Real Estate Profiles

Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices
Marc Shevin
Rory Shevin

23925 Park Sorrento
818.251.2456 : 818.251.2476
Marc: CalBRE #00559629
Rory: CalBRE #00671618

shevins“Their hard work and diligence in representing their clientele has contributed to their success”

Marc and Rory Shevin are known as true professionals in the industry. They are consistently one of the top 10 teams in the nation and are currently number one in production in the United States for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, 2016 year-to-date. They have 50+ years of experience and are highly qualified neighborhood experts. They have a strong focus and involvement in the communities where they live and work, primarily Calabasas and Hidden Hills. Their hard work and diligence in representing their clientele has contributed to their success and produced hundreds of satisfied clients over the years. They enjoy working with their clients and the interaction with other professionals in the industry, and it shows in their work and lifestyle.

What would you like potential clients to know about your team?
We feel the level of service that we provide to our clients, both buyers and sellers, is second to none. We both enjoy the camaraderie of working together and keeping a good sense of humor, while keeping our focus on achieving our clients’ goals.

How do clients benefit from your knowledge of the community and local culture?
Because we truly are area experts and have focused on this area for years, we know the history and background of the neighborhoods and many of the properties where we specialize. We pride ourselves on our integrity and discretion in sharing information with potential clients. Having also raised our children in these neighborhoods, we are very knowledgeable about the schools, recreational, and family activities.

Any final remarks for our readers?
We feel fortunate to live and work in such a wonderful area with great clients, properties, and peers. It definitely makes our hard work worthwhile, and many of our clients have become repeat clients and friends. These families have also become long-term referral sources for us, which is the best compliment we can receive.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices 
Marc Garbell

23925 Park Sorrento
CalBRE #01347800

“I am readily available and will work tirelessly to get the job done.”

Helping you achieve success when buying or selling a home is Marc Garbell’s main focus as a full-service consultant. Marc provides a level of attention that befits such an important decision. Whether clients aim to purchase the home of their dreams, sell a property, or make an investment for their future, his market expertise, proven foresight, and meticulous planning strategy ensure a successful endeavor, each and every time. What’s more, Marc is committed to delivering the highest level of outstanding, personal service to each buyer and seller he represents. A consistent top producer since starting his real estate career in 2001 and providing exceptional service and results for buyers and sellers, Marc has more than earned his reputation as one of the area’s most skilled and trustworthy real estate professionals.

What are the biggest obstacles your clients face today and how do you help them navigate through those challenges?
I think the biggest obstacle for a client is finding the right home. The market has been appreciating the past few years and the in-ventory is tight, making finding the right home a challenge. I try to educate my clients throughout every step of the process with top-notch information and market insight so that they can make the best decisions possible.

Why should potential clients choose you?
My clients’ needs come first, and I am adamant in knowing their expectations, being a problem solver, and protecting their interests at all times. Whether it’s getting top dollar when selling their home or finding the home of their dreams, I am readily available and will work tirelessly to get the job done.

How do you give back to your community?
I contribute a percent-age of all my sales to the Charitable Foundation, which has provided hundreds of grants totaling over $4 million to local organizations that promote health, education, community, and environment. Some of the beneficiaries are the Sunshine Kids Foundation, the Surfrider Foundation, and Guide Dogs of America.

Valerie Punwar

23925 Park Sorrento
CalBRE #01491245

“I bring my vast knowledge, experience, and tenacity to all that I do.”

Award-winning Realtor Valerie Pun-war has become a consistent leader over the last decade with a reputation for tenaciously protecting her clients’ interests with uncompromising integrity. One of the top-producing agents in the Berk-shire Hathaway Calabasas office, Valerie also earned the honorary Chairman’s Circle Platinum title for placing within the top 1% of all Berkshire Hathaway agents nationwide.

A Calabasas resident for over 22 years, Valerie provides a wealth of knowledge about the local area and schools, specializing in luxury proper-ties in the Calabasas/Hidden Hills/Agoura/West-lake Village/Thousand Oaks areas. Growing up in Chicago, Valerie brings a strong Midwestern work ethic to her business. Valerie’s prior work in high-level TV media sales took her to jobs from coast to coast, where she developed superior, decisive negotiating skills that translate perfectly to working in real estate.

What would you like potential clients to know about you?
I have been a licensed Realtor for over a decade and recently received the prestigious Legend Award from Berkshire Hathaway. I am in the top 1% of realtors nationwide for the company. My experience and attitude lead to results. I help my clients find their dream house and help my sellers achieve the highest prices by aiding them with staging, technology, and the best marketing, including video from one of the top L.A. commer-cial directors.

