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Urban Standard Capital Lends $20M on South Florida Residential Land Acquisition

New York-based alternative lender Urban Standard Capital has fueled its recent expansion into South Florida with a $20 million acquisition loan on a small, vacant plot of land within the wealthy enclave of Everglades Island in Palm Beach, Florida.


Exclusive Interview with Seth Weissman in Hamptons Magazine

As the founder and president of Urban Standard Capital, a fully integrated real estate private equity firm, Seth Weissman seeks out real estate developers and projects that are special and helps them succeed.


TheRealDeal Features USC Deal in Top 10 Largest Manhattan Loans in February

Urban Standard Capital provided a $20M loan to Meyer Equities to finance a partner buyout at 265 West 37th Street, a 23-story building in Midtown. Meyer has owned the property for three decades and will use part of the loan proceeds for tenant improvements and leasing costs. Click to see the full list.

Urban Standard Capital's Bulk Condo Platform Featured in Bloomberg

Seth Weissman, managing partner of Urban Standard Capital, is focused on developments that haven’t yet sold 15% of their units -- the legal threshold to be declared a condominium under New York state law. Weissman’s firm is offering to buy just enough units at a discount so those builders can meet their 15% sales benchmark.

Industry Insight

New York's leaders must stop playing Robin Hood

As we move from fear to discovering the reality of tomorrow, the challenge before us is to become stronger and more resilient.

New York Manager Launches Targeted $100m Condo Conversion Fund

Urban Standard Capital, a New York-based real estate private equity manager, has launched a targeted $100m fund to acquire condo units in the city and potentially further afield. Click to read the full article.

Grant's Current Yield Podcast: Real Estate Roundtable with Seth Weissman

Check out a recent edition of Grant's Current Yield Podcast with USC founder Seth Weissman for a discussion of the New York City real estate market.

USC creates $100M fund for condo-to-rental conversion strategy

Seth Weissman’s Urban Standard Capital (USC) has launched a $100 million investment platform to buy condo units from developers who need to hit the 15 percent sales threshold to effectuate condo conversions.

USC Founder Seth Weissman Named Crain's 2021 Notable in Real Estate

Our Founder Seth Weissman has been included in the 2021 list of honorees for Crain's Notables in Real Estate.

Investor eyes condo projects struggling to hit key sales threshold

Urban Standard Capital wants to buy 15% of units needed to make offering plans effective.

Industry Insight

Commercial Real Estate: Don’t Write NYC off just yet!

Mitch Rosen, Senior Director of Real Estate, and Seth Weissman, Managing Partner of Urban Standard Capital, discuss the New York City real estate market and how they think it can bounce back in the coming months.


BKLYNER : In Uncertain Times, SOCIALE Looks Optimistically Forward

In a time when many have landlord horror stories about jacked-up rents and lack of patience, the Nucitelli’s gave an enthusiastic shout-out in the Bklyner to their landlord, Urban Standard Capital, for the incredible interior renovations they made. The new restaurant space will have a basement for private dining, a full bar, and a coffee program in the mornings.


$6.3 million in financing for three separate property acquisitions

New York, NY Urban Standard Capital, (USC) a New York based real estate lender, development and investment firm, delivered $6.3 million in loans during the COVID crisis on three separate acquisition deals.

Industry Insight

Urban Standard's #REHasYourBack featured on Bklyner.

Feeding Neighbors, Keeping Restaurants In Business – #REHasYourBack Connects



Urban Standard Capital is leading a real estate industry initiative to help the communities impacted by this crisis. We are connecting real estate firms across the city to purchase and deliver meals to those in need while supporting local restaurant businesses and keeping people employed.

Industry Insight

USC featured on NBC News

We're proud to be featured on NBC news for our #REHasYourBack campaign. The real estate industry stepping up to do what the city can’t.

Industry Insight

Urban Standard Capital’s Ben Barasch on New York’s SBL and Middle Market Spaces

Hot on the heels of New York’s heaviest-hitting lenders, landlords and developers are the smaller, up-and-coming players that some consider the lifeblood of the industry.


A new bridge loan by Urban Standard

Learn how Urban Standard bridge financing helped a developer in NYC

Industry Insight

How do construction loans work?

Learn how USC construction loans help make sure your project is sufficiently funded and running on time.


USC Launches Credit Fund

USC announces new credit fund


Rebuilding Together

USC sponsors Rebuilding Together NYC's Gala.


Welcome to the new Urban Standard brand launch

Say hello to a standardized (no pun intended) brand and visual identity. Learn about how we did what we did, and why.


USC 1st Half of 2019

USC 1st half of 2019


Team Update: Ben Barasch promoted to Vice President

We are thrilled to announce that Ben Barasch has been promoted to Vice President where he will help lead our acquisitions and originations efforts.


New Hire: Charlie Brosens joins Urban Standard

We are very excited to announce that Charlie Brosens will be joining us on May 20th as Vice President where he will co-lead our acquisitions and originations efforts with Ben.