Speakers

Gary Gold

Gary Gold is a marquee name in luxury real estate and his sale of The Playboy Mansion sets a record as the first residence to sell over $100,000,000 in Los Angeles. Gary is also one of its most successful trend setting agents. He’s an internationally recognized expert known for his creative use of technology, marketing and publicity to sell some of the finest homes in the world. Gary is further distinguished by the rare ability to secure high net worth, qualified buyers from digital marketing. 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. High-end developers have consistently relied on Gary’s broad expertise on projects ranging from luxury condominium developments to major estates. He is a sought after speaker, panelist and educator at industry conferences. Gary has been cited as an expert for publications and broadcasts that include CNN, Fortune, Barron’s, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Access Hollywood, CBS Evening News, e! Entertainment Television and The London Telegraph.

Gary Gold began his career in real estate over 25 years ago and has been a top producer with Hilton & Hyland since its inception. Hilton & Hyland is Beverly Hills preeminent luxury real estate firm, with over $2.7 billion in annual sales.

Jason Oppenheim

As President and Founder of The Oppenheim Group, Jason leads a team responsible for representing buyers and sellers of distinguished properties throughout Los Angeles. He is consistently ranked as a top agent in the country and the #1 real estate agent in the Hollywood Hills/West Hollywood by the Wall Street Journal, and identified as a Top Real Estate Agent in Los Angeles by The Hollywood Reporter and Variety in their annual lists.

Jason also receives significant attention within the real estate community and beyond as a star of the hit Netflix show Selling Sunset, featuring his brokerage and agents as they sell luxury homes to their affluent and celebrity clients. With more than $1 billion in closed sales, he currently has more than $300 million in active listings, including the largest home in the Hollywood Hills and one of the largest listings in Los Angeles at $100 million.

Jason received his law degree and an undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and first in his class. While at UC Berkeley, Jason held a position as an instructor in the Political Science and Legal Studies Departments. After law school, Jason joined the Los Angeles office of the international law firm O’Melveny & Myers where he represented a broad range of corporate clients including the former CEO of Enron Corporation in a multi-billion dollar civil class action as well as the widely publicized Enron criminal trial. He later represented Advanced Micro Devices in a worldwide monopolization suit against Intel Corporation. Jason’s trial work, along with others’, has been featured prominently in The American Lawyer, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and other major publications.

Following a successful career in law, including a prominent victory at the United States Supreme Court, Jason left his legal practice to follow five generations of family real estate tradition that began in 1889 when his great-great-grandfather started one of the City’s first real estate companies. He initially joined Coldwell Banker and quickly established himself as one of the Nation’s leading realtors – their team was recognized as the #1 Real Estate Team on the West Coast. After only three years in the business, Jason founded The Oppenheim Group brokerage at the corner of Sunset Blvd. and Sunset Plaza Dr., where he and his team currently sell more than 100 properties a year, including many record-breaking transactions. He closed several of the highest-priced sales on the Sunset Strip including the largest sale ever recorded and the highest priced sale per sq. ft., the largest Beverly Hills land sale, the highest-priced commercial sale per sq. ft. in Beverly Hills, and the highest-priced sale in Outpost Estates. His properties have also been featured in many of the world’s most prestigious real estate magazines, periodicals, and websites.

Throughout his career, Jason has traveled to more than seventy-five countries on five continents identifying select properties and leading numerous multi-million dollar real estate transactions. He is also constantly dedicated to enriching the profession, where he has been hired to teach Real Estate Practice at the University of California, Los Angeles and has been retained to provide expert testimony in real estate litigation cases.

Mauricio Umansky

Founder and CEO of The Agency, Mauricio Umansky set out to create an industry-disrupting brokerage that would redefine the business of real estate. Since its inception in 2011, The Agency has done that and much more, ranking among the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country for two consecutive years. The firm has expanded to employ more than 600 agents across more than 30 offices worldwide, with six more offices slated to open per year.

A finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Awards, Mauricio has accomplished what no other agent has—ranking among the Top Ten agents in the country for seven straight years according to The Wall Street Journal REAL Trends annual list. Mauricio also holds the distinction of selling the most homes in the country priced above $20M . He has represented some of the world’s most noteworthy properties, including the Playboy Mansion, the first house in L.A. to sell above the $100M mark, Walt Disney Estate, and residences owned by Michael Jackson, Michael Jordan and Prince.

