Lukas Ruzbasan is a world renowned Designer with a long list of A-List celebrities and top Real Estate Developers as his clientele. He has designed some of the most prestigious homes in the most sought after areas of Los Angeles and has been commissioned to design throughout the World for the international elite.
Mr. Ruzbasan came to the United States from his native Czech Republic in 2000 to find a better life. He worked several odd jobs before finding his passion in 2004 when he was hired at Interior Illusions as an assistant. He quickly rose to become the Head of their Staging and Design Division where he accumulated an extensive clientele of luxury real estate Brokers who continually contracted him to design and stage their most luxurious listings. In only a few short years Mr. Ruzbasan built the Interior Illusions Staging Division into one of the top Staging Companies in Los Angeles.
In 2010, Mr. Ruzbasan was recruited by Bowery Development as their Head Designer. He was the creative brains behind the architecture and design division, designing luxury homes for power players and A-List celebrities while he continued to Stage some of the most exclusive properties in Los Angeles.
After an extremely successful run at Bowery, Mr. Ruzbasan helped form the upstart, Vantage Design Group, in addition to creating his own staging and rendering company where he continued to build on his impressive portfolio of distinctive, cutting-edge design. During this time, Mr. Ruzbasan's design and renderings became the industry standard for all high-end development and he is one of the most sought after designers in the business today.
In 2015, he teamed up with Real Estate Developer, Charles Kotliar and Architect, on several multi-million dollar development projects and they quickly realized that together they could build an Architecture, Design and Development firm that would bring their distinctive brands to their own luxury Developments. Mr Ruzbasan is slated to break ground later in 2015 on two Major Developments in the most exclusive areas above the Sunset Strip with plans for another four Projects in early 2016, each with a projected sales price well in excess
Charles Kotliar is a Real Estate Developer specializing in High-End Residential Hillside
Development focused primarily in the Sunset Strip/Hollywood Hills/Beverly Hills areas of
Los Angeles. Over the past 18 years, Mr. Kotliar has completed approximately 30
Homes and has been involved in over $120m worth of real estate transactions.
Originally from Canada, Mr. Kotliar moved to Los Angeles in the nineties and supported
himself by working in construction, from day laborer to house painter, and found his true
passion in building and construction, which ultimately led to owning his own high-end
painting and renovation company. Learning all aspects of the trades of construction
and design was extremely integral to Mr Kotliar’s eventual transition into full-time
Development. In 2003, Mr Kotliar purchased his first house for zero down and parlayed
that into a six-figure profit. Continuing to invest his future profits into the acquisition of
multiple properties, Mr Kotliar amassed a considerable portfolio and established a
stellar track record achieving several price per square foot records.
Mr Kotliar brings his wealth of Development experience to several current high-profile
projects in what is shaping up to be an incredibly vibrant time in his Development
career. His 2015 partnership with renowned Designer Lukas Ruzbasan, and their
subsequent formation of CLR Design Group has given Mr Kotliar an increased focus as
both he and Mr Ruzbasan strive to elevate the standard and expectation of high-end
residential development in Los Angeles. In just over three short years, CLR has
designed and/or developed over 200,000 square feet of high-end residential projects
culminating with the November, 2018 completion of their modern Balinese masterwork
1240 Sierra Alta Way.
A California native, Luis grew up in South Orange County and attended UC Berkeley.
He broke into the residential building market with a general contractor in Coastal Orange County. After over a year of hands-on, field experience, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue ultra high-end projects. His experience with LA-based firm Titan Contracting included custom homes in West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Cheviot Hills, and Pacific Palisades, where he led as Project Manager and oversaw properties totaling in excess of 20 million dollars.
Luis is now brings his creative perspective, organized management, and extreme attention to detail to CLR to deliver clients dreams into one-of-a-kind realities.