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

10351 Washington Blvd. 90232 SL17-05121


MLS® #c10942

Stunning showcase building for successful creative entrepreneur. Paul McLean designed A plus building located directly across from Sony Studios, close to 20th Century Fox and Sillicon Beach. Sophisticated executive office with wine cellar/bar, private bath...

5625 Round Meadow Road 91302 SL17-04139

MLS® #17191372

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...

2710 Country Ridge Road #Lot 2 91302 SL16-03578

MLS® #17196486

Paso Fino is one of the most spacious estates in the Country Ridge collection featuring a remarkable 12 acres of unspoiled countryside, gently sloping hillsides and native canyon. Perfectly sited for enjoying the equestrian lifestyle, Paso Fino offers ampl...

4540 Encino Avenue 91316 SL17-04925


MLS® #17233806

Grand and impressive curb appeal. Newly remodeled 7,800-square-foot Spanish colonial, private, gated estate. Inside all the latest amenities are in place within this modern floor plan that flows perfectly for sophisticated entertaining. High ceilings, gener...

Amazing Opportunity To Purchase Noted Designer ...


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...

4142 Benedict Canyon Drive 91423 SL17-05050


MLS® #17239340

Marvel at the opulent finishes in this nearly new East Coast traditional. Framed by towering Redwood trees, just minutes from Ventura Blvd and easy Westside access, the scale of the high ceilings and the open floor plan inspire delight. Supreme privacy with...

16144 High Valley 91435 SL17-04935


MLS® #17233844

Gated 6,500-square-foot estate on quiet cul-de-sac in prime Encino's highly coveted Royal Oaks Estates. This exquisitely maintained home offers a flexible floor plan including three downstairs bedroom suites including original master suite and spacious livi...

14541 Deervale Place 91403 SL17-04610

MLS® #17233858

The ultimate view property. Serenely perched atop a private knoll on a quiet cul-de-sac street off Beverly Glen. Prime access to Century City and Westwood, with easy access to Ventura Blvd’s shopping, restaurants and freeways. Flat grassy yard and huge outd...

3917 Ventura Canyon Avenue 91423 SL17-04609

MLS® #17219092

A magical hidden treasure in the hills of Sherman Oaks. So very private, this Ralph Bowerman (AIA) architectural with 88 windows is nestled among serene canyon views and bucolic shady trees, with a cooling breeze providing comfort and a sense of another pla...

My SOLD Listings

137 Properties Found. Page 1 of 16

30 Latimer Road 90402 SL13-00639


MLS® #13681169

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


MLS® #17208084

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


MLS® #16149202

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...

3701 Longridge Ave 91423 SL16-03595


MLS® #16152190

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...

Stunning Modern Architectural Home Located In T...


MLS® #15900613

Stunning modern architectural home located in the most prime section of Outpost Estates on a quiet cul-de-sac with extraordinarily rare & spectacular views of the city, Runyon Canyon as well as the ocean. Incredible open floor plan designed for entertaining...

4630 Encino Avenue 91316 SL13-00927


MLS® #14759219

Perched atop a private knoll behind double-gates, this stunning 10,000 sf Architectural masterpiece on almost 2 acres provides every luxury amenity you'd ever desire for a lifestyle richly deserved. Soaring 30 ft high ceilings, Infinity edge pool that enjoy...

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