DENNIS CHERNOVExecutive Lead
Dennis started his career within real estate at the young age of 16 and grew to be one of the top real estate consultants and loan officers. During 2008 when the recession hit, he joined Keller Williams Realty full time. Since then he has been the top agent in Studio City and runs a very successful and productive team. He treats each client with the integrity and dedication they deserve.
Quote: “Good energy is contagious and what comes around goes around”
Fact: Dennis lives in Sherman Oaks with his wife, 2 sons, dog and 2 cats.
Kevin SilverSenior Realtor®
Born and raised in “The Valley”, Kevin attended USC for business. After graduating, he worked for a developer who built spec homes throughout Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley. It was during that time that he fell in love with Real Estate. His clients appreciate his experience and easy going demeanor. Kevin has sold over $65 million in real estate.
Quote: “It’s easy to change carpet, paint and tile, it hard to add square footage and change the layout”
Fact: You can find Kevin hiking through Fryman Canyon.
Burt BakmanSenior REALTOR
Burt was born in Zimbabwe and grew up in Israel before moving to LA at the age 13. Burt Is multilingual and has a background in music and concert promotions. He has been a licenses Real Estate agent since 2002 and was a Top Producer at Coldwell Banker Beverly Hills before joining Keller Williams 5 years ago. Burt is also passionate about the arts, having shown his work around the world, and is one of the country's leading barbecue cooks, featured in multiple publications including Food and Wine Magazine. Burt is a proud father of 3 girls and is married to his high school sweetheart.
Gregory ShenonOutside Sales
Gregory is a first-generation Los Angeleno who has over 10 years’ experience with servicing the tech, medical, and commercial real estate industries. Gregory earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science at the University of California, Irvine and completed his Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management in December 2017. With Gregory’s local education and work experience, not only does he have an in-depth knowledge of the San Fernando Valley and West Los Angeles, he also has a proven track record of evaluating and marketing businesses and properties to exceed the needs of each owner and investor. Every home buyer and seller deserves the quality of care and transparency Gregory brings to each and every real estate transaction.Gregory’s choice to work with The Chernov Team in Studio City was due to its gold-standard level of service, eye for prestige, and world-wide reach with a local boutique-like focus. Together, the Chernov Team and Gregory offer custom web sites, marketing, and advertising collateral unique to each property and audience.
Quote: "Good to know!"
Fact: Greg is a Black-Belt in Tae Kwon Do
Helen HilloSales Manager | New Construction Division
Helen has over 15 years’ experience with every facet of real estate. She can sell a home, help a buyer find their dream property and run the entire office. She has continued her education in the real estate industry to stay abreast with ever changing markets, strives to always find innovative solutions to meet goals, and recognized for her relentless efforts to create teams that not only work well together in business but have fun in doing so.
Quote: "To be able to render a fortune, you must first render fortunes of service "
Fact: I do it every day for my 3 kids, they are my why. I love music more than television. Enjoy cooking any chance I get & daily reminders to give without remembering & take without forgetting.
Yana ChernovAcquisitions and Marketing
Yana brings in extensive experience overseeing and marketing companies for over 10 years. With her leadership skills, knowledge of marketing and passion for Real Estate she helps the team navigate through branding, marketing and social media to properly position each listing for success.
Roxy AyalaBuyers Agent
Born and raised in Northridge, Roxy brings 6 years experience in real estate and 5 years experience in lending. She is very passionate about real estate and loves meeting new people everyday! Roxy was brought up with a keen understanding of work ethic, and putting client’s needs before her own. Roxy's ability to excel in one of America's most competitive markets is the result of her constant drive and energy to help others and her local market knowledge. Having been born and raised in the area, she brings invaluable expertise on a localized level.
Quote: "Make your life a masterpiece; imagine no limitations on what you can be, have or do."
Fact: Roxy enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 boys.
Kara RobartsTeam Leader | Resale Division
Kara is a 5th generation Angelino who bring over 6 years of real estate experience to the table. Kara graduated from UCSB with a degree in Communications and is great at just that, communicating. She has a vast knowledge of real estate and the San Fernando Valley. Her attitude of getting things done, allow her to carry out all transactions effortlessly, leaving the client at ease.
Quote: "Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk."
Fact: Kara has been a Vegan for 8 years.
Nicole RackyMarketing Director
Born and Raised in Los Angeles, Nicole has over 3 years experience in Social Media and Marketing. With experience from non-profits to fortune 500 companies, Nicole brings diversity and creativity to assist the Chernov Team as the Marketing Director. As the youngest member of the team, Nicole offers fresh and innovative ideas.
Quote: "It is not what you are that holds you back, it is what you think you are not."
Fact: Nicole has a black belt in Karate.
Megan GasparSocial Media Manager
Megan is a born and raised 100% valley girl yet still envelopes a diverse background. One of her strong assets is her ambitious mentality to take on any project and tackle it. She possesses strong work ethic, pays close attention to detail, and loves pushing herself to learn new things. Her desire to meet new people & learn about all cultures is what makes her great at marketing.
She has studied in the fields of marketing, interior design & business. At the Chernov Team, Megan is able to combine her organizational & creativity skills in bringing consumers an array of upcoming projects and has a keen sense of timelines and preparation. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Cody ThompsonBuyer's Agent
Cody has lived in Los Angeles for over 11 years with over 5 years of experience in Real Estate. He has worked alongside some of LA’s top agents, closing over $100M in real estate. Cody prides himself on being honest and loyal with a service-oriented approach to real estate. He believes that the clients’ needs and happiness is top priority and is fully committed to helping them find exactly what they are looking for while having a good time doing it.