Craig Knizek

Craig Knizek is a multi-faceted real estate entrepreneur. He currently serves as a Director of the Estates division for the dynamic Beverly Hills brokerage, The Agency. He also founded Prescott Properties, a real estate design/development company that renovates and builds spec homes.

Craig grew up in the West San Fernando Valley, attending El Camino Real high school, UC Santa Barbara, and the University of Stirling in Scotland. He lives in Sherman Oaks, and has two daughters who attend the Oakwood School in North Hollywood.

“I love where I live, and I enjoy serving my neighbors, friends, and their circle of friends. It’s rewarding being involved with clients whom I like, in such a huge moment in their lives. I share the excitement with them. Selling a house can be a positive catalyst of change for people. I also really like that my kids see me helping clients achieve that goal.”

Craig spent twenty years working in the film/television industry, collaborating with illustrious creative talent, shepherding and producing their creative vision. As Producer of Sony/NBC’s hit series “Mad About You,” and the original Associate Producer of “The Simpsons,” Craig negotiated deals and schedules with high-ranking studio executives, talent agents, managers and attorneys throughout the entertainment industry. He’s proud to be able to translate his new skill set as a realtor to helping his colleagues from the entertainment industry.

“As a television Producer, my task was to shepherd my writer/director’s vision, to understand their creative desire- to “get it’ and, to make it happen…on budget, and most definitely, on schedule. That’s how I approach my job as a realtor. I understand and truly value the relationship of trusted advisor.”

Craig’s initial transition into real estate was through collaborating with his wife, designer Allison Knizek (she designed Vice-President Dan Quayle’s daughter’s inaugural wardrobe), to renovate and build quality “spec” homes that attracted acclaim and high value sales. The expertise they developed in construction has informed every piece of advice he now offers to clients about how best to allocate resources to a home as they prepare to sell, or to clients wondering how to budget desired remodeling projects for a prospective purchase. As a developer shepherding his investors’ funds, Craig fielded constant requests from clients to find them homes like ones that he had built, and thus developed a new avenue of representing Buyer & Seller clients. He has represented clients for the past four years, booking sales throughout the San Fernando Valley from Hidden Hills and Bell Canyon to Encino, Sherman Oaks, Studio City and Toluca Lake.

Craig recently left his own successful solo practice at Prescott Properties to join The Agency. “I respected (founders) Mauricio and Billy’s ambition to exceed their already high level of achievement by creating something dynamic and impactful. I knew as a small business owner that I could benefit from their increased level of resources, technology, and expertise. They’re also just great guys.”

He’s active in his community, hosting a foundation at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and being a member of Provisors business networking community.
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My Listings

15 Properties Found. Page 1 of 2

24002 Long Valley Road 91302 SL17-05583

 

A celebration of modern refinement and time-honored tradition, this unprecedented estate has been stunningly reimagined from the ground up, showcasing exquisite European craftsmanship throughout nearly 9,600 square feet of living space. Tucked behind th...

3657 Woodhill Canyon Road 91604 SL17-05403

 

One of the most significant estate sites in the entire San Fernando Valley. Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase three adjacent homes on five separate parcels in prime south-of-the-boulevard Studio City. Coveted location in the prestigious Silver Tria...

16780 Oak View Drive 91436 SL17-05919

 

Montecito meets Encino at this unrivaled compound commanding an impressive 1.5-acre knoll. The spectacular setting is crowned by three contiguous homes and a pool casita that together total over 10,100 square feet of separate but cohesive living spaces. Fro...

5069 Chicopee Avenue 91316 SL17-05813

 

This 6,400-square-foot Cape Cod masterpiece is one of the nicest residences in Amestoy Estates. An extraordinary home with exquisite detail featuring five bedrooms, six bathrooms, office, pool house, formal dining, and living room. The chef\'s kitchen inclu...

Amazing Opportunity To Purchase Noted Designer ...

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MLS® #17237380

Amazing opportunity to purchase noted designer Evan Gaskin's latest masterpiece before it's completed. Opportunity to work with Gaskin Design to select finishes for this brand new East Coast traditional on a prized, gated, private street. Right around the c...

19321 Wells Drive 91356 SL17-05843

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Amazing brand new construction. Gorgeous setting. This private lot welcomes with stately curb appeal. The circular driveway behind two gates and high-privacy hedges provide ample parking. Soaring high ceilings with unique rough-hewn beams complement the mod...

4717 Encino Avenue 91316 SL17-05269

 

What a wonderful place to live. Classic Tuscany estate with hip, modern flair and the best backyard. Completely re-done with sophisticated style, this private celebrity estate offers tremendous value in this prime Rancho Estates area of Encino. Although...

4614 Rubio Avenue 91436 DL17-05107

 

Lovely traditional in prime south of Ventura Boulevard and Lanai school district. On a quiet cul-de-sac with circular driveway, minutes from shopping and Schul. Huge flat grassy yard with pool, surrounded by towering trees. Downstairs master with dual walk-...

3100 Oakshire Drive 90068 SL17-05224

 

Mature specimen trees, a quaint brook, the lush verdant nature offers an amazing canvas for an owner/builder to create their personal vision on this very special and rare land. Within this parcel of raw land are multiple sites for various structures. Gorgeo...

My SOLD Listings

153 Properties Found. Page 1 of 17

17085 Rancho Street 91316 SL17-05322

SOLD

 

Noted developers perfectly honored the famed music legend "Smokey Robinson Estate " with a thoughtful renovation and expansion, crafting the ultimate trophy residence with unparalleled grace, and grandeur that matches Smokey's inimitable style. Superlati...

30 Latimer Road 90402 SL13-00639

SOLD

 

Private, serene, & incredibly special, 30 Latimer Road is a home where you can create your own California lifestyle, at the very end of the road in coveted Rustic Canyon. Perfectly set on over 3.2 acres (approximately 2 acres flat), this 1969 Kenneth L...

15967 Valley Vista Blvd 91436 SL17-04382

SOLD

 

The pinnacle in design and architecture is achieved in this developers own newly constructed masterpiece. Sited on close to half an acre behind gates with an approximately 7,736 square foot main house, approximately 2,669 square foot guest house and extraor...

1524 Lachman Ln

SOLD

 

Breathtaking panoramic ocean and city views in one of the Palisades most coveted hillside neighborhoods. This Mediterranean oasis offers inspiring ocean and mountain views accented by an expansive infinity pool. The backyard is an entertainers paradise wit...

5625 Round Meadow Road 91302 SL17-04139

SOLD

 

Stunning perfection in the coveted guard-gated equestrian community of Hidden Hills. This stately traditional, set back off the street, discretely hidden behind mature foliage is warm, inviting, sophisticated and impressive. The grand two-story entry is fra...

3701 Longridge Ave 91423 SL16-03595

SOLD

 

This spectacular Spanish estate has been stunningly restored and reimagined by noted Hollywood designer Charles Infante to offer contemporary elegance while preserving all the glamour of its storied past. Tucked behind double gates in the prestigious Lon...

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