Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the leading real estate service company in the Bay Area, announced today that Kate Hamilton, a veteran real estate professional and managing broker of the company’s Southern Marin offices, has been named regional vice president of the San Francisco Bay Area – working primarily in the East Bay and North Bay regions. 

A highly respected and award-winning real estate professional, Hamilton enjoyed a successful 15-year career as a top-producing agent in Marin County before moving into the management ranks for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.  For the past three years, she has been overseeing a talented team of real estate professionals in Mill Valley, Belvedere and Sausalito.  In her time as managing broker, Hamilton helped double the size of the Southern Marin offices and in 2011, they ranked among the top 10 Coldwell Banker offices of their size nationwide for production.

In her new role, Hamilton will work with Senior Vice President Mike James and President Rick Turley, and help oversee more than 3,000 agents and 46 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage offices from the North Bay to the Monterey Peninsula. 

“Kate has done a tremendous job as managing broker of our Southern Marin offices and has been key in the expansion of our North Bay operations,” said Turley.  “This is a time of growth for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and I’m excited to welcome Kate as a new addition to our executive management team.  Her business background and sales success, coupled with her vast real estate knowledge, make her a valuable resource for our agents.” 

Throughout her career, Hamilton consistently ranked as a top producing agent for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, winning many of the company’s most prestigious sales honors.  She has also been involved in key leadership roles with the Marin Association of Realtors, including being named incoming president for 2010.

After graduating with honors from UCLA, Hamilton began her professional career in advertising.  She worked in Los Angeles for two of the top international advertising agencies – SSC&B and Grey Advertising – for 12 years, serving as vice president and account supervisor and overseeing multi-million dollar accounts.  She distinguished herself as one of the first female account executives at a major ad agency.

Following her successful advertising career, Hamilton relocated to Marin County in 1988 where she parlayed her business and marketing skills into a vibrant real estate career.

“I’m looking forward to taking the next step in my career and helping to lead Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage on a larger regional level,” said Hamilton.  “We have an outstanding group of professionals who expect the very best in support, tools and resources – including a strong management team.  I’m honored to be a part of it and look forward to build upon our success as the largest real estate service provider in Northern California.”

A nearly 25-year resident of Mill Valley, Hamilton is the parent of three adult children – Tom, Sally and Charles Hamilton.  In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis, river rafting, hiking and running.