Not Your Average Team

We aren't just your typical agents, we're The Avengers. Our team is made up of a diverse mix of fully licensed entrepreneurs, artists, influencers, investors, disruptors, and game-changers actively building businesses in real-life environments. We advise our clients pointing to our battle scars, having extensive experiences of failures and successes, and a wealth of hard-earned lessons along the way.

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Kenny Liu

FOUNDER & PRESIDENT

A versatile business leader and the founder of the Realest Group. Kenny has represented over 1.1 million square feet of retail and office, consulted on +1,500 acres of various land development projects, and helped manage over $3.5B in both commercial and residential real estate assets. He has also developed a lead generation platform for a $150M fund to deploy over 75MW of commercial solar throughout the United States.

Executive Team

MILES CANARES

PRINCIPAL | CHIEF EXPERIENCE OFFICER

Miles Canares is a renowned event producer and the founder of Realest X, and co-owner of creative branding agency OOO Studios, with nearly a decade of experience in the events and festivals industry. Having conceptualized, created, and produced consistently successful trade shows, direct-to-consumer events, and large-scale festivals, Miles has become widely recognized for his culture-defining work as head of food programming for the youth culture festival, Complexcon and producer of ​Family style Food festival by streetwear brand ​The Hundreds and is considered the leading figurehead for brand partnerships and collaborations between popular apparel brands and the restaurant industry. Early in his career, Miles founded his first show in 2013, Venue Trade Show, which was later acquired by Lights and Sounds Collective in 2015.

ANDY NGUYEN

COMMERCIAL ASSOCIATE | HEAD OF MARKETING

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Andy Nguyen is an Orange County-based restauranteur and entrepreneur who is extremely known for being the main co-founder of Afters Ice Cream, Black Matte Coffee, the Hello Kitty Café, Banh Xeo Boys, Dough & Arrow, Trill Burgers, Happy Hours Group, and a host of other food concepts geared to digital-age generations. He led the curation and creative rollout for Rodeo 39 and the under-construction Canvas at the Enclave in Torrance, and recently made earth-shattering headlines, having launched the first NFT Restaurant, Bored & Hungry in Long Beach, CA.

Having negotiated and executed over 100+ commercial leases for his many self-owned businesses, Andy has and extensive background to leverage his own lessons and experiences to mentor others in navigating site selection, lease negotiation, due diligence, partnership structures, and business ideation.

MIKE PHAM

COMMERCIAL ASSOCIATE | HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT

Chef Mike Pham is the Chef and Co-Owner of Beleaf Burgers, Hotties Nashville Hot Chicken, Primal Cuts, Shominoods, Banh Xeo Boys, Bestea, ORNG CNTY, and former Executive Chef of Anchor Hitch. But moreover, Chef Mike's talents and wealth of experience in designing and leading kitchens have made him an incredible project manager in laying out contextualized tenant improvement and coordination. His extensive and highly specialized knowledge led to the incredible and industry-bewildering success of Rodeo 39, a 40,000 SF food hall in Stanton, CA that opened up at the height of the global pandemic.

FERNANDO VALLADERES

COMMERCIAL ASSOCIATE

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Chef Fernando Valladeres is the Chef and Co-Owner of Portside Fish Co., Fowl Play, and Nandomo by HiroNori Ramen. He is well-known and respected throughout the restaurant industry as an incredible networker, connector, and friend to all, having mentored and inspired a new generation of entrepreneurs to forge their own paths and work towards building their own success. With a number of restaurants under his belt, Chef Fernando has extensive experience in negotiating leases, business sales, and navigating complex Landlord / Tenant discussions. 

JOHNY "JT" TRAN

COMMERCIAL ASSOCIATE

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Johny Tran is a successful entrepreneur having co-founded Beleaf Burgers, Hug Life Ice Cream, and Alchemy Men's Grooming. Unafraid to take on the new challenge of identifying a void or need in the market, and then mobilizing to fill the gap, JT is a proven expert at finding opportunity between the seams. 

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