The Beverly Hills Estates
Founded in 2020, The Beverly Hills Estates is a real estate brokerage that provides its client base of celebrities, Fortune 500 executives and government officials with door-to-door, white-glove concierge service. It also provides a private members club for all things lifestyle: art, design, construction, architecture and wellness. The firm’s agents represent buyers and sellers in Malibu, Trousdale Estates, Los Feliz and the Valley.
Realtor® and real estate developer Danielle Peretz joined The Beverly Hills Estates in November 2022 after working for years with The Agency, where she ranked in the top 1% of agents in the Valley. She received the 2019 and 2020 MVP awards, the 2021 Top Agent award, and the 2020 and 2021 Chairman award. Danielle has lived and worked in Studio City for more than 20 years and oversees her own real estate team, The Peretz Group.
Originally from New York, Realtor Alison G. Turner moved to Los Angeles to attend law school. She worked in a law firm for more than a decade before deciding to parlay her legal background into real estate sales in 2012. Alison joined The Beverly Hills Estates in 2021. For years she has ranked as one of the RealTrends and Los Angeles magazine Top Realtors in LA.
Mia Trudeau is from Nebraska and worked with top design icons as a runway and print model in Italy and various other countries. A modeling contract took her to LA., where she also studied theater before transitioning to real estate in 2002. She joined The Beverly Hills Estates in October 2021. Mia also owns Plank & Stone, an architectural surfaces business for clients to use as a resource while remodeling their homes.
What inspired you to pursue a career in real estate?
Danielle: The sense of community. Real estate is one of the biggest financial decisions a person can make, and being a resource to guide people to their goals is very fulfilling.
Share a significant accomplishment you achieved.
Alison: A very proud moment in my career was the first time I was listed as one of Los Angeles magazine’s top agents. I remember when I first got into the business, I saw top Realtors getting this acknowledgment every year and I thought, “I would really love to see myself on that list.” I have made the list for several years now, and I am proud every time I see my name on it.
What are some key qualities that are essential for women in leadership roles?
Mia: Having a clear vision for the future, the ability to think strategically, a strong sense of self-assurance, belief in your abilities, and empathy and understanding toward others are all important for effective leadership.
Why are you considered a go-to person in the community?
Danielle: Experience and resilience. My clients’ needs are extremely important to me. Understanding their needs creates a deeper relationship with them. After years of helping people buy and sell in certain communities, you know neighborhoods and the people in them intimately. This allows me to be a resource to future and former clients.
What advice would you give your younger self just starting out in business?
Alison: Trust yourself and your ability. Ignore the fear of failure and go after what you really want in life. If I had done that earlier in my career, I would have shifted from law to real estate much sooner and would have been a successful agent much earlier in my career. When I started in real estate, I had 6-month-old twins, and it was a lot to manage given that I wanted to do everything I could to be successful while juggling being a new parent.
How do you push for systemic change around ideas that are new or not that popular?
Mia: Develop a clear and persuasive message to convey your ideas. Identify like-minded individuals and organizations or influential stakeholders who share your vision for change. Build alliances and networks to amplify your message, increase credibility and gain support. Collaborate with others who can contribute resources, expertise or advocacy to strengthen your cause.
What challenges have you faced professionally as a woman in business?
Danielle: As women, we all face the challenge of not being taken seriously—especially starting out. The best way to overcome it is by being assertive and tenacious, going after what your clients need and being unwavering in your pursuit.
What are the benefits of having women in leadership?
Mia: Women make up a significant portion of the consumer real estate market. Women leaders serve as role models and inspire future generations of women to pursue leadership positions. Their presence can help break gender stereotypes, encourage girls and young women to aim high, and contribute to closing the gender gap in leadership.
Danielle: I think women are inherently empathetic and understanding. Since this is a business that revolves around communication, those tools are extremely important.
Danielle: 818-644-1477, danielleperetz.com, DRE #01897529
Mia: 310-850-2747, estatesofla.com, DRE #01379660
Alison: 310-600-8229, alisonturnerrealestate.com, DRE #01953223
Photographed by Jeffrey Fiterman