Our Agents

Lynne Lear

Lynne Lear

Co-Founding Partner

Lynne helps both buyers and sellers meet their real estate objectives. She has extensive knowledge of the Southern California real estate market and will work tirelessly on your behalf to make your next home buying or home selling experience a pleasant and successful one. Lynne brings to the table strong negotiation skills, a keen understanding of the buying/selling process, a sensitivity to the toll the process can take on a family, and a commitment to providing excellent service.

An East Coast native, Lynne was educated at DARTMOUTH College.  While in college, she was recruited by News Corporation in New York City and joined the sales force in their advertising division.  Four years later she relocated to Los Angeles with News Corp and managed the West Coast sales office.  For the next 10 years she was consistently a top producer-President’s Club member. In 1999 she joined Disney Internet Division and ran the West Coast Sales & Marketing team, negotiating contracts and handling $20M in business.  After the Internet bust, she took a year off, rested a bit, co-founded a local private high school, and acquired her Real Estate License.  She started her career with Shorewood Realtors (11 years), where she was a “Top Producer.” In 2016 Lynne was asked to join Strand Hill Properties, of Christie’s International, an opportunity she could not refuse!  She has established her niche in the local community.  She loves her job, and it shows!

Combined 25 years of Marketing, Advertising, Real Estate Sales

Lynne is an “Off-Market Specialist”   (Local & extensive network affords her to conduct 50% of her business off of the MLS, or, in private sales) She has earned the respect of the top local Real Estate talent and is well connected within the real estate market, has Co-founded and is a Member of a top select Networking Group in Manhattan Beach, Maintains close relationships with local builders, and works with an experienced support team.

Respected by Peers, Trusted by All

Lynne Lear joined Strand Hill Properties because of its unique vision, top flight real estate professionals, and superior customer service.  Strand Hill Properties, while relatively new to the South Bay, benefits from it’s affiliation with Christie’s International Real Estate and its global expertise, tailored service, trusted reputation, discretion, and excellence in the luxury property market.  Because of Strand Hill Property’s high standing in the local real estate community, Lynne brings exceptional resources to you to assist in your transaction, such as:  Real Estate Leader recognition, home inspectors, title companies, lenders, contractors and escrow officers.   You will need the whole team, and part of Lynne’s value is her team.

Chris Plank

Chris Plank

Co-Founding Partner

Chris Plank has been successfully selling real estate as an agent and broker in the South Bay a since 1989 and is a lifelong resident of Manhattan Beach. He leverages his expertise and South Bay market knowledge to help families consistently exceed their home investment goals. Honesty and integrity, along with determination and dedication, are philosophies that Chris Plank strives for in all aspects of his life. Applying these principles to his business has allowed him to consistently be a top-producing real estate agent.

Jeremy Shelton

Jeremy Shelton

Co-Founding Partner

Jeremy began his real estate career in 2003 and quickly established himself as a leader in the South Bay real estate brokerage business. Jeremy has closed more than 500 transactions worth hundreds of millions of dollars in his career. He prides himself on being a local expert focused on providing good, reliable information that most clients would not have access to on their own or with other agents.

In the last 5 years, Jeremy has averaged over $60 million in sales and 30+ transactions per year. In 2017, Jeremy earned #1 individual real estate agent at Strandhill/Christies Int’l real estate in sales volume and transactions (company-wide volume was close to $1 Billion in sales).

Jeremy has lived in Manhattan Beach for the last 20 years, having moved here from Arizona where he attended the University of Arizona and earned his degree in Regional Development (Real Estate) and Business. Jeremy grew up in San Diego and has a lovely wife and 2 children who attend our top-ranked public school system. He is active with his childrens’ sports, schools, and local charities.

Karynne Thim

Karynne Thim

Co-Founding Partner

I love what I do and where I live, and feel fortunate to spend every day helping others experience life, invest and flourish here in the South Bay.  My husband and I have lived in Hermosa Beach for over 20 years and have a daughter in college.  She went through elementary and middle school in Hermosa and graduated from Mira Costa, so I have familiarity with both school districts.

In addition to our family home, we’ve invested in income-producing properties (the best investments we’ve ever made!), so I’m a believer in investing for the future and offer a wide range of first-hand knowledge.

