It was only a matter of time before Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega, the director and executive V.P. of Grupo Televisa, S.A. got word of the Manhattan trophy craze. Mr. Noriega is at the helm the largest media company in the Spanish speaking world, so we assume that he’s plugged in, turned on and otherwise well informed when it comes to global trends.
Besides, who with $16.5 million to spare could resist a grand 10-room corner apartment in the storied 1030 Fifth Avenue? City records show that Mr. Noriega and wife Maria de la Concepcion de Angoita Legorreta paid full ask for the co-op. The apartment has been listed with Sotheby’s broker Serena Boardman since August.
It must be a good time to buy real estate. After plunking down $10 million for a Palm Beach mansion in February Thomas Smith and wife Diane have scooped up a four-bedroom co-op at 1030 Fifth Avenue for $15.5 milllion.
Does Mr. Smith, the co-founder and president of Prescott Investors, know something about the real estate market that makes now a good time to buy? Or is the octogenarian, who lists his company’s Greenwich address on the deed, downsizing from some larger place elsewhere?
If there’s anything better than buying right now, it might be selling, especially if the Smiths have an even more luxurious place tucked away elsewhere in the city.
Do you ever grow tired of looking out your window and seeing the same old sweeping views of the city? Apparently, Zachary Jared Schreiber and his wife Lori did. The couple is ditching their sprawling 33rd-floor apartment at 15 Central Park West for a sprawling 9th-floor apartment at 1030 Fifth Avenue.
Both apartments have views of the park, of course, but one is from the west side and the other is from the east, and the new one has 55-feet of Central Park footage, which we imagine would be a very refreshing shift. Plus those sunsets.
For Upper East Siders, the genuinely terrifying fact about the housing market isn’t that one in 10 American home mortgages are now in distress, but that the city’s daily massive co-op and condo and townhouse deals have seemingly been put entirely on hold. The townhouses at 1016 Madison and 22 East 71st Street Read More
In tomorrow’s Manhattan Transfers, I write about a seven-bedroom duplex (actually, a "gym/bedroom" makes it eight) that went on the market this month at 1030 Fifth Avenue for $47.5 million, one of the biggest apartment listings ever in New York.
(See Vespa-driving broker Sharon Baum’s listing for good floor plans, or certified Lamaze Read More