A man viewing a luxury apartment asked a real estate agent where the balcony was before jumping to his death
French financier Charles-Henry Kurzen jumped to his death from a luxury apartment he was viewing on a New York high-rise block while being shown around by a real estate agent
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A French financier jumped out of a luxury New York high-rise apartment after asking where the balcony was while being shown around by a real estate agent.
The 43-year-old man, identified as Charles-Henry Kurzen, fell from the 32nd floor balcony at 100 United Nations Plaza in the Turtle Bay neighborhood of Manhattan.
He fell out of the building at 1:15 p.m. local time and landed on a third-floor terrace, a police spokesman said.
The Brooklyn-based financial banker was looking at the apartment with a real estate agent when, according to a source, “suddenly he jumped.”
Mr. Kurzen was pronounced dead at the scene.
A colleague did not comment, apart from saying that Mr. Kurzen was a dear friend, the reported New York Post.
He was a financier, a graduate of the Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP) business school and a partner at Saltbox Partners LLC.
The company’s biography on its website showed that he had a long career in French and US finance.
His other positions included an Analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Lazard Freres & Co. in Paris.
Saltbox partner website said: “Charles-Henry has been with Saltbox from the start.
“Having over 14 years of banking experience, he has worked with Nina since relocating to New York to begin his project finance career at Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, where he is involved in the origination, structuring and execution of 15 financings was over $5 billion.
“Previously, Charles-Henry was an Analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Lazard Freres & Co. in Paris.
“Charles-Henry is a true practitioner who enjoys all the intricacies of non-recourse financing and the challenges of bringing new business profiles and sponsors to market. His experience ranges from financing coal mine development to introducing renewable energy in South Africa.
“In conjunction with Saltbox’s work on Phase 1 of this landmark program, Charles-Henry has written an article on this long-awaited South African Government initiative.”
“He is a graduate of the Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP) Business School.”
The block of flats is near the United Nations building in New York and a two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom apartment on the 32nd floor is for sale for US$2.9million (£2.29million).
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