Los Feliz Real Estate

Los Feliz 90027

An anecdote echo’s that in the 1990’s, a few popular musicians moved to Los Feliz (the proper Spanish pronunciation is Los Fehleez), at the time, a gentrifying neighbourhood found just east of Hollywood.
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5107 los hermosos way

  • $7,495,000
  • 5 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 7,511 SQFT

Under $1000 per sq. Ft.! Elevating to new heights in los feliz construction, this new modern masterpiece is set to soar creating a...

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2475 glendower place

  • $3,500,000
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 5,050 SQFT

Attention developers/ contractors here? S a unique opportunity in prime los feliz. A neighborhood that is home to movie stars, musicians, and hollywood...

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2315 north hobart boulevard

  • $3,295,000
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,488 SQFT

Los feliz mini-estate with resort style nestled amongst magnificent mountains and canyons. Breathtaking city and mountain views from all rooms. The grand entry...

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2075 de mille drive

  • $5,995,000
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,827 SQFT

Laughlin park 1926 spanish colonial, masterfully refined in 2016. The house stands precise to its era, yet fully into the current world with...

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2495 glendower avenue

  • $3,790,000
  • 5 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 5,886 SQFT

Your chance to own a piece of entertainment history has arrived. “the ackermansion” once the home to forrest j. Ackerman (4e), the man...

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2291 n hobart blvd

  • $3,499,000
  • 5 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 4,220 SQFT

Gated unique architectural with unobstructed 360 degree views from city to ocean to observatory and canyons~~~perfect for indoor/outdoor living. The 2 story living...

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About the area

Los Feliz.

An anecdote echo’s that in the 1990’s, a few popular musicians moved to Los Feliz (the proper Spanish pronunciation is Los Fehleez), at the time, a gentrifying neighbourhood found just east of Hollywood. I’ve heard that members of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers were amongst them. As if to say it was suitable, the trend continued with one celebrity after another. In June 2018 Angelina Jolie set a record purchasing the $24.5m Cecil B.DeMille estate in the gated Laughlin Park community. Now an established community of high end homes, there are several pockets in the area that buyers prefer over the luxury communities such as Beverly Hills and Bel Air.

Kristen Stewart, Katy Perry, Jon Hamm, Chris Pine all call the area home.  While the former is known for sprawling estates and opulence, Los Feliz is a high-income area with smaller estates, views, proximity to all the studios, downtown Los Angeles, and a rich history.  In 1923, two struggling film makers moved from Chicago to crash at their uncle’s house.  They spent the next quarter century in the area developing their brand.  Walt and Roy Disney didn’t move to Holmby Hills until 1950.  Their legacy continues with Disney Studios and Disney Animation in the nearby Burbank area.  In the 1990’s as a young adult and former employee of Disney Studios, I would drive through Los Feliz and marvel at the homes in the area.  “The Oaks” a neighbourhood within Los Feliz is home to Brad Pitt and also the largest craftsman house in the country known as Artemesia.  Valued at $10m, the house is a spectacle at the top of a private driveway within a gated area of other homes.

The neighborhood is named after its colonial Spanish-Mexican land grantee, José Vicente Feliz, and, along with present-day Griffith Park, makes up the original Rancho Los Feliz land concession.

Los Feliz encompasses several smaller but distinct areas, including the Los Feliz Hills and Los Feliz Estates (north of Los Feliz Boulevard), Laughlin Park, Los Feliz Village, Los Feliz Square, Los Feliz Knolls, and Franklin Hills.

The area north of Los Feliz Boulevard below Griffith Park is commonly referred to as the Los Feliz Hills. The Los Feliz Hills contain multimillion-dollar homes and have been known for the large share of their inhabitants being involved in creative pursuits. With a mean household income of $196,585, the hills are one of the wealthiest areas of Los Angeles.

90027 Los Feliz, ca

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New listings
4
Active listings
50
Median Listing Price
$2350050
Median days on market
130
Median sqf
3000
Median price per sqf
$810.7797046
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2291 N HOBART BLVD

2495 Glendower Avenue

2315 NORTH HOBART BOULEVARD

2075 DE MILLE DRIVE

2475 GLENDOWER PLACE

5107 LOS HERMOSOS WAY

Neil Rain Persad

Origins


Neil Rain Persad, a British ex-pat is the acting broker and owner. He was born and raised in London with parents of Caribbean descent. His parents emigrated from Trinidad, and found themselves as young adults in a harsh reality of a not so welcoming London in the 1970’s. From very humble beginnings, his Mum was an emergency room nurse, while his Dad worked his way from a nurse to a respected position at the United Nations.

