Stephen Shapiro has worked in the Los Angeles real estate market for over 35 years. Originally from Philadelphia, Shapiro relocated to Los Angeles in 1969 and shortly thereafter started his first real estate company by thinking outside the box and offering potential renters photo and video tours of apartments, rather than the typical newspaper advertisement. This trend caught on and Shapiro's success helped him transition from the leasing market into the luxury sales sector, where he began working with Stan Herman and later created Stan Herman, Stephen Shapiro and Associates. In 1999 he left the firm to partner with Kurt Rappaport and created Westside Estate Agency, which has now grown to be the number one luxury real estate agency in Los Angeles.Shapiro's dedication to his clients and strong work ethic have since made him one of the top Realtors in the country. He has worked with many of Los Angeles™ elite and completed sales of approximately $200 million in 2007. Shapiro has been featured in numerous media outlets including 48 Hours, 20/20, The Today Show, CNN, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety and many others. Shapiro currently resides in Beverly Hills and Malibu, CA.