Nick Segal is Co-Founder and CEO of Partners Trust, Pacific Union — a discerning and conscientious Los Angeles-based real estate brokerage that has grossed more than $10 billion in sales since its 2009 inception. A nationally renowned real estate agent and prized industry speaker, Nick was recently named on the Swanepoel Power 200, a formidable list of the top 200 most powerful people in residential real estate and Variety’s 2016 Showbiz Real Estate Elite.
Since launching Partners Trust, Pacific Union, Nick has led the company from five founding partners to more than 240 active agents, with eight offices across Los Angeles and an international headquarters in Shanghai. In 2013, Nick co-founded Leverage Global Partners, an innovative and exclusive network of boutique independent real estate firms around the world. In 2015, Nick and the founders at Partners Trust, Pacific Union started the Partners Trust Charitable Giving Fund, a non-profit foundation that provides financial support to Los Angeles-based charitable organizations.
With three decades of experience in real estate, Nick has earned the trust of a closely protected list of celebrities, business leaders and many other notable figures. He is fervently committed to raising the bar of professionalism at every touch point of a real estate transaction, a mission he also brings to his position as Chair of the Professional Standards and Ethics Committee for the Beverly Hills/Greater Los Angeles Board of Realtors®. From this organization, he has received two prestigious awards: Realtor of the Year in 2012 and The William May Garland Award in 2013. Nick has also taken his leadership to the national stage, speaking on the topics of luxury real estate, entrepreneurship, and business management at real estate conferences around the United States. Nick is regularly quoted in top tier publications, including Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Business Journal and Huffington Post.
After growing up on the East Coast and being driven by an intensely competitive nature, Nick arrived to the workforce at the age of 13 on a bike, delivering “Newsday” through the streets of Westhampton Beach. Graduation from a Quaker Prep School and then Vassar College formed some of Nick’s intellectual curiosity prior to venturing forth to Los Angeles in 1984, seduced by the glamour and family lineage of the film industry. During a 4-year stint in the highly competitive Los Angeles entertainment environment, Nick was a working actor appearing in movies, television shows and commercials.
Realizing he wanted more control of his destiny and the ability to engage with people more directly, Nick transitioned to real estate in 1988. His natural aptitude for the business and his competitive nature helped him quickly rise up in the ranks of the profession.
Nick is the proud father of two children, Annie and Ted and husband to his beautiful wife Laura. Together, they reside in Santa Monica. When he’s not leading the industry, Nick can be found on the course. An avid golfer, he calls the sport “a game that will beguile me to my dying day."
I just want to thank you for all of your hard work and efforts in selling my folks’ house. My sister Maureen and I both appreciate all of your professionalism and expertise in guiding the sale through to completion. You made it a very smooth process and provided meaningful assistance in all aspects of bringing the sale to fruition. From the time of our first meeting in my folks’ den to the close of escrow it was really a very quick and efficient process. I think we achieved our goals with the sale and hope that the new owners enjoy the house as much as our family did for over 50 years. So again many thanks for your excellent services and hard work in selling our family home.
— Mike and Maureen
Your team was OUTSTANDING! I have never seen such a tremendous job. Like a well-oiled machine. Maybe you should consider managing the Mets!
Nick has represented me or my clients in well over one dozen transactions. In every instance he has delivered with a professional service marked by uncommon expertise of the market coupled with excellent communication.
— David M. Huff, Esq.
If you want someone to tell you what you want to hear, Nick is not the right guy for you. Nick tells it like it is.
— Michael Karlin
People with greatness are always few and far between. The mastery that Nick Segal brings to his passion for real estate lives in that rarified space. We have done 20 plus successful real estate transactions with Nick, over a 15 year time frame, during every kind of market condition. We have always made money (lots of it) and enjoyed beautiful homes. Nick’s taste...Nick’s strategic acumen...Nick’s negotiating skills...Nick’s loyalty...Nick’s elegance...Nick’s integrity...Nick’s authentic concern for all parties involved makes him Best In Class. Look no further. Engage Nick to make your real estate dreams come true.
— Hubert de La Bouillerie & Debbie Robins-de La Bouillerie
Nick Segal is not just the consummate realtor, he is our consummate realtor. He brings us a vast array of expert knowledge along with his unique way of serving all with finesse and genuine caring.
Partners Trust is a discerning and conscientious real estate company who leverages
its global network, media savvy and command of the market to provide high net–worth
individuals across Los Angeles a discreet and peerless level of real estate service.