Born and raised in Los Angeles, Ari Shram boasts an in-depth understanding of the Westside residential housing market. His background in construction and development, coupled with his unique experiences in investment and capital markets, makes him a skilled advisor to his clients and an invaluable member of The Agency team. Ari has repeatedly been ranked among the nation’s top real estate agents by REAL TRENDS as advertised in The Wall Street Journal. Since joining The Agency just a few years ago, Ari has proudly represented some of the finest luxury real estate west of the 405-freeway. His in depth understanding of land use and development have made him an invaluable resource to some of the Westside’s top luxury developers.
Prior to joining The Agency, Ari worked for George Smith Partners, a commercial real estate investment banking firm based in Los Angeles. At his GSP post, Ari was responsible for utilizing market knowledge and financial modeling expertise to determine ideal capital sources, and underwriting packages for a wide variety of real estate. Recently, Ari played an important role in the underwriting and closing of a $185 million recapitalization of four Class A shopping centers in Southern California.
Whether dealing with commercial investments or residential properties, Ari is fastidious in his work, always going the extra mile to achieve his clients’ goals. He prides himself on making transactions as efficient and stress-free as possible, and he always makes himself readily available to his clients.
Ari is a graduate of Babson College, with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a concentration in Finance. While at Babson, he was involved in several charities including the Jimmy Fund, an organization dedicated to raising funds for cancer patients and the fight against children’s cancer. In addition, Ari was also involved in teaching Entrepreneurship to underprivileged children in South Boston. He remains active with a number of organizations, including the Urban Land Institute Young Leaders Group, M Street Association, Stand With Us, the Jewish Federation, and the Israeli Leadership Council.