One thing I’m not is a high-pressure salesperson. My clients tell me they appreciate my advisory skills and that I’m a one-stop-shopping real estate resource.  I understand the various ever-changing phases of life, family needs and how to live successfully here.

Originally from Arizona, childhood summer vacations to California sparked a lifelong love of the ocean and the beach.  I moved here shortly after graduating from the University of Arizona.  I’ve established deep roots in the South Bay, living in Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, San Pedro and Marina del Rey over the years, and often joke that I’ve been doing this so long, that if given an address in Manhattan, Hermosa or Redondo, I can probably envision the homes on any given block!

Working through high school and college, my early career days were dedicated to learning all aspects of real estate.  I worked with various companies that specialized in land speculation, industrial warehouses, condo conversions and shopping centers.  I’ve always been a self-starter and got my first job when I was 14 at a nearby interior design studio, doing odd jobs and accounting (yes, even at 14 I had a knack for numbers!).

Although the world of real estate is fast-paced and I often work long hours in order to provide top-shelf service to my clients, I take time to enjoy time with family, friends and my favorite activities of volleyball, paddle surfing and fundraising for VHL cancer research through a non-profit we founded, the Double Strand VHL Cancer Research Foundation (www.DoubleStrand.org).

Alli Baldocchi

Alli Baldocchi

Alli is the definition of LOCAL.  A 3rd generation Manhattan Beach Native, she knows the South Bay better than most.   Her career in real estate began at a young age placing door hangers for her mom in the neighborhood.  Years later, they became partners and Alli took advantage of her years of expertise.  Walking in her own shoes now, Alli is taking the lead and showing her mom a thing or two, and Susan couldn’t be more proud.

Selling real estate in the South Bay is selling a LIFESTYLE.  A surfer’s daughter, married to a LOCAL and a mom to 3 boys, Alli lives the South Bay lifestyle.  Educating clients why this is the BEST place to live is easy when you have years of memories and stories to tell.  

Alli’s ability to connect with others and vast knowledge of the South Bay gives her an edge above the rest.

Alli grew up in Manhattan Beach, attending Grand View Elementary, Manhattan Beach Intermediate (MBI) and graduating from Mira Costa High School.  After graduating from the University of San Diego and living in London for a year, a long and windy career path began.

With a natural gift for design and creativity, Alli was drawn to careers in the fashion industry and interior design.  Although she majored in business and marketing, the need for a creative outlet was always present.

Alli married her husband, Tome, a Hermosa Beach Native, and they live in Manhattan Beach, where they are raising their 3 boys.  Even though they both grew up in the South Bay, times have changed dramatically and trying to keep all the values and teach their boys the way they grew up has been a challenge.

Learning early on that one of their children was diagnosed with Autism, Alli has been an advocate and a loud voice in the South Bay.  Living in a town where perfection is expected, she knows the challenge of raising a child that may be seen as “different”.  Alli embraces her children’s differences and has discovered the beauty in the imperfections of her children.  She was featured in a local South Bay HEALTH magazine where she shares her journey with her children.  Alli has created a blog to share stories with other families who may be experiencing similar challenges, and wrote a book; Not Broken – How My Son with Autism Taught Me to Live.

Being able to connect with others is one of Alli’s greatest gifts.  She is a certified Life Coach and uses her talents to help others everyday.  She takes each Real Estate client under her wing and guides them through the entire process, always becoming friends if not already.  Having grown up in Manhattan Beach, she is able to tutor them on everything from schools, local services and community.  Her design skills come into play and are a tremendous asset to her clients in preparing their home for sale and understanding the potential of each property.  Being able to work side by side with her mom, Susan, is an added gift.  They complement each other and each brings a special perspective to their clients.  They are a seasoned dynamic team and a joy to work with.

Cindy De Garceau

Cindy De Garceau

Local. Experienced. Knowledgeable. Professional.

Cindy is a lifelong South Bay resident with 20+ years of real estate experience. While specializing in real estate sales in the South Bay market, her knowledge and sales experience extends into Westside, Long Beach, Orange County and North County San Diego markets. With a background in Marketing, Sales and managing real estate transactions, Cindy understands the importance of communication, relationship building, planning, problem solving, deadlines and transparency within client relationships.

