ABOUT ARI AFSHAR
Ari is a Beverly Hills native with the keen sense and network to find his clients the right deal at the right time. While his own experiences prior to Compass span a multitude of different industries: social media marketing, real estate and mobile app building—the fine thread that runs through each endeavor is always an entrepreneurial spirit, a candor that guides client dilemmas into creative solutions. He is a man obsessed with connecting people to what they want. With a masterful control of communication and savvy in flexing business acumen and social network at the optimal time, Ari is a real estate force here to serve the community he calls home. As a serial entrepreneur, Ari chased his passion for business when in 2009 he co-founded his first company and boutique real estate agency, Lexington Realty, which specialized in the luxury real estate market in Los Angeles. Through Lexington Realty, Housing Assist of America was originated to focus on the Short Sale and Distressed Property market. After negotiating thousands of notes with lenders, Ari was lauded for his proficiently unique insight into the world of real estate and ability to build systems and process for his own company, Ari was selected as one of 8 real estate agents nationwide on Bank of America’s Realtor Roundtable. After 2 years and hundreds of transactions later Lexington Realty successfully merged with Coldwell Banker in Beverly Hills in 2011. Since then Ari has been involved in hundreds of millions of dollars worth of real estate deals. His chief aim is to provide high quality service and attention to his clients and the markets he represents

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Why List your Property with Ari

  • With over $200 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 7 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 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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