Real Estate Round-up

A global energy and ethanol company in San Diego, has listed a house he built on spec in Pacific Palisades for $ 9.495 million. The listing is with Madison Hildebrand. Actor and teen star Carlos Pena Jr. has bought a Mediterranean-style home in the San Fernando Valley for close to its $ 1.5-million asking price. Television writer Lyla Oliver has sold her Santa Monica home for $ 1.902 million.
Jennifer Aniston was spotted touring an $ 8.75 million penthouse at 552 LaGuardia Place in the Village. The listing for the five-bedroom apartment is here.Jon Pollock, senior portfolio manager at Elliott Associates, bought three ninth-floor units last year and planned to merge them into an almost 8,500-square-foot mega-home at the Apthorp on the Upper West Side. He paid close to $ 14 million, but now he wants to sell. He’s asking $ 17 million for all three units, or $ 11.5 million for two units he’s already combined. Designers/reality TV couple Bob and Cortney Novogratz are redecorating 16 Minetta Lane, once home to late designer Robert Isabell, and holding a party there next week to publicize its return to the market with a $ 3.95 million asking price. Hedge-fund honcho Robert Jaffe has just purchased the five-story townhouse at 138 E. 71st St., which once belonged to Diandra Douglas, ex-wife of actor Michael Douglas for $ 7.25 million.
Aaron Tighe, son of commercial real estate queen Mary Ann Tighe has just closed on a prewar co-op at 4 E. 72nd St. Him and his wife, Kimberly, bought the four-bedroom, 4-bathroom duplex for around $ 5.9 million.
Jared Kushner has put his duplex at 21 Astor Place on the market for $ 4.1 million, and he and wife Ivanka Trump are getting ready to buy a four-bedroom, 4,200-square-foot penthouse at Trump Park Avenue. The unit is unofficially on the market for $ 16 million.
The Bel-Air home of Zsa Zsa Gabor is set to hit the market at $ 28 million.
Billionaire software entrepreneur Tom Siebel has sold his 62,000-acre Montana cattle ranch. The N Bar Ranch had been listed at $ 45 million.
Metro Networks founder David I. Saperstein has cut of Hummingbird Nest Ranch, his approximately 125-acre equestrian estate in Southern California from $ 75 million to $ 49.5 million. It was our estate of the day back in 2007.
Talent manager Sandy Gallin is contracted to sell his Bridgehampton, New York estate. The home was first listed for $ 32 million in 2009 but was most recently priced at $ 20 million.
Dennis Quaid may have purchased a six-bedroom home in Austin, Texas that was on the market for $ 12.5 million.
Queen Latifah may be renting Jane Fonda’s Atlanta, Georgia loft which is still on the market for $ 2.5 million. It was listed at $ 4.5 million when it was our estate of the day back in May 2010.
Mel Brooks has listed a three-bedroom home in Santa Monica for $ 5.995 million. The listing is here.
Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith paid $ 910,000 for a five-bedroom home in Woodland Hills, California that is believed to have been purchased for family or friends.
Interior designer and talk show host Nate Berkus has listed his seven-room, full-floor condo Chicago’s Gold Coast for $ 2.65 million. The listing is here.
Forest Whitaker’s former Los Angeles home has just hit the rental market. The couple sold this home below in 2008 for $ 975,000 and it is now renting for $ 4,650 a month.
Toy tycoon Al Kahn purchased the former penthouse home of Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff for $ 8 million at 133 East 64th Street but still hasn’t moved in or sold his 62nd-floor unit at the Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle.
A 19th-floor three-bedroom in Jean Nouvel’s 100 11th Avenue has just sold for $ 5.74 million according to city records.
David A. Hamburg, president emeritus of the Carnegie Corporation, and his wife Beatrix have just sold their three-bedroom co-op at 1140 Fifth Avenue, according to city records.
Giovanna Calvino, an adjunct literature professor at NYU, has bought a new three-bedroom co-op at 1150 Fifth Avenue.

I am Marry Williams. I am covering luxury brands for past 20years. Here I am presenting my views on tracking luxury for the privileged few.

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