Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure welcomes new employees to Kansas City with a party
Former Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure officially listed his Mission Hills home for sale — with a beefy $10.55 million price tag.
It’s a three-story, 12,360-square-foot “Landmark French Country Estate” filled with five bedrooms, six full bathrooms, two half baths and a four-car garage, according to the listing. There’s a wine cellar, home theater and spa facilities as well.
Claure used the home occasionally for business, including a party in 2016 to welcome many new Sprint employees and their families. Claure had required them to move here for their jobs.
A sale has been expected since Claure stepped out of the CEO post to become Sprint’s chairman and focus on merging the company with rival T-Mobile. Federal officials are reviewing the merger proposal.
Claure had joked about selling the house to T-Mobile CEO John Legere when the two men addressed Sprint employees at the company’s headquarters campus in October.
Legere had teased that he’d rather live in Kansas City than Bellevue, Wash., where T-Mobile is based.
“I’ve been looking to sell my house, John, so...” Claure said, before employees’ laughter and applause interrupted the thought, according to a public transcript Sprint provided.
Although Claure bought the house when he became Sprint’s CEO in 2014, he kept the Claure home in the Miami area. He has since returned to Miami, where he is part owner of a new Major League Soccer franchise.