About 10 years ago Stephen Haw saw the future and it was specialization. The longtime real estate agent noted there were increasingly distinct groups of buyers and sellers coming to Palos Verdes and the Beach Cities, where the majority of his business is concentrated
For the world traveler, a Beverly Hills-born Los Angeles native who lived in Paris and the Middle East along the way, coming home to the Beach Cities and digging into real estate meant doing it her way.
It’s been an impressive run of growth for Cindy Ambuehl’s group, which the Los Angeles super-agent launched two years ago after over a decade of building her A-list real estate name as a sole agent.
For some, home can be an elusive concept, referring to a time or place, perhaps more than one, where we’ve felt most connected, at ease, or ourselves. For Igor Nastaskin, home is specific: It’s the Hollywood Riviera in the South Bay, where he’s lived since the 1990s, raising a family and building a flourishing real estate business along the way.
Now PACIFICA Properties Group—a coming together of five Beach Cities super-agents who’ve just opened the doors to their new brokerage—has taken the ball and run with it, focusing on the group and its goals.
In the last six years, the two agents have traveled many roads together and recently passed yet another marker with a big brokerage move from RE/MAX Estate Properties to Corcoran Global Living.
I joke that my dad was like McDonald’s,” says real estate pro Marika Kalogerakis Director of Sales Terranea Real Estate. “He was in the restaurant business, but really, it was just a way for him to buy real estate.”
It’s been a busy week for Jennifer Caras. Lately, her days have been filled with appointments, meeting with eager house hunters. “It’s been so busy,” says the Beach Cities real estate agent.
As a youth Aaron Kirman couldn’t say the letter ‘R’. Now, as an adult he sells architectural estates to the Rich and Royal. Enjoy this Q&A with the top realtor.
In the midst of the Roaring Twenties a man named William Henry Hobin incorporated his real estate firm, The Hobin Company. For decades, his heirs—first his son, then grandson—ran the Stockton, California, agency. Now Molly Hobin-Williams.
Made in Malibu—the coveted enclave’s top agent Chris Cortazzo on the joys of fatherhood, soy lattes and the power of a good laugh.