Congratulations to Keith Rockmael! He is celebrating his 3-year anniversary with Zephyr Real Estate this July and is based in our West Portal office.

Keith Rockmael brings his extensive experience in working with commercial and investment property owners and investors to his real estate career. Combined with his negotiation and marketing skills, writing background and passion for sustainability, he is able to creatively create the best scenario for his clients. His Green background (former member of the Build It Green Real Estate Council, founder of the Green Building blog Greenerati) enables him to educate both commercial and residential investors and owners about the benefits of Green and Sustainable building.

Keith maintains an active presence in various publications as a contributing writer and blogger for CAR Real Estate Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Travel & Leisure.com, Relix, Sustainablog, Vanguard magazine and several other publications. He has lived in various countries, including Mexico, Guatemala, and Taiwan and has visited over 50 countries. He speaks conversational Spanish.

Keith spends a good portion of his free time participating in his local Toastmasters club and recently served as one of the local chapter presidents for Toastmasters International in San Francisco. He currently sits on the Board for non-profit HomeownershipSF and Legal Assistance to the Elderly.

We got to know Keith a little better when catching up with him about his Zephyr anniversary.

1. What neighborhood/city do you live in and why and what do you love best about it?

“I’m a Lower-Haighter. I love how the neighborhood has remained mostly the same. It has great restaurants and bars and easy access to GG Park.”

2. In your spare time, do you have a favorite place to hang out in the Bay Area?

“It depends on the season. In winter, I love to hit the slopes for snowboarding. In the summer/fall, a great backpack trip to Yosemite, Lost Coast, Sequoia does wonders for the soul.”

3. Do you have a favorite architectural style or building in the Bay Area, or in the world?

“I like Frank Lloyd Wright. He has style. You can tell a FLW building just by looking at it.”

4. What is your favorite part of being a real estate agent?

“I love the adrenaline rush from a good negotiation. I also like the flexible hours.”