Kevin Dees

  • Team Lead

    Dees & Associates | The Agency

  • Address

    12080 Ventura Place, Suite A-D, Studio City

  • Phone


  • Website | Social  | @kevindees

  • Photographed by

    Jeffrey Fiterman

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    Men Who Lead

A graduate of the University of Southern California, Kevin Dees started his career path in the entertainment industry in roles ranging from radio/TV host and producer to marketing and sales. He transitioned to the real estate industry 12 years ago and is the founder and team lead of Dees & Associates, operating under the umbrella of The Agency. Kevin’s team services the San Fernando Valley and Greater Los Angeles as well as Nashville, Tennessee.

What inspired you to pursue a career in your field?

I have had a passion for design and architecture most of my life. The unique history of the Los Angeles area is fascinating. The homes are beautiful, and their beauty is equaled by their unique history and owners. In my youth, my mom would take me to open houses all over the city, and that was the catalyst that ignited my passion. 

Why are you considered a go-to person in the community?

People come to us for the experience we bring to the table. The bottom line truly is the bottom line. We get our customers the maximum return on their investment, and our track record proves this fact. 

Share a significant accomplishment of your career. 

On March 23, we were fortunate to represent both the buyer and the seller of one of the top three most expensive residential transactions in the history of the Valley. We represented both buyer and seller of the historic Bob Hope Estate—a historically renovated treasure sitting on more than 5 acres of prime real estate in Toluca Lake.

What motivates you to go to work every day?

My family is my #1 motivator. My incredible wife, Kristen, and our two daughters, Ava and Briar, are a constant source of inspiration. My dad, Rick Dees, has been a wonderful mentor. The long hours and practice he devotes to his craft are truly amazing—it’s no wonder he is in the radio/TV broadcasting Halls of Fame. He reminds me that he is available to talk anytime, as long as I am “caller 100.”

What are some key qualities for leaders?

Be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to anger.