Ruben Rivera was born and raised in the rural suburbs of the East Coast. His attraction to Southern California landed him in areas like Malibu and Laguna Beach and he has been proud to call Los Angeles his home for over 20 years. During this time, he attended Santa Monica College as well as Los Angeles City College, where he left his mark by founding its campus’ first LGBT club. Ever ready to keep himself stimulated personally, Ruben has traveled throughout Europe, attends gourmet cooking classes, participates in marathons and has been a contributor to local charities including the Jeff Griffith Youth Center. Family is also very important to Ruben as he spends any free time running with his Labrador and is the proud uncle of four young nephews. As member of the Kadampa Buddhist center and an avid yoga practitioner, he consistently draws from these lifestyle choices to apply an acutely focused, yet Zen-like approach to his real estate practice.

Ruben began his real estate career in Los Feliz over a decade ago. Early on, he learned the ins and outs of the market, and as a result, is exceptionally adept at navigating local trends. During his career, Ruben has helped clients with the buying, selling and leasing of condominiums, single-family homes, high-end celebrity estates and income-generating properties. Ever vigilant in negotiating a timely and smooth transaction, he thrives best when assuring and serving the goals of his clients. Each of his clients has benefited from his Certified Negotiator (CN) designation. Both clients and colleagues alike find his honest approach and attention to detail invaluable tools in their dealings with him.