How do you give back to your community?
I have been a loyal supporter and sponsor of The Foundation for the Las Virgenes School District. Also, at Berkshire Hathaway, we have a charitable foundation to which many of us contribute a portion of all our pay-checks. Also, I am an ardent supporter and sponsor of the Calabasas football, baseball, and dance teams.

Why have you been so successful?
I think the main reasons I have been successful are my core values, my background in advertising and marketing, and my relentless work ethic. I love what I do, and it shows in results. I bring my vast knowledge, experience, and tenacity to all that I do.

RE/MAX Olson & Associates, Inc. 
Jordan Cohen

30699 Russell Ranch Rd., #100
Westlake Village
CalBRE #01103362

“My goal is to constantly expose my listings to as many qualified people as possible. “

Jordan Cohen is a seasoned real estate veteran with over 26 years of full-time experience. Jordan specializes in luxury estates in Westlake Village, Calabasas, and Hidden Hills. He worked hard to establish himself in the sports and celebrity market, having represented approximately 55 professional athletes as well as numerous actors, entertainers, and film executives all over Southern California.

Jordan is proud to be the number-one RE/MAX agent in the U.S. out of over 100,000 realtors. He is on pace for another record-breaking year, having successfully closed over $130,000,000 through September 2016. Through luxury real estate magazines, internet, videos, and social media, he is able to aggressively expose his listings globally. He is also a verified real estate influencer on Instagram with a following of nearly 100,000 (@jordancohen1).

What about your team would you like potential clients to know?
Unlike many other successful Realtors, I do not have a team or partner. This way I can show all my listings myself and focus 100% on selling real estate. My assistant and I have worked together for over 10 years. We each know our roles and together are able to successfully close over 50 transactions per year.

What do you like to do outside of work?
I love to spend time with my family. I’ve been happily married for almost 25 years and have two amazing children. I am also a passionate sports fan and love attending as many games as possible. I am fortunate to have many professional athletes as clients/friends, so I thoroughly enjoy watching them play live.

What makes you one of the best in real estate?
The aggressive and proactive way I market my listings. I promote my properties in several high-end publications as well as on social media. My goal is to constantly expose my listings to as many qualified people as possible. I was thrilled to recently be verified by Instagram, and now my social media reach is growing leaps and bounds every day.

The Agency
Emil Hartoonian

23622 Calabasas Rd., #148
CalBRE #01796925

hartoonina“At The Agency, you get an entire company of professionals working for you.”

Calabasas resident and top real estate agent Emil Hartoonian brings over 12 years of real estate industry experience to the highly rated, privately owned, boutique real estate firm The Agency. His passion for Calabasas and Hidden Hills serves him and his clients well as he assumes the role of managing partner and principal for their upcoming Calabasas office. Emil employs the company’s targeted approach by creating an individualized identity for each property, considering the lifestyle, amenities, and intangible qualities that make that ownership unique. Prior to working in real estate, Emil held managerial and executive positions within the mortgage and corporate auto-motive industries. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California and shares his life with his wife, Ellie, and their three sons.

How do clients benefit from your knowledge of the community and local culture?
As a longtime resident, I am firmly grounded in the local community, schools, and culture. I remain constantly up-to-date on the variety of properties, lifestyle, amenities, and local inventory in order to be a major source of information on all things related to real estate.

How do you give back to your community?
We helped sponsor The Event, a local fundraising charity for the Las Virgenes School District. We participate in the Calabasas Farmer’s Market and support Green Week. We also organize a day to feed the homeless at The Union Rescue Mission. The Agency pays a corporate sponsorship for each agent to be a part of Give Back Homes, in addition to helping construct homes for homeless families.

What should potential clients know about you?
At The Agency, collaboration and sharing information, ideas, practices, and accomplishments play major roles in our success. The core of our business is marketing. The Agency is driven by proprietary technology plus an in-house group of 25 employees dedicated to design, public relations, media, and branding, unlike any-thing in the industry. At The Agency, you get an entire company of professionals working for you.

Wish Sothebys International Realty 
Patte Gilbert

13501 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks
CalBRE #01144659

“It moves me every time to see the look on their faces when we’ve found “The One!””

Real Estate Agent Patte Gilbert, with Wish Sotheby’s International Realty, has had an incredibly successful 26-year career thus far. She has a broad spectrum of clients, from first-time homebuyers to CEOs and celebrities. Other agents in the community love working with her because of her ability to get the job done so that both the buyer and seller are happy and everyone can move on with their lives. Many local agents say that she prices her properties right where they should be and, therefore, tends to get many multiple offers for her sellers. When not selling homes, Patte loves to travel and is also a fundraiser and advocate for education, animal rights groups, Haven Hills, and a number of cancer foundations.

