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At least one prime DUMBO property is officially off the market — real-estate developer Jed Walentas got hitched.

Walentas and fiancee Kate Engelbrecht married sometime during the last two weeks, a family spokeswoman confirmed. No further details were provided, citing the happy couple’s desire for privacy.

But privacy is not an easy thing for a Walentas to get. After all, Jed’s father, David, essentially created the neighborhood Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass 20 years ago — and his 33-year-old son has taken over operations of the billion-dollar development company, which has tentacles that extend to Fort Greene, Downtown and even Manhattan’s West Side.

Engelbrecht, a 32-year-old described by Time Out New York in2006 as a “bright-eyed and engaging” photographer, has an office in a Walentas-owned building in DUMBO (“Now, sweetie, about that rent increase…”).

She has “a funky Downtown point of view and an outfit to match,” Time Out added.

The marriage of these two Brooklynites certainly defies the odds. As The Brooklyn Paper reported last week, divorces are up 30 percent in just four years.

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opex from dumbo says:
yuck. please take him off of the market.
June 26, 2008, 6:50 pm

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