President Aram Afshar acts as the head broker, leading a team of agents and managing daily operations. Afshar merged his former real estate business, Afshar Properties, in late 2015 with the world-renowned luxury real estate company Quintessentially Estates, licensed under Coldwell Banker Previews International. With over 14 years of experience in Los Angeles’ real estate industry, he has worked in all facets from finance and development to closing over $600 million in sales. His high level of expertise from running his own real estate brokerage to successfully opening a mortgage upon graduation from the University of Southern California in 2001 helped him become a leading agent at Coldwell Banker’s number one producing office in Beverly Hills and placement in the top 1% of independent agents nationwide. ARAM’S CREDENTIALS:
- Top 30 Coldwell Banker Broker in Southern California
- Coldwell Banker International President’s Top 1% in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
- Our team is ranked 3rd in the #1 office in the US, Coldwell Banker Beverly Hills N.
- Personally managed over 600 closed residential sales since 2008
- Large network of high net worth Buyers and Sellers
- Managed over 100 employees at personal Real Estate and Mortgage Brokerage
Working alongside Aram Afshar, Amber offers a thorough, hands-on approach to real estate that is discerning and collaborative. Amber knows the importance of assembling a great team that understands your goals. She brings an abundance of personal real estate experience and a solid business background to each transaction. Raised among a real estate family, she specializes in recognizing opportunities and forecasting emerging trends in various neighborhood markets in LA. Amber epitomizes integrity, energy, hard work and creative service in every detail of your real estate transaction. A focused listener, able advisor and fierce yet fair advocate, Amber is known for her intuition and diligence while employing encouragement and genuine concern. She creates a positive experience for both sides in any transaction. Her business approach is direct and successful: she listens to the client's needs and matches them to the right property, then assures an honest and efficient transaction.
Having graduated with a degree in Business Marketing, Anthony then worked for Bank of America in the Short Sale & Foreclosure Department, where he gained an abundance of knowledge through direct contact with agents, lenders and home owners. Anthony has turned his skills in marketing and expertise in distressed homes into a passionate and successful career in luxury real estate with over $25M in sales in his first few years of business. As a millennial in the industry he uses his strong social media network to tap into a greater audience. Anthony prides himself as an exceptional listener when his clients have certain needs whether it be a first-time home buyers or family members selling a forever home. Anthony has been described as hard-working, resourceful, patient, and a strong negotiator. The majority of his work has been based through referrals from past clients. When Anthony is not working, he enjoys being w/ his family at their Ventura Beach house, hiking with his dogs, or having a refreshing drink accompanied by a nice view.
Alicia has been a part of the Quintessentially Estates team since its inception, bringing both her extensive knowledge of working at Quintessentially Lifestyle, and her real estate expertise of the London and global markets. She has gained a clear reputation as an agent who specializes in working with first-time buyers, with an ever-growing transaction record spanning the 4 years that she has been in Los Angeles. Her commitment to a smooth and solid contract execution, and her deep understanding of international clientele are just part of what makes Alicia such a valuable asset to the team. Alicia is licensed by the California Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors, and is a member of the Beverly Hills / Greater Los Angeles Association of Realtors.
Shukura Holliday-Shimura is a West L.A. native, with intimate knowledge of its sprawling neighborhoods, including the fastest route to get anywhere in the city. As a fast paced millennialʼ, Shukura prides herself on maintaining a strong work ethic and constant commitment to staying ‘In the Know (both locally and globally). Her life experience models her passion for success. She began in the creative arts working as an Art Director and Graphic Designer for advertising agencies, fashion houses and private clients. Her BFA in Design and Digital Communications from Pratt Institute in New York translates well to her blooming real estate career. Creative and tech savvy, she searches out the most innovative platforms on which to showcase sellersʼ listings and present opportunities to buyers. Shukura is engaged in global cultures and understanding the needs and customs of a diverse client base. She speaks Japanese fluently, having lived in Tokyo, Japan for 2 years. She takes a personal approach with clients of all ages in a respectful and attentive manner. Shukura comes from a family with deep roots in the entertainment community and knows the importance of providing first class customer service and confidentially. She actively supports the local arts and philanthropic community and is also a member of the Beverly Hills Greater Los Angeles Association of REALTORS® young professionals network.
