Los Angeles is home to perhaps the most exclusive neighborhoods and high-end luxury estates in the entire country. It’s “Platinum Triangle” – encompassing Bel Air, Beverly Hills, and Holmby Hills – has been home to A-list celebrities, the heads of the world’s most powerful companies, and the most famous socialites and artists for decades. These exclusive neighborhoods are filled with posh estates, luxury villas, and properties with expansive, resort-like grounds and first-rate amenities.
To succeed in this market, Realtors have to have more than just top-notch market knowledge. They have to be personable, accessible 24-hours a day, build a significant contact list, rely on high-level referrals, and in many cases, have an other-worldly persistence and dedication. The Realtors on this list have worked with everyone from Cher to Dr. Dre, Tom Brady to Larry Ellison. They have sold Walt Disney’s former estate and The Playboy Mansion. They are consistently breaking records for listing the most expensive properties and selling estates for the highest prices. And they have revolutionized the real estate game, setting the bar for innovative marketing strategies and personal service.
Given the world-class status of many of the properties and Realtors highlighted on this list, many listings are shared among the selected real estate agents. The Realtors on this list are in a class of their own. They represent some of the finest properties not only in the United States, but in many cases, the entire world. For that reason, the order in this list of these elite Realtors should not be taken to imply that one is superior to the other. They all have such incredible accomplishments that it is nearly impossible to discern an order for their excellence.
10) Stacy Gottula
Website | 310-281-4365 | Company: The Agency
Gottula, who recently joined the prestigious real estate group The Agency, is one of the country’s top Realtors. She was previously in Coldwell Banker’s top 1% in 2015. She has been recognized in REAL Trends’ “America’s Best,” Hollywood Reporter’s “Top 25 Real Estate Agents,” Variety’s “Showbiz Real Estate Elite,” and was named by L.A. Confidential as one of “the Best and Brightest of SoCal Brokers.” She has worked on some of the country’s most expensive properties and with the most elite buyers and sellers.
Prior to joining The Agency in August 2016, Gottula was part of the elite Joyce Rey & Stacy Gottula Team at Coldwell Banker. Together, they ranked in 2014 as Coldwell Banker’s #1 Team in Southern California and #3 Team Internationally and were named by The Wall Street Journal as ‘Top Real Estate Teams Nationwide’ for 5 years, from 2009-2014.
Gottula achieved the prestigious Coldwell Banker Previews International designation in record time. Her impressive sales have been featured on the homepage of Yahoo!, by AOL, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Robb Report, and Variety. She is respected for her prestigious international clientele, unparalleled service, and extensive knowledge of the luxury real estate market. Born and raised in California, she studied at the University of California in San Francisco before moving to Los Angeles and mastering the intricacies of the demanding Westside market.
When she was part of the Gottula/Rey team, she worked with some of Hollywood’s top clients. Their rookie deal was Sonny and Cher’s $4.2 million mansion in 1978, they closed a lease for Helen Mirren and Taylor Hackford’s Hollywood Hills home, and had the $39 million listing for the Goldwyn estate in Beverly Hills. In 2015, they listed the most expensive house ever in the country at the time– Palazzo di Amore for $195 million. In 2010, they closed the nation’s highest residential sale that year – Le Belvedere Estate, listed at $72 million. This sales record continued in 2011 with the highest priced sale in the Trousdale area of Beverly Hills and in 2012 with the highest priced sale on Malibu Road. In 2013, Gottula closed the highest residential sale in Beverly Hills with Le Palais, listed at $58 million and the highest residential sale in the Sunset Strip/Bird Streets, listed at $27.5 million.
Gottula’s previous success with top-notch properties has led to plenty of repeat business. She once again has the co-listing for Palazzo di Amore, which is priced at $129 million.
And she is again selling Le Belvédère, which she previously sold for $72 million. The stunning 2.2-acre French inspired Chateau is back on the market for $85 million. The elite property features 280° city views and exceptional entertaining areas, including a professional screening room, grand ballroom, 5,000-bottle wine cellar, and beautiful grounds with fountains, loggia, terraces, an infinity pool, spa, and even a swan pond. The main home is approximately 35,000 square feet and includes 14 fireplaces, a Moroccan inspired room, Turkish hammam, gym, commercial kitchen, and 2 luxurious master suites.
