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Meet the Team

Pete Castro

DRE# 01161881

Pete Castro has a tremendous passion for real estate and it shows. Clients and colleagues alike know that whatever Pete pursues, he does so with overflowing enthusiasm and boundless energy. Pete’s impressive track record, tireless work ethic, and area expertise have established him as one of the Westside’s top, most-respected Realtors.

Broker Associate with Compass in Los Angeles, Pete has been a licensed Broker since 1996 & a licensed Agent since 1993. Pete’s helped thousands of buyers and sellers achieve their real estate goals, while consistently earning top-producing honors & awards year after year.

Pete bought his first investment property at age 22 and has bought a dozen more since. He is a true believer in the wealth-building power of real estate and the long-term financial freedom it provides.

Understanding that a team approach can better deliver exceptional service and a competitive advantage than a single agent can, Pete employs a full-service team of proven professionals to better benefit his clients. So whether you’re thinking of buyer or selling – or just have questions about the market, about the Westside, or about getting your property ready for sale down the line – Pete and his potent team of friendly experts are at your service!



Maile Bryant

DRE# 01850220

The name Maile (pronounced MY-Lee) is Hawaiian. Maile is a vine, indigenous to the Hawaiian Islands, often used in lei making. The Maile leaf lei is most commonly worn by bride and groom, as a sign of love and aloha in a traditional Hawaiian wedding. The sweetly scented leaves were also used as a peace offering between chiefs.

Maile started her real estate career in 2003 in Washington State. After moving to Los Angeles to be near family, Maile joined the Pete Castro Group in 2008. As a dedicated Real Estate Agent, Maile devotes herself fully to the client during the entire transaction process and beyond. Maile’s specialty is educating clients in all aspects of the real estate transaction process, making Maile’s clients lifelong savvy and knowledgeable real estate consumers. Maile takes pride in negotiating with skill and confidence and strives to make your real estate transaction smooth and stress-free. Together we will achieve all your real estate goals.

Maile brings the spirit of Aloha – unity, humility, and patience – to all her real estate transactions. He Hale Kou (you are always welcome here).



David Gironda

DRE# 02154205

Every team needs a nerd. Someone who knows the systems. Someone who knows how to “turn the internet on”. Someone who plays Dungeons & Dragons. David Gironda, Jr. is that nerd!

David comes from the tech industry, having worked as a Database Administrator, Web Developer, and Support Engineer for over 15 years. After marrying into a Real Estate family, David decided to switch careers and learn the family trade. Working as a technology trainer at a real estate office, his talents were noticed by Pete Castro who brought David on as his Director of Operations. Deciding to put his systems to use, David got his Real Estate license and tailored his custom coded systems to better understand what his clients and his team members need.

If you’re the type of person who wants their needs efficiently done right, you’re going to need a nerd.



Sandra DePena

DRE# 02151274

Sandra is a native of Southern California with an extensive background in research along with knowledge of the Los Angeles and surrounding areas. For over 20 years, Sandra developed a reputation as an effective negotiator throughout Southern California, successfully bringing complex property and real estate disputes to resolution. Sandra is excited to turn her passion for closing matters toward real estate and assist you in finding a place to call “Home”.
Growing up in Los Angeles, Sandra is fully bilingual and able to communicate with a diverse community.
As a proud member of Pete Castro’s dynamic team, she is looking to use her many talents and abilities to guide you through the purchasing process from inception to completion with a happy disposition.
When Sandra isn’t making homeownership dreams come true for her clients, she can be found exploring the many miles of trails in the Santa Monica Mountains or dining al fresco with family and friends.

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