Peter + Tregg, Pushing the Envelope of Conventional Real Estate:
We are a successful, locally-focused real estate team, known for our friendly, meticulous service. We have the international presence and marketing acumen of Rodeo Realty, and the flexibility, creativity and personal touch of a boutique agency. We love what we do and have worked hard to serve our clients for more than 40 combined years!
We understand and appreciate Santa Monica in a way only local residents can. Our passion and enthusiasm for all Santa Monica neighborhoods makes us not merely agents, but knowledgeable guides and advocates. We know the ins and outs of the neighborhoods, whether it be the best place to find a view home, a large lot or to walk for a cup of coffee -- those not-so-small nuances that make south Santa Monica unique. We also can offer great recommendations for anything you can think of (restaurants, surf spots, contractors, paint colors, hikes). If you're new to town we'll enjoy imparting local secrets to you, and if you've been here for years we'll compare notes!
While we love to enjoy the process, our priority is to uphold stellar professionalism, and to be fiercely protective of our clients' best interests. We always bring honesty and fairness to our profession and during the advocacy of our clients' goals. We will counsel and guide every step of the way, so that our clients can make informed decisions with a clear understanding of the consequences and potential outcome. Although we can't eliminate all of the stressful moments that come up during transactions, you can be assured that we're sweating the details so that you don't have to.
Peter J. Maurice - Estates Director
A native of the Westside, has been a top producing agent for over 25 years. He covers Los Angeles from offices at Rodeo Realty’s Beverly Hills office where he is an Estates Director. With multiple offices located in Southern California, Rodeo Realty is the state’s single largest individually-owned real estate brokerage, and is comprised of one of the most sophisticated group of real estate professionals in the area.
Peter has accumulated numerous real estate awards and distinctions including consistently ranking in the top .1% of all real estate agents nationally. Recent recognitions and awards include, #1 Team at Rodeo Realty every year since 2012, 2013 Hollywood Reporter’s Top 25 LA Agents and #1 Agent status for multiple years at various Beverly Hills Brokerages.
Peter attended Dartmouth College and the University of California where he received a B.A. in Environmental Studies/Landscape Architecture. He received his law degree from U.C. Berkley (Boalt Hall) and practiced corporate, real estate and entertainment law with Greenberg, Glusker, Fields, Claman & Machtinger in Century City (admitted, Central District Court – California), before joining Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro where he helped grow the entertainment transaction department. Subsequently, he served as Vice President, Legal Affairs, for 20th Century Fox Film Corporation. Peter left the practice of law to pursue his true passion, real estate, and to represent the many individuals and entities with whom he transacted business over the years as a corporate and studio lawyer. Represented among his clients are lawyers, business and personal managers, physicians, investment bankers, real estate developers, various major studios and top studio executives, actors, writers, directors, and producers.
Marketing and advertising his properties in an aggressive, creative and directed manner, Peter sells his listings through a vast array of personal contacts in the community. Peter’s access to qualified buyers afforded by his contacts and experience is coupled with negotiating skills honed over three decades of working with demanding, high profile clientele. His ability to protect his clients by anticipating problems before they occur, and his unbridled advocacy, has earned him a reputation as one of the City’s most successful and talented real estate agents.
A Top Producer and Estates Director at Rodeo Realty’s Beverly Hills Office, is a highly recognized industry professional with multiple honors to his credit. Since joining Rodeo Realty in 2012, he has been continually ranked as the #1 Team company-wide. In 2007, he received a National Association of Realtors nomination as one of the ‘Top 30 Agents’ nationwide under the age of 30. In 2008, he received a Los Angeles Business Journal nomination for the prestigious Los Angeles Residential Real Estate Awards. He’s currently ranked among all top-producing real estate agents nationwide.
Tregg knows what makes the Wilshire Corridor special and is one of the leading Wilshire Corridor experts. With numerous sales in almost every building in the Wilshire Corridor, Tregg’s expertise and knowledge has led him and his partner Peter Maurice to become the top Wilshire Corridor listing agents.Tregg began his career more than 18 years ago, driven by a passion for real estate and a simple philosophy: always putting his clients’ interests first. With this focus, he has developed a growing community of past clients who want to see their own colleagues and neighbors benefit from his unique approach to real estate. He has built his practice primarily on referral business, with the same dedication to excellence and client satisfaction that you expect from your attorney, doctor, or CPA. While fiercely protective of his clients’ best interests, he operates with the utmost professionalism and integrity. He will counsel and guide his clients every step of the way, providing a clear understanding of the consequences and potential outcome of any scenario.
