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Jim partnered with Rob Depaoli in 2013 forming The Van Zanten Depaoli Group representing buyers and sellers throughout the beach cities from Santa Monica to the Palos Verdes Peninsula and closing approximately $70 million in real property sales annually. The group has 5 seasoned team members including Jim Van Zanten and Rob Depaoli, Marco de Longeville (buyer’s agent), Katelyn Richter (director of marketing/team assistant), and Lindsay Forgeron (director of development, interior designer). The team specializes in buyer and seller representation, structures savvy property investments, and coordinates distinctive luxury home and apartment development projects in the South Bay.


  • Both Jim and Rob are in the top 1% of agents in the United States
  • Jim is one of the top 5 agents in the history of Manhattan Beach with over 40 years of experience and has participated in over $25,000,000,000 in real estate sales.
  • Jim is the major shareholder for Marine View Property Management and e-escrows inc. (escrow)
  • Rob is the top producing agent under 50 years old in all of Manhattan Beach, has sold over 100 properties and $150,000,000 in sales.
  • Jim and Rob both specialize in high-end buyer and seller representation, residential and apartment development (The Van Zanten Depaoli Group Development), and income property investments.
  • The team has an in house graphic designer, social media coordinator, and transaction coordinator to help assist with a smooth transaction.