Santiago Arana

Ranked #7 in the country, Santiago Arana has gained a reputation as one of the most distinguished real estate agents in Los Angeles, garnering national recognition that includes being named among the Top 250 Realtors in the United States by Real Trends as advertised in The Wall Street Journal for eight consecutive years.

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 in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Holmby Hills, the Sunset Strip, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Santa Monica and Malibu. Spearheading the company’s new Westside offices in Brentwood and Pacific Palisades, he doubled his business in 2016 with his sales volume topping $305 Million. To date, Santiago has closed over $2 Billion worth of real estate, netting over $420 Million in sales volume in 2017 alone.

In addition to being featured by Variety and NRT, Santiago was also chosen as one of “Hollywood’s Top 25 Real Estate Agents” by The Hollywood Reporter in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Last year, he represented the top one half of one percent of more than 1 million REALTORS® nationwide by ranking #7 in the country, #3 in California and #1 west of the 405 freeway. No stranger to representing clients such as Lady Gaga, Larry David, “Bond King” Jeffrey Gundlach, and Alessandra Ambrosio, among others, Santiago excels in the art of discretion whilst under the limelight, taking great care to tailor his marketing strategies to fit each individual property. He has the utmost respect for his clients’ confidentiality and privacy.

Originally from Sucre, Bolivia, and with Spanish/Croatian roots, Santiago benefits from his cosmopolitan background and experience as well as a wealth of international contacts. He earned a degree in Business Administration and Marketing and uses his education to take a sophisticated approach to addressing his clients’ real estate needs. Santiago is known for his exceptional work ethic and his ability to close deals, as well as his friendly attitude. His 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.

Known for his record-breaking sales in almost every pocket of L.A., Santiago rounded out 2017 with the sale of 671 Siena Way for over $35 million. Additional record-breakers include 9945 Beverly Grove for $23.8 Million, the highest price-per-square-foot sale ever in Beverly Hills Post Office at $2,262 per foot; 14300 W. Sunset Blvd. for a remarkable $20 Million, the highest-priced sale ever for a single family home on Sunset Blvd. west of the 405; 609 E. Channel Road for $23 Million, the highest price sale ever in Santa Monica; and 30460 Morning View Drive for $23 Million, the highest priced sale ever in Malibu Park.

As a longtime resident of Pacific Palisades with his wife and two sons, Santiago has an intimate knowledge of the Westside community. When not traversing the city, he enjoys martial arts (he’s a black belt in both Kickboxing and Taekwondo), good Cabernet, opera and barbecuing with his family.

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The Beverly House


Among the most unique trophy properties in the United States is The Beverly House™, the former estate of world-renowned newspaper magnate, William Randolph Hearst and famed actress, Marion Davies. The Beverly House is well known for its memorable scenes in ...

12255 Sky Lane 90049 SL19-10748

Purposefully designed for first-class wellness and entertaining lifestyle by Southern California based cutting edge architectural design firm de Loren & Associates, this Brentwood estate’s panoramic views are without compare. Reaching from Downtown L.A....

Bayer Family Estate

Welcome to the Bayer Family Estate, a distinctive, one of a kind retreat built in harmony with nature, that effortlessly unites landscape, architecture and luxury. Enjoy the beautiful 6,300 sq. ft. estate on over 1500 feet of Rogue River frontage which ...

1840 Mango Way 90049 SL20-13029

This warm contemporary, new construction is an achievement of style and design. Located in a premier Brentwood location, this home offers extraordinary unobstructed views from the San Gabriel Mountains to Downtown Los Angeles and the ocean. Beyond th...

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671 Siena Way 90077 SL16-03909


The best estate development site available in Bel Air or Beverly Hills. A double lot in the best location in Bel Air with approximately 3.2 acres (approximately 2.8 acres flat) with explosive city and ocean views. All graded and ready for the creation of a ...

Happy Clients

Dear Santiago, We are your biggest fans! You did a great job on taking the reins to sell our house with the utmost skill and professionalism! You were a joy to work with at all times and your whole team is unparalleled. I cannot say enough about you and your company. Thank you!

-Jim and Ria Berkus

Santiago has represented us on both ends of the deal. As a seller agent, he makes sure your property comes out on the market with the most exposure possible;  he delivers what he promises and you can count on him to invest in your listing, listen to your feedback, modify things if needed and have your best interest in mind. As a buyer agent, Santiago is knowledgeable about the market and has deep connections with the community and other colleagues.  Santiago and his awesome team are a pleasure to work with.

-David and Eliana Rokach

Santiago is the best. He combines honesty and directness with a personable style that makes a complex process more enjoyable than it would be otherwise. He is also a fixer. We had high expectations not only on the sale of our house but on our next move, and Santiago had to solve for both to get a deal done. He figured out a creative solution to our requirements and closed a two ended deal. He’s the real deal, and his rocket ship success is not surprising to us at all. It’s well deserved.

-Steve Kadenacy

Santiago Arana delivers with capital D. He made very specific promises to us, and then exceeded our expectations on both price and timeline. He is the best!

-Peter Benedek

I am fortunate to have had Santiago as my agent when I’ve both bought and sold homes. As a buyer, he found me my dream house in less than 24 hours. As a seller he priced our home correctly, marketed it well, and quickly brought us multiple strong offers. Santiago never leaves a question unanswered, and responds promptly to any text, call, or email he receives. Because of his expertise, he always gave me great advice and helped me to make informed decisions. I wish everyone could be as dedicated and pleasant as Santiago.

-Tina and Chris Albrecht
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