Rodeo Realty and Centek Capital hosting fundraising event to help HIV/AIDS and transgender youth

The Laurel Foundation’s annual EAT. DRINK. DO GOOD. event will be held on Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 2 – 5 p.m.

Rodeo Realty and Centek Capital are two of the sponsors for the fundraising event.

This year, the event will be held at a spectacular mansion in the iconic bird streets. The stunning Sunset Strip View Estate is listed by Joe Babajian and Timmy Woods of Rodeo Realty Beverly Hills. Gloria Shulman, founder of one of California’s leading lenders, Centek Capital, is opening the doors to her home to help The Laurel Foundation increase the number of children and youth served in 2018.

The goal is to send 60 transgender/gender non-conforming youth and 105 children affected by HIV/AIDS to summer camp. Funds raised at the event will help The Laurel Foundation reach their goal of $80,000—which will send the 165 youth to the summer program.

The afternoon will include California wines, beers, spirits, non-alcoholic beverages along with local well-known eateries. In addition to the tastings, a DJ will be spinning classic sounds of summer. VIP admission to the event includes a private tour of the home. For more details on ticketing, visit

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Rodeo Realty’s Joe Babajian sells Spanish Revival estate for $22 million

Featured in the Los Angeles Times is a Spanish Revival estate, which has sold for $22 million. Joe Babajian of Rodeo Realty Beverly Hills was one of the listing agents to the Beverly Hills property.

The home, which is situated at the end of a long driveway on a private promontory, has nearly 8,700 sq. ft. of living space that includes formal living and dining rooms, a chef’s kitchen, seven bedrooms, and nine bathrooms. The guesthouse also comes with a large bedroom suite.

Outdoors, private and lush grounds feature a gorgeous shell-shaped swimming pool and decks, which overlooks breathtaking views from ocean to downtown and captures pastoral views of hills and Franklin Canyon.

To read the LA Times article on this listing, click HERE.

Home listed by Rodeo Realty’s Joe Babajian and Scott Strassner featured in LA Times


Featured as a ‘Home of the Day’ in the Los Angeles Times is a Spanish Revival estate listed by Rodeo Realty’s Joe Babajian and Scott Strassner.

The gated estate in Beverly Hills is set atop a knoll with ocean and city views. The $29.5 million home comes with seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms.


Additional features to the home include a guesthouse, a shell-shaped swimming pool, a living room, dining room, entry, breakfast area, three fireplaces, and a three-car garage.

To read the LA Times feature on this property, click HERE.

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Rodeo Realty's Beverly Hills agent Joe Babajian sells onetime home of Marlon Brando for $2.73 million


Rodeo Realty’s Joe Babajian has sold the Hollywood Hills residence where Oscar-winning actor Marlon Brando once made his home for $2.73 million.

Babajian’s sell made news in the Los Angeles Times this week.


The traditional-style home has six bedrooms, five bathrooms, a living and dining room, a sunroom and an updated kitchen. The 1939 home, designed by Paul Williams, also has a bookshelf in the study that can be moved to reveal a hidden room.

Outdoors, there’s a barbecue area, a sports court and a swimming pool.

The home was also previously occupied by Rock star Frank Zappa, actress Barbara Hershey and actor David Carradine.

To read the LA Times article, click HERE.

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Rodeo Realty: Congrats to Jordana Leigh, Ben Bacal, and Joe Babajian being named Top 200 Real Estate Agents in America 2014

Congrats to our Top Agents at Rodeo Realty for being named America’s Top Real Estate Agents in 2014.

We are truly honored to have you at Rodeo Realty!

