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Meet The Team

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Lorin Ruttenberg

Partner
lorin(at)aotchomes(dotted)com
DRE 01309588

With skill, grace and a dash of humor I help my clients manifest emotional and financial security in their lives through residential real estate.

I started working in Real Estate in the year 2001, and since then I have adapted to and walked my clients through a myriad of changes and market conditions. I’ve represented buyers and sellers in hundreds of transactions all over the Westside of Los Angeles including single-family homes, condos, income properties, new construction, teardowns and raw land. I have worked extensively with builders on ground-up construction, and I regularly parlay the knowledge it has given me to my residential clients.

My particular areas of focus include Baldwin Hills, View Park, Ladera Heights, Leimert Park, Culver City, Mar Vista and Santa Monica. These neighborhoods are the hottest spots in town in terms of both transaction volume and creative energy. Los Angeles is a city defined by change and constant re-invention, and working in real estate puts me on the cusp of it. It’s what I truly love about my work.

I grew up in the New York area, and though I’ve been in L.A. since 1988, people always seem to know I’m from New York within a few minutes of meeting me. Some things never change. I am married with two children and we live in Baldwin Hills. I have navigated public, private, magnet and charter schools in Los Angeles – not for the faint of heart! I happily share my knowledge and lived experience with my clients. In my spare time I love to cook, read, attend concerts and take Reformer Pilates classes.

 

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Erica Lockhart

Partner
erica(at)aotchomes(dotted)com
DRE 01763313

Erica Lockhart is a LA native who provides her clients with professional representation and exceptional service. Erica specializes in the sale of residential properties in the communities of View Park, Baldwin Vista, Baldwin Hills, Ladera Heights, Culver City, Mar Vista and other Westside areas. She is recognized for her effective art of negotiating, strong attention to details and solid work ethic. Erica prides herself in not only meeting, but exceeding her clients’ expectations. Her positive nature and outgoing personality make the entire process of buying and selling an effortless experience.

Prior to Real Estate, Erica worked in media and advertising for 9 years. As VP, Account Director at the country’s largest media firm, Erica was instrumental in the strategic direction of major brands such as American Express, Nautilus, The LA Times and Kaiser Permanente. With her strong background in marketing, Erica brings an innovative and highly effective approach to Real Estate.

Erica was born and raised in Los Angeles. She attended Brentwood School and currently serves on the Board of Trustees. She also graduated from the University of Southern California and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, as well as a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management.

When she is not selling real estate, she can be found spending time with her husband and three children who keep her very busy on both the soccer and football fields. She’s also a fitness fanatic who loves pilates, cardio kickboxing and a good dinner party.

 

Brandon Walls

Team Member
brandon(at)aotchomes(dotted)com
DRE 01806256

Brandon developed his passion for real estate in college at Cal State Dominguez Hills, where he obtained his degree in Business Administration. Shortly after getting a booming start into the industry in a flourishing housing market, Brandon observed many of his friends and family being affected by the swift, harsh blows of the economic and housing crisis. Seeking to help, he diverted his interest and helped develop a nonprofit designed to support, empower and educate distressed homeowners.

He embodies the Ahead of the Curve Homes core values: integrity, hard work, dedication, and persistence. These values are the driving forces that continue to facilitate “win-win” deals for all parties and has made him a valuable asset to the team. His well-rounded personality has enabled him to establish fruitful business relationships with private investors, home builders, bankers, accountants, and community leaders. His commitment to exceptional personal service has served him well in his 10 year Real Estate career.

Brandon is a doting father of a beautiful daughter. He is a classic car enthusiast and foodie. He has also inspired many friends and colleagues through his highly ambitious personal goal of traveling to 40 countries before the age of 40. He looks forward to applying his interests and expertise to help clients achieve their real estate goals.

 

Anna Robertson

Marketing and Sales Coordinator
anna(at)aotchomes(dotted)com

Anna leads the AOTCH sales and marketing department, ensuring superior exposure for clients particularly in the digital space. She uses her considerable expertise to identify the best marketing and PR opportunities for our properties, ensuring they are presented to the most likely prospective buyers.

Anna brings a wealth of experience from the entertainment and sports sectors, most notably LEGOLAND Windsor in the United Kingdom where she drove the marketing strategy and delivery including TV, digital, outdoor and radio advertising campaigns. Anna also has extensive experience in brand management creating identities for world-renowned events including Queens Club tennis tournament in London. Before joining AOTCH, Anna worked at another top producing real estate team in Los Angeles, creating digital, email and print campaigns for a number of luxury properties.

