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F. Ron Smith
Beverly Hills - Canon Office

ABOUT

With a life-long entrepreneurial spirit, F. Ron Smith co-founded Partners Trust (now Pacific Union LA)
in 2009 with the idea of creating a discerning and conscientious real estate brokerage. Through his leadership style and visionary marketing tactics, the company has since grossed more than $14 Bill ... read more »

With a life-long entrepreneurial spirit, F. Ron Smith co-founded Partners Trust (now Pacific Union LA)
in 2009 with the idea of creating a discerning and conscientious real estate brokerage. Through his leadership style and visionary marketing tactics, the company has since grossed more than $14 Billion in sales. Consistently a top producer since beginning his career in real estate thirty years ago, F. Ron has been involved in more than $1.8 Billion in personal residential real estate transactions. In 2014, to broaden the company’s reach worldwide, F. Ron co-founded Leverage Global Partners, an innovative and exclusive network of boutique independent real estate firms from around the world—5,713 agents operating in 16 countries and serving 163 markets, to be exact. F. Ron credits his long-term success as a local real estate expert with his strong community connections. He loves nothing more than introducing clients to a home that fits their needs and a neighborhood and community lifestyle that matches their interests. As a trusted advisor in all things real estate, from construction to home staging, color palettes and landscaping, Ron has an innate sense of how best to get a property ready for sale, maximizing the home’s ability to achieve the highest sales price possible.

F. Ron joined forces with fellow Pacific Union Associate David Berg to form the Smith & Berg Team at Pacific Union LA. With a shared command over the local market and innate sense of humor, David and F. Ron, with their group of key team players, represent business leaders, celebrities and residential developers, as well as individual buyers and sellers throughout Los Angeles. Smith & Berg have brokered some of the most notable real estate deals on the Westside. Their properties are consistently featured in the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Curbed and The Hollywood Reporter, among many others, and they are a sought-out resource for all media outlets.

F. Ron’s expertise in new construction aligns with his affinity for architecture and design, a passion that he recently applied to the construction of his own home in Brentwood. A long-time Westside resident, F. Ron lives with Tracy, his wife of almost 30 years, and is enormously proud of their two sons, Evan and Brandon. F. Ron is a world travel enthusiast, enjoys fitness, good wine, great coffee and live music. He is an active and generous supporter of numerous charitable organizations, including Children’s Burn Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, The Jewish Federation and Concern Foundation for cancer research. When it’s not a client interaction or the closing of a deal, you can bet that adding fuel to F. Ron’s fire is either the discovery of vintage sipping tequila or a top-notch espresso drink. His dedicated “research” has concluded that the Mandorla, an almond milk Capp from Caffe Luxxe in Brentwood, is one of the choicest brews around.

