LEADING THE DISCUSSIONS AND DEBATES


Tami Pardee

Pardee Properties is the Westside real estate market leader. Tami Pardee and her team have
sold over $2 billion in residential and commercial properties to date. She is ranked as the #17
agent in the United States by Real Trends/Wall Street Journal, and is quoted throughout the
country as a leading expert in the real estate industry.

For Tami, however, success and recognition are only part of the picture. Of equal personal and professional importance to Tami is her mission to give back to the community. It’s a goal that has always been part of her life: After receiving her undergraduate degree from Boston
University and her MBA from Loyola Marymount University, Tami helped create over 500
critically needed affordable housing units. She then founded the business to best help people
realize their dreams and neighborhoods thrive, creating Pardee Properties in 2005.

Today Pardee Properties is a true powerhouse on the Los Angeles real estate market. With over 55 employees and offices in Santa Monica, Mar Vista/Culver City and Venice, Pardee Properties is not only able to offer the absolute best opportunities and results to clients, but they are also able to share that success with others through their firm’s Life-Changer program.

“Daily, on the streets around us, we see this commitment transforming lives,” says Tami, who
has lived in West L.A. for over 20 years and now raises her four children with her husband in the community. “Everything from elevating a homeless individual by providing crucial services, to supporting constructive recreational spaces for youth. From assisting needy schools to
protecting Santa Monica Bay. Life-Changer is our passion for opening doors and lifting hearts,
one life at a time.”

The program directs 10% net proceeds of each sale to local charities. To date, Life-Changer has donated over $770,000, primarily in Westside neighborhoods.

“For many people, purchasing or selling their home is the most important decision of their life –both monetarily and personally,” she says. “That’s why we strive – on a very fundamental level
– to put our hearts into homes.”

Rayni Williams

A top grossing agent at Hilton & Hyland and across the nation, Rayni Romito Williams has been involved in more than $1 billion in real estate transactions throughout her career and has established herself a remarkable record. Her knowledge of local market trends and luxury property inventory paired with an energetic and confident disposition has allowed her to quickly rise to become one of the top ranking agents in the country.

Specializing in Los Angeles’ most luxurious real estate, Rayni is viewed as an honest and passionate professional with an unwavering desire to see her client’s real estate dreams come to fruition. Rayni excels in branding and marketing luxury homes and is a natural at what she does. In fact, clients find her personality, intellect, and style are together the perfect combination. She is an active member of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and has a true love of architecture and style of all kinds.

Tom Ferry

Tom Ferry is the #1 ranked Real Estate Educator by Swanepoel Power 200 and the best-selling author of “Life! By Design” and “Mindset, Model and Marketing!”

As Founder and CEO of Tom Ferry International, the real estate industry’s leading estate coaching and training company, Tom’s ever-growing influence impacts professionals through rigorous accountability coaching, the popular #TomFerryShow delivering free, fresh and relevant real estate tips weekly, highly engaging training events, two best-selling books, and as a noted keynote speaker.

Tom has more than 30,000 hours of coaching experience and works daily to help agents and brokers grow a prosperous business while simultaneously balancing — and loving — their personal lives.

He is also a highly sought-after and renowned speaker whose charisma and personality have captivated audiences around the world. Tom’s love and passion for life is fueled by a commitment to discipline and holding professionals accountable to fulfill their greatness.

Peter Kim

Peter Kim is a Professor of Management and Organization at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and the Chair of the Academy of Management’s Conflict Management Division. He is a widely published expert on negotiation whose research has received ten national/international awards and been featured by numerous media outlets, including the New York Times, Washington Post, and National Public Radio. He has taught courses on negotiation at the MBA and Executive Levels for over 20 years, not only at USC but also at Washington University in St. Louis and Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management (for which he won a teaching award). He is also a highly sought-after speaker who has given talks throughout the world, both at top business schools (including Harvard, Stanford, INSEAD, Chicago, and Wharton) and for a wide range of industries (including real estate, banking, journalism, private equity, technology, and health care).

Joe Lurie

Joe Lurie is Executive Director Emeritus of the University of California Berkeley's International House, a dynamic multi-national residential program center serving the campus, local community, and 1,000 residents from 75 plus countries annually.  Its mission is to foster intercultural respect and understanding for the promotion of a more peaceful world.   

He served in this role for two decades and subsequently has been an active teacher and intercultural trainer at UC Berkeley and consultant on cross-cultural communications. Clients in the U.S. and around the world include: Google, Google.org; Chevron; American Express; The Peace Corps; The Institute of International Education; Upwardly Global; Street Smart Brazil;  The World Affairs Council of Northern California; The University of Colorado; Cal Discoveries Travel; and Tsinghua University in Beijing, among others.

A former Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya, Joe directed programs in France, Kenya, and Ghana for the School for International Training, and served as Vice-President for AFS Intercultural Programs in the U.S. and National Study Abroad Chair for NAFSA: Association of International Educators. His writings have appeared in Harper’s Magazine, U.S. News & World Report and were highlighted on National Public Radio. He is co-author of Close Encounters of A Cross-Cultural Kind

He was featured in a PBS documentary broadcast across the U.S. and in China, and has been interviewed by The Travel Channel.  Joe holds an advanced degree and diploma in African Studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and an M.A. in English from McGill University in Montreal.   

Gary Gold

Gary Gold is a marquee name in Los Angeles luxury real estate and one its most successful technology marketers.  He's an internationally recognized marketing and luxury real estate expert in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood and the Sunset Strip.  Gary is further distinguished by the rare ability to secure high net worth, qualified buyers from internet leads.  This success, year after year, continues to produce a steady stream of buyers from not only the Los Angeles area, but throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia.

Gary has sold thousands of estates and luxury properties over the course of his career.   A sought after expert, Gary has been cited for publications and broadcasts that include Access HollywoodCBS Evening NewsWall Street Journal & Barron's. Gary currently stars on HGTV's Selling Los Angeles.

Gary Gold began his career in real estate over 25 years ago and has been a top producer and the Executive Vice President with Hilton & Hyland since its inception.

