Matthew Berkley, M.A.

Scott Lander, DC

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A resident of Southern California for most of his life, Matt Berkley is a REALTOR® who makes representing historic and architecturally significant properties his primary focus. Since obtaining his real estate license in 2001, he has represented works by architects such as Charles and Henry Greene, Wallace Neff, Frank Lloyd Wright, John Lautner, Richard Neutra, and Frank Gehry. Matt understands the complexity of selling historic and architectural homes. He is an expert in strategic marketing to global audiences who appreciate fine design.

Matt attended Boston University and California State University, Long Beach. He is an Architectural Historian holding undergraduate and graduate degrees in United States and Modern European History. His fields are the built environment, politics of space, the growth and development of California regional vernacular architecture, the relationship between the changing landscape of California through suburbanization and its effects on the natural environment. His education, coupled with more than fifteen years representing sellers and buyers of architectural and historic properties provide him a distinct advantage in marketing to an audience that understands and respects the significance of the properties he represents.

Matt is proud to represent significant works of architecture and historic properties throughout California. From San Diego to San Francisco, Matt goes where the architecture is as he believes no distance is too great when representing significant properties in the state.

Matt has served on the Board of Directors of the Pasadena-Foothills Association of REALTORS©. Matt currently serves on the Board of Directors of Pasadena Heritage, and is the Chair of the Pasadena Foothills Association of REALTORS© Historic Preservation Committee. Matt has also served on the Board of Directors of Altadena Heritage. He has written nominations to the National Register of Historic Places; his first was the Zane Grey Estate in Altadena, a Mediterranean Revival estate made of reinforced concrete designed by Myron Hunt and Elmer Grey in 1907.

In addition to his involvement in the real estate and preservation communities, Matt is an active member of All Saints Church, Pasadena, and has been singing with Coventry Choir since 1992. Most recently, he performed with Coventry Choir alongside Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic for the performance Gustav Mahler’s Symphony Number 8/Symphony of a Thousand at the Shrine Auditorium. There he joined more than one-thousand fellow musicians for the performance. Past organizations he has performed with have been the Claremont Chorale, and Citrus College Singers. He has been a featured tenor soloist in Germany, Russia, Finland, Poland, Lithuania and the Czech Republic.

Despite a love of architecture and design for as long as he remembers, native Californian Scott Lander first chose a career as a chiropractor. Scott attended California State University, Northridge for his undergraduate degree and obtained his DC from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles. After becoming a licensed real estate agent, Scott began buying and restoring architectural and historic homes. His passion for design integrity and historic preservation pushed him toward grand homes, regional vernacular design, modern masterpieces, and those neglected over time but retained key elements of original craftsmanship, character, architecture, and history.

In 2010, Scott won the Santa Monica Conservancy Preservation Award for the restoration of the Richard Neutra-designed Leon Barsha residence which had been deemed a tear-down prior to Scott’s stewardship. In 2012, Scott was awarded the Historic Preservation award from the City of Pasadena for the restoration of Buff & Hensman-designed Thompson residence. Scott has restored or represented some of the most-notable properties in Southern California. His CV includes works by Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler, Richard Dorman, John Lautner, Wallace Neff, Harwell Hamilton Harris, Gregory Ain, and Raphael Soriano.

Scott has made his personal mission to correct the perception of Los Angeles as a city void of architecture, history, character, and heart.