Hollywood’s High 35 Luxurious Actual Property Brokers, Revealed

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It takes a extremely certified actual property agent to carry out on the degree that a few of the world’s wealthiest celebrities demand.

On high of the large personalities and excessive expectations to ship, brokers in Hollywood in the present day have so much to take care of. There’s the excessive rates of interest which can be dissuading sellers from shifting; the Hollywood writers’ strike, which solely just lately ended after months and impacted an enormous swath of potential patrons; and the ULA or “mansion” tax enacted this spring, which put a critical curb on transactions over $5 million.

“We had a 13-year run of a strong market and are experiencing a obligatory cycle change,” Rayni Williams of The Beverly Hills Estates instructed The Hollywood Reporter concerning the 36 % decline in luxurious transactions within the second quarter of 2023.

But even with these obstacles, brokers have continued to dealer outstanding offers, like Kurt Rappaport of Westside Property Company’s deft dealing with of either side of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s $200 million buy of an property in Malibu in Might.

“On the finish of the day,” Josh Altman of Douglas Elliman mentioned, “a trophy is a trophy, and if individuals need it, they will purchase it.”

What follows is The Hollywood Reporter’s record of the highest 35 actual property brokers serving Hollywood’s celebrities in the present day.

Credit score: Douglas Elliman

Heather, Josh and Matt Altman

Douglas Elliman

Celeb shoppers: Movie producer Michael Sugar, Pod Save America’s Jon Favreau

Scorching stats: The workforce is poised to hit $1 billion in annual offers this 12 months

Of their phrases: “Our shoppers belief us and are available to The Altman Brothers as a result of they know we’re the deal guys,” Josh Altman mentioned. “We all know the ins and outs of properties available on the market, what’s coming to the market, being constructed, et cetera. Los Angeles has been our playground for over 20 years, and we delight ourselves in understanding each home on this metropolis.”

Cindy Ambuehl | AKG | Christie’s Worldwide Actual Property

AKG | Christie’s Worldwide Actual Property

Celeb shoppers: Report producer Mikkel Eriksen, Fullscreen founder George Strompolos

Scorching stats: Ambuehl closed $157 million in offers between July 2022 and July 2023

Of their phrases: “Christie’s makes a speciality of serving luxurious clientele, and their class, class and stylish branding align completely with the values of the Cindy Ambuehl Group,” Ambuehl instructed The Hollywood Reporter. “This transition has enabled us to strengthen our present basis and construct upon our accomplishments.”

Santiago Arana | Picture courtesy of The Company

Santiago Arana

The Company

Celeb shoppers: Ben Affleck, ex-couple Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello

Scorching stats: Arana closed $513 million in gross sales final 12 months

Of their phrases: “One of many biggest issues in regards to the high-end areas of the LA market is that, with each recession or down market, we’re the final to fall and the primary to bounce again,” Arana mentioned. “I’ve little question within the close to future that LA actual property can be on hearth once more.”

Rochelle Atlas Maize | Nourmand & Associates

Rochelle Atlas Maize

Nourmand & Associates

Celeb run-ins: Atlas Maize repped the vendor of a house purchased by Neil Diamond

Scorching stats: Atlas Maize just lately closed $130 million in gross sales over the course of 12 months

Of their phrases: “[AI will be] the following vital shift in the actual property trade,” Atlas Maize mentioned. “By leveraging AI applied sciences, I intention to ship cutting-edge options and supply a aggressive edge for my shoppers within the luxurious actual property market. The market’s resilience and adaptableness will stay key components in its success.”

Credit score: Compass

David Berg and F. Ron Smith


Celeb run-ins: The Compass duo are presently representing a 1920s-era property designed by architect Roland E. Coate and as soon as owned by film mogul Howard Hughes

Scorching stats: The workforce introduced in $427 million in gross sales quantity over the past 12 months

Of their phrases: “Excessive rates of interest and measures ULA and GS [a recently approved Santa Monica transfer tax] have definitely impacted gross sales costs and the variety of offers this 12 months,” David Berg mentioned.

