The Hollywood Reporter Names Hollywood's Top 30 Real Estate Agents
3 Up-and-Comers Making Their Mark
Last year, Mick Partridge was struggling through a tough escrow on 1130 Angelo Drive. He was working both ends of the deal — representing both the seller and the developer, who was going to scrap the house and rebuild. "It was tough, but going through it helped me solidify my relationship with the developer, and without it I wouldn't have a number of listings today," says the 33-year-old.
It takes persistence to crack L.A.'s luxury real estate world, especially with brand-name brokers, reality TV stars and heavy-hitting teams gobbling up market share.
But three emerging talents — Compass' Neyshia Go, 29; The Agency's Farrah Brittany, 30; and Hilton & Hyland's Partridge — are poised to break in and break out, even amid a rocky 2019 landscape.
All three upstarts have strong ties to the entertainment industry; WME alum Partridge produced and directed the 2015 documentary Sneakerheadz.
"There's a perception that there's a greater ease of entry these days, but that means there's more people vying for it," he says. "That said, I think the advent of social media has made it easier for us to monitor trends [in a way that] wasn't possible 15 years ago."