Meet The Team

Alyson Pitarre is a native Californian, author/blogger, introvert, foodie, amateur interior decorator, architecture geek and “a recovering perfectionist,” as she claims. She grew up around real estate—her father was a builder in Central California and her brother is a real estate agent in San Francisco. She has lived in Los Angeles since 2000, spending most of her free time doing one of these four things: going to the movies, watching Los Angeles Kings hockey games, drinking Pinot Noir or flipping through the latest issues of ELLE DÉCOR and Previews Homes & Estates, waiting for the day she can afford her dream home (a modern vineyard estate in Santa Barbara wine country).

Gina Uriarte is an avid international traveler and enjoys rock climbing, hiking, sporting events and live music. A California native, Gina has an overzealous love for all things California, especially Lake Tahoe, the San Francisco Giants and burritos. Gina has been in the marketing field for the real estate industry since 2005 and most enjoys the creative side of her craft. Like many San Francisco locals, Gina can be found sharing her love of the city 140 characters at a time over on Twitter. Feel free to tweet her, as she is quick to respond.

Digital Marketing Coordinator Mehdi Ghannadan would never think of living anywhere else but California, because “where else in the world can I drive three hours in any direction and find myself at the beach, wine country, or mountains?” he says. A social media guru by day and triathlete by night, Mehdi can be found burning calories in virtually all kinds of activities, whether it’s running, biking, camping or hiking in the Northern California wilderness. Aside from his life in technology and marketing, Mehdi volunteers a lot of his time within his community. Mehdi currently serves on the Board of Directors for a Northern California premiere multisport club, as well as a Wish Grantor for the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Mike James is a real estate veteran with decades of experience, Mike is the President of the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage San Francisco Bay Area and Hawaii regions, incorporating 51 offices and a talented team of more than 3,490 real estate professionals. Formerly a decorated Manager with the company, Mike is dedicated to providing both personal and professional guidance and encouragement to help Sales Associates achieve success.

Michelle Quintero is a passionate writer who enjoys documenting and learning about the world through different forms of communication. She is a graduate of San Francisco State University who specialized in Broadcast Communication Arts. Along with her knowledge of broadcasting, she is also specialized in conveying messages through other platforms, such as social media, blogs, and news writing. Michelle has always had a fascination with real estate and is looking forward to writing for Coldwell Banker.