Diane Ramirez

A greatly respected and passionate leader, Diane M. Ramirez is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Halstead Real Estate. Under her thoughtful and careful leadership, Mrs. Ramirez has strategically grown the firm from its original goal of three storefront offices in the most important communities in Manhattan to its current size of nearly three dozen strategically located offices with 1,300 agents throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Riverdale, the Hamptons, Hudson Valley, New Jersey and Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Licensed in New York, Connecticut and Florida, Mrs. Ramirez has been an active real estate executive and broker for more than three decades. She started her career in Palm Beach, Florida where she worked as an agent for a number of years before returning to her hometown - New York City - where she quickly became a top real estate broker. She and Clark Halstead together founded Halstead in the Fall of 1984. Their vision for the company was a high-end firm that utilized advanced technology combined with old fashioned elegance that covered all segments of the market and was located in the communities that they serviced. Due to their vision, Halstead became the first big firm to utilize storefront offices in Manhattan as well as the first to be on the West Side and in Downtown. They worked closely together growing the firm organically and were purchased by Terra Holdings in 2001, who helped grow the firm to the size it is today.

Mrs. Ramirez was appointed by the Governor to the Department of State Real Estate Board in 2010 and is still an active member. She is also a member of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), where she currently serves on the Board of Governors, their Executive Advisory Board and as Co-Chairman of their Board of Directors of the Residential Division. Diane was an early supporter of REBNY and has played an integral role on many of the committees including Ethics, Education and Admissions. In addition, she is an accredited continuing education teacher for the State.

An active member of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) for more than 20 years, Mrs. Ramirez serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors along with other top real estate executives from all over the world. LeadingRE is a selective global community of over 550 independent real estate firms and 128,000 associates producing over one million transactions valued at $351 billion annually.

Over the course of her career, Mrs. Ramirez has been consistently recognized for her dedication, guidance, passion, commitment and enthusiasm to real estate. Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® presented Mrs. Ramirez with their prestigious Leadership Award, which honors a member broker for outstanding leadership achievements. Mrs. Ramirez was also the honored recipient of the Henry Forster award, an annual REBNY award presented to a real estate professional with an outstanding record of achievement and conduct both within the industry and the community. Additionally, she was named the '2016 Real Estate Person of the Year' by the Institute of Real Estate Management, an award recognizing outstanding achievements within the real estate industry. Mrs. Ramirez is routinely ranked by the New York Observer as one of the 100 Most Powerful People in New York Real Estate.

Mrs. Ramirez is involved in philanthropy both in and out of the real estate community. REBNY recognized her community service by presenting her with the Kenneth R. Gerrety Humanitarian Award, an award that honors REBNY members' outstanding service to the community. In addition, she has been presented with the New York Moves 'Power Women' honor, the City & State 'CSR Responsible 100' and the OTTY 'Eastsider of the Year' Award, each of which acknowledge outstanding involvement in the community. Mrs. Ramirez was also honored by the Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter with the Celine Marcus Community Service Award. She and her husband, Sam Ramirez, are long-standing supporters of the Valerie Fund in New Jersey (an organization which helps children with cancer), and were honored at their annual Thanksgiving Gala for their outstanding involvement and dedication to the charity.

Mrs. Ramirez resides in Manhattan with her husband, Sam Ramirez, who is the founder and CEO of the investment banking firm, Samuel A. Ramirez & Co., Inc. Their son, his wife and their three children also dwell in Manhattan; and, their daughter resides in Connecticut with her husband and two children.

Joyce Rey

With more than USD 4 billion in career sales, Joyce Rey is one of the most respected names in luxury real estate worldwide. At the helm of an award-winning team, her name has consistently appeared on “best of” lists for both her real estate production and her personal and professional influence. Recent accolades include “The Los Angeles 500 Most Influential People” (L.A. Business Journal), “Top 20 Luxury Brokers in L.A. County” by (The Real Deal Los Angeles)
and “Top 10 Real Estate Power Players” (Haute Living). Additionally, Joyce remains passionately dedicated to philanthropic projects including UNICEF, Blue Ribbon, and the Public Library Foundation.

Stephen Shapiro

Stephen has been a top producing broker and a leader in the Los Angeles community for decades.  After graduating from Temple University in Philadelphia in 1969 he moved to Los Angleles.  He entered the real estate business in 1975 specializing in high-end leasing, gradually moved to selling and became partner in the Beverly Hills agency, Stan Herman and Associates, which became Stan Herman Stephen Shapiro and Associates in the 1980's.  Stephen opened Westside Estate Agency in 1999 with partner Kurt Rappaport specializing in High Net Worth sales.  The company annually participates in a dramatically disproportionate share of the $15m+ market.  The company's average sale in 2015 was over $9m. Westside Estate Agency represents leaders of industry, entertainment and technology and do so with exemplary service and discretion. The company has offices in Beverly Hills, Malibu and Miami.

Sally Forster Jones

Sally’s professional progression over the past forty plus years has resulted in her becoming one of the top real estate brokers in Southern California and beyond. As of 2018, Sally is the Executive Director of Luxury Estates at Compass, the leading luxury real estate tech platform, at their Beverly Hills offices. Before Compass, Sally was President of Luxury Estates for Pacific Union International. In 2015 she was ranked the #9 team nationally of all brokers in all companies by WSJ Real Trends for total sales volume. Sally closed $356,000,000+ in total sales in 2017 alone and she is constantly setting the bar for Los Angeles real estate. She has closed approximately $5 billion in total sales over her entire career. Sally draws on years of real estate experience and a genuine passion for the business. Her extensive industry knowledge ranges from residential sales, luxury and architecturally significant properties, new developments, multi-family and commercial transactions.

Sally frequently sets new real estate records. In 2014 she made Beverly Hills real estate history with the sale of 1181 Hillcrest to her client Markus Persson, Swedish billionaire and creator of Minecraft, for $70 million – the most expensive sale ever in Beverly Hills. In 2015 she set a new record in Cheviot Hills, closing the highest recorded sale price ever in the neighborhood for $5,875,000. In addition, she has represented a variety of unique and trophy properties including the Spelling Manor which was, at the time, the highest priced residential property listed for sale at $150,000,000.

Sally is an expert in the luxury real estate market in Los Angeles and internationally. She has spoken on local and international panels and has been quoted in prestigious publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg, CNN, and Forbes. She has also appeared on programs for CNBC, NBCLA, and others, and was interviewed live for CNN Money.

Sally has enlisted a team of experts to assist in the entire process of getting a home sold. In addition to the entire Compass organization, she employs real estate experts, marketing professionals, interior designers and agents to facilitate in the sales, escrow and marketing of each property.

