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Hollywood’s High-Flying Luxury Real Estate Brokers Find Themselves Grounded

With new listings in L.A. down almost 30 percent and a recent ban on in-person showings, the city’s top real estate agents have few tools left to ply their craft. But don’t expect that to slow down the most restless of the bunch, who are turning to Instagram to get them through the pandemic. She’s designed a yacht for Johnny Depp, more than a dozen ...more

In Los Angeles, Small is a Big Trend for New Developments As the market slowed, downsized luxury condos are trending in the coming season

By Nancy A. Ruhling Although the Los Angeles condo market as a whole ended 2019 on a dramatic down note, the upper end, comprised of “boutique” developments with prices starting at more than $3 million, more than held its own. Overall, the market saw a 37.9% year-over-year decrease in sales and an average 3.4% annual fall in prices to $724 per square foot, according to ...more

The luxury leader mobilizing his troops from the comfort of a pool

Aaron Kirman of Aaron Kirman Group at Compass in Beverly Hills leads in the face of a widening pandemic as his city begins to shut down and his clients start to worry Inman Diaries is a weekly feature tracking the day-to-day activities of America’s leading real estate agents in their own words. This week, Aaron Kirman of Aaron Kirman Group at Compass leads in the face ...more

Laguna Beach estate with ocean-view gym lists for $15.5 million

A Laguna Beach estate listed at $15.5 million estate offers private stair access to the white sandy stretch of Victoria Beach. (Photo by Juwan Li) By SANDRA BARRERA | sbarrera@scng.com | Los Angeles Daily NewsPUBLISHED: April 2, 2020 at 12:29 p.m. | UPDATED: April 2, 2020 at 12:29 p.m. This multi-level house listed at $15.5 million has four bedrooms, an open-concept floor plan and an ocean-view gym complete with steam room and ...more

Luxury Daily covers Pacific Union’s Private View

Pacific Union launches online marketplace for luxury homes California real estate brokerage Pacific Union is adding exclusivity to its listings by launching a digital marketplace for luxury homes. Read on Luxury Daily

Inman cover’s Pacific Union’s Private View

Pacific Union International launches new online portal Beginning this week the marketplace, called Private View, will showcase Pacific Union listings in California exclusively Seeking to compete with rising real estate dynamos like Zillow and Redfin, California brokerage Pacific Union International on Wednesday launched an online real estate marketplace where buyers and sellers can view listings before they hit the general public, the company announced earlier this ...more

San Francisco Chronicle covers Pacific Union Private View

Pacific Union will give public a peek at its private listings Photo: Peter DaSilva / Special To The Chronicle Pacific Union International, California’s second-largest residential real estate broker by volume, is launching a new service this week that will give the public a peek at its “off-MLS listings,” meaning homes for sale that aren’t on a Multiple Listing Service. It’s the latest in a growing ...more

Aaron Kirman’s Bird Street listing makes a splash on the Hartford Courant

Sexy Bird Streets contemporary makes a fashionable return to market A Hollywood Hills West home designed by Bradley Bayou, a couture fashion and interior designer, is back up for sale in Hollywood Hills West at $11.55 million. Set atop a knoll in the Bird Streets neighborhood, the two-story contemporary blends sleek architectural details with a range of high-end materials. Among features are bush-hammered limestone floors, hand-cut ...more

LA Times covers Samantha Nugent’s listing for Battlestar Galactica client

‘Lucifer’ actress Tricia Helfer lists BHPO contemporary for $6.2 million Actress Tricia Helfer of “Lucifer” and “Battlestar Galactica” fame has listed her home in the Beverly Hills Post Office area for sale at $6.195 million. Found within a guard-gated community, the contemporary home is setup for outdoor entertaining with a conversation pit, sports bar, swimming pool and space for al fresco dining. The fenced and ...more

Pacific Union No. 1 independent in Los Angeles Business Journal list of largest residential brokerages

Top Residential Brokerages Near $90B Mark in ‘17 Another hot year for housing prices drove a 15 percent jump in sales among the largest residential real estate brokerages in Los Angeles County, as well as some consolidation among firms on the high end of the market. On this week’s Business Journal list, the 50 largest firms by dollar volume totaled $86.8 billion in sales for ...more