By advice of his primary school headmistress, he sat the entrance exam to Emanuel Secondary School, one of the top private schools in England. Receiving a half-scholarship to attend, he found himself surrounded by everyone from the affluent and notable, to royalty. At the end of every day, he would join a small group of outsiders at the train station who went home south of the river Thames, while the others went home to central London mansions and affluent lifestyles. Americans tend to pool all Brits into the same category, but the reality is that this was a clear illustration of the British class system. This contrast and unique ability to exist in both worlds was the unexpected honing of a skillset that would be invaluable in a later real estate career.

After graduating, he had a falling out with his parents. Initially he stayed with a very talented and handy uncle who taught him carpentry and remodeling, and an aunt that put 3 meals on the table every day. A short-lived return to his parents ended horribly. Without their support, he related to life more as an artist, with an interest in art, architecture, decor, and music. After exhausting the aide of charitable friends and their families, he eventually found himself homeless at 16, living on the streets of London for an entire year while waiting for help from local assistance programs. His only belongings were two guitars; a Les Paul, and an Epiphone, along with a backpack holding a few clothes.

After working odd jobs, including pizza delivery, he was taken in by a Venezuelan and Spanish Taekwondo champion Elias Biescas Rue, who taught him Taekwondo free of charge, and became a big brother and mentor to him. Under this guidance and training, he excelled at Taekwondo, and went on to compete at the national level, often knocking out opponents with Elias’ signature hook kick. In one sparring session, he regrettably broke the skull of the national champion at that time, with the same kick. This surprising education, life experience, training, and discipline would go on to shape his ethics and rules towards life, and ultimately his real estate practise.
Slowly rebuilding his life, he worked at a sound production company loading trucks for events, with the promise to be trained as a sound engineer. During this time, he rekindled his relationship with his parents. 5 years had passed since the last time he had seen them. His Dad encouraged him to use his dual citizenship status and make a go of a life in the United States. Something he had wanted to do for himself, but had been unable to.
Knowing there was a looming move to Los Angeles, he spent some time travelling and living around Europe, working odd jobs, and experiencing architecture and design around Europe first hand.

He moved to Los Angeles in 1998, initially staying with welcoming family, and subsequently set out on his own to begin the next chapter. He didn’t know anyone outside of a few family members. Returning to education while working 3 jobs, his first job was loading trucks at a Robinsons May distribution center. Later, while renting a small room in the hood, he taught Taekwondo where one of his students Wayne Chen, won an Olympic medal. Wayne gave one of his medals to him as a sign of appreciation.

After graduating university with a bachelor’s in business management, he began a 15-year corporate career working at fortune 100 companies such as Disney, Sony, Goodrich, and eventually ended up in investment banking at Merrill Lynch during its golden years. During that time, he bought his first house and was misrepresented on the purchase. He learned everything a real estate agent shouldn’t be from this experience.

Unexpectedly, just after rebuilding their relationship, his Dad was diagnosed with stage 4 Pancreatic cancer. Pulling the equity out of his home to pay for his father’s medical bills and to fund a life-saving surgery, his father didn’t survive, and passed away at 52 years old. Neil was 25, almost $1m in debt, and back to rock bottom. Fortunately, a successful career unfolded, but the death of his father encouraged him to later walk away from it to begin following his love for art, interiors, property and décor.

Upon being told that the Beverly Hills market was tough to penetrate and that he should think about suburban areas, his first deal was for $1m in the Hollywood Hills. Over 12 years, he has built a client base of celebrities, business personalities, several billionaires, and royalty from 3 nations.
After migrating between all the top firms in Los Angeles, he eventually realised that all of the above, gave him a very unique perspective on life and business. He also identified that all the top players and firms in LA were wholly focused on sales and numbers. Behind closed doors, everyone was the same, but sadly no one really seemed to care about their clients. This became the epicenter of Kensington & Beverly, his own firm that would focus on taking care of clients, their welfare, habitat, assets, and ultimately well-being of their family.

“After my experiences, disappointments, failures and minute successes; I unequivocally understand the needs of my clients. I will never do anything to comprise that. This is my one gift. My mission is to use this, to protect them, but get them what they need.”

Upon rescuing his dog, Nala, a Boxer-Ridgeback mix, Neil became best friends with Marc Ching, the pet wellness and animal welfare advocate. They quickly bonded due to their unique life experiences. They had major influences in each other’s lives and Neil became a board member and ambassador for Marc’s small rescue that housed only the worst-off dogs. This later became The Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation. In 2018, he split his time between real estate, and restructuring and re-staffing the foundation. In the same year, they wrote the bill to ban fur in Los Angeles, which was passed in 2019. Today, you can find Neil training at Lb4lb boxing gym, Rey Diogo Jiu-Jitsu, and playing one of his “3” guitars.


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