We had the good fortune of connecting with Alexis Alegre and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Alexis, what do you attribute your success to?
Meticulous attention to detail in regard to knowledge about our local DTLA real estate market: Analyzing property values/trends, knowing differences between neighborhoods & buildings, creating and streamlining processes per each client, understanding and being able to explain contracts, and dedicating hyper-focused attention on client needs/wants while moving toward that goal (maybe even a shifting goal) together.
What should our readers know about your business?
We are a small family team of full-time real estate professionals based in DTLA since 2014. Specializing in urban residential real estate in Downtown Los Angeles and surrounding neighborhoods, I am a Certified Condominium Specialist and recognized by CAR’s RentSpree as Top 1% of Sales Volume in Southern California for high performance leasing/sales volume. Dedicated, charismatic and attentive to the finest details, we assist all clients with their best interests in mind. When working with with the team, you can expect to have clear and honest communication and unparalleled dedication to fulfill all of your real estate needs. During the COVID-19 outbreak, we also became certified as a Pricing Strategy Advisor, which means we have deeper knowledge of how to price property effectively in ANY MARKET according to our client’s goals. What sets us apart from other real estate companies is our extremely customized approach to each person, meticulous attention to detail, and our dedication to continue to increase our knowledge every day. We got to where we are due to these factors: 25% working as much as physically possible (up to 15 hour days in our busiest times), 25% learning and improving constantly, 25% developing a thick skin while still remaining in tune with client needs, 25% utilizing our knowledge to create opportunities. Looking back the journey has been filled with challenges, as anything worthwhile is. The fun part about challenges is they give us opportunities to grow and learn, which is part of what keeps us going! 🙂
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
This would be so much fun!! In no particular order, I’d set up this itinerary for my bestie: 1) Little Tokyo – For the all the eats, the Japanese cultural environment, & vibrancy. 2) Otium – Amazing upscale American restaurant located in Bunker Hill. The owner was the winner of Netflix’s Final Table, which is what inspired us to go there for the first time. Definitely in our top 5 meals ever! 3) JOEY DTLA – Another wonderful restaurant located at the Macy’s Bloc in the Financial District of DTLA, this spot in normal times is always bustling. What we love about their menu is it’s very eclectic, something for everyone! 4) Le Petit Paris – The most beautiful upscale French restaurant in DTLA’s Historic Core, their space used to be the lobby of the Hotel Stowell, where Charlie Chaplin stayed for a short time while his films were premiering around the corner. The owners spent a lot of time and money into renovating the space with it’s gorgeous grand staircase, mezzanine level, and luxury finishes. They’re known for their Cognac Flambéed Truffle Pasta In A Wheel Of Parmesan Cheese, where they light cognac on fire and swirl it into this huge wheel of cheese, then shuffle the pasta around in the cheese, plate it and shave some truffles on top — A novel and delicious experience! 5) OUE Skyspace LA / 71 Above – I’d dare the bestie to slide down the fully enclosed 2-story glass slide at the top of the US Bank Tower, novelty experience and the closest thing you can get to a magic flying carpet experience. After going down the slide you enter their sky deck with 360 degree panoramic views of DTLA, 71 stories high, then make your way into their upscale restaurant to experience epic sunset views while fine dining. 6) Angel’s Flight – Experience the shortest railway in the nation, taking you from Grand Central Market up to Bunker Hill (or vice versa) in one < 60 second ride for < $2. 7) The Broad — A museum of the contemporary art collection of 2 philanthropists and millionaires, Eli and Edythe Broad. A $140 million construction and free to the public, this spot is sure to inspire many selfies while staying on a budget. 8) Attend a concert at the Staples Center, or a convention at the LA Convention Center! There’s so much to eat, see, and do in DTLA. You could experience 1 new thing every day for 2 years and you’d still have infinite things to do, not to mention all the improvements and new businesses DTLA is becoming home to.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Shoutout to my broker and mentor, Tiffany Gatto, who gave me an opportunity when I had absolutely nothing and continues to dedicate care and attention to our business whenever we need help. She initially inspired me to enter the real estate industry with her epic stories, knowledge and passion to live life to the fullest.