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James Harris

Principal
(Licensed as James Simon Harris)
License: DRE #1909801
The perfect blend of British style and American drive, James Harris brings his charisma, intellect and wit to Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles. Born and raised in London, England, Harris' entrepreneurial drive started at the tender age of 16. After working as a residential investment agent in the United Kingdom, Harris headed west to Los Angeles to broaden his horizon and to enjoy the California sunshine.



Today, Harris 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, Holmby Hills, Sunset Strip, the Hollywood Hills, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Malibu and the greater Los Angeles region.

The partners' "no-nonsense" approach to closing deals, coupled with their extensive network of high-net-worth international and domestic clients, have enabled them to reach a steady incline in sales year over year, with over $3 billion in sales since 2017. These staggering sales figures earned the partners The Agency’s MVP Award in 2017, 2018 and 2019 and The Agency’s Chairman Award in 2020. Harris has proven that his exceptional service and attention to each and every one of his clients is the recipe to his success.

The partners have broken numerous records. They represented the seller in the $120 million dollar sale of 594 S. Mapleton in Holmby Hills—also known as The Manor— setting the record for the highest sale in Holmby Hills, the 6th highest sale ever in Los Angeles County and the 10th highest sale in U.S. history. The partners also represented the seller in the $72.5 million dollar sale of a home in the Trousdale area of Beverly Hills—marking the highest sale in Beverly Hills history in 2019. They also had the highest sale in the Beverly Flats in 2019 for $32.3 million and the highest since 2012 in the Hollywood Hills/Sunset Strip for $35.5 million.

Other notable sales include representing the buyer of a Malibu estate for $69.9 Million, the buyer of 630 Nimes Road—Le Belvedere—for $56 Million and the seller of a newly developed property at 900 Stradella Rd. in Bel Air for $41 Million. For the $30 Million sale of 438 N. Faring Road in Holmby Hills and the $30 Million sale at 200 N. Delfern in Holmby Hills, they represented both the Buyer and the Seller. James and David also facilitated the sale of a prized property on L.A.'s famous Melrose Place, home to the boutiques of renowned designers such as Oscar De La Renta and Chloé, and the famed Hustler store on Sunset Blvd. for $18.5 Million.

Building on this incredible success, James and David have expanded their listing inventory to include a $48 million development opportunity in the Sunset Strip area, a brand new Bel Air estate priced at $45 million and several large trophy estates which are currently under construction. Their current listing portfolio is worth an astonishing $1.2 Billion and includes some of the City’s most impressive properties. Their exclusive clientele is comprised of countless celebrities, producers, business managers, agents, heads of Fortune 500 companies and high-net worth individuals.

James Harris has earned many recent accolades including being named in Variety’s Showbiz Real Estate Elite in 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020, The Hollywood Reporter’s Top 25 Agents in 2015, 2017, 2018 & 2019. The partners were also named on the Wall St. Journal Real Trends list for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020. They were also listed on The Real Deal’s list of top agents for 2017, 2018 & 2019 and were ranked #12 on the Los Angeles Business Journal’s list of Residential Real Estate Agents for 2017 & ranked #34 in 2018.

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 at work, James and his family love going to the beach and spending quality time together. A firm believer in giving back to the community, Harris is heavily involved in various humanitarian causes including the Jewish Federation Community and CHLA (Children's Hospital Of Los Angeles).

