With an unwavering commitment to customer service, Billy Tobenkin is focused on exceeding his clients’ expectations. His positive approach and sense of humor help ensure an enjoyable, low-stress experience. Working closely with standout broker Dan Urbach, Billy partners with his fiancée Lydia Yun to provide warm, responsive service. Clients enjoy the team approach, as Lydia and Billy’s skill-sets complement each other. In addition, Billy is a talented marketer who is eager to share his knowledge of the Westside with clients and those interested in learning more about residential real estate.
Billy comes to the real estate profession from a career in music performance as a cellist and cofounder of the Cattus Quartet, a string quartet and music services business for upscale private events throughout Los Angeles. By delivering personalized experiences to clients while securing wide acclaim for the quartet, Billy established many strong relationships throughout the city and internationally. Billy also understands the importance of major life events and views real estate as a highly personal transaction. As a result, he is calm, supportive, and focused on flawless execution.
Billy is a California native and lifelong Palisades resident. He graduated from Brentwood School and then received a Bachelor of Arts in English and Creative Writing from Cornell University. His interest in literature led him to classical music and a subsequent Bachelor of Music degree from California State University, Northridge. Fun fact: Mercer Hall at Palisades High School was named after Billy’s grandfather, former principal at the school.