• Jun2016

    Movie star Tom Cruise has sold his Beverly Hills estate to financier Leon Black for $39 million. It’s official: Hollywood leading man Tom Cruise has sold his home in Beverly Hills in a deal completed off-market. The sale price was $39 million, according to agents not authorized to comment on...

  • The Playboy Mansion, home of Hugh Hefner, is in contract to sell for $105 million, sources told The Times. It’s the end of an era for the storied Playboy Mansion, the erotic adult playground that became as famous as its legendary owner. Six months after it was put up for...

  • Actress Sela Ward has sold her estate in Bel-Air to singer Jennifer Lopez for $28 million. In “Jenny from the Block,” Jennifer Lopez said she “went from a little to a lot this year.” When it comes to real estate, it’s more like she went from a lot to even...

  • Everyone’s heard of a man cave, but what about an entire home designed for a woman? Builder and designer Kim Gordon has done just that. She briskly demolishes, renovates and stages homes geared toward female buyers in the white-hot Westside tech market, creating seven Venice residences since 2010. Gordon’s open-space...

  • Former Playboy bunny Holly Madison doesn’t miss much about living in the storied mansion. Sure, she used to be Hugh Hefner’s main girlfriend. She was a star on the E! Network’s “Girls Next Door.” And, yes, she wrote a daring tell-all book last year that shot to the top of...

  • May2016

    While women in business schools and C-level suites may still hover on the low end when compared to their male counterparts, single women are currently proving to be one of the most important demographics in the home-buying market. The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reported this year that — of...

  • It’s getting crowded in the investment crowdfunding space, and that’s excellent news. Almost any asset can benefit from investment crowdfunding and, as more types succeed, that will cause still more niche platforms to launch. At this point, everything from independent filmmaking to whistleblower lawsuits has gone the investment crowdfunding route....

  • PALO ALTO — Four houses surrounding Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s home in Palo Alto will be demolished and replaced by smaller ones, according to an application filed with city planners Tuesday. Zuckerberg bought the homes in the Crescent Park neighborhood in 2013 after he learned of a developer’s plan to...

  • The Technology, Advertising, Media and Information companies, collectively known as TAMI tenants, are increasingly taking over the office leasing market as these small incubating companies grow into Amazonian-like monsters. According to Cushman & Wakefield, over 100 TAMIs are now seeking some 4 million square feet of space. While the majority...

  • Kelechi Anyadiegwu, 26, founded Zuvaa, an online African fashion marketplace. She plans to raise money through crowdfunding. If you’ve always dreamed of being Mr. Wonderful from “Shark Tank,” now is your chance. Starting Monday, new rules will permit anyone, not just the moneyed, to risk $2,000 a year or more...