Top resi brokers in Los Angeles

From left: Kurt Rappaport,
Chris Cortazzo
and Tami Halton Pardee
From left: Kurt Rappaport, Chris Cortazzo and Tami Halton Pardee

THE PANDEMIC REALLY THREW A WRENCH INTO residential sales in 2020 — especially in the first half of the year. But an analysis of deals from January through July shows which L.A. agents got the most business done despite the panic and lockdowns of the early pandemic.

Chris Cortazzo of Compass secured the top slot with $171 million in volume. Kurt Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency booked the second richest total, racking up nearly $141 million through just six high-dollar deal sides.

Tami Halton Pardee of Halton Pardee & Partners came in third for dollar totals, but she did the most deals of any of the top 10 agents, representing 63 sides in her transactions. The ranking only includes on-market deals, not off-market deals, which occur more frequently for luxury properties.


1Chris CortazzoCompass$171.4M22
2Kurt RappaportWestside Estate Agency$140.8M6
3Tami Halton PardeeHalton Pardee & Partners$127.7M63
4Ginger GlassCompass$92.6M11
5 (tie)Stephen ShapiroWestside Estate Agency$68M1
5 (tie)Drew FentonHilton & Hyland$68M8
7Ron WynnCompass$67.6M45
8Adi LivyatanRodeo Realty$67.2M19
9Dennis ChernovKeller Williams$66.8M32
10Stephanie YoungerCompass$61.5M43
Source: Analysis of $1M+ single-family home sales in Los Angeles County that closed between January 30, 2020 and July 30, 2020. Only sales marketed on a multiple listing service were counted. Agents were credited with listing and buying sides; sales where the same agent represented both sides were counted twice. For instances in which multiple agents at the same firm were credited as closing a sale, the dollar value of the sale was divided by the number of agents who handled the transaction. If a sale was co-brokered with an agent at another firm, each agent was given the full dollar value of the sale. For on-market sales, only the first two brokers on each side of a sale (i.e., the “brokers of record”) received credit.