Originally from London, England, David Parnes brings English charm to the City of Angels. Co-founder of a premium real estate service company, Bond Street Partners, Parnes and his partner James Harris grossed over $120 million in sales and another $150 million in escrow in 2013 alone. After earning his Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Economics and Politics from the University of Manchester, Parnes began working at a hedge fund before moving on to represent a private portfolio of real estate assets in Europe. While taking breaks from the London fog, Parnes spent his summers in Los Angeles and was drawn to the sunshine, beautiful people, and vast potential of the city's real estate market. As a result, he made the decision to permanently call the city home in 2009. Today, he specializes in high-end residential real estate and investment properties in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood, the Hollywood Hills, Malibu, the Pacific Palisades, and the greater Los Angeles region. The partners' “no-nonsense” approach to closing deals, coupled with their extensive network of high-net-worth international and domestic clients, have enabled them to rise to the top in an astoundingly short period of time. In 2013, the partners sold a listing on L.A.'s famous Melrose Place, home to boutiques of renowned designers Oscar De La Renta, Chloé, and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's store, The Row. Also that year, Parnes was named one of "Hollywood's Top 25 Real Estate Agents" by The Hollywood Reporter and his most recent and personal project includes building a 4,200 square foot contemporary home in West Hollywood where he plans to live with his girlfriend, Adrian, and their two rescue Basset Hounds, Maxi and Bella. He and partner Harris have sold over $165 million in real estate since 2014, and their sales volume is growing at a formidable pace year over year. Notable sales for 2015 include the famed Hustler store on Sunset Blvd., which they sold for $18.5 million to their client, developer Zach Vella. Other notable listings include the $30 million sale of 438 N. Faring Road, a deal in which they represented both the buyer and the seller, and a property in Beverly Hills sold to NBA player Kris Humphries for $6.2 million. They also represented the buyer on a Hollywood Hills home that belonged to NFL star Reggie Bush.
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