President of Quintessentially Estates Los Angeles 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 Global Luxury.
Born and raised in Beverly Hills, Afshar credits his parents as his inspiration to pursue a real estate career. As business owners themselves, they instilled in him that investment produces wealth. Now, 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.
Kathy Marshall has been a real estate agent for over 25 years, starting her career in the Brentwood Office of the Jon Douglas Company and then moving to the Beverly Hills Office in 1993 to be partners with infamous Delphine Mann, "Realtor to the Stars". She has participated in prominent sales such as the Cubby Broccoli Estate in Beverly Hills (creator of James Bond), The Sidney Sheldon Estate in Bel Air and Rupert Murdoch's purchase of a winery and home in Bel Air. Kathy came to real estate from the Film Industry where she was a Costume Designer, Stylist and also a Producer of several documentaries. She is married to a Media Executive and has one son, Matthew, who graduated from Stanford and is a data analyst for a non-profit.
Although she has represented buyers and sellers from all walks of life, her specialty is dealing with the high-profile entertainment business clients and their special needs. Whether a client wants to purchase a 30-million dollar property or buy a condo, Kathy will do her utmost to help that client accomplish their goals. She has represented sellers and buyers in all Westside areas including Malibu.
Craig Shapiro is one of Coldwell Banker’s top 2% of real estate agents in the number one ranking office worldwide. As a Luxury Homes Specialist and top agent, he has accumulated over 20 years of experience and an impressive repertoire in real estate and business—such that has been accredited in a plethora of Los Angeles based publications.
Tapping into this experience, Craig has been successful in establishing Strategic Partnership or Joint Ventures with American Express, Realogy and Maritz, among others—a game changer in the real estate industry. Craig has built and/or developed over 200 homes and maintains a constant network for off-market properties—a valuable asset for his client roster consisting of sports stars, celebrities, builders/developers, remodelers and apartment building owners. His experience and tactical approach in structuring, negotiating, and closing all types of deals—from the smallest and simplest transactions to the largest and most intricate—vastly sets him apart from the competition. Honesty, professionalism, and integrity key, Craig’s clients benefit from his creative out-of-the-box thinking, won’t-waste-your-time approach, and it is no surprise that he has managed to establish a large referral base. In total, Craig has built, listed, sold and/or represented home buyers totaling over $300MM. From small to large, tactical negotiator, accommodating, no stone unturned - he knows how to find your jewel in vast LA that you'll love to come home to!
Craig Shapiro is the client’s ally in a complex marketplace, and his customer-oriented system sets him apart from the rest.