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Brett Combs

President and Broker, P.S. Platinum Properties

Brett Combs founded P.S. Platinum in Del Mar in 2001 and built a team focused on marketing luxury real estate. His team achieved sales worth more than $200 million in 2015. For more than 15 years, he has been involved in all aspects of the real estate business, including finance, development, marketing, land, and new constructions sales. Combs has worked in marketing and business development, including a three-year stint with Treehouse Media Group, a search engine optimization and marketing startup.

ALMA MATER: University of San Diego (BBA, Marketing)

EARLY AMBITIONS: He considered a career in advertising or film production.

HOBBIES: Golfing, mountain biking and surfing.