Variety, the legendary weekly magazine chronicling Hollywood and the entertainment industry, is pumping up its coverage of celebrity real estate by bringing the “Real Estalker” blog to its pages, and putting longtime author Mark David in charge of a new real estate section, “Dirt.”

David has blogged under the pen name “Your Mama” since 2006, most recently documenting Jakob Dylan’s sale of his Malibu compound for $7.37 million — a story, he said, that took a little sleuthing with tour provider Celebrity Address Aerial to bring to light.

Variety says it’s bringing David on board not only for his ability to dig up details on high-profile celebrity and luxury home sales, but for his distinctive voice.

The Real Estalker hasn’t shied from “snarking about poor decor choices and spilling intimate details of why certain individuals might be selling or moving,” Variety said in announcing David’s appointment as editor of Dirt.

Dirt will cover high-end and celebrity real estate transactions across the country, focusing on major selling points and property values.

“There are very few people in Hollywood who aren’t keenly interested in high-profile real estate transactions,” said Variety editors-in-chief Claudia Eller and Andrew Wallenstein in a statement. “And there’s no one who has better intel, insights and a more distinctive voice on the subject than Mark David.”

Not to be left in the dust, the Los Angeles Times today announced that it’s brought Neal Leitereg, formerly of, on board as a contributor to the Hot Property column, where he’ll cover property deals involving sports stars. Leitereg’s sports-themed edition of Hot Property will run on Saturday, and also appear in the print edition of the Times’ Business section. Hot Property, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year, is anchored by veteran columnist Lauren Beale.

Show Comments Hide Comments
Sign up for Inman’s Morning Headlines
What you need to know to start your day with all the latest industry developments
By submitting your email address, you agree to receive marketing emails from Inman.
Thank you for subscribing to Morning Headlines.
Back to top
Only 3 days left to register for Inman Connect Las Vegas before prices go up! Don't miss the premier event for real estate pros.Register Now ×
Limited Time Offer: Get 1 year of Inman Select for $199SUBSCRIBE×
Log in
If you created your account with Google or Facebook
Don't have an account?
Forgot your password?
No Problem

Simply enter the email address you used to create your account and click "Reset Password". You will receive additional instructions via email.

Forgot your username? If so please contact customer support at (510) 658-9252

Password Reset Confirmation

Password Reset Instructions have been sent to

Subscribe to The Weekender
Get the week's leading headlines delivered straight to your inbox.
Top headlines from around the real estate industry. Breaking news as it happens.
15 stories covering tech, special reports, video and opinion.
Unique features from hacker profiles to portal watch and video interviews.
Unique features from hacker profiles to portal watch and video interviews.
It looks like you’re already a Select Member!
To subscribe to exclusive newsletters, visit your email preferences in the account settings.
Up-to-the-minute news and interviews in your inbox, ticket discounts for Inman events and more
1-Step CheckoutPay with a credit card
By continuing, you agree to Inman’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

You will be charged . Your subscription will automatically renew for on . For more details on our payment terms and how to cancel, click here.

Interested in a group subscription?
Finish setting up your subscription