Venice Beach Real Estate

Venice Beach 90291

So many of Los Angele’s neighbourhoods need little introduction.  Say Venice Beach, and almost anyone from another municipality around the world knows what to expect. Read more

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1346 abbot kinney blvd

  • $14,500,000
  • 3 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 2,698 SQFT

Located in the most prominent tech hub in la, introducing 1346 abbot kinney blvd, a live+work concept steps from venices hottest boutiques, galleries,...

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1342 abbot kinney

  • $13,995,000
  • 3 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 2,699 SQFT

Extremely rare opportunity to own an award-winning mixed-use project on what gq magazine called “the coolest block in america” – abbot kinney. This...

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17 23rd ave

  • $12,500,000
  • 5 Beds
  • 9 Baths
  • 5,278 SQFT

The hollywood bowl house, designed by david hertz. Step into a magical home on a rare double lot that will be recognized as...

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2705 ocean front

  • $9,995,000
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,520 SQFT

This one-of-a-kind coastal contemporary is a remarkable opportunity to own ocean frontage on a rarely traded stretch of venice beach. Designed by newport...

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2705 ocean front walk

  • $9,995,000
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,520 SQFT

Incredible beachfront property offers the rare opportunity to own a charming hamptons style home in chic venice beach. This unique, oceanfront oasis was...

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2715 ocean front walk

  • $9,400,000
  • 3 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 2,520 SQFT

New one of a kind coastal contemporary home on venice beach designed by notable newport beach architect ian harrison. Walls of glass create...

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648 milwood ave

  • $9,250,000
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 5,402 SQFT

Spectral bridge is a collaborative lifestyle design by ehrlich architects and artist johannes girardoni. Sensitive to neighborhood scale, the residence celebrates outdoor space...

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420 carroll canal

  • $8,650,000
  • 5 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 8,548 SQFT

The rarest offering in venice – a triple lot compound! An 8,500 sqft lot sprawling compound with over 90 feet of frontage to...

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414 carroll canal

  • $8,650,000
  • 5 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 8,548 SQFT

This coveted trophy compound awaits! Live the beach lifestyle year round in this 8,500 sqft triple lot compound, with over 90 feet of...

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1212 abbot kinney blvd

  • $7,895,000
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 5,245 SQFT

Located in the heart of venice on vibrant abbot kinney blvd, this is the ultimate modern live/work space. Perfect for your home, gallery,...

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1210 morningside way

  • $7,449,000
  • 5 Beds
  • 8 Baths
  • 10,858 SQFT

This is a rare opportunity to own one of venice’s largest homes with 7,200 sq. Ft. Of living space. Situated on a 10,858...

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1316 morningside way

  • $6,995,000
  • 5 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 10,882 SQFT

Spectacular, inspired brand new construction modern farmhouse from grevebuilt and hamilton architects. Exceptional light-filled home for entertaining with dramatic soaring two-story foyer and...

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About the area

Venice Beach.

So many of Los Angele’s neighbourhoods need little introduction.  Say Venice Beach, and almost anyone from another municipality around the world knows what to expect. These clichés are earned.  Sand, surf, fashion, canals, drum circles, the boardwalk, Muscle Beach, and of course, multi-million dollar homes…all true.

Not so obvious, is its less attractive history.  It was founded by Abbott Kinney in 1905 as a beach resort town, and originally called “Venice of America” to differentiate it from its Italian influence. A pier with amusement park, and rides was the focus of the original investment.  His death in 1920, politics, competition, and prohibition led to its dissolve.  It was independent until 1926, when it joined Los Angeles to realise the financial and municipal benefits of a larger city.

The discovery of oil in 1929 on Washington street stimulated a short boom of oil production. 450 oil wells were prevalent in the area and fueled the local economy during the great depression.  It was short lived, and minor production continued until the 1970’s.

Even by the 1950’s, the neighbourhood had earned the reputation of “Slum by the Sea.”   The spiral continued downwards as the climate attracted gangs.  Crime rose, and it wasn’t until 2002 that increased police presence helped begin the revitalization and eventually gentrification of the area.

Much has changed in a short time.  Rents are high, lots are small, and prices are at a peak.  Outside of the 2 mile beachfront strip that has remnants of its attraction origin, the local community are tied into the art scene, casual surf culture, and outdoor living.  The tech boom has attracted every major player and startup to the immediate or surrounding area.   Google and Facebook have signed large commercial lease deals for their headquarters.  Naturally, the 6 and 7 figure earning employees look locally first to find a home.

The typically profile of a Venice home was a small 600 sqft bungalows on a 3,000 sqft lot.  The smaller lots constricted developers to build upwards, stimulating the Venice modern 2-story.  Now a common sight in the area.  Property prices range from $1.5 to $8m, with an average price of $2-3m.  Demand is also high, and inventory often limited for the area.  So much of the recent real estate activity is new construction and redevelopment of the original homes.  The value, as they say in California, is in the land, no matter how small.

90291 venice, ca

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Median days on market
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639 SANTA CLARA AVE

429 SHERMAN CANAL

2705 OCEAN FRONT

2218 GRAND CANAL

1316 MORNINGSIDE WAY

2605 GRAND CANAL

1342 ABBOT KINNEY

812 AMOROSO PL

308 VENICE WAY

33 20TH AVE

634 BROOKS AVE

986 VERNON AVE

842 AMOROSO PL

826 AMOROSO PL

200 S VENICE

1220 CABRILLO AVE

411 N VENICE

920 SUPERBA AVE

630 MILWOOD AVE

219 HOWLAND CANAL

25 SOUTH VENICE BOULEVARD

447 LINNIE CANAL

16 PALOMA AVENUE

1210 MORNINGSIDE WAY

805 HAMPTON DR

305 Venice WAY

656 San Juan Ave

524 Rialto Ave

17 23RD AVE

918 Milwood Ave

2310 Strongs DR

420 Carroll Canal

414 Carroll Canal

702 California Ave

406 Grand BLVD

2317 Oakwood Ave

929 Marco PL

2705 OCEAN FRONT WALK

1346 Abbot Kinney Blvd

33 20TH AVE

1212 Abbot Kinney Blvd

819 Milwood Ave

2715 OCEAN FRONT WALK

429 Sherman Canal

1744 Washington Way

2200 Louella Ave

1621 Crescent Pl

905 Nowita Pl

232 Carroll Canal

2334 Cloy Ave

814 Crestmoore Pl

2800 Dell Ave

629 Sunset Ave

2341 Wilson Ave

633 California Ave

438 Howland Canal

1101 Amoroso Pl

26 30Th Ave

3009 Ocean Front Walk

15 26TH AVE

1523 Cabrillo Ave

308 Venice WAY

626 Woodlawn Ave

700 Brooks Ave

2412 Bryan Ave

3001 Grand Canal

1365 Appleton Way

213 Horizon Ave

405 Sherman Canal

1371 Palms Blvd

543 Rialto Ave

611 Flower Ave

219 Howland Canal

447 Carroll Canal

648 Milwood Ave

1233 Vienna Way

2412 Bryan Ave

2819 GRAYSON AVE

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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