Mauricio and The Agency also represent some of the world’s top developers and resort brands, including One&Only, Six Senses and Ritz-Carlton. Mauricio is a proud member of The Young Presidents Organization (YPO), an influential and world-renowned business networking organization. His philanthropic work includes serving as a board member for Giveback Homes, an organization dedicated to building homes for families in need, The Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and the National Breast Cancer Association.

Tami Pardee

Tami Halton Pardee’s expertise in Southern California real estate, entrepreneurship and philanthropy is unrivaled. As Founder and CEO of Halton Pardee + Partners Tami has built a concierge real estate company comprised of a specialized team that understands the life-changing decisions that comes with buying a home. As a result of her vision and tenacity, the company has sold over $3.7 billion worth of residential and commercial properties since inception in 2004.

Realizing the importance of giving back, Tami also founded the Life Change Warriors program, that recently surpassed $1.3 million in community donations. Via active participation and significant financial contributions to local charities that have a direct impact on the lives of those in need, the Life Change Warriors program has worked with Harvest Home, Teen Project, Homeless Task Force, Venice Community Housing Corporation, and many more to tackle the issues important to Westside residents.

In recognition of her work as both an entrepreneur as well as her focus on charity, Good Housekeeping presented Tami in the 2016 Awesome Women Award and she earned a nomination by the Los Angeles Business Journal for Philanthropist of the Year in 2016.

Other recent recognitions include:

Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Los Angeles’ 500 Most Influential People” and #50 in “Top 100 Women-Owned Businesses” for the past two years
The Hollywood Reporter’s list of Top Realtors from 2015-2018
The company is featured in the Thousand Real Trends/The Wall Street Journal and the #3 sales team in the U.S.A., the #1 brokerage on the Westside and #1 team in California
Over 640+ 5-star Zillow reviews from clients
Tami received her undergraduate degree from Boston University and her MBA from Loyola Marymount University. She is a frequent panelist and guest speaker at life empowerment, entrepreneurship and real estate events.

Not one to let a diagnosis of MS keep her down, Tami also is an active member of the Santa Monica chapter of the YPO, and busy raising her 4 kids. She embraces peace and big love every day.

Josh Tucker

Prior to joining Corcoran HM Properties in August 2019, Josh was the Managing Partner and Broker-In- Charge of Anchor Real Estate, LLC, a Mooresville, NC, based brokerage firm specializing in Lake Norman real estate, where he managed a team of agents and office personnel. Anchor Real Estate was established in 2015, by Josh and longtime friend, client and NASCAR driver, Greg Biffle. He also spent two years as the Managing Broker at Compass Real Estate Group in Cornelius, NC, where his hands- on leadership approach catapulted the firm to over $20,000,000 in sales in 2014.
Josh was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana. After high school he spent four years in Austin, TX working in the technology field before shifting gears and moving to North Carolina in 2002, where he worked for some of NASCAR’s biggest and most successful teams and drivers including Carl Edwards, Jamie McMurray, David Ragan, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Throughout his 11-year NASCAR career he gained respect and appreciation from the sport’s biggest stars. A lot of the same traits that earned him a successful career in NASCAR have carried over to his real estate career. His extreme work ethic, motivation and loyalty have played an integral part in his successes.
Josh is an avid animal lover and is President of Lake Norman Humane, Inc., a non- profit animal welfare organization in Mooresville, NC that works to ensure the lives of innocent dogs, cats, puppies and kittens by promoting responsible pet ownership, providing low-cost spay / neuter services and promoting the adoption of homeless pets. Josh lives in Mooresville and enjoys spending free time on Lake Norman as well as traveling to numerous NASCAR races each season.


HONORS & CREDENTIALS
• Licensed in NC
• Sold $40 Million in luxury real estate in 2020
• Top 50 out of over 13,000 members in Charlotte, NC for total sales in 2020
• Guild Member at The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing
• National Association of Realtors (NAR) Member
• North Carolina Association of Realtors (NCAR) Member & Board of Directors (2017-2020)
• Canopy Realtor® Association (CRRA) Member & Board of Directors (2020-Present)
• Canopy MLS - Board of Directors (2017 to 2019)
• Charlotte Housing Opportunity Foundation - Board of Directors (2019 - 2020)
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
• Lake Norman Humane - President (1/2019 to 1/2021)

Aaron Kirman

Aaron Kirman is President of the International Estates Division at Compass and founder, CEO and techpreneur of the eponymously named Aaron Kirman Group, which includes a team of nearly 100. With over $8 billion in luxury home sales, Kirman currently represents the largest market share of luxury listings in the country with over $2.2 Billion in active luxury inventory, and with over $725 Million in sales for 2020.

