So let’s say that you paid $25.75 million for waterfront at 112 Field Point Circle in June of ’07 (the Old Victor Borge place, now missing his house). You decide that you may have made a slight miscalculation, or maybe you see better opportunities elsewhere, like horning in on that ever-growing AIG bailout, which started at $20 billion and is now, where? – $160 billion? Whatever, you want out – where do you price the land?
How about $35 million? You’ve owned it for over a year, for Chrissake, and no one’s built any more Belle Haven waterfront since then, have they? And aren’t you entitled to some kind of compensation for exhaling CO2 over the once-verdant lawns during that time? It works that way on Wall Street and it damn well ought to work that way here!
The difference between the original owner of this place and the current one? Victor Borge only played a clown.