Movers: Condo expert Amir Ensani comes aboard at Fridman Group

Agents bulk up rosters at AKG Christie’s, Beverly Hills Estates and Douglas Elliman

Amir Ensani moves from Shvo’s Mandarin Oriental to The Fridman Group
(top) The Fridman Group International's Amir Ensani, Douglas Elliman's Ashley Gerster, The Beverly Hills Estates' Ben Malta and Erica Mitchell; (middle) The Beverly Hills Estates' Laney Clark and Justin Alexander, AKG's Marshall Peck and Paul Stukin; (bottom) Douglas Elliman's Shayne Travers and Veronica Mclean, The Beverly Hills Estates' Gabriella Nichols (Getty, The Fridman Group International, Douglas Elliman, The Beverly Hills Estates, TBHE, AKG)

Amir Ensani is the head of new development at The Fridman Group International at Compass. He will focus on selling luxe condos, which was his job for the past year when he worked at Mandarin Oriental and The Century Plaza. 

His initial focus at the new job is selling units at Rosewood Residences Beverly Hills at 9900 Santa Monica, which is scheduled to open in December.

Branded with Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, the $100 million boutique condo complex is anticipated to command high-end asking prices, in competition with other hotel-branded condominiums such as The Pendry Residences West Hollywood and Four Seasons.

When asked whether a luxury condo could compete in the Los Angeles market with expensive mansions, Ensani responded that condo buyers would get a lot of space for their money. 

“People are able to live in estate-sized residences,” he said.

His new boss, Tomer Fridman, added that “residents are actually combining units and making estate-alternative living. … They have huge balcony spaces.”

Also affiliating with The Fridman Group recently is Chantel Mehrabanian. She will focus on neighborhoods such as Beverly Hills and Bel-Air. She most recently affiliated with Sotheby’s International Realty.

➤Luxury agent Paul Stukin affiliated with AKG Christie’s International Real Estate in late October. Stukin’s past gigs include working with Hilton & Hyland. He will represent luxe homes in the Los Angeles market, while continuing to sell luxury homes in Hawaii with his Deep Blue HI brokerage. 

Stukin currently holds the listing for the Maui estate of the late music producer Jerry Moss, co-founder of A&M Records.

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Another recent addition to AKG is Justin Alexander, who most recently worked with Compass. In 2022, Alexander was ranked on Real Trends in 2022 for bringing in more than $54 million in sales. He will focus on neighborhoods such as Beverly Hills, Brentwood and Pacific Palisades. 

Marshall Peck also recently affiliated with AKG. He will focus on Beverly Hills. Peck currently serves on the City of Beverly Hills Design Review Commission.  

➤Twelve agents have affiliated with The Beverly Hills Estates in November. They include Alec Petitte who will work with the team run by Jesse Lally and Michelle Saniei-Lally. Petite will focus on neighborhoods in Los Angeles’ Westside and South Bay. 

Jessica Balfer will join the Partridge Estates Group Team at TBHE. Also coming to TBHE from Carolwood is Ben Malka. He will focus on markets such as Beverly Hills, Bel-Air, Holmby Hills, West Hollywood, Encino and Sherman Oaks. Also affiliating from Carolwood are Jennifer Levine and Alexia Assoline. 

Also new to the TBHE roster are Gerard Rechnitzer, who formerly worked with  Nourmand & Associates; Laney Clark, who most recently was affiliated with Compass; and Ninfa Lehr, formerly with Revel Real Estate. There’s also Francesca Allegro, who will affiliate with the Walters Plaxen Estates Team and Erica Mitchell, who formerly worked with Compass. Mitchell will focus on neighborhoods such as Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Encino Santa Monica and Venice.  

Affiliating with TBHE’s Estel Estates Group Team is Gabriella Nichols, who will focus on neighborhoods such as Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, Dana Point, Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach. She was formerly affiliated with Surterre Properties. Marlon Amaya also recently affiliated with Estel Estates. He most recently worked with Coldwell Banker.

➤Douglas Elliman has added three new agents in the Los Angeles market. Veronica Mclean started working with The Kinkade Group at Douglas Elliman. She’ll focus on neighborhoods such as Pasadena, Eagle Rock, Monrovia and Claremont.  She most recently worked with Keller Williams. 

Ashley Gester will work out of Douglas Elliman’s Beverly Hills office. She will focus on West Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, 

Shayne Travers will work out of Douglas Elliiman’s Newport Beach office. He’ll focus on Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. 

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