Brian Merrick | September 28, 2021







Brian Merrick, a Global Luxury Specialist affiliated with the Coldwell Banker office in Malibu, California, recently attended the invitation-only Fall 2021 International Luxury Alliance Real Estate Summit hosted at the elegant Stein Eriksen Lodge, Deer Valley ski resort in Park City.


Representing the Malibu real estate marketplace, Merrick was part of an elite group of approximately 70 luxury real estate marketing experts from around the world invited to attend the summit. Watch the video. All attendees were affiliated with Coldwell Banker, The Corcoran Group and Hamptons International, leading residential real estate firms serving luxury housing markets and clientele.


“Brian was selected for the International Luxury Alliance because of his wealth of experience and record for success in serving affluent clientele in the high-end real estate world, in a key luxury market.  The expertise Brian shared at our 2021 summit provided invaluable insight that strengthens our entire network and helps us all keep our fingers on the pulse of the world-wide luxury real estate market, including some key insights on global markets from members who joined virtually from abroad.” said Liz Gehringer, chief operating officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate.


Jade Mills, Coldwell Banker Global Luxury specialist in Beverly Hills, assembled this talented group to share winning strategies and the latest updates about luxury real estate markets around the globe. “The market updates by our members at the Summit are invaluable. Though we each focus day-to-day on our own market, our luxury buyers and sellers move among them. Our conversations and relationships at the International Luxury Alliance allow us to best serve our clientele.” said Mills.


The event's special guest speaker was Steve Gold, real estate agent with The Corcoran Group in Manhattan and star of Bravo's "Million Dollar Listing New York." Gold shared his powerful strategies for marketing real estate on social media. Speakers included M. Ryan Gorman, president and CEO of Coldwell Banker; Pamela Liebman, president and CEO of The Corcoran Group; Gehringer and Michael Altneu, vice president of luxury for Coldwell Banker.


As part of the three-day networking event, Merrick and his/her colleagues participated in roundtable discussions, were treated to VIP experiences, and had opportunities to enjoy each other in scenic Utah.


“The International Luxury Alliance is a powerful network populated by real estate agents who rank among the most accomplished and talented high-end real estate specialists from Coldwell Banker, The Corcoran Group, and Hamptons International. Every member, like Brian, understands the nuances of representing lavish estates and in-demand lifestyles throughout the world. Their career portfolio of luxury listings is unmatched,” said Altneu.


The International Luxury Alliance represents buyers and sellers with an ultra-high net worth throughout 45 key markets in the U.S. and abroad. Combined, this group closes approximately $9 billion and 2,780 sales annually with an average sale price of $4.2 million. ILA members have sold listings as high as $150 million and have represented buyers in sales as high as $65.75 million.



Brian Merrick is a professional Malibu real estate agent who will help make your search for a new home an enjoyable experience. Whether you are looking to buy, sell or lease a large Malibu estate, oceanfront property, ranch or condominium, Brian is happy to help. With experience in sales, leasing and management, Brian is a full-time agent who is dedicated to customer satisfaction, with superior attention to service.


Brian is a lifelong Malibu resident and member of one of Malibu’s founding families. The Merrick Family has lived in and owned Malibu real estate since the 1940s. In fact, Brian’s father, the Honorable John J. Merrick, was an esteemed judge in Malibu for over 25 years.


Brian has been working in Malibu real estate for over 22 years, and before that he was a builder of custom homes in Malibu. He began his real estate career with Fred Sands Realtors and soon earned Top Producer sales awards from 1997-1999. He was named to the Top 100 agents in the company in 2000. As an affiliate of the Malibu Colony office of Coldwell Banker Realty, Brian has been named to the International President’s Elite for sales production in the Top 2% of affiliated agents internationally in 2001 and 2003-2015, and he is consistently a member of the International President’s Premier, which places him in the Top 1% of Coldwell Banker® agents.


Past clients of Brian’s include not only executives of Fortune 500 companies such as Disney, Heidrick and Struggles, Janus, BMW and Bank of America, but he’s also represented business managers, actors, agents, producers and accountants. Brian was at the helm of the Carroll O’Connor estate sale, at the time the largest sale on Broad Beach at $28,000,000.


In addition to his award-winning sales performance, Brian is a past Associate Manager of the Malibu Colony office of Coldwell Banker Realty, the number one real estate office in Malibu. He is also a branch training director and past board member and director of the Malibu Board of REALTORS®. Civic minded, Brian is the current Chairman of the City of Malibu Public Works Commission and a recipient member of the LA Philanthropic Foundation.


A graduate of Pepperdine University with a degree in economics, Brian was an NCAA Academic All American and captain of the #1 ranked volleyball team in the NCAA. He and his wife of 20 years, Judy, who works with him, are the proud owners of a rescue dog. When Brian finds time for himself, he’s an avid gardener, surfer, waterman and mountain biker.


You are encouraged to check out Brian’s website for local Malibu neighborhood and school details, mortgage information, interactive maps, property virtual tours and listings of properties for sale in Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Calabasas, and LA’s Westside, plus many more features.


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