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Our Story Welcome To Strand Hill

At Strand Hill expertise and tailored service converge with trust, discretion, and excellence. As the number one independent brokerage and market leader in the South Bay, with over $4.5 Billion in sales since 2015, we believe that the success of our organization is based on an unstoppable drive to exceed our clients’ expectations while positively shaping our community.

Our efforts to live by our values every day have been recognized by external organizations around the world for providing services at the highest level of excellence.


From Palos Verdes and the Manhattan Beach Strand to Santa Monica and Beverly Hills, we specialize in South Bay and Westside Los Angeles real estate.

Our Values People And Purpose
We are Client-Focused

At Strand Hill, we are dedicated to our clients’ needs and to exceed expectations through our commitment to hard work, genuine care, and integrity.

We Know that People Make the Difference

We actively cultivate an environment of respect, support, honesty, collaboration, and fun.

We Lead the Way

We are always seeking new and relevant information to better serve our clients.

We are Genuinely Passionate About What We Do

Passion and attitude cannot be taught, but are essential to success – in life, and in business.

Our Founders

Strand Hill was founded in 2015 by a team of luxury real estate enthusiasts who shared a common vision to build a brokerage that was focused on providing exceptional service to clients while also giving back to the community they loved. They wanted to create a company that would be known not just for its expertise in real estate, but also for its commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of those around them.

Our President and Founder, Chris Richardson, boasts a distinguished background in the real estate industry. With a family lineage deeply entrenched in the business, Chris's grandfather was a top broker in Paso Robles, while his father founded Richardson Properties in San Luis Obispo. Chris honed his skills from the ground up, working alongside his father and gaining expertise in all aspects of the field, from final walkthroughs to preparing homes for sale.

Gary Richardson, a well-respected industry veteran of over thirty years and Chris's uncle, played an integral role in collaborating with Chris, combining their vast knowledge and experience to form a formidable team in the South Bay.

Lily Liang, an established and leading agent in the South Bay, crossed paths with Chris during her search for a new home. While viewing one of Chris's listings, Lily formed a professional relationship with him based on mutual respect and professionalism. This relationship ultimately led to the creation of Strand Hill.

Today, Strand Hill is a well-respected fixture in the Manhattan Beach community. We have expanded our reach from Palos Verdes to Malibu, but the focus on personalized service and community involvement remains at the core of everything we do. We continue to work tirelessly to help our clients achieve their real estate goals, while also giving back to the community that has given us so much.

At Strand Hill, we understand that buying a home is not just about finding a property but also finding a space for your family to thrive.

Our Philanthropy Strand Hill Gives Back

We are wholeheartedly devoted to making a positive impact in the communities where we operate. We firmly believe that by joining forces, we can achieve incredible things and continually put in our best efforts to make these places even better for people to live, work, and flourish.

We Are Proud To Support The Following Organizations
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Research
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Heart Association
  • American Martyrs Christmas Project
  • American Red Cross
  • Best Friends Animal Society
  • Big Brothers I Big Sisters
  • Catholic Workers
  • Hippie Kitchen
  • Covenant House
  • Culture Club Youth Program
  • Defenders of Wildlife
  • Downtown LA Women's Center
  • Epilepsy Foundation
  • Family Promise of the South Bay
  • Family to Family with St. Lawrence of Brindisi School
  • Get Together Foundation
  • Giveback Homes
  • Global Give Back Circle
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Heal the Bay
  • Hermosa Beach Historical Society
  • Hermosa Beach Kiwanis Club
  • HIT Living Foundation
  • Jake Cleland Memorial Scholarship
  • Love Joy Foundation
  • Lundquist Institute
  • My Friends Place
  • One Voice Los Angeles
  • Palos Verdes Education Foundation
  • Red Nose Day
  • Sandpipers
  • Saturday Blessings
  • Simon Wiesenthal Center
  • Skechers Friendship Walk
  • SPCA
  • St. Margaret's Center
  • St. Sebastian Sports Project
  • Ten Thousand Villages
  • The Painted Turtle
  • The Richstone Family Center
  • Torrance Memorial Medical Center
  • Union Rescue Mission
  • VolleySkills Foundation
  • Woman's Club of Hermosa Beach
  • Women For Women International
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