Studio City Real Estate

Studio City 91604

Originally known as Laurelwood, a 20 acre area was donated by a prolific land-developer group who had the surnames; Read more

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11400 sunshine ter

  • $12,999,999
  • 5 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 131,024 SQFT

Motivated seller. Through gated entry to stately french chateau perched on 3 verdant acres above the san fernando valley w/ city & mountain...

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3911 oeste ave

  • $11,800,000
  • 8 Beds
  • 13 Baths
  • 75,443 SQFT

Enjoy the feeling of napa in this elegant 2 acre estate that sits nestled in the hills just below the famed mulholland dr...

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3911 oeste ave

  • $11,800,000
  • 9 Beds
  • 14 Baths
  • 75,443 SQFT

Be the first to occupy this stunning new construction located south of the blvd, below famed mulholland drive. This private gated compound sits...

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3240 fryman rd

  • $9,300,000
  • 4 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 43,642 SQFT

The pride of fryman canyon! Elegantly sited on a gated one-acre+ knoll and framed by trees, this tudor revival estate echoes the timeless...

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3240 fryman rd

  • $9,300,000
  • 4 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 43,642 SQFT

Paul williams-style estate presents one of l. A. S most spectacular backdrops for entertaining in exclusive fryman canyon, home to celebrities and entertainers. Perched on...

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3523 wrightwood ct

  • $7,890,000
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 55,338 SQFT

Situated down on a long private driveway on an exclusive cul-de-sac is this newly completed two story contemporary estate in the hills of...

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11576 dilling st

  • $6,795,000
  • 5 Beds
  • 9 Baths
  • 16,500 SQFT

Brand new construction estate located in the enclave of colfax meadows! Approx. 8,300 sq. Ft. Residence situated on a gated and private16, 500...

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11568 chiquita st

  • $6,795,000
  • 6 Beds
  • 8 Baths
  • 15,755 SQFT

Brand new construction! This modern farmhouse estate located on one of the most beautiful streets in colfax meadows. Approx. 7,900 sq ft residence...

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3958 sunswept dr

  • $6,495,000
  • 6 Beds
  • 8 Baths
  • 16,175 SQFT

A rare and exquisite offering in a highly sought-after pocket south of the blvd. In studio city, this custom-built architectural masterpiece sits on...

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3931 oeste ave

  • $4,925,000
  • 6 Beds
  • 9 Baths
  • 46,002 SQFT

This gated contemporary estate with classic craftsman design in prime studio city offers the elusive combination of privacy and exclusive amenities on a...

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11232 briarcliff ln

  • $4,690,000
  • 5 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 18,669 SQFT

On a private street soon to be a gated community, just below mulholland sits this nearly 7000 sq ft contemporary mediterranean. The 2-story...

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4233 irvine ave

  • $4,499,000
  • 6 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 9,925 SQFT

Spectacular 6bd/6. 5ba modern farmhouse with over 6,400 square feet of living space located in highly coveted colfax meadows. A grand entry with soaring...

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About the area

Studio City.

Originally known as Laurelwood, a 20 acre area was donated by a prolific land-developer group who had the surnames; Whitley, Chandler, Van Nuys, and Lankershim.  Mark Sennett was the recipient of the donation.  He is credited as the film maker and director who cemented the careers of many including Charles Chaplin, Bing Crosby, and W.C. Fields. Not surprisingly, he used the 20 acres, to build a new studio, which today is home to CBS Studios, and known locally as the Radford lot as it sits on the corner of Radford Avenue and Ventura Blvd.

The neighbourhood developed organically due to film production, which in turn fueled the need for industry, retail, and naturally, homes.  In the 1990’s Studio City used to have many dead spots with not much excitement, and the odd burst of an interesting restaurant or bar.  That isn’t the case today.  Retail is hot, boutiques are plentiful, and there are countless coffee shops and restaurants for dates and family outings respectively.  Carpenter school district is a target for many of our clients who buy property within the school district boundaries so their children can attend.

Property price in the area range from $900K quainter but apt bungalows, to $7m mini-estates.  Essentially the other side of the Hollywood Hills, the property profiles are similar but facing Ventura Blvd and the Valley versus Sunset Blvd and the West Side, bring a significant savings.  The same property in the adjacent Hollywood Hills might cost 30% more.  The typical property price for a bit of everything costs around $1.5m-2.5m.  Anything architectural or with views or larger lots commands a larger premium. Production nearby always ensured a roster of TV stars moving to the area, but the boom of rock in the 80’s saw an influx of musicians, and even music managers.  Some of the largest names in music, TV and entertainment live or have lived in Studio City.

91604 studio city, ca

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New listings
24
Active listings
102
Median Listing Price
$1850050
Median days on market
130
Median sqf
2700
Median price per sqf
$690.8479937
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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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