9) Drew Fenton
Website | 310.858.5474 | Company: Hilton & Hyland
Drew Fenton has been trusted with the sales of some of Los Angeles’ most prominent and significant estates in Beverly Hills, Holmby Hills, and Bel Air. He has a sales record that is largely unparalleled in the city today. Fenton has closed on over $2.6 billion in sales since 2007 and has listed and sold more than 30 properties in excess of $20 million.
Fenton specializes in significant estate properties. He has had the honor and privilege of representing some of the more pedigreed and recognized properties in the Los Angeles area. He has previously sold the Playboy Mansion, The Frances Brody Estate, Doheny Estate, and Rosewood in Bel Air. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Fenton has a unique perspective and vault of knowledge on the local market and properties and was drawn to appreciate fine design and period details at a young age. He attended Harvard Westlake and USC and has a deep interest in design and architecture. He is known for his discretion.
Fenton has worked with many A-list celebrities and elite business executives. He has represented Christina Aguilera and the Osbournes, sold Calvin Klein a 9,350-square-foot home in the Hollywood Hills for $25 million, represented Nile Niami, the film producer and real estate developer, in his $9.5 million acquisition of Scooter Braun’s Hollywood Hills home, and listed the Beverly Hills house of Simon Fuller, best known for creating the Idol franchise, for almost $19 million.
He sold the Playboy Mansion for $200 million, The Brody Estate in Holmby Hills for $49 million, a Bel-Air Georgian Manor for $46 million, and the legendary William H. Doheny Estate in Bel Air for $43 million.
And Fenton has the listing for OPUS, a $100 million estate at 1175 N Hillcrest Road in Beverly Hills. Located on what CNBC celebrated as ‘The Most Expensive Street in America,’ this ravishing architectural estate was designed by Paul McClean and is set on over 1 acre of land with unparalleled views. The estate includes legendary elements, including two elegant swimming pools, a beauty salon, cinema, Cristal champagne room, and even a car museum.
Fenton is also is selling The Norman and Lyn Lear Estate at 1911 Westridge Road in Brentwood, priced at $39.95 million. This world class compound is perched on over 8 acres with park-like grounds that boasts spectacular views of the city, ocean, and mountains. The home offers complete privacy and security and represents an elegant and high-quality lifestyle. It has a 14,000 square foot main house, separate guest home, executive staff and security offices, a gym, and a 35-car garage. The expansive lawns contain a spa, pool, and tennis court.
8) Billy Rose
Website | 424.230.3702 | Company: The Agency
Billy Rose is known throughout the nation as the Realtor to the stars, whom he has been serving for more than 25 years as an entertainment and real estate lawyer, a motion picture agent, and now as a broker. He was recently named the #18 Realtor in the U.S. by The Wall Street Journal. Prior to co-founding The Agency, Rose’s team, Rose Chang, was the #1 sales team for Los Angeles County for 4 of the last 5 years and as named by The Wall Street Journal as one of the country’s Top 100 Residential Realtor Teams multiple times.
Billy Rose is the president and co-founder of brokerage The Agency – a boutique, real estate brokerage firm representing buyers and sellers of luxury properties and architecturally-distinct and design-centric homes. He founded The Agency with partners Mauricio Umansky and Blair Chang in 2011. Rose is known for delivering high-quality representation, including under high-pressured circumstances, with the utmost of confidentiality and professionalism.
Rose is a native of Los Angeles and prides himself on keeping up to speed with what is happening throughout the area. This allows him to have a better overall knowledge of the real estate market, and help clients find exactly what they need. He has a unique knowledge of ‘alternative areas’ so that he can help place clients in neighborhoods that best suit their lifestyle.
Recently, Rose worked with clients such as Kim Delaney and UTA chairman Jim Berkus and sold Ryan Phillippe’s 8,200-square-foot former home on Rising Glen Road for $15 million, a record-breaking price per square foot for the Sunset Park neighborhood. He sold Villa Ruchello for $28.5 million, one of the most spectacular and rare properties in Santa Monica Canyon. And he sold a modern Hagy Belzberg-designed compound estate at 1232 Sunset Plaza Drive in the coveted Sunset Strip for $29.995 million.