While no two transactions are identical, Cindy emphasizes a personalized approach for each individual client. She does this by asking important questions, listening and providing feedback and recommendations based on her expertise and 20 years of experience. She has a meticulous eye and spots challenges that may arise before and/or during a transaction. It is this practice that has fueled her success with her loyal, repeat clients and referrals.

Cindy’s clients often say that you can find her underneath a cabinet, touching walls, inspecting closets and examining obscure places around a home during previews, a trait she inherited from her dad. She is adept at quickly approximating improvements and costs that will garner a seller top dollar for their home or save a buyer from hidden financial traps.

Cindy is an avid athlete, Mom and charitable member with deep roots in the South Bay community. She brings great energy, creativity and strong negotiation skills to every opportunity she is a part of. Respect for her clients time, finances and goals are of utmost importance to her. Cindy knows it takes teamwork to turn a house into a home and her partnerships with local designers, contractors and subs can bring your vision to life. If you value an agent who seamlessly connects with others, works tirelessly for her clients and has the ability to streamline a complex and multi-faceted transaction customized your way, reach out to Cindy.

Jaimi Freeman of Pacifica Properties

Jaimi Freeman

Jaimi has 16 years of experience in real estate and brings a wealth of expertise – on both the buy and sell sides of the South Bay Real Estate market – to her clients in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach and beyond. 

As a trusted Real Estate Advisor, she helps her clients safely navigate the often complicated South Bay real estate market through a combination of timely market insights and on-the-ground experience.

As a two-time NCAA Division 1 National Champion volleyball player at Stanford University and later playing professionally for the Chicago Thunder and on the AVP, Jaimi found her passion for competition on the court – and brings that same focus, dedication to excelling in her field and commitment to her clients.

Jaimi has worked with some of South Bay’s most discerning buyers and sellers. Her clients possess unique tastes and interests, but they all have one thing in common – a highly refined eye for style and design and the desire for the highest level of service. She takes pride in providing personalized, engaged service to her clients by taking the stress out of the process so they can relax and focus on the future.

Jaimi has closed over $125M+ across Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Redondo Beach over the past four years. She has a keen eye for finding dream homes for her clients and selling their existing properties for top dollar. Whether her clients are buying or selling a home, she commits all of her energy and attention to ensuring that every box on their wish list is checked. Her clients can expect an analytical, detail-oriented approach bolstered by a customer-first mentality.
Jaimi’s relevant achievements include:

2018- 2022: Closed over $125+ Million in single family residential real estate transactions throughout the Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Redondo Beach markets.

2010 – 2017: Trained with the U.S. Women’s National Team Indoor Volleyball Team as well as competed on the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour. Represented the United States in International Competition (USA Volleyball – 1995 and 2010).

2009 – 2010: Won Gatorade’s “Quest for Gold” Competition, a search to identify the country’s next Olympic athlete in which she competed against 16 athletes from various disciplines in an 8-month competition.

2006 – 2007: Was the top real estate agent and sales manager for Three Sixty Residences, the top-performing property within The Mark Company portfolio, achieving $160M in team sales within two months and representing a sales premium of +20% relative to the San Jose condo market. She was personally responsible for selling over 50% of available inventory.

Anette Graw, Pacifica Properties

Annette Graw

Realtor Emritus, M.A. GRI

Raised in small-town Santa Fe New Mexico, Annie has been enjoying the California lifestyle in sunny Los Angeles for almost 10 years.

Having two young boys in Manhattan Beach elementary schools and one baby at home, she is truly engulfed in the beach community. She has navigated the school system, sports teams, extracurricular activities, and day-to-day life, and has gained a full understanding of the diverse needs of this thriving community.

Through communication, organization, and an overall knowledge of the business, Annie will be there for her clients every step of the way.

Molly Graw, Pacifica Properties

Molly Graw

Broker Associate, ABR, GRI, PSA, SRS

Raised in a multigenerational military family Molly Graw embraces learning new places and meeting new faces.  After moving to Hermosa Beach in the late ’80s and graduating from Redondo Union High School she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Utah.  Molly quickly earned her Real Estate Salesperson license in ’97 and became a Broker Associate one year later.  

