Experience

Realtors, architectural historians, and restoration specialists with decades of experience in the fields of historic preservation and real estate sales serving all of California

Matthew Berkley, MA
Matthew Berkley, MA Partner
mberkley@dppre.com
Mobile(626) 665-3699
calBRE ##01305277

A resident of Southern California for most of his life, Matt Berkley is a REALTOR® who makes representing historic and architecturally significant properties his primary focus. Since obtaining his real estate license in 2001, he, along with his firm, have represented works by architects such as Charles and Henry Greene, Wallace Neff, Frank Lloyd Wright, John Lautner, Richard Neutra, and Frank Gehry. Matt understands the complexity of selling historic and architectural homes. He is an expert in strategic marketing to global audiences who appreciate fine design. His firm’s strong commitment to print media and long-standing relationships with countless online media sources throughout the world allow his clients to receive global exposure in the marketing of their properties.

Matt attended Boston University and California State University, Long Beach. He is an Architectural Historian holding undergraduate and graduate degrees in the United States and Modern European History. His fields are the built environment, politics of space, the growth and development of California regional vernacular architecture, the relationship between the changing landscape of California through suburbanization and its effects on the natural environment. His education, coupled with nearly twenty years representing sellers and buyers of architectural and historic properties provide him a distinct advantage in marketing to an audience that understands and respects the significance of the properties he represents.

Matt is a Trustee with the California Preservation Foundation. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors of Pasadena Heritage and is the Chair of the Pasadena Foothills Association of REALTORS© Historic Preservation Committee.

In addition to his involvement in the real estate and preservation communities, Matt is an active member of All Saints Church, Pasadena, and has been singing with Coventry Choir since 1992. Most recently, he performed with Coventry Choir alongside Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic for the performance Gustav Mahler’s Symphony Number 8/Symphony of a Thousand at the Shrine Auditorium. There he joined more than one-thousand fellow musicians for the performance. Past organizations he has performed with have been the Claremont Chorale, and Citrus College Singers. He has been a featured tenor soloist in Germany, Russia, Finland, Poland, Lithuania and the Czech Republic.

Matt is also an adjunct Professor of United States History at Citrus College in Glendora.

 

Scott Lander, DC
Scott Lander, DC Partner
slander@dppre.com
Mobile(323) 697-4909
Office(310) 275-1000
calBRE ##01320741

Despite a love of architecture and design for as long as he remembers, native Californian Scott Lander first chose a career as a chiropractor. Scott attended California State University, Northridge for his undergraduate degree and obtained his DC from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles. After becoming a licensed real estate agent, Scott began buying and restoring architectural and historic homes. His passion for design integrity and historic preservation pushed him toward grand homes, regional vernacular design, modern masterpieces, and those neglected over time but retained key elements of original craftsmanship, character, architecture, and history.

In 2010, Scott won the Santa Monica Conservancy Preservation Award for the restoration of the Richard Neutra-designed Leon Barsha residence which had been deemed a tear-down prior to Scott’s stewardship. In 2012, Scott was awarded the Historic Preservation award from the City of Pasadena for the restoration of Buff & Hensman-designed Thompson residence. Scott has restored or represented some of the most-notable properties in Southern California. His CV includes works by Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler, Richard Dorman, John Lautner, Wallace Neff, Harwell Hamilton Harris, Gregory Ain, and Raphael Soriano.

Scott has made his personal mission to correct the perception of Los Angeles as a city void of architecture, history, character, and heart.

Daniel Curet-Rodriguez
Daniel Curet-Rodriguez Partner
dcuret@dppre.com
Mobile(323) 697-4559
calBRE #02061033

For over two decades, Daniel Curet has maintained a remarkable career in the film and television industry. His body of work consists of more than 70 film and television projects. A consummate professional, Daniel’s innovative hairstyling and passion for the industry have earned him two Emmy nominations for his work and continued high praise from his peers. Daniel has worked with an extensive roster of Hollywood actors, directors and producers. He now brings his passion for design, an eye for beauty, and talent for facilitating clients’ needs to deasypennerpodley working with the Berkley, Lander & Lamprecht Group led by Matthew Berkley and Scott Lander.

Kealy Alkana
Kealy Alkana Partner
kalkana@dppre.com
Mobile(626) 374-1850
calBRE #02007447

A life-long resident of Glendora, Kealy Alkana was fortunate to grow up in a late-nineteenth-century transitional Victorian. Her family’s large home was once the grove house for one of Glendora’s early citrus growers who operated their groves on and around the house until after WWII. Living in a historic property introduced Kealy to the importance of restoring and maintaining historic and architectural houses. She learned that every house has a story and has come to appreciate the relationship of a structure to the environment in which it is located.

As a teenager, Kealy worked alongside her father investing in and renovating homes. These properties ranged from craftsman and bungalow, period revivalist, to traditional and the innocuous ranch houses that define the landscape of much of Southern California. Working on projects with her father, she developed a passion for design, project management, and gained strong business acumen for understanding the intrinsic value of real estate. As such, her decision to become a licensed Realtor was a natural transition.