Kirman has developed a reputation for representing the finest estates across the globe and is sought after by the most discerning clients, including titans of industry, celebrities, royal families, major lending institutions and foreign investors. A prominent figure in the luxury real estate market for the past 20 years, Kirman is known for selling  homes priced in the hundred millions of dollars and has received international acclaim for record-setting sales across Southern California, including selling the Danny Thomas Estate (sold for $65,000,000), the Eddie Goetz Estate (sold for $45,000,000) and Lion Gate (sold for $46,250,000).

Compass Realty is the third largest real estate company in the nation and Kirman holds the #1 agent position in their network of 18,000 agents. He was ranked among the top five luxury real estate agents in the U.S. by the Wall Street Journal. The star of TV's newest hit real estate show, "Listing Impossible" on CNBC, Kirman is regularly featured in publications like The New York TimesBBC, Forbes, CNN, The Los Angeles Times, Variety, the London Times, E! Entertainment and CBS.

This year, Kirman launched five new divisions under his Kirman Group brand focusing on angel investing, a fellowship and scholarship program and a coaching and philanthropy division.

Ryan Serhant

Ryan Serhant, CEO, broker and founder of SERHANT., is one of the most successful and well-known real estate brokers in the world. After a decade leading the group that became New York City’s # 1-ranked residential real estate sales team, he founded SERHANT., the first multi-faceted brokerage designed for the marketplace of tomorrow. The new company leverages media, education, entertainment, tech and bold marketing to sell luxury real estate and it is the most followed real estate brand in the world.

Over the course of his career, Ryan has sold over $4 billion in real estate and is known for breaking market records. Ryan is an innovator, entrepreneur, producer, public speaker, author of two best-selling books, host of ‘Big Money Energy’ podcast (now renewed for Season 2!), the creator of the Sell it Like Serhant digital education course to teach others how to master the art of sales to succeed in any profession, and the star of multiple Bravo TV shows, including the two-time Emmy-nominated Million Dollar Listing New York. He is executive producer of the LISTED by SERHANT. YouTube network that features lifestyle passions and property listings as well as up-and-coming and diverse agents.

Ryan is on a mission to revolutionize and modernize the real estate industry and to share his formula for success to enable and motivate others.

Stephanie Anton

Stephanie Anton is the Senior Vice President of Corcoran Affiliates at the Corcoran Group, and Managing Director, Global Service for Realogy. For almost 20 years, she has served the real estate community in various roles including most recently as president of Luxury Portfolio International, the high-end marketing division of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. Previous to that, she held several senior marketing positions in brokerage as well as franchise operations. Anton holds a Masters in Integrated Marketing Communication from Northwestern University and a Bachelors in Communications from Boston University.

Brett Oppenheim

The President and Broker of Oppenheim Real Estate, Brett is one of the regions highest producing agents. He has represented some of Los Angeles’s most iconic properties and brokered multiple record-breaking sales throughout the City. Brett is consistently named by The Hollywood Reporter as one of Los Angeles’s Top 25 Real Estate Agents and has gained global recognition as a star of the hit Netflix Original Series, Selling Sunset.

Brett resides in the Hollywood Hills where he renovates and develops properties for his personal real estate portfolio. He also advises on his client’s renovation and development projects, including a Beverly Hills estate that was recently renovated and sold for $17 million. Brett is currently consulting on a $15 million development in Santa Monica and a $25 million residence in the coveted “Bird Streets” of the Hollywood Hills. Both projects will be coming to market in 2020.

Brett completed his bachelor’s degree at UC Berkeley, receiving Phi Beta Kappa and Highest University Honors, and is a UCLA Merit Scholar and graduate of UCLA School of Law. As a former securities litigation attorney at two of the world’s largest international law firms, Skadden, Arps LLP and Latham & Watkins LLP, Brett spent years defending a consortium of investment banks against liability in excess of ten billion dollars stemming from the MCI/WorldCom corporate bond default.

Brett has travelled to more than 75 countries on five continents and represented clients in the purchase of luxury properties in Europe and South America. He is the fifth generation of his family to practice real estate in Los Angeles.

The Oppenheim Real Estate Foundation consistently donates to community organizations that fight local poverty and provide access to employment for underprivileged residents. Brett is also a frequent guest speaker at the nation’s leading universities, educating students on proper real estate investment techniques.

