The Agency is excited to welcome Samuel Vaden to its growing team of top-flight agents working out of the company’s Brentwood office. Having co-founded both an advertising technology and digital music startup in Santa Monica, Samuel can not only relate to clients within these creative industries but knows firsthand how important collaborative teamwork, camaraderie and one’s reputation is to the success of an organization.
Elated for the opportunity to join The Agency, Samuel stated, “The unwavering commitment to their agents and the contagious positive energy felt in the various offices speaks volumes. I’m eager to bring my learned experiences, insights and personal contacts from the various start-up scenes—Silicon Beach & Silicon Valley—to The Agency.”
Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Samuel lived and worked in Miami Beach, Florida, accumulating a 5 year portfolio of high-end, luxury residential real estate sales and consulting experience. This attribute appeals to Santiago Arana, Principal and Partner of the company’s Brentwood office, who commented, “Samuel’s success as an agent in Miami will come in handy when working with clientele who lead bicoastal lives. Additionally, his personal and professional connections span multiple platforms—music, entertainment, media, advertising—which will prove invaluable here at The Agency.”
Whether his clients want to work and live in the thick of the startup scene/tech hub (Santa Monica, Venice, Marina Del Rey) or desire a certain level of privacy and separation from the fast pace intensity of the dynamic startup culture (Brentwood, Beverly Hills), Samuel understands the factors that will impact their buying/selling decisions. These include where the individuals (and their firms) are in terms of typical investment stages, whether they are relocating from a city with a different personality and whether they plan to live permanently in Southern California, to name a few.
“I have the utmost confidence that The Agency will stand behind me as I push the envelope in how I conduct my business day in and day out, whether it be creative marketing ideas or networking opportunities. That peace of mind is invaluable and drives me to work harder,” adds Samuel.