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ESP puts the ‘fun’ in fundraising for Great Ormond Street’s face-to-face recruiters

first_img Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving ESP puts the ‘fun’ in fundraising for Great Ormond Street’s face-to-face recruiters Howard Lake | 26 August 2003 | News  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A groundbreaking marketing campaign drawn up using cognitive science techniques is set to raise bags of money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.Using its cutting-edge computer programme, psychographic marketing consultant ESP profiled people who signed up as regular donors to the charity after being recruited in the street and has helped develop a children’s party bag for its face-to-face fundraisers to hand out.The bag, which combines information about the hospital (GOSH) with fun gifts including a maze game, pen-holder, balloon and a badge, acts as a custom-made psychological trigger to encourage people who sign up to keep their donations coming.Jim Brackin, ESP’s director of insight, said street-based face-to-face donor recruitment where people set up a regular direct debit to the charity has been a growing phenomenon over the last five years.He said: “The people who are recruited on the street are worth a great deal to charities and they tend to have a very different profile from other types of donor. However, because it’s all done on the spur of the moment, it’s important to consider ways to reinforce loyalty.“Our role with GOSHCC was to develop a fulfilment pack to help with retention. We came up with something at the sign-up stage that would endear people to the hospital for the long as well as the short term.”The experts at ESP used a system called Behavioural Filters to profile the way people process information. This can be used to scientifically predict the way a target audience is likely to behave and to draw up a highly-specific marketing campaign.Groups of people who had taken up the face-to-face offer were profiled and those who were loyal were compared with those who dropped out. Using this system, ESP could work out how to push people’s buttons to trigger their loyalty.Brackin said the people who sign up tend to be extroverts with large groups of friends who like doing things for other people and are likely to listen to what their peers have to say. In general, they are intuitive, ‘right brain’ people.“They don’t like masses of information. They like to get a ‘short, sharp shock’ of information but the traditional fulfilment material used by charities usually has lots and lots of detail,” he said.“In contrast, the party bag is very tactile and when you open it up there’s lots of interesting, fun things inside. It was designed to give people a big hit of nice feeling rather than trying to rationalise them into being loyal.“Things like the pen-holder and the maze might hang around on their desk at work and act as a constant trigger rather than being put away in a drawer and forgotten about.”Catherine Lundy, head of donor marketing at GOSHCC, said: “We’re very excited about this party bag because it’s so different from anything that’s been done before. Our fundraisers are very proud to be handing them out and they say that members of the public are responding very well to them. When they see other people in the street with the bags, it sparks their interest and they want to know more.”Ends August 2003For more information contact Mary Hamblyn at Spa Public Relations on 01242 245789 or [email protected] to editors:ESP applies cognitive science to marketing campaigns on a consultative basis. It uses a scientific approach to bring an objective framework to traditionally subjective areas of the marketing industry.Central to their work is MAP (Motivation and Attitude Profile), a psychographic profiling system that uses the structure of cognitive science to repurpose advertising with an enhanced understanding of why people do what they do and how best to influence them.The company was established in December 2000 and has predominantly blue-chip clients, including AA, Friends Provident and CenterParcs. The key personnel are a team of three cognitive science experts who were previously colleagues at direct marketing agency Amherst. They have a unique skill set incorporating hypnotherapy, behavioural psychology and neuro linguistic programming in addition to marketing communications.Great Ormond Street Children’s HospitalGreat Ormond Street Hospital in London cares for 90,000 children each year from all over the world suffering from rare, complex and often life-threatening conditions. Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity aims to raise over £20 million this year to keep the hospital at the cutting edge of paediatric medicine.——————————————————————————–Mary HamblynTel: 01242 245789 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Friday Night Football Preview: Flintridge Prep Gets First Real Test at Sherman Oaks

