Skip to main content

The Biggest Celebrity Real Estate Deal of 2019 Is …

Phil Hall
Dec 27, 2019
Photo credit: Getty Images/francois-roux

While Amazon dropped its plans to open a second headquarters in New York City, its founder and CEO Jeff Bezos decided to set up a residence in the Big Apple–and, in the process, scored the largest celebrity real estate deal of the year.
According to a report from Architectural Digest, Bezos’ $80 million purchase of a three-story, five-bedroom penthouse apartment overlooking Madison Square Park and the additional acquisition of the two units below was the most significant real estate transaction involving a celebrity in 2019. In comparison, the second highest ranking on Architectural Digest’s list–the $65.7 million purchase by rock icon Sting of a three-bedroom Manhattan penthouse–seemed like an affordable housing deal.
Other top deals involving the A-list included the sale of Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo of their three-story to their Beverly Hills mansion to Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi for $45 million, Mark Zuckerberg’s $37 million purchase of a Lake Tahoe mansion next to a home he bought in 2018 for $22 million, and NBA star Stephen Curry’s new $31 million three-story mansion in Atherton, Calif.

Dec 27, 2019
ATTOM Announces Addition Of NMLS Data

Provides access to the names and NMLS IDs for those originating residential mortgage loans.

Industry News
Oct 05, 2022
DOJ: Lakeland Bank To Spend $13M To Settle 'Redlining' Claims

Agreement with N.J. bank is the third-largest redlining settlement in Justice Department history.

Industry News
Sep 29, 2022
Angel Oak Layoffs Add To Growing List Of Non-QM Cuts

About 20% of its staff, or 75 people, were affected.

Industry News
Sep 28, 2022
Redwood Trust Names New Chief Investment Officer

Also announces planned CoreVest leadership transition to be completed on 3rd anniversary of acquisition

Industry News
Sep 27, 2022
Fannie Mae Pilot Program Seeks To Help Improve Renters' Credit

Renters, including historically underserved groups, will benefit from paying on time each month.

Industry News
Sep 27, 2022
Suffolk County Data Breach Puts Contracts On Back Burner

Cyberattack beginning Sept. 8 prevents title services from closing loans.

Sep 27, 2022