Karen has been a perennial, top producing award winning real estate agent for twenty one years and counting. After her career first blossomed in both Lake Hollywood & Santa Monica, it organically expanded to everywhere in between as her loyal past clients have insisted on her expert representation wherever they wish to buy, sell or invest.
With an accomplished background in multiple unit restaurant operations as well as private jet catering, Karen’s expertise in developing & executing systems to achieve exceptional client satisfaction from some of the world’s most discriminating clientele was an ideal foundation for a career in Los Angeles real estate. Her approachable, down to earth demeanor & an ability to negotiate with skill & diplomacy has earned her a reputation as one of the most professional, well-respected agents among her colleagues.
These days, to maintain balance in her busy life with her structural engineer husband and two active teenage daughters, you may bump into her early one morning hiking near one of her “offices” - up Fryman Canyon or around Lake Hollywood - focused on staying fit for playing or coaching soccer, a lifelong avocation.
Julie’s impressive management skills and decades of experience as an Emmy award winning entertainment executive are valuable assets to her real estate career. Her knack for connecting clients with property stems from a genuine respect and understanding of her clients’ needs combined with her keen knowledge of multiple Los Angeles markets.
A former television/film producer responsible for maintaining budgets, managing talent/staff & consistently delivering quality product, Julie’s incredible work ethic & calm demeanor allow her to make any challenging task look easy. Whether negotiating contracts, researching market value or prevailing in a multiple offer situation on behalf of grateful Buyers, Julie’s clients benefit from her uncommon blend of tenacity and grace.
A philanthropist at “heart”, Julie serves as a board member of the greater Los Angeles American Heart Association and is an advocate of CPR Training in schools.
Ryan joins Compass after working as an Account Manager at a PR agency specializing in fashion and entertainment. A native New Yorker, Ryan holds a degree in Business Marketing and Communications from Fordham University. In his spare time, he enjoys being by the ocean spending quality time with friends and family, and exploring what’s new in LA.
Thankfully one of the best mortgage brokers in the business just happens to be a family member. Shawn Medved, Partner of Westside Mortgage, has been our trusted and reliable, no nonsense closer of loans for over 20 years. Whether our clients are refinancing or obtaining purchase loans, Shawn procures the best available loan packages.
Prior to closing loans, Shawn scored goals for over 10 years as a professional soccer player for teams such as DC United, the San Jose Earthquakes and the Seattle Sounders. Shawn is a true team player, dedicated to your success.
The bloodline continues with yet another Medved… Brianne is not only family but another seasoned soccer alumn. Upon graduating from Loyola Marymount University as the division 1 soccer captain with a Communications degree she established herself in Los Angeles with a passion for entertainment.
She joins Team Medved as a marketing associate and keeps up with the freshest trends in real estate and technology.
She enjoys acting, vintage thrift shopping and loves her dog Howie. Keep an eye out for her on the big screen!
Karen’s expertise in developing & executing systems to achieve exceptional client satisfaction for some of the world’s most discriminating clientele was an ideal foundation for a career in Los Angeles real estate.Contact Us