Miami Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki has sold his downtown Los Angeles penthouse to eSports pioneer Alexander Garfield for $2.45 million.
The two-story 2,030-square-foot loft sold for around $100,000 over the asking price in a matter of weeks, according to co-listing agents Tara Hotchkis and Dominic Labriola of Mercer Vine brokerage based in Los Angeles.
The penthouse is located in the eight-story Biscuit Company Lofts at 1850 Industrial Ave. It includes a 1,000-square-foot rooftop patio with a swimming pool and views of the ocean.
“The speed at which the sale was completed truly underscores the ongoing resurgence of downtown Los Angeles and the area’s attractiveness to a new generation of luxury buyers,” Labriola said in a statement.
Garfield was described in Forbes as “one of the most powerful and successful businessmen in eSports today.”
After founding leading eSports team Evil Geniuses in 1999, Garfield later founded eSports agency GoodGame, which was purchased by online gaming platform Twitch in 2014. Twitch shut down GoodGame two years later.
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