Broker Associate

Architecture Broker

A seasoned real estate professional with 20 years of experience in high-end, custom residential design and construction and a master’s degree in architecture, Brian Linder, AIA, brings design-oriented expertise to the buying and selling of estates, architectural properties and historic residences.

Over the course of his career, Brian has represented some of the most notable properties in Los Angeles, including work by Rudolf Schindler, Angélil/Graham, Coop Himmelblau and Eric Owen Moss. His sophisticated eye and understanding of complex real estate transactions have enabled him to assist buyers in finding value for their investment at every level of spending. A skilled marketer and Certified Negotiation Expert, Brian has also helped owners and developers market distinctive projects, from land with plans through the construction of speculative ventures. Viewing architecture as an opportunity, he brings his expertise to help buyers find the most interesting, well-designed homes available in their price range, and to help sellers get the highest possible prices for their special architect-designed homes.

Brian has built his real estate practice around a concept he calls “The Value of Architecture.” This concept is based on the notion that architectural homes provide countless lifestyle benefits, carry greater premiums, and tend to be less sensitive to market fluctuations. Brian leads the ongoing UCLA Extension course “The Value of Architecture” and has further developed this thesis in presentations to the American Institute of Architects, the Society of Architectural Historians and various local and national audiences. Brian is also committed to promoting architecture as art, featuring the work of practicing architects, including Marmol Radziner, Pugh Scarpa, and Patrick Tighe, on his website.

Brian spent several years as an architect and construction manager before earning his broker’s license and joining the firm formerly known as Mossler Deasy & Doe, the original marketers of architectural real estate in Los Angeles. Licensed in California, Texas and Washington, Brian has since been involved in the sale of architectural properties from Southern to Northern California and marketed out-of-state properties as far afield as New Canaan, Connecticut. In addition to working out of Compass’s Beverly Hills office, Brian holds court in Austin, Texas and has sold numerous architectural homes in a wide radius, including properties in Marfa, Texas, the minimalist modern art and architecture mecca.

When he’s not representing clients in real estate, Brian enjoys spending time with his kids, doing hot yoga several times a week—sometimes followed by a cold plunge in the ocean or Barton Springs when in Austin—hiking, mountain biking, surfing, touring architectural homes, organic gardening and chicken husbandry (he has seven raised beds and eight laying hens in his front yard), traveling, meditation and Native American studies. Brian holds a BS in Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University and MA in Architecture from UCLA. He is an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.