Ranked annually as one of the top residential real estate brokers both in California and nationwide, Hugh Evans III continues to take Partners Trust, a company he founded in 2009 along with three other respected real estate figures, to impressive new heights. Most recently named in The Hollywood Reporter’s Top 25 Real Estate Agents and among Variety’s Showbiz Real Estate Elite, Hugh has contributed to the brokerage’s more than $10 billion in sales and expansion to 240 associates across Los Angeles since its inception. His three decades of experience, which includes developing and selling homes in some of the most prominent neighborhoods of Southern California, encompass a broader range of experience than virtually any broker in the area.
Noted for personally closing more than $2.5 billion in real estate transactions, as well as breaking the price-per-square-foot record of a home in the Riviera neighborhood of Pacific Palisades, Hugh can point to his exceptional sphere of influence and personal relationships as the secret to landing such numbers. Hugh's high-profile clientele, including Hollywood movie executives, European CEOs, and NFL team owners, gravitate towards his honest approach—a business ethos built upon trust and discretion.
Drawn from his personal experience as both a seller and buyer—as well as the understanding that a home will influence every aspect of a person’s life, from where you work to who your kids become friends with—Hugh adopts a holistic outlook when it comes to real estate. At the end of the day, he is satisfied only when he finds the absolute best home to fit his clients’ personalities, values, and lifestyles.
“Every relationship you develop throughout your lifetime is influenced tremendously by where you live.”
A reputable leader of the LA real estate scene, Hugh is first and foremost a family man who enjoys neighborhood walks with his six-year-old daughter McKay, two-year-old son Hugh IV, and his two labs, Maggie and Jack. On any given weekend, you may find Hugh perusing the vendors at the local farmer’s market amongst friends and neighbors, enjoying the beach, or coaching his daughter’s T-Ball team. Hugh proudly supports Children’s Institute Inc. (CII), an LA-based organization helping children in the city’s most challenged communities heal from the trauma of family and community violence. He is responsible for the largest donation in the organization's history and stands behind the construction of a new CII campus in Watts designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry.
I have complete trust in Hugh Evans. Without ever meeting me in person, he found a home that fits me perfectly, and handled every aspect of the process so that I never once had to worry.
— Wendy Simpson
Hugh's background as a builder of homes gives him a unique perspective, tremendous expertise, and the sophistication necessary to find the right home for his clients.
— Patty Pappas
Hugh has a level of professionalism that is simply unrivaled. He seeks to understand the subtleties of the market, the buildings and each individual client. And he does whatever it takes to successfully sell a property.
— Chris Liebes
Hugh is not one to waste your time. He produces results. We were looking on two specific streets in the Palisades, and we knew it could be a decade before something happened. But Hugh was on top of it the moment a property went up for sale, and tipped us off a full day before it went on the market. It held all the potential for a grueling bidding war: the lot had a gorgeous view in a desirable neighborhood, and the market was very hot. By the time we got there, people were already starting to bid on it. But Hugh got in the car and drove over an hour away to meet the seller and show her how serious we were. He succeeded in getting our bid in first, and it was this zeal that helped convince her that we were the right buyers! Hugh is that dedicated to his clients.
— Laurel Beyer
Working with Hugh went beyond the standard process of buying a house. Hugh took the time to make sure everything was just as I wanted it each step of the way. First, he understood my priority list and what I was looking for. We searched all over the Westside for a tear-down, and Hugh came across a property with just the right bones for something special. Once we found it, he secured an excellent price, and then bought me all the time I needed to get the permit and remodeling plans in place before we closed. He put me in touch with his best architectural contacts. His assistant was always so very helpful. Hugh did all the things that were important to me. With Hugh everything is accomplished easily and effectively.
— Jack Getzelman
Selling or buying a house isn’t just a transaction, it’s a very personal situation. I was buying and selling simultaneously, and it was incredibly tenuous. One misstep or mistiming and I could have been left exposed in escrow. I needed someone who would go the extra mile to truly understand my needs, my situation, my market value. I had to be confident I wouldn’t be handled like just another routine real estate transaction. Put it this way, Hugh fulfilled and exceeded every one of my expectations. With unbelievable finesse, he made sure everything closed like clockwork. That piece of mind alone was worth its weight in gold.
— Peter Best
There are no two ways about it, Hugh knows his stuff. We were moving back to California from Japan and had an important deadline: the impending school year. With only business trips and vacations to look at houses, we had to rely on Hugh to be completely prepared for the little time we had with him. When we made an inquiry, Hugh had the answer. When we asked for very specific criteria, he searched exhaustively to find it for us. When we said we wanted to close escrow within 12 days, he made sure it closed within 12 days. His execution is flawless. It may seem obvious, but throughout all our years working with people in the real estate business, you just can’t find this level of professionalism, service and expertise in every broker.
— Cheryl Marino
My wife and I had been looking for a new property for five years. We had some great brokers, but just couldn’t seem to find precisely what we were looking for.
Hugh knew we had always been interested in the Amalfi area, and one day I got a call: Brad, there’s a great house up for sale. I think you need to see it. It was exactly what we had been looking for.
Within a week, it was ours. Truthfully, if we had worked with Hugh from the start, we could have found our dream property years ago. Of all the professionals I have worked with (and I deal with hundreds) Hugh truly stands apart. He gives straight answers, excellent guidance, and most importantly, he listens. And that makes all the difference.
Partners Trust is a discerning and conscientious real estate company who leverages
its global network, media savvy and command of the market to provide high net–worth
individuals across Los Angeles a discreet and peerless level of real estate service.