Compass Opens Los Angeles’ Most Community- and Architecture-Centric Real Estate Office

More of a community outpost than traditional office, the innovatively designed space of our  newest office is located in the 1920s Keystone Building in Larchmont Village.

Located in the heart of Hancock Park at 156 North Larchmont Boulevard, the innovative space is the vision of Bret Parsons, a top-producing real estate professional, lecturer, and author of noted architecture books. The extraordinarily designed environment, housed in the 1924 Keystone Building, will be home to a team of real estate professionals who embrace marketing a wide array of properties including architecturally significant estates across Greater Wilshire/Hancock Park and beyond.

More of a community outpost than a traditional office, the space embraces the public and incorporates:

  • A designated division to market the sale and purchase of “architecturals” via trained and dedicated real estate professionals
  • Indoor/outdoor meeting space for civic-minded gatherings, including philanthropic, charity, and homeowners associations at no charge
  • Public use of conference room for small meetings at no charge
  • Specifically designed office incorporating the latest furnishings, art, technology and security, including a demonstration “safe room”
  • Resource center referring architects, designers, contractors, landscapers, and home-related service professionals and vendors
  • Full-time concierge for real estate professionals, clients, and the public
  • On-call estate liquidation and art appraisal service
  • On-call legal service for real estate transaction questions
  • A designated liaison with the city of Los Angeles regarding HPOZs, Mills Act and development issues
  • Access to an extensive architecture and design library
  • Travel agency coordinating tours to all architectural destinations: local, domestic and international
  • Specific financing and re-fi’s for architectural homes

“I am beyond thrilled to open the first-of-its-kind community- and architecture-centric real estate office in Los Angeles,”  Associate Manager and Executive Director, Architectural Division, Bret Parsons says. “Real estate icon John Aaroe and I originally conceived the concept a few years ago as a way to leverage our architectural knowledge and relationships as well as to create a workplace environment that is less office and more community-minded with a focus on architecture in order to better serve buyers and sellers in the area.”

“I immediately greenlit this idea when Bret presented to me late last year,” Mark A. McLaughlin says. “Innovation is about filling a void in the marketplace and Bret’s vision for our Hancock Park locale sets a new bar for a real estate office.”


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