A native Angeleno and son of a motion picture set designer, Richard Burton developed an appreciation for design and architecture at an early age. Growing up in the historic Rossmoyne district of Glendale and later going through the home buying process with a family of his own, this appreciation blossomed into a passion and ultimately, a profession.
Prior to his work in real estate, Richard worked as a cameraman with a specialization in aerial cinematography. In the course of his film career, he contributed to hundreds of documentaries, commercials and major motion pictures, receiving two Emmy’s for his work on the BBC Natural History documentaries “Planet Earth” and “Frozen Planet.” Simultaneously, Richard cofounded and managed multiple motion picture equipment rental businesses and consulted on the development of groundbreaking gyro-stabilized camera systems.
After purchasing a mid-century modern home in Pacific Palisades in 1997 with his wife Erika, Richard realized his affinity for the process, leading him to assist multiple friends and family members with their home purchases in whatever capacity he could offer.
“Our homes are such a major part of who we are, and they shape and color our lives and our children’s lives in such a magnificent way. It’s very exciting and rewarding to be a part of that process.”
Richard lives with his wife and two dogs in Pacific Palisades and, in his personal time, enjoys cooking, photography, skiing, swimming, cycling and traveling as much as possible. He is a lifetime student of Los Angeles history, technology and gourmet food & wine. Above all, Richard values honesty, loyalty and integrity and possesses unbridled enthusiasm, four traits that make Partners Trust a perfect home for his work in real estate.
Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $875K in Del Rey, Marina Del Rey, CA.
Our experience with Richard was excellent! He exceeded our expectations of what a realtor should be. He gave us great advice when it came to the offer process (and counter offer), swiftly provided documents, deftly handled difficult points of negotiation and made the process as smooth and understandable as possible. He also went above and beyond his duties by attending inspections we opted to skip, meeting contractors when we could not, seeking referrals and comparing bids for necessary work.
Richard handled both the sale of our townhome and purchase of our new house, which were simultaneous. We always felt as though we were his top priority and favorite client. He is extremely pleasant to deal with, is very knowledgeable about the LA real estate market, and is a genuine good guy.
Bought a Condo home in 2017 for approximately $475K in Sherman Oaks, Sherman Oaks, CA.
September 24, 2017
I highly recommend and endorse Richard Burton, Partners Trust, for all of your real estate needs. We purchased a condo in LA, while living in another part of the state, which sometimes proved to be a difficult process. Richard worked very hard to help us navigate the process, filled in the gaps, and ultimately was responsible for helping us find the perfect condo.
Richard is native to the Los Angeles area and is very knowledgeable about all of the different areas. He spent one whole day driving us to all of the neighborhoods in LA, that he thought might be of interest to us. Richard loves LA and it is contagious! We loved all of the amazing "quirky" facts and stories that make LA the unique, colorful, vibrant city that it is. His great stories made the day fun, informative and oh so interesting.
Richard listens, he is patient, responsive, accessible, professional, hard working and always exhibits a pleasant personality. His advice was sound, unbiased and always in our best interests.
Partners Trust is a discerning and conscientious real estate company who leverages
its global network, media savvy and command of the market to provide high net–worth
individuals across Los Angeles a discreet and peerless level of real estate service.