Six emerging heavyweights on the Hollywood real estate scene: Aaron Kirman Group’s Dalton Gomez, RE / MAX’s Shavonda Hill, Compass’ Lily Harfouche, The Agency’s Cooper Mount, and the duo of Douglas Elliman Learka Bosnak and Heather T. Roy , all emphasize one marker of business success: discretion.
Hill, who represented Kenya Barris in two transactions this year, has established herself as a preferred choice for high-profile buyers through word of mouth. “A lot of them want privacy and anonymity where they shop,” Hill says of his celebrity clients. “If this is where your kids go to rest, they don’t want everyone to know that.”
Harfouche, who recently sold Pink, along with star couple Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson, agrees: “I’d rather be as much of a secret agent as possible. Whether you’re a celebrity or not, buying a home is a very intimate experience. “
Malibu native Mount is still riding the wave of the quarantine boom in coastal cities as he anticipates a record $ 100 million in sales by 2021.
“The rental market exploded when no one was able to leave the city,” Mount says of the effects of the pandemic. “That drove everything.”
For Roy and Bosnak, business partners since 2006, their clients have come to seek what they call “co-primary homes” or vacation spots turned into permanent residences.
“Suddenly a house on the beach was a [home]along with a place in the city, ”says Roy. The couple have recently found new homes, according to public records, for Nahnatchka Khan, Julie Plec, Stephany Folsom and Zuri Hall.
Gomez, Ariana Grande’s husband, began working under great agent Aaron Kirman and has since struck his own deals with stars like Ella Mai and Justin Bieber. But like his peers, Gomez trusts his reputation. “I’m not one to market myself,” he says. “I try to do my best for all my clients, and that translates into a referral business.”
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