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Kurt Rappaport

Chief Executive, Westside Estate Agency Inc.

THE LATEST: In a year when many brokers saw a slowdown in sales volume, Rappaport claimed $940 million in 2018 sales, up from $733 million the previous year, putting him at No. 1 on the Business Journal's 2019 list of residential real estate agents.

BACKGROUND: Rappaport, a USC grad, founded Westside Estate Agency with Stephen Shapiro in 1999. They added a Malibu office in 2007 and a Miami office in 2015.

WORTH NOTING: Rappaport had the listing for Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber's Malibu home with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage's Christopher Cortazzo. The home sold to Adam Weiss for $45 million in 2018.

YEARS ON THE LA500: 4

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