What should potential clients know about you?
I am honest to a fault! With my buyers, even if I find a house that they really like, I will of-ten say, “I think there may be something better out there for you.” I won’t sell a house just to make a sale. With my sellers, if we come to an impasse on a list price or staging their home, I’ll look at them and say, “Do you want me to tell you what you should know or what you want to hear?”

What do you feel is the most rewarding aspect of your work?
Definitely finding the perfect home for my buyers! It moves me every time to see the look on their faces when we’ve found “The One!”

Any final remarks you want to make to our readers?
Selling a house is easy; getting through escrow is challenging. When escrow opens, I like to think of myself as a conductor of an orchestra, leading my string section (mortgage broker), winds (title), percussion (inspections), etc. The music can only sound good if you lead well, and that’s what I pride myself on doing…conducting the orchestra with finesse until “the close.”

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Barbara Alpert
Missy Alpert Fitzharris

818.625.1377 : 310.801.6619
Barbara: CalBRE #01199909
Missy: CalBRE #01945879

alpert“By combining their experience, these two women deliver top-quality customer value”

When it comes to real estate, there is nothing more important to Barbara and Missy than their clients’ interests. With over 35 years of combined sales and marketing experience, Barbara and Missy are not only consistent top producers but also the #1 resident realtors in Mountain View Estates.

Barbara has lived in Calabasas and specialized in gated, luxury estate properties since 1995. Missy attended Pepperdine University and earned a degree in advertising and marketing. After graduating, she won several awards for her marketing at both MGM Studios and Mattel, the world’s largest toy company.

By combining their experience, these two women deliver top-quality customer value and develop marketing plans for their clients that are second to none. They are a true powerhouse mother-daughter team.

What areas are your specialties?
We sell what we know and we know Calabasas real estate. Barbara has lived in Mountain View Estates over 20 years and knows every floor plan and street. Chances are she’s sold your home before. She is active in the community and serves on the architectural committee for the local homeowners association. Beyond Mountain View Estates, we are deeply immersed in the Calabasas community and take pride in the experience we have in surrounding communities as well.

Why have you been so successful?
We work hard every day for our clients and we love it! There is nothing more gratifying than helping families sell their homes or find their dream home. It’s about building relationships as well as getting our clients the best deal possible. That’s why so much of our business is repeat or referrals.

What separates you from your competitors?
We pride ourselves on being great problem solvers. From contract negotiations to conflict resolution, market fluctuations, financial and legal issues, we’ve dealt with it all. Missy’s marketing experience is a true differentiator when it comes to other agents. We know how to navigate the digital landscape and social media, as well as traditional methods, to attract potential buyers.

Coldwell Banker Previews 
Kevin Cordasco

818.726.8791 310.308.9539
CalBRE #00969966

“I have been representing multimillion-dollar homes nearly all of my career”

Kevin Cordasco of Coldwell Banker is celebrating his 30th year of award-winning service in the real estate industry. Kevin, a resident of Calabasas for the last 17 years, has been active exclusively representing home sellers and buyers here in Calabasas, many times re-locating families from the Westside to Calabasas. His hands-on, one-on-one approach in a time when many agents have gone to groups or teams, sets him apart and is why past clients confidently recommend him.

He truly cares about the outcome of every transaction, which has earned him the reputation he holds. Kevin has been named numerously in the top 100 agents of Southern California and is a consistent member of the International President’s Elite and President’s Circle, the top 5% of all agents internationally.

What do you feel is the most rewarding aspect of your work?
Being one of the most recommended names in the real estate industry. Knowing that people recognize that I care about the quality of my work. The fact that my past clients now are referring me to their children and employees to purchase or sell their homes is the highest compliment one can receive.

What makes you one of the best in real estate?
From very early in my career, I immersed myself in the different estate markets of Los Angeles. I have been representing multi-million-dollar homes nearly all of my career and have been credit-ed with many notable sales. Among them  L.A.’s largest residential sale of 2006, the legendary Harold Lloyd estate.

How do you give back to the community?
My life changing event came in the form of my oldest son, Kevin A. Cordasco, who was taken by childhood cancer at 16 ½-years-old after nearly a seven-year battle. His story is well known locally and well chronicled. As the founder of the Kevin Cordasco Foundation: Something Yellow, along with my wife, Melodie, our mission is to honor and support the many heroes of childhood cancer.

Ewing & Associates 
Roger Ewing

23647 Calabasas Rd.
CalBRE #01377884

“Ewing SIR is recognized as the preeminent provider of property offerings.”

