Luxury Homes and Real Estate - Sotheby’s International Realty

San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California

Dean Badessa has been a resident of San Francisco for more than a decade, living previously in Greenwich Village, Brooklyn and Georgetown, Washington, DC. Dean relies on his well-honed urban sensibility to navigate his clients through the unique and dynamic San Francisco real estate market.

Professional experience in the controller's office at Goldman Sachs and as a feasibility consultant for Ernst & Whinney, along with meeting the needs of discriminating clientele as a restaurant manager for the renowned Four Seasons Restaurant in New York City and The River Café in Brooklyn, provide the framework for Dean's client service ethic. Fortunate to draw on a strong skill set developed in financial analysis and the prestigious hospitality industry, he is able to transfer these abilities to directly benefit his clients.

Dean's success is due to listening carefully to his clients' needs and tailoring strategies to the unique circumstances required of each transaction, always focusing on protecting his clients' best interests. A large portion of his business comes from referrals, a telling indicator of how Dean's clients feel about his service.

Representing properties that range from a coveted Cow Hollow single-family home to a historic landmark firehouse built in 1894 in the Ocean View neighborhood, Dean commands a complex understanding of valuations when it comes to San Francisco's diverse mix of properties. His analytical insight adds tremendous value for his clients. Not only does he excel at representing an array of property profiles, he is also adept at assisting a wide range of clients from the Fortune 150 CEO looking for the ultimate residence to the first-time home buyer purchasing a new condominium.

Dean has an active commitment to giving back to the community by contributing his skills to local nonprofit organizations. For six years he acted as wine director for the Annual Star Chefs and Vintners Gala, hosted by San Francisco Meals on Wheels, and for two years served as the chairman for the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival's opening party. He is a member of the Dolphin Swimming and Rowing Club and enjoys open water swimming in San Francisco Bay, kayaking and sailing. Dean received his bachelor's degree in economics and finance from Pace University in New York City.