Together, brother and sister team Colin and Lauren Katzakian bring over 20 years of professional experience from the financial and entertainment industries. Coming from a family of developers, brokers, agents and property managers in Northern California, it was only natural for the siblings to follow in familial footsteps establishing the Southern California branch of their family brokerage after settling in Los Angeles. Katzakian Realty is excited to bring a new, fresh energy to the Greater Los Angeles Area real estate market, backed by the knowledge and experience of one the most trusted brokerages in Northern California for over 30 years. Katzakian Realty brings professionalism, engagement, and integrity to Los Angeles, and to you.
Colin and Lauren are members of the Beverly Hills / Greater Los Angeles Association of Realtors, the California Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.
Colin is a second-generation realtor whose success is attributed to his due diligent nature and passion for knowledge. Prior to submerging himself into the real estate industry, Colin spent his educational years at the California State University of Sacramento, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Finance and his Master of Business Administration (MBA). Through his professional journey, as Vice President for a top 100 fortune bank, Colin has developed a balanced understanding of defining success and driving results. Colin is an expert in financial strategy, investment opportunities and fully understands all aspects of the financial markets. Colin has a passion for his clients' prosperity; he continues to demonstrate this through out-of-the-box marketing, investment tools, and deep client relationships. Colin ensures that his clients are equipped with the information and knowledge necessary to feel confident in making well-founded decisions. Colin is looking forward to guiding his clients, ensuring their confidence and that their dreams turn into realities.
Outside of the real estate realm, Colin leads a very active lifestyle; he is a second-generation race car driver, a pilot in training, golfer, and enjoys snowboarding. His driving abilities have resulted in numerous accolades including a U.S. National Championship, and selection as one of ten drivers in North America to test Formula BMW cars in Spain. Exemplified by a mechanically inclined mind and desire for adrenaline, Colin truly knows and understands the need for reliability and accurate knowledge while taking calculated risks. He is genuinely excited to share his insights and experiences with you!
Colin holds his real estate license in California, Missouri, and Kansas.
A California native, Lauren has lived in several major cities throughout the state prior to landing in Los Angeles, where she has resided for almost a decade. Los Angeles was the only city with staying power for her, and her passion for the creative culture, including architecture, art, design, music, and fashion, is what continues to drive her affinity for Los Angeles.
Lauren holds a Juris Doctor degree from Santa Clara Law and brings ten years of professional experience from the entertainment industry, where she worked as Senior Business Affairs for the number one music company in the world, negotiating top tier label and artist deals. Lauren is diligent, intuitive, and an expert negotiator. After a successful career in entertainment, she decided to pave a more entrepreneurial path and follow in the footsteps of her family. Her drive is relentless, and she prides herself on providing the best service and experience to her clients. Lauren believes that her down-to-earth spirit and ability to listen are crucial in understanding her clients’ needs and securing their happiness. Authenticity, accuracy, and reliability are the cornerstones of her success and the trusting relationships she forms.
When she is not facilitating deals, Lauren loves discovering the latest restaurants, hottest travel destinations, enjoying art and museums, and hiking. Lauren truly knows and loves Los Angeles, and she is genuinely excited to share her insights and experiences with you!