A Santa Monica native, Anna graduated from Yale University with a degree in history before working in London for 10 years. Outside of work, Anna enjoys exploring the city, spending time with her husband and Miniature Schnauzer Jackson, going to exhibitions, and surfing.

 

Rodney Williams II

Director of Operations | Agent
rodney(at)aotchomes(dotted)com
DRE 02065999

Rodney has a welcoming personality and true passion for the day to day operations of real estate. He maintains our AOTCH office with proficiency, innovation, and strategic planning that aligns with our core drive to stay Ahead of the Curve.

He personifies a high level of professionalism exhorting the key essentials of being highly motivated, and personable with all levels of clientele. Before AOTCH, Rodney held the role as Director of Client Care & Office Manager on a top producing team here in Los Angeles, while actively participating in project-based activities around the Los Angeles neighborhood. He’s punctual and tactful, with a talent for grasping new criteria quickly, all while assuring daily tasks are effectively initiated above the call of duty.

He’s family oriented and strives to empower the youth of our society as a youth mentor at a local middle school in Hancock Park, and his non-profit mentoring organization. Outside of real estate, you can find him spending weekends on the beach in Malibu, tap dancing, horseback riding, hiking, and serving at his church near North La Brea.

Rodney believes in the power of synergy, more importantly the positive effect it reveals to reach a place of goal mastering success. He’s an exceptional addition to the AOTCH team.

 

Robin Plischke

Realtor
robin(at)compass(dotted)com
DRE 01966968

Robin Plischke, is a native Angelino, growing up and still residing in Santa Monica, California. Now with children attending some of the same schools she had, her scope and understanding for the area, schools and housing opportunities is unparalleled.

After running a small business for 8 years she began her real estate career as project manager for a commercial real estate firm that bought, sold and stabilized a portfolio of over 2,000 apartment/multi-family acquisitions across the U.S. Yet, she always felt her local area knowledge, interpersonal skills and entrepreneurial nature would be better suited for residential real estate. She yearned to have more face to face time with her clients , to help people find their perfect place in the world, a place where families would be created and memories would be made.

Soon she transitioned into a Beverly Hills Residential Brokerage, being mentored by a Top Producer and partnering in over 110 home sales in just 2 short years. 6 years later, this in-depth experience with so many unique transactions and clients has given her tremendous practical knowledge about how to run a deal and close an escrow smoothly.

Each and every transaction is not just a deal to Robin but the creation of an experience and a relationship. At the end of the day, buying and selling a home is an emotional process. Robin’s patience, consistency and tireless enthusiasm guide her clients through the process so that it’s enjoyable and fruitful. These principles guide Robin through every deal no matter how big or small, giving each client individualized attention so that they are empowered to accomplish their mission.

 

Lady Rodriguez

Realtor Associate
lady(at)aotchomes(dotted)com
DRE 01217294

Lady Rodriguez has been demonstrating her knowledge of the real estate business, her expertise and her unwavering commitment to her clients since 1996. She is privileged to successfully serve her diverse clientele of local and international buyers, sellers and investors in Los Angeles.

Lady has resided in Pacific Palisades and Santa Monica since 1982.
Among other enterprises, prior to her Real Estate career, she created and managed 3 highly successful interpreting and translation businesses in Los Angeles.

Lady has received various Master of Arts Degrees from the US and abroad. She is fluent in Spanish and English.

Lady’s global entrepreneurial experience and vast professional background gives her the ability to address diversity in all forms and to masterfully advocate for her clients throughout the property acquisition or the selling process. Her innate charisma and ability to connect with clients utilizing deep listening skills creates comfortable and collaborative relationships with her clients. Lady utilizes proven and effective marketing strategies to maximize the value of every property she lists. Her sharp negotiation skills, extensive knowledge of the market, meticulous attention to detail and advanced Compass Technology Tools help her to achieve the highest and best outcome for her clients.

Lady’s greatest reward is her clients’ satisfaction, continuous referrals and the opportunity to serve new clients.

Lady also loves to serve the community at large by being involved with various non-profit organizations as a volunteer, translator and seminar leader/facilitator. She greatly enjoys traveling, music, dancing, nature, walks on the beach, swimming, and all the goodness that life offers.

Erica Lockhart – DRE 01763313
Lorin Ruttenberg – DRE 01309588
Compass is a licensed real estate broker licensed by the state of California and abides by equal housing opportunity laws. All material presented herein is intended for informational purposes only. Information is compiled from sources deemed reliable but is subject to errors, omissions, changes in price, condition, sale, or withdrawal without notice. No statement is made as to accuracy of any description. All measurements and square footages are approximate. This is not intended to solicit property already listed. Nothing herein shall be construed as legal, accounting or other professional advice outside the realm of real estate brokerage.