Josh Altman, 36
The Altman Brothers/Douglas Elliman, Beverly Hills
His personal abode: A contemporary house, done in white and gray, in Hollywood Hills’ Bird Streets neighborhood.
Cindy Ambuehl, 51
The Agency, Los Angeles
Ambuehl helped spark a bidding war over the five-bedroom Santa Monica home of composer Jonathan Elias earlier this year. It went for $8.6 million — about $500,000 more than asking. The property offers a Lakers-themed basketball court and a two-story guesthouse. Ambuehl has spent most of her career working with celebrities: first as an actor on such shows as Wings and Seinfeld, and now as their real estate agent.
Her personal abode: A Mediterranean-style Santa Monica home she shares with her husband, actor Don Diamont, and their seven boys.
Corcoran, New York
Her personal abode: A postwar doorman building on a cul-de-sac right off the East River.
Matt Breitenbach, 32
Douglas Elliman, Bridgehampton, N.Y.
Breitenbach has real estate bona fides that rival his more seasoned peers. His dad is a home builder on the East End of Long Island, and he spent childhood summers watching houses get framed. After college he joined forces with his mother, Susan Breitenbach, a Hamptons broker for Corcoran, and cultivated music-biz titans like Russell Simmons, whose East Hampton home recently sold for $6.995 million. Breitenbach jumped from Corcoran to Douglas Elliman’s new sports and entertainment division — with mom’s blessing.
His personal abode: A “little oasis” on three acres north of Montauk Highway, which bisects the Hamptons.
Ernie Carswell, 55
Teles Properties, Beverly Hills
His personal abode: An Italian-Mediterranean home in Hollywood Hills’ Bird Streets.
Corcoran, New York
Her personal abode: A Carnegie Hill apartment with views of Central Park.
Ty Forkner, 38
South Beach International, Miami Beach
A saltwater lagoon filled with sharks and eels and a rooftop skate park are among the features of Lil Wayne‘s La Gorce Island home, now on the market for $18 million. The listing is with Forkner, who sold the rapper’s two-bedroom condo at Setai in South Beach in 2014 for $3.4 million. Forkner was fired from his first job as an agent “for being too ambitious,” he says. He has since done deals with acts including Drake and Pharrell Williams‘ protegee Teyana Taylor.
His personal abode: A one-bedroom condo in South Beach.
Her personal abode: A modern home in Beverly Hills’ Trousdale Estates.
Sotheby’s International Realty Beverly Hills
Not only has Peele served as Madonna‘s realtor, he also was her tour photographer. That’s his shot on the cover of her 2006 CD/DVD I’m Going to Tell You a Secret. In 2014 he sold her modern Georgian-style home on Sunset Boulevard for $19 million. He also has worked with Ricky Martin, Robbie Williams and k.d. lang.
His personal abode: A post-and-beam home in Beverly Hills, featured on the cover of House Beautiful twice.
Tomi Rose, 41
Opulence International Realty, Miami
Her personal abode: A contemporary in a Cutler Bay clubhouse community.
Rosina Seydel, 49
Beacham & Company, Atlanta
Her personal abode: A classic Southern home with large gathering spaces and a huge yard.
Leonard Steinberg, 50
Compass Realty, New York
A fashion designer who entered real estate 20 years ago “out of curiosity” — and to provide a level of service he says he found lacking — Steinberg has built an A-list client roster. In March, he sold Jon Bon Jovi‘s $37.5 million SoHo duplex penthouse to business mogul Gerhard Andlinger, after celebs including Heidi Klum had eyed the pad.
His personal abode: A West Chelsea apartment with views of both the High Line and the Hudson River.
The Lipman Group/Sotheby’s International Realty Nashville
Her personal abode: A hilltop contemporary with views of the Brentwood valley.
*Declined to disclose age
Contributors: Emily L. Foley, Billy Gray, Deborah Evans Price and Jacquelyn Ryan
This story originally appeared in the July 4 issue of Billboard.
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