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 – Buying & Selling 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)

Alyssa Van Zyl – DRE#02022534 – Buying & Selling 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.

Amy Johns – DRE#02055816 – Operations Manager | Buying & Selling Specialist

Born and raised in Southern California, Amy is recognized for going over and beyond for her clients. With a 15-year background in sales, she is a strong negotiator and advocate for her clients. She is a compassionate, friendly, humorous partner who eases a process that can often be quite stressful. Amy has built a reputation for her refreshingly friendly customer care and proven ability to guide buyers to obtain the best value for their home. She prides herself on hard work, knowledge of the market, and strong negotiating skills. With a true eye for design, Amy will show you the potential in homes and has the ability to provide buyers with a range of opportunities that adhere to their wants needs. Whether you are looking for new development, first time home or a fixer-upper Amy will be there every step of the way.

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Brian Tran – DRE#02085816 – Buying & Selling Specialist

Brian consistently delivers a stress-free experience from start to finish by providing a personable approach to buying or selling a home. Based in Los Angeles and surrounding areas, Brian upholds a strong local market knowledge and provides remarkable customer service through attention to detail and thorough communication with his clients. Brian exceeds his clients’ expectations on every occasion and prides himself on being available whenever and wherever. Outside of Real Estate, Brian commits to living a healthy lifestyle by a natural, whole foods diet and staying active. You can find him at the gym or cycling through the Mulholland Canyons on weekend mornings.

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Brittni Wedel – DRE#02085816 – Buying & Selling Specialist

Brittni’s outgoing, passionate and driven personality makes her dedicated to her clients’ real estate needs and a delight to work with. Her background in Art History and Digital Advertising adds to her meticulous attention to detail, superior service and a keen eye for unique qualities in a home. Brittni’s love for travel has taken her to 30 countries and counting. This experience has grown the communication skills that she puts to use for her clients. Whether her client is looking to buy, sell or invest she will ensure they find the perfect fit while having fun along the way.

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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.

Joshua Calvin Harris

Joshua Calvin Harris – DRE#02086718 – Buying & Selling Specialist

Originally from rural North Carolina, Joshua moved to the vibrant metropolis of Los Angeles in 2010. He is described as good-natured, diligent, and resourceful in ensuring clients achieve their real estate goals. Joshua enjoys utilizing knowledge from his former career serving the residents of the City of West Hollywood and the City of Beverly Hills to the full benefit of his clients. He holds a BA in Political Science (cum laude) from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Master of Public Administration from USC. In his spare time, Joshua can be found performing standup comedy, hiking, camping, and volunteering with various organizations, particularly the LA LGBT Center.

Julie Bwarie – DRE#02087881 – Buying & Selling Specialist

A Los Angeles native from Sherman Oaks, Julie Bwarie is thrilled to be part of the Richard Schulman team. Prior to joining the team, Julie was the Sales Manager for the highest profile markets for Goldstar Events working with top Los Angeles-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.

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)

Jenny Wu

Laiqi “Jenny” Wu – DRE#01960006 – Buying & Selling 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.

Mona Marinova –  DRE#01909986 – Buying & Selling 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)

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Sam Lavi – DRE#02084929 – Buying & Selling Specialist

Sam is an award-winning marketer, UCLA alumnus, and dedicated real estate professional with over 10+ years of exposure to the Los Angeles market. He has served as President of the American Marketing Association Los Angeles and utilizes his expertise to provide top service to buyers and sellers in the Southern California area. Originally from Boston, MA – Sam enjoys competitive sports, staying atop current events, and connecting with those old and new to LA. Sam is also fluent in Farsi and Armenian.

Scott Yeilding – DRE#01904638 – Chief Operating Officer

A southern California native, Scott was raised in a family with over 50 years of experience in real estate sales, investing and property management in south Orange County. From an early age, he gained exposure to best practices of industry leaders and developed a passion for the business.

Scott began his career in Los Angeles real estate in 2011 and has managed over $500,000,000 in sales volume comprised of over 300 successfully closed transactions. His experience ranges from entry level to luxury price points, with an extensive knowledge of hyper-local markets in Los Angeles County. Scott joined The Schulman Team in 2018, determined to drive the team’s mission to create opportunity of wealth, pride of ownership and security for both clients and team members through lifelong relationships in real estate sales and investing. He aims to leverage his local market expertise with operational efficiency, risk management and mentorship to help team members and clients achieve their goals.

Scott is a double alumnus of the University of Southern California, with degrees in Public Policy, Management and Urban Planning and Business with a specialization in Social Entrepreneurship. He utilizes his past experience in environmental planning, project management and politics to provide a consultative approach to brokering his clients’ best interests. Scott is a member of the Keller Williams Rainbow Network, Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Young Professionals Council and My Friend’s Place Emerging Leaders Council.