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Meet Our Team of Local Experts
Born and raised in California, Kurt graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Communications.
He started his real estate career in West Seattle, where he was the number one realtor for the better part of a decade. After taking a two-year sabbatical, during which he traveled the world with his brother, Kurt landed in Los Angeles and has been practicing real estate in California ever since. He brings the life lessons he learned around the globe to his career, and is always certain to keep his priorities straight.
Kurt is a sucker for a killer bottle of wine and an afternoon game of golf (not in that order!).
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Eugene was raised in Los Feliz and graduated from USC with a degree in Communication Arts & Sciences.
Growing up surrounded by architectural works of Neutra, Schindler and Lloyd Wright, he fostered a love of architecture and design, which drew him to a career in real estate. A top producing agent for 20+ years, Eugene has owned and operated his own real estate brokerage and worked in management at Berkshire Hathaway.
Eugene loves spending time with his wife and two daughters, with whom he enjoys exploring the outdoors, always looking for the next adventure, be it bouldering and rock climbing in Joshua Tree, skiing in Lake Tahoe, or hitting the local beaches. If not there, you will find him on a tennis court where he lives by the adage: You only live once, but you get to serve twice.
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Born and raised in Orange County, CA Jennifer graduated with degrees in English & Political Science from California State Fullerton. She dove right into a decade-long career in law and property management building a portfolio of 100+ properties along the West Coast. A passion for design and desire for a good challenge created a fulfilling foray into rehabbing homes and obtaining her real estate license. Clients appreciate the dedication and calm demeanor she brings to every deal.
Jennifer takes pleasure in French food, Italian wine, hot yoga, dry wit, and the Sunday paper. She's a mom, wife and shares the same birthday with her rescue pup Ezra.
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Lifelong Angeleno, Melissa has been fortunate to have the opportunity to call many of LA’s fabulous neighborhoods home. This geographic expertise combined with her relentless work ethic really sets her clients up for success. Her love of architecture, design, and the arts has helped foster and find that perfect neighborhood/client match.
Melissa’s background in management and years of both performing and teaching dance have taught her the importance of customer service, working well under pressure, problem-solving, and execution.
An ideal day off for Melissa consists of a hike in Griffith Park, visiting a local art museum, afternoon skateboarding, some magic hour photography followed by a healthy home-cooked dinner at home.
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Born and raised in Los Angeles, Susie graduated from Cal State L.A. with a BA in Broadcast Journalism.
Having grown up in Silverlake and now living in Highland Park, Susie prides herself in knowing the Eastside of LA like the back of her hand. She spent her college years as a freelance writer while also working in hospitality as a bartender. Behind the bar she learned invaluable people skills and the art of remaining calm under pressure. These strengths and her love of architecture make real estate a natural fit.
She loves road trips, warm weather, everything coconut and beach days with her husband and their two kids, Mia and Max.
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Born + raised in the SF Bay Area, Mark holds a business degree from UC Riverside and has lived in three LA neighborhoods over the last 20 years: Atwater Village, WeHo and Mid City. Previously, Mark was a retail buyer and wholesale product development executive of home textiles + women's accessories for multiple large retailers. After working with The Local on his personal real estate transactions, he entered the field professionally. Working with national retailers on large scale product deals has given him invaluable negotiation experience, and reimagining six of his own properties has given him the vision to advise our clients on their purchases.
On his down time, you can find Mark at the flea market or hunting online for the next great interior design purchase, traveling + spending time with friends and family.
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Her roots until this day lie with Northeast Los Angeles. She attained both her Bachelor’s in Public Health and a Master’s in Business Administration from Dominican University of California.
With 5 years of experience in healthcare management, she was inspired to make a change and utilize her creativity by starting her own marketing business to help local businesses, specifically realtors within NELA. Real Estate has always been a part of her life and it’s been her dream to work with a company that allows her to keep that creative spark and operational outlook alive.
Clarissa is a food enthusiast, an avid movie + concert goer, and enjoys spending time with her pups and family.
Listing Escrow Manager
Born and raised in Michigan, Steve graduated with a BBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.
Since his move to California, Steve has amassed over 14 years of experience in real estate - from residential resale to lending and the wild world of short sales - which has given him a unique and broad view of the real estate industry
Most weekends, you can find him hanging out with his family in Burbank. Steve relishes a day spent with his wife and young daughters, cooking, working out on the Peloton, and traveling SoCal and beyond.
Listing Prep Coordinator
Dana grew up in lovely Raleigh, NC before graduating from NYU with a degree in Film/ TV Production. She worked in entertainment for several years- in writers' rooms, as a development executive, and as the assistant to various celebrities, where she often found herself in some of the nicest houses she could imagine. This combined with her love of DIY, inspired a career change into interior design, where she worked for a high-end Los Feliz-based design firm before joining The Local. She loves how each project at The Local brings together her resourcefulness and eye for design to provide a unique blend of luxury, livability, and a tad of whimsy in each home.
Dana is an avid woodworker. If she’s not spending her free time making things, she’s usually cooking, at a concert, or hanging out with her boyfriend and two dogs in their Atwater Village home.