After graduating with a 5-year degree in landscape architecture, with an emphasis in urban planning from Syracuse, NY, Rick went on to pursue the MBA curriculum at the University of Georgia. With opportunities leading him out to California, Rick found immediate success in real estate on the Westside.
Within his first year in real estate brokerage, Rick was among the seven core agents to open DBL Beverly Hills (now Sotheby’s International). While at DBL, he was recognized for outstanding production and achievement three years in a row and was acknowledged as one of DBL Beverly Hills’ Top 10 Agents.
Rick was Keller Williams Realty’s first core agent/investor of the Hollywood Hills office, where he founded The Cunningham Group, a real estate team with Keller Williams, and subsequently went on to become the Top Listing Agent for that year; that same year, the Hollywood Hills Office became recognized at the Homerun Office Launch in the Keller Williams franchise system.