Named for legendary tennis player Bjorn Borg, it was all but a given that Bjorn Farrugia would pursue the sport.
Rising through the amateur ranks, the Australia native took a leap of faith in the early 2000s when he moved to the United States after receiving a tennis scholarship. Two decades later, he’s put down the racket and used the life-lessons learned along the way to start four companies before diving headfirst into Los Angeles’ high-end real estate scene.
Among L.A’s top-producing agents last year, Farrugia credits much of his success to keeping himself accountable and working to always stay at the top of his game, whether its on the court or the Westside’s ultra-competitive market. He recently sat down to chat about his journey and striving to be, as he puts it, “the Roger Federer of real estate.” His comments have been edited for clarity.
NL: Tell me about your life before real estate?
BF: I grew up in Melbourne, Australia. I was always traveling around Australia playing tennis, and I wanted to be a professional tennis player. I played collegiate tennis and got a scholarship to come