Departing Credit Suisse chief snags $29M West Village pad

Entity linked to Rob Shafir bought five-bedroom penthouse

150 Charles Street and Robert Shafir
150 Charles Street and Robert Shafir

They do say Manhattan real estate is the new Swiss bank account.

And it looks like Robert Shafir, Credit Suisse Group AG’s chairman of the Americas region, will be toasting his departure from the Zurich-based bank in a brand new penthouse apartment.

The banker, once Credit Suisse’s highest paid board member, is linked to a an LLC that purchased a $29.38 million penthouse at 150 Charles Street, according to public records filed with the city Wednesday. The LLC lists its address as an apartment at 1930 Broadway once occupied by Shafir and his family.

Shafir announced that he was stepping down from his position at the bank in April after a corporate overhaul led to his departure from the its executive board. While his next move is not clear, he’s rumored to be in discussions to team up with former Credit Suisse CEO Brady Dougan on a new venture, the Wall Street Journal reported. His salary at Credit Suisse was around $8.2 million in 2015.

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The five-bedroom, five-bathroom pad is one of several penthouses sold at the West Village building, which was developed by the Witkoff Group and marketed by Douglas Elliman.

A spokesperson for Elliman declined to comment on the sale.

Other residents of the 91-unit building include celebrities such as Jon Bon Jovi and Irina Shayk, hedgefunders and top residential brokers such as Leonard Steinberg, John Gomes and Holly Parker, The Real Deal previously reported.