The ex-wife of billionaire private equity giant and avid real estate speculator J. Christopher Flowers sold her tony Upper East Side co-op to another private equity exec and his wife for $16 million — a steep loss over the couple’s purchase of the home, according to records filed with the city today. [more]
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Having recently forked out $20 million for a second floor-unit at 640 Park Avenue, billionaire private equity mogul J. Christopher Flowers may be trying to balance his books. Flowers, who founded J.C. Flowers & Co., has listed his six-bedroom, seven-bathroom spread at 66 East 79th Street for $18 million, according to Streeteasy.com. The price is $1 million less than what Flowers paid for the property in 2006. The unit is listed by Sami Hassoumi of Brown Harris Stevens, who was not immediately available for comment. [more]
High-profile art mogul Larry Gagosian has just closed on the Harkness Mansion, the more than 20,000-square-foot townhouse at 4 East 75th Street, for $36.5 million, the New York Post reported.
J. Christopher Flowers, the private equity magnate who, in 2006, logged the city’s priciest residential transaction ever with his $53 million purchase of the property, got serious about his search for a buyer for the townhouse in the wake of a separation from his wife last year.
In 2009, it was reported that Flowers, who had already put more than $4 million worth of renovations into the 114-year-old, 50-foot-wide mansion, wanted around $50 million for the home. Flowers bought the home from banking heir Jacqui Safra, who used to produce Woody Allen movies. [Post, 1st item]
J. Christopher Flowers, the private equity magnate who, in 2006, logged the city’s priciest residential transaction ever with his $53 million purchase of the Harkness Mansion at 4 East 75th Street, has gotten more serious in his search for buyers for the townhouse in the wake of a separation from his wife, according to the Wall Street Journal. Last year, it was reported that Flowers, who has already put more than $4 million worth of renovations into the 114-year-old, 50-foot-wide mansion, wants around $50 million for the home. But he may be unlikely to get even that, sources now say. … [more]
From the October issue: The ranks of Manhattan’s super-high-end listings may have shrunk over
the past year, but the city still boasts a number of properties with
sales prices north of $30 million. It’s no surprise that few of these mega-listings have traded in the
last year, with the global financial crisis paralyzing potential
buyers. But now, very high-end listings are beginning to generate
interest again, albeit at smaller price tags. (Case in point: Madonna’s
new $32.5 million Upper East Side townhouse, originally listed for $42
million in October of 2008). This month, The Real Deal looked at five of the city’s
priciest listings — some new, others market fixtures — along with
other noteworthy properties generating buzz this fall.