Jami’s extensive career in real estate has taken her around the world and made her the star of several television shows. Jami studied design extensively both in schools in Europe and at UCLA’s School of Interior and Environmental Architecture and Design. One year later Jami moved to Tokyo to work for two architectural firms, Kanku, Kikashu Shekeisa and Fukui Kusumi Architects and Engineers.
With several years of education and experience under her belt Jami then started her own home building business in 1997 and became a licensed general contractor. She designed and built thirteen very high end custom spec homes in Pacific Palisades and Santa Monica over the next fourteen years. She became known as owning and building the most real estate in West Los Angeles as a single woman. Her work garnered the attention of several television networks and she was asked to do a PBS special on real estate with Lisa Ling and also hosted a design show on NBC featuring a large Tuscan villa she had recently completed.
Jami’s background working with high end clientele in design now gives her a competitive edge in the exclusive residential real estate market of coastal Orange County. She knows firsthand the intricacies of what it takes to design, finance, build and sell high end homes. She has experience working with lenders, architects, engineers, building inspectors, sub-contractors, buyers and sellers. She is extremely detail oriented and skilled in walking her clients through the most complex real estate transactions from beginning to end.
Jami is also highly active in philanthropy in the local community and has served on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity and assisted in building several homes in Los Angeles and 100 homes in India. She has been the guest speaker at WIRE (Women in Real Estate) and WPN (Women's Professional Network) and has been a mentor with "Step Up For Women" in Los Angeles. She is currently involved with "Rivals Unite for a Kure," bringing UCLA's Johnson Cancer Center and USC's Norris Cancer Center together to raise money in support of innovative research for underfunded cancers.
Jami is an agent with Surterre, a top luxury residential real estate brokerage known for its teamwork and integrity. Surterre is one of the only brokerages with an in-house marketing team of 15 experts delivering innovative marketing to its agent and clients not only in Orange County, but all over the world.