Ernie Carswell | Douglas Elliman

Ernie Carswell

Douglas Elliman

Celeb shoppers: Clothier Sue Wong

Scorching stats: Carswell is presently representing a $38.5 million Pasadena compound that features a movie show and an artwork museum

Of their phrases: Within the final 12 months, Carswell repped “a Beverly Hills luxurious itemizing that acquired 17 gives over 4 months however took that a lot market effort and time with a view to discover its excellent purchaser. It jogged my memory to by no means surrender, the customer is at all times on the market.”

Jordan Cohen | RE/MAX

Jordan Cohen


Celeb shoppers: Bret Michaels, Sylvester Stallone

Scorching stats: Jordan Cohen is the No. 1 RE/MAX agent worldwide and sometimes nets $300 million in annual gross sales

Of their phrases: “I’ve bought houses from TMZ, I’ve bought houses from Instagram,” Cohen mentioned. “My job as a Realtor is to essentially maximize the publicity of the house. It’s to get individuals conscious of the properties that they won’t develop into conscious of in any other case. Realtor goes to attempt to get you conscious of their listings by way of social media, print, all of the hustle.”

Aileen Comora and Paul Lester | The Company

Aileen Comora and Paul Lester

The Company

Celeb shoppers: Inheritor to the Hamm’s Beer fortune and Get Out producer Edward Hamm Jr.

Scorching stats: The workforce sometimes nets greater than $250 million in annual gross sales

Of their phrases: “Whereas final 12 months at the moment you may need seen 40 trades above a sure threshold in sure neighborhoods, you might be seeing a 3rd of that exercise,” Paul Lester mentioned. Teammate Aileen Comora added, “It has been fairly a brand new expertise from the previous. All the pieces that is happening with the financial system makes this enterprise difficult, and likewise one should be much more inventive and communicative with shoppers.”

Chris Cortazzo | Compass

Chris Cortazzo


Celeb shoppers: Tom Petty

Scorching stats: Chris Cortazzo has netted greater than $8 billion in profession gross sales

Of their phrases: “I construct relationships and my actual property community on integrity, belief and understanding my market,” Cortazzo mentioned.

Drew Fenton | Carolwood Estates

Drew Fenton

Carolwood Estates

Celeb shoppers: Cher, Justin Timberlake

Scorching stats: Carolwood, which Fenton launched in November, has transacted $1.3 billion in 2023 so far

Of their phrases: “The market has seen its highs and lows,” Fenton mentioned. “There have been a number of file gross sales and there’ll proceed to be unimaginable trophy properties that transact at greater and better costs.”

Sally Forster Jones | Sally Forster Jones Group

Sally Forster Jones


Celeb shoppers: Movie star architectural designer Jae Omar

Scorching stats: Sally Forster Jones has closed greater than $10 billion in profession gross sales

Of their phrases: “After I first began, I want I had recognized that it truly is an all-hours, every-weekend enterprise and that I might generally get even much less sleep than after I was elevating younger youngsters,” Forster Jones mentioned. “Sleep deprivation apart, I actually do love what I do, and I wouldn’t commerce a factor.”

Josh Flagg | Douglas Elliman

Josh Flagg

Douglas Elliman

Celeb shoppers: Celeb expertise agent Tracey Jacobs

Scorching stats: Josh Flagg repped either side within the sale of the previous Doris Day property in Beverly Hills earlier this 12 months for $16.5 million — the third time he’s bought the property

In their very own phrases: “The largest challenges proper now are the ULA tax, the proposed Wildlife Ordinance [to limit development size in hillside areas of LA] and better rates of interest,” Flagg mentioned. “Nonetheless, one thing to bear in mind is that the federal government was printing cash basically and a couple of % rates of interest had been a fantasy. Folks simply want to appreciate that was a second in time and that’s gone.”

Tomer Fridman | Compass

Tomer Fridman


Celeb shoppers: The Kardashian Jenners, designer Eva Chow

Scorching stats: Tomer Fridman has closed greater than $690 million in transactions within the final 12 months

In their very own phrases: “I’m extraordinarily hands-on in no matter transpires all through the deal or itemizing,” Fridman mentioned. “On the finish of the day, these are sometimes my shoppers’ houses and never simply funding property. I do my finest to provide trustworthy and efficient recommendation to guard them.”

