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 is also the co-managing partner for both the Sherman Oaks and Calabasas offices. He has been named by the Wall Street Journal as among the top 250 brokers in the United States for the past three years. 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 attended the Oakwood School in North Hollywood, and now study at UC Berkely & Pitzer College.

“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. His tenacity in securing a deal is evidenced by the 15 years he spent pursuing the rights to “The Tonight Show staring Johnny Carson,” for which he’s credited as a Producer on the innovative new NBC/SeeSo streaming series “There’s Johnny.” He’s proud to be able to translate his new skill set as a realtor to helping his colleagues from the entertainment industry.

Craig and his wife, designer Allison Knizek have built fifteen “spec” homes, a skill that informs 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 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 proudly serves on the Child Life executive committee, and administers the Adam Hunter Knizek memorial fund at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

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Vacant Land Winding Way 90265 SL18-07049

 

Where the Santa Monica Mountains meet the ocean on Malibu’s prestigious Winding Way. Peaceful country living, only 15 miles from Santa Monica. The first time on the market as a dual parcel, this extraordinary Malibu property offers breathtaking panoramic oc...

27580 Winding Way 90265 SL18-06437

 

Southern California splendor blends with equestrian refinement on this almost 11 acre Malibu ranch. Where the Santa Monica Mountains meet the ocean on Malibu’s prestigious Winding Way. Peaceful country living, only 15 miles from Santa Monica. The first ...

16144 High Valley Place 91436 SL18-07169

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The most exquisite home in the exclusive Royal Oaks celebrity enclave area of Encino. Sitting at the end of a cul-de-sac, this newly built private luxury estate offers every amenity for the discerning homeowner. Protected by tall hedges and security g...

4626 Encino Avenue 91316 SL18-06994

 

The house that Tom built. Music icon Tom Petty’s former residence, which he had built to his inspired specifications, has been lovingly renovated, and now ready for its next owner to enjoy. Supremely private, at the end of a secluded lane, in Encino’s desir...

15941 Skytop Road 91436 SL18-07535

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Meticulously renovated Royal Oaks midcentury modern estate. Set on over an acre of gated park-like grounds, this four-bedroom, five-bathroom architectural gem features an open floor plan that wraps around a sparkling pool. This sleek, sexy and hip off-marke...

10700 Oakdale Drive 91311 SL18-07398

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The burgeoning North Valley hosts an incredible chance to build up to six spectacular residences within the esteemed guard-gated community of Monteria Estates. Close to coveted schools Chaminade, Sierra Canyon and Viewpoint, this collection of over two-acre...

4561 Tara Drive 91436 SL18-07119

 

A beautifully remodeled Tennis Court estate, set upon a generous half-acre of lush grounds in coveted Clark Gable Estates. Prime location on a quiet cul-de-sac behind private gates. This neighborhood boasts the tranquility of hidden utilities and the s...

17414 Magnolia Blvd. 91316 SL17-06093

 

Absolute privacy in prestigious Amestoy Estates – hidden off a quiet cul-de-sac, behind a gate with camera security system, this gorgeous custom, remodeled residence opens to a huge flat lot. The upper level features a remodeled master suite with new...

5155 Valjean Avenue 91436 SL18-06452

 

Great value for an amazing new house. This gated farmhouse is located on a lovely street in prime Encino. The 6,000-square-foot home uniquely mixes a modern flair with traditional elegance. Featuring ample parking past the gated entryway, guests enter throu...

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17085 Rancho Street 91316 SL17-05322

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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

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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...

13262 Galewood Street 91423 SL17-06008

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Set securely atop a gated private knoll, off a quiet street, this iconic Longridge Estates property, showcases stately, traditional architecture. The impeccably maintained and enhanced home and grounds provide a case study in architecture designed to gr...

16780 Oak View Drive 91436 SL18-06234

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Classic Montecito style in Clark Gable Estates. This unrivaled, newer-built compound commands astounding views and multiple structures on an impressive flat one-and-a-half acre gated, private knoll. The spectacular setting is crowned by three contiguous...

Luxury And Artistry Come Together In This New M...

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Luxury and artistry come together in this new Modern Spanish on an expansive street-to-street lot. A short distance from the bluffs and convenient to village schools, shops and restaurants, the home features 6 bedrooms and 8 baths, including a handsome off...

15967 Valley Vista Blvd. 91436 SL17-04382

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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

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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...

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