Congratulations to Michael Barnacle! He is celebrating his 4-year anniversary with Zephyr Real Estate this Spring and is based in our Pacific Heights office.

Michael joined Zephyr in 2013 and brings a wealth of experience and energy to his role as Managing Broker of the Pacific Heights office. Prior to that, he was with a brokerage in Boston and has been in the business since 1989. His background includes sales, marketing, and customer service in the financial industry, nationally and internationally.

Michael’s primary focus is to empower agents to succeed, expand the office team with superior agents, and lead by example in community involvement. He has trained and mentored agents at all experience levels from the creation of their business plans through the fulfillment of their goals. Michael’s passion for the business has created an impressive roster of satisfied clients. Based on his highly successful career as an agent, he clearly understands what it takes to be successful.

Michael serves on the San Francisco Association of Realtors Board of Directors, and is a Member of the Finance and the Standard Forms committees. Michael also serves as President of the Board for the United Irish Cultural Center of San Francisco, leading a Capital Campaign to expand the Center’s facilities to add more cultural programing, and the creation of a history and genealogy center documenting Irish contributions to San Francisco.

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

1. What neighborhood/city do you live in and why? How long have you lived there and what do you love best about it?
“When I arrived here in 2012 from Boston, we moved into a condo in the NOPA neighborhood. Proximity to the Park and walkability are fabulous. I also love our neighborhood restaurant, Bistro Central Parc!”

2. If you were not in the real estate business, do you have another dream job, vocation, or lifestyle?
“When I became Managing Broker of Zephyr Pacific Heights just 2 years ago, I found my dream job! Participating in the growth of Zephyr and the growth of our wonderful agents keeps my heart pumping every day.”

3. Do you have a favorite architectural style or building in the Bay Area? In the world?
“Find me an older barn with a loft, a massive fireplace, and stone ends, and I’ll move right in! They are plentiful on the west coast of Ireland, and perhaps in parts of the California Coast.”