Billy Rose

Named the Number 10 real estate agent in the U.S. by The Wall Street Journal REAL Trends ranking, Founder and President of The Agency Billy Rose has been representing high-net-worth and celebrity clients for more than 30 years. The recipient of numerous accolades, Billy was a Finalist for the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards in 2017 and selected (on multiple occasions) by Variety and The Hollywood Reporter for their Top Real Estate Agent lists. Under his leadership, The Agency has been named among Inc. 5000’s list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country for two consecutive years.

Previously an entertainment and real estate lawyer and motion picture talent agent, Billy understands what it takes to render quality representation—under, at times, high-pressured circumstances—with the utmost of confidentiality and professionalism. "Representing a client in the purchase or sale of a home is not terribly different than buying or selling a movie," says Billy.

The transition from lawyer/agent to realtor was natural for Billy in another way. By the time he obtained his broker's license, Billy had already developed, designed and sold a number of "spec" homes. “Acting as a broker allowed me to take advantage of my various skill sets and apply a multidisciplinary approach to the representation of my clients.”

In September 2011, Billy founded The Agency upon the underlying principle that the brokerage was to operate as an undivided, integrated organization. “I found it incredibly counterintuitive that real estate brokerages not only encouraged, but expected, their agents to brand themselves as separate entities, which, in essence, put them in competition with the umbrella brokerage and their fellow agents. I knew that if we collaborated together as a team, like the law firms and talent agencies with whom I worked, we would be able to dominate the industry.”

As President of The Agency, Billy oversees not only the general (resale) practice of the company, but also the organization’s prodigious, global New Development division and The Agency Creates, a stand-alone creative agency providing design, PR, branding, social media, advertising, web design and digital marketing services for more than $4 Billion in luxury real estate, resort, development and luxury lifestyle brands.

An expert in architecture and design, Billy has served as a judge for the American Institute of Architects Residential Design Awards. He is a frequent guest speaker, panelist and commentator on all things “real estate,” having been featured in such outlets as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Forbes, Financial Times, and CNN.

A native of Los Angeles, Billy is an avid traveler, having explored the farthest corners of the globe. Billy serves on the Board of Directors of Kiss The Ground, a California-based 501(c)(3) environmental non-profit sharing the message that we can regenerate land and reverse climate change by building back healthy soil (and, in the process, save the world).
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My Listings

8 Properties Found. Page 1 of 1

601 S. Windsor Blvd. 90005 SL17-05974


Hunt and Burns classic estate, beautifully restored and expanded by Bowery Design Group, presides over baroque grounds in historic Windsor Square. Awash in period detail, this house hearkens to the ‘roaring twenties’ albeit with 21st Century amenities. A ma...

637 S. Lucerne Blvd. 90005 SL17-05452


Extensively remodeled throughout, this Historic Cultural Monument #403, by John C. Austin, Architect of Griffith Observatory, and reimagined by Xorin Balbes is a rare and magnificent example of authentic early 1900s architecture. Period details include extr...

3416 Beethoven Street 90066 SL17-05775



This newly constructed luxury 'smart home,' conceived by designer Saman Takaloo, offers an oversized pivot door that steps into an airy, spacious room with oak flooring, countless custom features, and a wine cellar under the stairs. Living room exudes views...

1751 Sunset Plaza Drive 90069 SL17-05924



Midway in the Hollywood Hills sits this prominent view lot with approved plans and RTI permits for a proposed 5,072 square foot, four-bedroom, seven-bathroom home, boasting broad covered decks and patios in a curvy flowing indoor-outdoor design. This archit...

712 N Arden Drive 90210 LL17-05491


Tastefully remodeled by renowned designer Wendy Haworth (Gracias Madre and Gratitude Beverly Hills), this fully furnished Hamptons style home with guest house is on the coveted 700 block of one of the Beverly Hills Flats’ best streets. Beautifully pre...

1456 Sunset Plaza Drive 90069 LL16-04063


Just above the famed Sunset Plaza in the Hollywood Hills is legendary architect Richard Neutra’s Lew House (1958), a jewel box restored and enlarged by Marmol Radziner and impeccably maintained by its current owner. Architecturally refined and elegant space...

1813 Marcheeta Place 90069 LL17-05440


This stunning mid-century modern home, updated by Nicholas/Budd Architects, provides the coveted Southern California indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Floor-to-ceiling glass sliding walls offer views of the City skyline and open to the oval-shaped pool (heated both...

212 S. Saltair Avenue 90049 LL17-05221


Ultra-modern Abramson Teiger-designed house conceived for the current owners in the heart of Brentwood. Amazing light in this impeccably maintained, two-story, five-bedroom house with high ceilings, wood floors, open layout and ample amenities. Large glass ...

My SOLD Listings

127 Properties Found. Page 1 of 15

1232 Sunset Plaza Drive | Sunset Strip



Only on a rare occasion do we find a drive-on estate in the Sunset Strip of this scale and capacity, located just seconds from the famed boulevard's array of world-class restaurants, shopping and nightlife. To journey beyond the grand gates and soaring pepp...

609 E. Channel Road 90402 SL15-02185



In Santa Monica Canyon, hidden behind a wall of lush plantings and tall gates, lies one of the most romantic and alluring estates to be offered in Los Angeles in many years. Perfectly positioned near the mouth of the canyon, the 3.3 acre estate is bathed in...

1135 Rivas Canyon Road 90272 SL16-03653



Nestled at the top of the prestigious private enclave of Pacific Palisades known as Rivas Canyon, this long-awaited new construction presents an oasis of serenity, luxury, and unwavering attention to the finest of details. Resting on 3.4 magnificent, lush c...

952 N. Alpine Drive 90210 SL16-03253



North Alpine is celebrity and billionaire row for a reason. A very rare north of Sunset cul-de-sac location that provides privacy, very limited traffic, huge lots and homes. This home is no exception: a spectacular lot, magnificent home and fabulous locatio...

1877 Rising Glen Rd. 90069 SL15-02144



This private, contemporary compound sits on the rim of the coveted “Bird Streets” looking out over the City’s twinkling lights. Designed with an international aesthetic, the modern estate features outstanding attention to detail and impeccable craftsmanship...

720 N. Elm Drive 90210 SL17-05140



Nestled within the exclusive tree-lined streets of the Beverly Hills flats, on more than half an acre, sits this gorgeous country English-style estate. Set behind lush hedges and gates, a large semi-circular driveway is crowned by the home’s stately, vine-c...

14800 Corona Del Mar 90272 SL15-02487



Richard Neutra’s Bailey Case Study House #20 is the timeless centerpiece of the Sam Simon Estate, among the most important properties to come on the market in years. The Simon Estate is comprised of the Bailey House - Case Study House #20 (by Richard Neutra...


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