Brett was born in southern Ohio and later raised part time in Naples, Florida. He attended Ohio University, and moved to Los Angeles in 1981. He began his real estate career in 1985 and within 5 years became the top producer in the office and has consistently been recognized as one of the top agents in Los Angeles. He has been Nationally ranked by the Wall Street Journal for several years. Annual sales exceed $150 million and include the most significant Architectural trophy properties in the region. His roster of clients include the largest group of high profile entertainment clients in the world.