Through a commitment to hard work and exacting standards, Tregg has earned a reputation as one of the most successful agents in Los Angeles. His extensive experience, attention to detail, and focus on efficiency routinely produce extraordinary results for his clients. Although his business is invariably fast-paced, Tregg’s manner is remarkably personable, genuine, and supportive. Whether he is working to sell a home or accompanying buyers, he makes the experience as seamless, enjoyable, and efficient as possible.
Coupled with extensive knowledge of real estate, Tregg holds a degree in Communications, with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in Business, from Walla Walla University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Recognized for his expertise and leadership, Tregg also assists in the training and education of newly-licensed real estate agents. Married for more than 19 years to his wife Megan (an Endodontist and proud UCLA and USC alum), Tregg has three daughters, is an avid basketball player, surfer, dog lover, beekeeper, and weekend gardener. The Rustad's have owned and remodeled a variety of properties, including single family homes, duplexes, and a number of local high rise units. Tregg is the former president of a 135-unit homeowners’ association and knows the challenges of association management and HOA issues from the inside out. Additionally, he is EcoBroker Certified®, well-versed in the broad range of energy and environmental issues that affect real estate transactions, and is an active member of both the California Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.
David Tamburo - Associate Agent & Operations Director
David holds the unique position of both Associate Agent and Operations Director for the Maurice-Rustad Team. He has been a California licensed real estate agent, commencing his career in marketing/sales, with over 15 years experience. His continued success comes from his personal and professional relationships with both his and our clients. His passion for business mixed with his personable style allows him to think outside the box and continue to understand the needs of his clients before they ever know.With commensurate experience as a professional photographer, Mr. Tamburo personally has handled all aesthetic aspects of the photography process, allowing him to bring his mindfulness of attention to detail into selling and buying homes. David is also the architectural photographer for the Maurice-Rustad team. His artful presentation of homes evokes the essence of what is, essentially, an emotional engagement of prospective buyers (and agents) viewing the Team’s listings. The process takes significant time, and David’s dedication to ‘getting it right’ is universally lauded by our agents.
David stays abreast of continuing trends in e-marketing, including state of the art web-design, social marketing and internet exposure maximization, for his clients. He has been one of the clear ‘go to’ members of the Team, he has advanced through the ranks quickly, and has adopted the Maurice - Rustad’s philosophy of hands-on, proactive service for all clientele, regardless of the level or detail involved, truly understanding the meticulous follow through and full service speaks volumes about how the firm’s principals believe our sellers and buyers should be treated.
David holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing Communications from Columbia College Chicago. In his spare time, David is an avid photographer enjoying all types, from landscape to lifestyle. David loves spending time with his girlfriend and their two Italian Greyhounds, hiking, yoga, cooking and dog rescuing.
Taylor Berry - Marketing Director
Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Taylor grew up taking classes at her neighborhood art studio, and attended Booker T. Washington High School for The Performing and Visual Arts as a student in the Visual Arts department. During a month-long pre-college program at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland, she was able to zero her focus in on Architecture and Industrial Design. Upon graduating distinguished, as well as being yearbook designer, president of the Free Tibet Club, and a member of the National Art Honor Society, she received several scholarship and grant offers and went on to attend the Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, Ohio as a major in Industrial Design.
Her time in college was spent honing her graphic and product design expertise, working with the likes of Little Tikes and Stryker Medical as a research and design consultant, learning presentation skills, and building upon her artistic cunning via an emphasis in printmaking.
In 2014, Taylor spent a semester abroad in Germany, south of Berlin, working with luxury automotive company Audi, as well as, on toy design and infographic projects. Afterwards, she returned to school in Cleveland and her internship at a furniture and design firm, graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, spent some time freelancing then moved back to Texas before eventually moving out to Los Angeles where she soon became Marketing and Product Development Specialist for a local shoe startup.