Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the leading provider of real estate services in the Bay Area, announced today that Carol Abela has joined the company as a sales associate in its Los Gatos office.

Prior to joining Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Abela was with Alain Pinel Realtors for nine years.  He is a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) and in addition to traditional sales, specializes in short sale property transactions in the Los Gatos, Saratoga and Cambrian areas.

“This is an exciting time in my career,” said Abela.  “There is a great team of agents in the Los Gatos office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, led by an excellent manager, Doug Evans.  I’m looking forward to joining the team and expanding my business.”

“We are so excited to have Carol join our team,” said Doug Evans, manager of the company’s Los Gatos office.  “He has spent nearly a decade working in Silicon Valley real estate and is extraordinarily knowledgeable about the local market.  He is a great addition to our office and I’m looking forward to working with him.”

Outside of real estate, Abela is actively involved with the Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, including volunteering on the committee for the organization’s annual golf tournament that raised $250,000 last year.  Originally from Malta, Abela has lived in Los Gatos for 26 years.  He and his wife have one son and a shih tzu named Charlie.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Los Gatos is located at 410 N. Santa Cruz Ave. and can be reached at 408.355.1500.  Abela may be reached directly at 408.499.3998 and via e-mail at