Carl Gambino | Compass

Carl Gambino


Celeb shoppers: Jennifer Lopez, Harry Types, Mark Wahlberg

Scorching stats: Gambino co-represented the sale of Mark Wahlberg’s Beverly Park property for $55 million in February

In their very own phrases: “We’ve achieved record-breaking gross sales in a number of U.S. markets,” Gambino mentioned. “The marketability of those gross sales and the flexibility to service our shoppers on a nationwide scale has been a breakthrough for us. In a single occasion, we bought a consumer’s home in LA for $35 million and their townhouse in New York Metropolis for $23 million.”

Ginger Glass | Credit score: Compass

Ginger Glass


Celeb shoppers: Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck

Scorching stats: Ginger Glass has 20 years of authorized expertise as an lawyer, and has bought greater than $3 billion in actual property throughout her profession

In their very own phrases: “I began my profession by doing what I do know works in all professions: Working seven days per week, sitting at open homes and asking inquiries to develop into a greater agent each single day,” Glass mentioned. “I began humble and can proceed to remain this fashion.”

Jon Grauman and Adam Rosenfeld | The Company

Jon Grauman and Adam Rosenfeld

The Company

Celeb run-ins: Grauman repped the vendor of a Beverly Hills Publish Workplace house bought by Adele’s supervisor Jonathan Dickins in March for $11.7 million

Scorching stats: Grauman and Rosenfeld closed $567 million in gross sales within the final 12 months

In their very own phrases: “I’m hopeful that we’ll see rates of interest begin to creep down subsequent 12 months, and as that occurs, extra patrons can be enticed to reenter the market,” Grauman mentioned. “The present stranglehold on the actual property market is barely momentary. There’s a pent-up demand for housing that’s rising daily. As patrons start to reengage with the market, we will anticipate a surge in each competitors and property costs. This anticipated escalation will seemingly function the precursor to the following actual property increase.”

David Parnes and James Harris | The Company

James Harris and David Parnes

The Company

Celeb shoppers: Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford

Scorching stats: The workforce helped dealer the sale of the $21 million penthouse at The Century, which was the priciest apartment sale in L.A. within the final 12 months

In their very own phrases: “We additionally broke the file of the highest-priced condominium sale per sq. foot in Los Angeles with the sale of Residence 902 at Pendry Residences West Hollywood,” Parnes mentioned.

Juliette Hohnen | Douglas Elliman

Juliette Hohnen

Douglas Elliman

Celeb shoppers: Actor Eric Idle, writer-producer Chris Weitz, director Tom Shadyac

Scorching stats: Hohnen bought Eric Idle’s Hollywood Hills house this 12 months in a $6.5 million all-cash deal to a British heiress

In their very own phrases: “The factor that broke by way of for me was presenting my listings by way of life-style and focusing on a particular sort of purchaser for every property,” Hohnen mentioned. “You may’t simply rent a stager; it’s important to transcend what is on the market to each different Realtor. I decide furnishings for my stager and she or he buys it for my listings. I exploit actually unimaginable photographers, and if different brokers begin utilizing my photographers, I discover new ones. I don’t need my listings to appear like everybody else’s.”

Jonathan Mogharrabi and Marci Kays | Carolwood Estates

Marci Kays and Jonathan Mogharrabi

Carolwood Estates

Celeb shoppers: Brad Pitt

Scorching stats: The workforce has bought $137 million within the final 12 months

In their very own phrases: “We every deliver a singular model and persona to the combination,” Kay mentioned. “To have the help of one another makes what we do that rather more pleasurable.”

Aaron Kirman | AKG | Christie’s Worldwide Actual Property

Aaron Kirman

AKG | Christie’s Worldwide Actual Property

Celeb shoppers: Tinder co-founder Sean Rad, designer Tyler Ellis

Scorching stats: Within the final 12 months, Kirman bought $1.7 billion in gross sales quantity

In their very own phrases: “There’s nothing we received’t do for our shoppers,” Kirman mentioned. “We’re in a service-based enterprise and cater to each want, from promoting their houses to helping with personal jet charters. I’m related to a few of the world’s most influential individuals, and I leverage these connections to help my shoppers in numerous methods, making certain each their skilled and private lives thrive.”

