Allen is a licensed realtor with over 20 years of high net worth advisory experience spanning the real estate and corporate securities markets. He specializes in the acquisition and sale of luxury homes, investment properties, and development opportunities throughout the Westside of Los Angeles.
Trained by top institutional property investors, Allen brings a unique analytical skill set to his advisory practice, honed by years of investment committee participation through the acquisition of over $1B in commercial and residential real estate. His prior engagements include senior-level capital markets positions with Origin Investments, Realty Mogul, Merriman Capital, and Bank of America Securities. He began his career with the Private Client Group of Solomon Smith Barney in New York and has completed advanced coursework in real estate investment analysis at UCLA.
Born and raised outside NYC, Allen moved to Southern California in 1994 and instantly fell in love with the topography, architecture, and lifestyle. Married for 20 years to his partner in life and real estate, Lauren Spertus Blankenship, they spend their free time with their rescue dogs, at the gym, on backcountry hiking trails, or enjoying live music.