first_img Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Subscribe 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Sports Friday Night Football Preview: Flintridge Prep Gets First Real Test at Sherman Oaks By BRIAN REED-BAIOTTO, Sports Editor Published on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | 6:37 pmcenter_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Football: Flintridge Prep (3-0) at Sherman Oaks (4-0) at 7Something has to give when two undefeated, high-scoring offenses go head-t0-head on Friday night at Sherman Oaks CES High School at 7.Sherman Oaks has scored 187 points in four games and allowed just 62.Flintridge Prep has scored more than 70 points in each of the last two games and hasn’t scored less than 57.The Rebels defense has shut down Fulton, Hillcrest Christian and Bellarmine-Jefferson to 26 total points, giving them an average margin of victory of 55 points.John Lytle will continue to manage the offense at quarterback, and rely on a bevy of running backs to keep the Rebels offense in stride.“They’re physical and should be a good match up,” Prep coach Russell White said. “We just need to do what we’re supposed to do. They have a running back that’s pretty good, so we’ll have to wrap him up. We haven’t changed the playbook, but plan on running and throwing pretty evenly.”White would like to see his young quarterback come into his own.“I want to see my quarterback correct mistakes and show progression. I also want to see if I can challenge our defense and see how they’ll do.” Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

Eight Limerick companies shortlisted for Startup awards

first_imgWhatsApp TAGSlimerick Advertisement Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Print Previous articleCollopy lawyers seek exclusion of probation reportNext articleGAA – Weekly Limerick GAA fixtures Staff Reporter BusinessNewsEight Limerick companies shortlisted for Startup awardsBy Staff Reporter – May 11, 2016 1106 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook Trin and BJ from Wellnice are among the eight Limerick finalists in the Startup Awards 2016THE shortlist of companies for the Bank of Ireland Startup Awards 2016 national final has been announced ahead of the gala night at in The RHA Gallery, Ely Place on Thursday, May 26, and Limerick has eight companies in the overall final mix.Out of a total of one hundred and thirty-three companies nationally, eight Limerick companies – CyberSmarties, Temple Dairy, Wellnice Food Ltd, FlexiBod, Ocean Survivor, Wild Ireland, Recycle Right and Huggnote – have been shortlisted for awards across eight categories.On the night, awards will be presented to gold, silver and bronze winners across ten categories along with, the ‘Startup Hero Award’ and the ‘Grand Prix – Startup of the Year Award’.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Established in 2012, the Startup Awards recognise innovative, successful and aspirational Irish start-up companies who have launched their businesses in the last three years. The initiative recognises and rewards Irish startups for their success in business across a range of sectors including sustainability, digital, food and drink, retail and technology.Stephen Dillon, Founder of said, “We would like to congratulate all the shortlisted companies for making it to this stage of the competition and to wish them the very best of luck on the rest of this exciting journey. The Startup Awards more than anything else are here to offer encouragement and support to entrepreneurs who are working hard and innovating to build businesses that will ultimately create employment and benefit the greater economy.For more information on the awards and for the full list of companies nominated for an award visit Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Donegal IPU representative warns more protests could follow over An Post future

first_img Previous articleUncle of missing Dean Millar calls for improved facilites to help young peopleNext articleGardai appeal for information on missing Limerick girl who could be in Letterkenny News Highland 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic By News Highland – March 14, 2017 Donegal IPU representative warns more protests could follow over An Post future Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Twitter Google+ Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Postmasters from across the country protested the possible closure of post offices in the GPO earlier.Around 200 post offices could close as part of a radical restructuring plan for An Post.Postmasters say this would have a huge impact on local communities, particularly in rural Ireland.The Irish Postmaster’s Union Donegal Representative Breid Gallagher participated in the protest and warns that further protests may be on the cards:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North last_img read more

