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The recruitment of Lauren Forbes in 2012 was a crucial move for Coldwell Banker in the South Bay market. Prior to Lauren's recruitment, CB’s market share in Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach barely reached 1%. Now with approximately 10% market share and climbing, CB is making a name for itself in an area where it was tough to make it.

Between 2000 and 2012, Lauren has sold more than $500,000,000; she continues to excel as one of the top 5 producers year-after-year. "With the current market conditions so tight, buyers' and sellers' best option is to have Lauren represent them. Her ability to get deals done and to do the number of transactions she does in this type of environment is truly remarkable," says Shyrl Lorino, manager of the CB Manhattan Beach office. Lauren's inventory list consists of over 20 listings totaling over $20,000,000 at any given time.

Lauren leads the South Bay market and is clearly in a league of her own. She credits her success to hard work, integrity and making connections. Although she does a large amount of volume, she is accessible to her clients and sure to be there when they need her most. Lauren is extremely well versed in the contractual elements of the transactions and exhibits seasoned negotiating skills to protect and position her clients, which she accredits to her J.D. and subsequent legal career. An agent since 1999, she has extensive experience in handling challenging real estate transactions and resolving serious buyer and seller issues, saving thousands of dollars and averting legal hassles for her clients.

Living in Southern California since 1977 and a long-time resident of Manhattan Beach, Lauren is a graduate of Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, maintaining her current license to practice law in California. Lauren loves traveling and is passionate about the beach, spinning, martial arts and is a community patron, active in numerous local charities.