Meet Makaela Nicola

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Meet Makaela

Operations Manager

Makaela Nicola is a second generation Angelino, born and raised in Silver Lake. Her family has deep roots in Eastside LA, where her Grandfather and his twin brother owned the well-known Nicola Twins Market on Sunset and Fountain for 45 years. Her family later opened a series of successful restaurants where Makaela worked for over a decade, notably: LA Nicola and Nic’s Beverly Hills. Having been raised in the hospitality industry, she naturally exudes a kind, service-oriented energy that is focused on the customer’s satisfaction first. 

A true LA expert, she is extremely knowledgeable in all the neighborhoods we serve. From 2016-19, Makaela lived in Mid City LA, where she began cultivating a serious interest for Los Angeles real estate. She has been with Keller Williams Realty and the Jerry & Rachel Hsieh Team since 2019, where clients call her “kind, compassionate and warm – always doing what she can to make people happy, it is her calling!” For her, it’s all about being close to loved ones and amplifying the values of tradition, love and culture that she learned growing up.

Sharing a meal is a true blessing in life. On her free time she is often on the hunt for new ethnic eats in different parts of the city – priding herself on knowing about the latest food spots: from curbside tacos to pop up dinners in high rises – and everything in between. She also loves to hike, so she can marvel at this incredible city from afar.

The most successful, happy real estate experience possible – That’s the goal!