THR Lists Hollywood's Top 25 Real Estate Agents
Mega mansions, legendary estates and beachside behemoths: Who's moving the mega properties owned by everyone from Beyonce to the Beckhams.
PETER MAURICE, Rodeo Realty
Maurice spent four years as vp legal affairs at 20th Century Fox before becoming a realtor in 1992. "Real estate allowed me to blend my background as a transaction lawyer with my interest in residential property architecture and construction," says Maurice, whose clients includes many top studio players. This year sales will top off at $100 million.
JADE MILLS, Coldwell Banker Previews Int'l
One of L.A.'s real-estate record shatterers, Mills last year racked up more than $300 million in sales; this year, she's in line to beat that number for total lifetime sales that would better the $3 billion mark. Clients have been known to ride in the backseat of her car, where she will occasionally put cardboard on the windows for homemade paparazzi proofing. However, Mills' unaffected attitude might be her ultimate selling tool, despite the consistent mega deals: "For clients who don't want to stop for lunch, I'll just pack sandwiches and drinks in the car so that we keep going all day."
MYRA NOURMAND, Nourmand & Associates
Her clients may be David Geffen, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Sheryl Crow, but Nourmand is all about old-school networking: Fellow Beverly Hills public school moms were her first clients in the late '80s, and now her kids' friends and colleagues are A-listers in their own right. "At this point, I've sold some clients six or seven homes over the decades," she says. "The ball keeps getting bigger and the dollar signs better."
DAVID OFFER, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Specializing in Brentwood, Santa Monica and the Palisades for more than two decades, Offer was perfectly positioned to ride the area's influx of celebrities and industry insiders. Not that he's about chasing the big names. "If you do a good job, word gets out and people tell their friends," says the realtor, whose career sales total more than $1.8 billion. Offer looks to finish the year with $225 million in sales.
TAMI PARDEE, Pardee Properties
In tight-knit Venice, where local status is everything, Pardee reigns practically unrivaled. With Abbott Kinney offices for her 20-plus agents and a staggering 128 transactions in 2013 (totaling $195 million), she has crested the area's wild real estate boom as people like Zach Galifianakis and CAA agent Roeg Sutherland have flocked to the area for its high-low boho appeal.
KURT RAPPAPORT, Westside Estate Agency
As co-founder of Westside Estate, Rappaport handles some of the highest-profile home sales in L.A. for celebrity clients like Madonna and Ellen DeGeneres. "Shopping for real estate in a helicopter is par for the course," says the realtor, whose firm handles more than $2 billion in annual sales. Rappaport himself has owned and remodeled more than 15 homes, but one of his favorites might be his current home: a newly constructed Scott Mitchell-designed spread on a 6-acre Malibu bluff that houses his art collection consisting of work by Sterling Ruby, Oscar Murillo and Richard Prince.