NEW YORK | Nearly $ 190 million for a “penthouse” type apartment above Central Park: the very luxury real estate in New York is once again close to the records with this sale unveiled Thursday by the Wall Street Journal.
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Almost 900 m2 for this “penthouse” – a very luxury apartment on the top floor of a building usually with a terrace, also called an attic apartment – with four bedrooms and located at 220 Central Park South, in the heart of Manhattan.
According to the WSJ, it was American billionaire Daniel Och who sold it for almost $ 190 million after buying it in 2019 for half the price: $ 93 million at the time and two million for an additional bedroom on another floor of the building.
The Journal estimates that this sale to an anonymous buyer is “one of the most expensive ever concluded in New York”.
In this same skyscraper of 220 Central Park South, recalls the American economic daily, the American fund manager Ken Griffin had paid in 2019 some 238 million dollars for an apartment.
An all-time high for the sale of a home in the United States, according to the WSJ.
Daniel Och, 61, has a personal fortune valued today by Forbes at $ 4.1 billion and is the founder and former CEO of New York-based investment fund Och-Ziff Capital Management, since renamed Sculptor.
In September 2016, this fund, which at the time managed 40 billion dollars in assets, was sentenced by the American authorities to a fine of 413 million for having set up a vast network of corruption in African countries. like Libya, Chad or the Democratic Republic of Congo.
When he bought this “penthouse” in 2019, Mr. Och had gone into exile in Florida for tax reasons and was thinking of making it his New York “pied-à-terre”.
The Journal also recalls that the billionaire owns another “penthouse” estimated at $ 57.5 million, at 15 Central Park West, one of the four arteries that frame the green lung of Manhattan.