Expedia CEO sells co-op to “Jack Reacher” author for $9M

Orwell House pad has four bedrooms and -- appropriately -- a library

TRD New York /
Apr.April 14, 2014 01:22 PM

Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Bellevue, Wash.-based online travel company Expedia Inc. sold his co-op unit at the Orwell House on the Upper West Side to “Jack Reacher” author Lee Child for $9.15 million, according to property records filed with the city today.

The British best-selling crime writer’s real name is James Dover Grant, which appears on the deed. He sold his two-bedroom condominium at 5 East 22nd Street in the Flatiron District last week.

Khosrowshahi, an Iranian-born businessman who has served as chief executive since 2005, has lived on the 11th floor of 257 Central Park West for about five years. He bought the four-bedroom, three-bathroom unit from Kathleen Grant Khosrowshahi in 2009 for $500,000. The unit features a library, walk-in closets and new windows.

James Morgan and Stacey Ciulla Schwadron of the Corcoran Group had the listing. The unit hit the market in September for $9.45 million, StreetEasy shows. The brokers declined to comment.

The 13-story building, near West 86th Street, holds 69 units. Last month, billionaire Mark Cuban listed a one-bedroom co-op there for $600,000. The Dallas Mavericks owner has not lived in the 750-square-foot unit for 15 years, as previously reported.

Related Articles

49 East 10th Street and Barbara Corcoran (Credit: Google Maps and Getty Images)

Corcoran to shut down office in building partly owned by Barbara Corcoran

Corcoran President & CEO Pamela Liebman (Credit: Corcoran, Getty Images)

Welcome to Queens: Corcoran opens first borough outpost

Corcoran CEO & President Pamela Liebman (Credit: iStock)

Corcoran begins new lead-gen push via Facebook ads

Citi Habitat president Gary Marlin and Corcoran president Pam Liebman (Credit: Corcoran)

Corcoran, Citi Habitats to merge

Compass' Rachel Glazer (inset) and The Corcoran Group’s Steve Gold with Circa Central Park (Credit: Getty Images, Compass)

Steve Gold loses exclusive at record-setting Harlem project

From left: Corcoran CEO Pam Liebman, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, former WeWork CEO Adam Neumann, Related Chairman Steve Ross, and Albany's State Capitol (Credit: Getty Images, iStock)

Amazon, WeWork and more — the biggest real estate stories of 2019

(Illustration by Charis Tsevis)

Revealed: Corcoran’s “hacked” files

Bill Cunningham and Citi Habitat's Gary Malin. The longtime president of sales is leaving the firm.

Corcoran shakeup: Bill Cunningham out; Gary Malin now COO