Kyle Blackmon, a broker with Brown Harris Stevens in New York, may only be 34 years old, but he already has some mega-deals under his belt.Blackmon’s the guy who sold ex-Citigroup chairman Sandy Weill’s 15 Central Park West penthouse to Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev for $88 million.
And he’s currently got the listing for New York’s most expensive condo: a duplex on Central Park South that’s being sold by commercial real estate titan Christopher M. Jeffries for $77.5 million.
This month’s issue of The Real Deal has a long profile of Blackmon, and while he refused to be interviewed for the publication (he also declined to speak to us when we put him on our list of the most successful real estate agents of 2011), we learned some interesting tidbits about him from the article.
- Not only did Blackmon sell Weill’s apartment for him; he also represented him when he bought it for $42.2 million back in 2006. Blackmon was just 28 at the time.
- Blackmon made a 4 per cent commission on the deal, which he split with the buyer’s representative. That’s a tidy $1.76 million profit.
- He’s been involved in a number of deals at storied 15 Central Park West, and was actually one of the first buyers in the building. He paid $2.8 million for a 2-bedroom in 2005, and now lives within earshot of many potential clients.
- Blackmon has sold an incredible $125.2 million worth of real estate at 15 CPW, and represented buyers in another $96 million worth of deals there, Brown Harris Stevens told The Real Deal.
- He has a well-connected family: his mother was a founder and managing director of Home Advisory & Concierge Services for Citigroup’s Citi Private Bank (some speculate that’s how Blackmon met Weill), and his stepfather sold his office supply company to Staples in 1994 for $99 million.
- As a high school student in Virginia, “he regularly played guitar at a local coffee shop, according to his yearbook.”
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