About The Team


Lead Agent & CEO

Recognized by The Wall Street Journal as one of the Top Realtors in the nation and named in Los Angeles Magazine’s Real Estate All-Star 2024 List: Richard Wilkinson is the Lead Agent of The Richard Wilkinson Group at COMPASS. He is a Los Angeles real estate expert whose drive, perseverance, and powerful negotiation skills give his clients a distinct advantage in the competitive world of Los Angeles real estate. He has conducted hundreds of successful real estate transactions, helping sellers and buyers sell over $300 million of real estate in California: from Lofts in Downtown Los Angeles to Quintessential California Bungalows to Family Estates to Multi Investment Properties to Multi-Million Dollar Ocean View Homes and everything in between. Richard is an award-winning real estate agent and an industry “top producer”, which is silly industry jargon that literally means: he helps a lot of people sell and buy real estate every year.

Richard was raised in Louisiana and moved to New York City where was exposed to urban architecture and formed relationships with successful real estate investors. This exposure coupled with his creative background drew Richard to the real estate profession in Los Angeles. Richard believes that in Los Angeles, real property can function as a home, an investment, and a thing of beauty. For his seller clients, Richard stands out among Los Angeles realtors with his cutting-edge Marketing- he sets the bar and pushes the limits to get the home attention in the marketplace. He prices the home right, innovatively markets the home, and negotiates the transaction with his clients’ best interest at heart to a successfully closed sale. For his buyer clients, Richard enjoys the quest to find the perfect property, thrives within the negotiation of a transaction, and is thrilled to hand his clients the keys to their new home.

His greatest success in real estate has been that, in many cases, his clients have become lifelong friends. Richard is honored to be a resource
for his client’s real estate needs and considers himself a Real Estate Concierge who is always available to answer any real estate questions: home values, recent sales, market trends, investing or to give referrals for contractors, landscapers, insurance providers, and more.

Richard and his team at The Richard Wilkinson Group are trusted experts and are always happy to help with all of his clients’ real estate needs.

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Chief Operating/Financial Officer

Jennifer serves as the Chief Operating and Financial Officer for The Richard Wilkinson Group. She manages the day to day operations for the team in addition to overseeing the marketing and financial health of the business. Jennifer works alongside her husband Lead Agent & CEO, Richard Wilkinson, to enhance The Richard Wilkinson Group's systems and to ensure an elevated client experience. Jennifer began her career in film production in New York City which led her and Richard to Los Angeles where they have grown their family. Prior to joining The Richard Wilkinson Group, Jennifer served in various volunteer and board positions at the children's schools.

Stephanie van Ostrander

Team Agent

Stephanie van Ostrander, Team Agent of The Richard Wilkinson Group, is a Los Angeles real estate agent who has a passion for helping people make their dreams a reality.

Stephanie was raised in Chicago and moved to Los Angeles over 23 years ago and fell in love with this incredible city and all it has to offer. Her career in Real Estate was inspired by her mother's successful career as a Real Estate Agent. It was natural to follow in her footsteps!

Stephanie lives in Beachwood Canyon with her wonderful husband, two hilarious girls, and two adorable and sassy rescue dogs. In her free time, she loves being active and volunteering at her girls’ schools. She has a deep understanding of the distinctive neighborhoods, schools, and amenities in L.A. Stephanie is enthusiastic about helping people find homes they truly love and cherish. She is excited about helping people realize their dreams starting with their vision of home.

Stephanie and The Richard Wilkinson Group team are trusted experts and always happy to help with all of her client's real estate needs.

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Tina Messex, Team Agent of The Richard Wilkinson Group, has spent the last twenty-five years raising her family and thriving in the Los Feliz area. She enjoys the beauty, sunshine, and culture of the Southern California lifestyle.

Tina and her husband have purchased several investment properties both in and out of California and they have recently undergone an extensive renovation of their personal residence. She is best described as calm, straightforward, authentic, determined, honest, and someone who appreciates a good laugh. She truly understands and empathizes with the wide range of emotions that come with what is likely one's largest investment.

Tina joins The Richard Wilkinson Group to bring her clients the very best service, guiding every step of the way with a gentle, yet confident hand.

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Megan Baptista:

Transaction Coordinator

Realtor and Certified Transaction Coordinator with over 8 years of experience, Megan began her career in the real estate industry while getting her Bachelorʼs Degree in Business from California State University, Fullerton. She has found a passion for managing the operational side of a real estate deal and provides her expertise in managing the transaction paperwork for The Richard Wilkinson Group.

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