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$55 million condo in Vancouver, largest Canadian real estate transaction

DH Vancouver Staff Sep 26, 2013 7:42 am

Even in pricey Vancouver, the thought of paying $55 million for 3 penthouse floors seems otherworldly. That is exactly what one man did as he purchased the top three floors at the residences of the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel.

An unnamed Middle Eastern royal bought Canada’s most expensive condo in June for a cool $25 million. The individual later added an additional sub-penthouse unit, then a second sub-penthouse unit, and then finally a third sub-penthouse unit – upping the combined price to $55 million over the building’s top three floors, according to Global BC.

This makes it the biggest real estate deal in Canada history. The total combined space is now 15,000 square feet. The location is spectacular, with amazing views, space and unparalleled luxury.

The buyer also reportedly paid the full $55 million in cash. And if you’re wondering what the commission was for the real estate agent managing these luxury properties, based on industry rates it would probably exceed $2 million including applicable GST.

Vancouver’s luxury market has no signs of slowing down as more than 400 properties have sold for over $3 million. The sale of $1 million plus properties is also up year over year.

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Images: Realtor Malcom Hasman

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