Did someone just drop $52M at Vornado’s 220 CPS?

Most buyers at the Robert A.M. Stern-designed tower are masked by LLCs
By Mary Diduch | May 21, 2019 01:45PM

Vornado CEO Steve Roth and 220 Central Park South

Vornado CEO Steve Roth and 220 Central Park South

Two Luxembourg-based entities have snapped up apartments at Vornado Realty Trust’s 220 Central Park South, for just under $52 million.

“GNY22, LLC” bought the three-bedroom unit 44A, which measures 3,114 square feet, for roughly $26.47 million, pricing the deal at roughly $8,500 per square foot. The deal closed on May 9, according to property records filed Tuesday with the city’s Department of Finance.

Meanwhile, another Luxembourg-based entity — “ANY22, LLC” — also picked up a condominium in the 79-story tower. That entity dropped about $25.46 million for another three-bedroom, 3,114-square-foot pad one floor below, 43A, also in a deal that closed on May 9.

However, it could not immediately be confirmed that the buyers are one and the same. The entities’ addresses are the same, but the people who signed the deeds are different.

The Corcoran Group’s Deborah Kern, the senior sales director for the building, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Most buyers at the Robert A.M.-designed building have bought their ultra-luxury apartments through limited liability companies, masking their identities. For example, last month an anonymous buyer shelled out $19.9 million for unit 36A, a deal that pencils out to more than $6,300 per square foot.

But some of the buyers at the 118-unit property have made headlines, including Ken Griffin’s $238 million penthouse buy, the second-priciest residential sale in the world.