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Charity & Social Datebook 2017 Founding Partner, Teles Properties Originally from the South by way of Georgia and South Carolina, Ernie Carswell, founding partner of the renowned Teles Properties, made his way to the real estate world after stints as a pianist, residential therapist and flight attendant. His lucrative real estate career began in Dallas, Texas, before relocating to New York as a broker in Manhattan. In the ’90s, he headed west to Beverly Hills in the name of love. After a decade at Coldwell Banker, he co-founded Teles Properties in 2007, which currently boasts 21 offices in SoCal and Colorado. “Our company has been the fastest-growing real estate company in California for the last five years straight,” says Carswell. “We continue to set records, but also maintain a low profile relative to the glitz and glitter of other small brokerage firms that have been established since.” He adds: “We pursue the foundation principles of ethics, reputation and complete client service.” Here, Carswell shares the passions that keep him motivated outside the office. Contact the legacy: 310.345.7500, ernie@carswellandpartners.com, carswellandpartners.com TELL US ABOUT YOUR CURRENT CHARITABLE ENDEAVORS. First, I support the local Los Angeles chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. I became involved when my father was diagnosed with the disease and I recently co-hosted a fundraising and awareness event at Canali in partnership with Angeleno . Second, I financially support The Range Light Keepers, a preservation society my brother-in-law founded that protects and maintains historic lighthouses on the Maine coastline. When I visit Maine, I also provide my energy and physical resources, [pitching in and helping] to preserve these beautiful, picturesque buildings. Finally, I’ve also been involved with the Beverly Hills chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation since the ’90s, when a good friend’s daughter was diagnosed. Over the years, I have been involved in a number of annual events and met numerous good Beverly Hills citizens due to this important cause. WHAT IS YOUR MISSION? To increase care and love in my sphere of influence while helping others in need. WHAT INSPIRES YOU TO GIVE BACK? Because I’ve been a fortunate recipient of much love and opportunity, I want to pay it forward and do my part in creating a better world for generations that follow. Carswell ERNIE PHOTO BY BROOKE MASON; MAKEUP BY RENATA RENSKY; SHOT ON LOCATION AT KATANA ROBATA “An enterprise like Angeleno magazine helps us know that good is happening all around us in L.A. We just need to participate.” – ERNIE CARSWELL charitydatebook.com | 11

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