First Stamford Place, L.L.C.
$22,800,000 Class A Member Interests
First Stamford Place L.L.C. ("FSP") is a three-building trophy office complex of 810,000 square feet in the Stamford, Connecticut Central Business District at the Transportation Center and Exit 7 of the Connecticut Turnpike. At the time of acquisition the Property was 99% leased, primarily by credit tenants, at average rents well below current market.
FSP was acquired in January 2001 by a new Limited Liability Company in which Peter L. Malkin and Anthony E. Malkin were the sole members of the Manager. The Company acquired a 38% undivided interest in FSP by paying that share of the acquisition cost in a co-tenancy with Fairfax First Stamford L.L.C., which is also supervised by Malkin Holdings, and is owned by a pre-existing partnership in which Peter L. Malkin is a general partner. Through Fairfax First Stamford L.L.C., the Malkin family committed more than $10.5 million to the acquisition of FSP.
The investment was structured to provide from inception an attractive 8% annual cash-on-cash return commencing the month following acquisition, about 85% tax sheltered in the first two years and partially sheltered thereafter. FSP and Fairfax First Stamford L.L.C. participated with the Company in the acquisition cost and ownership pro rata to their cash investment. A refinancing of the Property returned all capital to investors in July 2007.