Ernie Carswell Named ‘Influential Insider’ by Angeleno Modern Luxury Magazine

Among the list of names that appear most often in these pages, Ernie Carswell’s has to be near the top.

And it’s no wonder: the founding partner of Teles Properties is one of the most recognized names in luxury real estate and frequently receives accolades in the press. for his outstanding work and the honors he receives.

The Teles cofounder has made headlines in the past for the clients he represents — and sometimes even appears with on television. He counts among those clients Regis Philbin and the curator at the LACMA, and now he has a new claim to fame.

In a special section of Modern Luxury magazine, Carswell was named a Los Angeles ‘Influential Insider’ in the real estate market.

Carswell, a South Carolina native, got his start in Dallas, showing up in the early 80’s just as the oil crisis was causing the housing market to plummet. After making a successful go of it despite the crisis, Carswell next moved to New York, showing up just in time for the stock market crash of 1987. Undeterred, Carswell nevertheless made it work for three years, before he moved again. This time, it was to Southern California, and the young agent found himself navigating an early 90’s recession as well as the aftermath of a massive Beverly Hills earthquake.

Carswell was a cofounding member of Teles back in 2007 which incidentally, was around the time he made the acquaintance of one Regis Philbin. In a segment for the Today Show, Carswell led the television host and his wife around their old Los Angeles home which the current owners put back on the market.

Carswell proved to have a special flair for handling high profile clients. No matter how high profile the client, however, Carswell says that “Everyone gets the celebrity treatment with me.” What does that mean? Personalized attention, whether you’re a Regis or a recent college grad.