Elizabeth is a respected and award winning Realtor with numerous multi million dollar transactions to her name. By keeping her finger on the pulse of the latest progression and activity of the Southern California real estate market, she is able to offer her clients top-notch guidance from start to finish, ensuring the process is completely efficient, smooth, and enriching. As a native to Los Angeles, she is known for her extensive market knowledge and her unmatched devotion to clients. She boasts over a decade of experience, while specializing in all facets of the residential market. Whether it be navigating the way for first time buyers, acquiring the perfect investment property or providing help in the luxury market, she has experience and knowledge of it all.
As an ex professional soccer player for the Croatian National Soccer Team, Goran had the opportunity to travel all over the world. This is where he fell in love with people, cultures and architecture. And this is where he found his passion for real estate. Soon after he retired from soccer, Goran began building single and multi family homes, using the inspiration he gained from traveling the world. Real estate soon became a significant part of his life. Whether you are a buyer, seller, or investor, Goran always puts his clients first. He makes sure every transaction is as smooth and easy as possible. His goal is to make his clients feel safe and comfortable every step of the way. In his free time he likes to spend time with his daughter and wife, read, cook, coach kids soccer and volunteer for charities. He speaks both English & Croatian.
Los Angeles-born and raised, Koroush first joined the team for an internship under Quintessentially Estates Los Angeles's President Aram Afshar. During his time with Aram, Koroush gained hands-on experience in luxury residential real estate and development, sales and marketing strategies, and day-to-day business functions, which he now translates into his own business. After graduating from Chapman University, Koroush has put all his efforts into learning the ropes from one of the country’s top real estate professionals, Aram Afshar. Koroush emphasizes hard work, charisma, and always putting his clients first. His true passion for his business has helped Koroush’s reputation as a qualified realtor quickly rise, representing both buyers and sellers across his hometown. Koroush’s dedication to his work and clients has established him among Los Angeles’s most promising young agents. In his free time, Koroush is an enthusiastic member of the community and enjoys, traveling, working out, reading, and spending time with his family.
“I strive to deliver the highest level of integrity and diligence while bringing a little fun into each and every real estate transaction. I am committed and determined.” With an international master’s degree in real estate, Asal Almawy has a wealth of knowledge and a large pool of both local and overseas buyers from her experience selling properties in Dubai and in Southern California. For her outstanding achievements, she earned for several years the title of Top Performer. As a proud member of the community, her passion is a benefit to her sellers and purchasers. I work with buyers and sellers, and cater to those relocating to the area, first time home buyers, upgrading buyers or investors in the vibrant Southern California real estate market while working in partnership with you, I first listen, understand, clarify and identify your needs so as to help you realize your Real Estate goals quickly and positively.
Having lived and moved to multiple cities Bahareh understands how stressful buying and selling real estate can be. she works hard to make the process as smooth and enjoyable as possible with her positive and great attitude. She is committed to connect with her clients to make sure to deliver result beyond expectations. It was after completely renovating her house with her husband, help managing the construction, overseeing the design, she found her passion of Real estate. Her outgoing personality and passion for community, make her unique to her clients. She believes honesty, integrity and fairness are the cornerstones of running a successful business. Her objective is to work diligently to assist you in meeting your real estate goals and to get you the most out of your investment. She understands the importance of providing a truly personalized service to her clients and ensures she delivers the utmost attention every client deserves. Bahareh’s passion, dedicated work ethic and Positive energy, brings a competitive edge to the real estate business. As a proud mother, Bahareh has made it her mission to stay connected in Bel-air and Brentwood community. When she is not representing clients in Real estate, she enjoys volunteering at her children's schools, traveling, cooking and exercising. Bahareh is graduate of Ryerson University in Toronto in Industrial Engineering and is fluent in Farsi.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, I always found joy in serving and helping others achieve their goals. This is what lead me to the Real Estate & Mortgage Banking industry, knowing that I’m helping people with the American dream of home ownership. Whether that was in the mortgage banking industry getting mortgage loans approved and closed on time with great success and earning many prestigious awards including Presidents Circle and Top Account Executive in Volume & Units or in Real Estate helping buyers find their dream home and guiding sellers on achieving the best and highest price possible to sell. During the GREAT RECESSION, when millions faced foreclosure, I helped many homeowners cross America avoid foreclosure. I also provided solutions to assist homeowners to be able to quickly enter the home market again. My success even caught the attention of Bloomberg News where I was interviewed about short sales. When I’m not helping people in the real estate market, you’ll find me giving back to my community, especially to those less fortunate by volunteering in food drives and meal prepping with L.A. Kitchen. Most importantly, I love spending time with my little boy. All this is possible by focusing on giving people the best service with attention to detail, by being a strong negotiator and advocate for my clients you can be assured your success is my joy.