David Kramer | Hilton & Hyland

Hilton & Hyland

Celeb shoppers: DJ Zedd, System 1 heiress Petra Ecclestone

Scorching stats: Kramer repped the $37 million sale of Ecclestone’s property to LA Clippers participant Russell Westbrook final October

In their very own phrases: “I really feel that understanding a consumer’s wants is the primary a part of going above and past for a consumer,” Kramer mentioned. “Our consumer base could be very various and discerning, so everybody goes to have completely different wants. Having had a variety of remedy in my life was in all probability some of the useful issues in studying the way to be an actual property agent. It permits me to grasp their wants and have empathy at a few of the most demanding instances in individuals’s lives.”

Brett Lawyer | Carolwood Estates

Brett Lawyer

Carolwood Estates

Celeb shoppers: Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck

Scorching stats: Lawyer closed $202 million in gross sales quantity within the final 12 months

In their very own phrases: “I proceed to be very impressed by serving my present and evolving consumer base,” Lawyer mentioned. “Every day is an journey and discovery of extraordinary individuals and structure.”

Linda Might | Carolwood Estates

Linda Might

Carolwood Estates

Celeb run-ins: Might is co-representing, with Brett Lawyer, Castillo del Lago, the previous Lake Hollywood house of Madonna

Scorching stats: Might closed $286 million in gross sales quantity within the final 12 months

In their very own phrases: “Listings are at all times crucial a part of your actual property observe,” Might mentioned. “Sellers can be extra reluctant in the event that they don’t have a transparent imaginative and prescient of the place they’re going. It’s very a lot a two-part course of, now greater than ever.”

Tyrone McKillen | Official

Tyrone McKillen


Celeb shoppers: Beyoncé and Jay-Z

Scorching stats: McKillen is presently representing The Cantilever Home, a contemporary 11,100-square-foot house in Malibu, for $69.5 million

In their very own phrases: “We’ve actually began to market the truth that we run a luxurious growth firm in addition to market and promote luxurious properties,” McKillen mentioned. “That is one in every of our largest differntiators and has helped us win and promote a variety of product up to now 12 months.”

Drew Meyers | Westside Property Company

Drew Meyers

Westside Property Company

Celeb shoppers: Music exec Scooter Braun

Scorching stats: Meyers grew to become a associate at Westside Property Company this 12 months and co-repped either side of the sale of Santa Monica’s former Broad Artwork Basis Constructing to Scooter Braun for $25.9 million

In their very own phrases: Of the placement of the previous Mary Tyler Moore home in Bel-Air Nation Membership, for which he repped the customer, Meyers mentioned, “You may at all times replicate a house, however you possibly can’t replicate land. Proudly owning on one of many high 5 most unique golf programs in Los Angeles is like proudly owning gold, and it’ll solely go up in worth through the years.”

Jade Mills | Coldwell Banker

Jade Mills

Coldwell Banker

Celeb run-ins: Jade Mills repped a Malibu property bought by Byron Allen for $100 million, and the sellers of one other Malibu house bought by Kim Kardashian for $70 million

Scorching stats: Mills has bought greater than $8 billion in actual property over the course of her profession

In their very own phrases: “I constantly attempt to exceed consumer expectations by prioritizing their consolation and safety all through the shopping for or promoting course of,” Mills mentioned. “To me, luxurious isn’t nearly lavishness; it’s about creating an environment the place shoppers really feel genuinely relaxed.”

David Provide | Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

David Provide

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

Celeb shoppers: Actor Alexandra Daddario

Scorching stats: Provide was the No. 2 particular person agent in Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ international community in 2022, and has bought over $4.4 billion in actual property over the course of his profession

In their very own phrases: “I typically don’t market myself as a lot as most different brokers on the market,” Provide mentioned. “[I] are likely to work with individuals I’ve labored with up to now or their referrals.”

