In the News: Tech “It” couple buys the Staple Street bridge

The Wall Street Journal has a story on the real estate collection of Stewart Butterfield and Jen Rubio, “one of Silicon Valley’s most prominent power couples.” And a recent acquisition is the building and apartment connected by the Staple Street bridge, which have been on the market since 2015. (Thanks to J. for spotting this one.) (And read all about the property here, from my tour in 2019.)

Butterfield is the co-founder of Slack, the workplace messaging app, and Rubio is the co-founder and CEO of Away, the luggage company.

According to The Journal, together they also own that very cool townhouse on Greenwich Street in the West Village with the archways at the entrance as sort of a false façade, as well as a place in the Hamptons and 20,000 acres in New Mexico that they bought from Tom Ford.

From The Journal: “Over the last two years, the couple has accumulated a portfolio of real estate that rivals those of some of the county’s most active billionaire home buyers. Their rapid spending spree, resulting in the purchase of at least five pricey homes between January 2021 and August 2022, spans at least three states and includes two downtown Manhattan properties, a Hamptons mansion, a mountain home in Aspen and a Tadao Ando-designed ranch in New Mexico. Since January 2021, they have spent at least $140 million.”