Let’s face it. When you’re buying or selling luxury properties in Southern California, it takes an agent and a team with a luxury pedigree to ensure success. And it also takes an elite real estate mind to ensure your financial and lifestyle futures will not only benefit you in the short term, but will also generate a whole new level of personal success and fulfillment for years to come.
It’s not just about the Calacatta marble countertops, or accordion doors, or coved and coffered ceilings—that’s not what sells a property. In order to realize your ultimate real estate goals, whether you’re looking to make a profit or looking to lay down some roots, it’s about the entire vision of how a home can transform your life on a fundamental level. That’s a sacred responsibility—and it should be handled with respect, finesse, and superior knowledge.
Enter Henry Horn, the well traveled, well connected, in-the-know spirit and mind behind one of L.A.’s most iconic real estate teams.
Focused. Determined. Personable. Intellectual. Sophisticated. Progressive—these are just some of the buzzwords clients use to describe their experience with the Henry Horn Group, a SoCal powerhouse of some of the most motivated and talented agents you can find in the industry.
Let’s get this straight—Henry is a true California real estate guru. Having grown up in both L.A. and Southern Orange County, as well as calling San Francisco home while heading-up a real estate highrise lead gen platform, Henry not only provides his clients with the regional knowledge and insight necessary to take their real estate game to the next level, but also has the insider info on all up-andcoming markets, trends, and…California luxury essentials.
Having put his stamp on the SoCal luxury market as a top-producing senior broker at Agentinc., Henry offers his clients and colleagues a truly upmarket real estate experience founded upon his worldly business acumen sourced from Singapore to Switzerland, as well as his ability to match minds, investors, and personalities around the globe to create an elite network of who’s whos.
How does he do it? Henry holds a fundamental belief that real estate is more than just buying and selling homes—it’s about connecting people, creating eternal memories, and ensuring clients experience their richest lifestyle dreams. In order to reach the pinnacle of luxury, it takes a team effort. The Henry Horn Group consistently ups the ante when it comes to client expectations and they’re prepared to tackle any transactional challenge across the entire luxury real estate market. Add a new buzzword to the list—fearless.
Elevated caught up with Henry to sit down and talk about his vision, his history, and what the world of luxury will look like in the coming months. What did we discover? Henry is at the top of his game.
When it comes to luxury real estate, you’ve represented quite a few jaw-dropping listings in both L.A. and Coastal Orange County. How did you find your niche in two of the world’s most competitive and demanding markets?
I love Los Angeles—there’s so much energy. But Orange County is a very sentimental place for me. Growing up, I had the opportunity to live and experience the dynamics of both L.A. and South Orange County. The familiarity of both markets has really influenced how I market real estate, and having associates on my team in both areas is a huge positive factor.
With the prices homes are selling for these days, it seems everyone is in the luxury market. Where do you see the future of the luxury market going in the coming months?
In my opinion, the luxury market has continued to evolve dramatically over the last few years in Los Angeles and Orange County. Many homes under $5,000,000 wouldn’t be considered luxury today compared to some of the estate properties that are currently on the market. I see the luxury market transforming into many different segments in the coming years. As smaller and older homes are being renovated with the highest-end materials and fixtures, these homes represent a new aspirational segment of luxury homes for many first-time and upgrading homebuyers. Estate properties are getting larger, and with more over-the-top features, they become the new standard in the ultra-luxury market.
L.A. has diverse range of architecture spanning across an expansive region, and Los Angelenos have a diverse range of tastes. What neighborhoods do you think always retain their value while continuing to attract buyers from an aesthetic standpoint?
There are so many neighborhoods I love in Los Angeles. Centrally, you have The Flats in Beverly Hills with its spectacular estates, awesome pockets in West Hollywood including Sunset Plaza and Melrose, and the celebrity-filled Bird Streets in the Hollywood Hills. There is also the Silver Lake and Echo Park district that has been a strong epicenter for arts, culture, and diversity. As you move west to Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, and south to Manhattan Beach, you’ll find additional enclaves of architecturally rich homes. These areas will continue to attract buyers because of their location, storied histories, and iconic status.
The entire team at Henry Horn Group prides itself on next-level service, knowledge, and drive. How were you able to put together a synergistic team of like-minded individuals who all have the same passion for real estate?
I’m very fortunate to have such a great team and be a part of a group that’s so talented and dynamic. My journey over the last year at Agentinc. allowed me to cross paths with many wonderful individuals and assemble an elite team. We’re growing extremely fast and welcome motivated agents to join. We have agents with backgrounds in business, entertainment, art and law who all share a love of real estate and are able to infuse it with their other passions. Our team isn’t just about selling real estate—we embrace camaraderie, experience, and support. Most importantly, we have fun as we continue to grow and prosper.
As mentioned before, you’ve represented some amazing properties over your career. Can you share a couple of your favorites?
Early in my career, I was able to represent a buyer on a stunning vineyard in the Central Valley. I learned a lot and am grateful to have that experience under my belt. As my career progressed, I was able to represent a wide range of properties including single-family homes, multifamily, and commercial buildings. My most recent favorite sale was an Art Deco multifamily apartment building, in which I was truly in awe of the original vintage light fixtures. I am also listing a collection of luxury residences in the Bel Air area that have undergone an impeccable remodel. I’ve represented some amazing properties from San Francisco to Los Angeles to San Diego. One commonality was the wonderful people I was fortunate to interact with. What really
matters most to me is developing strong lifelong relationships with my clients and being their trusted partner in real estate.
Where’s your go-to spot for dinner or lunch in L.A.?
I really enjoy 208 Rodeo in Beverly Hills—their California cuisine is delicious, and it’s set among some beautiful boutiques along a European style cobblestone walkway. Another favorite is Katana in West Hollywood. There is open-air seating right off the Sunset Strip with DJ’s playing. They serve some of the best sushi and robata in the city. Paired with some sake or an aged Japanese whisky, it’s one of my favorite dinner spots for sure. For a casual lunch, you have to try South Beverly Grill and order their Osaka-style pressed sushi.
You have a $2.5M budget to find a home in L.A. or Coastal Orange County—where do you look first?
I would recommend one hidden gem of a community in Los Angeles County—Palos Verdes Estates. I’m a little biased because that’s where I own a home. It’s a coastal enclave reminiscent of some South O.C. coastal communities. Palos Verdes Estates is known for its beautiful bluff homes and access to the beach, nature preserves and horseback riding, yet it’s close enough to Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, and all the other hot spots in Los Angeles. You’re minutes away from Pacific Coast Highway and can spontaneously take a leisurely drive north towards Malibu or south to Laguna Beach, and be in either location in about an hour in good traffic.
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