Kushner, Rockpoint and LIVWRK in contract to buy Williamsburg rental for $275M

Kushner partnered with LIVWRK and Rockpoint to take over the converted warehouse

From left: Jared Kushner, 184 Kent Avenue and Asher Abehsera
From left: Jared Kushner, 184 Kent Avenue and Asher Abehsera

Jared Kushner is making his next bet on Brooklyn– and it’s a big one. Kushner Cos., along with Asher Abehsera’s LIVWRK and the Rockpoint Group, are in contract to purchase a Williamsburg warehouse-turned-luxury rental  building at 184 Kent Avenue for $275 million.

The eight-story, 338-unit property is located along the East Williamsburg waterfront and used to house Austin, Nichols & Co., the Wild Turkey distributors, according to the New York Post.

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The building has been renovated and is on the National Register of Historic Places, the newspaper reported. Jason Halpern’s JMH Development redeveloped the property into a luxury apartment building.

The price per unit comes out to an extravagant $858,000, according to the newspaper. The site includes a 17,850-square-foot retail space, where Soul Cycle has opened up a location.

Kushner and LIVWRK’s Asher Abehsera have partnered on big buys twice before. Last year, the two bought a former Jehovah’s Witness property for $375 million in Dumbo. Last summer, they bought a Gowanus development site in partnership with SL Green Realty, as The Real Deal reported. [NYP, 1st] — Claire Moses