David Kelmenson

David Kelmenson

Executive Director, Luxury Estates Division | DRE# 01435306
About David
Highly regarded within the Westside coastal brokerage community for his creative luxury marketing, his tireless work ethic, integrity, and solution-based approach, David has distinguished himself as a consummate dealmaker and always ranked among the top 1% of all agents in the country. He is ranked as one of Los Angeles’ top real estate brokers in “Real Trends America’s Best” and “The Wall Street Journal” for his yearly $100++ Million record-setting sales volume along with his $1+ Billion in total career sales volume.

For over 20+ years, David has specialized in representing residential sales and new construction spec development in Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Santa Monica, and Malibu. Born and raised on the Westside of Los Angeles, his profound insight and understanding of L.A.’s prime coastal neighborhoods along with his network of clientele, friends, and co-workers distinguishes him amongst his peers as one of the top Westside listing brokers. He is passionate about representing and helping his clients in every way possible and overcoming challenges that cause most other agents to falter. The road to a positive and successful outcome is not always straight, and David prides himself on his calm solution-driven approach and his ability to adapt and provide creative solutions at a moment’s notice.

Whether he’s representing an architectural home in Santa Monica or advising on new construction in the Pacific Palisades, David provides his clients with invaluable market insight and unparalleled expertise that results in consistent positive transactions. His unwavering commitment to providing the highest level of service and discretion has earned him the loyalty of a discerning roster of clients, that range from families, business people, entrepreneurs, investors, and real estate developers to A-list celebrities, and professional athletes.

Prior to real estate, David was one of the most prominent and successful health and fitness industry entrepreneur and also a highly sought-after celebrity personal trainer. He founded Liquid Architects, a company that designed high-end boutique home gyms, and Critical Mass, the acclaimed one-of-a-kind private gym and personal training brand, both of which were instrumental in transforming L.A.’s fitness scene in the 1990s.

The quintessential California native with a penchant for adrenaline sports, David road-raced motorcycles in the late 1980s and early 1990s; was a top-ranked Sport Kart racer in Southern California and currently is an avid MotoGP fan. A lifelong Angeleno, David grew up in Beverly Hills, where he attended Beverly Hills High School. David, his wife Dawn, and daughter Madison resided in Pacific Palisades for 15+ years before moving to Malibu where they live now. 

Client Testimonials:
David did a masterful job on our home sale.  Every step of the process was managed skillfully - the timing of the sale, presale improvements to make, distinctive staging, beautiful online marketing photos, and videos, negotiating multiple offers, establishing a collaborative rapport with the Buyer’s representative, and guiding us through the transaction process and documentation.  We truly believe David’s exceptional advice was the difference between our fast, full-priced, cash sale and a potentially drawn-out transaction with price reductions that could well have resulted from using a different Seller’s agent to represent us.  Bill Palmer & Lara Schrader | Pacific Palisades

"We worked with David on the sale of our condo and the purchase of our first house. He marketed our condo so beautifully, and he guided us through every step of escrow on both our purchase and sale. David is a true advocate, and we knew we were in good hands as we navigated the various nuances and challenges of real estate in L.A. David is a total pro and knows the ins and outs of real estate better than anyone. We know we got the best possible deal on our purchase and sale due to his expertise and negotiating skills. We wouldn't work with anyone else! We also feel we made a new friend in the process. Working with David was truly a great experience all around." - Niki & Kerry Blackman | Pacific Palisades

"David was the perfect listing partner for 4313 Ben Ave. Facing the challenges the pandemic has delivered head-on, he maximized the use of the technology tools TJH provided and brought in a solid offer quickly. He is well-organized and brings a reliable depth of market knowledge to the listing. We look forward to working with him in the future." - Taylor Carlson | Thomas James Homes

"David Kelmenson is a top-notch real estate broker. After I met David, he immediately took me (and my husband) under his wing in search for a perfect family home while I was pregnant with my second child. David honed in on the exact neighborhoods we were interested in and showed us a range of construction: old, new, renovated, and still under development. Thanks to David’s inside connections he found us our perfect home before it hit the market, and we were happily settled in before we officially expanded our family. Since buying our home, David has remained an important part of our lives; he checks in, visits, and helps put me in touch with anyone I need to help maintain my home. Should we ever move again (in the distant future!), we will definitely be calling David for the job!" Kira & Larry Sadaka | Brentwood

