Emily Bregman is much more than a top-1%-producing agent—she’s a concierge, an advisor, and most notably, a connector. “My clients are for life,” she likes to say. “Our relationship doesn’t end because a transaction does; I’m always in place and ready to help with anything, from a specialty painter to a good area doctor. My goal is to match up dream homes and lifestyles, and that’s as exciting to me as the transaction itself.” A former successful stock broker known for her work ethic, Emily also has a key ace up her sleeve: Her husband, Merlin, an experienced builder, expert construction consultant and a licensed real estate agent. He’s an indispensable resource and advisor to her clients, and with her on point assistant, Bethany, is also a pivotal member of her team. Those two, alongside Emily’s extensive network gleaned from more than a decade spent living in Santa Monica—specializing in Westside properties from Venice to Beverly Hills—allows her to offer a keen market savvy and a down-to-the-studs understanding of each property. She’s a source for both pocket and “whisper” listings too, and her combination of discretion and discipline has won her both A-list and international clients.

Emily is passionately involved in the Westside community, and sits on the board of several foundations. She makes it a regular practice to give back, whether that’s through bringing area artisans together to sponsoring tennis tournaments and festivities. Her daughter, Holiday Kriegel, an actress graduated from Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences.

A former East Coaster, Emily harbors a deep affection for California, particularly Los Angeles. “I think California is the greatest state to live in, and Los Angeles offers so much—access to the beach, to the mountains, to the art world, to Hollywood and the tech industry,” she says. “You can create the most incredible lifestyle for yourself here, no matter where you live.”