Wong, who runs Verbena Road Holdings (previously SPI Holdings), is also an investor in Dermot. Therefore, his increased ownership in the Kips Bay building is moving from one of his investment concerns to another. Previously, sources told The Real Deal that Wong wanted fuller control of the property after becoming dissatisfied with Dermot’s management.
Apartments at 377 East 33rd Street, known as the Lanthian, currently list for between $2,815 for a studio up to $5,827 for a large two-bedroom.
Wong did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The San Francisco developer is also a minority owner in the NBA team the Golden State Warriors. His stake in Dermot was first reported in 2015, after he purchased a 50 percent stake in the company in partnership with Dermot executives and the London-based Forum Partners.
In 2016, Verbena Road acquired a portfolio of Los Angeles-area rental buildings for $430 million.
Last year, Wong put his Bay Area mansion on the market for $32.8 million.