Vanessa Kitchen is a dynamic real estate professional dedicated to delivering the best possible service to her clients. With over ten years of experience in real estate, she brings a wealth of knowledge, a keen eye and an analytical strategy to each transaction. A native of San Francisco, Vanessa moved in 2016 back to her hometown to join her family and form Team Hatvany at Compass, which was ranked the #1 Real Estate Team in San Francisco for both 2017 and 2018! Previously, Vanessa lived in New York and worked for seven years as a licensed real estate agent with Douglas Elliman, building a thriving luxury residential sales business specializing in high-end properties including townhouses, lofts, co-ops, condos and new developments. She served as Board President of her Condominium association and frequently worked as a project manager to her international clients to oversee construction and the rental process of investment properties.
Vanessa is a real estate investor, with multiple investments across San Francisco. She currently owns and operates an apartment building in the Marina district, providing her with an acute understanding of how to efficiently develop multi-unit properties into successful income-producing and appreciating assets. She also renovated a condominium in Manhattan and managed the renovation and rental process. Vanessa previously worked in editorial/journalism, public relations and marketing for large firms in New York City, and brings this experience to Team Hatvany to spearhead public relations and marketing initiatives for listings. Vanessa holds a B.A. in Psychology from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, and an M.A. in Journalism from New York University.
Vanessa currently resides in the Marina, and loves being in close proximity to the water and outdoor activities. She is an active volunteer with the San Francisco Junior League. In her spare time, she enjoys wine-tasting, traveling, and hanging out with her adorable nephews.