Things aren’t all bad for Joseph Evangelisti, the top spokesperson for JPMorgan Chase who is managing the fallout of a reported $2 billion loss from the firm’s chief investment office trading desk. Bloomberg News reported he sold his West Village townhouse for $6.7 million. The four-story home, at 18 Grove Street on the corner of Bedford Street, first hit the market in November 2008 with an asking price of $7.9 million.
Prudential Douglas Elliman agent Robin Bowden adjusted the price five times over the next three and a half years, most recently chopping it to $7 million in January. The listing entered contract in March and closed in April before hitting public records earlier this month.
The buyer is an LLC called East Hampton Village that shares an address with Commercial Property Advisors of Fair Haven, N.J.
Evangelisti has worked at JPMorgan for more than 20 years, and is now head of its global media relations department and chief spokesperson for CEO Jamie Dimon. He bought the 3,756-square-foot, five-bedroom home for $2.35 million in 2006, public records show. [Bloomberg News]