A prestige real estate agent has taken a millionaire hotel tycoon to court, claiming he owes her more than $200,000 in commission over the sale of one of Sydney’s most expensive homes.
Real estate agent Alison Coopes, who has amassed more than $100million in luxury sales, sold lucrative hotelier Marcus Levy a mansion in Sydney’s exclusive Vaucluse for $6.36 million in 2015.
Then in 2018, Mr Levy – the proprietor of Marvan Hotels – sold the renovated property for a staggering $20.8 million to millionaire Jing Wang.
Luxury real estate agent Alison Coopes (left), who has amassed more than $100million in luxury sales, claims she is owed more than $200,000 in commission
Marcus Levy (pictured with his wife Vanessa) – the proprietor of Marvan Hotels – sold his Vaucluse property for a staggering $20.8 million to Jing Wang in 2018
Real estate agent Alison Coopes sold Marcus Levy a mansion (pictured) in Sydney’s Vaucluse for $6.36 million in 2015, before he went on to sell it for $20.8million in 2018
The sale went through Danny Doff from Laing & Simmons and Michael Pallier of Sotheby’s International Realty after Mr Levy had entered into a separate agreement with them.
However Ms Coopes alleges she is entitled to a hefty commission because she had introduced Mr Levy to Mr Wang, the Daily Telegraph reports.
It’s estimated the commission on a property of its calibre would be worth between 1 and 1.5 per cent, or $200,000-$300,000.
Ms Coopes’ company Eastern Prime Pty Ltd has started legal proceedings against Mr Levy in the New South Wales District Court.
The three-storey mansion at the centre of the court stoush comes with five bedrooms, five bathrooms, home cinema, gym, rooftop terrace and swimming pool.
Following the sale to Jing Wang, My Levy snapped up a $28million home a few doors down, where he lives with his wife Vanessa Sanchez-Levy and their three children.
The palatial home has its own boathouse, infinity pool, gym, spa and 1000-bottle wine cellar.
Mrs Sanchez-Levy, a former Aerobics Oz Style star, is the daughter of Spanish property developer Michael Sanchez.
It’s estimated the commission on a property of its calibre would be worth between 1 and 1.5 per cent, or $200,000-$300,000