After Ithaca College student’s death, IC warns of fraudulent fundraising page

first_imgDavid Maley, director of public relations at Ithaca College, said in an emailed statement, “The GoGetFunding page is not affiliated with Ithaca College and we are neither the creator nor owner of that campaign. We have reached out to GoGetFunding to inform them of this and demand that this page be removed and any donated funds be returned to the donors, as it is not authorized by the Perkins family and we have no idea who created it.”The page on had raised $50 as of 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5.A false fundraising page on Ithaca College said the page is not affiliated with the college and has not been authorized by the Perkins family. (Screenshot)For people who do want to contribute, Maley confirmed that there is a legitimate GoFundMe page put together by colleagues of Enoch Perkins in the Office of Public Safety and is authorized by the family.According to the GoFundMe page, the donations will help with funeral expenses and other associated costs.“We know there are many people who love and care for the Perkins family and want to know what they can do to help them during this extremely difficult time. We are hoping this will ease some of the burden that the family is experiencing. Any donation is appreciated. The funds will go directly to the family,” a statement on the page reads.The legitimate page can be found here.Featured image: The image shown at the top of the story is from and depicts the fraudulent fundraising page. (Screenshot) Kelsey O’Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor. More by Kelsey O’Connor center_img ITHACA, N.Y. — In the wake of an Ithaca College student’s death this week, two fundraising pages have emerged to support her family. However, the college has sent out a warning that one of the fundraisers is fraudulent.On Monday morning, 19-year-old Kelly Perkins was killed in a car crash in Caroline. The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office said Perkins lost control of her car on Valley Road in the snowy conditions while she was on her way to school. Perkins was in her first year at Ithaca College and was the daughter of longtime Ithaca College employees Enoch and Debbie Perkins, the college said in a message to the community Monday.Following the news, a fundraiser was launched on alleging to be for Perkins’ funeral costs. It states it was posted by Ithaca College. However, Ithaca College is warning anyone looking to contribute to the family that this page is fake. Your Public Safety news is made possible with support from: Tagged: fraud, public safety Kelsey O’Connor last_img read more

Donegal TD hits out at Government over local Garda Station plans

first_img Facebook Facebook By News Highland – February 13, 2019 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Donegal TD hits out at Government over local Garda Station plans FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Previous articleCouncil urged to enter new discussions on three school campusNext articleCouncil accused of hiding behind Irish Water while issues go unresolved News Highland Twitter Google+center_img Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th A Donegal Deputy has hit out at the Government after revelations yesterday that the Garda stations in Kerrykeel, Kilmacrennan and Rathmullan are to be wound down.It coincides with plans to redeploy staff from the three stations to district headquarters in Milford.Much concern was expressed locally on the issue with Deputy Charlie McConalogue taking to the Dail last evening to challenge Minister David Staton on the Department’s position.Deputy McConalogue accused the Minister of not taking the severity of the Government’s failure to allocate sufficient Garda resources to Donegal seriously.He says told Minister Stanton that the Government’s inaction in providing resources for the county needs to stop:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODAlast_img read more

Doctor urges GAA to postpone match on medical grounds

first_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Doctor urges GAA to postpone match on medical grounds A Donegal doctor has written to the Ulster Council calling for Sunday’s Ulster Club Championship match to be postponed on medical grounds.Dr Charles Mc Manus says he has genuine concerns for the Naomh Conaill players he looks after, given the amount of football they have played over the last ten days.If Sunday’s match goes ahead, it will be the fourth time they have played in 14 days.Dr McManus has asked for the game to be postponed for at least 7 days to afford the Glenties players appropriate recovery time.He told Highland Radio’s ‘The Score’ that if the game goes ahead, it would be “reckless and negligent”……………….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleMinister to visit Rosses Community School next weekNext articleFile being prepared for DPP in relation to Emyvale fire News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – November 1, 2019 center_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Could Donegal supporters be in Armagh on Saturday Facebook Google+ Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNewsSport Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Iguanas are falling from trees in Florida due to cold weather

