Managing Broker - SF Lakeside
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 941321615
Why Affiliate with SF Lakeside & Saint Francis Wood Branch of Coldwell Banker?
Choosing the company you affiliate with is the first step to having a successful and rewarding real estate career. The hardest working, most talented people will struggle in this business if they don't have the tools and technology to offer to today's sophisticated consumer. Whether you are working with a first-time homebuyer, a growing family looking to upgrade, someone facing a short-sale or foreclosure, or a soon-to-be-retired out-of-towner, it is critically important that your market knowledge and transaction skills exceed your clients’ expectations. That's where I and Coldwell Banker come in!
As a former independent sales associate, I know exactly what it takes to start and grow a real estate business. Having been affiliated with Coldwell Banker for over 15 years, I can offer you help on how to put Coldwell Banker’s state of the art technology and tools to work for you, as a Realtor, AND for your consumer. As a full-time, non-competing manager - 100% of my time is offered to helping independent sales associates get their real estate business to where they want it. I can help each associate to have a path to success in a supportive environment. Whether you are just starting your business, or looking to take your existing business to the next level, you are sure to be amazed at what the SF Lakeside & Saint Francis Wood office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage can offer you!
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage delivers a true one-stop-shopping opportunity for home buyers and sellers. These services include the professional coordination of the home search, property marketing, negotiation of purchase or sale, and details of closing. For exceptional properties, we offer the unique resources of our Coldwell Banker Previews International division. With a commitment to providing each customer with a full service real estate experience, Independent Agents will work with you throughout the entire home search and negotiation process, and assist in finalizing the details. Through our affiliated companies and joint ventures, we offer mortgage, title, home warranty, and relocation services.
Real estate agents affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage are independent contractor sales associates and are not employees of Coldwell Banker.
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate is part of the largest full-service residential real estate brokerage in the U.S. and on the Internet. We have the relationships and the resources necessary to provide unprecedented global exposure for your property.
www.SFLakeside.com – Our Branch Facebook Page
www.CaliforniaMoves.com – California’s leading real estate company.
www.coldwellbanker.com – Our award-winning, national brand website.
www.Realtor.com – The most-visited real estate website on the Internet.
www.Google.com – The world’s leading search engine.
www.Trulia.com – One of the fastest growing real estate websites.
www.NYTimes.com – Reaches over 25 million viewers monthly.
Our Office Vision: To be acknowledged by our clients as the real estate company that creates trust by delivering real estate services with the highest degree of quality, value and integrity.
- Member, National Association of Realtors
- Member, California Association of Realtors
- Member, San Francisco Association of Realtors
As a real estate professional, I understand the true value of our community. I proudly support our local charitable organizations through my participation in Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Community Foundation. This office is an award winning contributor to Habitat for Humanity for 2010-2014 and has regularly participated in Habitat community builds. In 2015 we are a leader in the partnership with Lucile Packard Childrens Hospital.
Outside of the office I am an active member of Rotary International and Studio 33 Actors’ Collective. I was President of Rotary Club of San Francisco West in 2012-13, I was the chair of the Mid San Francisco Peninsula Chapter of Marriage Equality USA, and for many years taught a real estate continuing studies course at Stanford University. I also enjoy spending time with my family including my partner, my son, daughter-in-law, and four grandchildren who live nearby.
Originally from Colorado, I moved to the Bay Area in the mid 1960s as an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley where I earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature. I continued my education to earn a master’s degree in applied economics from the University of Hawaii as an East West Center Scholar and an MBA from Stanford University.
My business experience includes international consulting for the United Nations and the U.S. Agency for International Development in the Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, Sierra Leone and Rome. Additionally, I was involved in an initial public offering as vice president of marketing at a biotechnology company, Escagenetics. I also had years of contract negotiation experience, including collective bargaining and intellectual property transfers both in biotechnology and as chief operating officer for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of San Francisco.
Outside of the office Don is an active member of Rotary International and Studio 33 Actors’ Collective. He is the chairman of the Mid San Francisco Peninsula Chapter of Marriage Equality USA, and has taught real estate as a continuing studies course at Stanford University. He also enjoys spending time with his son, James, daughter-in-law, and four grandchildren who live nearby.
English - Native Speaker
Korean - Fluent
Chinese (Mandarin) - University
Japanese - University
Spanish - Studying now (wish me luck)
Don's Recent Awards
Coldwell Banker President's Council of Managers
"Don is my fantastic manger at CB Lakeside. He is thoughtful, helpful, experienced, a great listener, innovative and involved. His integrity and professionalism coupled with his concern for the success of the agent's here at Lakeside drive his priorities. We are grateful to have him and know that his presence makes this office on of the best!! Thank You Don!!!"
-Mary Dunleavy Cassidy, Colleague