Multi-billion dollar broker Aaron Kirman launches new business with Christie’s International Real Estate, solidifying its top position in the luxury real estate market

Aaron Kirman, one of the most prolific forces in the luxury real estate industry, known for representing the most expensive homes in Los Angeles and the world, announced the formation of his own brokerage firm, AKG, through a partnership with one of the world’s leading luxury real estate brands, Christie’s International Real Estate.

Kirman built one of the top producing residential sales teams in the country, which has accumulated more than $14 billion in luxury real estate sales so far in 2022 and more than $1.6 billion in sales, including the historic sale of $141 million of “The One” in Bel-Air. The new brokerage will be headquartered in Beverly Hills, California, and will be part of Christie’s International Real Estate’s global luxury network.

“This is a perfect match between one of the most established brands in luxury real estate and the modern world of tech-first, white-glove luxury service,” said Kirman, CEO of AKG | Christie’s International Real Estate.

Leveraging Christie’s International Real Estate’s global luxury referral network, its leading technology and AKG’s signature artificial intelligence platform, Estate Dynamics, Kirman and his team expect to raise the standard for high-end real estate brokerage in one of the world’s most prominent luxury markets.

“Aaron is one of the most impressive people I’ve met in this industry. Not only does he manage the most demanding clientele with unparalleled competence, creativity and energy, but he has also discovered how to scale his business and nurture a new generation of luxury agents. He personifies the future of our brand,” said Thad Wong, co-CEO of Christie’s International Real Estate.

This alliance paves the way for Kirman and his dedicated team of 160 agents and 14 full-time employees to realize their ambitious growth and expansion strategy, including opening offices in Los Angeles and Ventura counties and reaching a revenue target of $5 billion per year by 2025 This partnership also enables AKG to create several new divisions, including Estates, Sports and Entertainment, Commercial, Multi-Unit, New-Construction, New Home Sales, Architectural and a White Glove Development Arm.

Christie’s International Real Estate’s global network includes more than 900 offices around the world; affiliates in top U.S. markets with strong ties to the entertainment industry, such as New York, Miami, Atlanta and Silicon Valley; international affiliates in nearly 50 countries and territories; and a total sales volume of more than $500 billion in the past 5 years. In addition to mediating international transactions, AKG | Christie’s International Real Estate will provide concierge services to a global network of high net worth buyers from six continents and most international financial centers.

The deal with Kirman is another major win for Christie’s International Real Estate, which consists of a network of leading independent luxury real estate companies around the world. In addition to AKG, Christie’s International Real Estate has signed new affiliates this year in the US and around the world, generating more than $15 billion in annual sales.

Since its acquisition last December by Chicago-based real estate and technology company @properties, Christie’s International Real Estate has integrated @properties’ proprietary [email protected]™ technology into its network, introduced new marketing programs, and expanded its relationship with Christie’s auction house.

Kirman raises the profile of Christie’s International Real Estate in one of the world’s largest luxury markets. Born in Southern California, Kirman started out as an entrepreneur at age 18, selling real estate to market himself through USC. Kirman was diagnosed with severe dyslexia at a young age and Kirman’s determination and unwavering tenacity have since made him one of the world’s most highly regarded real estate players. , and real trends. His rolodex of clients includes some of the most prominent actors, musicians, industry titans and Gulf royals whom he also enjoys calling friends.

With an emphasis on the ultimate luxury experience, Kirman has the most prestigious offerings in Los Angeles County and continues to set the trend in the most expensive markets, including some of the most architecturally renowned homes in the world. His portfolio of iconic transactions includes the sale of Danny Thomas Estate, which sold for $65 million, 777 Sarbonne, which sold for $45 million, Edie Getz’s Estate, which sold for $45 million, and some of the world’s most famous architectural houses. including Pierre Koenig’s Case Study House #21, Frank Gehry’s Schnabel House, John Lautner’s Foster House, and several Richard Neutra properties.

Kirman and his team, who star in the popular real estate show “Listing Impossible” on CNBC, are considered the go-to source for current real estate insight, with media sources ranging from The New York Times and CNN to Variety and CNBC who turn to them for expert commentary.

Christie’s auction house and its portfolio of global art and luxury services played an integral role in Kirman’s decision to partner with Christie’s International Real Estate. AKG’s customers receive unparalleled service and a dedicated Christie’s point of contact to refer sales of art, luxury goods and collections through the partnership between Christie’s International Real Estate and Christie’s art and luxury business.

“Los Angeles is one of the most important and productive markets in the world for Christie’s – a fertile landscape of artists and enthusiasts, collectors and collections. The increased visibility that AKG | Christie’s International Real Estate is establishing the Christie’s name in Los Angeles, and the opportunity to provide an additional layer of service to clients from both the real estate industry and our art and luxury business is incredibly exciting,” said Guillaume Cerutti, CEO of Christie’s.

Mark A. McLaughlin, of McLaughlin Ventures, served as a strategic advisor to the Aaron Kirman Group. “We have been honored to provide strategic advice to Aaron and AKG’s leadership team throughout the launch process of this new brokerage firm. The combination with Christie’s International Real Estate’s sets the standard for The Art of Luxury, the new brand for AKG,” said McLaughlin.

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