Josh Altman (born March 10, 1979) is an American real estate agent, real estate investor and reality television personality. He appears on the television show Million Dollar Listing, on the Bravo! television network. He has also appeared on Keeping Up with the Kardashians and Giuliana and Bill on the E! network.
Josh Altman was born on March 10, 1979, in Newton, Massachusetts. He is the son of Alan and Judith Altman of Aspen, Colorado. His family is Jewish.
Altman attended Newton South High School from which he graduated in 1997. He then went to Syracuse University, from which he received a degree in Speech Communications in 2001. He was a kicker for the Syracuse University football team. During this time, the team won the Big East Championship two years in a row, and played in the Fiesta Bowl and the Orange Bowl, losing both games. Altman did not play in either bowl game.
After college, Altman moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in real estate. He started as an investor and flipper. He then ran a real estate finance company for three years, before joining his brother, Matt Altman, to form The Altman Brothers at the real estate brokerage, Hilton and Hyland. Altman specializes in the Platinum Triangle (Beverly Hills, Bel Air, and Holmby Hills) and the Sunset Strip and Hollywood Hills luxury housing market. He has represented entertainers, athletes, and international clientele.
In 2010, as part of The Altman Brothers, Altman sold $40,000,000 in real estate, followed by $60,000,000 in 2011. As of June 2012, he has sold $75,000,000. He is known for selling an Ocean Drive condo for $10.5 million, recorded as the highest sale in the history of Santa Monica for a condo. In 2010, he sold the former home of Norm Zada, who formerly published the magazine, Perfect 10, for $16,500,000, the sixth largest sale in Los Angeles county. In 2013, Altman was ranked #30 in national team sales by The Wall Street Journal with $200,000,000 in sales.
Altman consults with various media outlets including Wall Street Journal and Boston Herald. Altman has been featured as a keynote celebrity speaker and host at engagements such as The Luxe Event in Seattle, Century 21 Allstars Sales Rally, 65th Annual Installation Luncheon for Downey Association of Realtors, Renter's Warehouse Event and hosted Terra Bella Presents "The American Dream".
Altman co-stars with Josh Flagg and Madison Hildebrand on the reality television show Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles. He appeared for the first time during the fourth season in 2011, Altman returned to the show for the fifth season on May 6, 2012. The show follows three young real estate agents in Los Angeles as they sell high-end homes. He also appeared as a real estate agent on Keeping Up with the Kardashians and Giuliana and Bill.
Real Estate Investing:
Throughout his career Altman has invested in real estate, generally flipping houses on a part-time basis. In August of 2014 it was reported that Altman profited over one million dollars flipping just one property. Source.
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