About Us

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Armen V. Sarkissian



Armen Sarkissian’s real estate career officially began almost 20 years ago but his exposure to the “business” began early in life. Family investments in both residential and commercial real estate prompted a true passion for what he does.

He graduated from Cal-State Northridge with a Bachelor of Science degree and continues to attend numerous seminars and classes to remain on the cutting edge. He believes in continuing education in order to remain one step ahead of the competition.

Armen’s related interests in architecture and preservation contribute to serving his clients well. He is a Certified Relocation Specialist and a consistent award-winning producer in his office with production in the top 1% of BHHS agents in the country.

Armen served as Associate Manager from 2012-2016. He continues to help other agents with contract questions, negotiating and conflict resolution on a daily basis. He also serves on the Grievance Committee at his local Board of Realtors in order to ensure ethical business practices among his peers.

His charity involvement includes the Board of Realtors & Berkshire Hathaway Charitable Foundations, Five Acres, Pasadena Mental Health Center, AIDS Service Center of Pasadena, Pasadena Heritage, Glendale Historical Society and regular support to many others.

Exceeding his client's expectation level is his top priority.

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Hazel Perera

Hazel Perera specializes in residential real estate in Pasadena and the surrounding communities. As a Pasadena native, she is attuned to the subtleties of the community and is an area expert.

Hazel’s main objectives are to help clients assess their real estate goals and to develop a strategic plan to allow them to reach those goals in an efficient manner.

Exceeding client expectations is a top priority for Hazel. Her pledge to clients is one of unwavering partnership, as she negotiates and problem solves on their behalf. Hazel combines her passion for helping people and attention to detail with integrity, efficiency, and a commitment to excellence. She offers the utmost in client-focused service and professionalism.

With over 25 years of experience in real estate and customer service, Hazel brings depth and breadth to each transaction. Her real estate career includes appraisal, residential property development, and commercial property management. She also has sales experience with a Fortune 500 company and extensive IT knowledge that gives her the cutting edge to bring clients the latest in technology and web presence. She holds a degree in Political Science and a minor in Business & Economics from Westmont College.


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Tia Rowland and Jerry Rowland

Tia Rowland was born in Chicago and spent her teenage years just outside of Minnesota’s Twin Cities. Since then, Tia has lived in Southern California. After attending Los Angeles County School of Nursing and graduating with honors, Tia managed a ward specializing in Cardiothoracic Surgery and Trauma at L.A. County/USC Medical Center. During this time, she also worked as the Technical Advisor for the first 13 episodes of the popular NBC-TV show ‘St. Elsewhere’. The next four years found Tia in Downtown Los Angeles at Hospital of the Good Samaritan, where she was responsible for all pre-operative and post-operative patient and family teaching on the Cardiothoracic Surgical patient. From there, Tia worked for Hewlett-Packard as a Clinical Specialist, traveling the U.S. and training healthcare professionals on the clinical applications of monitors designed for critically ill patients. Tia attends to the needs of her real estate clients the same way that she cared for her patients…with confidence, commitment and respect. Jerry shares Tia’s roots in the Midwest having been raised and educated in Michigan. After graduating from Albion College Pre-Med on a music scholarship, he went on to attend Medical School. Jerry found his calling when asked to join Hewlett-Packard Medical Division where he met Tia. After years in patient monitoring marketing, ROI studies and hospital utilization process consulting with companies like GE & Philips, he joined Tia and they formed Rowland Partners.

For Buyers:

The Rowland Partner’s attention to detail will assure you that the “perfect house” won’t slip away. After careful analysis of your needs, a 4 step plan is put in place and constantly updated. Based on market conditions and available inventory, we will not only find you the home of your liking but also assist in the complicated details of presenting offers and looking out for your best interests.

For Sellers:

Choosing to sell your home is an enormous undertaking and deserves professional management from start to finish. Rowland Partners record for selling is outstanding, and for those rare circumstances when extra advertising is needed, our marketing tools range from international ad campaigns to hosted virtual tours.

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Erin O'Brien


Born in Pasadena and raised in Monrovia and Arcadia, Erin has a true appreciation for the charm, architecture, and history Pasadena and the surrounding areas have to offer. She has an extensive background in sales and customer service and has assisted SARKISSIAN + PERERA GROUP for the past couple of years. Erin is excited to combine her love for working with people and passion for design in this new endeavor as a REALTOR®. Her excellent marketing and communication skills provide an avenue to support buyers in their search to find their dream home and sellers in their quest to maximize their return on investment.

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Alex Kouvelas


Alex Kouvelas has been in the residential real estate industry for over 6 years, working with buyers and sellers. During that time, she helped close over $120 million in residential real estate transactions ranging from $500,000 condos to $8,000,000 single family homes and enjoyed being an integral part of top teams in the West Los Angeles and Silicon Valley markets. Alex also has experience as an interior design consultant on projects all over the country.

Alex has the innate ability to understand her client’s needs. Her industry knowledge, attention to detail, communication skills, and passion for all things real estate helps her clients find their perfect home. Alex knows how to navigate the intricacies and challenges of the home buying and selling process, and always provides her clients with both excellent representation and peace of mind.

Alex holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Finance from California State University Chico and studied interior design for two years. Her passion for architecture, along with her natural eye for design, allows her to envision a home’s potential that ultimately helps her clients bring out the best in their home.

In her free time, Alex enjoys playing tennis, working out at Orangetheory Fitness, wine tasting in the Santa Ynez Valley, and spending time with her fiancé, family, and friends.

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