Nile Niami unloads 24K sf Bel Air mansion

Embattled spec mansion developer sold estate at a heavy discount to original asking

Los Angeles /
Apr.April 29, 2021 11:00 AM
Nile Niami and her Bel Air mansion (Getty, Redfin)
Nile Niami and her Bel Air mansion (Getty, Redfin)

Nile Niami, the embattled spec mansion developer, just unloaded a massive Bel Air mansion at a heavy discount to its original asking price.

Niami sold the 24,000-square-foot mansion for $36 million to Network Capital CEO Tri Nguyen, according to Dirt. The eight-bedroom, 12-bathroom estate at 10701 Bellagio Road overlooks the sixth hole at the Bel Air Country Club.

The developer completed the property in 2018 and listed it that year with a $65 million price tag. It’s been on and off the market since, most recently relisting in early March with a $59 million asking price. Niami’s frequent collaborator, architect Paul McClean, designed the home.

This is the first Niami spec project to sell in 2021, and the developer has faced a number of challenges over the last year or so. A lender took control of his “Opus” mansion in Beverly Hills in February 2020. The sale price was first reported for $50 million, but the deed when it was sold again in November shows that the property was valued at $38 million in the transaction. Either way, it was far below the $100 million asking price, when it hit the market.

In October, Niami was sued by Compass and in December, he threw a West Hollywood property into bankruptcy. Later that month, he sold his own Hollywood Hills mansion.

Niami recently completed his 100,000-square-foot compound in Bel Air called “The One,” and as of January was soliciting buyers, asking $350 million. He had initially touted a listing of around $500 million.

But another problem emerged in March, when lender Hankey Capital looked to foreclose on the gigantic property.

[Dirt] — Dennis Lynch 


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