"Working with David has exceeded all of our expectations. Having numerous family members in the real estate business, we decided to work with David after interviewing him. We instantly sensed his skill as a listener and knew that this would translate into a greater understanding of our specific needs/desires. The patience and expertise shown by David were unparalleled. David's experience and skill as a negotiator were solely responsible for us achieving the result we intended. I would highly recommend them for their knowledge, patience, and genuine desire to achieve the best outcome. Our real estate experience was made all the more special by sharing it with him. Many thanks!" - Josh & Melanie Kaplan | Brentwood

"It has been a real pleasure having you as our Broker. We want to thank you for your professionalism and expertise in helping us. We felt very comfortable with your extensive knowledge of the local market and his ability to create a seamless outcome. We also want to thank you for always being so prompt in returning our calls and being diligent in seeing us through the entire process. Importantly, we feel confident that the chances for purchasing our new home would have been significantly diminished if not for your expert navigation in obtaining an accepted offer." - Jeff & Quynh Sebastian | Santa Monica

"My wife and I have bought and sold several homes with David. He has saved us thousands of dollars with his negotiation expertise and found the perfect properties for us. His combination of expert skills, professional supporting staff, and his brand name recognition in the local brokerage community has insured him that he has our business for life." - Chris & Kari Ursitti | Pacific Palisades

"David Kelmenson is an outstanding real estate broker & we recommend him wholeheartedly. He is incredibly knowledgeable about Westside real estate as well as broader trends in the market. He is a superb tactician who, like a chess player, got us absolutely the best outcome we could ever hope to achieve - in fact, a much better outcome than we thought possible. David never relents in his efforts to serve the needs of his clients, even when there is no direct payoff to him. But actions speak louder than words: As a result of David's hard work & outstanding service, we recommended him to friends who have since had David represent them. Both were superlative in their praise of David. Just as important as his professional credentials, though, is the fact that David is a wonderful human being - warm, smart & endowed with a sense of humor. Interacting with him is a true pleasure." - Romain Wacziarg & Magali Delmas | Brentwood

"Thank you very much for following up with us, even after the close of escrow. Your professional & efficient approach, handling, guidance, & follow-through during the last 3 months has impressed us over & over again. We have done several real estate transactions during the last 31 years in LA area, & never met an agent as effective & knowledgeable, & at the same time, pleasant to deal with, as you. Wish we had known you 20-30 years ago...! We were also glad to see that our escrow officer was trying so hard to perform as well as she could because she wanted to "match your standards". You will definitely be our #1 real estate source from now on! We already gave your info to a close friend. He was recently visiting us & loved our . " - Ross & Pam Hashemi | Malibu

David Kelmenson’s Listings

a front view of a house with garden
a view of a house with pool and a yard
a view of swimming pool with seating space and yard in the back
a living room with furniture and a fireplace
a living room with furniture a window and a fireplace
a dining room with furniture and wooden floor
a living room with furniture
a large white kitchen with a window
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop a sink a stove and a wooden floor
a dining table chairs and a chandelier
a living room with furniture and a large window
a view of a house with a yard and sitting area
a view of a house with a swimming pool
a outdoor living space with furniture and garden
a view of staircase with lots of frames on wall and a window
a view of a hallway
a bedroom with a bed lamp and a large window with outer view
a view of walk in closet
a spacious bathroom with a bathtub sink and mirror
a bathroom with a double vanity sink toilet and shower
a bedroom with a bed and a table in it
a en suite bathroom with a double sink and mirror
a bedroom with bed and a window
a bedroom with a bed and a window
a bathroom with a granite countertop sink a toilet and shower
a living room with furniture and a wooden floor
a projector room with furniture
a living room with furniture
a view of a room with gym equipment
a bathroom with a sink and a mirror
a kitchen with a stove a sink and a microwave
a bed room with a bed and a night stand
a bathroom with a granite countertop sink a toilet and shower
a living room with furniture and a large window
a bathroom with a sink and a mirror
a living room with furniture and a window
a living room with furniture and a table
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop a refrigerator and a sink
a bedroom with a bed and a window
a bathroom with a granite countertop sink a mirror a bathtub and shower
front view of a house with a yard
a front view of a house with garden
a front view of a house
a front view of a house with a yard
an aerial view of a residential houses with city view
a view of a swimming pool with a patio and a garden
a picture of a table and chairs
a view of a city
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