A licensed real estate professional in California since 2013, JoAnna Pallante is passionate about helping her clients buy and sell luxury properties with success. She specializes in high-end homes, condominiums and rentals throughout Southern California, as well as investment and income properties. JoAnna draws on her seasoned experience and finance background to analyze market opportunities and negotiate seamless deals. She joined the Altman Brothers in 2018, continually ranked as the #1 team on the west coast, and works from both their Los Angeles office on famed Robertson Blvd, and flagship Orange County office in Newport Beach. In 2022 and 2021, this unrivaled team sold an impressive $1.1 and $1.464 billion respectively in luxury real estate. In 2023, Josh Altman represented the most expensive sale of the year in Newport Coast at $55 million. As an integral member, JoAnna appears on Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles” showcasing the team’s listings and closely collaborates with Josh and Matt as partners on high-profile deals. Together they streamline the process for their clients, tap into their extensive off-market listings, and leverage their relationships with other top agents in LA and luxury markets across the U.S.
Representing all of SoCal, from the celebrity enclave Hidden Hills to gated communities in Beverly Hills and Newport Coast, JoAnna also has a solid track record in the LA condo market and helping first-time homebuyers. To date, her total career sales volume exceeds $100M in the California market and via referrals in other coveted destinations nationwide, using the power of Douglas Elliman as a regional brand: "We are where you want to live.”
She is considered a SoCal lifestyle expert who assists with all aspects of making a move or lifestyle change with access to social clubs, top restaurant reservations, elite fitness clubs, and providing shopping, nightlife, health and wellness tips. JoAnna is most importantly a one-stop real estate resource with vast connections including stagers, movers, lenders, home organizers, contractors and interior designers. Most of her business comes from referral and repeat clients, and no sale is too large or small.
Prior to the Altmans, JoAnna worked with The Oppenheim Group from the “Selling Sunset” Netflix TV show. She additionally spent five years as a credit derivatives broker to top-tier firms such as Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan, and had a career in sales at Bloomberg LP.
Hailing from NYC, JoAnna holds a Communications & Business Administration degree from Fordham University. She bought her first property in Manhattan at age 24, and loves helping her clients find dream homes and build generational wealth through real estate. JoAnna moved to California in 2013 and purchased her second home here age 30. She lives in Century City and Newport Beach with her husband Roman James, a renowned celebrity home builder who owns a full-service architectural, development & construction company focused on luxury residences. They share a daughter, Lily Grace and French Bulldog, Sonny.
In free time, JoAnna enjoys boxing, playing tennis, golfing, and volunteering with numerous charitable organizations. She’s been a proud donor to the John Wayner Cancer Institute and Children's Hospital LA for many years, and gives a portion of her commissions to Food on Foot that finds the homeless housing and jobs.