The perfect blend of British style and American drive, James brings his charisma, intellect and wit as co-founder of luxury real estate firm, Bond Street Partners, to Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles. Born and raised in London, England, James’ entrepreneurial drive started at the tender age of 16. After working as a residential investment agent in the United Kingdom, he headed west to Los Angeles to broaden his horizons and enjoy the California sunshine.
Today, James is living the American Dream, working in a city he loves with an incredibly talented group of people. He and business partner, David Parnes, specialize in high-end residential real estate and investment properties in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood, the Hollywood Hills, Malibu, the Pacific Palisades and the greater Los Angeles region.
James and David sold over $165 million of real estate in 2014, over $250 million for 2015 and are on target to sell over $300 million in 2016. Their sales volume is growing at a formidable pace year on year with 49 sales in 2015 and 33 sales so far in 2016. James has proven that his exceptional service and attention to each and every one of his clients is the recipe to his success.
Notable 2015 sales by the partners include the prized property on L.A.'s famous Melrose Place, home to the boutiques of renowned designers such as Oscar De La Renta and Chloé. Most recently, the partners sold the famed Hustler store on Sunset Blvd. for $18.5 Million, as well as the $30 million sale of 438 N. Faring Road in Holmby Hills, a deal in which they represented both the buyer and the seller.
Building on this incredible success, this year the partners have expanded their listing inventory to include a trophy $40-million-dollar commercial building on Sunset Boulevard, a $40 million dollar Holmby Hills estate, a Silicon Valley development opportunity for $30 million, an ocean view Malibu compound for $25 million and a luxury estate in the Beverly Hills Flats $17.5 million. Their listing portfolio currently exceeds a staggering $325 million and includes some of the city’s most impressive properties with a wide range of listings in the $2-10 million range. Their exclusive clientele is comprised of countless celebrities, producers, business managers, agents, heads of Fortune 500 companies and numerous high-net worth individuals.
James has earned many recent accolades including being named one of "Hollywood's Top 25 Real Estate Agents" by The Hollywood Reporter in 2014, 2015 and 2016. He was also recently listed in The Wall Street Journal, 2015 and 2016 REAL Trends’ “Top 1000 agents in America.”