Mickey Alam Khan

Mickey ALAM KHAN is president of Luxury Portfolio International, the world’s leading network of luxury real estate brokerages and agents. He is also founder/editor in chief of Luxury Daily, the No. 1 luxury business publication. An entrepreneur, Mr. Alam Khan also founded and edited Mobile Marketer and Mobile Commerce Daily, turning them into the largest business publications in their space before selling the brands. He was previously editor in chief of eMarketer and DM News and, before that, a correspondent on Advertising Age. He is based in New York.

Rochelle Atlas Maize

Los Angeles’ most innovative luxury agent and executive director of luxury estates at Nourmand & Associates, Rochelle Atlas Maize, is one of the country’s top-producing agents with over 2 billion dollars in sales. In 2020, Rochelle closed $145 million in luxury residential real estate and this year, she has already sold $121 million. She is responsible for this year’s most talked about houses which were featured on the cover of The Wall Street JournalForbes, NYPost while her real estate creativity and expertise are featured across Architectural DigestBusiness Insider, and Mansion Global. 

As usual, wow-worthy listings include Adnan Sen’s newly constructed “Laurel House” breaking records this last year and leased for $165,000 a month. Another showstopper was the highly publicized “Wallpaper House” as highlighted in Architectural Digest and The Robert Conrad Estate in Malibu in which she represented both parties. Lastly, Rochelle represented both parties in the off-market deal of an original Hal Levitt masterpiece in Trousdale Estates. This jewel box sits on ¾ of an acre in this prime location and restored by Beverly Hills’s own renowned architect, Tim Campbell. On her plate right now? Hard to say as Rochelle sells her luxury properties in record time. But no doubt, LA’s Queen of Luxury & Innovation has a few upcoming projects that will dominate the news cycle once again. 

Anne Miller

Responsibilities
Anne Miller leads the talented Luxury team for RE/MAX, LLC. Her department’s work focuses on building successful programs and developing new innovations in the luxury industry.
RE/MAX Career
Recognized as an experienced luxury real estate expert with over 20 years of experience, Anne joined the RE/MAX team in 2013. Previously, she worked in Chicago, New York, Florida and North Carolina in luxury development, sales and acquisitions.
Roots
In her position, Anne continues to focus on building the programs and developing new innovations to meet and exceed the requirements of RE/MAX luxury agents, as the needs of their clients continue to evolve.
Personal
Anne is a competitive runner who has finished the San Diego Rock n’ Roll Marathon, a half-marathon and three sprint triathlons. She enjoys traveling, interior decorating and trying to keep up with the adventures of her 6-year-old twin nieces.

Clelia Peters

Clelia Warburg Peters is an innovator, operator and investor working in the real estate industry. Prior to her role at Bain Capital Ventures, Clelia co-founded MetaProp, a $40 million seed stage venture fund focused exclusively on real estate technology and one of the first sector specific funds focused on PropTech. In addition to investing in real estate technology, Clelia currently serves as president of Warburg Realty, acting as key advisor to her father, CEO Frederick Warburg Peters, in managing and growing New York’s only remaining independent mid-size real estate brokerage. Clelia is editor at large for the Inman Conferences, where she acts as a primary moderator at the leading event series focused on the future of the residential real estate industry.  Clelia is the elected co-chair of the Real Estate Board of New York’s RLS Board of Directors (the New York MLS system equivalent), sits on the Board of REBNY’s Tech Committee and is a member of the Board of Trustees at Side, Inc.

Before moving into real estate, Clelia worked in partnership with noted business leader Sallie Krawcheck on an early stage technology concept focused on work opportunities for women, and spent four years as a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group. Clelia began her career as a humanitarian relief worker with the International Rescue Committee, working across conflict affected regions including Nepal and the Democratic Republic of Congo. She holds a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University.

Clelia is a member of the NY Metro chapter of YPO (Young Presidents Organization), and of C200, the preeminent global organization for women business leaders. Clelia is a native New Yorker with a personal passion for supporting women and families in defining new and more inclusive paradigms for success and leadership. Her greatest passion is her own family, including her husband Hugh and two small children.

Justin Fichelson

Justin Fichelson is the Co-Founder and CEO of Avenue 8, responsible for growth and agent development at the industry’s only mobile-first real estate brokerage. Named by Forbes Magazine as “San Francisco’s Favorite Real Estate Agent” and ranked in the top 1% of sellers nationwide during his ten plus years as a leading residential real estate broker, Justin co-founded Avenue 8 with Michael Martin after identifying the need for a modern digital real estate brokerage that meets the needs of today’s entrepreneurial agent.

