Meet The Team

Luxury Homes + Spaces / COMPASS approach real estate with a fresh philosophy different from other companies or agents.  We value our clients as their trusted advisors, friend, and advocate.  We want to help you open the door to your future and design a life that you love.

Tara Hotchkis

Founder | Chief Executive Officer

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

Tara Hotchkis is the Founder of Luxury Homes + Spaces and the Senior Estates Director at COMPASS in Beverly Hills. 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. In addition to representing celebrities and high profile individual and corporate clients from DTLA to Malibu, the Team also represent exquisite estates internationally.

In addition to real estate, Tara is passionate about contemporary art and design. She supports several non-profit arts organizations including PS Arts; serves as an Ambassador for the Los Angeles Public Library Foundation’s Young Literati, is a member of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art’s (MOCA) Director’s Forum. Tara is a member of SAG-AFTRA, having appeared in numerous television shows and commercials. In 2013, Tara combined her passion for art and architecture and co-hosted “The Kuhnert Chronicles” for Ovation Television Network.

Tara is a contributing writer and member of Forbes Real Estate Council, has been featured in Angeleno Magazine’s 2017 and 2018 Los Angeles Power Players Issue, has been a featured real estate expert on CurbedLA, is a former NCAA Division I tennis player, a Graduate of REALTOR® Institute, a graduate of Sotheby’s Institute of Art, a 2021 graduate of UCLA's feature film screenwriting program, and a member of The California Club in Los Angeles. Tara holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Irvine, and is an MBA Candidate at Pepperdine University's Graziadio Business School in Malibu.

Brent Fuchs

Senior Partner

Brent Fuchs is the Senior Partner and Team Leader 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. “Working in Los Angeles real estate has allowed me to meet some of the most interesting individuals. I’m constantly surrounded by such talented people. I can’t help but learn and be inspired by each of them.” With his clients, Brent is passionate about building lifelong relationships.

Brent is a seasoned negotiator who is always conscious of his client's questions and concerns. “I want my clients to feel like I’m an invaluable resource during a transaction. I love hearing my clients tell me ‘You’re the best that I’ve ever worked with.’”

On a free day in LA, you’ll find me… enjoying delicious meals with friends and family, scouting amazing settings and backdrops in the neighborhood for my fiance’s fashion blog. I am also a member of the West Hollywood Dodgeball league and enjoy playing and meeting new people.

Causes that I care about: I am a former member of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles and I enjoy being involved in the outreach programs that the Chorus sponsors around Los Angeles.

Sham Nooristani

Senior Partner | Vice President of Operations

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.

Brian Griffin

Senior Associate Partner

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.


We approach real estate with a fresh philosophy that’s different than other companies or agents. We value our clients not only as their agents – but as a trusted advisors, friends, and advocates. We want to help you design life, a life that you love.
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