An Industry Leader. Accomplished, sincere, driven. Brian Ades has all the qualities of success. Add to that his genuine compassion to help others and you’ve found a man at ease in any situation. In all of his achievements, he’s been accustomed to excellence.
Brian’s early career found him apprentice to renowned fashion photographer Herb Ritts, producing print ads and cover shoots for Vanity Fair and Architectural Digest. His experience scouting and preparing luxurious locations in prominent homes nurtured Brian Ades’ sophisticated sense of style. There, he developed an eye for detail that he incorporates when staging and marketing his clients’ properties for sale. Brian was soon producing commercials for million-dollar clients such as Budweiser, Nike, and Mercedes-Benz, to name a few.
“The best producers understand budgets, deliver results, protect the client, and basically pull off the impossible every day with grace,” says Brian Ades. “I think it’s the same in real estate.”
Creative Transition into Real Estate. By 1994, he oversaw an historic restoration of the two-acre Charles E. Toberman Hollywood Estate. For the extensive refurbishment, Brian appointed expert craftsmen to rebuild the interior infrastructure of the 10,000-square-foot main house. The project saw an indoor pool, solarium, tennis court, and guest quarters returned to their original grandeur. Over eight months, he brought the neglected 1922 landmark back to its original historic splendor, and to realize its full market value. He recalls it as a singular gratifying achievement. Brian was hooked. The 1847 Camino Palmero Spanish Colonial Revival project inspired Brian to purchase and renovate his first income property in Laurel Canyon’s famed Bungalow Land. Now, after decades of smart investing, each of Brian’s rentals—from the Hollywood Hills to ocean-adjacent Abbot Kinney—represents distinctive style and design. Brian Ades is a Top 1,000 Sales Associate for NRT LLC.