Rose sold the 36,000 square foot Palais des Anges on storied Sunset Boulevard for $49.5 million. Set on nearly two acres at 9577 Sunset Boulevard, the estate is the epitome of European elegance, with Old World beauty and state-of-the-art technology. Inside, the residence mirrors grandeur and detailing of the Palace of Versaille. Details include ornate hand-carved imported limestone, imported French chandeliers and sconces, onyx marble, 24-karat gold gilding, hand-picked marble flooring, and the largest collection of French interior moldings crafted by J.P. Weaver.
Rose currently has the listing for a gorgeous country English-style estate within the exclusive Beverly Hills flats, listed at $16.5 million. At 720 N. Elm Drive, this stately home was originally built in the 1920’s, and no detail has been spared in the restoration to retain period finishes while enhancing it with modern luxuries. The estate has a large circular driveway crowned by a vine-covered facade. It includes a private 2-story guest house, billiards room with wet bar, sport court, and wine cellar.
7) Kurt Rappaport
Website | 310.860.8889 | Company: Westside Estate Agency Inc.
Kurt Rappaport, co-founder and CEO of the famed Beverly Hills-based Westside Estate Agency, has represented some of the best known names in the country, including Ellen DeGeneres, Ryan Seacrest, Tom Ford, Warren Beatty and Annette Bening, Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen, Sean Parker, Sean Combs, Dr. Dre, and Larry Ellison. He has been referred to by Architectural Digest as a “real-estate czar” and continuously closes some of Los Angeles’ most notable deals, such as selling the landmark Fleur de Lys for $102 million in 2014.
Rappaport previously worked for Merrill Lynch Realty, Fred Sands Estates, and Stan Herman, Stephen Shapiro and Associates. He co-founded his own practice in 1999 with Stephen Shapiro to offer a more exclusive and unique real estate experience. As of 2015, Westside Estate Agency has over 100 full-time agents with offices in Beverly Hills, Malibu, and Miami with over $3 billion in annual sales.
Rappaport recently received, along with Martin Scorsese, the Icon Award from the Friars Club. This is the legendary club’s highest honor, which pays tribute to individuals whose accomplishments transcend their given industry by positively influencing culture.
Rappaport has significantly invested in real estate, media, and technology, including an online digital content company with Carlos Slim and Larry King. He has been featured in many national publications, including Architectural Digest and Variety.
Rappaport currently holds 9 listings above $20 million, including the original Warner Brother’s estate at 1005 N Woodland Drive in Beverly Hills, listed at $35.999 million, a listing he shares with Drew Fenton. And he is selling a landmark Paul Williams estate at 651 Siena Way that was triumphantly restored by Sandy Gallin, listed for $35 million. It is full of enchantment with spectacular public rooms, a library, media room, gym, guest house, and unforgettable pool. And Rappaport is selling a just completed contemporary mediterranean estate on a prime Bel Air cul-de-sac for $35 million. At 121 Udine Way, this private estate was built with the highest level of quality and taste and blends state of the art details and technology with timeless design. The estate is dramatic and designed for large scale entertaining.
Rappaport sold his estate on Calle Vista Drive in Beverly Hills to Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes for a shocking $30.5 million in 2007. And he brokered a deal for Steve Wynn to buy Guess jeans co-founder Maurice Marciano‘s nearly 3-acre Beverly Hills estate for an estimated $48 million. Rappaport also sold The Golden Girls’ Bea Arthur’s former Brentwood estate to legendary film producers Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy for nearly $15 million and represented former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in purchasing his own home in Hollywood Hills.
And he sold Fleur de Lys for $102 million, a massive French-style estate modeled after the castle Vaux-le-Vicomte. It features 12 bedrooms and 15 bathrooms, a 3,000-square-foot wine cellar, a ballroom for 300 guests, and tennis courts, among dozens of other exclusive amenities.
6) Chris Cortazzo
Website | 310.589.2472 | Company: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – Malibu West
Chris Cortazzo has been Coldwell Banker’s #1 Malibu real estate agent for the past decade and is a member of Coldwell Banker’s elite Top 1% nationwide. He has amassed an impressive $4+ billion in sales since 2000. Since selling his first home to Richard Gere, Cortazzo has attracted some of the biggest names in entertainment and business.