Creative and outstanding marketing is one of Sally’s hallmarks. She works with each client to create a marketing plan tailored specifically for the individual property that targets local, national, and international buyers, business and financial managers, and brokers. She utilizes innovative technology to enhance each listing in print publications, and multiple real estate websites, to reach audiences quickly across the globe.

Laura Brady

As the president of international luxury real estate auction firm Concierge Auctions, Laura Brady is responsible for leading the company and it’s aggressive growth. In only eight years, she drove the firm to a billion dollars in sales and placement on Inc. Magazine’s list of the fastest-growing companies in America. Laura’s knowledge of high-net-worth clientele and her insight into the luxury real estate market have led her to be profiled by CNBC Money, Bloomberg, the Today Show, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, among others. She has been named “One of the 100 most influential people in real estate” by Inman News for the past three years.

While Laura has a keen eye for branding and design, she is also a numbers wiz. These dueling traits led the Neiman Marcus Group to select her as a top corporate recruit from the University of Texas at Austin when she was only 20 years old. But inevitably, a lifelong love of real estate drew her in. After a quick stint of rising to be one of the top-selling luxury agents in the country, Laura was one of few who foresaw the pending market decline and wasn’t afraid to take action. She founded Concierge Auctions and has been revolutionizing the industry since. Other credentials include being a wife and mother to three daughters.

Jennifer Berman

Jennifer is a recognized expert in real estate technical systems and is a proven manager, coach, and national speaker.

Jennifer has earned a reputation as one of real estate’s first technology speakers and consultants. In that role, she has helped brokers, managers, and agents with a variety of business-building techniques. These include such critical factors as marketing strategies, personal branding, time management and social media effectiveness. Jennifer has had the rare privilege to personally coach and consult the top agents and teams throughout North America for 15 years.

Jennifer is E-Pro certified, and first gained notoriety as a real estate systems expert while product manager and senior system consultant at Top Producer Systems, a real estate technology firm that became a public company with Realtor.com.

Aaron Kirman

Aaron Kirman, President of the International Estates Division of Pacific Union International is one of the leading real estate agents in the USA and has repeatedly been named Top Agent in Los Angeles. He has an extensive client base featuring those who seek the luxury lifestyle including heads of industry, celebrities, royalty, major lending institutions and foreign investors.

As a prominent figure in the luxury real estate market, Aaron has received International acclaim from the Architectural and Estate communities and represents some of the most exclusive residences across the globe including: Frank Lloyd Wrights Ennis House, Richard Neutras Kaufmann Residence, Frank Gehrys Schnabel House , Lions Gate by Paul Williams and the only Oscar Niemeyer in North America.

Aaron’s vast knowledge and expertise in selling exclusive properties has helped him to procure some of the highest prices in Beverly Hills, Hollywood Hills, Beverly Hills PO and Malibu. His most recent price record in Hollywood set the bar at $4,722 price per sq foot, representing both the seller and buyer on Case Study 21.

Aaron attributes his success to his vast marketing and advertising strategies, partners, market knowledge, exclusive contact base and true love of luxury sales. He is sought by many developers to sell multi-unit projects including a private island in the Pacific, Turks and Caicos, and the W Hotels. Many developers, architects and designers contact Aaron prior to construction and completion of their projects to take advantage of his long track record of success to insure the design, architecture and plan would appeal to the right high end buyers.

Aaron is often featured in various media outlets including CNBC, The New York Times, CNN The Los Angeles Times, Variety, the London Times, E Entertainment and CBS. Media sources often call for information and quotes as he is a go to source for current real estate insight.

Chase Nuttall

Having been named after famed restaurant “Chasen’s” in Beverly Hills, it was only fitting that Chasen (aka Chase) focus his career here at Nest Seekers BH. Chase knew at an early age that real estate was his passion. Having a father who designs and builds luxury yachts, Chase inherited an eye for craftsmanship and architecture. Obtaining his yacht salesman’s license at the age of 18 and his real estate license at 19, only confirms that luxury sales is his niche.

Raised in Southern California, Chase acquired an intimate understanding of each distinct residential district in the area and uses his knowledge to find the perfect match for his clients. While Chase is a strong negotiator and advocate for his clients, he is just as much a compassionate, friendly and humorous partner who eases a process that can often be quite stressful. Chase’s strong suit is his ability to obtain his client’s trust and their best interests and satisfaction are his priority.

Chase is the epitome of the “Millennial” generation and uses his tech savvy, multi-tasking abilities to network around the world electronically on behalf of his clients. Having started an Instagram page of luxury real estate entitled “@ModernProperty” which gained over 20,000 followers in just the first year, is an example of his global-level marketing strategy using social media to create worldwide exposure. Showcasing properties in the best light possible comes naturally from Chase’s professional eye as a photographer/videographer and film editor. Whether you are looking for a rental, investment property, permanent family home or maximum exposure to get a property sold, Chase is the best choice.

Anna Riley

For more than 15 years, Windermere broker Anna Riley has been a recognized expert in luxury real estate in the greater Seattle area. During this time she has sold over one billion in sales volume and developed a reputation with both her clients and colleagues as a keen negotiator, mentor, marketing expert, and advocate. Anna’s in-depth market expertise and passion for real estate have made her a frequent contributor to news stories about the housing market, waterfront living, and international real estate sales. Deeply connected to her community, Anna believes nothing is more rewarding than helping her valued clients find the perfect home for the next chapter in their lives.

Dustin Luther

A growth marketer with a knack for creating high-impact campaigns, Dustin Luther first made his mark in the real estate space when he started one of the first popular real estate blogs, Rain City Guide. A natural educator, he’s been an executive and consultant for many of the top brands in real estate and spoken at hundreds of events on how to drive traffic, leads and sales through content and social media campaigns. Mixing both PR and content marketing, his recent focus has been on working with executives, startup founders and luxury brokers to create thought leadership campaigns on their behalf that will earn them speaking opportunities, industry awards, and interviews with relevant journalists.

Paul Benson

Paul Benson has been consistently ranked as a top producing agent both locally and internationally since 2005. Named #1 agent by the Park City Board of REALTORS® for the last seven years. Named #1 agent world-wide for all of Engel & Völkers Network in 2017. WSJ recently ranked him as 45th of 250 agents on the Top Sales by Volume list.

