Check out Douglas Ellimans article in Variety featuring Michelle Oliver.
ELLIMAN’S INSIDER EDGE
The City of Angels has long attracted innovators and iconoclasts, including the founders of an Industry that has given the world its dreams, beauty and romance for over a century. Those who settle into LA’s subtle rhythm, often discover it is far more than its critics’ urban ingénue.
Here, cinematic coastlines and hillsides provide the perfect setting for the finest architecture one can actually call home: Eames, Gehry, Lautner, Neutra, Wright, Koenig, Kappe, Williams...
It comes as no surprise that real estate firm Douglas Elliman has collaborated with California-based agents and owners since its founding in New York in 1911. “The West Coast has always held a special allure for our clientele,” says Elliman Chief Revenue Officer Stephen Kotler (now an L.A. resident himself). So it was only natural to take the next step and make this trusted set of L.A. "insiders" the foundation of Elliman’s new Los Angeles epicenter.
Located at the former William Morris Agency’s El Camino address, Douglas Elliman’s Beverly Hills flagship houses agents of another kind. Approximately 50 strong, several agents are real estate industry legacies with deep market knowledge and longtime relationships. Michelle Oliver, whose great-uncle is renowned architectural photographer Julius Shulman, will tell you many sales are transacted without even a formal listing (a specialty of the firm’s Sports and Entertainment division). Others, namely the Altman brothers, are known for both reality stardom and the serious credentials of having sold $2 billion in property.
Elliman takes this talented team to the next level with its strategic partnerships and market insight tools. “Our personal relationships aren’t just local,” comments Tracy Tutor-Maltas. “We regularly speak with colleagues abroad who are in direct contact with would-be buyers.” Tutor-Maltas refers to Elliman’s global partnership with Knight Frank Residential, a worldwide network of 489 offices that gives the Beverly Hills agents access to active buyers in 58 countries. That mid-century modern city-view home in in the hills may be a perfect fit for their associate’s client in London or Moscow or Mumbai. Deal done.
The firm’s Elliman Edge analytics tool goes even one step further, filtering buyers’ criteria to pinpoint real individuals who are looking for a property “just like yours” now.
At home in Los Angeles, Elliman will help you with yours.