As a Malibu native who now lives in Point Dume, he has significant knowledge of the local market and neighborhoods. This enables him to instinctively match clients with their ideal properties. He is known for his negotiating skills, discretion, and integrity. Despite working with some of the most prominent names in show business and on high-end luxury estates, Cortazzo is recognized for his down-to-earth attitude and ability to connect with his clients on a personal level.
Cortazzo is an avid philanthropist and supports over 40 charities. Among these are local organizations such as the Malibu Boys & Girls Club and Point Dume Marine Science School, and national/international charities such as Farm Sanctuary, UNICEF, Operation Smile and the Elton John Aids Foundation.
Cortazzo sold Richard Gere’s former $60 million Paradise Cove bluff home to record producer Jimmy lovine in 2015. He also sold a Frank Gehry-designed home owned by Patrick Dempsey for $15 million and had the listing for David and Yolanda Foster’s Carbon Beach residence for $23.5 million.
Cortazzo currently has the listing for a $60 million, one-of-a-kind beach compound at 33218 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. Never before on the market, this secluded beach-side estate was originally built in 1944 and was transformed by a celebrity couple into a top-of-the-line estate. Offering panoramic ocean views and even a path to the beach, the home is co-listed with Kurt Rappaport.
And he is selling a newly-constructed bluff-top retreat designed by renowned architect Doug Burdge for $57.5 million. At 33740 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu with unparalleled panoramic ocean views, this Cape-Cod style home with a separate guest house even has deeded beach rights to a secluded cove below. This home is an entertainer’s dream, with resort-style grounds that include a covered open air pavilion with a grand fireplace, an al-fresco kitchen with a pizza oven, grill, and 2-stone-crafted bars that flow to a 70’x25′ ocean view pool with a spa, sunken lounge area, pool bath, and fire pit.
5) Ginger Glass
Website | 310.927.9307 | Company: Coldwell Banker – Beverly Hills North
Ginger Glass is the #1 selling agent and the #1 leasing agent for Coldwell Banker, Beverly Hills North – the top producing real estate office in the world for the past ten years. She has achieved many record breaking sales in Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills Post Office, Bel Air, Westwood, Sunset Strip/Hollywood Hills, Brentwood, Palisades, and Cheviot Hills. She has closed more than 300 real estate deals.
Glass is a licensed broker in California and a real estate salesperson in Nevada. She is a member of the Greater Los Angeles and Beverly Hills Association of Realtors. Her association with Coldwell Banker Beverly Hills-North Office allows her to provide clients with first-class amenities like the Coldwell Banker Previews Program, Concierge Service, and vast technological exposure. Glass personally handles every aspect of the marketing and sale of a property. She is raising her family on the Westside and is intimately familiar with the neighborhood’s best public and private schools available.
For the past 20 years, Ginger has been a licensed attorney in 6 states and served as counsel for the Trump Taj Mahal, Tropicana Casino-Resort in Atlantic City, and the Aramark Corporation. This experience aids her negotiation skills and ability to draft complex multi-million dollar contracts.
Glass was responsible for one of the top sales of 2016, selling a contemporary behemoth at 301 North Carolwood Drive for $100 million. Newly built on the site of Barbra Streisand’s old Mon Rêve estate and across from Frank Sinatra’s former home, the home is on a prestigious stretch that has been the home to Michael Jackson, Mick Jagger, Marilyn Monroe, Walt Disney, Elvis Presley, and is a mile from the Playboy Mansion. This 38,000 square foot home has 10 bedrooms and 20 full baths, a 5,300 square foot master suite with a private, heated, and covered patio. The property also has Club Mon Rêve, an entertainment pad with a lounge, theater complex, wine room, and a separate valet entrance. There is even a spa with a beauty parlor, nail salon, steam and massage rooms, and an indoor water wall that spills into a lap pool. The property has various sports courts and can accommodate up to 50 vehicles and another 10-more in a garage.
And she is selling the ultimate modern estate for $45 million at 916 Oxford Way, just behind the Beverly Hills Hotel. This 20,800 square foot home holds 7 bedrooms and 11 baths, and includes a large cabana, covered upper and lower living room loggias, and a large garage. The home is designed for grand impressions, from its dramatic foyer with 25-foot ceilings to its jaw-dropping 70-foot fully tiled saltwater infinity pool. There is even a spectacular 80-foot long water feature with computerized waterfalls and a light show. The luxury master wing is approximately 3,200 square feet and includes 3 fireplaces, plus a cabana-style outdoor living area with a masonry fireplace, and a private balcony with city views. And the estate includes an exquisite movie theater with an adjoining conference room and parking for up to 20 cars.
