ARA AROUSTAMIAN is a licensed California attorney, practicing law since 1986, when he first served with the Los Angeles County Counsel’s office and then a private firm. Since 1992 he has been a partner in his own general practice firm. He specializes in civil litigation, real estate, corporate and construction cases along with probate and personal injury matters. He is a graduate of UCLA, with a Bachelors’ Degree in Political Science. He received a Juris Doctor Degree from Pepperdine University School of Law. In 1995, he was appointed as Commissioner to the Board of Los Angeles County Capital Asset Leasing Corporation, a County owned Corporation. He is a member of several local and national professional and social/cultural organizations and a member of the Board of Directors of an International Charitable Organization.
He is a member of Glendale, San Fernando Valley and Greater Los Angeles Boards of Realtors. In addition, he is a member of the California Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors. Joe is active in various community organizations, a member of the Chamber of Commerce and the Treasurer of the American Red Cross, Glendale - La Crescent Chapter.
MERCEDES BARBA has been a realtor/broker for over 13 years in the Los Angeles area and is the owner of Casablanca Properties.
LESLIE G. BELLAMY is a real estate broker specializing in real estate sales. He is a past President and Chairman of the Board of the California Association of Real Estate Brokers, Inc. He is active in various community organizations and is on the faculty of the California Community College District as an instructor in real estate.
PAUL L. BENJAMIN is a real estate broker since 1984. He owns and operates Paul Benjamin Realty. He is a member of the Rancho Los Cerritos Board of Realtors. Mr. Benjamin is active in various community organizations, and is a member of the Bellflower Chamber of Commerce.
MALCOLM BENNETT is a licensed real estate broker and licensed contractor. He is the founder and President of International Realty & Investments, Inc. since 1975. He is a State court-appointed receiver for real property in Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside Counties. Malcolm is the President and Founder (1987) of the Minority Apartment Owners Association. He is a member and President (January 2001) of the Los Angeles County Board of Real Estate; member/ director of California Association of Realtors, Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles, Westside Fair Housing Council, Southwest Los Angeles Board of Realtors, and numerous other similar associations, committees and boards.
HUI-PING “PINKIE” CHEN is a real estate broker since 1983, and has been very active in real estate development and property management in the San Gabriel Valley. At present, she works as an event organizer in charge of the Alhambra/San Gabriel Chinese New Year Parade, among others.
HILDA COHEN is a Real Estate Broker, working in Los Angeles’ Westside, since 1990. She specializes in Residential and Residential Income Properties. In 1998, Hilda was appointed as a Commissioner of the Assessment Appeals Board by Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. She has been an active member of the Board since. In 2015, Hilda was reappointed by Supervisor Shiela Kuehl. Hilda is a member of National Association of Realtors; California Association of Realtors; and the Greater Beverly Hills/Los Angeles Association of Realtors; and the Multiple Listing Service.
PHILLIP HAWKINS has been a real estate broker since 1977, which is the same year that he started his first real estate office. In 1982 he started an investment company that created general and limited partnerships for large developments and managed this partnership. He also started his own property management company. This business generated the need to create a construction company and he became a Genera Contractor (B1) licensee. Mr. Hawkins was also a State Assemblyman and was the Chairman of Housing and Community Development Committee. While in Sacramento, he was sat on the budget committee for the State of California.
JAMES C. KIM is an attorney admitted to practice in the State of California since 1995. Mr. Kim is also a licensed real estate broker. He graduated from UCLA with a degree in Political Science, and received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. Mr. Kim is active in community organizations, and has served as a reserve deputy sheriff with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department since 1989.
ZACHARY SEFF is a real estate mortgage loan broker in the West Los Angeles area. He has served as a public arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association, the New York Stock Exchange and the NASD. He also does mediation for the Los Angeles Superior Court and the State Bar of California.
MAGGIE SOLEIMANI is an attorney admitted to practice in the State of California in 1989. She is also a licensed real estate broker. She is active in many community and philanthropic organizations, and is a big advocate for children with special needs. She is also a published author.
JOSUÉ LÓPEZ is a real estate and mortgage broker specializing in in Long Beach, CA. He is the owner of GROW Mortgages, a company he founded in 2010 to assist home owners in the wake of the financial crisis, and acts as CEO, broker, and visionary, presiding over the organization as a whole. Through the years, he has worked in various capacities within the financial sector, from commodities to home loans. Mr. López is a participant in the Pacific Gateway workforce development program and proud member of the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce. He holds Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Economics from California State University, Long Beach and recently completed an intensive course of study with the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program.