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June 21, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Update: A Bel-Air compound owned by the late real estate broker Jon Douglas has sold for $11.4 million. It had been listed at $18.7 million when it first came on the market in October. The nearly 2-acre gated property includes an 11,700-square-foot main house and a 1,750-square-foot guesthouse. The main house, built in 2001, features a grand circular entry hall, a wood-paneled library, a gym, a master suite and three guest bedrooms. The guesthouse has two more bedrooms and 21/2 bathrooms.
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HOME & GARDEN
June 21, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Update: A Bel-Air compound owned by the late real estate broker Jon Douglas has sold for $11.4 million. It had been listed at $18.7 million when it first came on the market in October. The nearly 2-acre gated property includes an 11,700-square-foot main house and a 1,750-square-foot guesthouse. The main house, built in 2001, features a grand circular entry hall, a wood-paneled library, a gym, a master suite and three guest bedrooms. The guesthouse has two more bedrooms and 21/2 bathrooms.
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REAL ESTATE
July 25, 1993
"A Place Called Home," a study center for high school students in South-Central Los Angeles, is being established with the help of real estate magnate Jon Douglas. Douglas donated the services of Debrah Constance, one of his longtime assistants, as the center's executive director, and Douglas is on the center's board of directors. He also donated office space in his Westside headquarters for fund-raising.
HOME & GARDEN
October 19, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
A Bel-Air compound owned by the late real estate broker Jon Douglas has come on the market at $18.7 million. Set behind gates on nearly 2 acres and built in 2001, the property includes an 11,700-square-foot main house and a 1,750-square-foot guesthouse. The main house features a grand circular entry hall, a wood-paneled library, a gym three guest bedrooms and a master suite that includes a study, a sitting room, his- and-her walk-in closets, his-and-her bathrooms, a sauna and a kitchenette.
BUSINESS
June 9, 1990 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mike Glickman, the bankrupt San Fernando Valley real estate phenom, said Friday that he is going to work for Beverly Hills-based Jon Douglas Co., one of the Los Angeles area's largest residential brokerage firms. Glickman will be executive director for Douglas Properties in the San Fernando and Conejo Valleys, a division that sells homes priced at more than $1 million.
HOME & GARDEN
October 19, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
A Bel-Air compound owned by the late real estate broker Jon Douglas has come on the market at $18.7 million. Set behind gates on nearly 2 acres and built in 2001, the property includes an 11,700-square-foot main house and a 1,750-square-foot guesthouse. The main house features a grand circular entry hall, a wood-paneled library, a gym three guest bedrooms and a master suite that includes a study, a sitting room, his- and-her walk-in closets, his-and-her bathrooms, a sauna and a kitchenette.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 2010 | By Keith Thursby, Los Angeles Times
Jon Douglas, a two-sport athlete at Stanford University whose residential brokerage was a major real estate player beginning in the 1970s, has died. He was 73. Douglas died in his sleep Tuesday at his home in Brentwood, his family said. No cause was given. Jon Douglas Co. had become one of the biggest brokerages in the country by 1997 when it was bought by Coldwell Banker. "He was an exceptional guy … an inspirational character," Dan Emmett, his longtime real estate partner, told The Times this week.
BUSINESS
June 10, 1995 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Well-known Los Angeles real estate broker Jon Douglas and Prudential California Realty confirmed Friday that they have held discussions during the past year about a possible merger. Douglas, whose 30-office company is the dominant player on the Westside, said in a statement that "none of the discussions have produced anything of substance." Douglas said he has had discussions with other brokerages as well. "I'm always looking for new opportunities to strengthen Jon Douglas Co.
BUSINESS
September 12, 1997 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The parent of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage said Thursday that it bought Jon Douglas Co. of Beverly Hills, the nation's third-largest real estate brokerage, for an undisclosed price. Coldwell Banker, already No. 1 nationwide among real estate brokerages, doubles its size in Southern California with the purchase and will obliterate the Jon Douglas name everywhere but in its West Los Angeles stronghold.
