From the LA Times:
--Chris Ursitti, chief executive of GreenHouse Holdings, 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.
From the NY Post:
--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. He and his wife, Kimberly, bought the four-bedroom, 4½-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.
From the Wall Street Journal's Private Properties:
--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 the 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.
From the Real Estalker:
--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.
From Chicago Breaking Business
--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.