In a 40-year career in the real estate industry, Roger has held many senior executive positions for premier real estate firms in Southern California’s most prestigious markets. In 2005, Roger opened his first Ewing & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty office. Today, he oversees nearly 100 sales associates in his three offices in Calabasas, Hidden Hills, and Westlake Village. Roger is called upon as an industry expert regarding market conditions and trends in global luxury real estate. Through the Ewing & Associates International Realty Celebrity and Sports division, his company has played a pivotal role in the emergence of Calabasas as a sought-after area for high-profile individuals, including A-list celebrities and athletes. He has a daughter who works in escrow and a son who is a medical doctor at Stanford Medical Clinic.

Are there any new and exciting developments taking place in your business?
Real estate has evolved into a complex business. The skills required to guide clients through the sales process have become bewildering, and only a small proportion of agents are equipped to facilitate transactions. More transactions will be conducted by fewer well-trained agents, resulting in a higher level of professionalism in our industry.

What trends do you see for the 2017 real estate market?
Our market is transitioning from a strong seller’s market to a more balanced buyer/seller environment. Price increases have pushed affordability lower and values higher. Expect softening as interest rates rise and inventories of unsold homes increase. This mild price correction will be temporary and will help stabilize home values, allowing for a robust market as we move toward 2020.

Any final remarks you want to make to our readers?
My company has earned a reputation of leader-ship in the real estate community for marketing exceptional homes. Our network of luxury agents represents decades of experience catering to the needs of high-profile clientele. Ewing SIR is recognized as the preeminent provider of property offerings in Hidden Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Valley, Lake Sherwood, and surrounding communities.

Ewing & Associates: Sotheby’s International Realty
Tomer Fridman

23647 Calabasas Rd.
CalBRE# 01750717

“One of the most important aspects of closing a deal is anticipating what may arise in the future”

Breaking the $100 million mark for closed sales in a single year, Tomer Fridman recently ranked as one of America’s Best Real Estate Agents, an exclusive award presented by Real Trends and Wall Street Journal. Additionally, he was selected by Variety magazine as part of the exclusive Show-biz Real Estate Elite and Hollywood’s Top 25 Real Estate Agents by The Hollywood Reporter for his achievements with high-profile clientele.

Tomer specializes in residential luxury estate properties and large-scale projects throughout Los Angeles, Israel, and Eu-rope. He has been a top producer with Sotheby’s International Realty for the past nine years and is the #1 ranking agent in volume for his office. Tomer also serves as CEO and co-chairman for Israel Sotheby’s International Realty and is on the board of directors for three of the company’s major policy committees.

Why should potential clients choose you?
I provide my clients with the most vital information about the property, community, and the potential to keep their investment safe. I’m extremely hands-on throughout the transaction. One of the most important aspects of closing a deal is anticipating what may arise in the future. I remain proactive in mitigating these matters right from the start.

What separates you from your competitors?
The breadth of our business is truly international. I am the only agent in the United States who is also on steering and decision-making committees for the Sotheby’s International Realty Brand in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. This provides us with access to foreign buyers looking to purchase investments or homes in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas.

What trends do you see for the 2017 real estate market?
I anticipate that 2017 will bring an increase in comps and price-per-square-foot sales within our immediate area of Hidden Hills and Calabasas. This will be partly due to several newly constructed, high-profile properties drawing clients from outside the area. Our guard-gated enclaves, local schools, lifestyle/amenities, and proximity to the city and beaches all make our communities extremely desirable.

Dana and Jeff Luxury Homes
Ewing & Associates : Sotheby’s International Realty 
Dana Olmes
Jeff Biebuyck

23647 Calabasas Rd.
818.581.6068 : 818.486.1763
CalBRE #01383921

danajeff“Our clientele is comprised of a wide mix of influential people”

Ranking among the top 1% of agents nationwide, Dana Olmes and Jeff Biebuyck utilize their combined 40 years of real estate experience, along with the powerful network of Ewing & Associates Sotheby International Realty in Calabasas, to serve clients throughout the West San Fernando Valley, Conejo Valley, Malibu, and the Greater Los Angeles area.

The dynamic duo also actively participates in local school events, as well as national causes, such as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, Breast Cancer Awareness, and the Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue. Dana, born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, now resides in Agoura Hills with her husband, Jimmy. Jeff, a Michigan native, began his career in the Detroit automotive industry as a mechanical engineer and later enjoyed a successful music career in Los Angeles before entering the real estate industry.

