Juris Doctor, University of Michigan Law School, Juris Doctor, 1981

University of Michigan School of Music, Bachelor of Music Theory, 1978, Pi Kappa Lambda

University of Michigan, School of Literature, B.A. Science and the Arts, 1978, Phi Beta Kappa

About Alyssa


25 Years as a Real Estate Professional. Over $2 billion in complex, international real estate transactions completed for the most sophisticated clients in the world. Real estate Broker, Realtor and Attorney specializing in residential estate property sales in Marin County and San Francisco, representing global buyers and sellers.

Real estate Attorney at Heller Ehrman in San Francisco and more recently in private practice, including commercial and residential sales transactions. Real estate development Project Manager at Bedford Properties, Inc. in Lafayette, California. Responsible for exterior and interior design, construction, marketing, leasing and sales of office buildings and industrial parks throughout the East Bay. Real estate Investment Banker and Vice President at Salomon Brothers Inc in New York and Los Angeles. Responsible for complex debt and equity financing, leasing and sales of landmark office buildings, hotels, retail shopping centers, and industrial building and land portfolios in the western United States (including the Bank of America Building, Transamerica Pyramid, Mandarin Hotel, Portman Hotel, all properties owned by Santa Fe Southern Pacific Railroad (now Catellus, etc.) marketed globally. Real estate consultant and advisor to public and private corporations and individuals, developers, owners and tenants; responsible for deal structuring, performing due diligence and financial analysis, producing offering materials, global marketing to targeted lenders and investors, and executing debt and equity financings, sales and leasing transactions.

Professional Memberships

  • State Bar of California
  • Real Estate Broker licensed by California Bureau of Real Estate
  • Marin County, California and National Associations of Realtors
Community Affiliations and Activities

Member of several Boards of Directors, including Commissioner of Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery; San Francisco Opera Guild

Fundraising volunteer at Ross School, Marin County; University of Michigan Law School

Client Benefits

Prompt, in-depth research of property ownership issues. Creative, original, professional marketing materials utilizing the latest technology. Targeted marketing to qualified buyer relationships throughout the Bay Area and the world. Extreme focus on each client and transaction. Immediate interior and exterior design and construction evaluation and suggestions. Access to extensive network of specialty design and construction sources, including specialty and custom fabricators and artisans, lighting design and installation, sound system consulting and installation, paint formulae and color consulting, and "trade only" showrooms.

Personal and Business Philosophies

Application of comprehensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of real estate to the advantage of every client and transaction. Applying the highest professional standards of commercial real estate to residential transactions. Persistence, optimism and honesty combined with creativity and diligence; leave no stone unturned. Excellent performance with the highest integrity and ethics. No detail too small.

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