Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the leading provider of real estate services in San Francisco, announced today that San Francisco real estate veteran John McInerney has returned as managing broker of the company’s San Francisco Van Ness office, also known as Coldwell Banker TRI.  McInerney returns to the company after previously managing the office from 1997 to 2005. 

“We are excited to welcome John back to our San Francisco operations,” said Rick Turley, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.  “His strong leadership skills and amazing connections in the San Francisco brokerage community make him uniquely qualified to lead and grow our Coldwell Banker TRI office.  Agents and their clients will benefit immensely from his expertise.” 

Prior to working in real estate, McInerney practiced real estate law fulltime from 1975 through 1997, and was formerly a partner at Orrick Herrington Sutcliffe LLP, one of the country’s preeminent firms.  He has been of counsel to Reuben & Junius LLP since 1998.  In addition to his experience as a real estate lawyer, he has testified as an expert witness in several practice areas including broker standard of care. 

McInerney also served the citizens of San Francisco as a member and president of the Board of Appeals for more than six years where he participated in the adjudication of approximately 3,300 matters.  He has been a fee dispute arbitrator for the Bar Association of San Francisco for more than 25 years and has served on the San Francisco Superior Court Arbitration Panel and the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Association of Realtors.

A fifth-generation San Franciscan, McInerney is a graduate of the University of San Francisco and the University of San Francisco School of Law.  He has developed many buildings in San Francisco over the past 30 years, including more than 200 new units. 

Outside of real estate, McInerney is an active member of the Order of Malta and its local leadership team. He currently lives in San Francisco and Healdsburg with his wife, Sally Ann, and has four adult children.

Coldwell Banker TRI office is located at 1699 Van Ness Avenue and can be reached at 415.474.1750.  McInerney may be reached directly at