What areas are your specialty?
We are luxury homes specialists at Ewing & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty in Calabasas with a particular expertise in representing residential estate properties throughout Calabasas, Hidden Hills, and the West San Fernando Valley. Our clientele is comprised of a wide mix of influential people, including corporate executives, attorneys, well-known celebrities, and entertainment industry executives.

What separates you from your competitors?
Our exceptional integrity, negotiating skills, and effective marketing strategies are a few of the many reasons our business is generated by past clients and referrals – spanning over 40 years. Dana has been selling in Calabasas and Hidden Hills for over 30 years. That, combined with Jeff’s extensive knowledge about blending technology and Internet marketing principles to expose clients’ homes to targeted buyers, locally, nationally, and globally, has resulted in the team’s ongoing success.

What do you like to do outside of work?
Dana is an avid horsewoman who now spends her days cruising the trails with her grand-daughter, Norahlynn. Jeff is an accomplished singer/songwriter, with his work being featured on TV shows and in movies. Both rescued their dogs from the Golden Retriever Res-cue and are supporters of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital community.

Keller Williams Realty
Meny Atias

23975 Park Sorrento, #110
CalBRE #01913200

meny“We keep our team on the cutting edge, training agents on recent marketing tools and strategies.”

Realtor Meny Atias was born and raised in Israel. Schooled at a Kibbutz and having experienced extensive military service, he learned to never give up, especially when facing the unknown. Arriving in the United States in 2006, Meny studied real estate investment and later joined Harma Hartouni at Keller Williams Realty in Calabasas.

Within a few years, Meny became CEO and Team Leader of the firm. He found Calabasas to be an amazing community with incredible people and a very active real estate industry. The office grew from a few agents to the biggest real estate company in the territory. They recently expanded their luxury, relocation, and entertainment divisions. Meny loves his work and interfacing daily with other agents and clients from all walks of life.

What would you like potential clients to know about your team?
Keller Williams Calabasas is one of the area’s top agencies, with over 200 active agents. With its focus on team building, the vast international Keller Williams network affords agents an opportunity to provide a full-service advisory experience to our clients. We keep our team on the cutting edge, training agents on recent marketing tools and strategies that ultimately benefit our clients.

How do you give back to your community?
As a child, I was taught that giving back is a way of life. Keller Williams Realty holds a “RED DAY” (Renew, Energize, and Donate) each year. It is an initiative dedicated to celebrating Keller Williams’ year-round commitment to improving our local communities. We also offer ongoing support to the community and local businesses, KW Cares Charity, and Calabasas Chamber.

Why have you been so successful?
We see more and more Realtors moving to Keller Williams each year. That’s a result of our international firm’s vision and leadership, starting with Gary Keller, the founder of Keller Williams, through Harma Hartouni, the owner of Keller Williams offices from Studio City to Calabasas. We possess passion, drive, and a unique camaraderie to lift each other up rather than compete.

Keller Williams Realty 
Tracy Smith
David Smith

23975 Park Sorrento, #110 Calabasas
310.804.7079 : 310.480.7523
David: CalBRE #01503210
Tracy: CalBRE # 01898036

“When clients trust you and your expertise, the business is there.”

David Smith was raised in South Carolina and started his love of real estate by working in the family’s construction company. Upon graduation from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, with a degree in business administration, he went back to work with his family developing real estate rental properties. Tracy Smith grew up in Michigan and attended Wayne State University before moving to New York and then Los Angeles to run her own business as a freelance make-up artist. David and Tracy started their own company buying, refurbishing, and selling residential properties before becoming some of the first agents to join Keller Williams in Calabasas. They now have a successful business in real estate as a powerful team with multiple talents that get results, all while raising their own family.

How do you give back to your community?
Being a member and having served as a deputy with the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce and supporting charity events such as the American Cancer Walk. Every year, our family does the Calabasas Classic Run, which has benefited families of cancer. In addition, Tracy started the Random Acts of Kindness Party, which has been a huge success in the community.

What areas are your specialties?
Marketing, market knowledge, and getting high volume of looks at a property. The more people that view a property, the more likely we are to create multiple offers. But you have to know the market, where the market is in the real estate cycle, and where it is going in order to market effectively to obtain success for your client.

Why have you been so successful?
Work ethic and building on a successful reputation have been key. When clients trust you and your expertise, the business is there. It’s vital to deliver on what is most important to your client. We work with city organizers, investors, and builders to know projects that are starting up in this area. In this competitive business, our service and marketing are a stand out.

Keller Williams Estates
Lisa Gutman

23975 Park Sorrento, #110
CalBRE # 00966153

gutman“I go above and beyond what is considered the norm in real estate.”

