In August, Robert L. Johnson, founder of BET and former owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, sold off three lots from his 1.3 acre Washington property for $1 million, according to the Washington Business Journal. News of the sale, which wasn’t listed publicly, just hit the market.

The lots’ new owners are academics Babak and Sharon Bahador, who plan to build a home on their new land, according to Sharon Bahador. She said in a phone interview that she had no idea that the property’s former owner was the United States’ first African American billionaire. Her husband, Babak, a visiting scholar at George Washington University, handled the details of the sale, she said.

Johnson purchased the entire property in 2010 for $4 million. It’s located just off a secluded drive on Audubon Terrace in Forest Hills, a tony Northwest neighborhood that boasts several embassies. The grounds currently feature a pool and a tennis court in addition to Johnson’s own six-bedroom 6,000-square-foot mansion.