Steve Cohen Has Cut the Price of His NYC Apartment by 60% – to $45 Million

(Bloomberg) -- Steve Cohen is having trouble selling one of his trophy properties.

The billionaire has dropped the price of his midtown Manhattan duplex more than six times in six years and is now asking $45 million for the apartment -- a $70 million discount to the $115 million he originally listed it for in April 2013.

Steve Cohen Has Cut the Price of His NYC Apartment by 60% – to $45 Million

Cohen, the founder of Point72 Asset Management, bought the five-bedroom unit in One Beacon Court between 58th and 59th Streets for $24 million in 2005. He hired architect Charles Gwathmey, who renovated the Guggenheim Museum, to work on the 9,000-square-foot space. The apartment is the only duplex in the building.

Steve Cohen Has Cut the Price of His NYC Apartment by 60% – to $45 Million

By the end of 2013, he’d dropped the price to $98 million as he endured a massive scandal involving his hedge fund, SAC Capital Advisors, which agreed to plead guilty to insider trading violations and pay a $1.2 billion penalty.

Steve Cohen Has Cut the Price of His NYC Apartment by 60% – to $45 Million

In 2014, he went down to $82 million, then $79 million the following year. The price was $72 million in 2016. By the end of 2017, it was $57.5 million.

“He finally got it right, and the market will show him that,” said luxury broker Victoria Shtainer, who lives in the building and has shown Cohen’s place to a prospective buyer who ended up buying in another building.

Steve Cohen Has Cut the Price of His NYC Apartment by 60% – to $45 Million

“One Beacon Court used to be the only game in town,” she said. “That’s why he priced it so crazily.”

Point72 spokeswoman Tiffany Galvin-Cohen declined to comment. Douglas Elliman’s Richard Steinberg, who has the listing, also declined to comment.

Steve Cohen Has Cut the Price of His NYC Apartment by 60% – to $45 Million

Cohen, one of the world’s most successful traders, has a net worth about $10.2 billion. He ranks 136th on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

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