"Thank you for calm amidst the storm and a lot of hard work and tolerance."
"You are a uniquely intelligent, trustworthy and professional individual in an environment that frequently does not reward those qualities."
"Thank you again for all your tireless and on demand availability, your professionalism and expertise at every turn. In the background I have been quietly observing the number of delicate relational situations you navigated for us and having increased amounts of appreciation and respect."
1969 -- 1978: BA, Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts; Master of Arts in Teaching, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota; Master of Arts in Folklore, University of California, Berkeley
1971 -- 1979: Teacher, Holy Names High School; Teacher and Acting Assistant Principal, Piedmont Middle School
1979 -- present: Realtor and community/school volunteer, including past president, Board of Directors, Park Day School, and current board member, Just Theater
In real estate as in all areas of her life, Gini is known for her energy, honesty, diligence, and thoroughness. A past resident of the Midwest and New England, she works easily with relocating clients. The wife of architect David Petta, FAIA, she knows and appreciates issues of design and construction. A former teacher and school administrator, she is responsive to her clients´ individual styles and needs and dedicated to helping them achieve their goals. A mother and grandmother, she remains committed to education and the arts.
After over twenty-two years in two Berkeley offices, Gini brought to Compass her extensive experience in the broad East Bay market. continuing a career of exemplary service to buyers and sellers in El Cerrito, Albany, Kensington, Berkeley, Piedmont, and Oakland. In the words of a former employer, “She is a proven, trusted, and intelligent agent whose perseverance in difficult negotiations is legendary within the company and whose warm manner and attention to detail are legendary among her ever-increasing list of happy clients.”