Experienced Realtor with a demonstrated history of working in the real estate industry. strong real estate professional skilled in Negotiation, Investment Properties, Real Estate Development, Multi-family units, and Luxury Homes Whether you're a first-time home buyer in search of your dream home, a seller looking to downsize or an investor looking for great opportunity, working with a dedicated real estate professional can make all the difference.
Patricia Gillum was born in Tokyo, Japan to a Japanese mother and US Military father.She has lived most of her early life in New York City, attending NYU and a graduate from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Patricia has been a Fashion Designer for various international companies.She has enjoyed creating , branding and marketing for the immediate needs of the customer. Patricia has traveled the world to work with a wide variety of wonderful people, many of whom she has maintained a lasting friendship with. Patricia married and moved to the Los Angeles area in 1995 to start a family. Having seen a void in peaceful family entertainment she brought her strong work ethic and resources into producing, developing and branding live action family G- Rated movies.This is where she put her life skills to work by listening to what the market needs are, to negotiate contracts and build deep lasting relationships. Patricia has over a half dozen films credited. During this time as her family grew she enjoyed purchasing homes, rehabbing and then selling them. She saw that there is creativity, intelligence and teamwork in the field of real estate as well. The next step was to obtain her real estate license. Like apparel and film Patricia enjoys working with individuals, families and developers on real estate projects from concept to SOLD. Patricia maintains a happy,healthy and active lifestyle and enjoys working with people to make a thought into a dream into reality.
Yimirra McBride is a bicoastal real estate agent, originally from outside of Philadelphia. She started her Real Estate journey in the up and coming city of Philadelphia and quickly found her niche working within luxury real estate, meeting and building relationships with an array of clientele from CEOs to Athletes. After much success in a short amount of time, Yimirra started to think about her career in a broader spectrum and realized Los Angeles is where she can take those skills and assets she learned in Philadelphia to the next level. Although quit new in town, she has already made quite an entrance in Los Angeles by being the social butterfly she is. In addition to being outgoing, Yimirra is very obliging and persistence meaning she will always go above and beyond for her clients. Choose Yimirra McBride to help you with all your Real Estate needs, and gain a lifetime realtor and friend!
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Sophia Ferrer is not unfamiliar with the world of real estate. At a young age, she would tag along with her father, a developer, to his various projects, where she experienced firsthand the development process from start to finish. Her fascination for architecture and seeking out real estate investment opportunities grew, which fueled her desire to pursue a career in real estate sales. She is known for her unrivaled work ethic, determination, and strong values, instilled in her growing up in a family of entrepreneurs. Sophia is a graduate of the University of Oregon, holding a bachelor’s degree in public relations and a minor in business. Her professional experience in communications and marketing tie seamlessly into her career in real estate, enabling her to curate creative, results-driven plans tailored to each client. Coupled with her in-depth knowledge of local market trends, she utilizes cutting-edge strategies to execute a successful sale. More importantly, Sophia manages her business with the highest level of quality service, always having her client’s best interest in mind and going the extra mile to achieve their real estate goals. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell, Sophia is committed to providing exceptional representation and making the process as stress-free and smooth as possible.