Avenue 8 is venture-backed by recognized leaders in design and real estate, including Craft Ventures, Zigg Capital, Threshold Ventures, and Good Friends, the venture firm established by the founders of Warby Parker, Harry’s and Allbirds. A San Francisco native, Justin’s extensive knowledge of the real estate industry, global network and service-oriented approach has earned him the loyalty of a distinguished clientele, including Forbes 400-ranking business executives, technology entrepreneurs and the heads of some of the nation’s biggest tech companies. Justin was also featured on the 2016 season of Bravo’s hit show, Million Dollar Listing, San Francisco.

Michael Martin

Michael Martin is the Co-Founder of Avenue 8, where he leads product strategy and operations for the industry’s only mobile-first real estate brokerage. In this role, Michael draws from his background in product development, design and finance, as well as a keen understanding of how to inspire and build teams. Prior to co-founding Avenue 8, Michael spent nearly a decade as Managing Partner of digital-first creative agency Code and Theory. During that time, the agency increased revenues by 6x and scaled headcount from 50 to 500 employees, while being named one of the 10 Most Innovative Companies in the world by Fast Company.

Michael also leverages a background in finance in his leadership role, having held positions as a private equity investor at Apollo Global Management, and in investment banking at Deutsche Bank. His history of business success has contributed to Avenue 8’s explosive growth in the short time since launch, as well as backing by recognized leaders in design, real estate and venture capital including Craft Ventures, Zigg Capital, Threshold Ventures, and Good Friends, the venture firm established by the founders of Warby Parker, Harry’s and Allbirds. Michael graduated with High Honors from Dartmouth College and resides in San Francisco, CA.

Ivan Estrada

Ivan Estrada is an inspirational business leader and highly-ranked real estate broker at Douglas Elliman Beverly Hills with extensive experience in the industries of real estate and finance. Ivan is a top producer in the Los Angeles metro area, with a thriving team in residential and commercial properties. Ivan is part of a selected cohort of top entrepreneurs for Stanford University's Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative. He is a sought-after public speaker on topics of branding and marketing, personal development and real estate by organizations such as Inman, California Association of Realtors, and The Real Deal. He produces a large portfolio of video content, including the popular YouTube series, The Real Estate Minute. He has been featured on NBC’s Open House, HGTV’s House Hunters and Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing, as well as in LA Times, Forbes, Hollywood Reporter, and Dwell Magazine. He was named “Top 30 Under 30″ in real estate nationwide with the National Association of Realtors and also regularly named in Newsweek's America's Best Realtor. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance & Accounting from the University of Southern California and is a CPA. Ivan is currently a member of the Advisory Council at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles and was a former president of the Los Angeles LGBT Chamber of Commerce.

Brad Inman

Award-winning journalist and publisher. entrepreneur, leader of many successful companies, innovator and thought leader. Brad Inman is all of these – and more.

He is founder and owner of Inman, real estate’s leading name in news, information and innovation. His Inman-branded real estate business and technology conferences bring tens of thousands of thought leaders together each year to share best practices and promote innovation. Countless new products and companies – and successful real estate professionals – have been launched as a result of Inman events.

In 1999, Inman founded HomeGain.com, an early provider of online marketing programs that connect agents with homebuyers and sellers. HomeGain was sold to Classified Ventures in 2005. That same year, Inman founded TurnHere, an online commercial video platform and, in 2008, founded Vook, an online e-publishing platform that was later sold to McMillim publisher. He also was an early investor in Curbed.com and served as chairman of the board before it was sold to Vox Media. He has been a visiting lecturer in the School of Journalism and the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a father, a husband, a grandfather and an all around rebel rouser.

Kofi Nartey

A leading authority on luxury real estate, Kofi Nartey is the go-to broker for celebrities, prominent sports figures, and affluent clientele around the globe. The leader of SOCIETY, a private real estate firm with billions of dollars in sales, Kofi has over 18 years of experience representing elite buyers and sellers of distinguished properties. He regularly appears on national television and in print media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, CBS, CNBC, NBC Sports Bloomberg, Fox Business News, ESPN, CNN Money, and The Insider. He was also a featured agent on HGTV’s “Selling LA” and has made numerous appearances on “Million Dollar Listing.”

