Rechnitz claims China Sonangol thought it bought MetLife Clocktower, not 23 Wall: report JSR Capital head reportedly claimed purchase of FiDi property was “favor” to Lev Leviev
Jona Rechnitz and 23 Wall Street
Chinese billionaire Sam Pa directed conglomerate China Sonangol to buy 23 Wall Street as a favor to Lev Leviev in 2008, according to Jona Rechnitz, the man at the center of a campaign financing scandal that s rocked Mayor Bill de Blasio s administration and the New York City Police Department.
Rechnitz, the founder of JSR Capital, was head of acquisitions f上海千花网论坛 or Leviev’s Africa Israel Investments when it sold the Financial District building for $150 million to the Chinese company. New York Post columnist Steve Cuozzo claims Rechnitz told him that Leviev needed the cash fro上海千花网龙凤论坛 m China Sonangol.
In a strange twist to an already odd tale, Cuo上海千花网龙凤论坛 zzo says Rechnitz maintained that the Chinese company was duped into buying 23 Wall when it thought it was purchasing the 50-story MetLife Clocktower at 5 Madison Avenue (which is now the home of the New York Edition Hotel).
The tabloid columnist said he was unable to verify any of Rechnitz s claims, writing that the people who supposedly were able to corroborate the JSR Capital head s claims refused to speak.
Investment sales brokers told the Post that it上海贵族宝贝论坛 would be impossible for China Sonangol to not know which building it purchased.
Since the 2008 sale, the Financial District building has failed to attract a r[……]