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Current Listings

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580 Chautauqua Boulevard | Pacific Palisades
Last listed at $14,985,000
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145 North Carmelina Avenue | Los Angeles
Last listed at $9,495,000
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749 Amalfi Drive | Pacific Palisades
Last listed at $8,890,000
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117 South Burlingame Avenue | Los Angeles
Last listed at $7,195,000
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1722 San Remo Drive | Pacific Palisades
Last listed at $6,998,000
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9540 Oak Pass Road | Beverly Hills
Last listed at $6,890,000
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324 10th Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $6,496,000
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444 25th Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $6,495,000
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1776 Westridge Road | Los Angeles
Last listed at $6,495,000
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1702 Alta Avenue | Santa Monica
Last listed at $6,195,000
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225 22nd Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $5,980,000
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135 Palisades Avenue | Santa Monica
Last listed at $5,961,000
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136 South Westgate Avenue | Los Angeles
Last listed at $5,895,000
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112 South Woodburn Drive | Los Angeles
Last listed at $5,795,000
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146 South Medio Drive | Los Angeles
Last listed at $5,595,000
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868 Leonard Road | Los Angeles
Last listed at $5,498,000
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133 North Tigertail Road | Los Angeles
Last listed at $5,498,000
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322 14th Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $5,498,000
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131 South Granville Avenue | Los Angeles
Last listed at $5,498,000
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360 Surfview Drive | Pacific Palisades
Last listed at $5,495,000
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15960 Alcima Avenue | Pacific Palisades
Last listed at $5,395,000
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2511 Beverley Avenue | Santa Monica
Last listed at $5,249,000
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229 Oceano Drive | Los Angeles
Last listed at $5,075,000
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209 Euclid Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $4,998,000
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11909 Foxboro Drive | Los Angeles
Last listed at $4,995,000
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206 South Saltair Avenue | Los Angeles
Last listed at $4,895,000
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246 South Anita Avenue | Los Angeles
Last listed at $4,849,000
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916 South Gretna Green Way | Los Angeles
Last listed at $4,790,000
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466 Halvern Drive | Los Angeles
Last listed at $4,649,000
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706 South Bristol Avenue | Los Angeles
Last listed at $4,496,000
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11166 West Sunset | Los Angeles
Last listed at $4,495,000
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2228 Jeffersonia Way | Los Angeles
Last listed at $4,398,000
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619 Moreno Avenue | Los Angeles
Last listed at $4,295,000
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3608 Crownridge Drive | Sherman Oaks
Last listed at $4,195,000
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1105 Rivas Canyon Road | Pacific Palisades
Last listed at $4,195,000
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627 Euclid Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $3,998,000
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127 South Bowling Green Way | Los Angeles
Last listed at $3,998,000
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320 North Skyewiay Road | Los Angeles
Last listed at $3,995,000
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527 Frontera Drive | Pacific Palisades
Last listed at $3,985,000
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1021 Wellesley Avenue | Los Angeles
Last listed at $3,980,000
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1015 Wellesley Avenue | Los Angeles
Last listed at $3,980,000
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1233 North Tigertail Road | Los Angeles
Last listed at $3,925,000
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854 23rd Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $3,895,000
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1411 Woodruff Avenue | Los Angeles
Last listed at $3,795,000
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653 North Las Casas Avenue | Pacific Palisades
Last listed at $3,749,000
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917 Kenter Way | Los Angeles
Last listed at $3,695,000
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10469 Kinnard Avenue | Los Angeles
Last listed at $3,695,000
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226 South Saltair Avenue | Los Angeles
Last listed at $3,695,000
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162 Acari Drive | Los Angeles
Last listed at $3,598,000
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11375 Gladwin Street | Los Angeles
Last listed at $3,595,000
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1000 North Norman Place | Los Angeles
Last listed at $3,495,000
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569 Mount Holyoke Avenue | Pacific Palisades
Last listed at $3,495,000
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527 South Westgate Avenue | Los Angeles
Last listed at $3,398,000
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16844 Calle De Sarah | Pacific Palisades
Last listed at $3,249,000
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10501 Eastborne Avenue | Los Angeles
Last listed at $3,248,000
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990 South Carmelina Avenue | Los Angeles
Last listed at $3,198,000
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10527 Rochester Ave | Los Angeles
Last listed at $3,185,000
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10527 Rochester Avenue | Los Angeles
Last listed at $3,100,000
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365 Mount Holyoke Avenue | Pacific Palisades
Last listed at $3,100,000
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11426 Albata Street | Los Angeles
Last listed at $2,998,000