Ranked 75: Ben Bacal

 2013 Sales Volume $152,150,000 33310028

 Ben Bacal began his real estate career at the young age of 24. In his first year as a realtor he sold more than $17 million dollars in real estate. Since then, his annual sales have more than quadrupled making Ben a leader in Southern California’s luxury real estate business. Ben’s success in real estate landed him on the front cover of the LA Times Business Section.  He was listed as one of The Wall Street Journal’s TOP 1000 agents nationwide.  The LA Times showcased Ben’s $20,000,000 record breaking sale in Trousdale Estates located in Beverly Hills (This home was purchased as a tear down).  Ben was also involved in the $75,000,000 sale of the most expensive house ever sold in Malibu.   Other highlights (just to name a few):

– The sale of Madonna’s home in Beverly Hills for $19,500,000.

– The sale of Megan Ellison’s (film producer and Oracle heir) compound on Nightingale Drive totaling over $47,000,000.

– The largest single family home ever to sell in the bird streets of the Hollywood Hills for just under $40,000,000 in 2013.

A great real estate transaction is not solely built on experience with getting the job done, but also on the strength and quality of relationship between client and REALTOR®.  Ben is a proven closer and is consistently breaking sales records changing the status quo for real estate prices in Los Angeles.   Ben was ranked the #1 agent at Sotheby’s International Realty and is now proud to be working with Rodeo Realty on the sunset strip.  Ben is well respected and has developed invaluable working relationships with his peers.  He has become the “go-to” agent for hard to find trophy properties and has become a leader in the industry.  Ben’s professional associations include the National Association of REALTORS®, the California Association of REALTORS®, the Los Angeles Multiple Listing Service, and the Malibu Board of REALTORS®.

Ben’s relentless hard work has helped establish his track record for proven success.  He is highly likable and his business connections have helped him create mega sales in the Los Angeles area.  Ben and his team are committed to clear communication and loyalty for each and every client looking to buy or sell a home. When you work with Ben, you are working with a calculated and realistic professional who’s bold decisions aim to bring the client both a rewarding and satisfying result.




Ranked 116: Joe Babajian

2013 Sales Volume  $131,653,251

Joe Babajian, the number one real estate agent for Rodeo Realty in Los Angeles County, specializes in estate and other prime properties in Beverly Hills, Bel Air and Holmby Hills. He is one of the most successful real estate agents in the Nation with sales totaling over $2 billion since 2000.

Only a small, elite group of Realtors dominate the luxury home market on the distinguished Westside of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. Joe Babajian is one of these realtors. With over 25 years of industry experience, record-breaking sales and an extensive portfolio that boasts some of the most distinguished properties and high-profile clients in the world, Joe’s outstanding achievements over the course of his career have earned him countless awards and accolades.

As one of the most successful realtors in the Nation, Joe has sold nearly $2 billion in residential real estate since 2000. He is the foremost expert in all facets of luxury residential real estate.

Committed to making his clients a top priority, Joe provides an unparalleled level of service by thoroughly listening to his client’s needs and concerns. He provides expert guidance, personalized solutions and masterfully negotiates the most profitable deals.

Due to his longstanding reputation as a Top Realtor and his incomparable knowledge of the Beverly Hills & Los Angeles residential real estate market, Joe has been consulted by top media news programs and magazines such as Entertainment Tonight, Extra, Access Hollywood, 20/20, In Style, People, Entertainment Weekly, GQ and Beverly Hills [213].

Throughout his career as a top realtor, Joe’s outstanding production has broken countless records and earned him numerous awards. His extensive clientele includes celebrities, entertainment executives, CEOs and heads of Fortune 500 companies. His knowledge of the luxury real estate market and consummate service to his clients is unparalleled.

As one of the top real estate agents in Beverly Hills, Joe Babajian has earned a reputation for his superior level of service, his discretion and a passion for finding his clients the home of their dreams.  Having represented countless celebrities and VIPs in his 25 years of experience as a real estate agent, he knows how to find the right home for his clients who are out of town or on a limited schedule.

Whether you are a looking to buy or sell your home, Joe Babajian is confident he can deliver what you need. Contact top Beverly Hills Realtor, Joe Babajian now for more information about how he can help you.




