License #: 01492489 Ranked the #6 real estate agent in the country, Santiago Arana has closed billions of dollars of real estate across Los Angeles, taking his place among the most distinguished professionals in the industry.
Part of a power trio that includes Billy Rose and Mauricio Umansky, Santiago joined The Agency in 2014 as Principal and Partner, specializing in high-end residential real estate and new construction across the region’s most coveted neighborhoods. Santiago spearheaded the company’s Westside expansion as Managing Partner of the Brentwood and Pacific Palisades offices. To date, he has closed over $3.5 billion in real estate, netting nearly $2 billion in sales volume from 2017-2020.
For eleven consecutive years, Santiago has placed among the Top 250 Realtors in the United States in the annual REAL Trends Inc. ranking, featured in The Wall Street Journal. In 2020, he represented the top half percent of more than one million REALTORS® nationwide, ranking #6 in the country, #3 in California and #1 west of the 405 freeway. For the second year in a row, Santiago ranked #1 in the country for sales volume by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals® Latino Agent Award. Santiago has also been featured for two consecutive years in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Most Influential People in Real Estate in Los Angeles.
Santiago recently ranked among the top agents driving the L.A. real estate market by The Los Angeles Business Journal, which also named him among the outstanding professionals on its annual list of “Who’s Brokering L.A.” He has also been chosen as one of “Hollywood’s Top 30 Real Estate Agents” by The Hollywood Reporter for ten years running and has been named to Variety’s list of “Showbiz Real Estate Elite” for four consecutive years. No stranger to representing high-profile clients such as Lady Gaga, Lebron James, Larry David, Rick Caruso, Tom Barrack, Anthony Hopkins, “Bond King ” Jeffrey Gundlach and Alessandra Ambrosio, among others, Santiago is artfully discreet and carefully tailors his marketing strategies to fit each individual property while protecting his clients’ privacy.
Renowned for his record-breaking sales throughout L.A., Santiago’s most notable recent sales include 568 N. Tigertail ($23 million) and 565 N. Tigertail ($22.7 million)—both of which were double-ended sales built by Cutting Edge Developments, Santiago's development company—227 N. Tigertail Road ($22,100,000), 167 S. Rockingham Avenue ($20,833,000), 12833 Chalon Road ($20,000,000), 555 N. Tigertail Road ($16,500,000), 333 Crown Drive ($21,500,000), 1627 E. Valley Road in Montecito ($45,000,000), 671 Siena Way in Bel Air ($37,900,000), 30460 Morning View Drive in Malibu ($24,950,000), 14300 W Sunset Boulevard ($20,000,000), 148 S. Bristol ($22,995,000), 321 S. Bristol in Brentwood ($16,780,000) and 23768 Malibu Road ($18,350,000). Among Santiago’s record-breaking sales are 9945 Beverly Grove ($23.8 million, the highest price-per-square-foot sale ever in Beverly Hills Post Office at $2,262 per foot); 14300 W. Sunset Boulevard. ($20 million, the highest-priced sale ever for a single-family home on Sunset Blvd. west of the 405); 609 E. Channel Road ($23 million, Santa Monica’s highest priced sale on record) and 30460 Morning View Drive ($23 million, Malibu Park’s highest-priced sale ever). Santiago currently has listed some of the most iconic and stunning properties in Los Angeles, including The Beverly House (offered at $119,000,000), 21528 Pacific Coast Highway (offered at $40,000,000) and 609 E. Channel Rd (which is back on the market and offered at $50,000,000).
Originally from Sucre, Bolivia, Santiago’s international background has helped build him a strong network of contacts from every corner of the globe. Armed with a degree in Business Administration and Marketing, Santiago offers clients knowledge-backed guidance through the real estate market as well as highly-targeted, future-facing marketing strategies. Santiago is known for his exceptional work ethic, his sharp negotiation skills, stellar ability to close deals and his warm, friendly personality. His network of contacts, professionalism and passion for exceeding clients’ expectations combine to make Santiago the ideal choice for a wide variety of real estate needs and investments. In past roles, Santiago served as Director of the New Construction Division and distinguished himself with his knowledge of and success with new development and investment properties throughout the Westside.