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Official, the boutique brokerage co-founded by Oren and Tal Alexander, recently unveiled the acquisition of a mentoring program called Prodigy. Brendan Brown announced he left Westside Estate Agency quietly in November, shortly before OFFICIAL’s made the PRODIGY announcement. A statement from West Hollywood-based Official describes Prodigy as an artificial intelligence-driven program. One that evaluates an agent’s potential to be a future top producer.

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Brendan Brown is the first Los Angeles-based agent at OFFICIAL to be named a Prodigy. The program includes mentoring from the Alexander brothers, Tal Alexander & Oren Alexander.

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At Official, Brendan Brown will focus on a wide array of neighborhoods. He will focus on his native Newport Beach and Beverly Hills, as well as Manhattan and Miami. Brendan Brown has worked for a number of real estate ventures for the past decade. In 2016 his practice took on a jet-set flavor when he launched a men’s fashion and lifestyle blog, Mr. BGB. When blogging, Brendan Brown filed pictures and musings on brands such as Amiri and Saint Laurent. He also frequently flewn to fashion events during fashion weeks throughout Europe. 

“There are similar and like-minded people in fashion, art and high-end real estate. I created a network around them,” he said.


Prodigy is a data-driven, invitation-only recruitment tool that evaluates potential new talent for the OFFICIAL.

“We are not like other firms that measure their strength by agent and office counts. OFFICIAL is singularly focused on the highest caliber of agents.” Prodigy allows us to evaluate the quantitative and qualitative KPIs of a potential candidate,” Oge tells The Hollywood Reporter.

Those tools devised by Official comprise a Prodigy Score. OFFICIAL describes it as a “curated score that is the direct measure of an agent’s business. Relative to their peers with the same tenure and in the same market.” And a Scouting Report, which provides “an outline of specific performance metrics, allowing them to see a map of their strengths and weakness.”

“These reports, combined with a rigorous interview process, ensure we deeply understand the potential of the candidate. These include the other areas of their business that require focus in order to fully optimize their business,” explains Oge.


Official, currentlu lists a select 41 agents on its website across its five markets (New York City, the Hamptons, MiamiLos Angeles and Orange County). Agents who qualify for its Prodigy program must have a minimum of three-years experience in real estate sales; a minimum of $12 million in annual sales volume; an average price point of more than $500,000. Finally, at least five transactions a year.

The world of luxury real estate is witnessing the rise of a new luminary, Brendan Brown. His recent induction into OFFICIAL’s exclusive Prodigy program is a testament to his unparalleled expertise and commitment. Brown’s journey in real estate has been marked by passion, experience, and an unwavering dedication. It’s not just about clinching high-stakes property deals; it’s about shaping a unique narrative in the LA luxury property market.

The Prodigy Emerges

OFFICIAL is known for its discerning approach to nurturing the crème de la crème of real estate talent. Their Prodigy program, by invitation only, cherry-picks agents who are not just successful but are visionaries in their field. Brendan’s ascent to this prestigious rank underscores his exceptional talent and potential to reshape the luxury real estate landscape.

A Different Approach to Luxury Real Estate

Brown’s philosophy in real estate is refreshingly client-centric. His approach prioritizes forging lasting relationships over profits, ensuring clients feel heard, respected, and valued. This focus on meaningful connections is rare in today’s digital world and has been key to his success.

His deep-rooted love for Los Angeles and its diverse offerings, coupled with a unique stint living at the Chateau Marmont Hotel. Have turned him into a networking nexus, bridging his passions for real estate, art, fashion, and design.

An Eye for Detail and a Heart for Service

Brendan’s attention to detail and understanding of client needs are evident in his real estate ventures. His acquisition of a “trophy house” in Bel-Air, was secured through a deatiled and critical letter to the owner. This showcases his innovative and personal approach to high-stakes deals.

His clientele, spanning from coast to coast and overseas, reflects his success formula. A blend of relationship-first philosophy and a unique mix of experiences. Ones that have made him a formidable force in the luxury real estate market.

Navigating the LA Real Estate Landscape

Brown’s insights into the LA real estate market are invaluable, especially post-COVID, where he has witnessed a seismic shift in property valuations and buyer perceptions. His understanding of the current bidding wars and market trends positions him as a knowledgeable guide for potential buyers and sellers.

Bright Future at OFFICIAL

As Brendan Brown joins OFFICIAL, he brings a wealth of experience, a track record of success, and a visionary approach to luxury real estate. His induction into the Prodigy program is not just a personal achievement but a significant addition to the OFFICIAL team. His charisma, talent, and extensive knowledge bring a fresh dynamism to the luxury real estate market.

Nicole Oge, co-founder and chief growth officer at OFFICIAL, expresses enthusiasm about Brendan’s arrival, recognizing his potential to drive the company and the industry to new heights. OFFICIAL is poised to continue its legacy of excellence and innovation in the luxury real estate sector with Brendan on board.

In Brendan’s world, real estate is more than transactions; it’s about building lasting relationships, championing authenticity, and creating success stories one property at a time. His journey at OFFICIAL promises to be a remarkable chapter in the annals of luxury real estate.

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