Paul has established a solid reputation and track record representing luxury real estate buyers, sellers and developers from across the globe. As a seasoned sales, business development and marketing executive with 20 years of experience in the luxury market, Paul has successfully negotiated the sales of multi-million dollar properties including the 2011 purchase of 5,000 acres at The Canyons® Ski Resort and the marketing of a 1,400 acre large density Bahamian island project.

With one of the largest international marketing budgets of any broker, Paul's luxury listings have graced the cover and pages of regional and international magazines and publications such as the Robb Report, Variety, DuPont Registry, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, to name a few. Paul also hosts a number of annual events for high net worth clients, including Sundance Film Festival, American Century Golf Tournament in Lake Tahoe, and the 2016 Pebble Beach Golf Tournament, creating even more exposure for his business. Paul and his team currently have over 80 luxury home and land listings with over a half billion in dollar volume. The Benson team has successfully sold over $2,000,000,000 in volume, closing over 1000 transactions in the past ten years.

Respected as an expert in the luxury real estate market and with a global network, Paul is uniquely positioned to connect extraordinary people with extraordinary lifestyles. Paul is the license partner and owner of 21 Engel & Völkers shops located in Utah, California, and Nevada. These locations were strategically picked as a feeder market for Park City, which gives Paul a unique marketing edge.

Paul’s offices are in Park City, UT | Park City Mountain Resort, UT | Deer Valley, UT | San Francisco, CA | Newport Beach, CA | Long Beach, CA | Belmont Shore, CA | Beverly Hills, CA | Laguna Beach, CA | St George, UT | Truckee, CA | Truckee Donner, CA | Sausalito, CA | Sonoma County, CA | Santa Barbara, CA | South Beach, CA | Lake Tahoe, NV | Wasatch County, UT | Eden, UT | Incline Village, NV | Santa Ynez, CA.

Tracy McLaughlin

Tracy McLaughlin has been Marin County’s single top producing agent every single year since 2005. She was ranked the number 51 Individual Agent By Sales Volume 2018 in the country by REAL Trends /The Wall Street Journal and was ranked number 8, with $155.1 million in sales, by the Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco’s 2018 Leading 100 rankings, which honors the top-producing Bay Area real estate professionals and teams based on 2017 sales volume. She was also selected by Inman News as a 2018 Inman Innovator Finalist. A lifelong resident of Marin, Tracy’s acute understanding of the local market, coupled with her unsurpassed knowledge of the region, has made her the broker of choice for luxury home buyers and sellers in Marin County. To date, Tracy has sold over $1 billion worth of residential real estate.

Pamela Liebman

Pamela Liebman is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Corcoran Group, the country’s premier residential real estate firm.  Under Pamela’s dynamic leadership, Corcoran is the leading, most successful brokerage firm in each of the markets it serves, New York, the Hamptons and South Florida, and has achieved sales of over $21 billion annually.

Pamela began her career as a Corcoran agent.  She was quickly identified as a natural leader with an innate ability for attracting and developing talent and a sharp analytical mind with a strategic approach to growing the real estate business.  Her ability to anticipate market trends and develop strategies to swiftly capitalize on market opportunities led to her appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Corcoran Group in 2000.

Pamela accelerated the firm’s growth by expanding into key East Coast markets with acquisitions of top tier brokerage firms in the South Florida and Hamptons markets and with the purchase of Citi Habitats, New York City’s largest rental brokerage firm.  Under Pamela’s direction, she founded Corcoran Group Marketing, New York’s leading new development marketing firm which subsequently acquired The Sunshine Group, the nation's leading marketing agency for luxury condominium projects, to create Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group.  Furthering the reach of Corcoran on an international level, Pamela established a Corcoran global presence through a strategic alliance with Monaco-based international luxury real estate firm, John Taylor.

 

Pamela successfully negotiated the partnership with Related Companies and Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group to lead the marketing and sales of Related Companies Hudson Yards residential collection, part of the largest, most prestigious new real estate development project in the history of the United States.  Liebman’s significant involvement in the new development business has contributed to Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group currently having the largest pipeline of residential new development properties in the country.

The driving force in creating the firm’s leadership position, Pamela is committed to sustaining Corcoran’s continued growth through innovative marketing platforms that satisfy buyer needs as they search, sell and purchase a home and for providing Corcoran agents a comprehensive cutting-edge technology platform of advanced sales data, research, market intelligence and reporting tools to support their efforts and continued success.

Named one of the Top 50 Most Powerful Women in New York by Crain’s New York Business for the past seven years, Pamela is recognized both nationally and internationally as a leading real estate expert and is frequently tapped by leading domestic and global news organizations for her unique perspective and market expertise.   She is a frequent speaker and panelist at various business and philanthropic conferences and events.

Born in in New York City and educated at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and the European Business School in London, Pamela is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, the Partnership for New York City, Women’s Forum of New York and the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) where she serves on numerous panels and committees, including REBNY’s Executive Committee and its Board of Governors.

A long-term supporter of charitable and humanitarian organizations, Pamela is a member of the American Cancer Society’s CEOs Against Cancer and a founding board member of the Wipe Out Leukemia Forever Foundation.  She serves on the board of the USS Intrepid Foundation and is a supporter of the BASF Inner City Scholarship Fund.

Pamela is married to Dr. Michael Krouse and is the mother of two daughters.

Dea Lawrence

In October 2015, Variety hired Dea Lawrence as CMO. She oversees creation of sales programs, brand marketing, creative, communications & PR, events, content studio, and video. She has 20 years experience running sales & marketing teams and has lead media and ad tech software sales teams at PointRoll, AT&T, TubeMogul, and Silicon Valley start-ups. She built Variety’s digital business from 2001 – 2007. Her background includes ad serving, mobile, data, programmatic video, dynamic creative, addressable media, software platforms, custom content, and app marketing.

Craig Hogan

Real Estate Junkie. Auto Enthusiast. Animal Lover. Socializer. Oenophile.

As Vice President of Luxury for Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, Craig is responsible for the development and oversight of all Luxury Marketing Plans. He has the lead role in the development of the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury program, media presence, public relations, advertising, events, digital, and social media strategy as the brand continues to grow our luxury programs.

