We recently wondered whether the flood of new luxury rentals on the market would make it hard to find renters to fill all those units. Well, the developers of Curbed favorite 184 Kent have answered, and they don't think so! They told a Brooklyn real estate roundtable this week that the 339-unit building is 40 percent rented, the Brooklyn Eagle reports. And maybe it wasn't the Rent on Kent van or the fake dating site that did it, because the tenant mix is older and more "professional" than the developers expected. (Who else was gonna take those $6,400 3BRs?) About half of them are moving from Manhattan, 33 percent from elsewhere in Brooklyn, and the remainder are non-New Yorkers who "know about Williamsburg and want to be in Williamsburg." The developers are looking to do more projects in Brooklyn, but they won't be in Red Hook?Robert Lieber, deputy mayor for economic development, told the roundtable the city has zero plans for a Red Hook residential rezoning.
· Stalled Sites, Gowanus, IKEA's Success Discussed at RE Roundtable [BK Eagle]
· 184 Kent coverage [Curbed]