And Glass has the listing for one of the most magnificent estates on the West Coast, a $49 million luxury home at 78 Beverly Park Lane.
4) Branden Williams & Rayni Williams
Website | 310.691.5935 | Company: Hilton & Hyland
The husband and wife team of Branden and Rayni Williams are among the top brokers in Beverly Hills. Each is one of the top-producing Realtors in the country and have been involved in more than $1 billion in transactions Accomplishments include selling a Hillcrest Road property to for $70 million, the highest-ever sale price in Beverly Hills. They work with many A-list clients, including selling a Beverly Crest home to Jennifer Lawrence for $8.2 million, selling Jeremy Renner and Kristoffer Winters’ Hollywood flip for $4.3 million, and representing the buyers of Jonathan Frakes and Genie Francis’ Beverly Hills home for $12 million.
Rayni and Branden Williams are known for their knowledge of local market trends and luxury property inventory. They specialize in Los Angeles’ most luxurious real estate, particularly in Hollywood Hills, Malibu, Beverly Hills, and the Sunset Strip, and stop at nothing to realize their client’s real estate dreams. They excel in branding and marketing luxury homes and have been innovative game changers in marketing strategies.
Branden Williams’s entrepreneurial spirit and extensive expertise earned him a place on the Wall Street Journal’s list of top grossing real estate agents of 2012 and 2013. Born and raised in Beverly Hills, his comprehensive knowledge of the local neighborhoods, school districts, and exclusive homes give him a ”hometown advantage.” Rayni Williams is an active member of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
The Williams have the coveted listing for luxury developer Bruce Makowsky’s ultimate masterpiece, a new 38,000 square foot estate at 924 Bel Air Road priced at a shocking $250 million. Located in the ultra-exclusive Bel Air Enclave, it sets a new standard for splendor and luxury. It contains two master suites, ten oversized VIP guest suites, 21 bathrooms, 3 gourmet kitchens, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and massage studio/wellness spa. The place is built for high-end entertaining, with 17,000 square feet of entertainment decks with unobstructed 270-degree views of the mountains, ocean and city skyline. The home has a magnificent 85-foot glass tile infinity pool, a 40-seat 4K Dolby Atmos Theater, 4 lane bowling alley/lounge, 5 bars, 2 fully-stocked champagne/wine cellars, a pop-up outdoor theater, an auto gallery w/cars worth more than $30mm, and a massive candy wall. The home includes over 100 curated art installations, a 7-person full-time staff, and one of the most advanced home technology systems in the world.
The pair is also selling Maison Du Soleil for $88 million. At 10250 West Sunset, this estate is elegantly situated on almost 3 picturesque acres in Holmby Hills. Designed in the 1930’s by classic Californian architect Paul Williams, the iconic residence perfectly merges classic architecture with contemporary design. It has 17 bedrooms and 22 bathrooms, with unparalleled amenities, including a 6,000 square foot movie theater and a luxurious bath house. The breathtaking grounds include five enchanting gardens.
And the pair recently sold a 23,000 square foot Beverly Hills estate at 1181 N Hillcrest Road for $85 million. The stunning estate offers sweeping panoramic view from downtown LA to the shores of Malibu Beach.
3) Jade Mills
Website | 310.285.7508 | Company: Jade Mills Worldwide -Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Beverly Hills South
Jade Mills is a premier luxury real estate agent for Beverly Hills and Los Angeles. She has closed on over $4 billion of residential real estate transactions in the last 20 years. For 2012, Jade was ranked the #1 real estate agent in the world for Coldwell Banker and achieved the highest sales volume on record of any agent in Coldwell Banker history. Her past clients range from Lionel Richie to Jennifer Aniston. She is known for her access to elite properties that are only available privately, such as an off-market Spanish Mediterranean home in Bel Air she recently sold for $38 million.
Mills has over 30 years of real estate experience. She is renowned for her integrity, loyalty, and professionalism. She specializes in luxury properties throughout Los Angeles including Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Holmby Hills, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Beverly Park, and the Hollywood Hills. She is internationally recognized for her sales achievements and marketing savvy approach to real estate.