Over the last 29 years, Lisa Gutman has chased down runaway horses, placed celebrities into properties, and sold some of the most expensive properties in town, all in a day’s work in Hidden Hills and Calabasas. She has received nearly every top honor in her field: Platinum Club, Hall of Fame, and Lifetime Achievement Award are just a few. Lisa treats each and every client with dignity and respect, and they never feel pushed or rushed. She considers herself an area expert and always has a pulse on the community. Do you have a home that’s hard to sell? She has a buyer! Looking for a home that’s not available? She’ll find it! Lisa looks forward to helping each client with all real estate needs.

Why have you been so successful?
I take a hand-holding approach when it comes to real estate, I specialize in one client at a time. My personal touch to real estate has literally opened doors. About 80% of my business comes from repeat clients and referrals. I have dedicated almost 30 years of my life to helping people buy and sell their most coveted possessions. I understand how stressful this process can be and my goal is to make it as easy and joyful as possible. I go above and beyond what is considered the norm in real estate. I do everything possible to make the buying and selling process a wonderful experience. If you’re happy, I know and appreciate that you will refer me to your friends and family.

Why should potential clients choose you?
When you choose to work with me, you get me, not an assistant or team member. I will be with you for the entire buying/selling process, from start to close… and after!

What do you feel is the most rewarding aspect of your work?
Nothing brings me more joy than seeing my clients happy. To know that I’ve been a part of that is an incredible feeling!

The Improta Team at Keller Williams Calabasas
Jason Improta
Missy Improta

23975 Park Sorrento, #110 Calabasas
818.564.6094 : 310.597.1914
CalBRE #01265975
CalBRE #01432200

improta“We get a lot of great feedback from our clients about how much they appreciate working with a team.”

The Improta Team has been selling real estate for a combined 30 years. Missy began her career at age 23 in New York City. She was hired as the youngest agent at the prestigious Douglas Elliman and worked on Madison Avenue, focusing on Upper East Side properties. Jason joined her in 2004 after a successful career in advertising and marketing. Together, The Improta Team blends their unique combination of experience, talent, care, and professionalism to advance the goals and dreams of their clients.

Consistent top producers, The Improta Team values each and every client, and they strive to always bring their best to everything they do, whether it’s selling their clients’ homes for top dollar or assisting them in purchasing investment properties. The Improtas love what they do, and it shows!

What do your clients say about you?
We have been very fortunate to work with some incredible people. When we look back through our reviews, our clients consistently describe us as dedicated, knowledgeable, trustworthy, tenacious, nice, honest, and easy to work with. And they acknowledge how we handle complicated situations well, listen to their needs, and deliver. We also get a lot of great feed-back from our clients about how much they appreciate working with a team.

Are there any new and exciting developments taking place in your business?
What we are most excited about this year is the expansion of our team. Thanks to our business’s rapid growth, we are adding new members to our team in order to continue to provide our clients with the highest level of service from Calabasas and surrounding areas, to the Westside and Beach Cities.

What do you like to do outside of work?
We love living and working in Calabasas and being a part of this thriving community. Beyond real estate, we love to spend time with our daughter Sydney, go out with friends and family, travel, ride horses, golf, teach dance, exercise, read, play soccer, and just generally enjoy life!

Pinnacle Estate Properties, INC. 
David Watkins

24025 Park Sorrento, #110
CalBRE #01307458

“I am just as promotional with my clients’ homes as if they were my own.”

David Watkins is an accomplished real estate professional committed to providing excellent service to his clients, colleagues, and local communities He incorporates various methods that specialize in the marketing, listing, and sale of luxury estate properties. David aims to provide knowledge and sound advice in this ever-changing real estate market, so that his clients are not merely bystanders but active participants involved in the sale or purchase of their home. He has been a long-time resident of Calabasas and has raised his children here. With his knowledge of Calabasas, he can locate the perfect community and home to best fit each client’s needs. David is ambitiously implementing cutting-edge techniques and exploring new avenues of technology to make the selling and buying of real estate straightforward, secure, and more efficient.

Why should potential clients choose you?
I am very hon-est and hardworking. I put a lot of creativity into my listings, and I am very consistent with my marketing and how I present a home. I am just as promotional with my clients’ homes as if they were my own. I am absolutely passionate about Calabasas and have a competitive nature and tireless work ethic that drives me to locate, negotiate, and win for my clients.

What are the biggest obstacles your clients face today and how do you help them navigate through those challenges?
Finding the right home and community is usually the number-one challenge, but navigating through every changing escrow takes an experienced Realtor. This is why it is very important to me to pay close attention to my clients’ needs and expectations.

