Peter Hernandez is founder and co-president of Teles Properties. A driving force behind the renowned Teles brand and its highly collaborative company culture, he is responsible for comprehensive brokerage management including marketing, transaction compliance, litigation and agent coaching and development. In addition to serving as co-director of the firm’s Sports and Talent Divisions, he also oversees both Teles’ Commercial Division and its Builder and Development Program. A top agent representing some of the most expensive properties in California, Hernandez began his lifelong real estate career in 1970 working for the family firm Hernandez Realty while completing his degree in economics at UCLA—the leading agency in Marina Del Rey—before joining Jon Douglas Company in 1983. Quickly establishing himself as a leading broker, he expanded into management in 1988 and was eventually appointed president and COO for Coldwell Banker of Orange County, where he successfully orchestrated three key acquisitions: Dyson and Dyson Company, the Balboa Real Estate Company and Strada Properties. Considered an industry thought leader for a wide range of digital and print media including the Los Angeles Times, Orange County Register, Huffington Post, Inman, Toby Salgado Super Agent, The Real Deal and Pat Hiban among others, Hernandez backs his expertise with more than 45 years of real estate experience not only as a broker and business owner but also a passionate investor and developer who is able to see opportunity in any market—up or down.
If he is not working directly with his clients or coaching his agents toward becoming the most successful versions of themselves, Hernandez can be heard on his weekly Morning Drive podcast. A longtime resident of Malibu, Calif. and a board director for the Greater Los Angeles Beverly Hills Board of Realtors, Hernandez always finds quality time for his family and his many passions, which include surfing, reading and CrossFit.