A Contract at 15 CPW, A Sheikh Cuts Prices

• Morgan Stanley exec Guy Metcalfe is finally on his way to unloading his five-bedroom apartment at 15 CPW, which he bought for $9.35 million in October and quickly re-listed for $16.5 million two-weeks later. After cutting the price to $13.75 million and then dropping it again to $12.5 million, he is now in contract to sell the 3,822-square-foot spread. [Cityfile, Corcoran]
• Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Thani of Qatar has lowered the price of his three-bedroom apartment at Trump Park Avenue, which he bought for $6.1 million in 2005 and listed for $14 million late last year. It's now on the market for $10 million. [Cityfile, Corcoran]
• It turns out Sting won't be listing his Central Park West duplex for $26 million with Claudine and Raphael De Niro after all. Halstead's Mark Friedman will be handling the honors, and the four-bedroom apartment will be offered for a much more modest $19 million. [NYT]

• A four-bedroom penthouse at 145 Hudson Street has sold for $30 million to an unidentified buyer who is "not an investment banker or the manager of a hedge fund." The deal also sets a new downtown residential record. [NYT]
Iris Cantor, the widow of Cantor Fitzgerald founder Bernie Cantor, has put her 35,000-square-foot mansion in Bel Air on the market for $53 million. [Real Estalker, CB]