Photo: 787 11th Avenue on the Far West Side (inset: Bill Ackman)


TEI Group awarded contract with Cauldwell Wingate to install Eight elevators in redevelopment of 787 Eleventh Avenue, NYC

TEI Group to install 5 machine-room-less, 2 geared overhead, and 1 hydraulic elevator in prestigious o ce building once owned by Ford Motor Company and now acquired for re-development by The Georgetown Company and partners.

Ackman, Georgetown close on Ford building for $250M Adam Flatto's Georgetown Company and a Bill Ackman-controlled investment fund closed on a commercial building at 787 11th Avenue on the Far West Side that they partnered to buy for roughly $250 million.

The buyers acquired the property last week from Ford Motor Company, which paid $73 million to buy and renovate the site, between West 54th and West 55th Streets, for $73 million in 1997. They entered contract in May, when the price was not yet known.

Ford used the eight-story, 464,000-square-foot building, which it put on the market in March, as a service center for its Ford and Lincoln brands. Jaguar and Land Rover dealerships occupy the building's ground- oor retail space.

Pershing Square Capital Management, Ackman's $18 billion hedge fund, will move into a portion of the building, according to the New York Observer. A JPMorgan Asset Management fund provided a $180 million bridge loan for the acquisition.

A CBRE team led by Darcy Stacom and Bill Shanahan brokered the deal, with additional teams from CBRE and Ackman-Ziff negotiating the nancing. [NYO] –Rey Mashayekhi