first_imgVerification of the @NWSMiami iguana warning! That boy ain’t going nowhere… young one couldn’t take it (might be dead)— Eric Blake (@EricBlake12) January 22, 2020WATCH OUT! Here’s proof of cold stunned iguanas. They can fall from trees. Thank you to our Storm Team 5 meteorologist @SteveWPTV for snapping this picture. FYI It’s not dead. @WPTV #FloridaWinter #amcrew— Janny Rodriguez (@JannyReports) January 22, 2020Just FYI…. everyone in #SouthFlorida is FREAKING OUT right now.. It’s 40 degrees outside…. feels like 32… and frozen iguanas are falling from the sky. #FrozenFlorida #FloridaWinter— Amanda Guerra (@AmandaGuerraCBS) January 22, 2020While cold temperatures continued Wednesday, they have not yet broken any records.The coldest temperature for Jan. 22 was back in 1985, when Miami saw a low of 30 degrees and Fort Lauderdale felt a low of 29 degrees, according to NWS.In the Florida Keys, residents experienced the coldest temperatures in five years, ranging from the low 40s to low 50s.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. I can confirm that falling iguanas are a real thing#FloridaWinter— Maria M. Bilbao (@mariagarciafl) January 22, 2020The surprising notice was still in place Wednesday morning.“Definitely not your average day in South Florida this morning,” the National Weather Service tweeted, along with a photo of a fallen iguana.The NWS assured the public that the lizards, which are cold blooded, are not dead.Iguanas are not native to Florida and considered an invasive species, according to the state’s Fish and Wildlife Conversation Commission. They were first reported in the state in the 1960s in Hialeah, Coral Gables and Key Biscayne along Miami-Dade County’s southeastern coast.Social media posts poured in Wednesday morning, as early risers got a first-hand look at the downed iguanas. Ralf Geithe/iStock(MIAMI) — As temperatures drop in Florida, so do the iguanas.With lows hitting the 30s and 40s in the Miami area Tuesday night, iguanas have become so cold that they slow down or become entirely immobile and fall from the trees, according to the National Weather Service Miami-South Florida.“This isn’t something we usually forecast, but don’t be surprised if you see iguanas falling from the trees tonight,” a tweet from the National Weather Service (NWS) said.last_img read more