Molly has a strong passion for the industry and is routinely awarded the honor of Top Producer.  She has strengthened her knowledge of the industry through the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR), Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI), Pricing Strategies Advisor (PSA), and Seller Representative Specialist Designation (SRS) designations.  Her clients describe her as having a high level of customer service and real estate knowledge, of being a skillful negotiator, and of taking great pride in what she does.  Her enthusiastic approach to working with individuals and families alike has resulted in repeat clients and numerous referrals over the years.

Molly and her husband, a Manhattan Beach native, have strong ties to the community; living, working, and owning-operating businesses throughout the Beach Cities.  Their two boys are active in sports and school.  Both Molly and her husband enjoy volunteering and celebrating their wonderful community.

Molly’s motto:  “Love What You Do!

Annie Hartley

Annie Hartley

With a true passion for real estate, Annie uses her love for building relationships, meticulous research and knack for negotiating to assure successful transactions and happy clients. For her, nothing exceeds the satisfaction of matching a client with their perfect home.

Raised in small-town Santa Fe New Mexico, Annie has been enjoying the California lifestyle in sunny Los Angeles for almost 10 years.

Having two young boys in Manhattan Beach elementary schools and one baby at home, she is truly engulfed in the beach community. She has navigated the school system, sports teams, extracurricular activities, and day-to-day life, and has gained a full understanding of the diverse needs of this thriving community.

Through communication, organization, and an overall knowledge of the business, Annie will be there for her clients every step of the way.

Susan Jensen

Susan Jensen

Susan is a native Californian and has lived in the South Bay all of her adult life. She is married to a Manhattan Beach native and raised their 3 children in the Manhattan Beach Tree Section. She is lucky to have 2 of her 3 grown children living in Manhattan Beach too.

Susan is a full-time licensed real estate broker specializing in residential sales. A consistent winner to those she represents Susan has been awarded the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation by the Residential Sales Council for the REALTORS National Marketing institute, and affiliate of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS. She has personally sold hundreds of properties throughout the South Bay and LA area.

From marketing and finance to home staging and design, Susan provides the highest level of professional service. You can count on her honest and competent guidance throughout the entire real estate process.

Navigating the ins and outs of a changing real estate market requires a professional who delivers every step of the way. One who works hard, smart and fair. A partner who is personally responsive and unfailingly reliable who walks the talk and minds the finest details. Susan Jensen’s proven knowledge and commitment puts her clients first, keeps them abreast and ushers them efficiently to the home they deserve in the style they expect with honest, integrity and ease.

An expert insider with over three decades of experience in the Beach Cities, Susan is passionate about the community and the people who make it their home. The result is an impeccable track record of top performance . . . client by client, year after year. From your first meeting until long after the escrow closes, Susan is there for her clients. Her tenacious spirit, dedicated service, years of experience and true caring for her clients’ best interest has created lifetime clients and friends. Susan and Alli Baldocchi are a dynamic mother/daughter real estate team. With strong local roots, a vested interest in the community and a flair for staging their listings, Susan and Alli have personalities that shine individually, but complement each other perfectly.

Audrey Judson

Audrey Judson

Audrey has been a South Bay resident and dedicated Realtor for over 30 years.  Her passion for helping her clients find just the right home in our beautiful community is what drives her to be the best!  A consistent Top Producer, Audrey has been rated in the Top 1% of Realtors nationwide and named an Real Estate All-Star by Los Angeles Magazine.

Born in Hollywood, raised in New York, she returned to California to attend USC where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering. She went on to work in the Aerospace Industry working with solar panels for communication satellites. After purchasing her first home, Audrey was fascinated by the process. She received a real estate license and shortly thereafter transitioned to a career in real estate.  Audrey offers personal attention with a high level of professionalism and attention to detail. Repeat clients and a large referral base comprise the majority of her business.

