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The Diversified Investment Strategies (DIS) Team is your source of highly experienced and trusted professionals specializing in real estate investment and services – including buying, selling, leasing, retirement planning and wealth growth and management through strategic, informed investment choices and a meticulous real estate investment analysis. As knowledgeable replacement property professionals, we work with clients to build a customized strategy that identifies suitable investments pursuing successful completion of a 1031 Tax-Deferred Exchange. Once your specific needs are determined, a DIS associate will help you find and acquire a replacement property that meets your specific needs.


Bryan is founder and president of Diversified Investment Strategies. Licensed and experienced in many areas with a strong focus and background in real estate, Bryan is keenly focused on tax-deferred investment options, having handled hundreds of 1031 Exchanges. He is well versed in Opportunity Zones, TIC, Triple Net NNN, Oil & Gas Royalties and anything related to helping defer capital gains tax. He gives his clients clear and concise analyses of properties and investment strategies, and he helps them construct and acquire diversified real estate portfolios. An entrepreneur from the age of 12, Bryan started and grew a successful full-time business by the time he entered high school. He measures his success by his ability to initiate investment victories for his clients. To unwind from his busy day he enjoys cooking, boating, traveling, racing and restoring cars, spending time with his family, wife, Karyn, and son Brayden.


General Securities Representative,
Series 7, 63 & 79, Attorney at Law
California, Real Estate Salesperson, DRE #01959348

Specializing in investment sales and distressed real estate in California, Nathan has facilitated over 500 successful real estate transactions in the past several years. He represents local and international investors, developers, real estate professionals, traditional buyers, and sellers of realestate. Together with his tenacious and diligent team, Nathan handles a broad range of real estate and real estate finance transactions both domestically and internationally. Nathan is a licensed real estate professional and an established California licensed attorney. His 20 years of business experience, includes a diverse portfolio of his in-depth knowledge of Real Estate Investments, Distressed Real Estate, Turn Around and Opportunity Real Estate, Luxury Real Estate, Commercial Real Estate and Agriculture transactions. With such versatility, Nathan understands the business regarding cultural distinctions in various forms of negotiation. He can achieve client financial objectives quickly and efficiently; tailoring a detailed approach to meet their individual needs. Even in a time sensitive environment, he works closely with his clients to ensure their comprehension throughout every step of the process. As a result, he has developed a track record of finding success where others have fallen short by surmounting challenges and seeing transactions through to the very end. Prime examples of his abilities and in conjunction with a formidable law practice, Nathan has facilitated the distressed sale of a residential home for $21,000,000, a sale of a $10,000,000 residential development project, regularly handles transactions above $2,000,000 and has workedwith clients purchasing commercial real estate in Newport Harbor. He also resolved over a $100,000,000 distressed mortgage debt in just one year.Due this expertise and active community presence, Nathan is a frequent guest speak at multiple conferences and presents on various topics regarding real estate. His notable speaking engagements include Home Preservation and Homeowner Bill of Rights for the Office of Congresswoman Janice Hahn (retired) and Operation Hope and Options of Homeownership during an Economic Downturn for the OC Register.


CA Real Estate Broker, GRI, Owner/Shareholder

Steve is qualified as a GRI (Graduate, Realtor® Institute). He and his business partner, Karen Hakola, have been married and have worked together for more than 40 years. Steve has the distinction of averaging $22 million in annual real estate sales. His success comes from a career of investing and property management that stretches back to the 1970s and a full-time real estate career that started in the 1980s. Today Steve’s expertise runs the gamut of listing residential and multi-family properties, buyer sales, investment properties, leasing and property management, 1031 Exchanges and short sales. When not busy helping clients, Steve is a foodie who loves to unwind by cooking for and with his family or by enjoying a round of golf. He’s also an avid car enthusiast and enjoys restoring cars with his son Bryan.


Realtor®, CRS, Owner/Shareholder

Karen is a (CRS) Certified Residential Specialists and her real estate career began in the mortgage banking business, which was a perfect foundation for her real estate sales career that took off when interest rates were at 18% and creative financing skills were at a premium. With decades of real estate experience, Karen has the skills and experience to successfully handle any type of real estate transaction — in stable or volatile markets. Exceptional finance skills and a keen sense of the market have enabled her to help hundreds of clients buy or sell their home or make a secure real estate investment. Her average $22 million in annual real estate sales has been recognized with a number of nationally recognized sales awards, and her exceptional customer service and knowledge expertise has earned her high praise from her clients. Karen enjoys cooking and experiencing the latest and greatest food trends. She likes to be active and has a passion for travelling and exploring new places and loves to workout.

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