If there’s one thing David Cohen knows, it’s San Francisco, and there are very few agents who know it as well as he does. Growing up in the city, David spent a lot of time exploring it in its entirety, developing the deep attachment to San Francisco that persists to this day. It’s no wonder he calls his agency City Real Estate. Since then, in the 15 years that David has been in real estate, he has represented hundreds of buyers and sellers, has become one of the city’s top producing agents, and has participated in over a half billion in sales. He consistently ranks in the top 1% of San Francisco agents citywide. David is a true professional, creative marketer, and experienced negotiator. There is no one better equipped to guide clients through the competitive market of home buying or the fast paced and complicated nature of selling. David’s success is defined by his clients’ happiness. A testament to this is that most of David’s business is repeat or referral from past clients. He takes his relationships with his clients very seriously, with the goal of making them feel like they are his only client. With City Real Estate, David Cohen brings a full-service agency directly to the heart of the city where he grew up. David attended Stuart Hall and University High School and he has a B.A. in Law and Society from University of California, Santa Barbara. David is actively philanthropic, choosing to give to UCSF, Family House, Tipping Point, and other local charities. In true San Francisco fashion, he follows the city’s sports teams, politics, and food scene quite closely. From the hole in the wall to the trendy new spot, he is always happy to share his restaurant recommendations.View My Profile
Joan Gordon is somewhat of a real estate legend in San Francisco. Renowned for her knowledge of the market, exceptional service, and attentive nature, she’s been an agent and the indispensable ally of generations of families for over forty-five years. Joan has been in the top 1% of top-producing agents for decades with over 1 billion dollars in lifetime sales, is an advisor to the Top Agent Network, and has been named a 5-Star Realtor by San Francisco Magazine for the past four years. Clients that work with Joan soon realize that their needs are being attended to by consummate real estate expert with deep roots in the community. Her professional network is expansive. As the mentor of many of the city’s top-producers, she is revered by her colleagues, and her impeccable reputation precedes her in every transaction. Joan’s business is based solely on referral and repeat clients, and they continue to rely on her keen insight and honest guidance. Her purview of the San Francisco real estate market gives her advice weight and scope. Whether buying, selling, or investing, Joan’s experience and perseverance get her clients the properties and prices that they want. Joan was born in New York City and raised in Los Angeles. She moved to San Francisco to attend UC Berkeley and stayed after earning her degree. When not working, she reads, goes to the theater, and spends time at AT&T Park supporting the San Francisco Giants.View My Profile
Fourteen-year real estate veteran and top-producer John Dallas is the kind of agent you need by your side in San Francisco’s unpredictable market. His ability to distill complex concepts into plain, honest language puts his clients at ease, while his extensive experience and knowledge of the City guide them toward their real estate goals. John is an expert in financial planning and marketing strategies, and his finely tuned negotiation skills make him a formidable advocate. His clients appreciate his creative problem-solving skills and Midwestern work ethic and remark that he is personable, trustworthy, and always thinking several steps ahead.View My Profile
In more than 20 years in real estate sales, Allen Churchill has earned a reputation for making things happen fast. His tenacious, competitive negotiating and selling skills combine with a deep level of education, experience, and commitment to excellence to make him a relentless advocate for his clients, for whom he fights and doesn’t let go until the transaction is complete. Allen started working in real estate development while studying Real Estate and Urban Land Economics and Corporate Finance at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. After graduation, he worked as an investment real estate analyst and broker for a San Francisco commercial real estate firm, which led into a successful career in residential real estate sales that he has maintained to this day. Along the line, Allen has built a solid reputation as a respected real estate professional. Described by colleagues and clients alike as smart, friendly, tech savvy, and loyal, he brings a fun, easy-going manner to his work that puts his clients at ease and makes them feel like they’re in the hands of an expert. Allen is a long-time resident of San Francisco’s Russian Hill neighborhood, which gives him an exceptional understanding of the local market. In his spare time, Allen enjoys endurance sports, as well as reading, theater, cinema, and indulging in San Francisco’s amazing culinary scene.View My Profile
From a family of creative visionaries and influential real estate developers, Rachel is a third generation industry leader specializing in residential and multi-unit real estate sales in San Francisco and the East Bay. Born and raised in the East Bay, Rachel began her career in New York City as an award winning product designer before launching her own successful lifestyle brand. After returning to the West Coast, Rachel would discover her true passion was to combine her love of real estate with her affinity for design and branding. While spending time evaluating the ever-evolving state of the Bay Area residential market, Rachel recognized the importance of branding, staging, and innovative marketing in obtaining the highest value for her client’s properties. Leveraging her marketing expertise and design background with her natural talent for matching clients with their dream homes, Rachel’s strong work ethic and keen negotiating skills have earned her the loyalty of a distinguished clientele. Her ability to source off market listings through her exclusive network allows her client’s unrivaled access. Rachel takes great pride in going the extra mile and is relentless in her pursuit of achieving her client’s real estate goals. When she’s not buying or selling on behalf of her clients, Rachel enjoys spending time with her family, studying her passion for interior design, and relaxing with a good book. She volunteers at Shelters Inc., a Bay Area non-profit that provides housing and resources for low-income, homeless, and disadvantaged families and individuals.View My Profile
Director of Operations
Michael is a third-generation San Franciscan, and with the exception of the four years he spent studying at Dartmouth College, he has lived in the city his entire life. His passion for real estate is driven by his affinity for both his city and its diverse population. While a relatively new agent, Michael has been involved in land use and property management for the last decade. During this tenure, Michael helped manage 75 residential apartment units and helped manage several offices for contractors and landlords in San Francisco. As a bonus, these jobs allowed Michael to dabble in other industries and professions as he sought to determine his career path. Most recently, he worked as a physical therapy assistant, and has worked as a San Francisco Juvenile Justice Counselor and as an ESL instructor teaching English to recent immigrants to the Bay Area. These endeavors illuminated Michael’s passion and ability to interact and effectively communicate with people spanning socioeconomic, ethnic and geographical bounds. Coupled with his experience in property management, Michael’s penchant for working directly with people allows for a seamless transition to his role as Director of Operations, as he can rely on his facilitative and communication skills to ensure maximal efficiency throughout the company. Outside of the professional environment, Michael enjoys sprinting with his track club, Bay Athletics, spending time with his friends and family, and exploring the endless options of the San Francisco food scene.View My Profile
Real Estate & Tax Lawyer, Broker-of-Record at Reside
Acting as our broker and in-house legal counsel, Hilary is the person our agents turn to for legal advice. Before becoming a successful broker in her own right, Hilary practiced real estate law for 5 years at a San Francisco law firm, building a solid foundation of real estate knowledge.
Ashley Bledsoe joins Reside as Channel Marketing Director following 7 years at San Francisco’s largest residential real estate brokerage. At Zephyr Real Estate, Ashley worked on agent marketing strategy, from developing novel online marketing channels to elevating and refining traditional real estate marketing efforts. Ashley is a graduate of the College of William & Mary and the proud daughter of a top producing Virginia Realtor®.
San Franciscan, technology nerd, and knowledge enthusiast. As a digital marketing manager, John has led online marketing programs in web design, web development, lead generation, and SEO. At Reside he is part of a team focused on creating integrated marketing strategies for top performing real estate agents.