John Aaroe, from left and associate manager Ron Jackson are joined by Rep. Karen Bass and dancer/choreographer Debbie Allen at the grand opening of the new Aaroe office. (176150)

John Aaroe Group, a leading Los Angeles luxury residential real estate brokerage firm, opened an office in Baldwin Hills this week, the affluent and highly diverse South Los Angeles community.

“We are looking forward not only to bringing our brand of personal representation and powerful results to our clients in this area, but to becoming an involved and valuable part of this community,” said Aaroe at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Ron Jackson, who heads the new office at 3717 S. La Brea Ave., is a long-time expert on Baldwin Hills neighborhoods and homes, was born and reared in Los Angeles and is a 25-year resident of the Baldwin Hills area. “Leading this office is the opportunity of a lifetime,” he says. “We’ve assembled a terrific and very talented team, and we’re ready to give our clients the personal, successful representation our company is known for.”

In just six years, John Aaroe Group has grown into one of the major residential brokerage firms in greater Los Angeles, and is on track to close $2.2 billion in home transactions in 2015.

The company, which is also a philanthropic pioneer in the industry, has created a foundation that is supported by both agents and corporate profits, and awards monthly grants to worthwhile causes in the communities it serves including the Debbie Allen Dance Academy, which received a $2,500 donation during the opening.