The Piatelli Team

Deborah Miller

Chief Financial Officer and Real Estate Broker

President of Brokerage Division

California Bureau of Real Estate (BRE) #: 01201956

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Phone: 310-440-8880     Fax: 310-440-8895

Deborah Miller is a licensed Real Estate Broker with expertise in residential, commercial real estate sales, auctions and mortgage finance.


Ms. Miller holds the position of Chief Financial Officer for The Piatelli Company after previously serving as the Executive Assistant of its President and Founder, Mario Piatelli. The vast knowledge and experience that she acquired through the guidance and mentoring of Mario Piatelli has enabled her to excel in all facets of Real Estate.


Even after 20 plus years of experience in the business, Deborah continues to enhance her value to the company and her clients by continuing her education which includes advanced schooling to keep her up-to-date of the latest technical advancements and informational changes in the industry.

Mario Piatelli

President, Founder and Real Estate Broker

California Bureau of Real Estate (BRE) #: 00238629

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Phone: 310-440-8881     Fax: 310-440-8895

In 1948, Piatelli formed his own company in Honolulu, buying and selling heavy construction equipment, ships and marine salvage. One year later, he opened a large salvage operation on Adak Island in the Aleutians, salvaging and shipping thousands of tons of heavy equipment and scrap steel to buyers around the world.


In 1955, Mario moved to Southern California and began selling heavy equipment to industrial auctions in Los Angeles, working with firms such as Milton Wershow Co., and Max Rouse & Sons. Known for his razor-sharp business sense, Piatelli was recognized for his contributions to the industry in 1971 when he was elected President of the Southern California Auctioneers Association.


Piatelli has sold multi-million dollar homes, high rises, vineyards, industrial parks and an old Indian motorcycle plant in Northern California. He is a nationally recognized Auctioneer/Broker, specializing in liquidating real estate assets at auction for Federal Bankruptcy Courts, Institutional Lenders and Principal Sellers.


In recent years, Piatelli has scaled back his company to a smaller office near his home in Brentwood, California, but retirement is not on the horizon. Instead, Piatelli continues an active 60 plus year career as President and Founder of his company, "The Piatelli Company".

Fredric M. Havens

Real Estate Agent

Vice-President in charge of Auction Division

California Bureau of Real Estate (BRE) #: 00770634

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Phone: 424-272-6950

After an early and distinguished career as an Account Executive for the Beverly Hills offices of E.F. Hutton and Dean Witter, where he specialized in the sale of municipal bonds, Fred joined the Chicago-based Sheldon Good Company, a Real Estate Auction firm.  He handled their West Coast office and negotiated numerous auction sales, including the entire REO portfolio of Manhattan Beach Savings and Loan.


After joining the The Piatelli Company in the early 1980’s in sales, Mr. Havens worked closely with the founder, Mario Piatelli, in negotiating and marketing some of the largest real estate auctions ever conducted in California.  These included the marketing and sale of the Broome Ranch in Ventura County to the Santa Monica Conservancy, the Indian Motorcycle manufacturing plant in Gilroy and the HAT Vineyards in King City to the giant wine maker, Kendall Jackson.


Recently named Vice-President in charge of the Auction Division of The Piatelli Company, Fred continues to uphold the reputation and successful track record of this 50 year old Real Estate Auction firm.

Tony Suleiman

Vice President of Marketing

Real Estate Broker and Auctioneer

California Bureau of Real Estate (BRE) #: 01388339

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Phone: 805-967-3236     Fax: 805-309-0288

Tony is a licensed commercial real estate broker and has over 13 years' experience in buying and selling Real Estate.


His range of experience includes: Commercial Office and Retail Sales and Leases, Industrial properties, Residential Income Properties, Residential Sales and Leases, and Auction Sales.


Tony has a diverse client base that he has been able to help including O'Dell Engineering, State Farm Insurance, Rogers Jewelry, Bright Homes, North American Title, Leer Corp, US Bank, Wilshire State Bank, CA Credit Union and many others.


Tony also served as a Business Development Manager for the Adjustment Bureau at Credit Management Association Southern California office in Burbank. He was responsible for administering out-of-court workout programs and managing the liquidation of corporate assets through general assignments for the benefit of creditors. He served as a communications liaison between attorneys, consultants and banks and overseen the disbursement of funds to creditors.


Tony is a member of the Rotary International, Chamber of Commerce, Toastmasters International (Past Treasurer), Seven Oaks at Barton Ranch Homeowners Association (Past President). Tony also holds the Competent Communicator Designation from Toastmasters International.

Lorraine Howell

Law Office of Lorraine Howell

Attorney and Real Estate Consultant

California State Bar #: 202319

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Phone: 949-689-4765     Fax: 949-646-5463

Lorraine Howell, JD., LL.M, Tax, has been practicing law in California for sixteen years. Her practice focuses on real estate transactions, tax, trusts, trust disputes and general counsel to individuals, small business corporations, limited liability companies, and other entities. In addition to her Juris Doctor, she holds a Master of Laws and Letters in Tax from the University of San Diego.


Prior to practicing law, Ms. Howell, through her work as a principal owner, acquired a very broad background in real estate transactions and development including but not limited to purchases, sales, leases, trust deeds, escrows, mortgages, and some construction with architectural plans, permits and other government agency requirements, both in residential and commercial properties. She has brought this expertise into her law practice providing unusual practical experience to serve her clients’ needs.


The Piatelli Company

Real Estate Auctioneers & Brokerage in California for over 60 Years!

522 So. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 102 Los Angeles, California 90049

Phone 310-440-8881   Fax  310-440-8895

California Real Estate License 1154797


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