Partners in business and life for over 22 years, The Blankenships share a love of entrepreneurship, investing, design, and service. Their passion, expertise, discretion, and professionalism consistently deliver outstanding results and the ultimate client experience.
When they're not exceeding client expectations, they can be found together on a hiking trail, rocking out at a concert, playing with their lovable mutts at a dog park, or competing in tournament poker.
Lauren Spertus Blankenship
SENIOR ADVISOR | REALTOR® DRE #02011052
Lauren is certainly not your typical real estate agent. With an MBA from Yale University (with top-of-class honors in Negotiations), several successful entrepreneurial exits, years devoted to helping affluent individuals buy/sell 6-figure show horses, and strong success as a private real estate investor, Lauren has a unique background that let her quickly build a thriving real estate practice.
Lauren also brings to her advisory at Compass a keen eye for design, tireless energy, a true passion for real estate, and a strong knowledge of the local market. With ties to Los Angeles that date back to Warner Elementary in Westwood through her undergraduate studies at USC (Fight On Trojans!), Lauren is a true evangelist for all L.A. has to offer.
Fun fact - Lauren was a nationally-ranked Equestrian and the West Coast leading Hunter/Jumper rider as a young adult.
Allen Blankenship, Jr.
SENIOR ADVISOR | REALTOR® DRE #02011505
Allen has over 20 years of high net worth advisory experience spanning the real estate and corporate securities markets. He specializes in the representation and acquisition of investment properties, luxury homes, and development opportunities throughout 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 $1 billion in commercial and residential real estate. His prior engagements include senior-level capital markets advisory 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.
Fun fact - At age 18 in 1993, Allen was believed to be the youngest person ever to pass the Series 7 securities licensing exam.