Born and raised in Northern California, Jim graduated from Stanford University in 1983 with an undergraduate degree in Economics. Jim began his professional career with Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco as a bank auditor and was later admitted to the Bank’s prestigious loan officer training program. After completion of the training program, Jim moved south in 1986 and took a position with the bank in Los Angeles as an asset based lender to middle market private import/export companies including such notable companies as Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf and Lamps Plus ultimately achieving the title of Vice President.
Jim started his real estate career in the early 1990’s with the Jon Douglas company. Utilizing his superior business and marketing skills, Jim quickly became one of the top producers in the company’s flagship Brentwood office. Jim was later promoted to associate manager for the office, a position he carried with him during the several mergers and ultimate purchase of the company by Coldwell Banker.
Jim joined Gibson International as a charter member in 2009 and assumed the role of associate manager for their Brentwood office. Jim continued his stellar track record to become one of the highest and most consistent top producers in the company.
Jim focuses his business on representing high end buyers and seller across the Westside with a particular specialty in the Westwood and Brentwood neighborhoods. Jim is known for his professional demeaner by both clients and agents alike. His professional accomplishments include:
• Member of both National Association of Realtors and Beverly Hills Greater Los Angeles
• Associate Manager at Jon Douglas Company, Coldwell Banker and Gibson International
• International President’s Circle award (top 4%) 1996,1997,1998,1999
• International President’s Elite award (top 2%) 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006
• International President’s Premier award (top 1%) 2005, 2007, 2008
• Top 10 in sales production Gibson International 2010, 2011
• #2 in sale production Gibson International 2012, 2013
• #3 in sales production Gibson International 2014
• #4 in sale production Gibson International 2015
• #1 in sales production Gibson International 2016
In addition to his professional achievements, Jim has been a Westside resident since 1986. He and his wife Anne are supporters of many local charities including the educational and community outreach programs at Center Theatre Group,
LACMA, Lupus LA, and all of their children’s schools and universities.
1.capability; ability; innate or acquired capacity for something; talent:
Michael has a special aptitude for real estate.
As the protégé of top-producing agents in Beverly Hills and Malibu, Michael has been eating, sleeping and breathing luxury real estate since 2013.
New York born and energized, Michael keeps strong ties to the New York real estate market and holds a New York State license.
Michael’s areas of expertise include LA’s most sophisticated pockets. From the palm-lined streets of the Beverly Hills’ Flats to celebrity-architect pedigree homes in Larchmont village – and estates with expansive Zuma Beach views in Malibu Park – Michael’s modern approach ends with success.
He’s an experienced millennial agent who defines the next generation of real-estate services with his strategic, out-of-the-box thinking laced with not only aptitude, but a positive attitude.
Wherever or whatever your real estate needs may be – from Beverly Hills to Malibu and everywhere near and in-between.