Since the founding of the Sotheby’s auction house in 1744, Sotheby’s has marketed many of the world’s most valued possessions. Today, more than ever, we continue to provide exceptional service and astute valuation for many of the world’s most beautiful homes.

Working with Sotheby’s International for nearly a decade, he and his team have established themselves as one of the most respected syndicates in the city. With a clientele steeped in the entertainment industry (music, film, and TV) he has represented principals from more than 20 countries.  He is in the top 1% of Sotheby’s agents nationwide.

He was involved in the creation Sotheby’s for Schools, a non-profit organization committed to empowering youth through education. 100% of all proceeds goes directly to local schools for the equipping of our children. A percentage of every dollar his team earns goes to Sotheby’s for Schools.  To date, his office has contributed over $15,000 to Los Angeles public schools.

Feel free to call us anytime to discuss questions or thoughts you might have. We’d gladly discuss the value of your home or the market in your neighborhood. Or, you could just come by for a glass of wine.


- John Johnston

The LA Home Team


John Johnston

Director of Estates

CalBRE #: 01510721


Johnny Johnston hails from Vail, Colorado. He spent his youth frolicking through the Rockies adorned in lederhosen. His devastating good looks got him into Brown University and he headed east to study History, Literature and Architecture. Afterward, he moved to Los Angeles in search of the perfect Spanish villa. The search has lasted 15 years and taken him across the city. Sometimes, looking at property, he’d try to solve some of life’s more confounding questions. Do the laws of thermo-dynamics apply equally to the mid-century and craftsman? Does a modern home need a modern man? What is modern… and what is man? Toward this end, he went to seminary and received a Master’s Degree in Biblical Theology, but these days he prefers to call in to talk radio.

He, his wife (fashion designer Heidi Merrick) Hiver (their daughter), and Alfie (beloved son), split their time between their Mediterranean compound in Silver Lake, Santa Barbara and Vail (where they own a boutique, ski lodge and real estate brokerage). Heidi forbids him from indulging in the lederhosen, but late at night he still dares to dream.


Jeff Maynard

Regional Vice President, Compass Pasadena

CalBRE#: 0125800

Jeff began his real estate career 18 years ago and was a consistent top-producing agent working in Southern California with Pasadena being his base. Jeff brings to his current position extensive managerial experience from his previous 4 year position as Vice President and Brokerage Manager of the Sotheby's International Realty's Pasadena office and his 18-year career in the live television broadcasting business. Jeff was responsible for developing a staff and creating systems that would deliver the ultimate in client satisfaction. 


Kathryn Teague

Product Expert

A liason between the team and clients, Kathryn implements Compass' proprietary technology to provide an unmatched client experience. Kathryn joins Compass with past experience in the Operations Management side of medical start ups. She graduated from Louisiana State University, after growing up in Alaska. She loves watching live comedy, podcasts, and her dog, Toby.

Rich Kane

Transaction Coordinator

Ushers the transaction from start to finish while overseeing all aspects of contracts, disclosures, and reports to ensure the protection of our clients. A California native, Rich has lived all over the world and many cities throughout the country. He joins Compass with a background in real estate, marketing and finance. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his dogs and cooking.

Andrea Janko

Marketing Associate

Oversees and orchestrates the multi fronts of the marketing campaign. Analyzes and strategizes approaches across multiple platforms (LA Times, Facebook, Bloomberg).Growing up in Germany and Slovenia, Andrea most recently managed business development at Collins, a brand consultancy based in New York City. In her spare time, Andrea loves skiing, hiking and reading a good book on a Sunday afternoon.

Office Location


680 E Colorado Blvd., Suite 150
Pasadena, CA 91101


Whether you're looking for someone to assist you in your new home purchase, or need help selling your home, you can always count on on our highly knowledgeable team to provide you with the answers. Check out what our past clients are saying about us! Feel free to contact us anytime for a free consultation.