Audrey currently lives in Manhattan Beach with her husband.  They’ve raised two children here and a sense of community and a strong public school system are very important to her. She has been both a sponsor & a volunteer at several school functions. She has also been a member of the Manhattan Beach Environmental Task Force and is a California Certified Green Business, helping to keep our community greener and healthier for future generations.  She loves this community and there is nothing that she enjoys more than serving people who love it too!  So whether you’re looking for a small beach cottage or a large estate, let Audrey help you through the process.  Her enthusiastic attitude and extensive market knowledge will set the tone for a pleasant and positive experience.  She’d love to add you to her list of satisfied clients!

Christa Lyons of Pacifica-Properties

Christa Lyons

As a dedicated real estate agent, Christa is qualified to guide you in buying or selling a home. She believes in using her skills in finance, contracts, negotiation and marketing to your best advantage. Buying or selling a home is one of the most important transactions in the lives of many people.

Because of that, it is important that you work with someone you trust and feel is a market expert with integrity. People trust Christa with their most-valuable asset. It’s a responsibility she takes very seriously. Christa knows that your success is her success. She offers local expertise in a home market tailored to meet your needs. As a local professional, she know the neighborhoods, schools, market conditions, zoning regulations and local economy. Christa will do the leg work, keeping you up-to-date with new listings and conditions as they impact the market. She will make the process as pleasurable and stress-free an experience for you as she can. Christa doesn’t measure her success through awards received or achievements, but through the satisfaction of her clients. Whether you are looking to buy or sell your home, she will provide sound and trustworthy advice to help you achieve your real estate goals. Let Christa guide you through the complexities of buying or selling your home, eliminating hassles and stress. She looks forward to working with you.

Shawn Marchetti, Pacifica Properties

Shawn Marchetti, Realtor®

Shawn offers 9 years of diverse experience in the real estate sector including residential sales, leasing, new construction, property management, as well as commercial agency leasing, industrial sales, and investments. 

Shawn strives to build loyalty with clients by maintaining a reputation of consistency and outstanding service. She believes that everyone deserves this first-class service whether a new home buyer or an established investor with the end goal of providing ease to what can be a cumbersome process. Shawn believes the key is to lead clients to a home they really connect with, working as more of a matchmaker than an agent. She truly cares about her clients.

Matt Morris of Pacifica Properties

Matt Morris

Matt Morris has consistently been a top producing agent in the South Bay, specializing in the sand, hill and tree sections of Manhattan Beach and the sand section of Hermosa Beach. Matt is an expert in site acquisition for new construction development and buying or selling existing properties at the higher end of the market.

Having this understanding of all aspects of the transaction enables him to structure complex transactions when necessary. Many of Matt’s sales of land and existing homes were properties never put on the market. His local knowledge and contacts provide Matt a decisive advantage over the competition.

Matt Morris is one of the top developers in the South Bay, exclusively building in Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach. With his long history of developing the local area, Matt has personal knowledge of the entire construction process from start to finish. Matt isn’t your typical “builder for hire,” he commits fully to each and every project, offering design and inspirational options to make each and every home unique in its own way. Whether the project be a high end custom build or a set of luxurious townhomes, Matt will always add his new inspiration on what could easily be your typical end result.

MORE ABOUT MATT. Visit https://www.MattMorrisDevelopment.com

Eddie Myers

Edward Myers

Edward Myers is a Los Angeles native and has been serving the beach cities for the past seven years. A thoughtful and creative strategist, Edward began his real estate career after studying at American University and USC. He got into the family business of industrial real estate, initially focusing around the LA ports and Long Beach.

After years of assisting companies and institutional clients achieve their goals, Edward met his wife and partner. She showed him how rewarding and fascinating residential real estate could be. Instead of focusing on factories, warehouses, and commercial space, Edward enjoyed the personal aspect of residential and the chance to meet and interact with regular people across a range of cultures and backgrounds. He loves seeing someone’s face light up when he’s made their dream come true.
 
You can anticipate that Edward will be several steps ahead to strategize where you need to be and where you need to end to achieve your goals. He reverse-engineers his client’s goals, making them achievable one step at a time. Edward takes great pride in fine-tuning a sophisticated real estate portfolio, which means he genuinely cares about helping you make the right decisions for you and your family.
 
Along with being an Anderson School graduate and member of the National Society of Scholastic Scholars, Edward was named a top producer in volume and transactions from 2018-2020.
 
