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    2017 Team Accomplishments

    • $86,000,000 in Team Sales

    • #2 Agent Team at Compass (Transactions)

    • #5 Agent Team at Compass (Volume)

    • Top 10 Agent Team in San Francisco (WSJ)

    • Top 250 Agent Team in US (WSJ)

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    • 17+ years in real estate sector: redevelopment, city design review committees, historic preservation of landmark buildings

    • Recognized with 10+ awards for creating strategies and best practices that increase property values for owners of historic properties

    • Service on 10+ non-profit boards over 20 years


  • Lehigh University, BA, Economics and Urban Studies

  • UCLA, Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Planning

  • University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Design

  • Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government
  • About Rob

    For the last 18 years I've worked in just about every facet of the real estate sector—from commercial leasing and new construction sales, to historic preservation, planning, and neighborhood redevelopment master plans. In 2016 when Compass launched in San Francisco and invited the Top 20 agents in town to sign-on I was thrilled to be included. Erin Thompson and I left Pacific Union together and had a phenomenal first year at Compass; in 2017 our three-agent team sold $85,000,000 in real estate.

    That effort landed us on the Wall Street Journal list of the Top 1000 Agents in America. Only 12 agent teams from San Francisco made this prestigious list (and eight of those are at Compass.)

    Trained as a city planner, I was executive director/CEO of four neighborhood economic development associations earlier in my career—advocating at city hall on behalf of property owners and indie business owners. I’ve served on a variety of public/private boards and committees: historic preservation, architectural review, facade design review, parking commissions, and permit appeals.

    Over the years hundreds of real estate investors have relied on my analyses, direction and experience to make investment choices. Deploying this accumulated expertise, while advising you on possibly the biggest financial decision you will ever make, is my privilege. I enjoy making introductions to other trusted professionals you may need—contractors, architects, interior designers, craftsmen.

    I dabble in several life extension activities (exercise)—Crossfit, climbing, kick-boxing, hot yoga, lacrosse, and water polo. But I frequently balance those with lower pain-producing actions like brunch, surfing, or my almost-famous "educational tours” of wineries. I earned sommelier credentials via the Court of Master Sommeliers a few years ago and love taking my real estate clients up north for private tastings and celebrations. We have a blast; and you may learn something about wine too!

    In addition to real estate I am passionate about philanthropy. I studied non-profit financial management at Harvard and have advised or served on at least ten 501(c)(3) non-profit boards. As you embark on this journey to buy or sell a home, please remember those that haven’t a place to sleep each night. Consider giving regularly to local charities that serve the homeless; they are a critical part of our economic ecosystem that uplift the least fortunate among us. Miracle Messages is my current focus.

    I look forward to earning your trust and representing you in your next real estate transaction.

    “Democracy does require a basic sense of solidarity-–the idea that for all our outward differences, we’re all in this together; that we rise or fall as one.”

    ~ The farewell address of President Barack Obama, January 10, 2017


    $1,100,000 | Potrero/Dogpatch | 2BD + 2BA + Prkg + Storage

    One block to Caltrain! This new (2017) condo in The Knox has a split bedroom plan with an open kitchen and LR in between. Modern yet rustic finishes. DW, WD, storage, easy/big parking space, home security system and A/C! Just above street level, this home has its own backdoor onto a private stoop with privacy gate--great for the dog to get sun! Will sell partially furnished if buyer has interest (LR furnishings). Building amenities include: a big bike room, a serious gym, courtyards, fire pits, game/study rooms, 9-5 lobby concierge, and a green roof. One block to: Caltrain, pilates, yoga, dog daycare, and coffee. Three blocks to: 3rd St Muni train to UCSF and downtown, grocery and wine stores, library, salons, and I-280.


    Tuscan Monastery ripe for Restoration … or Boutique Hotel | 3,800,000 Euro

    The Rofeno Monastery is a unique architectural jewel set in the Crete Senesi region of Tuscany, 20 kilometers southeast of Siena, 100 km from Florence. The 22,000 sq ft historic property sits on 7.4 acres and includes a Romanesque chapel, a thermal power plant, a reservoir for the collection of rainwater, and 3 hectares of land planted with olive trees, holm oaks, mulberries, laurels, and pomegranates. The courtyard enclosed between the arches of the cloister and the nave is paved with classic Sienese brick. The morning sun floods a panoramic terrace from which one can see the succession of valleys towards Asciano, Rapolano and Serre di Rapolano. Nine comfortable bedrooms are already furnished with sober elegance and antiques in each. The horse stables are now a splendid library/music room where small meetings, cocktails and dinners can be staged. A one of a kind development opportunity in the most beautiful Renaissance region of Italy.


    17349 Gehricke Rd, Sonoma

    Situated on 1.92+/- acres, this gorgeous parcel offers unobstructed panoramic views of Sonoma Valley. Just a 10-min drive to downtown Sonoma, 17349 Gehricke offers both the privacy of country property and the convenience of being near town. Complete with an existing 65.6 GPM well, 5 bedroom septic perc, and a new road, this property is ready to build.


    $2,799,000 | 3019 Broderick St, Cow Hollow

    3BD, 2BA home wrapped in Juliet balconies and bougainvillea. Sunny LR, FP & charming period details. Spacious FDR. Eat-in gourmet kitchen, quartz, high-end appliances. Rear BD w/ French doors to private deck overlooking yard. Two lux baths. Roomy 3rd BD w/ access to the lower deck & garden. One car garage with interior access, plus bonus room with separate entry is perfect for an office. Excellent closet space is found throughout, including the huge lower-level storage room & laundry room. A stone's throw from the Presidio & GGB, bars & shops on Chestnut & Union. Click to see more photos...

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