Tara Hotchkis | CA DRE# 01377779



CA DRE# 01377779

Laguna Beach native, Tara Hotchkis has been a top producing real estate agent in Southern California since 2003, with recent sales of more than half a billion dollars in residential real estate.

Tara Hotchkis is the Senior Estates Director at Compass. In 2017, Hotchkis represented Major League Baseball Player, Ichiro Suzuki in the sale of his Downtown Los Angeles Art’s District Penthouse Loft, setting a new price per square foot record.

Tara is passionate about contemporary art and design. She supports several non-profit arts organizations including PS Arts & MOCA.


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Brent is the Senior Partner and Team Leader for the COMPASS Beverly Hills-based team. With over a decade of real estate experience, Brent has had the opportunity to collaborate with high-end building companies not only in sales but also as a designer. Brent’s experience of running a successful team of five has established him as a hands-on agent who is caring, persistent, and knowledgeable about luxury real estate.

When it comes to Los Angeles, Brent is passionate about the city’s endless opportunities. “I love the history and endless possibilities in real estate here,” he says.


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Sham Nooristani is a Senior Partner and the Vice President of Operations for the COMPASS Beverly Hills-based team. Sham is the former Chief of Staff to the top real estate agent in the country, Ken DeLeon, completing hundreds of million dollars in transactions at every price point. She enjoys working with all types of clients, from first-time buyers to overseas clients and all-cash offers. Sham prides herself on referring more business than she accepts and treating clients with the highest level of respect. “People never forget how you treat them,” Sham says. “Be loving and gentle in all of your ways.” Outside of her real estate career, Sham loves meeting friends for juice or coffee, preferably in the outdoors.


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Brian Griffin is a Senior Associate Partner with the COMPASS Beverly Hills-based team. With more than a decade of experience in real estate, Brian has completed more than 150 transactions, representing over $100 million in business. Above everything, Brian prioritizes relationship building with his clients. “Open and honest communication is paramount,” Brian says. “If we do one deal, we will do more. I’m in it for the long haul. Being a part of most people’s largest life decisions and handling them with integrity keeps me coming back for more.”

Outside of real estate, Brian is very dedicated to giving back to the Los Angeles community. Six years ago, he founded Align LA, a network that connects volunteers with non-profits and community service opportunities. He serves on the board for Immerman’s Angels, a counseling organization dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by cancer. An avid surfer, he also volunteers with Life Rolls On, which exposes wheelchair athletes to surfing. He is also a swimmer, runner, and triathlete. Brian is a Bay Area native and he attended college at St. Mary’s in Los Angeles. He now lives in Venice.

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Tara Hotchkis Featured in FORBES

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October 19, 2021  |  Forbes

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I can not say enough great things about Brent. He is diligent, driven, thorough and does exactly what he says he going to do. His knowledge in the real estate world ...
Dustin Runyon
Brent is the best realtor around. My husband and I recently sold our house with him. He made everything so easy, we closed for over asking in 10 days.
Erin Mclntyre
My wife and and I serendipitously found Brent during our house hunting in Los Angeles. Before we ever met in person we found Brent very personable, professional and ...
S. Klempne
He found homes in my price range in the neighborhoods I was interested in. He never asked me to settle and was extraordinarily patient.
Rita Haeusler
Brent made the whole process as smooth as can be. When moments in our buying process got tense, he calmly navigated us through with the best possible outcome.
Eric Buehl
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