Meet the Team

The Schulman Team

The Schulman Team is a group of incredibly experienced, motivated, personable and customer-oriented LA real estate experts offering a full-service solution to all your real estate needs. Together, we close more than 150 transactions per year without ever sacrificing quality, individual service. The team model provides an unparalleled efficiency and attentiveness to our clients – see more about the benefits of working with a real estate team. Our team consistently ranks as one of the top in the country!

Aaron Gelb – DRE#01930586 – 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. (Affiliated Agent DRE#01484101)

Mona Marinova –  DRE#01909986 – 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. (Affiliated Agent DRE#01484101)

Alyssa Van Zyl – DRE#02022534 – Buyer and Seller 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.

Jenny Wu

Laiqi “Jenny” Wu – DRE#01960006 – Buyer and Seller Specialist

From Asia to Canada, then Iowa to Los Angeles; Jenny took her international experience to her Real Estate business. Fluent in Mandarin, Jenny specializes in both the Chinese and American market. Whether you are looking to buy, sell, or invest; her degree in design and background in marketing will help you sell your home quickly and find the next place to fit your style and budget. (Affiliated Agent DRE# 01471906)

Mike Lease

Michael “Mike” Lease – DRE#02040586 – Buying & Selling Specialist
Mike’s passion in real estate is to deeply understand his clients wants and needs, whether it be that new family home you’ve been tirelessly searching for or your next investment property. He prides himself in doing what it takes to get his clients’ offers accepted in competitive markets and utilizing connections to gain the upper hand. He looks forward to helping new and past clients achieve their real estate goals.

David Dippong

David Dippong – DRE#02064070– Buying & Selling Specialist
David lives on the West Side and truly connects with the SoCal lifestyle. Originally from the Midwest, he brings his unique brand of enthusiasm to every part of his life. David was a previously a Private Chef where he learned the joys of being of service and the importance of handling his clients’ need quickly, efficiently, and accurately. He’s a fitness-loving foodie who believes that a healthy body, positive mind, and a pursuit of knowledge are the makings of success. David uses this combination to help people achieve their real estate goals every day.

Clara Aquilar Esquer

Clara Takahashi– DRE#01990854 – Buying & Selling Specialist
Clara is known for closing hard sales with a smooth attitude! She grew up in the High Desert and accomplished her dream of moving near the ocean 12 years ago. Her love for Los Angeles makes her enthusiastic about helping others make the city home. She prides herself on knowing market trends, always being persistent for her clients and her strong communications skills. She goes above and beyond to ensure her clients are well prepared and confident buying their new home.

Michelle Jin Lee

Michelle Jin Lee – DRE#02026204 – Buying & Selling SpecialistMichelle prides her on being a full service real estate professional who knows market trends and prioritizes her clients needs. She believes in delivering world class service and doing whatever it takes to make her clients’ real estate goals & dreams a reality! If you want a Realtor who ensures you receive the top-notch service, she is the real estate professional for you. Michelle is born and raised in Los Angeles. She is married and has two fur babies. On her free time, she prefers to be a homebody. What pushes her to work long hours? To continually help her retired parents. (Affiliated Agent DRE#01484101)


Julie Stephens – DRE#02072520 – Buying & Selling Specialist
Originally from upstate New York, Julie has called California Home for more than 12 years. Reluctantly moving to Los Angeles more than 8 years ago, she now gladly calls Santa Monica home and loves the SoCal lifestyle. Positive, out-going, inquisitive and with a background in TV news and public relations, she is excited to have found real estate and wants to hear clients’ stories as she helps them find their new home.

Scott Yeilding – DRE#01904638 – Chief Operating Officer
Scott is a Southern California native and double U.S.C. Trojan Alumnus. With nearly a decade of experience in the Los Angeles real estate industry and a background in urban planning, business and management, he brings high energy and new perspectives to help drive team efficiency and success. With ambition, honesty and discretion, he aims to establish lifelong relationships with his clients and associates.

Julie Bwarie – Showing Specialist
A Los Angeles native from Sherman Oaks, Julie Bwarie is thrilled to be part of the Richard Schulman team. Before starting this next chapter in real estate, Julie was part of the Warner Bros. Studios family in the music department. Most recently, she was the Sr. Sales & Account Manager for the highest profile markets for Goldstar Events working with top LA-area partners such as Center Theatre Group, LA Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Zoo where she was known for her authentic customer relationships, high-level sales and communication driven team building. Julie is excited to begin her real estate career from the ground up as a Showing Assistant.

Ilene Nathan Lipshutz – DRE#01721901 – 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. (Affiliated Agent DRE#01484101)