Tregg Rustad (Partner) – A Top Producer and Estates Director at Rodeo Realty’s Beverly Hills Office, is a highly recognized industry professional with multiple honors to his credit. Since joining Rodeo Realty in 2012, he has been continually ranked as the #1 Team company-wide. In 2007, he received a National Association of Realtors nomination as one of the ‘Top 30 Agents’ nationwide under the age of 30. In 2008, he received a Los Angeles Business Journal nomination for the prestigious Los Angeles Residential Real Estate Awards. He’s currently ranked among all top-producing real estate agents nationwide.
Tregg began his career more than 17 years ago, driven by a passion for real estate and a simple philosophy: always putting his clients’ interests first. With this focus, he has developed a growing community of past clients who want to see their own colleagues and neighbors benefit from his unique approach to real estate. He has built his practice primarily on referral business, with the same dedication to excellence and client satisfaction that you expect from your attorney, doctor, or CPA. While fiercely protective of his clients’ best interests, he operates with the utmost professionalism and integrity. He will counsel and guide his clients every step of the way, providing a clear understanding of the consequences and potential outcome of any scenario.
Through a commitment to hard work and exacting standards, Tregg has earned a reputation as one of the most successful agents in Los Angeles. His extensive experience, attention to detail, and focus on efficiency routinely produce extraordinary results for his clients. Although his business is invariably fast-paced, Tregg’s manner is remarkably personable, genuine, and supportive. Whether he is working to sell a home or accompanying buyers, he makes the experience as seamless, enjoyable, and efficient as possible.
Coupled with extensive knowledge of real estate, Tregg holds a degree in Communications, with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in Business, from Walla Walla University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Recognized for his expertise and leadership, Tregg also assists in the training and education of newly-licensed real estate agents.
Married for more than 17 years to his wife Megan (an Endodontist and proud UCLA and USC alum), Tregg has two daughters, is an avid basketball player, surfer, dog lover, beekeeper, and weekend gardener. The Rustads have owned and remodeled a variety of properties, including single family homes, duplexes, and a number of local high rise units. Tregg is the former president of a 135-unit homeowners’ association and knows the challenges of association management and HOA issues from the inside out. Additionally, he is EcoBroker Certified®, well-versed in the broad range of energy and environmental issues that affect real estate transactions, and is an active member of both the California Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.
Ted Fleming (Associate) – Ted is keenly aware of how challenging it can be for people to buy or sell a home. It’s a big step, a major commitment, and one of the most demanding experiences in life. Ted demonstrates patience, guidance, and the tireless pursuit of his clients’ best interests, and his dedication and hard work are evident throughout every transaction and beyond. Ted strives to build valuable long-term client relationships, not just successful transactions.
Ted attended Indiana University majoring in Political Science in the Pre-Law program. He moved to California shortly after graduation and took a job with a construction team focused on demolition and remodeling. The years Ted worked in this field gave him insight into the building of structures and the key components of successful investments. Ted also worked in a law firm where he contributed to the successful resolution of a high profile case involving construction and development fraud.
Armed with the knowledge he accrued in construction and law, Ted purchased a “fixer” in the hills of Studio City and income property in his home state of Indiana. Through these transactions it became clear to him that he wanted to be involved in Real Estate on a full time basis. This realization was the catalyst that brought Ted to Rodeo Realty.
Ted is amiable, energetic, and service oriented. Clients who work with Ted are afforded a patient consultant, backed by one of the top real estate teams in the country.
Don Johnston (Associate) – Born and raised in Los Angeles, Don left Southern California for the University of Stony Brook, New York, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, a minor in French, with additional studies at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He has traveled extensively worldwide for both business and pleasure, living for periods of time in France, Switzerland and Brazil. Don’s knowledge of different languages, cultures and customs gives him the ability to understand and appreciate a variety of approaches to life and business.
Don used his international experience and knowledge of travel during his career in luxury hospitality marketing and hotel development for Starwood, Hilton and InterContinental hotel groups. After years in Manhattan, he returned to Los Angeles, as Director of Sales and Marketing for the Five Star/Five Diamond L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills. Don gleaned insights from working with a range of discerning clientele including celebrities, producers and directors, as well as many high net worth individuals.