Driving down the cost of company cars

first_imgDriving down the cost of company carsOn 1 Apr 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Newtax laws in 2002 were widely tipped to spell the end of the company car. Butwith new deals, greener wheels and poor public transport, driving is now backin fashion.  Caroline Horn reportsWhenthe Government first announced that it would be introducing changes to the waythat company cars are taxed, many people wondered if company cars were about tobe taxed into oblivion.TheGovernment wanted a taxation system that reflected a ‘greener’ message,encouraging companies to use more fuel-efficient cars and to reduce mileage.Instead of tax being based on the car model and business mileage, firms andindividuals would pay tax on the basis of carbon dioxide emissions.Whenthe changes came into force in April 2002, many companies were already wellprepared. Andrew Cope, managing director at fleet management services companyZenith, says: “People had researched the new tax laws and manufacturershad started to introduce more fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly cars,so when the changes came in, a lot of people were ready.” BobMoore, sales development manager for Volvo Car Finance, says people drivingcars with carbon dioxide emissions of 215g/km or below – which is now themajority of new cars – and who are also in the lower tax bands, will have seenlittle or no change to their tax payments. The biggest tax increases affectindividuals in the higher tax bracket, who drive more business miles in carsemitting higher concentrations of pollutants.Whilefirms have tended to keep their company car fleets, there are a number ofoptions now available to drivers who have come off worst in the new tax regime.The schemes that have emerged from car leasing firms are personal contractpurchase (PCP) schemes (also known as ‘assisted car ownership’ schemes),whereby employees can ‘opt out’ of the company car scheme, and use a cashallowance to pay into a personal leasing scheme.Witha PCP, a car is still treated as a company car in terms of servicing andrepairs, but it is not a company car because it is in the name of theindividual. The individual makes regular payments for the car and to coverrunning costs, but these can still work out cheaper than tax on a company car. Zenith’sEmployee Car Ownership (ECO) scheme is fairly typical. The employee takes out apersonal loan with Zenith to fund their chosen vehicle. They then pay a sumthat covers the running costs of the vehicle, which is based on the tax theysave by not having a company car. The company funds the remaining costs of theloan repayments through a combination of tax-free reimbursement for businessmileage and a taxable car allowance. At the end of the contract term, theemployee can choose to pay a final payment and retain the vehicle, or sell itback for a pre-determined price.Theadvantages of PCP schemes are reduced tax bills for the individual, and reducedliability for the company. However, there are certain issues that companiesneed to consider further, including concerns over accident claims if anindividual is hurt while driving for work. Some companies now offer generic insurance schemes, and insurers aremore willing to consider offering the company package to individuals. Financially,the advantages will vary according to the type of company and driver, saysCope. Many companies will therefore allow employees to choose whether they ‘optout’ via a PCP scheme, or keep the company car. Theother significant change is a massive swing towards diesel cars, says Moore.This is because diesel emits less carbon dioxide, so currently falls into thelowest tax band of 15 per cent – although diesel also attracts a 3 per cent taxsupplement. However, as diesel creates other toxic emissions, the Governmentmay well increase the level of the supplement.Inaddition, the lowest banding of minimum emissions are due to go down next yearto 165g/km – and there will be further incremental increases until 2005, so cardrivers using diesel vehicles will not be able to avoid paying more tax ontheir cars in the longer-term.Carfleet operators and companies are still waiting to hear what will happen post2005, and to find out whether the Government will hold the emission levelsagreed for 2005, or continue to push for even lower carbon dioxide emissionsthrough increased Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