James's Listings

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Gallery Row, Los Angeles, CA
$85,000,000
10 BD, 20 BA, 21,000 SF, single-family
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Century City, Los Angeles, CA
$27,995,000
4 BD, 7.5 BA, 9,290 SF, condo
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Hollywood Hills West, Los Angeles, CA
$16,750,000
4 BD, 7 BA, 8,339 SF, single-family
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Venice Beach, Venice, CA
$9,995,000
5 BD, 7.5 BA, 7,102 SF, single-family
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Sunset Strip, West Hollywood, CA
$8,000,000
3 BD, 3.5 BA, 2,310 SF, condo
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Beverly Crest, Beverly Hills, CA
$7,245,000
4 BD, 5 BA, 5,245 SF, single-family
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Hollywood Hills West, Los Angeles, CA
$6,695,000
4 BD, 3.5 BA, 4,658 SF, single-family
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Hollywood Hills West, Los Angeles, CA
$5,999,000
4 BD, 6 BA, 5,000 SF, single-family
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Bel Air, Los Angeles, CA
$4,899,990
5 BD, 4.5 BA, 4,684 SF, single-family
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Melrose, Los Angeles, CA
$2,845,000
2 BD, 0 BA, 3,152 SF, income property
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Studio City, Studio City, CA
$1,495,000
4 BD, 3 BA, 1,764 SF, single-family
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Santa Eulària Des Riu, Spain
$1,102,969
7 BD, 7 BA, 5,381 SF, single-family
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Woodland Hills, Woodland Hills, CA
$1,095,000
4 BD, 3 BA, 1,959 SF, single-family
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Bel Air, Los Angeles, CA
⬆︎ $300,000
1 BD, 1 BA, 2,265 SF, single-family
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Sunset Strip, West Hollywood, CA
$35,000
3 BD, 3.5 BA, 3,417 SF, condo
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Beverly Hills Post Office, Beverly Hills, CA
$34,900
4 BD, 4 BA, 5,017 SF, single-family
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Beverly Hills, CA
$25,000
5 BD, 4 BA, 3,147 SF, single-family
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Dec 6, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bel Air, Los Angeles, CA
$16,999
5 BD, 4.5 BA, 4,684 SF, single-family
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West Adams, Culver City, CA
$15,500
2 BD, 2 BA, 1,552 SF, condo
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West Adams, Culver City, CA
$12,500
2 BD, 2 BA, 1,216 SF, condo
courtesy of The Agency

James's Transaction History

Address Type
594 Mapleton Holmby Hills, CA  90024 Sold
900 Stradella Road Los Angeles, CA  90077 Sold
8408 Hillside Avenue Los Angeles, CA  90069 Sold
200 Delfern Drive Los Angeles, CA  90077 Sold
438 N. Faring Road Los Angeles, CA  90077 Sold
8483 Melrose Place West Hollywood , CA  90069 Sold
911 Tione Los Angeles, CA  90077 Sold
10281 Charing Cross Road Los Angeles, CA  90024 Sold
979 Bel Air Road Los Angeles, CA  90077 Sold
1 W Century Drive Ph40 Los Angeles, CA  90067 Sold
11507 Orum Road Los Angeles, CA  90049 Sold
9520 Hidden Valley Road Beverly Hills, CA  90210 Sold
3000 Benedict Canyon Drive Beverly Hills, CA  90210 Sold
333 S. Mapleton Drive Bel Air, California  90077 Sold
1250 Hilldale Avenue Los Angeles, CA  90069 Sold
808 N. Alpine Drive Beverly Hills, CA  90210 Sold
709 N Arden Drive Beverly Hills, CA  90210 Sold
8927 St. Ives Drive Los Angeles, CA  90069 Sold
931 Linda Flora Los Angeles, CA  90049 Sold
1475 Bel Air Road Los Angeles, CA  90077 Sold
905 Corsica Drive Pacific Palisades, CA  90272 Sold
1814 N. Doheny Drive Los Angeles, CA  90069 Sold
900 Stradella Road Los Angeles, CA  90077 Sold
528 N. Palm Beverly Hills, CA  90210 Sold
31504 Victoria Point Road Malibu, CA  90265 Sold
325 Mount Holyoke Avenue Pacific Palisades, CA  90272 Sold
9300 Beverly Crest Drive Beverly Hills, California  90210 Sold
3307 Clerendon Road Beverly Hills, California  90210 Sold
11011 Anzio Road Los Angeles, CA  90077 Sold
8931 St. Ives Drive Los Angeles, CA  90069 Sold