With a wealth of knowledge, and armed with an array of influential business contacts, Don shifted to a career in real estate sales and marketing. He uses his client service skills, combined with a passion for results, to take every opportunity to create profitable transactions for his clientele. He has a critical eye for a property’s potential and value, as well as the attitude to negotiate a compelling deal.
Noah Applebaum – Born and raised in Southern California, Noah has acquired extensive knowledge of the Beverly Hills and West LA real estate markets. A graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder with a B.A. in International Affairs, Noah, has joined the Maurice & Rustad team, the top producing team at Rodeo Realty for the past several years, with over 40 combined years experience in real estate sales. As an integral member of the team, Noah has gained invaluable hands on experience in the high-end real estate market.
After working at the White House Liaison’s Office at the Department of Homeland Security in Washington DC, Noah moved back to Los Angeles to pursue a career in real estate. Noah initially worked at a real estate law office, which ignited his passion to become more involved in the residential transaction process as an agent. Now a member of the Maurice & Rustad team, Noah is committed to serving clientele with the same meticulous, aggressive and proactive service that has characterized Maurice & Rustad since the beginning.
As a young adult, Noah volunteered as a Los Angeles Fire Department Cadet where he spent his weekends training and volunteering throughout the city. Noah has always had a passion for serving others; his career in real estate will continue his passion for helping people and providing insight, patience and expertise throughout the real estate sales and listing experience, from his patient, thoughtful searches undertaken for his purchasers, through the measured marketing, careful listing and escrow process.
David Tamburo (Operations Director / Architectural Photographer) – David holds the position of Operations Director for the Maurice-Rustad Team. He is a California licensed real estate agent, commencing his career in fashion marketing and sales nearly a decade ago. With commensurate experience as a professional photographer, Mr. Tamburo personally handles all aesthetic aspects of photography, as well as the sale and escrow process for all properties and purchases handled by the Team.
Key to David’s approach with photography is mindfulness: Not simply recording images of the property and cataloguing features, he understands how critical it is to take the time necessary to produce correct images to portray each property. His artful presentation of homes evokes the essence of what is, essentially, an emotional engagement of prospective buyers (and agents) viewing the Team’s listings. The process takes significant time, and David’s dedication to ‘getting it right’ is universally lauded by our agents.
David stays abreast of continuing trends in e-marketing, including state of the art web-design, social marketing and internet exposure maximization, for our clients. The clear ‘go to’ member of the Team, he has advanced through the ranks quickly, and has taken on Maurice & Rustad’s philosophy of hands-on, proactive service for all clientele, regardless of the level or detail involved, truly understanding the meticulous follow through and full service speaks volumes about how the firm’s principals believe our sellers and buyers should be treated.
David holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing Communications from Columbia College Chicago. In his spare time, David is an avid photographer enjoying all types, from landscape to lifestyle. David loves spending time with his girlfriend and their two dogs, pursuing music, cooking and dog rescuing.
Dave Landguth (Marketing Director) – Dave is a licensed real estate agent who oversees the creation, management and strategy for all aspects of design, print, and web advertising & marketing, exclusively for Peter Maurice & Tregg Rustad at Rodeo Realty, Beverly Hills. Through the use of vibrant photography and carefully crafted property narratives, his commitment is that each home’s unique beauty stand out to both buyers and real estate agents alike. The key to Dave’s success — and the impact of his work — is going beyond objective description of property features, and creating an emotional experience in the reader that evokes the essence of what it would mean to own and/or live in each residence.
With a BFA in Graphic Design from Cal Poly, Dave has maintained a solid foundation in design and advertising, branching into broader marketing roles through years of experience working with several nationwide firms. Notables include DTT Surveillance (A tech firm servicing nationwide restaurant brands) and Institutional Property Advisors (A Marcus & Millichap company servicing multifamily institutional clients).
Dave enjoys spending time with family and feeding his creative spirit through playing drums and creating mixed media sculpture. He does not own a dog but is under pressure from the team to adopt one.