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, James' entrepreneurial drive started at the tender age of 16. After working as a residential investment agent in the United Kingdom, James headed west to Los Angeles to broaden his horizon and to enjoy the California sunshine.
Today, he is living the American Dream, working in a city he loves with an incredibly talented group of people. He and business partner, David Parnes, specialize 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. James has proven that his exceptional service and attention to each and every one of his clients is the recipe to his success.
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 recently listed in The Wall Street Journal, 2015 and 2016 Real Trends Top 1000 agents in America.
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. James is heavily involved in various humanitarian causes including the Jewish Federation Community and CHLA (Children's Hospital Of Los Angeles).