Concierge Auctions Sells 10.2-acre Malibu, California Compound And Adjacent 10-acre Estate Parcel At Live Auction

Luxury properties with expansive Pacific Ocean views yield over 1,600 prospects and sell in cooperation with Hilton & Hyland, an affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate

Jun 3, 2013

MALIBU, Calif., June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New York City-based Concierge Auctions is pleased to announce the successful sale of a private Malibu compound and an adjacent, 10-acre parcel, both in the exclusive community of Trancas Canyon. With the Pacific Ocean as their backdrop, five bidders competed during a live auction to own the properties. The sale was conducted in cooperation with Dustin Cumming and Danelle Lavin of Hilton & Hyland, an affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate, and Aaron Kirman of John Aaroe Group. The buyer is represented by Ira Soebroto, also of John Aaroe Group. This was Concierge's second successful auction alongside Hilton & Hyland, following last year's sale of the Robert Taylor Ranch in Brentwood.

"Concierge has an extremely professional team that worked very hard to accomplish my goals," stated the seller, Doug Busch, a well-known photographer and founder and president of Busch Design Build. "Erin Struxness, the project sales manager who was on-site throughout the auction cycle, was super. From beginning to end, the whole package was done right."

Concierge Auctions' global marketing campaign generated over 9,100 website visits from 42 US states (led by California, Texas, Georgia, Florida and New York) and 39 international countries (led by Canada, the UK, Germany, India and Brazil). A total of 1,671 prospects were identified, and 5 bidders participated in the sale.

"After representing the winning buyer in Concierge's auction of the Robert Taylor Ranch, it was insightful to be on the other (selling) side of this transaction," stated Lavin. "The commitment that the Concierge team puts into marketing a property for auction — so precise and fast-paced — is impressive."

Located at the end of a 650-foot-long driveway at 5757 Trancas Canyon, the glass and steel main residence was constructed loft-style with an unconventional floor plan that offers multiple nooks and comfortable living spaces. Designed by Busch Design Build as three volumes connected by two towers, this tri-story residence abuts the beautiful Santa Monica Federal Park, stretching from the Oxnard Plain to the Hollywood Hills west of the Los Angeles basin offering multiple recreational and educational opportunities. The adjacent, 10-acre parcel at 5744 Trancas Canyon was also included in the sale.

"We are very pleased with the outcome. These properties are perfect representations of the high-caliber assets we excel with, and to have sold both on the same day is a great accomplishment," stated Mike Russo, Chief Operating Officer for Concierge Auctions. "Malibu offers countless unique, one-of-a-kind residences — homes that don't compare to any others and thus are difficult to value. It's the perfect market for our platform, and we look forward to helping other area sellers find similar success."

Concierge Auctions has upcoming luxury property auctions scheduled in Clayton, Georgia, Dana Point, California, Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado and Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and many more across the nation are already planned for the Summer and Fall. If you or someone you know is interested in buying or selling a remarkable luxury property through Concierge Auctions, call 888.966.4759 or visit

About Concierge Auctions: Concierge Auctions is the preeminent luxury real estate auction firm serving high-end sellers nationwide through an accelerated marketing process that obtains fair market value for high-end properties in a 60-day timeframe. As a preferred auction partner to luxury brokerage firms nationwide, the company has executed auctions from New York to Hawaii and hosts a database that includes more than 100,000 luxury real estate buyers and agents from all 50 states and 38 countries and territories. The principals of Concierge Auctions have been involved in the transfer of more than $2 billion in luxury real estate sales over the past 10 years.  For more information, call 888-966-4759 or visit

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