/ James Harris

The perfect blend of British style and American drive, James Harris brings his charisma, intellect and wit as co-founder of luxury real estate firm, Bond Street Partners, to Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles. Born and raised in London, England, Harris' entrepreneurial drive started at the tender age of 16. After working as a residential investment agent in the United Kingdom, Harris headed west to Los Angeles to broaden his horizon and to enjoy the California sunshine. 

 

Today, Harris is living the American Dream, working in a city he loves with an incredibly talented group of people. He and business partnerDavid Parnes, specialize in high-end residential real estate and investment properties in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Holmby Hills, Sunset Strip, the Hollywood Hills, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Malibu and the greater Los Angeles region. 

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The perfect blend of British style and American drive, James Harris brings his charisma, intellect and wit as co-founder of luxury real estate firm, Bond Street Partners, to Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles. Born and raised in London, England, Harris' entrepreneurial drive started at the tender age of 16. After working as a residential investment agent in the United Kingdom, Harris headed west to Los Angeles to broaden his horizon and to enjoy the California sunshine. 

 

Today, Harris is living the American Dream, working in a city he loves with an incredibly talented group of people. He and business partnerDavid Parnes, specialize in high-end residential real estate and investment properties in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Holmby Hills, Sunset Strip, the Hollywood Hills, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Malibu and the greater Los Angeles region. 

 

The partners' "no-nonsense" approach to closing deals, coupled with their extensive network of high-net-worth international and domestic clients, have enabled them to sell approximately $250 million for 2015 & 2016.  2017 was a record-breaking year with over $500 million in sales earning the partners The Agency’s MVP Award in 2017.  Harris has proven that his exceptional service and attention to each and every one of his clients is the recipe to his success.

 

Most recently the partners represented the $30 Million sale of 438 N. Faring Road in Holmby Hills and another $30 Million sale at 200 N. Delfern in Holmby Hills, two deals in which they represented both the Buyer and the Seller, two $18 Million development opportunities in Holmby Hills, a $25 Million development opportunity in Bel Air, a newly developed property at 900 Stradella Rd. in Bel Air for $41 Million, which was the highest Bel Air sale recorded in the MLS since December, 2015 and 630 Nimes Road for $56 Million which was the highest recorded sale in Bel Air in the MLS to date in 2018. The partners also represented the third highest sale ever in Malibu for a staggering $69.9 million.  James and David represented 3 of the 10 highest sales in Los Angeles in 2017.

 

Other notable sales by the partners include the sale of a prized property on L.A.'s famous Melrose Place, home to the boutiques of renowned designers such as Oscar De La Renta and Chloé and the famed Hustler store on Sunset Blvd. for $18.5 Million. 

 

Building on this incredible success, this year James and David have expanded their listing inventory to include two spectacular Bel Air listings priced at $44 Million and $38.5 Million plus a newly developed Sunset Strip estate listed for $45 Million. Their current listing portfolio is worth an astonishing $1 Billion and includes some of the City’s most impressive properties. Their exclusive clientele is comprised of countless celebrities, producers, business managers, agents, heads of Fortune 500 companies and numerous high-net worth individuals.

 

James Harris has earned many recent accolades including being named in Variety’s Showbiz Real Estate Elite in 2015, 2017 and 2018.  The partners were also named on the Wall St. Journal Real Trends list for 2015, 2016 and 2017, were ranked #5 on The Real Deal’s list of top agents for 2017/2018 and were ranked #12 on the Los Angeles Business Journal’s list of Residential Real Estate Agents for 2017. 

 

James is happily married to his beautiful wife, Valeria, and together they have two daughters, Sofia and Chloe.  His three girls are the light of his life.  When he is not at work, James and his family love going to the beach and spending quality time together. A firm believer in giving back to the community, Harris is heavily involved in various humanitarian causes including the Jewish Federation Community and CHLA (Children's Hospital Of Los Angeles).

 

/ David Parnes

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Originally from London, England, David Parnes brings English charm to the City of Angels. Co-founder of a premium real estate service company, Bond Street Partners, Parnes and his partner, James Harris,have established themselves as two of the top agents serving the Los Angeles luxury market. 

 

After earning his Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Economics and Politics from the University of Manchester, Parnes began working at a hedge fund before moving on to represent a private portfolio of real estate assets in Europe. While taking breaks from the London fog, Parnes spent his summers in Los Angeles and was drawn to the sunshine, warm and friendly people and vast potential of the city's real estate market. As a result, he made the decision to permanently call L.A. home in 2009. Today, he specializes in high-end residential real estate and investment properties in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood, the Hollywood Hills, Malibu, the Pacific Palisades and the greater Los Angeles region. 

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Originally from London, England, David Parnes brings English charm to the City of Angels. Co-founder of a premium real estate service company, Bond Street Partners, Parnes and his partner, James Harris,have established themselves as two of the top agents serving the Los Angeles luxury market. 

 

After earning his Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Economics and Politics from the University of Manchester, Parnes began working at a hedge fund before moving on to represent a private portfolio of real estate assets in Europe. While taking breaks from the London fog, Parnes spent his summers in Los Angeles and was drawn to the sunshine, warm and friendly people and vast potential of the city's real estate market. As a result, he made the decision to permanently call L.A. home in 2009. Today, he specializes in high-end residential real estate and investment properties in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood, the Hollywood Hills, Malibu, the Pacific Palisades and the greater Los Angeles region. 

 

The partners' "no-nonsense" approach to closing deals, coupled with their extensive network of high-net-worth international and domestic clients, have enabled them to sell approximately $250 million for 2015 & 2016.  2017 was a record-breaking year with over $500 million in sales earning the partners The Agency’s MVP Award in 2017. 

 

Most recently the partners represented the $30 Million sale of 438 N. Faring Road in Holmby Hills and another $30 Million sale at 200 N. Delfern in Holmby Hills, two deals in which they represented both the Buyer and the Seller, two $18 Million development opportunities in Holmby Hills, a $25 Million development opportunity in Bel Air, a newly developed property at 900 Stradella Rd. in Bel Air for $41 Million, which was the highest Bel Air sale recorded in the MLS since December, 2015 and 630 Nimes Road for $56 Million which was the highest recorded sale in Bel Air in the MLS to date in 2018. The partners also represented the third highest sale ever in Malibu for a staggering $69.9 million.  David and James represented 3 of the 10 highest sales in Los Angeles in 2017.

 

Other notable sales by the partners include the sale of a prized property on L.A.'s famous Melrose Place, home to the boutiques of renowned designers such as Oscar De La Renta and Chloé and the famed Hustler store on Sunset Blvd. for $18.5 Million. 

 

Building on this incredible success, this year David and James have expanded their listing inventory to include two spectacular Bel Air listings priced at $44 Million and $38.5 Million plus a newly developed Sunset Strip estate listed for $45 Million. Their current listing portfolio is worth an astonishing $1 Billion and includes some of the City’s most impressive properties. Their exclusive clientele is comprised of countless celebrities, producers, business managers, agents, heads of Fortune 500 companies and numerous high-net worth individuals.

 

David Parnes has earned many recent accolades including being named in Variety’s Showbiz Real Estate Elite in 2015, 2017 and 2018.  The partners were also named on the Wall St. Journal Real Trends list for 2015, 2016 and 2017, were ranked #5 on The Real Deal’s list of top agents for 2017/2018 and were ranked #12 on the Los Angeles Business Journal’s list of Residential Real Estate Agents for 2017. 

 

A recent personal project includes the building and sale of a 4,200 square foot contemporary home in West Hollywood and the purchase of a fixer property in the Bird Streets where he plans to live with his fiancé, Adrian, their two rescue Basset Hounds, Maxi and Bella and Chihuahuas, Apoosh and Freddie.  An avid animal lover, David donates regularly to animal charities.  David capped off a stellar year with a lavish wedding in the South of France in the summer.  He and his wife, Adrian, welcomed their first child, a baby girl named India Rose Parnes in 2018. 

/ Michelle Ficarra

Michelle Ficarra is one of the rare few for whom real estate is a full time career, a passion and a lifestyle. Her illustrious career spans over 26 years where she has worked alongside some of the most well-known leaders in the industry. The experience she has gained has set her apart as one of the most knowledgeable, thorough and discreet professionals. 

Michelle began her career in real estate in 1989 in Pasadena, California. As one of the youngest agents in her office, she quickly earned recognition for developing creative marketing proposals and listing tools. She excelled as a new agent and in 1991 she moved to the Westside of Los Angeles where she became the Executive Assistant to Mr. Fred Sands, Founder and President of Fred Sands Realtors, one of the most successful independently owned real estate companies in the Nation. In this role, she deepened her knowledge of the real estate business including contracts, negotiation, risk management, property management and also assisted in the implementation of the Company's franchising program. 

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Michelle Ficarra is one of the rare few for whom real estate is a full time career, a passion and a lifestyle. Her illustrious career spans over 26 years where she has worked alongside some of the most well-known leaders in the industry. The experience she has gained has set her apart as one of the most knowledgeable, thorough and discreet professionals. 

Michelle began her career in real estate in 1989 in Pasadena, California. As one of the youngest agents in her office, she quickly earned recognition for developing creative marketing proposals and listing tools. She excelled as a new agent and in 1991 she moved to the Westside of Los Angeles where she became the Executive Assistant to Mr. Fred Sands, Founder and President of Fred Sands Realtors, one of the most successful independently owned real estate companies in the Nation. In this role, she deepened her knowledge of the real estate business including contracts, negotiation, risk management, property management and also assisted in the implementation of the Company's franchising program. 

In 2000 she returned to selling real estate and has since represented hundreds of buyers and sellers in several prime locations on the Westside from Malibu to the Sunset Strip. She has also represented a number of condominium developers, buyers and sellers along the famed Wilshire Corridor. Michelle has consistently ranked as a top producer receiving several prestigious awards. She has been consulted by such news media outlets as The Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, In Style Home, Extra, Entertainment Tonight and E! News. 

Her success is attributed to her steadfast work ethic including her dedication to studying and knowing the market, sales and trends. She has a genuine interest in dealing with diverse people and is known for her patient and caring nature. Her passion for architecture and design led to her enrollment in UCLA's Interior Design Program. This fuels her enthusiasm for listing and marketing some of the most spectacular properties on the Westside. She has a keen sense for advising her clients on everything from staging and preparing a home for sale, to overseeing photography and marketing and skillfully negotiating a sale to earn her clients the highest selling price possible. 

Michelle spends her free time indulging in her love of travel, food and wine, movies and spending time with friends and family. She enjoys the outdoors with her rescue dog and is an advocate for animal rights supporting numerous shelters and agencies.

/ Alana Mesica

Alana's fascination with architecture and interiors began at a young age, but it is her comprehensive education in the real estate industry, that has turned her passions into a promising profession. Alana attended Milken Community High School, followed by Loyola Marymount University where she graduated with honors and obtained her Bachelor's degree in Communication. 

Experiencing such polar environments, both culturally and intellectually, while acquiring teachings from two religious educational facilities, Alana has a unique perspective on Los Angeles. Embracing the city's innate diversity and understanding the intricacies of human interaction, she has made a network of friends and associates that extends across a wide range of social spheres. She is well-versed on the hidden treasures of the city, while maintaining a vast property knowledge that spans from the far corners of the Valley to the outskirts of Downtown. More importantly, Alana is constantly on the hunt for more – from her ever-expanding network of influential individuals to examining the latest market trends – she is dedicated to improving her craft.

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Alana's fascination with architecture and interiors began at a young age, but it is her comprehensive education in the real estate industry, that has turned her passions into a promising profession. Alana attended Milken Community High School, followed by Loyola Marymount University where she graduated with honors and obtained her Bachelor's degree in Communication. 

Experiencing such polar environments, both culturally and intellectually, while acquiring teachings from two religious educational facilities, Alana has a unique perspective on Los Angeles. Embracing the city's innate diversity and understanding the intricacies of human interaction, she has made a network of friends and associates that extends across a wide range of social spheres. She is well-versed on the hidden treasures of the city, while maintaining a vast property knowledge that spans from the far corners of the Valley to the outskirts of Downtown. More importantly, Alana is constantly on the hunt for more – from her ever-expanding network of influential individuals to examining the latest market trends – she is dedicated to improving her craft.

In her free time, you can find Alana and her number one companion, dog "Hudson", exploring random residential landscapes, parks and trails or having a glass of Cabernet amongst her peers in West Hollywood. She loves curling up on the couch with some architectural design magazines or being outdoors spending quality time with family and friends. An admirer of music and the arts, Alana often attends major cultural events around the world, furthering her creative network of prominent individuals that expands with each new experience. With her fresh outlook and positive attitude she will never disappoint when it comes to meeting the needs of her clients, acting always with the utmost integrity and professionalism.

/ Alex Vichinsky

A Bay Area native, Alex brings more than a decade of experience working for some of the biggest tech companies in Silicon Valley to The Agency. The vast connections he’s forged across California are an asset to a diverse and discerning clientele in Los Angeles.

Representing buyers and sellers from Venice to West Hollywood and The Valley; first-time homebuyers to Silicon Beach executives, Alex serves as an invaluable guide throughout the entire transaction process. Equipped with expert negotiating skills and extensive local knowledge, he offers poignant and intelligent advice, leaning on his own life experiences and hands-on transactions to guide his clients toward sound investments.

