A developer of several high-end condo buildings in Manhattan is embarking on its first residential project in Brooklyn.


DDG has joined with Westbrook Partners to redevelop the former Standish Hotel in Brooklyn Heights from a rental to condo. DDG’s role in the project has not been previously disclosed. Westbrook and DDG purchased the property from Taurus Investment Holdings last summer for $60 million. Taurus had converted the hotel into rental apartments.


The Standish, at 171 Columbia Heights, is DDG’s first project outside Manhattan and its first conversion in the city, where until now it has only built projects from the ground up. The company, led by CEO and Chairman Joseph A. McMillan, Jr., is the lead developer in the conversion and is designing and managing the project.


The Brooklyn Heights conversion is DDG’s eighth development in the city. It is currently in the process of constructing four condo buildings: XOCO 325, 12 Warren, 100 Franklin and 180 East 88th. 180 East 88th is a 521-foot tall tower — DDG’s largest project to date. In the past five years, it has successfully built and sold condo units at 41 Bond and 345meatpacking.


DDG is well known for ultraluxury residential buildings that feature distinct, handmade bricks from Denmark. They have become signature design elements for the developer’s projects.