CIM, LIVWRK look to sell Dumbo rentals for $235M

Developers’ Front & York project is amenity-packed

LIVWRK’s Asher Abehsera and CIM's Shaul Kuba with an aerial of 85 Jay Street (LIVWRK, Getty, Google Maps)
LIVWRK’s Asher Abehsera and CIM's Shaul Kuba with an aerial of 85 Jay Street (LIVWRK, Getty, Google Maps)

Developers behind an amenity-packed residential project in Dumbo are looking to sell its rental portion for $235 million — the biggest offering of its kind so far this year in Brooklyn.

CIM Group and LIVWRK have put the 320-unit rental portion of their Front & York project on the market, according to an offering memo for the property.

The block of rentals is part of the 1.1 million-square-foot building at 85 Jay Street designed by architect Morris Adjmi. The development also includes 131,000 square feet of retail and 408 condominiums, which are not part of the offering.

But fitting with the luxury condo motif, the building is packed with high-end amenities that could be described as extravagant, even by the standards of one of Brooklyn’s most expensive neighborhoods.

The building includes more than 77,000 square feet of amenities including a luxury gym across three levels, a Kid’s Academy, a full-service salon and spa, a health-oriented cafe and the neighborhood’s largest indoor pool, according to the marketing memo.

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The sellers are aiming for a price around $235 million, or about $374,000 per unit.

A spokesperson for CIM Group could not be reached for comment and a representative for LIVWRK declined to comment. The project is being marketed by Cushman & Wakefield’s Adam Spies and Doug Harmon, who declined to comment.

The developers topped out construction in September and the building is expected to get its temporary certificate of occupancy in the second quarter.

CIM and LIVWRK purchased the site, a former parking lot, for $345 million in 2016 with Kushner Companies from the Jehovah’s Witnesses. At the time, the investors were buying other properties in the neighborhood from the religious group that they renovated and leased as office space.

Kushner sold its stake to CIM and LIVWRK in 2018.

The condo portion’s projected sellout of $833 million made the project Brooklyn’s most expensive filing of 2019. The offering memo for the rental portion of the building said a new buyer could consider converting the rental units to for-sale condos.