Known by my friends and colleagues as “Mr. Studio City”, I am a top producing Real Estate Broker at Compass, a leading real estate technology firm with offices across the country. My hands-on approach as well as my reputation among clients for dependability, knowledgeability and integrity have consistently placed me in the top 1% of agents company-wide and have earned me recognition as a 2017 Top Agent by Real Trends in the Wall Street Journal.
After earning my BA in Business from UCSB and then my MBA from Pepperdine, I began a 13-year career in banking. Over time, I began to find this job too boring and corporate, so in 1999 I decided to follow my passion and get my broker’s license. Most of my career has been spent with the John Aaroe Group, a boutique real estate firm, which was bought by Compass at the end of 2018.
I have lived in Studio City since 1994, and have been consistently serving the community. As the Associate Manager of the Compass Studio City Office, I am the go-to source for information on all the local business and residential developments that effect homeowners in the area. As a former Carpenter Community Charter Elementary School parent and an ongoing beneficiary for the school, I was recognized as a 2011 Community Honoree for my continued financial support. As a local advocate, I served as board member and treasurer for both the Studio City Residents Association and the Studio City Beautification Association from 2012 to 2016.
I represent clients all throughout LA and have closed countless deals in neighborhoods such as Los Feliz, the Hollywood Hills, Malibu and the San Fernando Valley, just to name a few. I have always believed in the importance of understanding the needs and challenges that homeowners face, and to that end I have served on the Beverly Hills and Greater Los Angeles Association of Realtors Grievance Committee since 2014, where I have overseen many real estate ethics cases. This experience has reaffirmed my reputation as an honest, dependable broker with an earnest care for the well-being of my clients.
Most of my business comes by way of referral, and I relish the opportunity to build ongoing relationships with my clients. Whether you are buying or selling, I would love to speak with you about your housing needs, and figure out how we can work together to meet your goals. Stop by one of my open houses to try some of my delicious homemade ice cream or catch me running in Fryman Canyon most mornings-my door is always open.