With a real estate background in the USA, China, India and Mexico, Alison Whitaker has acquired a wealth of knowledge in acquisitions, dispositions, development and market research across the globe.
Prior to working with Sotheby's International Realty, she worked with top Fortune 500 companies and developers including Morgan Stanley, Gerrity International, Walmart, SCITIC CP, and Mantri. Her cultivation of strong international relationships has helped her develop invaluable skills which she incorporates into her residential transactions here in her hometown of Los Angeles. Her exceptional knowledge of her markets, refined negotiating skills, unique marketing strategies and personalized asset valuation techniques are just a short list of what she provides each client.
Alison began her career in 2003 with a mentor with a highly successful commercial developer and owner of several multi-family unit developments, then transitioned into commercial real estate acquisitions and development abroad. She holds a Bachelor's degree in economics and a Certificate in Business Administration, both from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).
In and outside her career, Alison has a special place in her heart for senior citizens and holds the Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation. She serves as a founding board member and chair of Westside Pacific Villages, a non-profit organization assisting senior citizens remain in their homes as they age. She is also a member of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training in support of her sister, a survivor of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
Her professional designations and certifications include Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE).