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, David 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, David 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, David 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 has been a record-breaking year with sales approaching an astonishing $500 million at the end of the third quarter.
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. Most recently the partners represented the $30 Million sale of 438 N. Faring Road in Holmby Hills, a deal in which they represented both the Buyer and the Seller, another $30 Million sale at 200 N. Delfern in Holmby Hills, in which they represented both the Buyer and the Seller plus a $25 Million development opportunity in Bel Air and two $18 Million development opportunities in Holmby Hills. The partners also represented the third highest sale ever in Malibu for a staggering $69.9 million.
Building on this incredible success, this year David and James have expanded their listing inventory to include a $48 million dollar Bel Air estate and two newly developed view estates in Bel Air listed for $45 Million and $35 Million. Their current listing portfolio worth $300 million 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 & James have earned many recent accolades including being named in Variety’s Showbiz Real Estate Elite in 2015 and 2017. The partners were also named on the Wall St. Journal Real Trends list for 2015 and 2016.
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 wife, 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.