My father was a career Air Force officer which afforded me the opportunity/curse of growing up all over the world, attending new schools and meeting new friends every year, like it or not! We weren't much at building roots but learned to be comfortable meeting strangers with some skill. I attended Southern Methodist University on a swimming scholarship, joining the US Navy after completing graduate school in 1964, at the early stages of the Vietnam War. During my three cruises as an attack pilot on Yankee Station I had the dubious pleasure of completing over 400 carrier landings, all successfully, during that minor police action. It was a wonderful life but all good things….so I had to grow up and get a real job. 1970 is when I got my first sales job, selling business jets to Fortune 500 executives. It was a wonderful job, getting to know such famous people as Kirk Kerkorian, Bob Hope, Boone Pickens, Mayor Diane Feinstein, Henry Ford II, French President Mitterrand, and Jordanian King Hussein in addition to CEOs of most major US companies. But the recession of 1980 was a disaster for business aviation and I began a new career in commercial real estate in San Diego, where I was fortunate enough to build a very successful apartment business. I started my first company on borrowed money in 1988 which broadened my horizons to Minneapolis, Madison, WI, and Phoenix. Our business model for this records management business included storing and servicing critical hard-copy records for hospitals, law-firms, and hundreds of other businesses. It expanded to include managing back-up tapes, digital imaging, and finally building a maximum-security hot-site for disaster recovery for our clients, including Best Buy, Northwest Airlines, The Saint Paul Companies, US Bancorp, Sharp and Mercy Hospitals, Pet Smart and US Airways. But after 20 years it was time to settle down and stop traveling so I sold my company in the spring of 2006. I have always loved beautiful homes, often dragging my long-suffering wife Marla to open houses even when traveling throughout the world. So, in the summer of 2006 I began my new career, selling fine homes in San Diego. CA BRE #00447104
Sharon Palumbo has been a real estate agent for the past 11 years in San Diego. She began her career at Prudential California Realty in La Jolla, CA. In the past, Ms. Palumbo was in the top 11% of the Prudential Real Estate network for residential real estate sales. Over the years, Ms. Palumbo has consistently demonstrated remarkable skills in the transaction process of residential real estate sales. At Cal Pacific Real Estate, Ms. Palumbo provides assistance, coordination and administrative support to Paul Palumbo who specializes in fine home sales throughout San Diego County, including La Jolla, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe and Coronado. As an integral part of our full service real estate team, Sharon Palumbo is extraordinarily skilled and ensures our clients' interests come first. CA BRE #01439528
Jon Rozansky, Loans
Jonathan Rozansky relocated to San Diego from Calabasas California in 1988. His career in real estate began in high school when he worked with his mother (a seasoned Realtor with Coldwell Banker), assisting with client activities and open houses. After his move to San Diego he entered the Real Estate market as a senior loan officer for a wholesale mortgage broker. While working at the wholesale mortgage broker, Jonathan has financed residential and commercial projects of all sizes making him a veteran to the real estate industry. His expertise led to develop a Real Estate division with his broker at First Capital Realty in 2004. Jonathan’s background in finance, along with his superior knowledge of the local markets make him a single point of contact for all your home finance needs. Recently he has reached over $100 million in sales. When he is not working with his clients financing their homes, you can find him with his family and two children enjoying outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, golfing, surfing, skiing, fishing and playing basketball. Jon is a loan officer at Kam Financial. Contact Mr. Rozansky for any lending questions you may have. CA BRE # 01754457 NMLS ID : 315987
Paul Palumbo, Broker
Paul Palumbo is the broker of record for Cal Pacific Real Estate. Mr. Palumbo has been involved in the real estate industry since the early 1990's. Paul Palumbo's coastal expertise and extensive real estate experience include, real estate sales, real property financing, residential construction and residential development. Mr. Palumbo a Realtor® and a member of the Commercial Real Estate Alliance of San Diego (CRASD), specializes in residential and commercial real estate sales in La Jolla, Coronado, San Diego, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe and other communities throughout San Diego County. With Mr. Palumbo's leadership and extensive experience; coupled with the astounding support of a highly qualified and experienced team of professionals; you will benefit whether you are buying or selling any type of real estate throughout San Diego County. CA BRE #01154252
Holli Serwe, TC
Holli Serwe has been an Independent Transaction Coordinator for the past 12 years here in San Diego. She began her career at Prudential California Realty in La Jolla, and assisted in the development of their online transaction management program, Transaction Point. Holli is a member of the Transaction Coordinators group of San Diego and regularly attends meetings to discuss changes in the marketplace, as well as increasing her education with regular Risk Management classes. She also attends the Escrow Association of San Diego meetings to stay on top of changes being made to escrow that might affect the overall transaction. Detail oriented, Holli has assisted Coldwell Banker and USA Realty and Loans in cleaning up and auditing files when suddenly faced with inattentive and then absent Transaction Coordinators. A licensed Real Estate Agent, Holli’s responsibilities include coordination with all parties in each transaction, as well as collecting and configuring all necessary documents required to successfully close each escrow on time. Holli will ensure a trouble-free conclusion according to the time parameters outlined in the purchase agreement. CA BRE #01943762
Jackie Novicio’s holds the position of Business Development Officer at Stewart Title. When investing in a new home, a new site for your business, or any piece of property, you need to have peace of mind that the property is truly yours. We have dedicated ourselves to giving each and every one of our customers the sense of security necessary to turn a house into a home or a commercial site into a headquarters. Contact Jackie to learn more about why Stewart Title is the right title company for you. We look forward to the opportunity to provide you the peace of mind you deserve.
John Hastey, Home Inspector
John Hastey co-founded Countywide Property Inspections and has served as the company's President since its inception back in 1998. His extensive background in residential and commercial construction is bolstered by over 15 years of inspection experience with some 10,000 inspections performed to date. John's construction and inspection certifications and affiliations include: ICBO (Int'l Conf. of Bldg. Officials), IAEI (Int'l Assc. of Electrical Inspectors), CREIA (Cal. Real Estate Inspection Assc.), and FREA (Foundation of Real Estate Appraisers). John also maintains in good standing, a General Building Contractors License issued by the State of California. John is only one of a handful of inspectors in California to be certified by CREIA as a Master Inspector.