Senior research scientist sells Upper West Side condo

Medium da6c9ecdc63894f0029e65551b236d34 Roberta Balstad sold a one-bedroom, one-bath condo at 310 W. 106th St. on the Upper West Side to Mark Glassman and Wendy Jacobs for $585,000 on Nov. 17.

Ms. Balstad paid $499,000 for the property in January 2005. Unit #7D is part of the 310 W. 106th St. condominium development, which was built in 1927.

Ms. Balstad is a senior research scientist at Columbia University and a senior fellow with the Center for International Earth Science Information Network.

She serves as chair of the U.S. National Committee on Science and Technology Data, as a member of the board of directors of the Open Geospatial Consortium and the U.S. National Committee for IIASA, and as chair of St. Antony's College Trust at Oxford University in North America. Prior to joining Columbia University, she was the director of the division of social and economic sciences at the National Science Foundation, the founder and first executive director of the Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA), and president and chief executive officer of CIESIN. She also was a senior fellow at Oxford University and a guest scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and chaired the Priority Area Assessment panel on Scientific Data and Information of the International Council of Science.

She received her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.

According to, there have been 595 condo sales on the Upper West Side during the past 12 months, with a median sales price of $812,500.

Address: 310 West 106th Street, Unit: 7d
Buyer(s): Glassman, Mark, Jacobs and Wendy
Seller(s): Balstad and Roberta
Sale date: Nov. 17, 2010