Nick Segal is Co-Founder and CEO of Partners Trust — a discerning and conscientious Los Angeles-based real estate brokerage that has grossed more than $10 billion in sales since its 2009 inception. A nationally renowned real estate agent and prized industry speaker, Nick was recently named on the Swanepoel Power 200, a formidable list of the top 200 most powerful people in residential real estate and Variety’s 2016 Showbiz Real Estate Elite.
Since launching Partners Trust, Nick has led the company from five founding partners to more than 240 active agents, with eight offices across Los Angeles and an international headquarters in Shanghai. In 2013, Nick co-founded Leverage Global Partners, an innovative and exclusive network of boutique independent real estate firms around the world. In 2015, Nick and the founders at Partners Trust started the Partners Trust Charitable Giving Fund, a non-profit foundation that provides financial support to Los Angeles-based charitable organizations.
With three decades of experience in real estate, Nick has earned the trust of a closely protected list of celebrities, business leaders and many other notable figures. He is fervently committed to raising the bar of professionalism at every touch point of a real estate transaction, a mission he also brings to his position as Chair of the Professional Standards and Ethics Committee for the Beverly Hills/Greater Los Angeles Board of Realtors®. From this organization, he has received two prestigious awards: Realtor of the Year in 2012 and The William May Garland Award in 2013. Nick has also taken his leadership to the national stage, speaking on the topics of luxury real estate, entrepreneurship, and business management at real estate conferences around the United States. Nick is regularly quoted in top tier publications, including Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Business Journal and Huffington Post.
After growing up on the East Coast and being driven by an intensely competitive nature, Nick arrived to the workforce at the age of 13 on a bike, delivering “Newsday” through the streets of Westhampton Beach. Graduation from a Quaker Prep School and then Vassar College formed some of Nick’s intellectual curiosity prior to venturing forth to Los Angeles in 1984, seduced by the glamour and family lineage of the film industry. During a 4-year stint in the highly competitive Los Angeles entertainment environment, Nick was a working actor appearing in movies, television shows and commercials.
Realizing he wanted more control of his destiny and the ability to engage with people more directly, Nick transitioned to real estate in 1988. His natural aptitude for the business and his competitive nature helped him quickly rise up in the ranks of the profession.
Nick is the proud father of two children, Annie and Ted and husband to his beautiful wife Laura. Together, they reside in Santa Monica. When he’s not leading the industry, Nick can be found on the course. An avid golfer, he calls the sport “a game that will beguile me to my dying day."