I spoke with several Wall Street professionals and ex-financial industry people in the market to see what luxury items are currently on their list.
“I want to live like I’m at a hotel,” Edward, a private equity partner said. “Like a concierge and rooftop swimming pool.”
Others desired amenities include a dog spa, screening room, spa, wine cellars and fully staffed fitness rooms.
“I’m single so I really want a place to entertain,” Andrew a bulge-bracket sales trader said. “So basically I’m looking for a $5 million man cave, tastefully done of course. I want a direct elevator to my place, great views, a full bar and a fireplace. But I’m still looking.”
“Building in New York is all about attracting the right buyers,” Serhant said.
Some developers have gotten creative in this competitive market. Soori High Line, which is located along the elevated park known as the High Line, will have four-foot-deep saltwater heated pools in the living room in more than half of the apartments. The design will partially open to the outdoors and is surrounded by glass. It was designed and developed by architect Soo K. Chan from Singapore. There will also be wellness programming for residents, including aquatic therapy and meal planning. The new apartments are expected to be completed this month and will run between $3 million to $22.5 million.