It’s a long way from Kiev to the Hollywood Riviera, but Igor’s quest to live in this special part of the world was worth all the trouble he went through to get here. Igor left the former Soviet Union with his mother in 1973, and made his way from Israel, to Paris, to Belgium before eventually immigrating to Chicago in 1975. After attending the University of Chicago and Loyola Marymount, Igor became a CPA and joined a Big Eight accounting firm in the Windy City. In 1988, Igor moved to Southern California to work in Finance at PepsiCo. He went on to serve in high-level finance positions at Nissan Motor Corporation and Activision, and furthered his education with an MBA from Long Beach State in 1995.
In 2001, Igor combined his passion for real estate with his experience in business and finance to become a Realtor. It was a move that has brought him immense personal and professional satisfaction because he gets to do what he loves every day …help people enjoy a better life by expertly guiding them through their real estate decisions.
A long-time Hollywood Riviera resident, Igor has earned a reputation as the expert in this area, and also specializes in the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Torrance, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and San Pedro. Igor has sold more homes in the Hollywood Riviera than any other Realtor since 2003, and has been the number one Realtor in the area in sales volume for 13 of the last 16 years, including 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. He has had more than 200 single family home transactions in the Riviera since 2002, with over $200 million in total sales volume.
Igor is continuously ranked among the top producing agents for RE/MAX Estate Properties and has been recognized with a RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award and earned a spot in the RE/MAX International Hall of Fame for his exceptional sales achievements. He was the #1 producer in sales volume for the Malaga Cove office for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, and is in the top 3% of individual producers at RE/MAX Estate Properties.
He is one of the few South Bay Realtors to earn Accredited Staging Professional credentials, which gives him the expertise to prepare seller’s homes inside and out for maximum impact. As a result, homes sell faster, and for more money.
Igor was awarded Quality Service Certified® Platinum status, the highest level of service achievement in the real estate industry. The award recognizes that Igor earned 100 percent client service satisfaction, as measured by Leading Research Corporation. Quality Service Certified (QSC) status is the only award in the real estate industry based on independently validated, measurable service results. Clients of QSC agents receive a customer satisfaction survey at the end of each transaction. The surveys are administered and the results are compiled by LRC. Please visit the QSC link on this website.
Igor was presented with the “Real Estate Online Marketing Award of Excellence” by Realtor.com for his outstanding marketing of clients’ homes. He is a proud sponsor of the Riviera Elementary School Character Counts Program, donating more than $30,000 to date, and makes a donation to the Children’s Miracle Network for every transaction.
Supported by his talented professional staff, Igor works directly with his clients and listens carefully to their needs and objectives. He takes it upon himself to make each real estate transaction an enjoyable one, handling every detail large and small while keeping his clients updated throughout the process.
Igor lives in the Hollywood Riviera with his wife, Suzy Silver Nastaskin (who grew up in the Riviera). They have three children who were all raised in the Hollywood Riviera: Isabelle, a UCLA graduate with a master’s degree in speech pathology from Boston University; Aaron, a Cal Poly San Luis Obispo graduate with a master’s degree in international business from Grenoble Ecole de Management in Grenoble, France; and Jacob, a UCLA graduate with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from UCLA. Fluent in Russian, Igor was a former tennis teaching pro and he still plays as often as his busy schedule allows.
So when you decide that you’d like to buy or sell a home in the South Bay, including the Hollywood Riviera, the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Torrance, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach or San Pedro — or if you need to talk to an expert about your housing situation — please feel free to contact Igor at 310-892-6016 or [email protected].