James Hirsch is a native New Yorker whose family’s move out west culminated with a BA in Economics from the University of Southern California and an entrenchment into the life and culture of Encino and greater Los Angeles. Over the next 25 years, his work and leadership in commercial construction would broaden and diversify an aptitude and propensity for residential real estate. Bringing over two decades of bold and astute direction in commercial construction and a lifelong passion for real estate to The Agency’s office in Brentwood, James utilizes his diverse array of experiences to produce the results his clients deserve. His real estate acumen is constantly renewed and given sharper definition through a lifestyle dedicated to serving his community and his clients with an unparalleled attention, professionalism and integrity.
James’ parents sparked the entry point into real estate, as they successfully bought and “flipped” homes throughout his childhood. When they decided to pull up stakes and head west to California, James took with him an inundation with the nature of buying and selling the places we call home.
After graduating from USC, James worked toward a successful career in commercial construction, where he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of a national, metal-manufacturing corporation. It was during this time that he continued a relentless pursuit of his passion for residential real estate by purchasing, renovating and selling several homes in both his hometown of Encino and Park City, Utah.
Today, James continues to make his home in Encino with is wife of 23 years and is a proud father of two wonderful daughters. A natural skier and golfer, James owns a distinct and seasoned affinity for the city and climate of his workplace, having been a member of the Brentwood Country Club since 1983. His strong connection to his community persists through his active involvement in several charitable organizations, including: The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and the Guardians Foundation.