Billionaire George Soros' ex-wife Susan Weber Soros listed her furnished 5BR/6.5BA in the Majestic back in October for $50 million. She chopped the price to $45 million in February and eventually took the apartment off the market. Now the Wall Street Journal is reporting that she is re-listing it with yet another price reduction—to $39 million. Soros is also switching brokerages, from Halstead to Town, although to new listing isn't up on Town's website yet.
Soros bought the co-op, which carries $13,759 monthly maintenance fees, in 2006 for $25 million and poured an additional $5 million into a redesign, courtesy of architect David Mann. And, considering that she recently paid $22.5 million for a townhouse on the other side of the park, she's is probably just ready to be done with the place. Weirdly, the listing agent for the apartment told the Journal that Soros' motivation is that "she's ready to move to another space now that her children are grown." You know, it's that thing of when your children move out so you need a lot more space and you upgrade from an apartment to a five-story townhouse.
· George Soros coverage [Curbed]