Goldman CEO Shops His Sprawling Aspen Estate as Rich Flee Cities

David Solomon is taking another shot at unloading his expansive estate in the ski town of Aspen, Colorado, as wealthy Americans seek property away from urban areas.

The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. chief executive officer is seeking to sell the 83-acre spread, with an estimated value of about $25 million, and has been speaking with potential buyers over the summer, according to people familiar with the matter. The property boasts a 13,000-square-foot (1,200-square-meter) wood-and-stone mansion and panoramic views of the Aspen upper valley.

Solomon’s renewed attempts to sell the property come at a time when real estate nestled away from urban centers and their coronavirus risks are drawing increasing interest from fleeing city dwellers. The dollar value of single-family home sales in Aspen surged 440% in August from a year earlier, according to the Estin Report.

The 58-year-old CEO purchased the property, split across two lots, starting in 2005. Before Solomon, former senior Goldman Sachs banker Robert Hurst owned the estate, according to county filings.

Solomon, through a representative, declined to comment.

The Goldman CEO had previously listed the spread for $36 million in 2017, but failed to find buyers at that price.