'Selling The OC': Look Inside Oppenheim Group's new location in Newport Beach
ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA: If there's one thing we've learned from 'Selling Sunset' or its spin-offs, it's that there's no such thing as too opulent! Jason Oppenheim, the co-founder of the Oppenheim Group and one of the hit show's stars, revealed to archdigest.com in 2021 that his company had opened a new office in Newport Beach, south of the LA location, in Orange County, California, which will be home for the spin-off series, 'Selling The OC,' which premieres this August.
The spin-off of the successful Netflix reality show will premiere on August 24 with all-new faces, including Brett and Jason Oppenheim. Meanwhile, fans may have a look inside their opulent new digs. Jason told AD that he decided to relocate the Oppenheim Group to the upmarket seaside city after seeing its premium real estate market "really expand and blossom." Fans could foresee a spin-off based on the location when the new office was acquired, and now, over a year later, they are getting it.
The lavish new structure is a former bank that spans a whole block and includes a vault! Jason recognized that leasing was expensive, but he couldn't let an opportunity like this pass him by. "I looked inside that building and was like, I don't really care how much it costs to rent this or how much it costs to build out. This is a dream spot. I will never again be able to find a spot like this," he stated.
He sought the services of his close friends, husband-and-wife Alex Becheru and Alice Kwan Becheru, to bring the industrial-feeling environment to life. Through their real estate company, White Glove Estates, the couple specializes in house staging. The couple was entrusted with transforming the brick-covered room into a homey and welcoming workplace that was yet trendy and modern enough for him and his colleagues to consider their "home away from home." Pink velvet chairs, an on-site gym with a steam shower, and a snazzy orange pool table are just a few of the Oppenheim touches Kwan Becheru included in the latest addition.
To add splashes of color, the broker enlisted the help of artists Mr Brainwash and James Goldcrown. The latter also created a massive mural on the side of the brick-covered structure.
However, in order to truly bring the space together, Jason insisted on putting a few iconic features into the Newport Beach site. The notorious bell, which realtors ring when a big deal is closed, and, more significantly, the connection and companionship that comes with working with such a close-knit group. He informed AD, "We hang out a lot together when I'm down here, similar to my experience in LA. I've become good friends with a lot of these agents, and I have to say that the success of the office has far exceeded my expectations."
Visit archdigest.com to learn more about the Oppenheim Group's new office and view all the photographs.
On August 24, all eight episodes of 'Selling The OC' will be released. The episodes will be available at 3 am EDT.