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AKG | Christie's Intl. Real Estate Enlists Industry Maverick Josh Ramirez to Lead New Division

Updated: Apr 11, 2023

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., March 29, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron Kirman of AKG | Christie's International Real Estate, one of the nation's top-performing luxury residential sales brokerages, is delighted to announce the addition of Josh Ramirez to the brokerage. In his new position, Ramirez will serve as the driving force behind AKG's expansion into the prestigious neighborhoods of Santa Barbara and Montecito, California. Ramirez brings a unique blend of local expertise, global exposure, and innovative marketing prowess to the table. A Santa Barbara native, Ramirez is poised to elevate the brand's presence, leveraging his in-depth understanding of the area and cutting-edge strategies to forge new paths in these exclusive communities.

"I'm thrilled to welcome Josh Ramirez to the AKG family," said Aaron Kirman, Founder and CEO of AKG | Christie's International Real Estate. "With his intimate knowledge of the Santa Barbara and Montecito markets we know he's the perfect fit to help us expand our reach in these coveted communities."

Ramirez transitioned to the real estate industry following a successful career in marketing and technology. He joins AKG | Christie's International Real Estate following his departure from COMPASS, where he was responsible for the sale of noteworthy properties such as 900 Las Alturas, which sold for $3.5 million, 242 Ortega Ridge Road, which sold for $3.1 million and 1090 Shokat Dr., which sold for $10.25 million.

"When AKG | Christie's International created a unique role to be the first agent to spearhead their presence in Santa Barbara/Montecito, I was beyond thrilled!," said Ramirez. "I refer to Montecito as the 'Monaco of America', due to its Mediterranean climate, coastal living and privacy that attracts royals, celebrities, financiers, (even the King of Spain spent time here) and people seeking a European lifestyle."

After spending several years in Sydney, Australia working in the technology industry, Ramirez returned to the states and continued to make waves in the technology and marketing sectors for nearly a decade. As a Director at a renowned publicly-traded technology company, he collaborated with high-profile brands including Sugarfina, Avon, and Road Runner Sports, among others. In 2016, Ramirez's entrepreneurial spirit led him to co-found Princeton North, a dynamic creative marketing agency that has since partnered with an array of local and international businesses, such as Belmond, Deckers, and Hoka.

To learn more about Ramirez please visit Ramirez can also be reached at or 805.455.9066.

About AKG | Christie's International Real Estate

Founded by Aaron Kirman and headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, AKG | Christie's International Real Estate is one of the nation's top-producing residential sales teams with a total of over $14 billion in luxury real estate sales and over $1.6 billion sold in 2022. Dedicated to infusing innovation and disrupting the traditional real estate sector, AKG | Christie's Int

ernational Real Estate is consistently ranked among the top 10 producing teams by Wall Street Journal and Real Trends, setting price-per-square-foot records throughout Southern California. To learn more about Aaron Kirman and AKG | Christie's International Real Estate, please visit and follow us on Instagram at

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