Jade Mills Worldwide, which is the culmination of six years spent developing relationships with leading luxury brokers across the globe, affords her an unparalleled audience of worldwide buyers. In recognition of her established alliances and global relationships with international markets, she was named the International Ambassador for Coldwell Banker.
Mills is a strong advocate of local charitable organizations. She is a board member of the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce and is on the Board of Governors at Cedars-Sinai. She has been honored by The Aviva Foundation for her support, charitable work, and continuous effort to better the foundation.
Mills is selling a world-class 19-acre Santa Barbara polo estate at 120 Montecito Ranch Lane, for an estimated $65 million. This estate is resplendent with gorgeous polo fields, horse stables, a polo clubhouse, and a grand Mediterranean style main residence – all with fantastic mountain, ocean, and coastline views. The compound includes over 42,000 square feet of living space. The main residence was built in 2005 and offers 7 bedrooms and grand formal reception rooms. The master suite has a secret garden with its own soaking tub. There is also a detached guest suite with its own living room, a state of the art gym, detached four-car garage, and pool house with kitchen and entertaining area. The grounds hold a 128-foot long swimming pool, two spas, a putting green with sand traps and driving range, a monarch butterfly habitat, and several water features, including a large pond full of bass and catfish.
She is also selling Hacienda De La Paz, an incredibly rare property and the only US residence designed by world-renowned architect Rafael Manzano Martos. Priced at $40 million and located at 1 Buggy Whip Drive in Rolling Hills, this authentic Spanish estate is perched 1,100 feet above the city at the crest of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, giving the home unencumbered panoramic views of the beaches, downtown, and mountains. 17 years in the making, this palace is the 36th largest residence ever built and still standing in the country. Amenities include a 10,000 square foot hammam spa, 2 tennis courts, bocce court, gym, yoga room, and a 15,000 square foot neo-classic grand ballroom, that can easily be converted to a full-size basketball court, indoor horse ring, or impressive room for a large car collection. The property also offers two swimming pools, indoor and outdoor, a wine cellar, guest house, and access to 57 miles of equestrian and hiking trails.
Other listings include The Norman and Lyn Lear Estate for $39.95 million, The Summit, Gwen Stefani’s Beverly Hills Mansion, for $35 million, an exquisite French contemporary estate in Beverly Hills Post Office for $35 million, and an exceptional Beverly Hills Villa for $34.995 million.
2) Aaron Kirman
Website | 424.249.7162 | Company: International Estates Division of John Aaroe Group
Aaron Kirman, President of the International Estates Division of John Aaroe Group, has completed over $3 billion in sales and was ranked as the #12 Realtor in the U.S by the Wall Street Journal. He has repeatedly been named Top Agent in Los Angeles. Kirman represents some of the finest estates across the globe and has an extensive client base including heads of industry, celebrities, royalty, major lending institutions, and foreign investors. He has set many price record, most recently in Hollywood where he set the bar at $4,722 price per square foot, representing both the seller and buyer on Case Study 21.
Kirman is known for his marketing and advertising strategies, strong partners, market knowledge, and exclusive client list. Given his expertise, he is often featured in various media outlets including CNBC, The New York Times, BBC, Forbes, CNN, The Los Angeles Times, Variety, the London Times, E! Entertainment, and CBS. He is a go-to source for foreign and domestic news for information and quotes related to current real estate trends and events. He is also contacted by developers, architects, and designers prior to and during construction to take advantage of his record of success to ensure their projects will appeal to the right high-end buyers.
Kirman has closed about $300 million in sales this year and has an estimated $600 million in listings. He listed the Danny Thomas residence with 360-degree views in Trousdale Estates for a rumored $135 million and co-listed Malibu developer and Sportsmen’s Lodge owner Richard Weintraub’s $60 million Malibu estate, La Villa Contenta. He has represented some of the most exclusive residences across the globe including Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House, Richard Neutra’s Kaufmann Residence, Frank Gehry’s Schnabel House, Liongate by Paul Williams, and the only Oscar Niemeyer in North America.
Kirman holds the $85 million listing for an equestrian’s dream estate at 2727 Benedict Canyon Drive, a 16-acre estate with five deluxe stables, and two horse rings. The property has a freshly remodeled 20,000 square foot main house, a tennis court with seating area, and a stunning 7,000 square foot Moroccan guest house with soaring arched windows, tiles, hard-carved wood doors, and coffered ceilings.
