Davis Saadian Group partners with Aaron Kirman’s AKG brokerage

Aaron Kirman of luxury residential sales brokerage AKG | Christie’s International Real Estate, a top L.A. real estate broker who starred in CNBC’s “Listing Impossible,” has partnered with Davis Saadian’s team, the Davis Saadian Group.

“Partnering with Aaron will allow our team to deliver a more robust commercial real estate portfolio to our highly exclusive network of clientele, while also expanding our team into the high-end residential real estate side of the business,” Saadian said.

Saadian’s team will join Kirman’s team, which currently has about 160 agents and 14 full-time support staff.

The goal of the partnership is to diversify AKG’s portfolio to include investment opportunities for clients. The group will focus on luxury listings in areas like Bel Air, Beverly Hills, Hollywood Hills, Malibu and downtown Los Angeles.

Saadian, who specializes in in multifamily investments and developments, will lead the commercial real estate division and the company expansion.

“This partnership reflects the growing trend towards mixed-use buildings, which will allow us to offer a wider array of investment opportunities to our influential and discerning clientele,” said Kirman. “This new division also offers countless avenues for growth and expansion, both within the new division and for our company at large.”
AKG has a total of $14 billion in luxury real estate sales and closed more than $1.6 billion in sales in 2022. The company ranked fourth in California in the 2022 RealTrends America’s Best rankings in the mega team by sales volume category.

The Davis Saadian Group closed more than $285 million in sales in 2022, with a total sales volume of more than $1.2 billion. The group recently sold an 11-property student housing portfolio in downtown Los Angeles to the University of Southern California for $28.5 million. It also co-listed a $33 million listing in Bel-Air with Kirman.

Saadian started his career as a commercial real estate broker at Marcus & Millichap. He later held the role of senior vice president of commercial real estate at BRC Advisors prior to founding Saadian Investments, Inc. in 2012, where he oversaw the acquisition and repositioning of multifamily and residential investments and developments.

This partnership comes a week after Morgan Trent, president of Trent Luxury and former NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals cornerback, announced his departure from Compass to join AKG. Trent’s team has more than $8 billion in total sales.
Last November, Kirman and his team also left Compass to launch their own firm in partnership with Christie’s International Real Estate.


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