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Jared Kushner And JV Partners Pay $345M For Brooklyn Parking Lot

Jared Kushner

Jared Kushner and LIVWRK have closed on yet another Brooklyn acquisition they’ve picked up from the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

It’s a parking lot, and the buyers paid $345M for it.

This time, the familiar duo of Kushner (formerly called Kushner Cos) and the Asher Abehsera-led LIVWRK opted to team up with CIM Group. The trio are the new owners of 85 Jay St, a full-block site that comes with 1.1M SF of as-of-right, mixed-use development rights, the New York Post reports.

Cushman & Wakefield’s Bob Knakal worked with the Witnesses' in-house real estate group to rep the religious organization on the sale.

The three firms that bought the site are in the process of putting together a team of architects and consultants to help them figure out how to get the most out of the full-block site.

Kushner and LIVWRK have extensive holdings in the area courtesy of the Witnesses. The most recent of those to close is 25-30-50 and 58 Columbia Heights and 55 Furman St, an interconnected series of buildings best known for the giant “Watchtower” sign on the roof of 25-30 Columbia Heights. That acquisition, in which CIM Group also had a stake, was for $340M and closed in August. [NYP]