Trusted and admired for his integrity, discretion, and insider knowledge, Kofi is sought out by discerning individuals, professional athletes, and entertainment figures looking for a high level of access and expertise. Prior to SOCIETY, Kofi was the founder and national director of the Compass Sports & Entertainment Division, where he recruited and led the nation’s only true group of vetted sport and entertainment specialists for four years. He previously served as the director of the Sports and Entertainment Division for the boutique firm The Agency and was a top producer for Keller Williams. Kofi’s experience with both boutique and national real estate firms has helped him achieve the perfect balance of bespoke client services, cutting-edge technology, and global real estate reach.

Scott Durkin

Douglas Elliman Chief Executive Officer Scott Durkin has been an industry leader for nearly three decades and is a driving force behind the globally recognized brokerage’s ranking as one of the largest independent residential real estate firms in the United States.

Scott’s meteoric rise at the New York City based firm began when he was hired as Executive Vice President in January 2016 as part of the company’s effort to grow a nationwide presence. He was quickly promoted to Chief Operating Officer in October 2016, President in December 2017 and Chief Executive Officer in 2021.

From the outset, Scott has helped oversee expansion efforts in New York, Florida, California, Massachusetts and Texas, as well as restructured operations in Westchester, Connecticut and the Hamptons. He has also led the development of a more streamlined and strategic operations team, bringing together top-tier talent across a range of disciplines including public relations, marketing and technology.

Previously, Scott enjoyed a 26-year tenure at The Corcoran Group, where he was a protégé of Barbara Corcoran. He quickly earned a number of esteemed titles, including Chief Operating Officer and Senior Managing Director of the Chelsea Flatiron office, which ranked among the company’s top 10 locations nationwide during his 11 years of leadership.

Highly involved in several key milestones for The Corcoran Group, from selling the business to NRT/Realogy to acquiring subsequent brokerages in New York and Florida, Scott solidified his reputation as a formidable leader in the real estate industry—an impressive leap from his modest start as a sales agent.

Scott sits on the board of directors of God’s Love We Deliver, for which Douglas Elliman agents and staff have been instrumental in helping to raise over $1 million for clients of the organization too sick to shop or cook for themselves.

Scott is also an avid equestrian who owns five Warmblood horses and spends any spare time riding in upstate New York and Wellington, Florida as a regular amateur competitor in the world of dressage. Active in the United States Dressage Federation and the United States Equestrian Federation, Scott is a board member of the Have a Heart Animal Welfare Fund.

Marnie Blanco

Marnie Blanco is recognized as an industry innovator and real estate veteran with 18 years of experience in the industry.  Previously, Marnie oversaw Industry Relations for dotloop that managed strategic partnerships with the leading brands in real estate along with MLSs, associations and third-party integration partners.  Prior to dotloop, Marnie was the Vice President of eBusiness for RE/MAX LLC, leading technology innovation, product management, product marketing, training and support for the network’s broker and agent technology platforms.

Marnie is born and raised in Colorado. She is married with two daughters. Both girls play competitive volleyball and thus is where the family spends a lot of their time. Marnie also loves to travel and is a self-proclaimed connoisseur of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.

Alexia Umansky

No stranger to the fast-paced world of real estate, Alexia Umansky represents the next generation of real estate professionals, bringing a forward-thinking perspective to The Agency’s Beverly Hills office.

Alexia represents buyers and sellers and serves as the Marketing Specialist for the award-winning Umansky Team—a dynamic group of agents that includes Mauricio, Farrah Brittany and Eduardo Umansky. Alexia taps into her wide-reaching social media knowledge and degree in Marketing Communication from Emerson University to provide clients with focused, future-facing campaigns and messaging that help every property stand out. While her familiarity with her hometown of Los Angeles is broad, Alexia currently specializes in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood and Sunset Strip neighborhoods.

Coming of age immersed in the industry, Alexia recalls shadowing her father, Mauricio, during showings and was quickly drawn to the excitement and intensity of each part of the process. “I grew up watching my father work. I’d watch him show homes, sit at open houses and build relationships with clients. He knows so much about every neighborhood in this city, driving around with him was always like a little lesson,” Alexia says. “As I grew up, I would come into the office to shadow him and always learned something new. Real estate is something I always knew I loved. And I quickly realized I could devote my life to this industry and be happy.”

Before joining the Umansky Team, she deepened her knowledge of buying and selling procedures while working as an assistant to some of the firm’s top-producing professionals. Known for her natural ability to connect and converse with new people, Alexia is creative, trustworthy and innately compassionate. She also speaks conversational Spanish.

