Jennifer Gainey loves being a real estate agent —working as a "hands-on" agent, helping clients through the entire process of buying or selling, educating them along the way so they feel comfortable with every decision they make.
As an award-winning real estate agent for the past fifteen years, Jennifer has built a successful business based on her diverse knowledge, professionalism, and a keen sensitivity to her client’s needs. Her education and background are in art and business; prior to becoming a Realtor, Jennifer earned her B.F.A. in fine art and worked as a studio artist, then took positions with two major art auction houses in Los Angeles. At Christie's she served as Assistant Vice President, Operations Manager, and at Butterfield & Butterfield, as Director of LA Estates.
While at Christie's and B&B she established relationships with collectors, buyers, business managers and financial professionals, in addition to managing and supervising exhibitions and auctions. She honed her negotiating skills, set up special events, and developed marketing strategies. While managing complex logistics of house sales at Christie's, her interest in architecture and real estate grew.
Becoming a real estate agent was a natural progression for Jennifer, as it merged her client-centered business skills with her knowledge of art, architecture and design. By nature an enthusiastic, outgoing and highly motivated person, Jennifer enjoys helping her clients find and create opportunities they might miss out on otherwise. She has the ability to see potential in a property, and can often assist or advise on aesthetic changes that make a big difference.
Jennifer loves what she does—working as a "hands-on" agent, helping clients through the entire process of buying or selling, educating them along the way so they feel comfortable with every decision they make. Whether staging an attractive interior, negotiating a deal, or helping a client envision how they might modify a property, Jennifer's great attention to detail allows her clients to relax and feel excited, not stressed, about buying or selling a home
Catherine Gellert is committed to giving her clients hands-on reliability and exceptional service. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Catherine was an American paintings and sculpture specialist in the fine art and auction industry for 30 years. Throughout her career in the arts, she has developed exceptional negotiating and advisory skills with high net worth clients who require a high degree of confidentiality. These essential abilities have transferred perfectly to assisting her clients in navigating the challenging terrain of buying or selling their homes. Having been very interested in real estate for many years, Catherine decided that the time was right to move forward in her career and follow her passion for residential real estate. A long-time resident of Larchmont Village, Catherine has an in-depth knowledge of the residential real estate market in the Larchmont Village, Hancock Park, Windsor Square and Brookside areas. Catherine is committed to advising her clients with honesty, integrity, discretion and dependability. Catherine is an active parent volunteer of Pilgrim School and is the Secretary of the Building and Grounds Committee at First Congregational Church of Los Angeles. The Committee oversees the $18 million construction of a regulation-size soccer field, underground parking structure and the redesign of new playgrounds for Pilgrim School. Catherine gives 5% of each paid commission to the Alexandria House in Korea Town, near downtown Los Angeles. The Alexandria House helps to transition single women and women with children from emergency shelter to permanent housing. Their program offers financial literacy, goal setting, childcare, healthcare, counseling, skill building and education. Over 80% of the women who have moved through the Alexandria House have succeeded in securing financial stability and permanent housing.
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Coming from an arts background, Annette Aryanpour joined the real estate world two years ago to combine her love for design and house hunting. Not surprisingly, joining the Gainey team as the Office Administrator has been an excellent match. She has been able to use her long-time organizational experience from working in the film industry and her creative and aesthetic expertise from her lighting design business that have proven useful for the many facets of real estate. Added bonus: working with Jennifer and Catherine who truly care about their clients, details and aesthetics which has been the making of a great team.