Rare Estates and Chateaux from Bel-Air to Bordeaux
Winemaker and Winery Proprietor Born and raised in Los Angeles for 18 years, Tim graduated from The University of California, Davis with a Bachelor of science in Enology and Viticulture. Tim apprenticed in the vineyards and cellars of Chalone Vineyard, Mumm Napa Valley, Silverado Vineyards, Tablas Creek Vineyard, Cloudy Bay and Chateau Lynch-Bages before starting his career as the head winemaker at Justin Vineyards in Paso Robles at 25 years old. Four years later Tim established Clos Mimi in Paso Robles. Clos Mimi produced vineyard-designated Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon from small, family-owned vineyards in Paso Robles and Santa Barbara County. As a sole proprietor, Tim was responsible for all the winemaking, vineyard relations, grape purchasing, bottling, shipping, branding, label design, bottle design, website design, hosting wine tastings, communicating with the top wine writers in America... and much more. The well-known American wine writer, Robert Parker, once described Tim as 'one of California's most idiosyncratic wine producers.' Mr. Parker described Tim's Syrahs and Cabernets as 'pedal-to-the-metal' 'full-throttle' 'unctuously textured' 'revolutionary' and 'prodigious.' Tim spent fifteen years marketing and selling his handcrafted, unfiltered and traditionally produced wines to the top restaurants, hotels and wine retailers in America and around the world. Tim sold his wines to distributors in 22 states and importers in 14 countries, and directly to clients on his mailing list and website. Comparable to selling multimillion dollar estates in LA, selling $50 to $250 bottles of California wine is a very competitive business with ultra demanding and sophisticated buyers.
Rodeo Realty Beverly Hills
After achieving international success with his own winery, Tim moved back to LA in 2014 to pursue a career in luxury real estate. In 2016 Tim joined Rodeo Realty in Beverly Hills. Founded in 1986 by Syd Leibovitch and headquartered in Beverly Hills, Rodeo Realty consistently ranks in the Top 20 Real Estate brokerages in the nation. Rodeo Realty ranks as the #1 private brokerage in California, and in 2016 Rodeo Realty ranked as the #3 brokerage firm in Beverly Hills. In 2017 Tim joined the Professional Standards Committee at The Beverly Hills Greater Los Angeles Association of REALTORS. The purpose of the Professional Standards Committee is 'to promote the National Association of Realtors Code of Ethics, to educate the members about the Code and its obligations, and to enforce the Code, as necessary.'Presently, Tim is the only Rodeo agent from the Beverly Hills office volunteering his time on the committee. When working with Tim, you can expect nothing less than superlative market intelligence, ultimate professionalism and 24/7 concierge service. Tim has a remarkable eye for marketing and branding luxury real estate. Marketing your estate with professional photography, video, print media, social media and The MLS are Tim's keys to finding multiple buyers for your estate. For estates priced over $1,000,000 Rodeo Realty will list your estate on three separate international websites in an effort to market your estate to millions of international buyers. 1) LuxuryRealEstate.com (a global marketing website with more traffic than all the competitors combined) Rodeo will insure that your listing will reach the finest luxury real estate brokers in the world.
2) Caimeiju.com (a website dedicated to marketing luxury real estate to buyers and investors in China) Every Rodeo listing is first hand translated (not google translated) into Mandarin and then shared with multiple Asian websites and search engines.
3) Prestige MLS (an exclusive international organization operating in 22 countries that targets the high-end European real estate buyer and investor) Each Rodeo listing is translated into six different languages.
Jack Spear and John Spear
Tim has deep roots in the high end LA real estate business. In the 1960s Tim's grandfather, Jack Spear, worked as a licensed real estate broker at Harleigh Sandler in Beverly Hills. From 1970 to 2017 Tim's father, John Spear, worked as a licensed real estate agent, real estate broker and mortgage broker in the San Fernando Valley, West LA, Riverside and San Diego.
A Passion for Bel-Air Estates and Sinatra
Tim has an incredible passion for selling estates in Bel-Air. The zipcode for Bel-Air is 90077. Based on the number of eight-digit and nine-digit active listings, 90077 represents the most expensive zipcode in the US. Tim is fascinated with the history of Bel-Air, its record-price-setting estates, its celebrated residents, its world-class vineyards and The Hotel Bel-Air. In the 1950s and 1960s Tim's grandparents lived at 949 Chantilly Road at the same time the Sinatra family lived at 700 Nimes Road. During the late 50s Tim's grandfather and father spent Sundays with Frank Sinatra and his children at his estates in Bel-Air and Holmby Hills. In addition to his family's personal connection, Tim has a deep love for Sinatra's music, movies, tv shows, concerts, comedy, friends, and once-upon-a-time personal residences in Bel-Air, Beverly Hills and Holmby Hills.
A Passion for World Class Wine Estates from Bel-Air to Bordeaux
Thanks to his 23 years of experience in the super-premium wine business, Tim is one of the few Realtors in Los Angeles to market and sell world-class wine estates from Bel-Air to Bordeaux. In 2016 Tim established a partnership with an elite vineyard and winery broker in Napa Valley. In 2017 Tim created another partnership with a luxury chateau broker in Bordeaux. Hence, Tim has access to the finest wine estates in Napa Valley and to the finest chateau listings in Bordeaux, both on the market and off the market. Tim also has strong relationships with vineyard managers winemakers and winery owners in Santa Barbara and Malibu. If you are considering purchasing a wine estate in California or a chateau in France, please contact Tim.
Tim enjoys time with his daughter, Maggie, his son, Tristan, and his Siberian Husky, Duscha. Other pastimes include watching LA Kings hockey, working out at Equinox in West Hollywood, and drinking Bordeaux, Chateauneuf du Pape, Hermitage, Cote Rotie, Champagne and Scotch Whiskey. Tim's favorite pastime is dining at the finest restaurants in LA, NYC, and France.
WhatsApp +1 (424) 324 8867 (for international buyers and brokers)