A real estate professional since 1996, Craig has extensive industry knowledge and experience. In his role, he uses his expertise to develop and enhance Coldwell Banker’s Global Luxury division and works with Coldwell Banker’s top-producing agents to provide them with the resources and connections they need to succeed in the luxury market.

Spyro Kemble

Recognized as an industry innovator and thought leader in the world of real estate, Spyro Kemble has earned a reputation for excellence. Having cultivated a network of prestigious alliances with some of the most in-demand organizations, brands, and influencers across the globe, Spyro’s tenure and insight have proven to be invaluable both personally and professionally. As a trusted advisor for both peers and clientele, Spyro’s commitment to upholding the gold standard in all he does is relentless. His unwavering dedication has allowed him to flourish throughout the ebbs and flows in real estate, having closed nearly half a billion dollars in sales in his career which has spanned more than 30 years. Today, he enjoys being able to mentor future generations and serve on distinguished advisory boards such as the Newport Beach Association of Realtors and the Orange County Sherriff Department’s Advisory Council. Additionally, Spyro shares his expertise with real estate professionals across the nation as a featured speaker at industry driven conferences like the C.A.R. Expo, and as a Contributing Writer to Inman.com.

With a passion for life and a keen eye that appreciates the finer things, his energy, quick wit and relatability have created a platform for him in the public eye, through the Bravo TV show “Real Estate Wars”. His most recent media endeavor includes the release of his first book entitled Reality Check: Lessons Learned, Candor and Consequence. Married to the love of his life Tracy, and residing in Newport Beach with their beloved Samoyeds “Apollo” and “Habibi”, Spyro enjoys living and working in beautiful, coastal Orange County, California. Together, Tracy and Spyro are active philanthropists for the W.I.N Foundation, a non-profit organization which seeks to provide assistance to abused women while fostering self-esteem recovery. Spyro currently serves as a Board Member for the W.I.N. Foundation in addition to his work with the Maryam Parman Foundation for Injured Children, Inc.

Nicole Pollard

Nicole Pollard Bayme is Los Angeles based celebrity fashion stylist and entrepreneur. As the founder and CEO of LALALUXE, Ms. Pollard Bayme and her team of top stylists create signature looks for some of the most influential people in the world. LALALUXE shops from the front row of fashion week and offers personal styling, luxury sourcing of the unobtainable such as Hermes bags or collectible timepieces, and tailor made shopping expeditions where the sky is the limit.

Michael Dreyfus

Valerie Alexander

Valerie Alexander is a renowned expert on happiness and inclusion. She is the founder and CEO of Goalkeeper, a tech company building micro-social platforms to amplify happiness, whose first product is Super Happy Couples. Valerie is the author of the Amazon #1 seller, Happiness as a Second Language and a nationally recognized speaker on the topics of personal happiness, happiness in the workplace, and the advancement of women. Prior to her current work, Valerie was a securities lawyer, an investment banker, a V.P. of Business Development for two companies, and a screenwriter and film director. She can be found at SpeakHappiness.com and invites everyone to watch her TED talk, Why We Must Train Our Brains to Expect the Unexpected.

David Friedman

Serving as the foundation and springboard for launching WealthQuotient, Mr. Friedman was most recently the co-founder and former president of Wealth-X, the world's first and only global wealth data and intelligence platform serving the top global brands in luxury, financial services and non-profit organizations. Mr. Friedman and his co-founder Mykolas Rambus successfully sold a majority share of Wealth-X to Insight Venture Partners, an $8B private equity fund based in New York City.

Mr. Friedman is also the Co-Founder of LifeChain, a technology and Multi-Family Office platform that is revolutionizing the way families of substantial wealth understand and monitor their risk across their total Life Balance Sheet.

As the Co-Founder of Wealth-X, Mr. Friedman has emerged as one of the world’s leading experts on the global ultra affluent market and his opinions on a broad range of topics involving the ultra-wealthy have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, The Guardian, Investment News, CNBC and The Telegraph and he has had frequent appearances on various news programs including the BBC, FOX, CNN and Bloomberg.

Prior to co-founding Wealth-X, Mr. Friedman spent several years as Managing Director at CB Richard Ellis advising global Fortune 500 companies on their location strategies as well as sovereign wealth funds in the Middle East, Asia and Latin America on real estate development projects related to economic growth strategies. His client portfolio included the Saudi Royal Family, Kuwait Finance House, the Government of Puerto Rico as well as the Malaysian Sovereign Wealth Fund.

Mr. Friedman started his career at Oxford Analytica, the world’s leading geopolitical analysis firm founded by Dr. David Young, former special assistant to Kissinger in the Nixon White House. Mr. Friedman also currently serves on their Advisory Board.

Mr. Friedman has a Masters Degree in Philosophical Theology and Ethics from Yale Divinity School where he did his thesis on the role of religious arguments in public debate and did his undergraduate work in political philosophy with a Political Science degree from Wheaton College where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Suze Yalof Schwartz

Suze Yalof Schwartz is the CEO and Founder of Unplug Meditation, the author of Unplug: A Simple Guide To Meditation for Busy Skeptics and Modern Soul Seekers, and the creator of the Unplug Meditation App.

In 2012 Suze learned a three minute meditation that turned her world upside-down and changed her life forever. Prior to this she was a fashion editor and "makeover guru" working at Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire and Glamour Magazine with regular appearances on GMA, The Today Show, CBS Early Show and more. Once she got the meditation bug she was on a mission to keep doing it but found that it was not easy to find a place to learn and pop in and out and practice. Think "Dry Bar" for meditation, walk in icky walk out great in under 30 minutes. After taking hundreds of hours of classes and courses,reading every book possible, and listening to podcasts, lectures, and more from the world’s most famous meditation teachers, Suze realized that meditation needed a makeover and she was the one to do it. Hello Unplug! Suze's mission is to make meditation simple, powerful and interesting enough so that everyone will want to practice it and experience the benefits for themselves.

Toni Haber

Toni Haber is the founder of The Haber Team at Compass and serves as a role model and panelist for the Women of Compass group. She is a 30+ year industry veteran who is highly respected among peers and industry leaders for her deep knowledge of the market and her unwavering integrity. A prolific producer, Toni leads a team with over $2 billion in sales and is consistently ranked among the top brokers in New York City. An early adopter of industry technology, she has been a champion for elevating the real estate profession as well as the client experience throughout her career. Well-known by the New York press community, Toni is often sought out for comment and opinion on various real estate matters.

