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 The Agency. Together with longtime colleague David Parnes, James specializes in high-end residential real estate and investment properties in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood, Hollywood Hills, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, and the greater Los Angeles region.
Proving that exceptional service and attention to each and every client is the recipe to success, James’ and David’s no-nonsense approach to closing deals, coupled with their extensive network of high-net-worth international and domestic clients, resulted in the sale of over $165 million of real estate in 2014 and $232 million in 2015 and 2016. Following suit, 2017 has already proven to be a record-breaking year for the two with over $300 million in sales in the first quarter alone.
James’ and David’s vast portfolio of sales includes prized property on L.A.'s iconic Melrose Place, home to the boutiques of renowned designers such as Oscar De La Renta and Chloé, and the famed Hustler store on Sunset Boulevard for $18.5 million. Most recently, James and David represented the $30 million sale of 438 N. Faring Road in Holmby Hills, a deal in which they represented both the buyer and the seller; a $30 million sale at 200 N. Delfern in Holmby Hills, in which they represented both the buyer and the seller; plus a $25 million development opportunity in Bel Air and an $18 million development opportunity in Holmby Hills. The pair also represented the third-highest sale ever in Malibu for a staggering $69.9 million.
Building on this incredible success, James and David have expanded their listing inventory in 2017 to include a $40 million dollar Holmby Hills estate and two newly developed view estates in Bel Air listed for $45 million and $35 million. Their listing portfolio currently exceeds $275 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.
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. Since then, he has earned numerous industry accolades, including being named one of "Hollywood's Top 25 Real Estate Agents" by The Hollywood Reporter in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 and counted among REAL Trends’ Top 1,000 Agents in America in 2015 and 2016.
James is happily married to his beautiful wife, Valeria, and together they have two daughters, Sofia and Chloe. His three girls are the light of his life. When he is not serving his clients in real estate, James and his family love going to the beach and spending quality time together. A firm believer in giving back to the community, he is heavily involved in various humanitarian causes including the Jewish Federation Community and Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.