The undisputed leader in ranking the performance of real estate brokerages and agents throughout the nation, REAL Trends has released its coveted “The Thousand” list in partnership with The Wall Street Journal. Now in its 12th year, REAL Trends selects the top 250 professionals and teams from an industry of approximately 1.25 million people. Partners Trust is elated to announce that several individuals and teams have received exemplary designations within the top 250 in this year’s highly-esteemed report.
Partners Trust Founding Partners Hugh Evans III and Richard Stearns have each earned spots on the highly-regarded list of top 250 real estate professionals by transaction volume. Hugh Evans III has been ranked as #26 in L.A. County and #108 nationwide with $104,491,983 in sales, and Richard Stearns as #33 in L.A. County and #135 nationwide with $95,940,900 in sales.
Both Founding Partners have earned spots among REAL Trends’ top 150 for five years running, in addition to several other highly-regarded designations within the real estate industry. Hugh Evans III has been ranked as one of The Hollywood Reporter’s Top 25 Real Estate Agents, and both Founding Partners were recently ranked among Variety’s Showbiz Real Estate Elite. As such, to be included in the 2017 REAL Trends “The Thousand” descends from a long line of continual accomplishments.
In the REAL Trends ranking of top 50 teams by average sales price, an achievement that lies in the wake of being named among Variety’s Showbiz Real Estate Elite, Partners Trusts Founding Partner F. Ron Smith and Partner and Estates Director David Berg and their team Smith & Berg have been honored as #3 in L.A. County and #49 nationwide. This widely-acclaimed team, including associates Trevor Edmond, Nathan Stadler, Dean Styne and Yvette Lopez, has achieved an average sold price of $4,223,946.66 within the past year. Furthermore, the team has been ranked as #5 in L.A. County and #54 nationwide within the top 250 real estate teams by transaction volume, earning an impressive $223,869,173 in transactions.
Also ranked within the top 250 real estate teams by transaction volume is Partners Trust’s Pence Hathorn Silver team. Ranked as #6 in L.A County and #58 nationwide, Pence Hathorn Silver has transacted an astounding $219,402,116.40 in sales. The team is led by Partners Trust Founding Partner John Hathorn, Founding Partner of PT Santa Monica Charles Pence and Associate Partners Loraine Silver and Brett Silver, along with associates Karen Silva, Marco Van Erp, Laurel Shepard, Sarah Kaite Coughlan, Jeff Nowinski, Ava Domanovski, Leslie McCauley, Mike Gruning and Shann Silver.
The Malibu Life Team ranked as #2 in Malibu, #24 in L.A. County and #228 nationwide on the list of top 250 real estate teams by transaction volume. Founding Partner of PT Malibu, Madison Hildebrand, who was likewise ranked among The Hollywood Reporter’s Top 25 Real Estate Agents and Variety’s Showbiz Real Estate Elite, leads the Malibu Life Team along with Associate Partner Jennifer Chrisman and team members Bally Khehra, Joseph Fick, Anne Israel, Gina Kirkpatrick, Pamela Wilson and Chase Traphagen. The Malibu Life Team transacted $109,857,537 in sales this past year.
On the heels of Partners Trust being ranked among the top 100 elite brokerage nationwide in the REAL Trends 500, the REAL Trends top 250 honorees have launched the brokerage into an even more acclaimed realm within the real estate industry. We congratulate the aforementioned individuals and teams for their accomplishments and look forward to an auspicious future for the entire Partners Trust team.