A Goldman Sachs executive said to be on the short list of possible successors to current CEO Lloyd Blankfein bought a Fifth Avenue penthouse for $27.4 million. The New York Post named J. Michael Evans, vice chairman and global head of growth markets, as the new owner of the 8,360-square-foot home.
Nikki Field, the Sotheby's International Realty broker who represented the seller, said a confidentiality agreement barred her from commenting on the Post's report. In June, Manhattan real estate blog TheRealDeal.com cited Field as saying the buyer was "a New York family."
The seven-bedroom, nine-bath penthouse on Manhattan's Upper East Side overlooks Central Park and takes up the entire 16th floor of the building, the former Stanhope Hotel. It was on the market for $28.5 million when it was featured on the real estate reality TV show "Selling New York" in 2010, and was most recently listed at $30 million.
Besides his rise through the ranks at Goldman Sachs, Evans also was a member of the Canadian men's rowing team that won a gold medal at the 1984 Olympics.
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