The Perkins Group Real Estate Montecito


STRONGER TOGETHER – Meet The Perkins Group Real Estate

Montecito, CA, April 27, 2020 — The Perkins Group, a multi-generational team of preeminent Compass Real Estate professionals, is pleased to announce today their recent decision to unite together as a real estate partnership between Suzanne Perkins, the group founder, Ron Brand, Arthur Kalayjian, Kyle Forsyth, and Ivor Miskulin.

There is no substitute for knowledge, experience, and a great team dynamic. With over 54 -years of combined experience representing Buyers and Sellers, and over $3 billion in combined sales, each member brings their engaging personalities and valuable expertise to the areas of Montecito, Santa Barbara, Hope Ranch, Carpinteria, Summerland, and Santa Ynez. The group is also pleased to announce the team’s local expertise has now expanded to Southern California within the communities of Ventura County, Calabasas, North Malibu, North Los Angeles, and Westlake Village.

The Perkins Group is dedicated to delivering the highest level of customer-focused service, an incredible network of contacts and referrals, real-time marketing intelligence combined with powerful marketing strategies, and unparalleled global exposure to targeted, affluent real estate prospects online and through print media to ultimately uncover the right buyer.

The highly experienced group’s collective expertise in the local neighborhoods, as well as farm, ranch, and land properties, gives the Perkins Group a competitive advantage. In the age of enormous customer choice, a team of trusted advisors and a great brand is a necessity, not a luxury.

About Us:

Suzanne Perkins (Center) began her real estate career in Montecito in 1991. Since 2005, she has had more sales over $15 million than any other individual agent or real estate team in Santa Barbara. Committed to outstanding results for her clients, this new partnership will allow her to continue to elevate her business and provide the best service possible. Representing some of the globe’s most distinguished clientele, Suzanne’s phenomenal success in the Santa Barbara market reached historical proportions in January 2007, when she represented the sellers of El Cojo and Jalama Ranches in the largest non-commercial transaction in California history. The combined listing value of the two properties was an astounding $135 million.

Ron Brand (Top Left) has been working as a real estate professional in Santa Barbara for over 12 years. Hailing from Dundee, Scotland, Ron set his sights on Santa Barbara after a visit in his teens. He later launched a successful career in real estate and ventured into the ownership of two thriving local retail businesses. Combining passion, experience, and extensive knowledge of the Santa Barbara real estate market, Ron is committed to providing solutions to maximize value and satisfaction for clients. He believes strongly in the necessity to market a property by utilizing a proactive marketing strategy and state-of-the-art technology for the best possible exposure.

Arthur Kalayjian (Bottom Left) graduated with an economics and business degree from Montecito’s Westmont College, where he received a tennis scholarship. Arthur began his career in the luxury rental market of Santa Barbara, where his naturally cordial, genuinely pleasant demeanor combined with his enthusiasm, intelligence, and a great business mindset and work ethic, made the perfect recipe for success in real estate. Arthur joined Compass in Montecito to pursue his passion for assisting buyers and sellers with their most prized possessions.

Kyle Forsyth (Bottom Right) is an alumnus of UCSB and has more than 25 years of insight into the rich and charming character of the distinct communities spanning Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties. Kyle brings extensive experience in private equity real estate where over seventeen years, he specialized in luxury single-family estates, acclaimed hotels, master-planned communities, and ranches totaling more than $1 billion in transactions. Kyle lives in Westlake Village with his family and brings a unique understanding of the Southern California real estate markets, as well as legacy ranches and estates.

Ivor Miskulin (Top Right) grew up in the beautiful country of Croatia, and later moved to the U.S. to play Division 1 tennis in college. After receiving an Economics degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara, Ivor earned an MBA from the University of Washington. Ivor takes a “no-nonsense” approach keeping an open line of communication while providing transparency to his clients, and does everything to ensure a smooth transaction for his buyers and sellers. As an established real estate investor himself, Ivor also takes his clients’ confidentiality very seriously.


Whether you’re looking to sell or to buy the home of your dreams in one of the most beautiful places in the world, the Perkins Group is a purpose-driven team dedicated to offering the highest level of service, and the latest strategic marketing trends to support our clients throughout the real estate process.

“Our team is very excited to expand and build a fabulous real estate team that will benefit our clients through impeccable service and award-winning marketing. We want them to feel comfortable and happy at the end of the transaction. We love what we do, and we sure have a great time helping our clients achieve their goals!”

– Suzanne Perkins

For more information on buying or selling a home, please Contact Us.

Suzanne Perkins DRE#01106512 (center)
Ron Brand DRE#01466064 (top left)
Arthur Kalayjian DRE#01908920 (bottom left)
Ivor Miskulin DRE#01934503 (top right)
Kyle Forsyth DRE#01705093 (bottom right).