In the Los Angeles Business Journal‘s issue known as “The List,” Partners Trust was ranked #11 out of the top 50 Los Angeles Residential Real Estate Brokerages by Sales Volume. Additionally, Partners Trust was placed among the top 4 brokerages with less than 300 associates. This annual feature provides reliable research on the most esteemed industry leaders. Partners Trust led a record sales year and finished 2016 as a leading independent boutique brokerage both on the westside and eastside, ranking as the #1 agency in key neighborhoods such as Santa Monica, Malibu, and La Cañada Flintridge.
In early fall, Partners Trust launched its New Development division, led by new development specialist and top producing agent, Horacio LeDon. The new division offers unparalleled sales and marketing services, including pre-development, design, brand identity, research, reporting, and marketing strategy. The team is on its way to becoming one of the preeminent players in Los Angeles’ burgeoning new development arena.
Partners Trust’s commercial team also gained traction and speed in 2016, grossing $57.2 million in sales. In 2017, Partners Trust Commercial will represent a variety of commercial property types, ranging from office, retail, and industrial spaces to investment properties and apartment buildings, to profitable agricultural land and wineries.
In the summer of 2016, Partners Trust introduced Openhouse, a community outpost and experience-based retail concept in the heart of Santa Monica. The store features seasonal pop-up exhibits and interior installations by some of Los Angeles’ foremost interior design tastemakers. The concept quickly captured the attention of the media and, in addition to coverage in Los Angeles Business Journal and California Home & Design, was featured by real estate outlets like Inman.