Who We Are

Jennifer Pinckert Tierney
Founding Partner, Southern California

Born in Westwood and raised in Brentwood, I have been in real estate representing buyers and sellers in the greater Los Angeles area since 1994. After graduating from USC with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, I cut-my-teeth in the family business by partnering with my father, Erny Pinckert, a respected long-time Realtor and owner of Brentwood boutique company – Norton Realty. The many years spent as protégée to my Father left me with invaluable lessons that I cherish and leverage to this very day.

I pride myself on a commitment to customer-centric service, emphasizing one-on-one personal relationships and working patiently with my clients to boost their confidence levels during the more challenging parts of a transaction. My market place insight, vast network of contacts and negotiating tactics truly shine during time-sensitive deals. At the end of the day my business model is designed to create long-term relationships with my clients so that I can help them buy their first home, be there to assist them when it’s time to move up or retire, and even work with the next generation of the same family when the time comes.

Because of all of this, I work almost exclusively by referrals. Nearly 98 percent of my business is referral and repeat clients, and it covers a broad spectrum of properties and neighborhoods. I hope to have an opportunity to work with you and your family in the future. Best wishes!

Erny Pinckert
Founding Partner, California Central Coast

Erny Pinckert’s rich history in the California real estate market brings a wealth of experience to the negotiating table. A 35-year veteran, Erny offers an exceptional understanding of the trends, opportunities and matters facing Buyers and Sellers.

Erny has held executive and managerial posts with Sotheby’s International Realty Franchise and through acquisitions with Coldwell Banker, Prudential-Jon Douglas, and was Broker/Owner of a Los Angeles, Brentwood area real estate company.

Prior to the formation of Central Coast Realty Group, Inc, in 2008 Erny was Regional Manager of the Central Coast division of Prudential California Realty- Pickford Ltd /San Diego.

Central Coast Realty Group, Inc. was a Prudential franchise until the extensions of the Prudential real estate brand were discontinued due to Prudential Financial exiting the real estate franchise market.  This then created the Central Coast Realty Group (CCRG) independent brand, with five offices serving North San Barbara County through the San Luis Obispo county. CCRG was acquired by Compass in June 2019.

Erny Pinckert is a member in good standing with the National Association of REALTORS®, California Association of REALTORS®, plus a number of Associations of REALTORS®/Multiple Listing Services from Southern California through the Central Coast. Erny is currently a member of the Grievance Committee with the Pismo Coast Association of Realtors.

Among other organizations, Erny has been on the Board of Directors for the American Cancer Society and past President of the Brentwood (Los Angeles) Chamber of Commerce. He is consistently recognized for his service in community affairs.

Erny Pinckert was born and raised in Westwood (Los Angeles) and is married to Mary Lou, who is also a native Californian. Mary Lou specializes in Interior Design and Event Planning. They have two children, Jennifer and Eric (co-owner) who are also REALTORS®. Erny and Mary Lou reside in Arroyo Grande.

Erny Pinckert holds the following CalBRE licenses:

Broker: 00778095
Broker Officer: 0854124
Broker Officer: 00000009

Kale Mendeleyev
Partner, Southern California

I was born and raised in Pacific Palisades, CA. After graduating from San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s degree, I began my career working as a junior agent at a talent agency. This early opportunity helped me to develop my business acumen and my desire to work hard for my clients.

As the daughter of a residential real estate developer and commercial broker, I was fortunate enough to have been exposed to the business of real estate my entire life. When I was presented with the opportunity to shift my career to residential real estate, I knew it was the natural move for me. Since joining Partners Trust, I have been lucky enough to focus my efforts on the neighborhoods that I grew up in and have spent my entire life getting to know!

When I am not working, I spend time on passions such as yoga, boxing, and hiking, as well as participating in community events in my area such as farmer’s markets and local fundraisers. I also find joy in traveling with my family and exploring the world.