Josh Altman, from Million Dollar Listing LA, heading to Australia

Josh Altman, from Million Dollar Listing LA, heading to Australia
Josh Altman, from Million Dollar Listing LA, heading to Australia

Josh Altman, from the hit TV show Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, is headed to Australia keen to check out our trophy home offerings.

The celebrity real estate agent says his celebrity rolodex was "second to none."

Josh Altman, from Million Dollar Listing LA, heading to Australia

"I sit in cars and drive around with clients, everybody from Kim and Kanye to rocket scientists, NBA all stars, heads of states and princes."

"I'm really blessed with the opportunity to do that."

Josh Altman, who replaced Chad Rogers six seasons ago on the series, has sold over US$2 billion worth of property during his real estate career.

But none yet in Australia for his client list that includes Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Britney Spears, Aston Kutcher, Miley Cyrus and many more.

It won't be his first trip down under, however this will be all business, including giving motivational lectures and hosting private lunches with his business partner and older brother Matt, who together form quite the formidable team.

They'll be looking at doing property deals.

Josh Altman, from Million Dollar Listing LA, heading to Australia

When asked whether he will be looking at some trophy homes in Sydney or Melbourne, he replied "are you kidding me? Absolutely!"

"Matt and I don't like sitting on beaches," he said.

No doubt leading Sydney estate agent Bill Malouf at LJ Hooker Double Bay will be the first call as last year Million Dollar Listing New York selling machine Fredrik Eklund caught up with Malouf when he breezed through.

Malouf has just signed up two prestige Point Piper listings on exclusive Wolseley Road, at 110 and 158 which will potentially sell for $40 million and $20 million plus respectively. 

Josh Altman, from Million Dollar Listing LA, heading to Australia

Josh has started filming his sixth season with the Bravo Foxtel series again dominating his every minute. 

"If you ask me, I feel like I've had cameras in my face my entire life at this point"

"We film the show ten months of the year, most reality shows film for two or three months tops," he said.

He said that he gets more listings and more clients because of it showing across the world.

"I'll wake up in the morning and I'll have 10 e-mails from Australia and I'll know that's the show."

Last year John sold about US$1 million of real estate every day. 

Josh has also started developing his own properties on the side and has flipped over a dozen in the last few years.

Among his record sales was the late Hollywood film producer Richard Zanuck's one bedroom property, which spread over 10,000 square feet (around 929 square metres), sold for US$20.1 million.

The property, which featured a custom designed Arnold Schwarzenegger gym has since been knocked down by his client who's building a $100 million house.

He is scheduled to be wed on April 2 to Heather Bilyeu and when asked how the preparations were going, he colourfully prompted "it makes real estate deals look easy my man."

He also invited us all and said jokingly says he give all the guests copies of his new book, It's Your Move as the wedding gifts.

Originally from Massachusetts, Altman moved to LA 13 years ago earning US$7.50 in the mail room before creating his fortune. 

He will speaking in Sydney at The Star Casino on June 14, where he promises to sprinkle his talk with celebrity stories.

Early Bird Tickets start at $99 from www.joshaltman.com.au

This article was first published in the Saturday Daily Telegraph.

 

TOUR DATES 

SYDNEY            Tuesday 14th June 2016          7pm The Star, Sydney. 

MELBOURNE   Wednesday 15th June 2016    7pm Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

BRISBANE        Sunday 19th June 2016            7pm Sofitel Brisbane 

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of our authors. Jonathan has been writing about property since the early 1980s and is editor-at-large of Property Observer.

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