REAL ESTATE
April 9, 1989
I must take issue with Crystal Russell's comments in the At Issue column (April 2). There are often good arguments for a party selling their home themselves--but her arguments were weak and even laughable. She focuses all of her attention on "saving a 6% commission," while easily justifying fees a lawyer would charge for reviewing a for-sale-by-owner transaction. It's important to know that commissions are always negotiable in a real estate transaction (unlike set hourly fees attorneys charge, in 15-minutes intervals, even for a phone call)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 2010 | By Keith Thursby, Los Angeles Times
Jon Douglas, a two-sport athlete at Stanford University whose residential brokerage was a major real estate player beginning in the 1970s, has died. He was 73. Douglas died in his sleep Tuesday at his home in Brentwood, his family said. No cause was given. Jon Douglas Co. had become one of the biggest brokerages in the country by 1997 when it was bought by Coldwell Banker. "He was an exceptional guy … an inspirational character," Dan Emmett, his longtime real estate partner, told The Times this week.
BUSINESS
September 12, 1997 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The parent of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage said Thursday that it bought Jon Douglas Co. of Beverly Hills, the nation's third-largest real estate brokerage, for an undisclosed price. Coldwell Banker, already No. 1 nationwide among real estate brokerages, doubles its size in Southern California with the purchase and will obliterate the Jon Douglas name everywhere but in its West Los Angeles stronghold.
BUSINESS
September 11, 1997 | MELINDA FULMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Prudential Real Estate Affiliates Inc. said Wednesday that it had dissolved its relationship with its largest real estate sales franchisee, Beverly Hills-based Jon Douglas Co., and signed contracts with three other California real estate brokerages. The Prudential/Douglas merger was seen as a way for both brokerage firms to expand their sales networks and cut costs.
BUSINESS
September 11, 1995 | VICKI TORRES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two of the best-known names in the Southern California real estate industry, the Jon Douglas Co. and Prudential California Realty, announced plans Sunday to merge, creating a firm that will have 4,000 real estate agents and more than 70 offices throughout the state. The new firm, to be called Prudential Jon Douglas Co., combines two rivals that together sold more than $11 billion in properties last year and generated operating revenues of $300 million. The deal is expected to close in 30 days.
BUSINESS
June 10, 1995 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Well-known Los Angeles real estate broker Jon Douglas and Prudential California Realty confirmed Friday that they have held discussions during the past year about a possible merger. Douglas, whose 30-office company is the dominant player on the Westside, said in a statement that "none of the discussions have produced anything of substance." Douglas said he has had discussions with other brokerages as well. "I'm always looking for new opportunities to strengthen Jon Douglas Co.
BUSINESS
October 26, 1993
After having read aloud at our weekly office meeting the Oct. 5 article that appeared in the Valley Business section of The Times entitled "Poorly Planned Open Houses Can Leave Bad Impression," we unanimously felt a need to respond, especially to those remarks made by Mr. Berns, an employee of Jon Douglas. We are appalled at the demeaning attitude expressed by Berns toward the people in his own industry as well as his own office. For Berns, whose own real estate firm was a failure, to anoint himself as spokesman for thousands of hard-working agents is ludicrous.
REAL ESTATE
April 16, 1989
Jon Douglas didn't even attempt to address the real issue in At Issue (April 2), which is the fact that brokers still make a flat 6% sales commission on the exorbitant prices of Westside homes. Instead, he simplistically stated the obvious, i.e., "most of us are . . . too busy to take on such tasks . . . providers of professional services can act in our best interests in situations where we may not be knowledgeable enough to represent ourselves." Can't argue with that, Jon. However, as Crystal Russell pointed out, there's been no increase in the broker's services that even approaches the skyrocketing increase in home prices.
BUSINESS
July 17, 1990 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Brentwood-based Fred Sands Realtors was awarded on Monday the leases on four of the five offices previously occupied by the bankrupt Mike Glickman Realty Inc., formerly the San Fernando Valley's largest residential brokerage. Sands' plan to assume the leases on offices in Encino, Sherman Oaks, Agoura and Northridge was accepted by the Federal Bankruptcy Court in Los Angeles, which must approve all transactions involving Glickman creditors.
REAL ESTATE
July 25, 1993
"A Place Called Home," a study center for high school students in South-Central Los Angeles, is being established with the help of real estate magnate Jon Douglas. Douglas donated the services of Debrah Constance, one of his longtime assistants, as the center's executive director, and Douglas is on the center's board of directors. He also donated office space in his Westside headquarters for fund-raising.
BUSINESS
December 18, 1990
Jon Douglas Co. realty, based in Beverly Hills, has moved out of temporary offices in Tarzana and will relocate 45 employees to offices in Sherman Oaks and Encino. Douglas said the company had needed extra office space after it hired former agents of Mike Glickman Realty, which filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in June. But the space was no longer needed because the company has let go 350 agents in the Los Angeles area due to the region's sluggish real estate market, he said.
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