NYC’s biggest real estate finance deals of 2020

first_imgTags2020 in ReviewBrookfield Property PartnersSL Green RealtyVornado Realty Trust Share via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinkcenter_img One Manhattan West, Grace Building and St. John’s Terminal top our list for the biggest finance deals. (Brookfield Property Partners, SHVO)New York’s commercial real estate market took a beating in 2020. In one indicator, the 10 largest investment sales of the year totaled $5 billion, a 37 percent dropoff from the $8 billion the previous year.Not surprisingly, finance deals dropped off considerably this year, as well. The 10 largest loans in New York totaled $7.9 billion, about 28 percent less than the $10.9 billion from the previous year.Even during the pandemic, some of the city’s largest developers like Brookfield Property Partners, Vornado Realty Trust and SL Green Realty were able to secure huge financing deals north of $1 billion.Still, securing financing was no small task. Lenders have been wary of making long-term commitments to developers given the uncertainty around pricing and demand. That was especially evident when it came to office, retail and hotel properties in the city. While Midtown office landlords have tried to lure tenants back, employees have settled into the work-from-home-world, hotels are still empty and who knows when Time Square will be bustling with tourists again.Source: A TRD analysis of Department of Finance records dated from Jan. 1 to Dec. 8, 2020. Refinancing deals with the same lenders were excluded.1. One Manhattan West, $1.5 billionBrookfield Property Partners and Qatar Investment Authority scored the biggest deal with this refinancing for One Manhattan West, a 70-story tower in Hudson Yards. The duo closed in September, through the commercial mortgage backed securities market. The refinancing also included two mezzanine loans totalling $300 million.The 2.1 million-square-foot office portion of the building was 94-percent leased to seven major tenants and three Brookfield affiliates as of Aug. 1. The two largest tenants are the law firm Skadden Arps and “big four” accounting firm Ernst & Young, which have about 61 percent of the property’s total net rentable area.2. Grace Building, $1.25 BillionBrookfield also holds the distinction of having the second largest financing deal. Brookfield and Swig Company refinanced the 49-story Grace Building at 1114 Sixth Avenue with a $1.25 billion loan from Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank.San Francisco-based Swig developed the 1.56 million-square-foot property in 1974, while Brookfield acquired its stake in 2006 as part of its acquisition of Trizec Properties.3. St. John’s Terminal, $973 MillionOxford Properties and the Canadian Pension Plan scored $973 million in construction financing to redevelop St. John’s Terminal. Wells Fargo led the financing, which included TD Bank and JPMorgan, Atlas Capital Group and Westbrook Partners.Google, the sole tenant at St. John’s Terminal, selected the site in 2018 as part of its expansion plan.Renderings for the project, designed by COOKFOX Architects, were released in 2018. The plans showed the redevelopment would retain the first three stories of the former rail warehouse at 500 Washington Street, and add another nine floors.4. One Court Square, $880 MillionSavanna secured an $880 million recapitalization of its 1.5 million-square-foot One Court Square project in Long Island City at the beginning of the year.Savanna secured the $580 million senior loan from funds managed by Apollo Global Management and $100 million of subordinate debt from SL Green Realty. Junius Real Estate Partners provided $200 million, converting its ownership position into a preferred equity stake, according to Commercial Observer. Savanna was left with a 1 million-square-foot hole in its rent roll in LIC over a year ago, after Amazon backed out of its plans to build a second headquarters in New York City.5. One Manhattan Square, $690 MillionGary Barnett’s Extell Development scored $690 million refinancing for its 80-story, 815-unit condo tower in Two Bridges. The deal closed in the beginning of the year.The new debt consisted of a $553.5 million senior inventory loan and a $138.2 million mezzanine loan. Blackstone Group was the lender. In August, city property records showed that 173 units had closed.6. 410 Tenth Avenue, $600 MillionSL Green Realty nabbed this $600 million construction loan for its West Side office redevelopment in September. The new financing was provided by a group of domestic and international banks led by Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo. The new debt replaces a $465 million loan that was provided in 2019.In 2018, the REIT acquired a majority interest in 410 Tenth Avenue, previously known as 460 West 34th Street, valuing the property at $440 million. Nearly half of the 636,000-square-foot building will be occupied by Amazon, which signed a lease for 335,000 square feet.7. Coca-Cola Building, $545 MillionA partnership led by Michael Shvo secured the $545 million loan to refinance the Coca-Cola building. Provided by Goldman Sachs and Bank of America, it replaced $600 million of debt at the property at 711 Fifth Avenue.Shvo’s group — which included Turkish developer Bilgili Holding, private equity firm Deutsche Finance America and German pension fund Bayerische Versorgungskammer — acquired the property in September 2019 for $937 million. That came just weeks after Coca-Cola chose to sell the property to a partnership of Nightingale Properties and Wafra Capital Partners for $909 million.8. 120 Broadway, $510 MillionSilverstein Properties and UBS Realty Investors secured the refinancing in March. It included $410 million of fixed-rate and $100 million of floating-rate debt. Lending was led by Wells Fargo, and included Bank of New York and U.S. Bank. The new debt replaced a $310 million CMBS loan Wells provided in 2013.8. 220 East 42nd Street, $510 MillionSL Green Realty secured a $510 million mortgage in June for the Daily News Building at 220 East 42nd Street. The development group secured the financing from a lending group led by Aareal Capital Corp., Citi and Credit Agricole.The landlord had acquired the 37-story Art Deco tower for $265 million in 2003, and entered a contract to sell it for $815 million last fall.10. 11 Penn Plaza, $500 MillionVornado secured this loan from Citibank to refinance the 23-story, 1.1 million-square-foot 11 Penn Plaza. The project sits across the street from the REIT’s Farley Post Office redevelopment.Apple signed a 220,000-square-foot lease at the building in February, taking over space from Macy’s, which is moving its headquarters to Tishman Speyer’s JACX complex in Long Island Citylast_img read more