Meet The Team

 

I built this team to provide a total real estate solution for my clients. The team model provides an unparalleled efficiency and attentiveness to our clients – see more about the benefits of working with a real estate team. We have experience selling anything from a small condo, apartment building, or raw land to luxury homes and commercial properties. We are extremely experienced, having brokered over hundreds of sales valued at hundreds of millions of dollars! Everyone on the team is extensively trained and supervised. Our team consistently ranks as one of the top in the country!

Richard Schulman

Richard Schulman is one of the top selling agents in Los Angeles. Working throughout Los Angeles County, Richard has unique expertise in all areas of real estate including residential, investment, foreclosure, short sales, luxury homes, land and more. He is experienced on both the buyer and seller side. He has been the #1 listing and selling agent in his office for the past 8 years and counting. Read more about Richard’s background, experience, and success.

Kevin Hatanaka, MBA – Managing Partner

Kevin is a successful business owner and real estate investor who graduated #1 in his MBA class from USC’s prestigious Marshall School of Business. As a longtime resident of both the Westside and the San Fernando Valley, Kevin has the market knowledge, business acumen, and an unparalleled work ethic to help you find your next home or investment property.

Heather Bogenhagen – Buyer and Seller Specialist

Heather is a buyer and seller specialist who enjoys finding just the right property for her clients! She gets to know her clients’ needs and desires, then carefully researches and sifts through properties to find the very best matches. Heather has also completed over 7,000 appraisals as a licensed appraiser, and brings tremendous experience and perspective to real estate.

Aaron Gelb – Buyer and Seller Specialist

Aaron is an award-winning agent, recognized for exceeding standards and extraordinary dedication to his clients. He is a buyer and seller specialist whose passion for exploring Los Angeles carries over into his passion for finding the right property for his clients. His personable demeanor and professional rapport with other agents often results in his buyers’ offers being accepted above others in competitive situations.

Peter Stewart – Buyer and Seller Specialist

Peter is a buyer specialist, who has had unbelievable success in finding just the right properties. Peter knows how to analyze a client’s needs, and has the market knowledge to match them up with the right property. By focusing only on buyer showings, someone is always available to show you a property. Peter is one of the Westside Office’s top producing agents.

Erin Barnes – Buyer and Seller Specialist

Erin was born in Santa Monica and spent some time in Cleveland, so she relates to native SoCal beach bunnies and Midwestern transplants alike! Erin prides herself on her integrity. Her clients praise her for being super smart, conscientious, down-to-Earth, patient, and way less obnoxious than most Realtors they’ve met! A passionate life-long learner, Erin does her research to monitor the market and is always looking for new things to discover in LA’s many neighborhoods; she will gladly tell you the best places to eat all over town.

Ryan Katz – Buyer and Seller Specialist

Ryan Katz is more than just a realtor, he is an experienced negotiator with a passion for sales & client experience. He comes from a top producing real estate team background. Ryan was born in Durban, South Africa & raised in La Jolla, California. Ryan also speaks conversational Spanish. Fun Fact: Prior to real estate, Ryan designed his own clothing line and handled marketing for famous rock bands.

Diane Rosas – Buyer and Seller Specialist

Diane is an MBA and a seasoned professional. She is committed to building lasting relationships with clients by providing superior service. With integrity, loyalty, and dedication, she listens and learns about her client’s needs, studies the market, and uses innovative marketing techniques. She is passionate, driven, and always ready to go the extra mile!

Jessica Ishak – Buyer and Seller Specialist

Jessica is a buyer and seller specialist who is sharp and personable. Jessica’s real estate and engineering background combined with her vast knowledge of the local Los Angeles market make her a unique and true asset in any real estate transaction. Jessica prides herself in always giving her clients 110% all the time, every time. She is dedicated to meeting all your needs with the greatest degree of precision. Jessica is also fluent in Arabic.

Mona Marinova – Buyer and Seller Specialist

Mona is a tremendously energetic, driven professional who is dedicated to her clients’ success. She brings the highest level of honesty and integrity to her endeavors. She is praised for her attention to detail, loyalty, and personalized client service. Mona guides her clients through transactions with maximum effort, and is excited to earn your trust, provide you with exceptional service, and do whatever it takes to make your deal a win/win! Mona is also fluent in Bulgarian.