Jason Oppenheim | The Oppenheim Group

Jason Oppenheim

The Oppenheim Group

Celeb run-ins: In recent times, Oppenheim has develop into a celeb in his personal proper, having gained extra widespread recognition on the Netflix sequence’ Promoting Sundown and Promoting the OC, which spotlight brokers and properties from The Oppenheim Group

Scorching stats: Oppenheim has bought $419 million in actual property within the final 12 months

In their very own phrases: “The mansion tax and excessive rates of interest have actually stalled the luxurious market,” Oppenheim mentioned. “This has been my slowest 12 months in over a decade, however it could possibly solely go up from right here.”

Tami Pardee | Pardee Properties

Tami Pardee

Pardee Properties

Celeb shoppers: Singer Doja Cat

Scorching stats: Pardee has bought $521 million in actual property within the final 12 months

In their very own phrases: “It’s very fascinating,” Pardee mentioned. “It’s each a purchaser’s and a vendor’s market. That is uncommon — there’s low stock, so it’s a vendor’s market, but the excessive rates of interest make it a purchaser’s market. It’s actually case-by-case on what technique to make use of when promoting or shopping for proper now.”

Kurt Rappaport | Westside Property Company

Kurt Rappaport

Westside Property Company

Celeb shoppers: Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Mark Wahlberg, Ryan Seacrest

Scorching stats: Rappaport just lately represented either side of California’s priciest deal to shut ever — the $200 million buy of a compound in Malibu by Beyoncé and Jay-Z

Joyce Rey | Coldwell Banker

Joyce Rey

Coldwell Banker

Celeb shoppers: Helen Mirren and Taylor Hackford

Scorching stats: Rey has closed greater than $6 billion in profession gross sales

In their very own phrases: “Our market depends on each profitable enterprise entrepreneurs and celebrities, and, sadly, the variety of gross sales is dramatically down,” Rey mentioned. “Clearly the shortage of stock and the excessive rates of interest are taking a big toll on the luxurious market.”

Morgan Trent | AKG | Christie’s Worldwide Actual Property

Morgan Trent

AKG | Christie’s Worldwide Actual Property

Celeb shoppers: NBA participant Russell Westbrook, MLB participant Mookie Betts, designer Tyler Ellis

Scorching stats: Trent just lately co-represented the $25 million sale of the late American TV author Steven Bochco’s Pacific Palisades property

In their very own phrases: “I began promoting houses in LA organically,” Trent mentioned. “I met just a few shoppers taking part in golf that requested me to promote their houses off market … and I did. After a few massive gross sales, I used to be on my manner.”

Tracy Tutor, Million Dollar Listing

Tracy Tutor | Douglas Elliman

Tracy Tutor

Douglas Elliman

Celeb run-ins: Tutor represented a property in Malibu by architect John Lautner that she ended up promoting to director Edward Norton in 2017 for $11.8 million

Scorching stats: Tudor is presently representing the fashionable Villa Kuro in Joshua Tree for $1.749 million

In their very own phrases: On her current growth into Texas, Tutor mentioned, “The migration to Texas from California has been [palpable] up to now three years. Offering our shoppers in California with seamless illustration within the Texas market was the neatest transfer I’ve made within the final 12 months.”

Mauricio Umansky | The Company

The Umansky Staff

The Company

Celeb shoppers: Michael Jackson, Prince

Scorching stats: Mauricio Umansky is co-representing developer Nick Sweet’s $85 million-listed estate in Holmby Hills

In their very own phrases: “We genuinely have a good time and love supporting one another,” Umansky says of his actual property workforce, which incorporates a number of of his relations. “It’s nice to have a bunch of individuals you belief to bounce concepts off of and discuss by way of offers with.”

Branden and Rayni Williams | The Beverly Hills Estates

Branden and Rayni Williams

The Beverly Hills Estates

Celeb shoppers: Drake, Fanatics CEO Michael Rubin

Scorching stats: Branden and Rayni Williams closed $1.4 billion in transactions within the final 12 months

In their very own phrases: “I received my begin from the underside and used my work ethic to suit puzzle items collectively and crack the code to get to the highest,” Rayni Williams mentioned of her profession beginnings. “I had no formal coaching or guidebook on the way to do it — merely was led by instinct and onerous work. I don’t want I knew something then I do know now as I wouldn’t have made it understanding how onerous it will be.”

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