What makes you one of the best in real estate?
Besides my expert negotiating skills, I am extremely organized, transparent, and very responsive with my clients. Extreme attention to detail and consistency are very important factors to me. I also have a great network of connections in the Calabasas market and always stay up-to-date with the latest in real estate and technology.

Pinnacle Estate Properties, Inc. 
Brad Wiseman

24025 Park Sorrento, #110
CalBRE #00780341

 “My knowledge of the mortgage industry sets me apart from the average agent.”

Brad Wiseman, with his wife Dolly, has been serving our community since 1990. Brad is one the top-ranked real estate agents in the West San Fernando Valley and is consistent-ly among the top five in sales volume out of nearly 900 agents at his firm, Pinnacle Estate Properties. Brad has been investing in real estate since 1977, holds an NMLS mortgage endorsement, and has been a licensed real estate broker since 1983. Brad sells luxury real estate in our community, is the director of Pinnacle’s commercial division, and is a managing partner at Pinnacle’s Calabasas office. Brad also represents clients with their commercial real estate in-vestments across the U.S. With Brad’s vast experience and expertise, there is little wonder why Brad has already sold $50,000,000+ in real estate this year.

What are the biggest obstacles your clients face today and how do you help them navigate through those challenges?
After the mortgage meltdown, we saw tightening in a consumer’s ability to get a mortgage. Even the most qualified buyers are having challenges getting a loan. I have owned and operated a successful mortgage company since 2000 and currently hold an NMLS mortgage license endorsement. My knowledge of the mortgage industry sets me apart from the average agent and gives my clients the advantage of my expertise in the mortgage field.

What makes you one of the best in real estate?
My commitment to my field and my clients makes me consistently one of the best in real estate. I am a managing partner at our Calabasas office, and I am consistently in the top five in sales in my firm of nearly 900 agents companywide.

What should potential clients know about you?
Potential clients should feel confident that they are in the best hands possible in their real estate transaction. They will know that I have their best interests at the fore-front of everything I do on their behalf and that I will be with them every step of the way.

Crescent Realty 
Yana Galuz
Alex Galuz

23271 Ventura Blvd.
Woodland Hills
CalBRE #01484649

“We truly believe that when one is selling in Calabasas or Hidden Hills, one is selling a lifestyle.”

Yana and Alex Galuz are a husband and wife team specializing in luxury homes and estates in Hidden Hills and Calabasas. As residents of Hidden Hills, they have in-depth knowledge of market trends unique to their community. Alex is also able to provide his clients with a broad view of the real estate market as a whole, having lived and worked in a diverse range of neighborhoods, including Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Silverlake, Echo Park, and Downtown L.A. With nearly 20 years in commercial real estate, Alex brings a unique perspective to a frequently emotion-driven real estate trans-action, while Yana’s background in architecture and design allows for a fresh way of showcasing and marketing properties. Their love and appreciation for their community helps them lend a personal touch and caring approach to each client and transaction.

Why have you been so successful?
Our focus is always driven by our clients’ needs. With each trans-action, we seek to hon-or the most effective way we can serve our clients to facilitate the best possible outcome while maintaining the highest level of service with trust and integrity.

Why should potential clients choose you?
When clients select to work with us, they can expect a team that will provide both a male and female perspective. We marry our knowledge of the local real estate market with innovative marketing strategies and passion for the community. We truly believe that when one is selling in Calabasas or Hidden Hills, one is selling a lifestyle.

How do clients benefit from your knowledge of the community and local culture?
We are practically Los Angeles natives. When we moved from Beverly Hills to Hidden Hills eight years ago, we immersed ourselves in the Calabasas/Hidden Hills community. We understand firsthand the mindset of buyers who are relocating to this area. Our two daughters attend local schools, take tennis and horseback riding lessons, and go to local summer camps. The family also participates in community events. We utilize all our experience to provide a great relocation resource.

Rodeo Realty 
Lisa & Scott Sorrentino

23901 Calabasas Rd., #1050
12345 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City
818.355.4751 : 818.355.4750
CalBRE #00974656
CalBRE #00979692

“Best known as the real estate “Concierge” for a number of prestigious communities”

Lisa & Scott Sorrentino, husband and wife team since 1987, are long-standing icons in the industry, serving as Real Estate Concierge to extensive clientele throughout Los Angeles. Establishing themselves in Calabasas 30 years ago, raising their family, and negotiating a myriad of transactions, they received the “Legend Award” for their success in and around surrounding gated communities, including The Oaks of Calabasas, where they lived for many years. Lisa held an instrumental role prior to construction of The Oaks Community Center, serving on a committee as liaison between New Millennium Homes and fellow residents, achieving the design and lifestyle exemplified today. Lisa & Scott specialize in Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Bell Canyon, Toluca Lake, Studio City, Woodland Hills, Beverly Hills, and Newport Beach, a niche vacation home market in which they are experts.