Los Angeles is one of the most vibrant and convenient major metropolitan cities in the country. Everything you need is accessible within 30 minutes or less. Edward thrives on the city’s energy and the fact he can rise in the morning from his peaceful Manhattan Beach enclave to go surfing and then attend a Hollywood Bowl concert that same evening.
 
To live in this community is to have access to it all. You’ll probably find Edward surfing, skiing, auto racing, visiting friends, or enjoying the local art and culture scene during his time off. As a native Angeleno, his hobbies are as diverse as the place he calls home.
 
Edward Myers is a devoted family man, and husband. No day would be complete without at least two walks and a dip in the ocean with his family.

Dan O’Connor

Dan O’Connor

Beach Properties Specialist

Dan O’Connor is a lifetime resident of the South Bay area and was raised in a real estate family. He learned everything he knows about Real Estate from his mother, Lorie O’Connor, and her 30+ years of experience. Dan now runs the family business with all of the experience of a legend along with the energy of a new agent.

Dan’s mission statement: I believe in quality, NOT quantity. This means I am dedicated to providing you A-list service through my own commitment, plus the support of Strand Hill Christie’s International Real Estate. My experience, knowledge of the South Bay, and dedication to my and my family’s clients make me an easy choice, but my passion to find you just the right opportunity makes me second to none.

Darrin O'Hanlon

Darrin O’Hanlon

Darrin has always prided himself on understanding the market and adjusting to our constant changing home market. He prides himself on customer service and working to find the perfect home for all his clients. Being awarded Top Producer in his office multiple months throughout his years, O’Hanlon is an example of what happens when a new prospective is brought to the market. With a professional work ethic, sales experience, education and a knack for developing relationships, O’Hanlon has become a consultant for many people when looking to make a change in their real estate portfolio.

Kim O'Hanlon

Kim O’Hanlon

Kim’s background as a home stager and the owner of Sage Event Planning, she is sure to help their clients’ dream homes turn into reality. With her husband Darrin, the team compliments one another in their partnership in Real Estate. Kim and Darrin have lived in the South Bay for over 25 years and are very involved in the community, having raised their three children here we are proud to have them at PACIFICA Properties Group!

Deb Schroeder of Pacifica Properties

Deb Schroeder

With hard work, persistence, and the ability to diffuse high-stress situations, Deb offers clients peace of mind in knowing their real estate transactions will be as seamless and efficient as possible.

Deb was raised in Calabasas, California and attended UC Santa Barbara on a Division I tennis scholarship. After graduation she worked in fashion sales for brands including Diesel and Vivien Westwood, then began a long career as a trauma nurse to ultimately become an accomplished NYC real estate agent. She is now firmly planted in the South Bay and continuing her path of success in the Los Angeles real estate industry.

Deb’s career path enabled her to live in many cities such as San Francisco, Portland, Manhattan Beach, New York City and ultimately to return home to the South Bay. After years of purchasing and managing homes around the country and working in her free time staging homes, she realized her passion lies in the real estate industry. “The jump from healthcare into real estate just made sense. Both careers thrive in a high-paced environment and the connection I have with my clients is the same connection I had with my patients. I am their advocate and their expert in what can be a complicated and emotional process.”

Deb’s success as an agent is now rooted in her deep connection to the South Bay and understanding what draws people to this special community. Real estate transactions can be challenging but her calming presence and ability to think one step ahead relieves the burden and stress off the client, ensuring that they can focus on their big-picture goals and home dreams. Making sure that every client’s experience is enjoyable and successful is her top priority.

Jessica Swarbrick

Jessica Swarbrick

After traveling the world playing division one and professional volleyball, Jessica discovered the South Bay and fell in love with all it offers. She applies the same tenacity and drive that made her a three time All American and National Champion to make sure all her clients’ needs are met.

Her background in design ensures that sellers’ listings stand out and buyers find exactly what they’re looking for. Her unique involvement in the community through her non profit combined with innovative marketing and sales skills allows clients to feel at ease in the rapidly changing real estate market.

