Merv Griffin Forms Residential Real Estate Brokerage
Tuesday October 3, 3:07 pm ET
Worldwide Rolls Out With 35 of L.A.'S Top Revenue Producers and Some $65 Million in Inventory Worldwide
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- In keeping with his philosophy to invest only in things he loves, Merv Griffin, Chairman of The Griffin Group, has announced the creation of Worldwide, L.P., a residential real estate brokerage firm, which already has more than $65 million in inventory within its first 8 weeks in business.
Thirty-five seasoned agents have joined the start-up company, under the leadership of Steve Lewis, an industry veteran with over 20 years in the brokerage business, who will be its President.
Although presently in temporary headquarters, Worldwide is scheduled to move November 1st into nearly 10,000 square feet on the mezzanine level of 9601 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, a prestige address already occupied by such high-profile tenants as Endeavor Talent Agency, Sports Club LA, and Countrywide.
Merv Griffin, an astute property investor in real estate, hotels and casinos, has a long personal history with Lewis. "I was Steve's first client when he became an agent in 1986. After more than two decades of buying and selling on my behalf, I have always been amazed by Steve's expertise, discretion and dedication. He and his new team have obviously earned the respect of their peers. The quality of the agents already attracted to our firm is remarkable, with nearly everyone possessing a history of impressive results."
Lewis, along with co-founders Ann M. Eysenring and Marissa Faith, has pledged to follow the Griffin business model, which emphasizes accessibility and personal service. "Keeping a boutique mentality is important to us, no matter how many offices we eventually open. Our inventory includes some of the finest properties in Southern California; through our personal relationship with our clients, we also have outstanding listings in the Bahamas, Italy, New York, Spain and Belize."
Worldwide's telephone number is 310.276.7171 and its web address will be www.worldwide-re.com.