What distinguishes you from other Realtors in the area?
Best known as the Real Estate Concierge for a number of upscale communities, our virtual rolodex of trusted referrals for any given category is priceless to our clients and business relationships, earning their trust. Through brick and mortar, online, and social media networking, excellence is both lasting and spontaneous. We are a part of the elite group of Rodeo Realty’s Luxury Estates Division and use their brand to market our estate properties and represent our buyers – not just locally but internationally.

What’s your true real estate specialty?
We are masters with contracts and negotiations, whether representing sellers to achieve top dollar or buyers to get the best value. Our knowledge comes from decades of experience rep-resenting high-end developers and entrepreneurs, investors, speculative builders, residents of our communities, and prominent names in entertainment and sports, with the strictest of confidentiality and care.

What’s the most important advice you have for buyers and sellers?
Hire Team Sorrentino. We are diligent in employing both traditional and alternative real estate strategies. Treating our clients with the utmost respect and professional standards is what you deserve and receive with Lisa & Scott Sorrentino.

Agents of LA
Paige Gordon

32129 Lindero Cyn., #105
Westlake Village
CalBRE #01908944

gordon“I pride myself on being honest, trustworthy, and knowledgeable in the real estate market.”

Agents of LA luxury real estate agent and manager Paige Gordon doesn’t need to boast about his achievements. His clients and 20 years in the industry speak volumes for him. Clients repeatedly note how Paige goes above and beyond their expectations, responds quickly to all their questions, and paves a smooth path to home ownership. They also say he’s a great negotiator. Growing up in Westlake Village and living all over the San Fernando Valley and Ventura County, Paige possesses extensive knowledge of the area.

He is committed to helping buyers and sellers understand every step of the process and remains on top of the constantly evolving real estate market. His firm specializes in both residential and commercial real estate, which gives Paige an even broader perspective in matching the ideal property and client.

What makes you one of the best in real estate?
I put my clients first and everything else second. Nothing is more exciting to me than the gratifying feeling I get from helping people meet their real estate needs. You can count on me to always do what’s in a client’s best interest. I pride myself on being honest, trustworthy, and knowledgeable in the real estate market. What helps separate us from our competition is that we own the media company many agents use to market listings. I don’t sell homes; I sell a lifestyle.

What are the biggest obstacles your clients face today and how do you help them navigate through those challenges?
Most people have never been in a transaction like this before and, with so many papers and deadlines, they need someone who can guide them through the process. My biggest reward is watching buyers get the keys to their new home, knowing I helped them achieve their goal.

Are there any new and exciting developments taking place in your business?
We just opened up a brand new office on The Landing in Westlake Village. We will also be opening three new locations soon.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 
Patti Mardell

23586 Calabasas Rd., #105
CalBRE #01944829

“I thoughtfully guide my clients through every step of the process.”

Patti received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and her Master of Accounting degrees from the University of Southern California in 2011. Her exceptional accounting skills and wealth of knowledge in economics, real estate market analysis, and research led to positions in the area of real estate investing. In this role, she was instrumental in facilitating the purchase, rehab, and sale of many profitable investment properties.

After receiving her real estate license, Patti also achieved a Master Certified Negotiation Expert Certification – an acclaim bestowed to less than 1,600 agents throughout the country. Patti joined Coldwell Banker based on the company’s esteemed reputation and enjoys helping her clients with her superior negotiating skills. Patti is also a Calabasas City commissioner and serves as treasurer/board member for the Calabasas Park HOA.

Why should potential clients choose you?
Pricing a property just right means you have to be very analytical in knowing and under-standing the comps. Real estate, however, is not only about number crunching and market research; there is a human side to real estate. A home is one of the biggest assets a person will sell or buy in their lifetime. In the luxury real estate, market you are not only dealing directly with your client but often times with their lawyers, CPAs, and business managers. All of my combined skills result in successful sales.

What’s the most rewarding aspect of your career?
I truly understand that a home sale or purchase is not a small undertaking both financially and emotionally. I thoughtfully guide my clients through every step of the process. After successful negotiations, it is rewarding to call my clients with the news: “We recorded today” or “They accepted our offer.” The tears of joy are priceless.

What do you like to do outside of work?
I am a wife and mother of three wonderful children and our loving beagle, Walter. I am a marathon runner. I support nonprofit charitable organizations ranging from animal welfare to cancer research.