PHOTO: Crown’s $2 billion casino development has about 80 luxury apartments, of which the whole-floor spread on level 61 has sold for more than $40 million.

Veteran venture capitalist Bob Blann has laid claim to one of Australia’s highest apartment sales paying more than $40 million for a whole-floor apartment in Crown’s One Barangaroo tower.

The off-the-plan purchase comes just two months after the casino company launched the marketing campaign to sell its luxury highrise residences, and coincided with Crown’s announcement that it had sold the largest apartment to the company’s largest shareholder and former chairman James Packer for $60 million.