Presidio Hill School
San Francisco Symphony
Top 1% Producer, Broker, Attorney, Developer & Landlord
Shaban has a unique skill set based on his experience negotiating large, complex transactions and building luxury homes. He understands state of the art construction methods and how they can best add value to specific properties.
Shaban tells his buyer clients which properties he likes, which he doesn’t like, what kind of renovations to do, how much those renovations will cost, what kind of tenant issues exist, whether there are any hidden risks and the true value of the property on the offer date and after improvements are made. Seller clients understand the current market so they can position their home to reach the most buyers, maximize their sale price and minimize their ongoing liability. This knowledge comes from decades of specialized experience and it ensures that Shaban’s clients are protected from the many contracts, rules, regulations and case law that expose real estate owners to liability. Shaban’s development experience allows him to sell the future value of a property and help understand the costs in getting to that future value.
Situations come up often where specialized expertise and strong contacts are needed, like buyer financing falling through, the discovery of home defects, incomplete HOA documents or building code violations. Shaban resolves these kinds of issues quickly without jeopardizing his clients’ transactions.
Shaban sells homes and apartment buildings in and around San Francisco and Hillsborough and in select areas of Marin and the East Bay. He attended Hillsborough Schools, Menlo School, UC Berkeley, and USF Law School. Shaban has lived in Foster City, Hillsborough, Berkeley and the Richmond, Nob Hill, Lakeside and Pacific Heights neighborhoods of San Francisco. As a Bay Area native with deep connections built over 40 years, Shaban’s clients benefit from a very strong network.
Shaban enjoys the challenges and rewards of our real estate market. He practiced law at top-tier San Francisco and Palo Alto law firms, where he structured and negotiated sales of public and private companies valued as high as $700M. He was one of San Francisco’s first tenancy-in-common developers. Shaban and his clients work with some of the best Bay Area contractors, designers and trade professionals.
When Presidio Hill School needed to expand, they asked Shaban to represent them in a complex purchase of a neighboring home for $7M. One of Shaban’s clients bought an apartment building and sold it a year later for a $2,000,000 profit. Another client narrowly won a home over 8 other buyers. Shaban has access to properties that are not on the public market. He can make referrals to agents throughout the world for any type of real estate transaction.
B.A., Double Major, University of California at Berkeley
J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law
Attorney, DLA Piper (formerly Gray Cary), Palo Alto
Attorney, Arnold & Porter (formerly Howard Rice), San Francisco
"I think Shaban is exceptional at what he does, and he just got us a great deal on a wonderful house. At every step in the process, he was guiding us wisely, encouraging us to think of every angle, smoothing the way for the next step, advocating on our behalf and holding the vision for our family living in this house (even when we couldn’t!). He made a very stressful and complicated transaction go as smoothly as possible. I cannot imagine that there is a better Realtor out there, and I cannot imagine working with anyone else.” - Ruth Katz and Michael Rapaport
“We received 6 offers today and your terms were identical to another offer. I’m advising my client to accept your offer because I am confident that you will make sure the transaction closes smoothly.” - Listing Agent at Zephyr Real Estate
“Shaban guided me through the labyrinth of purchasing my first home. In addition to bringing a wealth of knowledge to the process, he gave direct, honest opinions and acted with efficiency.” - Daniel Pepper
“Shaban, we can’t tell you how much we appreciate your help. Your advice was fantastic, your patience was commendable. I honestly don’t think we could have gotten to such a great outcome with anybody else. Thank you sir!” - Holly Warren and Jake Knapp