Thursday, December 13, 2012

RIZA AZIZ, 35 YEAR OLD SO-CALLED 'SON' OF PRIME MINISTER DATUK SERI NAJIB TUN RAZAK, BUYS RM 100 MILLION CONDO IN NEW YORK CITY


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CNN REPORTED RIZA AZIZ PAID A STAGGERING US$ 33.5 MILLION (RM 100.5 MILLION) FOR A HIGHCLASS NEW YORK CITY CONDO BUT WRONGLY MENTIONED "MR AZIZ IS A SON OF TUN ABDUL RAZAK, THE MALAYSIA PRIME MINISTER FROM 1970 TO 1976".

See, even CNN can make foolish mistakes and get their facts seriously wrong!

Isn't Riza Aziz, based on his age of only 35, the son of Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak rather than his grandfather? Well, Riza is an investment banker who worked in London for the last 10 years and accumulated a vast fortune there by investing in houses and properties and the stock market. A million ringgit house ( a mere L 200,000) bought 10 years ago can now be worth a million pounds (RM 5 million) and if you had bought 10 such houses, you could have made a profit of RM 40 million!

This fabulous 15-room, 7,738 sq ft condo has fantastic views from its wraparound 1,244 sq ft balcony and is one of the most exclusive and expensive condos not only in New York City but the world. In fact, even if I am given this condo totally free, I still cannot afford to live in it?

Why?

The monthly maintenance fee is RM 60,000!

Riza Aziz is also the founder owner of Red Granite, a production house which makes him a Hollywood movie producer. Riza is a close friend of Leonardo diCapracio and funded the RM 300 million movie 'The Wolf of Wall Street' which begun shooting in New York last August.

Red Granite was launched at Cannes Film Festival in 2010 in what was dubbed the 'hottest party in years' and attended by all the hottest stars attending the Cannes Film Festival.

Riza Aziz also met Kris Aquino, sister of the President of the Philippines and she tweeted she was surprised to learn "he is a Hollywood producer. Napayasosyal." Well, based on Kris's acting career, don't be surprised if she asked to be in his next movie which may star Daniel Radcliffe of 'Harry Potter' fame.






Big Ticket | Sold for $33.5 Million


The Park Laurel condominiumLibrado Romero/The New York Times The Park Laurel condominium
A large and lavish duplex penthouse that dominates one of the asymmetrical towers at the Park Laurel, a luxury condominium residence built in 2000 and anchored by the historic McBurney School, sold for $33.5 million and was the most expensive sale of the week, according to city records.

The penthouse, No. 29A, a sprawling 15-room combination of three units designed by the architect Alan Wanzenberg for a previous owner, occupies 7,738 square feet of interior space and has a 1,244-square-foot wraparound trophy terrace that faces south and captures both park and city views. There are seven bedrooms, five bathrooms, two powder rooms and a personal elevator entrance.

Special attention was paid to soundproofing: a 2010 listing for the apartment noted that, in addition to radiant-heated tiles in the master bath, the unit had been soundproofed by JRH Acoustical Consulting, with all pipes insulated to achieve “sound elimination.” Carrying charges are around $20,000 per month.

The Park Laurel, at 15 West 63rd Street, was designed by Beyer Blinder Belle and Costas Kondylis with an eye to the Modernist architecture at Lincoln Center nearby. Previous residents include J. Michael Evans, a Goldman Sachs vice chairman and potential successor to Lloyd C. Blankfein. His 5,000-square-foot Gwathmey Siegel-designed duplex penthouse, No. 40/41, is currently listed for sale with Douglas Elliman Real Estate for $26.5 million. For $29.25 million, Mr. Evans, who decamped to 995 Fifth Avenue this summer, will throw in an auxiliary two-bedroom unit he owns on the 14th floor.

When No. 29A changed hands in 2010, the seller was the hedge-fund honcho Ephraim F. Gildor, the asking price was $28 million, and the Swiss buyers, Peter Edward Chadney and Simone Cecile Von Graffenried Simperl, paid $23.98 million. Agents from Douglas Elliman represented both parties in the deal. This time around, there was apparently no formal listing; both Janice Chang and Raphael De Niro, who were involved in the 2010 transaction, confirmed that they had no connection to the $33.5 million deal.

Mr. Chadney and Ms. Simperl used Park Laurel Ltd., a company based in Zurich, to identify themselves in city records, and the buyer, based in Los Angeles, acquired the penthouse under the shield of a limited-liability company, Park Laurel Acquisition.

The sale appeared in city records on Dec. 4 and a post that day on the Web site of The Real Deal identified the buyer as Riza Aziz, an investment banker and a founder of Red Granite Pictures, a fledgling film company in Beverly Hills, Calif. Mr. Aziz is a son of Tun Abdul Razak, the Malaysian prime minister from 1970 to 1976. His film company’s debut offering was “Friends With Kids”; it is currently producing “The Wolf of Wall Street,” a $100 million venture directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and filming in New York City. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mr. Aziz and Mr. DiCaprio are fast friends.
Big Ticket includes closed sales from the previous week, ending Wednesday.
A version of this article appeared in print on 12/09/2012, on page RE2 of the NewYork edition with the headline: $33,500,000.

3 comments:

hak55 said...

Riza Aziz, son of Malaysian Prime Minster Tun Abdul Razak?

Razak's children (all sons) are Mohamed Najib, Ahmad Johari, Mohamed Nizam, Mohamed Nazim and Mohamed Nazir.

Najib's children: with Tengku Puteri Zainah Tengku Eskandar (ex-wife) are Mohd Nizar Najib, Mohd Nazifuddin Najib and Puteri Norlisa Najib; with Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor (present wife) are Mohd Norashman Najib dan Nooryana Najwa Najib.

So, where's does Riza Aziz comes in?

And is he Najib's step son?

Najib's or Rosmah's?

If he's Najib's step son, Rosmah will definitely not be close with him. It will be just like the way she treats Najib's children with his first wife!

Shakirin Al-Ikram said...

RAZI is Rosmah's son with her first marriage, a Raja Aziz and she has two children by him. She more or less disowned the daughter who married an UMNO HQ Officer. Now the son has appeared out of the blue.
This is what happends when you are that abdorred and hated which becomes so with her `ngada-ngada' ways of what this Malay will call `Kadok niak Junjung'.
Her obsession with bourgeois must have stemmed from some earlier beginnings lacks or wants.
I have never heard of anyone this base and unscrupulous.
So you have heard this social- climber attitude to the woman she wronged?
She would adore this so as he is so loaded!She has eyes see only for those with $, tons of it!

esyam said...

It is widely known that American address a person by his or her last name or family name. In this case najib's family name is tun abd razak. Same case with osama bin laden whom american address as bin laden ('bin' in this case is a mistake as it's not a part of last name).