Jonathan Kushner, Ironstate take stake in Modern Spaces

Brokerage's chiefs to retain majority interest

From left: Ted Kokkoris, Jonathan Kushner and Eric Benaim
From left: Ted Kokkoris, Jonathan Kushner and Eric Benaim

Jonathan Kushner’s Kushner Real Estate Group and Ironstate Development jointly acquired a minority equity stake in brokerage Modern Spaces. The buyers did not disclose the amount paid for the holding.

The Queens-based residential brokerage led by Eric Benaim and Ted Kokkoris has been planning an expansion that includes a Jersey City push. Kushner and Ironstate could hire Modern Spaces to lease or sell new development projects in New Jersey, but no arrangement has been made yet, Crain’s reported.

“Both of these markets present themselves as great alternatives to living in Manhattan at a much cheaper cost to the user,” Kushner told the publication. “And they both have wonderful transportation to midtown and downtown.”

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