Allen is a licensed realtor with over 20 years of high net worth advisory experience spanning the real estate and corporate securities markets. He specializes in the acquisition and sale of luxury homes, investment properties, and development opportunities throughout the Westside of Los Angeles.
Trained by top institutional property investors, Allen brings a unique analytical skill set to his advisory practice, honed by years of investment committee participation through the acquisition of over $1B in commercial and residential real estate. His prior engagements include senior-level capital markets positions with Origin Investments, Realty Mogul, Merriman Capital, and Bank of America Securities. He began his career with the Private Client Group of Solomon Smith Barney in New York and has completed advanced coursework in real estate investment analysis at UCLA.
Born and raised outside NYC, Allen moved to Southern California in 1994 and instantly fell in love with the topography, architecture, and lifestyle. Married for 20 years to his partner in life and real estate, Lauren Spertus Blankenship, they spend their free time with their rescue dogs, at the gym, on backcountry hiking trails, or enjoying live music.
We cannot recommend Lauren and Allen highly enough! They studiously listened to our priorities, presented us with a thoughtfully curated selection of listings, made themselves constantly available for house visitations and assessments, provided insights and advice on the financial potential for each property, and responded to any request or question immediately. Most importantly, they negotiated an incredible deal on a dream home for far below list price and guided two first time homebuyers through every step of the process. They made the whole experience not just pleasant but fun, and we ultimately got a great deal as a result of their expertise!" -- AMJ
"I am in my new home thanks to the persistence and professionalism of Lauren and Allen Blankenship. They worked diligently to find me a home that met all my needs and wishes. They were on top of all the details and which ensured the closing process went efficiently and smoothly. All my questions were addressed and I was provided the support I needed throughout the entire process. Thank you, Lauren and Allen, for all your efforts and hard work finding me a home!" -- Romy
"Lauren and Allen go above and beyond to ensure that their client is totally comfortable and satisfied with their real estate decisions. This is because they are transparent and honest about their opinions and recommendations and quick to understand their client's requirements. They have a very strong work ethic and their response to any request is instantaneous. Allen's strong financial and analytical skills are highly complimented by Lauren's marketing abilities and great people skills making them an outstanding team to work with. I was very happy with the service provided and would not hesitate to recommend them wholeheartedly to anyone in the market for purchasing or selling real estate." -- CRT