Ranked 151: Jordana Leigh  

2013 Sales Volume $119,000,000

Jordana Leigh specializes in the sale of fine properties throughout the Westside of Los Angeles. She consistently receives top accolades from clients and co-workers for her commitment to her clients and her unmatched work ethic. She is one of the most successful real estate professionals in the nation and has represented the most distinctive properties in Los Angeles for the most distinguished clients in the world. A focused persistence and an unwavering dedication to her clients’ needs has boosted Jordana into the top 1% of Westside agents overall. Her negotiating skills and her unparalleled attention to detail have ensured her success since she began real estate fourteen years ago.

A graduate of the University of Southern California, Jordana possesses an unmistakable combination of unbridled energy and enthusiasm coupled with an uncompromising need for perfection that has propelled her to the top of her profession. Jordana is frequently consulted by top media news professionals for her outstanding knowledge of the market. During her real estate career, she has continually achieved outstanding sales and has earned an impeccable standing in the real estate community. Her extremely professional reputation ensures that this will continue. Jordana prides herself on being accessible to her clients at all times and welcomes the opportunity to work with her clients, their friends and referrals whenever possible. Please feel free to contact her with your questions or for information anytime.

Recognized for her knowledge, dedication, and persistence, Jordana Leigh has risen to the top 1% of Westside Agents. Respected for her expertise and customer service, her clients value her input tremendously and rely upon her consistently. Jordana covers the entire Westside from Malibu to Marina Del Rey and Santa Monica to Beverly Hills.

Jordana’s goal is to provide her clients and prospective clients with superior service at all times, so please take some time to access all of the resources on her website or click contact me to email her directly.

Rodeo Realty Lists Jack Black's Former House

Screen Shot 2014-06-07 at 9.26.19 AMThis gorgeous architectural newly listed by Joe Babajian and Stephen Walton of Rodeo Realty has quite the celebrity history. As Zillow reports, the modern home on a private cul-de-sac in Los Feliz was previously owned by actor Jack Black and his wife Tanya Haden. Black  bought in 2006 and he and Hayden did a major remodel. They sold the home once they had children. 

The home has walls of glass, steel commercial beams, and concrete floors. The gourmet kitchen opens to the great room. The master suite includes a spa-like bath. Outside there is a large swimmer’s pool, water elements, and outdoor dining pavilions that are the perfect spot to entertain. It is listed for  $2.899 million.


Rodeo Realty Beverly Hills Properties Featured On Los Angeles Confidential

9152Janice3This week Los Angeles Confidential featured two Rodeo Realty properties in Beverly Hills, each listed with top Beverly Hills agent Joe Babajian. The first is  the Janice Place home that was once owned by Rihanna. The contemporary home received high marks from LA Confidential for its large windows, rich wood flooring and ” master suite, which boasts an edgy-chic design and a lust-worthy custom closet outfitted with suede ceilings.”

The second is a palatial home on Loma Vista Drive. LA Confidential called attention to the home’s lavish interior with five ensuite bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and two powder rooms. The estate’s grounds also make it particularly worthy including the pool, spa, patio areas and lush yard. Read more at the Los Angeles Confidential website.


Luxury Beverly Hills Listing Highlighted On Patch

b_414_Tower_front_gates_webThis week the Beverly Hills Patch put the spotlight on 1146 Tower Road, a beautiful property listed with Joe Babajian. The landmark Spanish Colonial Revival estate was originally built in 1927 by architect Harry E. Werner for George and Freda Kolb and later owned by the actor James Coburn and also by a relative of the Sultan of Brunei.  

The property has undergone a painstaking restoration and remodel by the legendary architects/designers Tim Morrison and Tom Proctor.  It is ideally located north of Sunset Blvd. and the famed Beverly Hills Hotel and is sited on close to 1 3/4 acres on an extraordinary promontory with wonderful views of the City.  The rare combination of this prime location, the architectural integrity, the immense flat pad and the remarkable views make this one of the most distinctive properties in Beverly Hills. Visit Joe’s website for all the details on this striking property.