Former broker buys $13M Naftali condo

Sarah Fiszel, daughter of Compass uber-broker Richard Steinberg, buys at The Benson

Naftali Group's condominium The Benson on Madison Avenue and Sarah Fiszel (Getty, The Benson)
Naftali Group's condominium The Benson on Madison Avenue and Sarah Fiszel (Getty, The Benson)

When Sarah Fiszel went luxury condo shopping, it was far from her first rodeo.

As a former Warburg agent and the daughter of Compass uber-broker Richard Steinberg, she has been around the block a few times. But as the ex-wife of a successful hedge fund manager, her days of racing around to meet clients seem to be over — and her checkbook fatter.

Interior views of the residences at The Benson (The Benson)

Fiszel just scooped up a sponsor unit at Naftali Group’s 1045 Madison Avenue in an off-market deal for $13 million, according to public records filed on Valentine’s Day.

The unit is in a luxury condominium named The Benson. Amenities include a landscaped rooftop lounge with Central Park views and a fire pit, a cinema, a spa with sauna and steam rooms, an art studio, a library with a landscaped garden, a half-basketball court and a fitness center.

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The Upper East Side building has 15 full-floor and duplex residences. It was designed by architect Peter Pennoyer.

Fiszel was married to Honeycomb Asset Management founder David Fiszel. In 2018, the former couple sold their Florida oceanfront house at 1214 North Ocean Boulevard for $15 million to former Apple CEO John Sculley III. The pair had completely rebuilt the 1951 house after buying it for $5.84 million.

Sarah Fiszel’s father, along with team members Alexander Mignogna, Emanuel Fiore and Carli Levitt, jumped from Douglas Elliman to Compass last year. Prior to joining Elliman in 2015, Steinberg spent more than 29 years at Warburg Realty, where he worked closely with his wife Renee Bross Steinberg and their daughter.

Correction: This article has been revised to reflect that Sarah Fiszel and David Fiszel are no longer married.