The lion in Benjamin Winter
has roared, to the tune of $12 million for a three-bedroom, four-bathroom apartment at tony co-op 765 Park Avenue with his wife, Susan.
Mr. Winter is chairman of the Winter Organization, one of the city's more prominent and successful family-owned real estate companies.
Started in 1901 by his grandfather, the Winter Organization
is currently run by Mr. Winter
and his son, James, and owns several buildings in and around New York City, such as the Crown Building at 730 Fifth Avenue, the original home of the Museum of Modern Art-a good icebreaker for Mr. Winter
when riding the elevator with fellow 765 Park resident Agnes Gund (MoMA's president emerita).