Branden Williams

Branden Williams is one of the nation’s top-producing real estate professionals, having completed over $1 billion in successful transactions in his career.  His entrepreneurial spirit and extensive expertise have earned him a place on the Wall Street Journal’s list of top grossing real estate agents of 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Having originally studied fashion at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Branden parlayed his passion for style into architecture and luxury real estate. Born and raised in Beverly Hills, his comprehensive knowledge of the local neighborhoods, school districts and homes brings a “hometown advantage” to the Williams & Williams brand, which allows him to offer his clients unparalleled excellence in service.

Roh Habibi

Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, Roh Habibi moved to the Bay Area of California with his parents and brother at a young age. During the war against the former USSR his mother and father gave up everything they knew and had their family smuggled out of the country in the darkness of the night. In 1985, they arrived on US soil, truly, to the land of opportunity. Roh has always valued their struggles and has made it a point to repay them with success. He received his Bachelors of Science in International Business and Economics from San Jose State University and completed Graduate School at the University of California Berkeley studying Personal Financial Planning and Wealth Management.

Roh moved to San Francisco after college working as a registered representative, managing investments for high net worth clients at JP Morgan Chase. He is a member of The Financial Planning Association’s San Francisco, East Bay and Silicon Valley Chapters, which vastly expands his network and gives him an edge one step above many agents by connecting real estate portfolios with tax and estate planning. He also sits on the Student Advisory Board for Cal Berkeley’s Personal Financial Planning Department and is an Alumni Advisor for his Fraternity, Pi Kappa Alpha’s Delta Pi Chapter.

Roh earned his brokers license in March of 2010 but did not join his first brokerage, where he quickly became rookie of the year, until 2012. Roh has been awarded the chair position for the San Francisco Association of Realtors Young Professional Network for 2014 and has made it into the top 6% of Realtors in the SFAR for production!

With his extensive and ever-evolving knowledge of the real estate market and the time he takes to fully understand every client's needs, he helps coordinate the process from the very first idea through to its full execution. Roh’s most powerful talent lies in knowing how to attract and orchestrate the right people needed to make every deal happen. He motivates everyone involved with his genuine eagerness to deliver at the highest level possible, while leading in a way that emphasizes everyone's importance in the transaction. More than just satisfied, every client leaves with a long-lasting memory of what was a well-managed and exciting experience led by Roh.

In his leisure time Roh plays soccer, enjoys climbing, photography and gives surfing lessons. Roh lives by his philosophies of “embrace the moments and make them count” and that, “you have to give in order to receive.”

Peter Lorimer

Former hit record producer turned real estate mogul Peter Lorimer, a Brit, has been a a consistent and significant top producer in the Beverly and Hollywood Hills property arena for over a decade, serving the more creatively minded residents. Peter is the owner of uber trendy PLG Estates, which fuses together the art of handling incredibly delicate and private VIPs while giving all clients the feeling of being "inside the velvet rope," just like the rock stars and celebs the PLG Estates brand is known to cater to. Lorimer’s flavor of “exclusivity for all” is the perfect concoction for the sophisticated Los Angeles crowd who gulp it down with an insatiable thirst for PLG’s style and “not just any old agent” verve

Nela Richardson

Nela Richardson joined Edward Jones in 2018. As a senior investment strategist, she analyzes and interprets economic trends and market conditions, identifies risks and opportunities, and recommends strategies to help clients reach their long-term financial goals.

Prior to joining Edward Jones, Richardson was the chief economist at Redfin Corp., a national real estate brokerage and technology company, where she led a team of data scientists, economists and writers to track trends in the housing market. Richardson also served as a senior economist for Bloomberg, L.P., covering housing and financial markets, and has held research positions at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies and Freddie Mac. She also worked as an adjunct finance professor at the Carney School of Business at John Hopkins University.

Richardson earned a doctorate in economics from the University of Maryland-College Park with concentrations in financial economics, international finance and economic development.

She obtained a master’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University-Bloomington, where she was a triple major in mathematics, economics and philosophy.

Richardson regularly provides insight on the market, the economy, real estate trends and public policy to policymakers, consumers and media. She is a regular contributor to Marketplace from American Public Media and has frequently appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg, CNN, Yahoo Finance, the Wall Street Journal, FORTUNE magazine, The New York Times and other national and local media.

Richardson serves on the board of directors for the National Association of Business Economists and is a member of the Council of Business Economists.

Sam Chapin

Sam has a passion for real estate. Since forming the Gottesman Chapin Team with Dan Gottesman in 2015, Sam & Dan have sold $80,000,000 in luxury real estate, making them one of the region’s top-producing teams. In 2017, they had the highest waterfront sale on all of Lake Washington for the prior two years ($9,950,000). They also sold the highest single lot, non-waterfront sale in Mercer Island history ($4,550,000). Since 1994, Sam has bought, sold, and managed mixed-use commercial and residential buildings in Seattle (Queen Anne, Capitol Hill, and West Seattle) and Mercer Island. Sam currently owns several buildings and has spear-headed the remodeling, redevelopment, and rebranding of these properties to great success. His experience as a commercial owner and manager is a key benefit to his services as a broker.

Sam Chapin has also practiced law for 25 years. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Washington and his law degree from the University of North Carolina. Sam’s legal career focused entirely on litigation: first as a civil trial attorney for a Seattle law firm, then as a King County criminal prosecutor. More recently, Sam has been a law professor at the UW School of Law and has served as a pro tem judge in King County. Sam’s law practice regularly involved complex negotiations aimed at resolving high-risk disputes.

Sam and his wife, Loretta, have two girls, a boy, and a Labradoodle named Dory.

Anne Colvin

Anne Colvin is the primary account manager for US Luxury Portfolio members and handles new member onboarding and recruiting, existing account management, training, and general administration of the Luxury Portfolio program. With a professional Bachelor of Architecture degree from Syracuse University, Anne has worked as a project designer at architectural design firms in both Chicago and Boston. Notable projects included the White Elephant Resort in Nantucket, Patriot Place at Gillette Stadium, and Neiman Marcus department stores. Prior to joining the Luxury Portfolio team in 2010, Anne began her career in real estate working in leasing and property management in Chicago’s north neighborhoods.

