KRE Group appoints Max Bulbin as director of acquisitions

Kushner Real Estate Group on Tuesday announced it hired Max Bulbin as its director of acquisitions. He will be responsible for directing the Jersey City-based firm’s acquisition strategy, including identifying prime investment opportunities in high-demand areas and providing support throughout the acquisition, pre-development and development process.

“We are excited to welcome Max to our executive team. His strong background in multifamily, industrial and retail real estate, coupled with his financial acumen and corporate management expertise, aligns seamlessly with our core business, positioning us well for growth in 2024 and beyond,” Jonathan Kushner, president of KRE Group, said.

Bulbin brings nearly 20 years of experience to KRE Group. He joins the firm after serving as senior vice president, real estate development for Kin Properties Inc., based in Boca Raton, Florida. Prior to that, he was the real estate director and head of development for Sears Holdings Corp.

Bulbin joins KRE Group as the company is actively developing a number of large-scale projects in various geographic markets. In New Jersey, KRE is nearing completion of the third and final tower of its transformative 2.3 million-square-foot Journal Squared mixed-use project in the city’s historic Journal Square neighborhood. The new 60-story building will add 598 rental residences to Journal Squared, which already includes two 53- and 70-story towers, with direct access to the Journal Square PATH Station. Journal Squared will ultimately comprise 1,840 rental residences and 36,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space. The developer is also delivering next month the third and final phase of its 625-unit Bay 151 rental community located on Bayonne’s waterfront peninsula.

In Philadelphia, KRE and partner National Real Estate Advisors are developing the Noble, a 13-story, 360-unit residential tower that will seamlessly integrate Philadelphia’s Northern Liberties and Old City neighborhoods. The company also recently entered the Southeast market with two acquisitions in Florida with partner, the STRO Cos., including a 103,500-square-foot industrial complex in Largo and a 32,700-square-foot warehouse in Jacksonville.