Josh Flagg

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Josh Flagg
Born Joshua Daniel Flagg
(1985-08-20) August 20, 1985 (age 29)
Los Angeles, California
Residence Beverly Hills, California
Nationality American
Occupation
Television Bravo's Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles
Partner(s) Colton Thorn (2008-present)
Parents
  • Michael Flagg
  • Cindy Flagg
Relatives Edith Flagg (grandmother)
Website
joshflagg.com

Joshua Daniel "Josh" Flagg (born August 20, 1985) is an American real estate agent and media personality who co-stars alongside Madison Hildebrand and Josh Altman on the show Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles on the Bravo television network. The show, now in its fifth season, follows three young real estate agents in Los Angeles as they sell high-end homes.

Early life and education

Josh Flagg was born on August 20, 1985 in Los Angeles, California.[1] He is the son of Michael and Cindy (Platt) Flagg of Los Angeles.[2] He is the grandson of philanthropist, electronics industry executive and Jewish leader Herman Platt and great-grandson of Benjamin Platt, founder and owner of the nationwide Platt Music Corporation chain of stores.[3] On his father's side, Flagg is the grandson of American (Romanian-born) fashion industry executive and designer Edith Flagg, best known as one of the first designers to import polyester as a fashion textile to the United States.[4][5] She was later known for her reoccurring role on Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles alongside her grandson.[5][6]

Flagg grew up in Los Angeles, where he attended Brentwood School, a private school in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles.[2] In 2003, Flagg left Brentwood, and attended Beverly Hills High School where he graduated the following year.[7]

Career

Upon graduation in 2004, he started working as a real estate agent in Beverly Hills, California. Beginning in 2004, he started making residential sales in high end neighborhoods such as Beverly Hills and the Sunset Strip. Flagg started his career under the arm of real estate broker Bruce Nelson with the John Bruce Nelson firm in Bel Air, followed by a brief stint at the Coldwell Banker Beverly Hills East office in 2007.

In 2007, Flagg, along with two other agents, Madison Hildebrand and Chad Rogers, were picked and started filming for a reality TV series. The show aired on Bravo in August 2008. Million Dollar Listing returned for its third season on October 12, 2009.[8] In August 2008, within a few weeks of the television show's premiere, Flagg was arrested for allegedly stealing works of fine art belonging to his clients.[9] The objects allegedly included works by Chagall and Picasso.[10] Flagg was immediately released on $100,000 bail.[11] A few weeks later, the Los Angeles County District Attorney declined to prosecute due to insufficient evidence.[12] Flagg was later sued by the estate of Marcia Israel, founder of Judy's clothing stores, over paintings and expensive jade sculptures intended for the Marcia Israel Foundation.[13]

In 2009, Flagg started working at Keller Williams Westside, in Los Angeles, California, where he started "Josh Flagg Estates".[2] On March 9, 2010, Bravo announced the return of Million Dollar Listing for a fourth season, although there was no mention if the three real estate agents would return for the fourth season.

Personal life

Flagg is openly gay, having come out in March 2011.[14] He has been dating interior designer Colton Thorn since 2008.[15] Flagg lives in Los Angeles, California and in January 2013, he purchased a micro-estate above the Sunset Strip from Jeffrey Katzenberg's son writer/producer David Katsenberg. Flagg also owns a property in the Century Towers complex in Century City.[16]

See also

References

  1. ^ Laura Schrefler (September 19, 2013). "Haute Secrets: 'Million Dollar Listings' Broker Josh Flagg". Haute Living. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Official website: About Josh Flagg
  3. ^ "Josh Flagg". Top Agent Magazine. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  4. ^ Lauren Weigle (October 29, 2014). "Edith Flagg, Josh Flagg's Grandmother: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Heavy. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Heidi Parker (August 13, 2014). "'She was a legend': Million Dollar Listing star Josh Flagg's grandmother Edith dies at age 94". Daily Mail. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  6. ^ Erin Weinger (August 13, 2014). "Edith Flagg, 'Million Dollar Listing' Grandma, dies at 94". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Josh Flagg: Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles". Millennium Magazine. February 10, 2014. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Season 3 Bios". bravotv.com. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  9. ^ Kurutz, Steven (2008-08-07). "Inflated egos in a deflated market". NYtimes.com. Retrieved 2010-01-26. 
  10. ^ "Josh Flagg arrested for art theft". LAtimes blog [cached]. 2010-01-26. 
  11. ^ "Bravo star out not to be in pictures". TMZ.com. 2010-01-26. 
  12. ^ "Douchebag skates". TMZ.com. 2010-01-26. 
  13. ^ ""Million Dollar" D-Bag's Alleged Jade Heist". TMZ. January 26, 2009. Retrieved March 1, 2012. 
  14. ^ SDGLN EXCLUSIVE: Josh Flagg comes out on Bravo's “Million Dollar Listing,” reveals his boyfriend, discusses memoir
  15. ^ Anneta Konstantinides (September 3, 2014). "Josh Flagg & Colton Thorn Showcase Their Love Outside of 'Million Dollar Listing' Too". Bustle. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  16. ^ Mark David (August 2, 2013). "David Katzenberg Sells Sunset Strip Digs To Josh Flagg". Variety. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 

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