A successful entrepreneur who built a multi-million dollar commercial-cleaning business employing hundreds of people over a 25 year period. Alex sold his corporation in 2003 to pursue his passion in Real Estate and quickly became a top producing agent. He has consistently been ranked as the #1 or #2 Real Estate agent for Palm Realty Boutique in 2013, 2014 and into 2015. In an ocean of over 3,000 agents, he is highly respected by his peers and considered a leader in the industry. He has shown this leadership as the Founder for Commissions for Education and becoming a partner with Giveback Homes.
A true South Bay native, has called El Segundo home all her life. As a mom of four, Amie understands and values the importance of family and prides herself in treating her clients as such. From the first meeting, until after the escrow has closed, Amie is there for clients and prides herself in going above and beyond to make the home buying process, not only smooth but special.
executive administrative assistant
Amber Eve Johansen
As a prior real estate appraiser for 13 years in California and Idaho, Amber brings an authoritative opinion of value to her clients. Amber’s extensive knowledge makes her a tremendous asset to anyone looking to sell, buy or invest.
Amber thrives on helping others with the singular goal of providing clients with the most customized and thorough client service in the business.
Launching his real estate career in 2005, Mike has immersed himself in all facets of the industry including mortgages, investment properties and residential developments. An El Segundo native, Mike is knowledgeable of the neighborhood in which he resides and utilizes this familiarity when showing clients the intangible benefits that El Segundo and surrounding South Bay cities have to offer. Mike’s passion for real estate is evident in every transaction; he listens to his client’s needs, offers feedback on the market and its trends, and demonstrates keen negotiation skills with a low pressure approach.
An enthusiastic member of the community, Mike contributes to philanthropic organizations such as the El Segundo Education Foundation, Heal the Bay, Surfrider Foundation, and more.
After a successful career as a firefighter, managing teams of service-minded men & women and putting out fires, Ron Porter has returned to his original career path in real estate as part of Alex Abad Real Estate Group and Compass Real Estate team serving the South Bay area. Ron appreciates being supported by Compass, the industry leader in utilizing technology to enhance his search & sell experience, as well as Alex Abad, who has partnered with the non-profit, Giveback Homes and the El Segundo Education Foundation.
While the jobs of a firefighter and realtor are drastically different, Ron loves being a realtor for the same reason he followed his passion as a fire fighter. He believes in helping people through difficult situations. Ron still puts out fires and mitigates stress, now by prioritizing client needs, creating a seamless experience, and ensuring that his clients have a clear understanding of the facts and are well equipped to make an informed decision when buying & selling homes.
An LA native, Ron has spent the last 15 years in the South Bay. Whether fishing the Pacific Ocean, cooking for friends at his El Segundo home, or enjoying a fine restaurant in Manhattan Beach’s waterfront district, Ron embodies this community’s spirit which embraces a welcoming beach lifestyle.
Building trusting relationships is foundational to Ron’s methodology. He also believes that what makes a community special is knowing you are a part of it and wanting to take care of it. If you are a first-time buyer, looking to upgrade, or a recent empty nester ready to downsize, Ron Porter can help your home buying or selling experience bring you closer to the South Bay community!
Christina Padilla is a lifelong south bay resident who is dedicated to elevating her community and passionate about participating in volunteer work, and making the south bay a more well rounded place to live. With her degree in psychology, and compassion for people, she has always been drawn to a career that involves working with and helping people accomplish their goals. With her hyperlocal knowledge, she is able to cater to all of her clients needs and guide them through the home buying process with seamlessness and ease.
Raised in a real estate family his entire life in the South Bay, Randall graduated from college with a degree in Business/Real Estate followed by a career in professional baseball.
Beginning his real estate career at Parker Martin in Torrance, Randall went on to found Applegate/Boyce in 1985, specializing in representing both Buyers and Sellers in all manner of real estate transactions. Settling with his family in El Segundo over 20 years ago, he has continued his practice of matching the right buyers to the right property investments - from single family homes to multi-family and commercial investments - always delivering the highest integrity and serving only the best interests of his clients. With almost 40 years of experience, an unmatched reputation for customer service, strong industry knowledge across multiple disciplines, as well as being a friend to everyone he meets, Randall is an exceptional Broker/Agent for all of your real estate needs.
After 25 years of successfully "flying solo" in the real estate field, the opportunity to work with Alex Abad and to join forces with Compass presented itself and came in alignment with Randall's personal goals, making this the perfect time for him to join the Compass Team.