Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the leading provider of real estate services in the Bay Area, announced today that Steve Westrate has joined the company as a sales associate in its Woodside office.  In his new position, Westrate will specialize in residential sales in the Mid-Peninsula region.

“We are thrilled to have Steve join our office,” said Wendy McPherson, manager of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Woodside.  “We are starting to see great improvements in the mid-peninsula market and it’s important to have dedicated, hard-working and experienced sales associates on our team.  I look forward to working with Steve and watching his career flourish with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.”

Prior to joining Coldwell Banker, Westrate worked as a senior executive at several high technology companies in the Silicon Valley and abroad.  His responsibilities included leading the sales and marketing efforts for companies throughout the industrialized world.  Westrate was a co-founder of Novellus Systems and an early contributor to two companies that later became part of KLA-Tencor.  Westrate was also an instructor at several educational programs put on by the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI).

Westrate will join forces with his wife, Molly, who has been a Realtor® since 1985 and also works out of the Woodside office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.  The Westrates have lived in the Woodside, Portola Valley and Menlo Park area since 1973.

Westrate earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Denison University in Granville, Ohio.  He received a commission in the United States Navy, served on a small ship, and is a Vietnam veteran.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Woodside is located at 2969 Woodside Road and can be reached at 650.851.2666.  Westrate may be reached directly at 650.224.5689 and via e-mail at