Laura Monroe

Getting an early start in real estate in 2003 with a Forbes Top 100 Broker, Laura brings over 15 years real estate experience as a brand marketing and technology strategist and executor. Currently, she is the VP of Growth and Partner Collective at Sequel, a new start-up that seeks to transform broker website solutions and the partnership experience for high end, brand-visionary, independent brokers.

Laura is also a nationally recognized industry speaker, educator, and contributor. Formerly, Laura has worked for Inman News as the Director of Industry Engagement, VP of Strategic Development for RealSatisfied, and has been voted 2017 Inman's Most Influential in Real Estate, as well as the Swanepoel Power 200 in Social Influence for 3 years. More popularly she is also known as the "Best Hair in Real Estate" or on twitter @besthairinre. :)

Mauricio Umansky

As Chief Executive Officer of The Agency, Mauricio Umansky leads a team responsible for representing buyers and sellers internationally with many of the world’s most distinguished architectural estates, new luxury developments, and design-centric homes. He prides himself on his ability to stay involved in and facilitate all aspects of The Agency’s team, from in-office collaboration to creative marketing and sales techniques. Mauricio places a premium on customer service, drawing on more than 15 years of experience and out-of-the box thinking to ensure that his team provides the best customer experience in the business. He is constantly innovating and planning new ways for The Agency to grow – not only as a real estate brokerage, but as a cutting-edge, 21st century lifestyle company with a global presence.

Mauricio is currently recognized by The Wall Street Journal as the #1 realtor in California by sales volume – and #3 in the entire United States. Mauricio specializes in selling and marketing luxury real estate worldwide. He co-founded The Agency in September 2011 with fellow agents Billy Rose and Blair Chang, and already their company has closed more than $1.5 billion in sales. Over the course of his career, Mauricio has personally orchestrated close to $2 billion in transactions.

Mauricio counts on the thousands of professional and personal contacts with whom he does business, and his network is always expanding. He travels throughout the world on a consistent basis making new contacts and securing existing relationships. As he likes to say, “Global is the new local.” Mauricio recently returned from multiple trips to Shanghai, China, where The Agency opened an office to further strengthen its presence in Asia. He is also in the process of opening offices in Las Vegas, Venice, Palm Springs, Marina del Rey, and Cabo San Lucas, with more on the way. All these contacts guarantee that maximum exposure is provided for every single listing at The Agency.

Mauricio also sits on the board of Prestige MLS, a business club exclusively dedicated to estate agencies specializing in marketing luxury properties internationally. In addition, he is a member of The Young Presidents Organization (YPO), a highly influential and world-renowned business networking group connecting leaders and CEOs of major companies.

Mauricio regularly appears as a real estate expert on Fox Business News and CNN Money, as well as in the pages of The Wall Street JournalLA Times, and Forbes Magazine (among others). Many people also know Mauricio from his frequent appearances on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Mauricio enjoys writing a regular column for Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine. In his personal life, he participates in philanthropic work involving the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. His hobbies include golf, heli-skiing, travel, and extreme adventure sports. Mauricio is happily married, with four wonderful daughters.

Katie Kossev

Katie is the Vice President of Intero Real Estate Services in Houston, Texas. Katie oversees the business and production of all three Houston offices, including a fourth office set to open in early 2014. She, along with her team, have built a brokerage described as a "Swanky, techie, innovative, boutique real estate company where the experience sells you before the agents do." By understanding the importance of hyper local content, social connectivity and agent collaboration, Intero Houston has become one of the fastest growing real estate companies in the area.

Kofi Nartey

Kofi Nartey is the National Director of the Compass Sports & Entertainment Division. He is also a Certified Luxury Homes Marketing Specialist, guest trainer for the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, and head of the Nartey Group, his Southern California team.

His clients have included celebrities and athletes, including Kevin Durant, James Van der Beek, and Michael Jordan. He attended and played football at the University of California at Berkeley and later completed his MBA in the Presidential and Key Executive Program at Pepperdine University. Kofi has been a correspondent on celebrity and luxury real estate for over 100 national television and print media outlets including the WSJ, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, CBS, CNBC, NBC Sports Bloomberg, Fox Business News, ESPN, CNN Money, The Insider, and others.

He was also a regular featured agent on HGTV’s Selling LA, has made numerous appearances on Million Dollar Listing, and continues as a celebrity and luxury real estate correspondent on Hollywood Today Live. In 2017, he will release his book, "Sellebrity: How to Build a Successful Sports & Entertainment Based Business." 2017 also marked Kofi's launch of "The Sports & Entertainment Society," a network of agents, service providers, and vendors that cater to the sports and entertainment niche.

 

Lisa Fettner

Lisa Fettner is VP of Marketing at ReferralExchange. Previously, Lisa was at Technology Credit Union, World Savings/Wachovia Bank, and several software and advertising companies. She has extensive experience in marketing, lead generation and brand building in the real estate, mortgage, financials services, and technology sectors. She has a B.A. in Communications from UC Berkeley. Lisa’s hobbies include volunteering and traveling the world in search of the best chocolate.

Tomer Fridman

Tomer Fridman is a consistently ranked top real estate agent with Compass. Breaking the $100,000,000 mark for closed sales in a single year, Tomer was named on of America’s Best Real Estate Agents by Real Trends/Wall Street Journal. Additionally, he was selected by Variety Magazine as part of the exclusive Showbiz Real Estate Elite and named one of Hollywood’s Top 25 Real Estate Agents by The Hollywood Reporter for his achievements in facilitating numerous transactions for high profile clientele. He specializes in residential luxury estate properties and large-scale projects throughout Los Angeles, Israel, and Europe.

Tomer's clients include an impressive array of captains of industry, entertainment executives and high-profile celebrities. They value his “one client at a time” approach which provides the utmost in personal service. They also appreciate his calm demeanor, exemplary negotiation and communication skills, as well as his painstaking attention to detail. Tomer has a sterling reputation as a consummate professional who prides himself on discretion and integrity. His experience in international business development and strategic planning provided him with an in depth understanding of domestic and international commercial and residential real estate ventures. These include exclusive new developments, fractional ownership, hotel condominium projects, and city redevelopment and expansion projects in downtown Los Angeles and the Westside.

He earned his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School, where he participated in the prestigious Entertainment Law Practicum at Warner Bros. Studios. He also holds a B. A. with a concentration in International Relations from UCLA. Tomer is fluent in English, Hebrew and Romanian and conversational in French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.

