Firm Founded by Robert Durst’s Second Wife, Stepson Expands


27 Union Square West.
27-29 Union Square West.

BCB Property Management, a real estate investment company founded by the second wife of Robert Durst, Debrah Lee Charatan, and her son, is doubling its headquarters at 27 Union Square West to 8,000 square feet, as reported by Crain’s New York Business.

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The asking rent was in the $60s per square foot. Last year BCB moved from 515 Madison Avenue to the Union Square building at the corner of East 16th Street. Union Square Ballroom, a 4,000-square-foot event venue, and Coffee Shop restaurant are also in the building.

Mr. Durst, 71, was the subject of the recently ended HBO series The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst. He was arrested in New Orleans last Saturday night on a murder charge.

Ms. Charatan and her son Bennat Charatan Berger, Mr. Durst’s stepson, founded the firm in 2008. The company website says BCB has preserved and improved more than 36 multi-family and mixed use buildings in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Last summer BCB bought a Windsor Terrace apartment building for $17.5 million, as reported by Commercial Observer.

Mortgage financing for BCB-owned 250 Pacific Street, 234 Union Avenue and 61-63 East 125th Street was borrowed by a trust set up for Mr. Durst by his father, Seymour Durst, as reported by Crain’s.

BCB did not immediately respond to a request for comment.