“Being in real estate is exciting every day,” says Alexia. “As an agent, I get to meet so many inspiring, creative people—which is an honor in and of itself—and see some of the most incredible homes in the world. Each one is a true work of art. Plus, I get to help my clients make the most important purchase of their life.”

In her free time, Alexia enjoys skiing, going to the beach, cooking, trying out the latest restaurants, dancing and traveling. She readily donates her time to activities and organizations that support Children's Hospital Los Angeles—from bake sale fundraisers to holiday gift drives and beyond.

Anthony Hitt

Anthony Hitt has served as the president & CEO of Engel & Völkers Americas since January of 2014, drawing upon the brand’s rich European history to deliver a fresh approach to luxury real estate in the Americas. Under Anthony’s leadership, the brand consists of more than 200 real
estate shops and 4,000 advisors, contributing to the Engel & Völkers’ global network of over 12,000 real estate advisors in more than 30 countries.

Prior to joining Engel & Völkers, Anthony was a top agent with Sotheby’s International Realty® in Los Angeles and closed approximately 400 real estate sales transactions amounting to nearly half a billion dollars in eight years.  He was continually acknowledged for his business acumen and commitment to customer satisfaction by publications such as The Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times. Drawing from his experience, Anthony spent several years in brokerage management and traveled across the United States educating agents via his authored training course to help others achieve superior performance.

Anthony is a member of Forbes Real Estate Council, has been recognized on the Swanepoel list of "Top 200 Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate" and has been noted as a Real Estate Influencer by Inman News.

Anthony credits his business and real estate success to his philosophy of providing exceptionally personal customer service and constantly implementing the most up-to-date systems for efficiency and comprehensive service. He has authored several books to share his advice for success in business and in life with others, including Essentials of Personal Achievement, Taking Charge and Positive Impressions.

Greg Burns

Greg Burns is the co-founder, President, and CEO of Drop Offer, Inc. A real estate app that turns the Off-Market, ON. Greg is a nose down “get it done” entrepreneur who is determined to solve problems to make markets more efficient and better for the people in them. Prior to co-founding Drop Offer, Greg was Partner of the top brokerage in Hawaii, leading growth to all time highs & gaining the status as one of the region’s fastest-growing companies. Greg is a founding member of Compass Hawaii and was instrumental in their expansion into the island chain. Greg’s 15+ years experience in luxury real estate, overseeing multi-million dollar transactions brings with it a wealth of knowledge of the pains and needs of agents across the nation. As a leader in the real estate world, Greg is always looking for ways to provide service unparalleled by others and has brought this discipline into Drop Offer, Inc. https://dropoffer.com/

Jim Bruske

At Engel & Völkers, Jim Bruske is a proposed Private Office Advisor and talent rec alongside Gretchen Baumgardner, his long-standing business partner and friend, servicing Scottsdale Waterfront and the surrounding neighborhoods of Paradise Valley and Arcadia. Jim is also a global real estate advisor serving his clients in many capacities, whether it’s brokering a land deal, finding properties for prospective buyers, or showing off the many wonderful attributes of the cities and towns across Arizona. As a realtor, Jim willingly takes on any challenge his clients present, be it moving from out of state, upgrading to a legacy property, or finding a home for empty nesters who are entering a new phase of their lives.

The Loyola State University graduate-turned-professional baseball player began his real estate career in 2001 after moving to Arizona. Following in his mother’s professional footsteps after officially hanging up his cleats, Jim relishes in the relationships he’s established over the years, and has helped hundreds of clients find the right home across the state of Arizona, sometimes reselling their same home later in life at a significant profit.

As a luxury home real estate advisor, he comes across clients with very particular needs and doesn’t shy away from any opportunity to meet new people and assist them in finding their perfect home. While his title might imply that he only deals in luxury, that's not always the case. Jim readily works with clients at any price point as his main motivation is to find the right home to fit the needs and desires of every client he serves. He considers himself a full concierge realtor and goes above and beyond what one would imagine a realtor would do to sell a home, whether it’s tending to gardening or making minor repairs in order to create the most ideal situation for everyone involved. To remain abreast of market trends and conditions, he is active in both the National Association of Realtors and the Scottsdale Association of Realtors.

