Hollywood’s Prime 35 Luxurious Actual Property Brokers, Revealed

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

On prime of the large personalities and excessive expectations to ship, brokers in Hollywood right this moment have quite a bit 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 severe curb on transactions over $5 million.

“We had a 13-year run of a sturdy market and are experiencing a mandatory cycle change,” Rayni Williams of The Beverly Hills Estates informed The Hollywood Reporter relating to 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 each side of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s $200 million buy of an property in Malibu in Could.

“On the finish of the day,” Josh Altman of Douglas Elliman stated, “a trophy is a trophy, and if folks need it, they’re going to purchase it.”

What follows is The Hollywood Reporter’s listing of the highest 35 actual property brokers serving Hollywood’s celebrities right this moment.

Credit score: Douglas Elliman

Heather, Josh and Matt Altman

Douglas Elliman

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

Sizzling stats: The staff is poised to hit $1 billion in annual offers this yr

Of their phrases: “Our purchasers belief us and are available to The Altman Brothers as a result of they know we’re the deal guys,” Josh Altman stated. “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 pleasure ourselves in understanding each home on this metropolis.”

Cindy Ambuehl | AKG | Christie’s Worldwide Actual Property

AKG | Christie’s Worldwide Actual Property

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

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

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

Santiago Arana | Picture courtesy of The Company

Santiago Arana

The Company

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

Sizzling stats: Arana closed $513 million in gross sales final yr

Of their phrases: “One of many best 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 stated. “I’ve little doubt within the close to future that LA actual property shall 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

Sizzling 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 stated. “By leveraging AI applied sciences, I purpose to ship cutting-edge options and supply a aggressive edge for my purchasers within the luxurious actual property market. The market’s resilience and adaptableness will stay key elements 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

Sizzling stats: The staff 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 yr,” David Berg stated.

Ernie Carswell | Douglas Elliman

Ernie Carswell

Douglas Elliman

Celeb purchasers: Designer Sue Wong

Sizzling 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 yr, Carswell repped “a Beverly Hills luxurious itemizing that obtained 17 gives over 4 months however took that a lot market effort and time so as to discover its good purchaser. It jogged my memory to by no means quit, the client is all the time on the market.”

Jordan Cohen | RE/MAX

Jordan Cohen


Celeb purchasers: Bret Michaels, Sylvester Stallone

Sizzling 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 offered houses from TMZ, I’ve offered houses from Instagram,” Cohen stated. “My job as a Realtor is to essentially maximize the publicity of the house. It’s to get folks conscious of the properties that they won’t change into conscious of in any other case. A superb Realtor goes to try to get you conscious of their listings via social media, print, all of the hustle.”

Aileen Comora and Paul Lester | The Company

Aileen Comora and Paul Lester

The Company

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

Sizzling stats: The staff sometimes nets greater than $250 million in annual gross sales

Of their phrases: “Whereas final yr presently you might need seen 40 trades above a sure threshold in sure neighborhoods, you’re seeing a 3rd of that exercise,” Paul Lester stated. Teammate Aileen Comora added, “It has been fairly a brand new expertise from the previous. Every part that is occurring with the financial system makes this enterprise difficult, and likewise one should be much more artistic and communicative with purchasers.”

Chris Cortazzo | Compass

Chris Cortazzo


Celeb purchasers: Tom Petty

Sizzling 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 stated.

Drew Fenton | Carolwood Estates

Drew Fenton

Carolwood Estates

Celeb purchasers: Cher, Justin Timberlake

Sizzling 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 stated. “There have been a number of document 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 purchasers: Movie star architectural designer Jae Omar

Sizzling 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’d generally get even much less sleep than after I was elevating younger children,” Forster Jones stated. “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 purchasers: Celeb expertise agent Tracey Jacobs

Sizzling stats: Josh Flagg repped each side within the sale of the previous Doris Day property in Beverly Hills earlier this yr for $16.5 million — the third time he’s offered 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 stated. “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 purchasers: The Kardashian Jenners, designer Eva Chow

Sizzling 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 stated. “On the finish of the day, these are sometimes my purchasers’ houses and never simply funding property. I do my finest to provide sincere and efficient recommendation to guard them.”

Carl Gambino | Compass

Carl Gambino


Celeb purchasers: Jennifer Lopez, Harry Types, Mark Wahlberg

Sizzling 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 stated. “The marketability of those gross sales and the power to service our purchasers on a nationwide scale has been a breakthrough for us. In a single occasion, we offered a shopper’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 purchasers: Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck

Sizzling stats: Ginger Glass has 20 years of authorized expertise as an lawyer, and has offered 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 change into a greater agent each single day,” Glass stated. “I began humble and can proceed to remain this manner.”

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 Submit Workplace house bought by Adele’s supervisor Jonathan Dickins in March for $11.7 million

Sizzling 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 yr, and as that occurs, extra patrons shall be enticed to reenter the market,” Grauman stated. “The present stranglehold on the actual property market is simply short-term. 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 possible function the precursor to the following actual property increase.”

