Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the leading provider of real estate services in Northern California, announced today that Mia Banks has joined the company as a sales associate in its Menlo Park El Camino office.  In her new position, Banks will specialize in residential sales in Portola Valley, Menlo Park, Atherton, Woodside and Palo Alto. 

“Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has been rapidly growing in the San Francisco Peninsula region, and we need high caliber agents to help us meet the increasing needs of our clients,” said Wendy McPherson, manager of the company’s Menlo Park El Camino office.  “Mia is bright, energetic and works tremendously hard to meet and exceed the expectations of home buyers and sellers.  We welcome her to Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.”

Prior to joining Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Banks was a Realtor with Cowperthwaite & Company.  She has also worked in management consulting for BCG, CSC/Index and Andersen Consulting/Accenture and has worked with several start-up companies in Silicon Valley. 

Banks has lived in Menlo Park, Palo Alto and Portola Valley, and has raised her children in the local public and private schools.  She is intimately familiar with local neighborhoods and helps her clients make the right family choices when moving to the Peninsula. 

In her free time, Banks enjoys volunteering at her children’s schools (Sacred Heart and Menlo School), hiking the Portola Valley hills, and playing tennis at Alpine Hills Tennis Club with her husband and two teenage boys.

Banks received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Brown University, then earned her master’s degree from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, with an emphasis on marketing and strategy.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Menlo Park El Camino office is located at 800 El Camino Real, Suite 300 and can be reached at 650.324.4456.  Banks may be reached directly at 650.575.9037 and via e-mail at