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Troubled Atlanta businessman aims to offload St. Regis condo for $5.8M

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It’s the sprawling, mahogany-clad Buckhead home of J. Christopher’s restaurants cofounder, an accused fraudster

The living room of a Buckhead penthouse owned by Christopher Brogdon.
A sitting area in the 4,675-square-foot space.
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In light of recent news, the seller of Atlanta’s third priciest condo at the moment could be especially motivated.

A massive unit of 4,675 square feet largely clad in mahogany paneling, the condo was purchased in 2010 for about $3.9 million by Christopher Brogdon and wife Connie, city records show.

It occupies a high floor at The St. Regis Atlanta, a 26-story blend of posh residences and hotel rooms that Travel + Leisure magazine has called one of the “World’s Top 100 Properties.”

And it’s indicative of the lifestyle Christopher Brogdon allegedly funded by nefarious means.

As the Atlanta Journal-Constitution thoroughly chronicled in October, Brogdon—a cofounder of the J. Christopher’s restaurant chain and a heavyweight in the national nursing home and assisted living industry—has been dogged for years by accusations of fraud by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

A federal court has ordered Brogdon to repay $89 million to investors in his assisted living and nursing home deals. He was described to the newspaper by one Florida attorney as a “con man” who’s been cheating investors for three decades; other accusations claim Brogdon afforded his family a lavish lifestyle at the expense of frail elderly people who were poorly cared for, according to the AJC.

Anyhow, about that condo.

It listed last month for about $2 million more than Brogdon had paid—$5.8 million—with marketing language describing it as “stunning” and one-of-a-kind. It certainly has prestigious neighbors. A $16 million penthouse in the same building is Atlanta’s costliest condo at the moment—by almost three times over.

Bedecked in bold artwork, the (only) three-bedroom residence has a private elevator entrance, oversized master suite with sitting area, and a four-car garage. One room clad in knotty pine features a tanning bed.

Among Brogdon’s other spoils, according to the AJC, are a King Air private plane and a $2 million St. Simon’s Island beach house.