Henry Suarez – Managing Partner
California State University at Long Beach ‘85
Henry began his real estate sales career in 1988 and within 6 months became a top producer. He has continued to maintain the top producer position for 20+ years in spite of negative cycles in the real estate market. Ultimately, hard work, experience, caring about his clients and excellent instincts are what he credits for his success. Self-described as “very entrepreneurial,” he has worked 14 hours a day, seven days a week, “doing whatever I promised my customer I would do.”
Henry has successfully closed an average of $40 million in sales each year making him a consistent top sales leader in the area. The efficient and timely manner in which these properties were sold is due in part to the hard working, effective, and experienced team he has surrounded himself with. His lifetime sales are well over $1 Billion.
The goal is to always provide the highest standard of service from the first day of a listing period to the close of escrow. The team is fully aware they are working for you and their job is to successfully represent you in the sale or purchase of the property. It is the team’s intention to represent you in the purchase or sale of your home with the utmost professionalism.
“Building customer trust and respect is what brings repeat business. I believe that if you are doing everything you say you are going to do and you are upfront with people, they are going to respect you even if they don’t always agree with you. Honesty and integrity are essential for success – they are everything.”
Henry notes that some approach the business in other ways and are still successful. This business is all about providing excellent service and doing it with integrity. You get back what you put into it.
JJ Mahli – Business Opportunities/Investments
University of Southern California ‘98
I am a husband, a father, and have a passion for all things real estate. I enjoy finding run down homes and bringing them back to life. I especially love restoring historic homes because they are a bit of a challenge. I find it is most difficult to maintain the splendor of the home, yet try to meet the needs of people who will be living in the homes. I do my best to bring value to the home by improving it in a historically precise way and keeping the old beauty and charm of the home.
Mass marketing works well for standardized products, but most homes are one-of-a-kind, luxury items, not commodities. If mass marketing luxury items was the most effective method for sellers, Christie’s would put high-end art on eBay.
As a Residential and Commercial Investment Specialist, I believe in aggressively marketing property through a variety of carefully chosen media channels and my own extensive personal database as well as a specialized global network list. I believe in maintaining a commitment to our clientele, providing each client with the utmost service, discretion and integrity. I have seasoned my ability to market properties and navigate the delicate negotiations process of closing a transaction to the benefit of the client.
3 simple steps to make a successful transaction:
- Relationship – The relationship between us and our clients is foremost for successful transactions.
- Marketing – We are widely regarded by peers as having the nation’s most technologically progressive marketing program with the support of Christie and Dilbeck Estates.
- Negotiations – The work only begins once an offer is presented and this expertise is only learned in the trenches.
Fluent in English and Russian, I am able to provide international clients with the most resources possible. Simply put, my goal is to be your real estate resource, now or sometime in the future.
When I am not in the office you will find me hiking our local mountains with my wife, daughters and our dogs Quincy & Max!
Brett Hazard – Estates Director
Brett started his Real Estate career in 2008, working with top agents Henry & Ralph Suarez through the REO markets. Now Brett has over 100 million in personal sales and is a top producer every year.
Brett has become one of the leading Realtors in the Burbank area. His geographical knowledge and analytical price evaluations of the Burbank area are unparalleled. He is a third generation resident of the greater Burbank area. There is no other agent with a greater knowledge of the Burbank area.
Brett can meet the requirements of the most distinguishing buyers or seller. His ability to find deals, negotiate contract, massage escrow transactions from start to finish, and his ability to close deals make him the ideal agent for you.
Nikica Vasily is native to the Foothills area. He grew up helping his grandfather run his restaurant The Flintridge Inn in La Canada, which is now The Dish. He also attended and graduated from Saint Francis High School in La Canada. This led him to pursue and receive his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management & Administration from California State University, Northridge.
Nikica previously worked as a project manager & assistant engineer for Mladen Buntich Construction. This helped him develop his negotiation, analytical, problem solving & communication skills. He has carried these skills onto his real estate business and those skills are appreciated by his past clients & their testimonials. Selling and buying your real estate should be a stress free and easy process. Nikica has surrounded himself with an all in one team, with trusted professional individuals within every aspect of the industry. This team consists of licensed contractors, engineers, home stagers, & reputable lenders. Nico will make your experience positive and rewarding.
Jose Pena – Project Manager
Jose is a valued member of Henry’s team. As project manager he ensures that whatever needs the project requires, it is handled in a timely, efficient, and cost effective manner. Jose is a go to and get it done person.
Silva Malakian – Escrow Coordinator
Silva has been actively licensed since 2006 and assistant to Henry since 2008. Her knowledge and experience provides the clients with excellent guidance while taking them through the many steps required to close an escrow from pre-listing to sold including:
- Client Contact
- Scheduling appointments for repairs/inspections/taping/etc.
- Generates contracts and disclosures
- Reviews documents for correct signing
- Handles all closing documents
- Lists properties in the MLS
- Assists with Landlord-Tenant issues
- Property Inspections
- Hosting Open House/Broker Caravans
- Arranging staging of homes
- Ordering client gifts
- General office errands
Anna Kuznetsov – Language Department
Anna has worked in languages for over 40 years. She is fluent in Russian, English, and conversational Spanish. In today’s real estate market, where foreign buyers are a large portion of sales, it is important to have connections in those communities. We can provide professional linguists for any language for any real estate transaction. She has served in such assignments as:
- Federal District Courts, Superior and Municipal Courts
- Dignitaries including:
- Former First Lady of the USSR – Raisa Gorbachev
- Former Prime Minister of Russia – Yegor Gaidar
- Former Los Angeles Mayors – Thomas Bradley and Richard Riordan
- CEO Occidental Petroleum – Dr. Armand Hammer
- Prince Phillip of England
- Petersburg, Russia, former Mayors – Anatoly Sobchak and Vladimir Yakovlev
- Former Senator – Bob Mathias
- Movie Actors/Actresses – Jane Fonda, Quincy Jones, Whoopi Goldberg, Hugh Hefner, Sorrel Brook, etc.
- Government Agencies: Secret Service, Customs, Navy and Defense Nuclear Agency.
- 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee