Jared Kushner is a principal at Kushner Companies, a diversified real estate organization involved in the ownership, management, development, and redevelopment of numerous properties, which consist of thousands of multifamily apartments and millions of square feet of office, industrial, and retail space throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Illinois.
He began his career in real estate at age 19, buying and selling properties while pursuing a bacehlor's degree with honors, in government studies at Harvard University. At 26, he had been involved in over $4.5 billion of real estate transactions. In January 2007, Kushner Companies closed on the purchase of 666 Fifth Avenue for $1.8 billion, the largest single-asset transaction in the country.
Mr. Kushner is currently the Chairman and Publisher of the Observer Media Group, which includes in its holdings The New York Observer. Since acquiring the company in 2007, Kushner has grown the Observer Media Group into a digital as well as traditional media entity, adding properties such as the Commercial Observer, VeryShortList.com, and Politicker.com.