As a former World Series Champion Yankee pitcher, Jim knows the value of dedication and hard work, and puts everything he’s got into assuring his clients that they’re getting the best possible outcome when searching for their perfect new home. Known for his friendly and outgoing nature, Jim enjoys meeting new people one on one and prides himself on being more hands-on and personable, really getting to know his clients so he can understand what they’re truly interested in. He delights in seeing the faces of new home buyers when they’ve achieved their goals. His passion for helping people and interacting with them is unparalleled, which is why in his first year in the business he was recognized as “Rookie of the Year.” He has won numerous awards since, among them being in the “Top 5%” and “Top 1%” based on sales.

Married to his wife of 29 years, Amy, Jim is also the proud father of two children, one in med school and one in nursing school. His love of sports has not diminished since his playing days and he has coached numerous little league teams, college prep teams, and remains active in the Arizona Major League Alumni community where he volunteers as a coach. Trading a baseball for a golf ball, he can often be seen at the Arizona Country Club where he serves on the Board of Directors. He is also, proudly, a lifetime member and past executive councilman for the Phoenix Boys and Girls Club of America.

Kiki Wanshura

For the past 20 years, Kiki has worked in the marketing and technology aspect of the real estate industry, including tenure at Realtors Property Resource, the technology division of the National Association of REALTORS. Kiki Wanshura began her real estate career in 1996 when she obtained her residential real estate license in Minnesota. Shortly after, she started creating and teaching MLS classes at the Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS which is when she realized how much she enjoyed helping other agents grow their businesses. As the Industry Relations Manager at Pacaso, Kiki is laser focused on working with MLSs, Associations, and brokerages across the country to educate agents on the many benefits of co-ownership.

Marin May

Marin has 20 years of experience in real estate as a top-producing Realtor, building and growing escrow companies, as well as recruiting luxury agents on the brokerage side. One of her proudest accomplishments outside of being a Mom is being a founding member of Endpoint, the digital title and escrow firm funded by First American. Her love and passion for helping people and real estate keep her at the forefront of disruption and innovation in the industry today.

Katie Kossev

Katie Kossev is a real estate broker, speaker, mentor, motivator and Sales Manager with over eighteen years of industry experience. A native of Northern California, she moved to Texas in 1993 where she quickly adapted to her new identity as a proud Californiatexian. Her passion lies in helping others reach their full potential as successful real estate entrepreneurs while living a balanced and purposeful life. Katie has been named a 2017 Inman Innovator of the Year, 2014-2019 member of the Houston Association of Realtors Board of Directors and HRIS, former TAR Director, graduate of the Texas Real Estate Leadership Program and previous Moderator and host for Inman Connect and Luxury Connect. Katie’s number one accomplishment is her happy family, including a Tikok obsessed teenager named Remington, awe-inspiring husband named Veso, and two human-like dogs, Cali and Napoleon.

Jade Mills

In the luxury real estate market, Beverly Hills real estate agent Jade Mills is renowned among colleagues and clients alike for her integrity, loyalty, and professionalism. For 2012, Jade was ranked the #1 real estate agent in the world for Coldwell Banker and achieved the highest sales volume on record of any agent in Coldwell Banker history. Jade continued her success into 2013 surpassing $3-Billion in career sales, and over $350-Million in 2014.  An expert in luxury properties throughout the Westside of Los Angeles, Jade is devoted to her elite clientele including A-list celebrities, tech moguls, and business leaders. Jade was named the International Ambassador for Coldwell Banker in recognition of her established global alliances and relationships. Despite her intense work ethic, Jade’s family is most important to her and she spends her free time with her husband, her four children, and her six grandchildren.

Julia Spillman

Julia Spillman, who spent six years as a residential lender for prominent firms like HSBC then Merrill Lynch, understands the intricacy and the excitement that goes into helping someone secure their dream home. This plus excellent communication skills and great comfort level working with a high-profile clientele have fueled her effectiveness as an attentive, full-service real estate sales agent.

Julia has always been drawn to new development. Her first 5 years at Douglas Elliman, she sold over 250 million in condo conversions before being asked by Fredrik Eklund and John Gomes to spearhead sales at 1 Seaport. After breaking numerous records both price per square foot and pace of sales as the fastest selling project downtown, Julia was formally asked to continue the trio's success together by naming her Director of EklundGomes New Development followed by promotion to Chief Executive Officer as her lead expanded into all areas of the team's growing business.

A Kentucky native, Julia has a strong commitment to her community which is evidenced by her years of fundraising and service to Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Easter Seals, and the New York City Junior League. She is active with the American Ballet Theater's and served as the Former 2015 and 2016 Junior Council Chair and Junior Chair of the 2014 Spring Gala.

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