And his company has the listing for Villa Contenta, an exquisite Italianate estate priced at $54.5 million. This trophy property is owned by Richard Weintraub, president of Weintraub Real Estate Group. It’s in a prime Malibu locations with nearly 8 acres of luxuriously landscaped grounds overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The home was famously used as the locale of the Vampire Queen’s domicile on HBO’s True Blood and was rented by Beyonce and Jay-Z after they welcomed their twins. It has 13 bedrooms, 14 baths, an extravagant guest house, tennis courts, a huge pool with a large pavilion, a structure of offices, and an incredibly ornate ballroom with a beautiful indoor pool.
1) Mauricio Umansky
Website | 424.230.3701 | Company: The Agency
Mauricio Umansky is widely considered to be one of America’s most successful and renowned real estate agents. For 7 consecutive years, he has been recognized among the top 10 real estate producers in the country on REAL Trends’ annual list, featured in The Wall Street Journal. He was recently named as the #1 top-producing real estate agent in California and #5 in the U.S. He has been involved in more than $42 billion in transactions and has represented some of the city’s most esteemed properties, including the Playboy Mansion in 2016, the highest sale ever recorded in L.A. County, and the historic Carolwood Estate in 2014, the former home of Walt Disney.
Umansky is founder and CEO of The Agency, a high-profile, luxury real estate brokerage representing clients and properties worldwide. Since launching The Agency in 2011, it has grown from its four founding partners to more than 180 active agents with offices in 6 California cities, Arizona, Turks and Caicos, Los Cabos, and Punta de Mita. The Agency has closed more than $9 Billion worth of transactions, controls approximately 17% of L.A.’s market share, and is #1 in the city for per agent production. Umansky considers The Agency to be a lifestyle company and a creative agency offering design, branding, marketing, and sales solutions for buyers, sellers, developers, and investors.
Mauricio is a member of The Young Presidents Organization (YPO), an influential business networking organization connecting leaders and CEO’s of major companies. He serves as a board member for Giveback Homes, a network of real estate professionals dedicated to creating social change.
As an expert in global luxury real estate, he is highly sought after as a speaker and regularly appears as a guest expert on FOX Business, NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Nightline, and Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing. He is regularly interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, The LA Times, and Forbes Magazine.
Umansky has had the listing for Max Azria’s $85 million Holmby Hills estate, Jeff Franklin’s Richard Landry-designed spec home above the Sunset Strip for $32 million, Michael Jordan’s personal residence in suburban Chicago for $14.9 million, and he shared the listing of the $90 Million Carolwood Estate that was once owned by Walt Disney.
Umansky even sold the crown jewel of LA’s Platinum Triangle – The Playboy Mansion, which was listed at $200 million. This iconic property offers both the ultimate private retreat and world-class entertainment facilities. It has a nearly 20,000 square foot mansion with a catering kitchen, wine cellar, and home theater, a separate game house, gym, tennis court, freeform swimming pool with a large, cave-like grotto, and a four-bedroom guest house. Not to mention that The Playboy Mansion is one of the few private residences in the area with its own zoo license. The property was co-listed with Gary Gold and Drew Fenton at Hilton & Hyland.
And he has the listing, with Stacy Gottula and Joyce Rey, for Palazzo di Amore, a majestic Mediterranean style Beverly Hills villa, listed at $129 million, making it one of the most expensive homes on the LA market right now. The compound was created by renowned developer Mohamed Hadid, with architecture by Bob Ray Offenhauser and design by Alberto Pinto. On approximately 25 acres at 9505 Lania Lane, this property was created for exceptional grandeur, sophistication, and privacy. It can comfortably host events for 200 guests and easily accommodate 150 cars. The estate has 12 bedrooms, 23 bathrooms, and divine features, such as a marbled two-story sky-lit entry with graceful twin curving staircases and a grand dining room with intricate multicolored marble inlaid floors, extravagant molding details, and groin vault ceilings. It is adjoined to an approximately 3,000-bottle wine tasting room. Outside, the estate boasts spectacular vistas of the city, lush canyons, and vineyards and hosts numerous beautiful gardens and sparkling pools.