During a 25 year career in the restaurant business (as a professionally trained chef since 1983), I studied architecture and planning with an emphasis on historic properties and adaptive re-use (1993- 1996). Graduate School (accepted into Harvard School of Architecture and Design) was delayed/impossible due to family constraints in San Diego. Resumed chef career until 2003 after successfully remodeling two historic homes for resale. Entered residential real estate field with a strong service background, graduate course work in Real Estate Law, Financing and Investment at UCSD. Within 4 years (2007) was a finalist for Realtor of the Year from the San Diego Board of Realtors (one of five total in an association of over 15,000 members).
Satisfied clients range from first time buyers, to multi-unit residential income properties.
References upon request.
San Diego Neighborhoods, Historic Home Marketing and Purchase Support, Mills Act Historic Designation Process (huge tax savings for owners of historic structures), Architecture/Design experience for Real Estate Development, Renovation, Restoration and Remodeling Consultation, Wealth of Tested Resources