Ari Afshar is a native of Beverly Hills and has a keen sense and extensive network to find his clients the right deal at the right time. It’s this certain savvy and a refined personability that color’s Ari’s aura which comes naturally to him. Ari set sail to his star, when, in 2008 he co-founded his first boutique agency, Lexington Realty. Afshar quickly pivoted Lexington into Housing Assist of America, a company focused on the Distressed Property market. After negotiating thousands of notes with lenders, Ari was lauded for his efforts and selected as one of 8 real estate agents nationwide on Bank of America’s Realtor Roundtable. As a member of this exclusive group, Ari helped B of A shape their short sale systems and processes. After 3 years and hundreds of transactions later, Lexington Realty successfully merged with the Coldwell Banker Beverly Hills North Office in 2011. Between 2011 and 2014, Ari succeeded across a multitude of platforms, as Founder and CEO of social media marketing, real estate web development and mobile app building companies. These experiences have helped him create the marketing and technologically advanced powerhouse he has built today with Ari Afshar & Associates at Compass. Since 2014, Afshar has been involved in hundreds of millions of dollars worth of real estate deals. In 2015, he was the Founding Agent for Compass in Los Angeles and has since been instrumental in the company’s success in the LA market. He sits on the Board of Directors of The Brent Shapiro Foundation and serves as an Ambassador to Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. His chief aim is to provide the highest level of service and attention to his clients, as well as the communities and markets he represents. Afshar is also a husband and father of two boys.

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Why List your Property with Ari

  • With over $500 million in career sales, Ari is one of the area's top producing realtors and the leading expert for Beverly Hills Real Estate.
  • Ari has built an unparalleled network both locally and internationally and his listings are promoted in over 25 high-end markets.
  • Working with Ari brings a 10 person team that guarantees specialized care to each facet of the business ranging from marketing, the escrow process, and sales. 
  • A forward thinking approach to advertising your home, using techniques such as Virtual Tours, Drone Videos, Email Drip Campaigns, and Custom Print Material. 

In The News

Compass - Wall Street or Silicon Valley?

Standing on stage at Dogpatch Studios in June, Robert Reffkin rang in his 38th birthday by channeling his inner Steve Jobs. Clad in a black suit and T-shirt, the CEO of Compass addressed a pumped-up crowd of 300 agents at the former warehouse located along San Francisco’s once-gritty waterfront — Full Article Here
Maelle Gavet is the new COO at Compass

There has been another development at Compass, the real estate startup that recently hit a $1 billion valuation. The company has appointed a new COO, Maëlle Gavet. She will report to Robert Reffkin, the CEO and co-founder of Compass. Gavet was most recently at Priceline  —Full Article Here
Compass One Billion Dollar Valuation - WSJ

The $75 million round was led by mutual fund operator Wellington Management Co. and included venture capital firms Institutional Venture Partners and Thrive Capital, according to the company. It marks the creation of a new unicorn -- a startup valued at $1 billion or more -- as that becomes rarer. Full Article Here
Compass Launches 9th Metro Market in San Francisco

Hot on the heels of a $1 billion-plus valuation, high-tech brokerage Compass has blitzed into San Francisco, launching an office led by elite agents from two national real estate brands. The launch comes after an aggressive push by Compass to vacuum up top talent from local competitors — Full Article Here
Funky Malibu Oceanfront Home Listing for $53M - WSJ

At first glance, this oceanfront Malibu, Calif. home looks a little like a grouping of giant-sized toddler toys strewed on the beach—an oval cylinder plopped next to a pyramid which is nestled against a tower of cubes. Now this unusual structure is going on the market for $53 million
Splashy Hills contemporary tops L.A.'s weekly sales

A modern compound in the 1500 block of Viewsite Drive in Hollywood Hills West sold for nearly $1 million less than the original asking price and $3,750 less than what it previously went for in 2013. Designed by architect Leonardo Umansky
Expert Investigates 10-Year-Old's 'Reincarnation' Claims

For more than a decade, Dr. Jim Tucker, associate professor of psychiatry and neurobehavioral sciences at the University of Virginia, has studied the cases of children, usually between the ages of 2 and 6 years old, who say they remember a past life. In his book, "Return to Life,"
Real Estate is Latest Target for Would-Be Disruptors

A real-estate startup called Compass Inc. has hired hundreds of sales agents away from older rivals, collected $225 million from marquee investors and amassed a valuation of over $1 Billion, all with the pitch that it's software can make real estate agents more efficient. 
One of the most uniquely designed mansions in Malibu - 

At first glance, this oceanfront Malibu, Calif. home looks a little like a grouping of giant-sized toddler toys strewed on the beach—an oval cylinder plopped next to a pyramid which is nestled against a tower of cubes. Now this unusual structure is going on the market for $53 million
Home of the Day: Over-the-top Ed Niles design in Malibu 

Bold red accents pop against the metallic tones and concrete of this Ed Niles-designed showplace in Malibu. Inspired by the transparency of Japan’s paper-paned shoji doors, the architect created a steel-beamed masterpiece with soaring ceilings and skylights that frame views of the ocean
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