Keely Jowitt – Buyer and Seller Specialist

Keely began her career as a Real Estate agent at a young agent, worked her way up, and has been the top selling agent on her previous team for the past two years. Aside from Real Estate, Keely volunteers her time coaching participants in communication courses with the intention of building leaders. The Real Estate process can at times seem significant and stressful. Her commitment to her clients is to make the process fun and exciting, while at the same time making them educated, at ease, and confident with their decisions.

Audrey Lee – Buyer and Seller Specialist

Originating from South-East Asia, Audrey has found her true home in Los Angeles after living on the Westside for over a decade. Moving from house to house consistently in her younger years, Audrey grew the instinctive sense of value and taste in real estate. This ingrained love helps Audrey find her clients’ homes with ease, and her extensive background in marketing and negotiating seals the deal. With a MA in Communication from Pepperdine, Audrey ensures that the lines are clear between her and all parties involved in a transaction.

Jessica Dubin – Buyer and Seller Specialist

Jessica brings a wealth of experience to the Schulman Team, as she has been in real estate since 2007 and has several hundred transactions under her belt. An alumna of Syracuse University, she knows just how special Southern California is, and finds great joy helping people to buy and sell their homes here. When not helping her clients to achieve the dream of home-ownership, Jessica spends her time enjoying the natural splendor of the region and playing polo at Will Rogers with her two polo ponies, Kika and Soñadora.

Morgan Kirkpatrick – Listing Coordinator, Client Care Manager

Morgan ensures the office is running smoothly. With Morgan efficiently handling the many details required for a successful real estate business, our agents’ time is allowed to be freed up to show properties, focus on buyers’ and sellers’ needs, and expertly negotiate deals. Morgan always responds to our clients’ needs promptly and with the utmost care and concern!

Annie Rochlin – Sales Manager

Annie, a Los Angeles native, guarantees efficiency and professionalism when handling the numerous elements required for positive real estate business and transactions. She’s tremendously resourceful, detailed oriented and tech-savvy while bringing her knowledge of LA to real estate.

Tamara “Tamra” Kraft – Buyer Support Assistant

Tamara Kraft is a buyer support assistant. She arranges schedules for showings, researches properties, shows properties and helps coordinate offers. She is instrumental in the buyer process. She is passionate about her job, makes herself very available, and is excited to work with our buyers.

Warren Cartier – Client Services Manager & Showing Specialist

Warren brings his enthusiasm about real estate to the team. He’ll always show up with a positive energy and a true excitement to meet you and help you out with whatever is needed. He makes himself very available and flexible to work with our clients’ busy schedules!

Megan Pyle – Administrative Coordinator

Megan keeps the team on track and our deals running smoothly. She helps with everything from coordinating offers to scheduling our buyers’ inspections and arranging open houses. With a background in Marketing, she is super efficient, resourceful, creative, and no-nonsense! She loves seeing our clients happy!

Alyssa Van Zyl – Showing Specialist

Alyssa is eager to work with our buyers and help them find the right property! She can answer questions you have about properties and areas, and help you refine your property search. She is punctual, friendly, and has a flexible schedule to help meet your availability.

Christina Edland – Showing Specialist

Christina brings a wealth of experience and international travel to the team. Having lived in the UK, Germany, Spain and the US as well as traveling in Asia, she knows how to make international and domestic buyers comfortable. She is very excited to be part of Richard Schulman’s team and looks forward to meeting your needs!

Gabriela Labra – Short Sale Negotiator, Buyer Specialist, Bilingual

Gaby is an expert short sale negotiator who has closed an unreal 100% of her short sales over the last 5 years. She helps sellers through every step of the short sale process and knows the ins and outs of working with the banks to get the short sale successfully approved. She is also an experienced buyer specialist, and is fluent in Spanish.

Ilene Nathan Lipshutz – Showing Specialist

Ilene Lipshutz is a buyer specialist who shows properties. Ilene has enjoyed working as a sales representative for over 10 years, and is dedicated to helping clients along their real estate journey. Whether you just have a question, would like to conduct an extensive search or need to complete a comprehensive real estate transaction, she can help you out.

Johnenne Mays – Leasing Manager and Showing Assistant

Johnenne has extensive experience working in the Southern California real estate world. She has worked at the local MLS with the board of Realtors, and been an assistant to a top producing broker. She exceeds at managing open houses, assisting real estate transactions, and catering to buyer and seller needs. She is charismatic, detail-oriented, creative, and enthusiastic.