Ara has 30 years of experience in the real estate industry which include title insurance, construction, property management and sales and leasing of commercial properties. Ara joined Coronado Shores Company in 1985 when Dick Maitland was the broker heading the massive sales project at Marina City Club Towers in Marina del Rey, CA. Ara participated in the sales team responsible for converting the 600 rental units to condominiums. He continues to sell homes in The Village and specialize in The Shores. In 2005, Ara and Yvonne Barnum became the owners of Coronado Shores Co. and remain in their respective positions in the company.