As an investor, real estate developer, income property owner and realtor, Richard Casillas brings to the table a diversified background in all areas of the Los Angeles real estate market. His real estate career began early in life while working for the family construction corporation. In 1996, he formed Waves Management Group, which was aptly named for his alma mater – the Pepperdine Waves. Waves was formed as a real estate investment general partnership company and was the beginning of Richard's many and varied experiences into the arena of real estate investing and property management. To further enhance his knowledge, Richard attended UCLA extension and completed a two-year certificated real estate program with a concentration in Finance, Appraisal, Investment Properties, Legal Aspects of Real Estate, Real Estate and Land Economics, Property Management, Real Estate Development and Securitization of Mortgages.
Born in Los Angeles and now living in Beverly Hills, Richard became involved with the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce where he learned the location of several proposed metro stops in and around the Hollywood area. Consequently, he and a business partner purchased a 1960s historic 44-unit apartment building near Sunset Boulevard and Vermont Avenue and spent the next two years intensively managing and rehabbing the investment. When the metro stops surfaced and became operational, the once repressed Hollywood corridor began its transition to a vibrant community for residents and businesses alike. With the financial success of this investment, Richard decided to go solo and in 2003 went on to form Casillas Enterprises, LLC and serves as its sole Managing Director. This entity was formed to serve as a design/build full-service real estate development firm. Under Richard's direction, Casillas Enterprises has successfully brought to market several multi-million dollar luxury residential projects from Beverly Hills to the Hollywood Hills.
As an agent, Richard brings that same level of commitment and tenacity to his clients. His extensive background in real estate provides him with an inherent understanding and knowledge of his clients' needs. Coupled with an acute attention to detail and a desire to succeed, he looks forward to a successful and rewarding career as a realtor representing buyers and sellers.