David Parnes and James Harris | The Company

James Harris and David Parnes

The Company

Celeb purchasers: Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford

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

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

Juliette Hohnen | Douglas Elliman

Juliette Hohnen

Douglas Elliman

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

Sizzling stats: Hohnen offered Eric Idle’s Hollywood Hills house this yr in a $6.5 million all-cash deal to a British heiress

In their very own phrases: “The factor that broke via for me was presenting my listings by way of life-style and focusing on a particular sort of purchaser for every property,” Hohnen stated. “You possibly can’t simply rent a stager; you must transcend what is offered to each different Realtor. I decide furnishings for my stager and she or he buys it for my listings. I take advantage of 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 purchasers: Brad Pitt

Sizzling stats: The staff has offered $137 million within the final 12 months

In their very own phrases: “We every convey a novel model and character to the combo,” Kay stated. “To have the assist of one another makes what we do that rather more satisfying.”

Aaron Kirman | AKG | Christie’s Worldwide Actual Property

Aaron Kirman

AKG | Christie’s Worldwide Actual Property

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

Sizzling stats: Within the final yr, Kirman offered $1.7 billion in gross sales quantity

In their very own phrases: “There’s nothing we gained’t do for our purchasers,” Kirman stated. “We’re in a service-based enterprise and cater to each want, from promoting their houses to helping with non-public jet charters. I’m linked to a few of the world’s most influential folks, and I leverage these connections to help my purchasers in varied methods, guaranteeing each their skilled and private lives thrive.”

David Kramer | Hilton & Hyland

Hilton & Hyland

Celeb purchasers: DJ Zedd, Method 1 heiress Petra Ecclestone

Sizzling 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 shopper’s wants is the primary a part of going above and past for a shopper,” Kramer stated. “Our shopper base could be very various and discerning, so everybody goes to have completely different wants. Having had numerous remedy in my life was in all probability one of the vital useful issues in studying find out how to be an actual property agent. It permits me to grasp their wants and have empathy at a few of the most demanding occasions in folks’s lives.”

Brett Lawyer | Carolwood Estates

Brett Lawyer

Carolwood Estates

Celeb purchasers: Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck

Sizzling 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 shopper base,” Lawyer stated. “Every day is an journey and discovery of extraordinary folks and structure.”

Linda Could | Carolwood Estates

Linda Could

Carolwood Estates

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

Sizzling stats: Could closed $286 million in gross sales quantity within the final yr

In their very own phrases: “Listings are all the time a very powerful a part of your actual property follow,” Could stated. “Sellers shall 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 purchasers: Beyoncé and Jay-Z

Sizzling 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 improvement firm in addition to market and promote luxurious properties,” McKillen stated. “That is one in every of our largest differntiators and has helped us win and promote numerous product prior to now yr.”

Drew Meyers | Westside Property Company

Drew Meyers

Westside Property Company

Celeb purchasers: Music exec Scooter Braun

Sizzling stats: Meyers grew to become a companion at Westside Property Company this yr and co-repped each 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 client, Meyers stated, “You possibly can all the time replicate a house, however you may’t replicate land. Proudly owning on one of many prime 5 most unique golf programs in Los Angeles is like proudly owning gold, and it’ll solely go up in worth over time.”

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

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

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

David Provide | Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

David Provide

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

Celeb purchasers: Actor Alexandra Daddario

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

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

Jason Oppenheim | The Oppenheim Group

Jason Oppenheim

The Oppenheim Group

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

Sizzling stats: Oppenheim has offered $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 stated. “This has been my slowest yr in over a decade, however it may well solely go up from right here.”

Tami Pardee | Pardee Properties

Tami Pardee

Pardee Properties

Celeb purchasers: Singer Doja Cat

Sizzling stats: Pardee has offered $521 million in actual property within the final 12 months

In their very own phrases: “It’s very attention-grabbing,” Pardee stated. “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 purchasers: Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Mark Wahlberg, Ryan Seacrest

Sizzling stats: Rappaport just lately represented each 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 purchasers: Helen Mirren and Taylor Hackford

Sizzling 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 stated. “Clearly the dearth 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 purchasers: NBA participant Russell Westbrook, MLB participant Mookie Betts, designer Tyler Ellis

Sizzling 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 stated. “I met a couple of purchasers enjoying golf that requested me to promote their houses off market … and I did. After a few large gross sales, I used to be on my means.”

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

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

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

Mauricio Umansky | The Company

The Umansky Workforce

The Company

Celeb purchasers: Michael Jackson, Prince

Sizzling 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 staff, 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 speak via offers with.”

Branden and Rayni Williams | The Beverly Hills Estates

Branden and Rayni Williams

The Beverly Hills Estates

Celeb purchasers: Drake, Fanatics CEO Michael Rubin

Sizzling 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 stated of her profession beginnings. “I had no formal coaching or guidebook on find out how to do it — merely was led by instinct and laborious work. I don’t want I knew something then I do know now as I wouldn’t have made it understanding how laborious it will be.”

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