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Celebrity Real Estate Wrap: Geffen's Hunt

1) Even though we already mentioned DreamWorks honcho David Geffen's big purchase at 810 Fifth Avenue (right), here's some details about the search that led him there. He offered $10 million for the $12 million penthouse at the Sculpture for Living, then $18 million for a $19 million apartment in Richard Meier's 165 Charles Street (both offers were rejected), before landing a $7.5 million discount on the 810 Fifth Avenue pad. He probably wanted a deal just so he could tell his friends that he got one. Ah, billionaires. [William Neuman/Big Deal]
2) When last we checked in with supermarket billionaire and Democratic fundraiser Ron Burkle, he was splitting some Hudson Blue apartments with Leonardo DiCaprio. In this update, his offer for the 17,000sf Trump World Tower duplex right above Derek Jeter is rejected, and he pulls out of a deal to buy Sky Studios, which has been kicked around more than a dead mule. [Braden Keil/Gimme Shelter]
3) Ian Schrager put the smack down on François Pinault, the Christie's owner and 76th richest person in the world. Pinault was interested in a $10 million apartment in Schrager's 50 Gramercy Park, but when he demanded a raw living space and balked at the floorplan (and requested a $2 million discount), Schrager showed him the door. Served! [William Neuman/Big Deal]
4) Hotel and Kenmare Square dude Andre Balazs breaks it off with Uma Thurman. [Page 6]

[810 Fifth Avenue photo from CityRealty]