Oprah Winfrey sold her magnificent 57th Street penthouse apartment today to London-based Hedge Fund Partner Mark Hillery and his wife Melissa. Mr. Hillery works for Brevan Howard, Europe’s largest Hedge Fund Manager.
Both parties appear delighted with the outcome. Mr. Hillery was represented by Anjollie Feradov, a senior salesperson with SKNY Real Estate, specializing in high end NYC property sales to the international community.
Ms. Feradov said that after an extensive search, the Oprah apartment came on the market and it’s incredible views and large terrace won the hearts of the London based couple. “The Hillery’s recognized the value that NY real estate represented compared to other world capitals, but mostly were looking for a New York home that they felt was a good representation of the excitement of the city. Oprah’s Penthouse fit their needs and the sale was consummated quickly”.
The Hillery’s are planning a high-end makeover to the posh-pad, to “Open up some of the spaces and take advantage of the magnificent views”. according to Feradov. GRADENYC will be handling the high-end renovation.
Ms. Feradov attributes her success in representing the international buyer to her ability to listen and understand the Buyers’ needs. ”Many agents are focused on where they think the Buyer should invest their money, I focus on what the Buyer needs and wants”
“In today’s market, Buyers are savvy and don’t have time to waste, I provide the shortcut”. the power broker said.
SKNY Real Estate is a boutique real estate firm, founded by Steven Kopstein and Mudar Humaimidi in October 2011 and based in SOHO. The firm has represented many high end international clients.