A US$80 million mansion owned by a Mexican billionaire wasn’t selling, so it was pulled off the market and turned into a ‘whisper listing’. Photo: James Leynse / Corbis via Getty Images

How secret ‘whisper listings’ in New York give the super-rich exclusive access to penthouses and mansions

From Billionaires’ Row to the Woolworth Building, some of the city’s multimillion-dollar homes are bought and sold through word of mouth by clients who prefer not to flaunt their sizeable real-estate transactions

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A US$80 million mansion owned by a Mexican billionaire wasn’t selling, so it was pulled off the market and turned into a ‘whisper listing’. Photo: James Leynse / Corbis via Getty Images
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