Representing a diverse client base that includes PayPal, SpaceX, and Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk, Los Angeles Laker Steve Blake, Laurence Tighe, Partner at Gehry Partners, LLP and London-based Crispin Osborne, managing director of Barclay’s Capital, Brian Ades is a singular advisor who specializes in concierge-level client service.
Ades developed an unmatchable work ethic through decades of experience producing million-dollar commercials for the likes of Budweiser, Nike and Mercedes-Benz. As an industry-leading producer, he was known for getting complicated jobs done on budget and on time. Ades believes that the best producers understand budgets, deliver results, protect the client and pull off the impossible every day with grace. He feels that he can handle anything a client throws at him.
As a producer, Realtor and investor, Ades has scoured the city’s most desirable communities for the most iconic Southern California homes and hard-to-come-by income properties. His finger is constantly on the pulse of several Los Angeles neighborhoods, from the Hollywood Hills to Venice to Silver Lake. Working with renowned fashion photographer Herb Ritts, Ades produced print ads and cover shoots for the likes of Vanity Fair in a collection of homes featured in Architectural Digest. His experience preparing these meticulous homes helped nurture a sophisticated sense of style that Ades incorporates when marketing his clients’ properties for sale.
Ades’ real estate career began in 1994, when he oversaw an extensive, historic restoration of the two-acre Charles E. Toberman Estate at 1847 Camino Palmero in Hollywood. Ades selected specialized craftsmen to restore the interior infrastructure of the 10,000-square-foot main house, indoor pool and solarium, tennis court and guest quarters. Over eight months, he brought the neglected 1922 landmark back to its original historic integrity and realized its full market value. Inspired to do his own investing, Ades purchased and renovated his first income property in the Bungalow Land area of Laurel Canyon. He now owns an inventory of high-end rentals from the Hollywood Hills to Abbot Kinney.
Buying or selling a home usually coincides with a major turning point in life. Ades’ greatest personal reward is taking part in those important and sometimes emotional transitions.