Practically a Pasadena native, and a homeowner in the San Rafael neighborhood, I pride myself on my reputation with my clients, signing most new business through referrals from satisfied customers. My residential real-estate practice is based in Pasadena, but I represent clients throughout the greater Los Angeles region. From Pasadena to La Cañada, from West Los Angeles and the Valley, from the South Bay to Downtown Los Angeles, I’ve helped clients realize their real estate dreams.
I grew up in a real-estate-focused family, and I’ve been helping to manage my family’s commercial and residential investments since 1994. I’ve been a licensed broker since 2000, specializing in residential properties throughout the Los Angeles Area.
In 2003, I co-founded Gold Leaf Group, a Southern California-based real estate firm dedicated to finding residential, commercial and investment real estate solutions for a select group of clients. Prior to founding Gold Leaf Group, I worked in acquisitions and development at MJW Investments, a Santa Monica-based firm developing a highly-publicized, ten-building, adaptive re-use project in the Fashion District of Downtown Los Angeles.
I serve as a member of the Board of Directors of POLAM Federal Credit Union, and am a proud member of the Pasadena Chapter of Bruin Professionals, a networking organization for UCLA Alums. I also participate in fundraising efforts for Ketchum Downtown YMCA in Downtown L.A.In my spare time, I enjoy cycling, watching international soccer matches and spending time with my wife Sarah and our daughter Maggie.
We’ve had an excellent working relationship with Kristen and her team for nearly 10 years, handling transactions for single family residences, condominiums, multi-family investment properties and land.
She is a trusted resource for escrow services and extremely appreciated. Kristen Hartwick began her escrow career with Glen Oaks Escrow in 1996, and is consistently the top producer of the company.
She is well verses in the technical aspects of any real estate transaction, whether a residential sale, commercial property, refinance, tax deferred exchanges, condo conversation and new construction. Kristen participates in continuing education and received her certification from the California Escrow Association in 2004. She also mentors and trains new escrow officers and assistants for Glen Oaks Escrow.
Beata Matossian is an independent Transaction Coordinator who works closely with Gold Leaf Group. Once escrow is opened on your purchase or sale transaction, Beata will assist us in making sure all contracts have the proper signatures, that disclosures are completed, and that any logistical details receive the attention needed. She has worked in the Southern California real estate community since 1994, and we have entrusted Beata with our clients’ files for the past few years.
She is knowledgeable in all aspects of residential transactions, often anticipating potential issues and addressing them well before they become a problem. She has handled numerous transactions involving high-profile, celebrity clients and understands the importance of confidentiality. She’s a Notary Public and can notarize documents as needed. In addition to English, Beata speaks Russian, Armenian, Polish and Greek. In her free time she enjoys hiking with her family and their dog.
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