Entertainment boss revealed as Jon Bon Jovi’s Greenwich Village condo buyer
Jun 29, 2022
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From left: Jon Bon Jovi, CAA co-founder Michael Ovitz and 155 West 11th Street (Getty Images, Compass Real Estate, iStock)
Who says you can’t go home? An entertainment boss might have an answer for Jon Bon Jovi after snapping up the rocker’s Greenwich Village condo. Creative Artists Agency co-founder and former Walt Disney Company president Michael Ovitz purchased the unit at 155 West 11th Street in February, the New York Post reported. Bon Jovi sold the unit for $22 million only weeks after putting it on the market. The New Jersey-born singer purchased the unit for about $19 million in 2017. The four-bedroom apartment in the Greenwich Lane complex includes direct elevator access and floor-to-ceiling windows providing views of Lower Manhattan and the Hudson River. The unit has a 40-foot-long living room with Juliet balconies and a private terrace, along with a walk-in closet. The 4,000-square-foot home is part of the five-building complex comprising 193 condos and five townhouses. The property, which has been home to actor Michael C. Hall and former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, includes a gym, pool and golf room among its amenities. Leonard Steinberg of Compass was part of the team of listing brokers for the unit. Read more
Bon Jovi has made some high-dollar real estate moves in recent years. The singer reportedly sold a three-bedroom apartment in 2018 for about $15 million. Three years earlier, he sold a penthouse in Soho for $34 million . In 2020, he also sold a Palm Beach mansion for $20 million. Around that same time, he bought a waterfront estate in the area for more than double the price, $43 million. Bon Jovi has been flirting with selling his mansion in Middletown, New Jersey, which has been on and off the market in recent years, last listed at $20 million. While Ovitz is known for his work as an entertainment exective, he can also play the part of commercial landlord. Ovitz is a co-owner of an office building at 9830 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, along with another former CAA executive, Robert Goldman. Alo Yoga agreed to take WeWork’s entire 73,000-square-foot space at the four-story property, which was the co-working firm’s second-largest deal in Los Angeles in 2021 at the time.