Venture capitalist sells oceanfront Palm Beach compound for $49M

Cresseys paid $16.3M in 2014 for the nearly 11K sf estate built in 2010

Frist Cressey Ventures Bryan Cressey with the property at 2315 S Ocean Blvd. in Palm Beach (Zillow, FCVentures, Illustration by Priyanka Modi for The Real Deal with Getty)
Frist Cressey Ventures Bryan Cressey with the property at 2315 S Ocean Blvd. in Palm Beach (Zillow, FCVentures, Illustration by Priyanka Modi for The Real Deal with Getty)

Venture capitalist Bryan Cressey and his wife, Christy Cressey, sold their oceanfront compound in Palm Beach for $48.9 million.

Property records show Cressey sold the estate at 2315 South Ocean Boulevard to 2315 S Ocean LLC, a Florida company. 2315 S Ocean LLC is registered to Maura Ziska, a Palm Beach-based real estate lawyer. The true buyer is unknown.

Cressey is a co-founder and partner at Cressey & Company, a Chicago-based private investment firm specializing in health care ventures. Cressey also co-founded Frist Cressey Ventures and Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, which had $24 billion in assets as of November, according to Crain’s Chicago Business.

The 10,623-square-foot, seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom mansion nearly tripled in value since the Cresseys bought it in 2014 for $16.3 million, according to records. The Plantation-style home sits on 1.8 acres, and was constructed in 2010 by then-owners Donna and Rodney Ward, records show.

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Lawrence Moens, a secretive Palm Beach real estate broker, represented both the buyer and the seller in the off-market deal, the Palm Beach Daily News reported. Moens recently brokered billionaire Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison’s record-breaking $173 million purchase of a Manalapan estate. His estimated sales volume for the past 18 months hovers around $1 billion, making him the unquestioned top dog in one of the nation’s priciest real estate markets.

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