MARKETING REAL ESTATE SINCE 1989
Victor Kaminoff has sold over $1 billion dollars in
the Sunset Strip, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills real estate market. He has represented the “buy” or “sell” side of the majority of these homes.
A native New Yorker, Victor moved to Los Angeles in 1986. Prior to real estate, he managed all of the advertising and marketing for BMW Cars for their North American market, as Vice President Account Supervisor at the well-known creative ad agency, Ammirati & Puris. Victor was part of the team that developed the award winning "Ultimate Driving Machine" concept that made BMW a formidable brand in the US. He led the introduction of the BMW 7 Series, BMW's first luxury brand and a competitor to Mercedes-Benz. The campaign slogan "Our Status Symbol is Under The Hood, Not on It" raised eyebrows with competitor Mercedes-Benz but the attention-getting positioning put BMW on the luxury car league. Victor was responsible for managing a $50 million advertising budget.
In 1985, while shooting a commercial on the West Coast, he discovered and fell in love with the unique architecture of Los Angeles which runs the gamut from simple Mid-Century hillside homes, to extravagant Beverly Hills mansions. Victor bought and renovated his first home in the Hollywood Hills, and had it published. The rocker Axl Rose saw the house, made an extremely high offer for it--and it was sold--and that's where Victor's officially discovered real estate.
Victor began his new career at Coldwell Banker. His ability to think out of the box and his compelling marketing solutions for sellers set him apart from most realtors. His success and his interest in architecture and design led to his appointment as Architectural & Unique Properties Director in 1994. He became the dominant agent in the Sunset Strip -Hollywood Hills market.
In 2008 Victor and his partner Joe Reisman had the opportunity to launch the Keller Williams Beverly Hills luxury Architectural & Unique Properties brand presented itself, and began a new career as founder and Executive Director of Architectural & Unique Properties at Keller Williams Beverly Hills.
Working with developers over the years, Victor helped discover new talent and helped them succeed. Victor has inspired fresh ideas in both good and bad markets by thinking outside of the box. Last year, he represented a CBS anchor in a quiet cash of a Beverly Hills home on Roxbury Drive for $8.2 million a great price in a down market. It was a unique home and we found a one-of-kind buyer.
As part of Victor's commitment to helping others, he founded a non-profit charitable organization in 2002 called the Gay and Lesbian Elder Housing and was a key force raising $24 million to build a 104 unit affordable housing project in Hollywood for elders residents of our community who in need.