Former Sydney lord mayor Nelson Meers and his wife, Carole, have emerged as the latest buyers in One Barangaroo.
The couple paid $17.5 million for their 235sqm apartment on the 71st floor.
They sold their Buckhurst Ave, Point Piper apartment for $18 million last year through LJ Hooker Double Bay’s Bill Malouf and Margaret Morosi to the Zammit family. The Meers had paid $16 million in 2017.
Meers, who has hotels at Belmore, Rockdale, Campsie and Hurstville, was the lord mayor between 1978 and 1980.
The Meers’ acquisition ranks among the highest profile buyers along with the former Rothschild & Co investment bank chairman Trevor Rowe who paid $13.5 million for a three-bedroom apartment on level 43 of the 77-level tower.
Luke Hepworth, whose family company supplies personal protective wear and hand sanitisers, paid $9.4 million. The retired bookie Bob Blann paid $41 million when relocating from his Rose Bay apartment.
Zac Altman paid $12.5 million for his 212 sqm apartment on the 62nd floor, while another young entrepreneur, Andrew Raso, spent $11.1 million for his 57th floor apartment.
Bringelly-based Western Sydney businessman Arnold Vitocco and his wife, Irene spent $22 million on their 63rd floor off the plan. And the Upton family from Wahroonga paid $12.5 million.
South-East Asian-based French retail heir Georges Furone-Defforey paid $12.74 million.
Some $870 million worth of apartments had sold when Crown Resort figures were released in February, with some 10 of the 18 buyers so far being of Asian descent.