Los Angeles, CA – September 14, 2018
The Purchase Expands the Real Estate Firm’s Geographic Reach in La Cañada, Altadena, Sierra Madre, Monrovia, and Glendora
Luxury real estate brokerage firm Deasy Penner has agreed to purchase Podley Properties, creating a Southern California network of nearly 300 sales professionals—stretching from Malibu to Palm Springs—and estimated annual sales in excess of $1.6 billion.
“We’re honored to have this opportunity,” said Mike Deasy, Chairman of Deasy Penner. “We have been looking for both the right Westside and Eastside acquisitions for a while. Not only is Podley an exceptional brokerage, with excellent agents and a great reputation, there’s also a very positive cultural alignment between our two firms.”
Deasy Penner is a lifestyle real estate brand focused on providing superior representation to their clients, service and growth opportunities for agents, as well as the ability to connect and engage with the community.
With the recent consolidation of mega-firms, being independent and entrenched in the region has allowed Deasy Penner to further differentiate itself from the competition.
“We had the opportunity to sell to many firms, but Deasy Penner was the natural choice,” stated Bill Podley, Chairman of Podley Properties. “DPP is locally owned and operated by leaders who are technologically innovative, but more importantly, understand the value of people and community.” Podley will relinquish all executive duties and voting rights, and will remain a sales agent in the new entity.
“Real estate, like many industries, is evolving rapidly with the Internet,” said George Penner, CEO of Deasy Penner. “DPP uses a people-based platform that leverages technology, not the other way around. This allows us to reach and have a meaningful dialogue with the community and our clients at a hyper-local level. Our agents are deeply involved in approximately 150 individual community-based and philanthropic organizations, from The Canyon Charter School in Santa Monica to Pasadena Heritage in the San Gabriel Valley.”
“This acquisition allows us to capitalize on the strengths of both Deasy Penner and Podley, from marketing and design capabilities, to technology platforms and continued education opportunities for the benefit of our valued agents,” Penner added.
Adam Bray-Ali, a Manager at Podley Properties said: “Many of our agents have been desiring a Westside presence with the ability to refer clients. Deasy Penner gives that ability immediately, with an agent roster consisting of incredible depth and experience.”
About Deasy Penner
A residential brokerage firm whose founders have more than fifty years of real estate experience, Deasy Penner has represented billions of dollars in real estate transactions. The firm is internationally recognized for its creative vision, dynamic business model, and unparalleled client service. DPP currently has offices and agents in Venice, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Silver Lake and Pasadena. Deasy Penner is looking forward to adding Podley Properties’ additional branch offices in Pasadena, La Canada, Altadena, Sierra Madre, Monrovia and Glendora. The firm is led by Mike Deasy, Chairman and George Penner, Chief Executive Officer.
Originally posted by: Victoria Koch, (424) 248-8263
Jenny was born in Pasadena and raised in the San Gabriel Valley. She graduated from Pomona College, then began her career working for the California State Legislature where she met her husband, Anthony. She took time off to raise her young children. Their daughter is now a junior at UCSB and their son is a freshman at NYU. She reentered the work force as an event planner and most recently worked for a decade as business manager for a local interior designer.
Jenny volunteers on the gala and garden event committees for the Elizabeth House, a home for pregnant homeless women in Pasadena. She is a member of the San Marino Garden Club. There, she shares her interests in gardens, plants and floral design. Jenny enjoys entertaining friends and family, cooking for church events, mentoring young people, traveling, camping, reading and yoga.
She has a keen interest in real estate, and a knack for discovering a “diamond in the rough” or “perfect gem”. With enthusiasm and integrity, she will be a valuable resource for her clients in their real estate transactions.
She takes pride in her community and looks forward to working with Podley Properties, providing clients with exceptional service.
The most successful real estate professionals are no strangers to the concept of self improvement. They commit to learning and, as a result, their businesses thrive.
Buffini & Co. asked some of their most accomplished Members who’ve attended the elite business conference, The Peak Experience, “What are your best tips for personal and professional growth?”
|My best tip for personal and professional growth and development is to always be a student; no matter how old you are or how long you’ve been in your career field, be curious, be inquisitive and always be learning. Adjust your mindset to hear and fully consider what is being said. It will create the greatest opportunity for growth.
This article by Laura Foreman originally appeared in Buffini & Company Magazine
June 3rd, 2018
Pam Franklin participated in the 27th Annual “America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride – Lake Tahoe,” a charity cycling event for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS). The awe-inspiring ride was a 100-mile ring around Lake Tahoe, through California and Nevada, with spectacular scenery, clean mountain air, great food and more.
Pam trained several months for this event with an organization called Team in Training, a national fundraising arm of LLS. With her hard work and dedicated efforts, she was able to raise $5,130, nearly twice her stated goal. And, as a group, Team in Training raised over $4,000,000!
These donations will help fund treatments that save lives every day. These include immunotherapy, which uses a person’s own immune system to kill cancer. We are extremely proud of Pam for her tireless efforts in support of this life-saving work.
“Thanks to all the wonderful, generous Podley agents and staff who supported my effort!” – Pam
Coaching has always been something that Robb Buzzini has gravitated towards. He applies his great coaching skills to his business, coaching and guiding his clients through their real estate transactions.
Following high school, Robb served as an Assistant Coach for his high school in Santa Rosa. He also coached a basketball team for the Boys and Girls Club for ages 15-18. After moving to Pasadena in 2010, Robb served as Head Coach of the JV baseball team at St. John Bosco School in Bellflower.
This past year Robb has coached 4 youth teams that his children, Avery (8) & Jack (5) play on: 6U Soccer for AYSO Region 13, Kinder Co-Ed, first & second grade girls for Upward Basketball in Pasadena and Tee-Ball for Central Altadena Little League.
“I always look for ways our teams can be better” says Robb. “Whether that was strategy or simply knowing the rules, I wanted everyone on my team to be prepared.” Robb remembers what his Little League coach told him at 11 years old. That he was an extension of him on the field, earning him the nickname “Coach.” He was prouder of that than any on the field accomplishment. It is something Robb still applies to his life today.
For Robb, the thrill of helping a child get their first hit, make a basket, or score a goal matches the thrill of helping a first time home buyer or seller achieve their goals.
|Opportunity Knocks! Located in the equestrian area of Shadow Hills both lots are zoned for horses & offer stunning panoramic views. The lots are separately owned but offer a unique opportunity for builders and developers.|
Listed by Nancy Valentine
June 21, 2018
The PFAR® Charitable Foundation hosted their 27th annual Charity Wine Tasting and Auction in Altadena. This event is a wonderful opportunity for real estate professionals to come together in creating a better community. Proceeds from the event went to benefit local charities. We would like to thank all of the Realtors for supporting this event. And an extra special thank you is in order for PFAR Charitable Foundation Co-Chair Michele Giffin for helping to make the event such a success!
Visit PFAR.org or more info on upcoming charitable events
May 25-28 // 45th Annual Memorial Weekend Fiesta Days
Memorial Weekend Fiesta days is an all-encompassing and complete small town community celebration including a vintage car show, music in the park, community BBQ, fireworks & more.
May 2nd, 2018
Podley associates Todd Hays, Margaret Garemore, Nick Frias, along with President Crystal Narramore, joined 2,000 Realtors® at the C.A.R.’s 46th Annual Leg Day in Sacramento. This year, agents were advocating for proactive solutions to the housing affordability crisis. After a meeting where Governor Jerry Brown spoke, the Realtors marched over to the State capitol. There, they met with elected officials, including Senator Anthony Portantino and Assemblyman Chris Holden.
Todd Hays currently serves as a Director for the C.A.R., and is a representative on the Local Government Forum and the Legislative Committee. This is his sixth time attending Legislative Day. “It’s truly one of the most fulfilling things I do as a Realtor,” Todd said. “It shows, in a most powerful way, the impact each of us can make at the state level.”
Crystal Narramore, Podley Properties President and C.A.R. director also attended Leg Day and is highly active in the real estate community, most recently as a featured panelist with WomenUP! at the recent REVive! conferece. “C.A.R. is a powerful voice in Sacramento due to the participation and involvement of Realtors across the State. Legislative Day has been an eye-opening experience for me to see the positive impact and influence C.A.R. has on the policies that affect our industry.”
Margaret Garemore attended Leg Day to help advocate for potential home-buyers and owners. “As the AAR 2018 President and a CAR Director, I was honored to be among so many Realtors who were willing to step up in the fight for home ownership and private property rights at Legislative Day at the state Capitol.”
This is the first year attending Leg Day for 2017 C.A.R. Rising Star, Nick Frias. “Attending the conference and marching to the Capitol was an eye-opening experience. It was exciting to see Realtors involved in the political aspect of the business and not just selling homes, and it helped me to more fully understand the importance and power that we have as agents.”
For the past 46 years, Legislative Day remains C.A.R.’s pinnacle legislative event. It gives California Realtors the opportunity to discuss real estate issues directly with their state legislators. Attending Legislative Day is not only a great investment an in agent’s business. It also provides the agents with an opportunity to hear from California’s political leaders and their state association’s leadership.
Diane Hatfield first joined the Pasadena Showcase House of the Arts (PSHA) benefit community in 2012 after visiting the Showcase House with family and friends as an annual tradition for many years, and volunteering as a docent in 2011. “I fell in love with the aspect of being involved from beginning to end. As a Realtor®, I felt this was a great way to network, give back to the community and support the various music programs that the philanthropy contributes to.” Diane served as the Tickets Co-chair for this year.
Jan Wiles volunteers with the PSHA’s Music Mobile program, just one of the many services the PSHA provides. She assists instructors from the Pasadena Conservatory of Music in introducing third grades to the sound of orchestra. The students also have the opportunity to touch and play those instruments..“It’s so rewarding to see the excitement on their faces when they make a sound on a tuba, or violin or drum. One little boy said to me after playing the violin, ‘Where would you get something like this?’ My heart melted!” Beyond the introductory information the students receive, the program serves to stimulate curiosity about music and encourage further exploration.
The Pasadena Showcase House of Design is one of the nation’s oldest premier design show houses, celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, and is on view now through May 20th. Visit pasadenashowcasehouse.org to purchase tickets and for viewing instructions.
Watch a video of this year’s transformation!