Billy Rose

Billy Rose was recently named the No. 10 realtor in the U.S. by The Wall Street Journal. He has been representing high net-worth and celebrity clients for more than 25 years; first, as an entertainment and real estate lawyer, then as a motion picture agent, and now as a broker. As a result, Rose 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 their home is not terribly different than buying or selling their movie," says Rose.

The transition from lawyer/agent to realtor was natural for Rose in another way. By the time he obtained his broker's license, Rose had already developed, designed and sold a number of "spec" homes. "After seeing my homes, a lot of my friends were asking for my advice on real estate, and, in my quest to find new projects, I realized that I was seeing way more properties than most realtors. Representing buyers and sellers of real estate seemed like a natural progression.”

Though he's no longer officially part of the "Hollywood Shuffle", Hollywood is still attached to Rose. Several internationally renowned celebrities and high-level entertainment executives have all owned and/or currently live in homes created by Billy Rose Design & Development. "Being a developer has made me a better realtor. As a result of my building experience, I can help a buyer understand and appreciate what a property can become, as well as what it will take to achieve that vision. Moreover, since I am an active investor in real estate, I feel I am more aware of the subtleties of values and trends in pricing than those who are just agents (and who are, in essence, spending someone else's money).”

A native of Los Angeles, on any given day, Rose can be found traversing the city from Point Dume to Downtown LA – in search of properties for clients. "Some agents like to focus their efforts on a particular neighborhood. I know it's more work, but I pride myself in being up-to-speed on what's happening throughout the city. As a result, I can better help clients assess alternative areas; I can effectively assist clients in their transition from their Hollywood Hills view house to their Westside family home; and I have a better overall knowledge of the Los Angeles real estate market as a whole.”

In September 2011, Rose and partners Mauricio Umansky and Blair Chang founded The Agency, a boutique, real estate brokerage firm representing buyers and sellers of luxury properties and architecturally-distinct and design-centric homes. The Agency’s principal office is located in Beverly Hills, California, and The Agency is currently in the process of establishing multiple offices around the world. Prior to establishing The Agency, Rose (with Chang) co-founded and served as the Executive Director of the Architectural Division at Prudential California Realty, where Rose’s team, Rose Chang, was the number 1 sales team for Los Angeles County for 4 of the last 5 years. Rose Chang was named by The Wall Street Journal as one of the United States’ Top 100 Residential Realtor Teams multiple times.

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Casa Finisterra


Perched 250 feet above the Pacific Ocean on the southern most tip of the Baja Peninsula, Casa Finisterra boasts sweeping 180 degree views of one of the rare places in the world where the desert meets the ocean. The approximately 7,500-square-foot, five-bed...

6660 Happy Canyon Road 93460 SL17-06040


This architecturally-significant modernist house, designed by Michael Palladino of Richard Meier Partners (known around the world for such master works as The Getty Center, the Burda and Arp Museums in Germany, and the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art),...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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126 Properties Found. Page 1 of 14

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 Road 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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