When my wife, (the CFO of a major winery) and I moved to Napa 5 years ago, I found that the level of professionalism necessary to assist us purchase a home was not quite where I thought it should be. I had decided to retire, but instead I got a real estate license for our own investments, then slowly, by word of mouth, my second career blossomed and I really enjoy it. It is a very pleasant experience to help people achieve their real estate goals!
2014 – Present
Realtor for Napa, Sonoma and Solano County.
2002 – 2013
Venture Capital Fund Manager and Investment Banker: “I truly understand the fiduciary relationship that a real estate agency agreement represents. Transparency, disclosure, accurate marketing, and proper due diligence are the hallmarks of agency relationships.”
1989 – 2002
Vice President of Sales and Marketing in a Fortune 100 company, CEO of several high tech companies and over ten Board of Director roles including Chairman
“These roles helped me achieve a high degree of professionalism, learn how to communicate well with potential purchasers, and understand marketing and sales to your target audience. I have always loved real estate and despite not working at it professionally during this period, I acquired my 1st California Real Estate license in 1982. From 1982 onward I have been involved in the purchasing and selling of my own investments as well as negotiating complex commercial leasing transactions for the companies I owned and/or ran.”
“At the end of 22 years in the same home and with the same man and in the same town (Petaluma), I decided I needed to change all three! Damian was so caring, patient, and professional, he made this difficult transition a wonderful experience. His guidance, as I shed years of clutter to make my home meet his vision, led to 7 offers and the highest price ever paid for that model of home on the east side of Petaluma. As this process was going on, he found me the perfect house in Napa and worked with the bank to stop it from going into foreclosure, so I could purchase it at a below market price, and the former owner could avoid bankruptcy. He is truly my miracle agent, and I could not recommend anyone with more enthusiasm!” - Kitty Giusto - Small Business Owner
“Nobody will work harder to find you the perfect house and save you money! Damian toured me over every inch of Napa, Green Valley and even lower Vacaville, until we found it. The price of a new home we had toured and I loved, (but was too expensive), suddenly was lowered significantly by the Developer, when he pointed this out to me I told Damian I would meet him after work and sign the Offer. He was so worried we would lose this deal that he sent me the offer at my office and insisted he drive to my office in St. Helena immediately and pick up the deposit check from me. He then drove to Green Valley so we could secure the deal. The next day I drove over to the Developer’s sales office and the agent told me I was very lucky because a second Offer on the home had been delivered 1 hour after ours! Damian really understands the market and will deploy his “hard-work ethic” from his days as an investment banker to his service for you. He is smart, sophisticated, and driven. I am very confident in saying that Damian will find you the house you want and secure it for you at the best price possible” - K.M. – Vice President of Operation Trinchero Family Estates.
“I referred Damian to a dear older friend. I have bought and sold many properties over the years but have never experienced the level of service Damian performed at. He is absolutely the best agent I have ever worked with!” -Tony Kalus - Retired CFO - Defense Industry.
“Nobody hustles more, is more accommodating, more communicative or transparent than Damian. I demand quite a bit of the real estate professionals I work with and Damian is up to the task. He has recently been helping me locate homes to purchase for my own portfolio and is now part of my team. I could not recommend him more highly.” - James Nolan - Developer
“Damian is an old friend and when I needed guidance to sell my winery, I called him. He could not represent me since my winery was in another state, but he acted as my consultant throughout the entire process. The very successful multi-million dollar private sale was completed in January, 2019. Damian was there for me everyday throughout the process and was instrumental in helping me manage the process. His patience and perseverance and listening skills are truly remarkable. His ability to understand the financial, business and real estate aspects of selling a winery would set him apart from most agents, even in Napa. I highly recommend him.” - Bill Loken – Owner of recently sold (1/19) Nevada Cellars, Pahrump Valley Winery and Symphony Restaurant
199 Zinfandel Lane, St. Helena
Exquisite! Nearly new, modern residence and guest house on 2.27 acres featuring: 5 en-suite bedrooms, chef's kitchen, infinity edge pool, built-in bbq, fire pit, bocce. Beautiful indoor/outdoor living enhanced with architecturally designed lighting and landscaping. Owners purchased new just over 2.5 years ago and were the 1st to occupy on a part-time basis, with full-time care. Lived in just enough to be perfect! There is a features and amenities page to gain insight into this extraordinary property. Everything you would expect in a modern architecturally designed new home.
50 Hunter Ranch Road
Gorgeous valley floor, income producing, 14 acre vineyard and building site. Premium Chardonnay and Viognier grapes, currently sold to top wine producers. Located in exclusive, private gated community of 7 homesite with vineyard properties. Designated building site with 6 bedroom perc test and septic plan. 2 excellent water sources: community reservoir and private well.