Prior to real estate, Alex spent 10 years at prominent Silicon Valley tech companies, including Facebook, Square and Linkedin. As a legal compliance expert, he presented at conferences around the U.S. and has worked with lawyers, law enforcement officials, engineers, and advocacy groups surrounding data privacy, criminal cases, and trademark/copyright issues. His extensive knowledge in contract work and customer service has translated seamlessly to real estate.

A graduate of Tufts University, Alex believes education is the foundation of the relationships he shares with his clients. When he’s not involved in real estate, Alex can be found hiking with his wife and dog, planning his next world adventure, or looking for the best cheesecake in L.A.

/ Shiva Elahi

Having lived in nine different cities on three continents, Shiva is proud to call herself a citizen of the world. Specializing in high-end residential real estate and investment properties in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood, the Hollywood Hills, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, and the greater Los Angeles region, Shiva joined The Agency in March of 2017, working alongside top-producing agents James Harris and David Parnes. 

Having traveled extensively and relocated numerous times throughout her life, seeking out new places to live has become second nature for Shiva. Enamored by L.A.'s history and architecture and, driven by her love of the search and discovery process, it was only a matter of time before she found her calling in the dynamic world of luxury real estate. 

Shiva began her professional career in the entertainment industry, working with Hollywood's biggest names at WME entertainment, Lionsgate, and Fox. Her experience working alongside celebrities, musicians, and high-ranking executives left her well equipped to handle complex transactions that require that extra layer of care and discretion.

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Having lived in nine different cities on three continents, Shiva is proud to call herself a citizen of the world. Specializing in high-end residential real estate and investment properties in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood, the Hollywood Hills, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, and the greater Los Angeles region, Shiva joined The Agency in March of 2017, working alongside top-producing agents James Harris and David Parnes. 

Having traveled extensively and relocated numerous times throughout her life, seeking out new places to live has become second nature for Shiva. Enamored by L.A.'s history and architecture and, driven by her love of the search and discovery process, it was only a matter of time before she found her calling in the dynamic world of luxury real estate. 

Shiva began her professional career in the entertainment industry, working with Hollywood's biggest names at WME entertainment, Lionsgate, and Fox. Her experience working alongside celebrities, musicians, and high-ranking executives left her well equipped to handle complex transactions that require that extra layer of care and discretion. Having worked on film trailers and developed several digital marketing campaigns before moving on to executive produce her own music travel show for the Virgin Produced Channel, she offers clients the expertise of both a real estate agent and a marketing and content development professional. 

Fluent in Farsi, Shiva is a creative thinker with a natural talent for forging relationships with a diverse clientele. When she's not traversing the city in search of the perfect home for a client, she enjoys going to concerts and art shows, cooking, event planning, and photographing life's special moments.

/ Jen Winston

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424-320-7792 office

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Born and raised in Southern California, Los Angeles native Jen Winston knows the city intimately. Her expert knowledge of the different areas has amassed her a loyal following of clients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Brentwood, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Los Feliz, and Silverlake. 
Jen is known for her innovative and creative approach to real estate, and more importantly, her genuineness and unmatched professionalism with her clients. She is a great listener and communicator, and is highly detail-oriented by nature, making her a top agent with first time buyers.

Jen possesses the perfect combination of business savvy and a passion for what she does. She prides herself on building and maintaining relationships not only with her clients, but with a network of fellow agents, and this has led her to great success in real estate. Previously, she worked with the Architectural Estates team at Hilton and Hyland in Beverly Hills.

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Born and raised in Southern California, Los Angeles native Jen Winston knows the city intimately. Her expert knowledge of the different areas has amassed her a loyal following of clients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Brentwood, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Los Feliz, and Silverlake.
Jen is known for her innovative and creative approach to real estate, and more importantly, her genuineness and unmatched professionalism with her clients. She is a great listener and communicator, and is highly detail-oriented by nature, making her a top agent with first time buyers.

Jen possesses the perfect combination of business savvy and a passion for what she does. She prides herself on building and maintaining relationships not only with her clients, but with a network of fellow agents, and this has led her to great success in real estate. Previously, she worked with the Architectural Estates team at Hilton and Hyland in Beverly Hills.

Jen is the Founder of L.A. Power Ladies, an organization that focuses on networking and promoting opportunities for women professionals. She is also involved in Art of Elysium, a charity that promotes creativity and inspiration to children in need. In her spare time, Jen's background as a music teacher comes to the surface, and she can be found attending many live music venues in L.A.