Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage President Rick Turley, Nina Yamaguchi and Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Vice President Mike James.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the largest real estate brokerage in the Bay Area, announced today that Nina Yamaguchi, managing broker of its Cupertino office, has been named Realtor of the Year for 2010 by the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors® (SILVAR).

Yamaguchi received the honor on Thursday, January 13 at the annual SILVAR Installation of Officers and Directors Event at the Menlo Circus Club in Atherton.  Yamaguchi is a longtime member of SILVAR and has previously served as president, director, co-chair of the SILVAR Broker/Manager Committee and director for the California Association of Realtors.  She currently chairs the SILVAR Charitable Foundation Scholarship Program, a program she established 11 years ago that has provided nearly $200,000 to 198 graduating seniors.

“Nina is immensely deserving of this honor from her Realtor colleagues,” said Rick Turley, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.  “She embodies service and professionalism, and serves as a leader and mentor in our real estate community.  She models the high standards that Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors set, and is truly admired by her fellow sales professionals.”

A Bay Area real estate veteran, Yamaguchi began her career in 1975.  She is credited with opening Cornish & Carey’s San Jose Main office in 1986,and managing the Saratoga office for Alain Pinel before moving to Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.  She has been the managing broker of the company’s Cupertino office since 1993 and oversees sales activity and general operations of the office’s nearly 110 sales professionals.

The Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS® is a professional trade organization representing more than 4,000 Realtors and affiliate members engaged in the real estate business on the Peninsula and in the South Bay.  It may be reached at 408.200.0100.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Cupertino office is located at 10105 South DeAnza Blvd. and can be reached at 408.252.1133.  Yamaguchi may be reached directly at