Founded by Pete Buonocore, Core Group LA has been providing unparalleled levels of customer service to sellers and buyers throughout the Los Angeles market for two decades. With an ability to anticipate clients’ needs and effectively evaluate the marketplace, Pete & his team have overseen & facilitated more than $1 Billion of closed residential real estate transactions.



 Pete New HeadshotPete, his wife Helen and their two dogs make their home in Hancock Park. Originally from Connecticut, Pete attended the University of Connecticut and earned his MBA in finance from Columbia Business School. 
Prior to entering the real estate industry, Pete established a senior management career with high-end national retailers in New York City, Chicago and Philadelphia, eventually making his way to Los Angeles to work as Chief Financial Officer of Guess Jeans.
Pete decided to pursue his passion for Real Estate in 2000, gaining a reputation for outstanding integrity, steadfast attention to detail & discretion. His embrace of superb customer service has earned him a strong base of loyal clientele, repeat customers, a vast referral sphere and valuable peer cooperation with his industry professionals. 
An owner of the Keller Williams franchise in Larchmont Village, Pete has participated in the local community as a board member of the Larchmont Neighborhood Association and in several of LA’s charity organizations. Pete is an avid golfer and had served as a Board Member of the Wilshire Country Club.

CONTACT:  |  323 762 2561  |    DRE#01279107



Brian Headshot 2022 CropA Southern California native, Brian was born and raised in South Pasadena and is deeply rooted In the Los Angeles area and its community. A Graduate of Syracuse University, he spent his early career as a senior production manager in the New York magazine publishing world, overseeing numerous monthly, bi-monthly and quarterly publications with international distribution.

In 2009, Brian made a career change, obtained his real estate license and became a broker.  Focused on open communication and full disclosure, he learned quickly how to provide exceptional customer service, utilizing strong negotiating skills with knowledge of the current local market. Brian understands that buying and selling property can be very stressful and he attentively guides his clients through the transaction experience.
Brian is committed to go above and beyond to ensure his clients understand every aspect of the buying and  home selling process.

CONTACT: | 323 841 0475 | DRE #01859972



IMG_8372 Zac Berger is a proud 3rd generation Angelino who has enjoyed a rich cultural and family history growing up in the city of Los Angeles. His grandfather won the Oscar in the best editor category for the epic ‘Ben Hur’ during the Golden Age of cinema. Zac has travelled extensively and has been fortunate to have lived and worked and become a local in several parts of the country including New York City, Greenwich, Conn. and Santa Barbara.  

Zac comes to the highly successful Core Group LA with a vast background in all things Real Estate having gained a lifetime of experience through involvement in his family owned and operated Real Estate business & by selling properties in the New York City market. He spent many years in entrepreneurial pursuits raising start-up capital, operating small businesses and managing investor expectations and needs. 

Over Zac’s life and work experiences he has developed a unique global sensibility and perspective, which has helped to hone his commitment to customer service in Real estate sales and to advocate for his clients’ best interests honestly and purposefully.

Zac dedicates his spare time to his wife and daughter, exploring the local region and when possible squeezing in a round of golf or going for a surf.

CONTACT:  |  917.575.5605 | DRE #01917700     



Tricia Headshot NewTricia Garalde, a licensed real estate assistant has spent the last 15 years as executive assistant for Core Group LA and brings a total of 25 years of real estate experience and knowledge. Tricia expertly handles all aspects of marketing, coordinates showings, and assists in completion of contracts and documents to ensure a smooth transaction for each and every client. Tricia speaks fluent Tagalog and her off hours are spent taking care of her young son, Jesse and daughter, Lola.

CONTACT:  |  323 762 2560      





After two decades of selling Real Estate In Los Angeles, Nelson has recently relocated to the Palm Springs area . He continues to work with past clients & referrals in greater LA while establishing a branch of Core Group LA in the desert. 

Nelson’s sense of integrity, character and work ethic come from his Mid-West roots. Prior to real estate, he had a long career in the apparel industry where he utilized his sales and negotiating skills daily.  Nelson also knows that having mutual respect for & from his industry peers in just as important as anything else in a real estate transaction.

Nelson’s sense of integrity carries over into his personal life as he continues to volunteer with “CASA” as an advocate for children in foster care, as well as with “Get on The Bus”, an organization that takes children to see their incarcerated Parent. In addition, Nelson has been involved with several organizations that prepare meals for homeless and homebound members of the community.

 CONTACT:  |  213.999.7800  |  760.459.3069  | DRE#01414261