Kris Terrill, Pacifica Properties

Kris Terrill

With over 22 year’s experience in the Beach Cities Residential Real Estate market, Kris brings a wealth of information and expertise to her clients. If you have worked with Kris, you are likely her client for life as she prides herself in her ability to serve her clients (and their referrals!) in multiple capacities- from their first home to their forever homes. 

Prior to her real estate career, Kris held executive positions in retail store management, building and demonstrating keen abilities in site selection, financial analysis and contract negotiation. Her ability to excel in a corporate environment, as well as manage 200+ retail stores and employees taught her to listen to what people wanted and to deliver on those needs. This continues to be the foundation of Kris’ value and success with her clients.

Kris is a lifelong resident of Manhattan Beach. Her son, Matt, was fortunate to attend the Manhattan Beach School system and graduate from the UC system. Kris is an unabashed dog lover and can be seen walking her beloved Labrador retrievers on the Strand every day.

Kris specializes in the South Bay Beach Cities and Palos Verdes Peninsula.

Emma von Jansky

Emma von Jansky

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Emma is a multilingual West Los Angeles realtor specializing in the beach cities. Working alongside her husband as part of a dynamic South Bay team, Emma offers insight into the neighborhoods and communities that make this area such a vibrant and fantastic place to live.

Since she was young, Emma has been passionate about people and the finer things in life. She previously shadowed a top Beverly Hills producer and then chose to strike out on her own. Considering her keen eye for design and love of homes, it didn’t take long for Emma to find success and apply her work ethic to the things she is most enthusiastic about.
 
A top-producer for four years running, Emma is an efficient, organized, data-driven real estate professional in tune with the current market trends. Nothing satisfies her more than meeting new people, learning their goals and desires, and making those dreams a real estate reality — just like matchmaking!
 
When you hire Emma, you’re likely to get access to off-market properties and deals. She is the leader of several networking groups that often get details ahead of time. If something big happens in the beach cities, you can guarantee she’ll know about it before anyone else. Her networking abilities make her one of the most influential realtors in the business.
 
Emma loves living in a place where she can combine her interests into a 30-minutes-or-less car ride. She gets a particular kind of joy from leaving her car at home and walking to seek the best in fashion, surf, culture, health, and social outings.
 
As a former national champion figure skater, Emma enjoys taking her friend’s children to the rink and teaching them how to glide. She is fluent in Japanese and likes surfing, tennis, and cooking in her free time.

Carissa Wright, Pacifica Properties

Carissa Wright

Carissa can’t recall a time when she wasn’t interested in real estate, often scouring and studying property listings in home magazines even as a kid. Although her education and earlier careers took her in different directions, she eventually took the path her younger self often indulged in. No longer seeing the business through the filter of glossy publications, Carissa views real estate as a service industry career, determined to be present for her clients in as many capacities as possible, even after closing.

Growing up in Greater Los Angeles, Carissa earned a B.S. in kinesiology from California State University, San Marcos. Her previous jobs took her from the bank and nonprofit management to pharmaceutical sales to construction project management and interior design, with the latter two providing her first foray into real estate. She also honed her skill set — including customer service, multitasking, marketing, and communication — in every role, which proved vital for her current career. Carissa obtained her license in 2015 for more flexibility in caring for her newborn daughter. She began helping friends with their housing needs before going full-time in 2017.

In addition to nearly a decade of experience as a real estate professional, Carissa earned her broker license in 2020 and gained top producer recognition. It’s no surprise: She’s full-service in every sense. Understanding the financial and emotional weight of such a life-altering transition, Carissa does all the heavy lifting for her clients so they’re free to focus on their lives. She walks her buyers through the entire process to ensure their comfort and confidence and coordinates all aspects of her sellers’ properties, including vendor management, so they’re market-ready. She loves what she does, evident in her day-and-night work mentality. Carissa’s clients most often note that her unwavering honesty and willing responsiveness were key in making their experience exciting instead of stressful.

Carissa loves staying active with yoga, running, golf, soccer, and beach volleyball. A mom of two, she’s involved in her kids’ school, sports, and other extracurricular activities. Carissa is also very passionate about philanthropy and being involved in the South Bay community; she’s an associate member of Sandpipers, which serves those in need throughout the South Bay.