Reviews

Ron was recommended to me by my investment banker. What stuck in my mind was that she said he is a tough negotiator. Since I had to sell my home by myself, I needed someone strong next to me. Ron sold my house in the first week with multiple offers, got me into my new home within weeks from the sale, and he did everything that he said he was going to do. His staff is also very responsive and knowledgeable. I have already recommended him to several people.
- Francesca
The only two intelligent decisions we made during the sales process of our Santa Monica condominium were to choose Ron and his team, and then to actually listen to his advice! While we knew the target price we wanted for our home was reasonable, the market was very choppy and it was Ron who built and executed a successful sales strategy to get us exactly what we were looking for ~ in less than a week! Furthermore, everything about the escrow and close then went smoothly. The bottom line is we will work with him again and have referred him to friends aggressively.
- Michele & Schuyler
F. Ron Smith and his staff have made a normally very stressful time of selling my parents condominium as easy as possible. Moving elderly parents is never easy, but Ron and his staff were so concerned and mindful of my parent's special needs. Ron delivered everything he promised and more. Thank you Ron and staff.
- Sharon
Peggy and I would like to thank you and your staff for making this potentially traumatic experience so manageable. We always felt confident that we were in very professional hands and that our best interests were continuously represented! We received multiple offers including two that were well above our asking price. I will not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone who is looking for an outstanding realtor! (In fact, I have already done so.) Partners Trust is truly a most outstanding Brokerage!!
- Tom & Peggy
You took care of me in the style that my husband would be proud. I am blessed to have your skills and friendship in my sphere of influence.
- Sylvia Silk-Kline
Selling a home can be a stressful situation, especially when living in another state. I can't give Ron and the extended Partners Trust team enough praise and positive recommendations for taking charge of my transaction and managing the steps leading to an extremely successful sale: market analysis, preparation and renovations prior to listing, navigating the sale and closing processes, patience with me, and real-time communication every step of the way. The results exceeded my high expectations, and I look forward to working with this team again in the future!...
- Carv Moore
I would compare working with Ron to making fantastic guacamole. First, you need the right ingredients. Second, you have to know the right proportions. Third, you have to mix it just right. And last you need to eat it while it's fresh. When I first met Ron, my lease tenant was moving out rather suddenly. I had anticipated having to pay out a couple of months rent trying to find a new tenant. This was the beginning of December by the way. Ron told me that his goal would be to have a new tenant in by the end of the year. Yeah, right! Well, my old tenant moved out on the 15th and my new tenant moved in on the 20th! A minor miracle had occurred! ​ Ron said it would happen and he made it happen! I was one very happy new client! Oh, I'm not sure how this story relates to making guacamole, but Ron can probably tell you.
- Jeff Koz
I am writing this to express our sincere appreciation of your excellent representation in connection with the recent sale of our Brentwood home which we had purchased approximately 10 years ago, near the top of the real estate bubble. Thereafter, we watched its market value decline and when we decided to sell it this summer, we feared that we would be unable to recoup our investment. Your advice, step-by-step guidance and marketing prowess resulted in multiple offers in three weeks followed by a profitable sale.
- Marvin Murray
I've known Ron Smith for 15+years and have had many successful real estate deals with him. On this purchase we worked with Kelly Griffiths who found the right property for us to buy. Because of a pressured time restraint we had less than five days to purchase and close escrow. Ron and his team of experts made that happen. Once again I am grateful to Partners Trust, particularly Ron, Kelly, Eric and Anita. Nobody does it better.
- Janet S. Zonis
When we first began looking for someone to list and sell my mother’s house in Brentwood, I warned my siblings that brokers who wanted the listing would likely over-promise in order to get it. I’m not a big fan of over-promise because it usually means under-deliver, but I accepted it as part of the process. And boy did you over-promise! You’d have the house landscaped, painted, and beautifully staged in 10 days. It would show like a different house than what it had been. You’d have ten days of showings, and then deliver us multiple offers. You’d get us into escrow within 3 days after that with an offer exactly where we wanted, and you’d have a back up offer behind it. You’d get us a short escrow period, with no contingencies. You’d shepherd the deal through the closing of escrow and make sure everything went smoothly. Oh, and somewhere in the middle of that, you’d make a quick trip to China! Look, I told my siblings, it’s great that he thinks he can get all that done. If he does half of it, we’ll be way ahead. I was right about only one thing - we are way ahead. Because you didn’t over-promise and under-deliver. YOU DELIVERED ON EVERY SINGLE PROMISE YOU MADE. You literally didn’t miss a day on the incredibly aggressive time schedule you set. You did remake the house into something much better than it had been. Within 10 days of its listing, you brought us 7 offers. 3 days later we were in escrow right where we wanted, and there was a back up offer behind it. Escrow closed today, and everything went smoothly due to your shepherding. And despite the fact that I can’t tell when you did it, I know you also went to China! You are, simply, a consummate professional. A pleasure to work with you, I hope to again, and I recommend you without reservation.
- Michael Epstein
​F. Ron Smith, Eric Smith and the Partners Trust team were laser-focused when it came to selling our home. Their recommendations on preparing our home for the highest retail value were dead-on and we took their advice. Their marketing materials were high-quality, sharp and better than anyone else’s. We had used other agents in the past and they were unsuccessful. F. Ron’s Smith’s team came in with a new and fresh approach and they sold our home the first day it went on the market, nearly at full asking price. It doesn’t get much more successful than that!
- Jackie and Simon
My wife and I have known Ron for the last 10 years, and just recently closed escrow on a property on which he represented us. The transaction ended up being longer and more consuming that any of us had anticipated. These are the types of transactions that put everyone to the test. This is where we witnessed Ron’s true performance skills. He exercised his patience, will, determination, and a very high level of enthusiasm for our deal the entire way through. He brought a tremendous amount of experience to the table, with his top notch negotiating skills and an extensive knowledge of the contracts inside and out. From the first meeting we had in discussing the listing and up until the close of escrow was approx. one year and throughout that entire time Ron never lost his enthusiasm for the project, the listing, the showings and the open houses. For all the requests we had made, Ron was there for us 110%. We were so fortunate to have him represent us and I would highly recommend Ron to all of our friends and family, and anyone looking for a top notch agent.
- Greg Shain, Shain Development, Inc.