Leonard Steinberg

Leonard Steinberg embodies the new breed of modern real estate professional who provides substantive knowledge about all aspects of real estate and full-fledged, elegant, and discreet service to sellers, developers, and buyers of New York property with almost two decades of experience.

Leonard's broad knowledge of the luxury market, consumer and design trends, the properties, and the many criteria involved in the sale or purchase of a property, provides his clients and customers with a service unparalleled in the industry.

As a seller's broker, Leonard provides a marketing service that is both unique and effective, combining refined selling skills with marketing methods that fully embrace the digital age, enhancing the exposure of the property, and thereby maximizing price. His negotiating skills, while not intimidating, have produced the results that his clients expect. His clientele ranges from first-time sellers to seasoned multiple-dwelling owners of multi-million dollar homes.

As a buyer's broker, Leonard's keen eye, listening skills, and attention to detail have kept his customers unquestionably loyal. With eternal patience, he identifies his customers’ specific needs to match them to the best possible property, often identifying opportunities that others were unable to see. His services extend beyond the expected; his level of taste and his understanding of architecture and interior design, along with a broad knowledge of resources, have helped buyers realize their dreams.

Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan

Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan is the President of Stribling & Associates, a family-run business and New York City’s premiere boutique residential brokerage firm specializing in the sales and marketing of exceptional resale properties (coop, condo) and new developments. Elizabeth Ann manages the firm’s day-to-day operations and leads Stribling’s business expansion and development initiatives, from implementing new technologies and market data programs to global outreach and referral partnerships with affiliate firms in diverse national and international markets. Prior to her role as President, Elizabeth Ann was an executive vice president and director of marketing and business development. She joined Stribling & Associates in 2006 after working for two years in San Francisco with a top producer at Pacific Union GMAC. She was born and raised in NYC.

Elizabeth Ann is an expert on residential real estate and travels throughout the world and country to represent the company at meetings and conferences across a variety of industries, offering her expertise on topics including marketing and sales, business development, social media, technology, residential new development, emerging markets, real estate investment, among other topics.

Morgan Carey

Recently named as one of the 200 most powerful people in real estate (Swanepoel 2015) Morgan Carey , CEO of Real Estate Webmasters Incdrives billions of dollars in yearly real estate sales via his software and marketing company. This sought after speaker on internet marketing and consultant to many of North America’s top producing brokerages and teams can be contacted via morgan@realestatewebmasters.com, or through his FacebookTwitter or LinkedIn profiles.

Morgan Carey is a business savant, entrepreneur, and visionary leader. He is the charismatic passion behind numerous endeavours, including Real Estate Webmasters, and REWsters Restaurant, as well a residential/commercial property company (Carey Real Estate Holdings). Morgan’s net worth is an estimated $70 Million, making him one of the most successful individuals in Canada’s web technology industry.

Recognizing the need for superior web platforms, Morgan founded Real Estate Webmasters (REW) in 2004. The award-winning company catapulted into success and now boasts over 150 employees in three offices. REW has been repeatedly listed in the Profit 500, and was named one of “Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies”. In 2014, Morgan Carey appeared on CBC’s Dragons’ Den, securing a record breaking $40,000,000 valuation for REW which he subsequently turned down for an even larger deal with new US partners.

Morgan Carey is a resident of beautiful Nanaimo, BC, and has overcome several unique challenges, which include becoming a father at 15 and later adopting his younger brother. Morgan flourished within these extraordinary circumstances, graduating university then studying abroad and finding a unique passion in search engine marketing. It was during this era that Morgan realized his love of web technology, became the renowned “SEO Guy” and fostered his flourishing business success.

Ron Radziner

Ron Radziner, FAIA, is the design partner of the design-build practice Marmol Radziner. The Los Angeles- and San Francisco-based firm is known for its work in architecture, construction, as well as landscape, interior, and furniture design, as well as the restoration of historic modern buildings by legendary architects, such as Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler and Cliff May. Architectural projects range from residences for clients such as Tom Ford, Steven Meisel, and Trina Turk, to boutiques for James Perse, Maxfield, Oliver Peoples, and Stuart Weitzman. Ron leads the design of every project to translate each client’s personal definition of luxury into unique architectural solution that forges strong connections between interior and exterior spaces. Current projects include the Century Plaza Hotel; a 64-story luxury residential high-rise in downtown Los Angeles; and numerous luxury single-family and multi-family residences in California, New York, and Hawaii. Ron received a Master of Architecture from the University of Colorado and a Bachelor of Science from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California.

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Rochelle Maize

Rochelle Atlas Maize serves as the Executive Director of the Luxury Estates division at Nourmand & Associates, where over the last 12 months she has sold over $200 million, prompting The Wall Street Journal to recognize her as one of the top brokers in the country for the second year in a row. While Rochelle embraces every aspect of real estate, including the challenges, she finds the most joy in making her clients’ real estate dreams come true. She has an extensive client base comprised of those who seek the luxury lifestyle, including heads of industry, celebrities, royalty and foreign investors. In September, Maize received the distinguished honor of being named among The Hollywood Reporter’s list of “Hollywood’s Top 25 Real Estate Agents.” Her knowledge of local trends and high-end inventory, paired with her professionalism and unrelenting work ethic, has allowed her to quickly become an expert of the Los Angeles luxury market.

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Kim Ohanneson

Kim Ohanneson is a Certified Whisky Ambassador through the British Innkeeping Institute, Glasgow, Scotland. She is the founder and principal of Ardent Spirits LA LLC and conducts whisk(e)y tales, talks and tastings for private individuals and businesses. Clients include: Sidley Austin, Arcadia Memorial Hospital and Buzzfeed Los Angeles & San Francisco.

Kim is the President of Women Who Whiskey ~ Los Angeles, which she launched in 2016 and grew to 2400+ members: the largest Women Who Whiskey chapter in the world. Kim produces three to five coed whisk(e)y-centric events a month with an emphasis on educating guests to help them be more informed consumers.

As a Luminary, Kim hosts intimate whiskey tastings in private clubs for If Only Experiences.

Additionally, Kim curates an independent “Highlands & Islands” whisky distillery tour of Scotland, Ireland and Isle of Man in conjunction with a small, luxury cruise ship: departing June 2019 from Dublin, Ireland.

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