Meet the Team-over 70 years of combined experience
Cindy Hill’s focus, discipline, and integrity place her amongst the top realtors in the Southland.
She specializes in apartment buildings ranging from 5-50 units in Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys, North Hollywood, Valley Village, Toluca Lake, and Burbank. With approximately 6,300 buildings that meet those criteria, each day she lives, works, and studies the dynamics of the ever-changing neighborhoods and markets. She has sold numerous buildings throughout the greater Los Angeles, but the area from the 405 to the 5 Freeways, South of Sherman way is her target market.
Cindy Hill has been a local icon in the multi-family brokerage community for over 30 years. That extensive experience, along with her poise and market knowledge makes her the top agent in the industry and has led to over 285 successful sales and over 1 billion dollars of properties sold. She works to identify and help clients reach their real estate objectives.
Each day, she tracks current listings, recent sales, and off-market deals. Cindy embraces the high-tech tools and specific knowledge necessary for accurate analysis of value. Because of this dedication, she has closed more transactions in her target market than any other agent.
She represents everyone from mom and pop investors, asset managers of REIT’s, private equity syndicators, and even high-level brokers acting as principals. Cindy listens carefully to her clients’ specific needs, while protecting their fiduciary interests. Some of her clients are single families with retirements funds tied to just one asset, while other clients manage extensive portfolios, or work with family trusts and family attorneys. Communication and trust are always driving principals behind Cindy’s interactions with clients. See her testimonials .
Cindy has completed all of the post-graduate course work for the prestigious Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation, joining the elite 6% of top Commercial real estate professionals in the industry. To learn more visit www.ccim.com.
Ryan Slater is the newest addition to the Valley Apartment Sales Group. Prior to joining the team, he received his master's degree from UPenn and his undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley. He is fluent in French and currently studying Spanish.
His main responsibilities are preparing offering memorandums, meeting vendors, and ensuring that each client receives unparalleled treatment while they are buying or selling their properties.
In his spare time, he enjoys volunteering, studying Spanish, reading novels, and hiking.
Shawn Miller has been a constant star in the real estate field and his experience, training, and integrity are un paralleled in the real estate industry. Some of his awards and professional accomplishments are “Rookie of the year” 1989, “Realtor of the year” 1999, President of Burbank Association of Realtors 2000. He has been a licensed agent since 1989 and a licensed broker since 1997. He was a co-owner and manager of RR Gable Real Estate and Fred Sands First Class Real Estate in Burbank.
His main responsibilities are to ensure every 1031 exchange is successfully completed and is responsible for new business development. Shawn has worked with Cindy in the real estate industry for over 20 years.
He has served on the following professional and community committees: Burbank Center for the Retarded trustee, Big Brothers of L.A., and Pasadena Fire EMS Reserves. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters while coaching the local High School Mountain Bike Team, studying Spanish, and flying.
Oksana Babyan joins Valley Apartment Sales after 2 years of experience as a Market Specialist in Multifamily Sales in Glendale and Burbank and 14 years as an award-winning sales professional in tourism and entertainment in Los Angeles and Dubai. Whether working for Middle Eastern Fortune 500 companies or as an Investment Advisor with a focus on 1031 Exchanges in Los Angeles, Oksana has always been recognized for her unmatched devotion to clients and her continuous striving to exceed expectations.
After she moved to Los Angeles in 2016, Oksana took over the Head of Business Development role at one of the oldest and largest Tour Operators in Southern California, and then quickly earned the title of VP of Market Development. Oksana’s interest in real estate began as a business owner and the ‘go-to’ person for Dubai-related real estate investment. She helped clients acquire prime real estate in world-renowned Burj Khalifa and the Palm Islands while she learned the fundamentals of real estate investing. Continuing her education in Los Angeles, Oksana became an agent in 2020, joining the Centennial Advisors team as an Investment Advisor.
With her knowledge and expertise, Oksana is keen on helping clients maximize performance of their assets and provide them with excellent strategies to grow their portfolios.
Oksana was born and raised in Armenia. She studied Linguistics and Psychology at Yerevan State Linguistic University and speaks 3 languages— Armenian, Russian, and English.
She believes that whatever kind of business you are into, ultimately, there is only one business and that is human wellbeing.
Stacy Danfifer is responsible for all marketing materials on listings, which includes email blasts, postcards, and direct mail marketing.
His keen eye makes sure that every property is put in the best light possible and that all marketing platforms are utilized which ensures top dollar for sellers.
Alma Alvarado is a certified Transaction Coordinator and has overseen over 2,000 successful closings, and is well versed in all aspects of commercial transactions. Her attention to detail and organization capabilities are impeccable. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Pace University with a strong background in finance and accounting. Alma is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Dutch. She loves to explore different cities, but Los Angeles will always be her favorite.
Drone Video Photographer
Shad Yassini is a new addition to the team and has over five years of experience in the film and television industry.
He has filmed over 100 properties and he specializes in creating visually stunning digital medial for the marketing of the team’s listings. He uses the latest in film making technology to capture and showcase property to their full potential. Shad is dedicated to using innovative techniques that help put the seller’s properties and the surrounding neighborhoods in the best light possible to maximize value in a timely manner.
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I have worked with Cindy for over 20 years. She is 100% in touch with the market, pricing, current inventory, and financing. I have always believed in going to a specialist and Cindy Hill is the specialist in the San Fernando Valley.
Cindy Hill has sold me my nine buildings in Burbank, Valley Village, and North Hollywood.I am constantly approached by Brokers to have me buy properties or list my properties. She is the first person I call to buy or sell property. It is rare to find someone who has such market knowledge and integrity.
“I sold my 5 unit property on Hazeltine with Cindy Hill that closed this month. I would like to express how pleased I was in working with her.I previously had the property listed with a different company and the listing expired after 6 months with no action. Cindy agreed to a 90 day listing and had the property sold and closed much sooner. I can assure you that the next time I am involved in buying or selling, I will contact Cindy first. ”
“As the owner of a title company I work with many commercial real estate brokers. I have been associated with Cindy Hill for many years and I am most impressed by her depth of knowledge of every aspect of the real estate transaction. Because of this no matter how complicated the transaction it is a smooth successful transaction.”
“As a Commercial Escrow Officer, I have been working with Cindy Hill for over ten years now. I can truly say that she is without a doubt one of the top agents in our industry. Her knowledge, professionalism and integrity are very apparent in all her transactions. I truly appreciate her active involvement, assisting wherever necessary, to insure a successful close as efficiently as possible. Cindy Hill is definitely a Shining Star of all Real Estate Professionals.”
“Cindy has a soft-spoken peacefulness in her mannerism that just puts everyone at ease! She can be tough, but also very gentle in handling the delicate details of the transaction process. Most importantly, she’s a woman of true integrity and honesty.”
“Even though my wife and I have an active real estate and broker’s license we knew we needed the services of successful, experienced, knowledgeable, full-time professional real estate broker and Team to navigate the Southern California real estate market within the 1031 exchange time constrains. Cindy Hill was out first choice. She more than fulfilled all the requirements listed above. She was the only Broker we interviewed and quickly selected. This was absolutely one of the best decisions we have ever made”