Along with her husband, newborn son, and large extended family in Glendora (with roots dating back to the early 1900s), she is proud of the community she has lived in for more than two decades. Kealy loves the history of Glendora and the surrounding communities. She recognizes the importance the area has played in her life and brings a wealth of knowledge to her clients and the real estate industry, and understands the impact a neighborhood can have when selling or buying a property. Kealy strives to find not only the right home, but also a community that will connect with her clients and their respective needs. Kealy is a dedicated professional with an easy nature who brings warmth, honesty, and integrity to everything she does.

Kealy’s love of 1950s culture plays prominently in her life. Her love for all things 1950s is her custom designed, award-winning, purple 1951 Hudson Hornet which she restored at the age of 16. Kealy is frequently seen driving her Hudson around the San Gabriel Valley or at auto shows. Kealy is a member of an all-female car club affectionately named the Devil Dames.

Nick Gianopoulos
Nick Gianopoulos Partner
ngianopoulos@dppre.com
Mobile(315) 729-8804
calBRE #02012652

Architect Richard Neutra once said “Architects must have a razor-sharp sense of individuality.” Nick Gianopoulos believes that same philosophy should be followed when you choose your real estate representative. As a Mid-Century Modern expert and high-design enthusiast, Nick has studied architectural patterns and trends throughout Southern California. Gianopoulos is also an active classical composer and pianist, whose music is performed regularly throughout the world. This balance between architecture and music has helped shape Nick’s aesthetic and cultured approach towards real estate.

A member of the Pasadena-Foothills Association of Realtors®, California Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Nick’s foundation is firmly rooted from a family of realtors – his grandmother was an agent and property manager and mother a licensed broker in New York. His tech savvy online marketing and social media network, and affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, provides clients an edge towards maximizing their homes potential. As a proud affiliate with Dilbeck Estates and Christies International Real Estate, Nick is dedicated to providing the highest form of honesty, professionalism and integrity to each transaction.

barbara lamprecht, m.arch., ph.d.
barbara lamprecht, m.arch., ph.d. architectural historian / associate partner
blamprecht@dppre.com
Mobile(626) 264-7600

Raised in Canada and New York City, Dr. Barbara Lamprecht is Pasadena-based “qualified architectural historian” specializing in the rehabilitation of Modern buildings; national and local designations; and Mills Act contracts. Lamprecht is the author of Neutra: Complete Works (Taschen, 2000), Neutra (Taschen 2004) and Richard Neutra: Furniture: The Body and the Senses (Wasmuth, 2015). Lamprecht has taught all periods of architectural history at several institutions and lectures widely, including the National Building Museum; Washington, D.C.; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles; ModernismWeek, Palm Springs; and the Getty Conservation Institute. Lamprecht earned an M.Arch., at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and her Ph.D. at the University of Liverpool.

Her dissertation explored Richard Neutra’s late nineteenth and early twentieth century roots in science and landscape, especially concentrating on his work linking the body, the senses, and the experience of architecture. She has also worked on the designs of other Modernists, such as Buff, Straub, and Hensman, and contributed a book chapter for William Krisel’s Palm Springs: The Language of Modernism, 2015, and another for the 2017 Clocks and Clouds on the work of contemporary Los Angeles-Zurich architecture firm EscherGunewardena. As a project manager and building designer, she has led rehabilitations of two Neutra houses, working closely with top-tier trade professionals.

Currently, she is working on the rehabilitation of the Jardinette Apartments, Hollywood, a four-story reinforced concrete International Style building designed by Neutra with Rudolf Schindler, 1928. Lamprecht and will be speaking on the physiological and psychological aspects of architecture in Chicago; New Hope, PA; and Vienna this year.

Current Listings

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
$4,100,000
3 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 5185 Sqft 1.27 Acres
Altadena, CA
$2,900,000
9 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 6938 Sqft 34614 Lot
Sherman Oaks, CA
$1,050,000
3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 1758 Sqft 6874 Lot
Upland, CA
$739,000
2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2089 Sqft 19200 Lot
Glendora, CA
$679,000
2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1096 Sqft 8245 Lot

Past Sales

Pasadena, CA
Price Upon Request
6 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 5578 Sqft 35414 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$3,450,000
7 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms 5894 Sqft 25582 Lot
Santa Barbara, CA
$2,499,000
5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3940 Sqft 13939 Lot
Oxnard, CA
$1,975,000
4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2311 Sqft 4194 Lot
Los Angeles, CA
$1,758,700
3 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3593 Sqft 10778 Lot
Sierra Madre, CA
$1,600,000
3 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 2002 Sqft 16604 Lot
Glendale, CA
$1,325,000
3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2103 Sqft 8195 Lot
Glendora, CA
$880,000
2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2313 Sqft 12387 Lot
San Dimas, CA
$715,000
3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2304 Sqft 10693 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$620,000
2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom 891 Sqft
West Covina, CA
$610,000
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1490 Sqft 9415 Lot
Los Angeles, CA
$8,000/mo.
4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2000 Sqft 10500 Lot
Claremont, CA
$3,500/mo.
4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2514 Sqft

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