An apartment in the heart of New York sold for $190 million

Eva Deschamps / January 14, 2022

Nearly 190 million dollars for a penthouse apartment above Central Park: the real estate of very high luxury in New York is again close to the records with this sale unveiled Thursday by the Wall Street Journal.
 
Almost 900 m2 for this penthouse - a very luxurious apartment on the top floor of a building with a terrace, also called penthouse - with four bedrooms and located at 220 Central Park South, in the heart of Manhattan.
 
According to the WSJ, it was American billionaire Daniel Och who sold it for almost $190 million after buying it in 2019 for half the price: $93 million at the time and two million for an extra room on another floor of the building.
 
The Journal estimates that this sale to an unnamed buyer is one of the most expensive ever made in New York.
 
In the same skyscraper at 220 Central Park South, recalls the American business daily, the American fund manager Ken Griffin had paid in 2019 some $ 238 million for an apartment.
 
An all-time record for home sales in the United States, according to the WSJ.
 
Daniel Och, 61, has a personal fortune now valued by Forbes at $4.1 billion and is the founder and former CEO of the New York-based investment fund Och-Ziff Capital Management, since renamed Sculptor.
 
In September 2016, the fund, which at the time managed $40 billion in assets, was fined $413 million by U.S. authorities for setting up a vast network of corruption in African countries such as Libya, Chad or the Democratic Republic of Congo.
 
When he had bought this penthouse in 2019, Mr. Och had exiled himself in Florida for tax reasons and thought of making it his pied-à-terre in New York.
 
The Journal also recalls that the billionaire owns another penthouse estimated at $57.5 million, at 15 Central Park West, one of the four arteries that frame the green lung of Manhattan.
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