This week it was reported that a South American family has bought and closed on ~$27 million worth of residential condos at Waterline Square in Manhattan. Apparently they went into contract (after the online showings) and closed on the same day, which I suppose you can do when it’s an all-cash deal like this was. The agent, Maria Velazquez, didn’t disclose who the family was, but apparently they’re from Peru and they wanted a safe place to park their money during this pandemic. Uncertain times usually create buying opportunities, and it sounds like the family did get a bit of a bulk discount here. But it’s also interesting to see where capital is flowing right now and what is perceived as a safe haven. Residential real estate in one of the world’s preeminent global cities probably won’t come as a surprise to any of you.