Congratulations to Rich Bennett! He is celebrating his 7-year anniversary with Zephyr Real Estate this winter and is based in our Upper Market office.

Rich has lived in San Francisco since 1991, giving him a golden insider familiarity with the various and unique neighborhoods of San Francisco. This knowledge and experience together with his ability to analyze sales trends and market data, allows Rich to provide his clients with valuable information so they can make the best decisions.

Originally from Michigan, Rich earned his finance degree from the University of Michigan. His collective work history prior to real estate includes accounting, securities and commercial real estate financing. His passion for real estate, combined with his work experience and creative perspective, provide him with all of the tools he needs to help make the process of buying or selling property as smooth as possible for his clients.

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

What neighborhood/city do you live in & why? How long have you lived there and what do you love best about it?

“Technically, I live in Hayes Valley but I’m on the cusp of the Castro, Mission Dolores, Duboce Triangle and Hayes Valley. This is one reason why I LOVE living there. I’m super close to the major public transit lines and can be in a number of different neighborhoods within a 10-15 minute walk. There’s an explosive number of things to do whether it’s meeting a friend for a drink, going to the park to get some nature or just walking around taking in all the cool architecture my neighborhood has to offer.”

What do you love to do in your spare time? Do you have a favorite place to hang out in the Bay Area?

“In my spare time I enjoy spending time with old friends and making new ones, whether it’s dinner/drinks, the movies, walks around the city, discussions about politics, psychology, history, architecture or the human condition, etc. For drinks, you could probably find me at Martuni’s or The Orbit Room. Come join me! For dinner, you might spot me at Alice’s or Regent Thai in Noe Valley, Starbelly in the Castro or Koh Samui and the Monkey in SOMA/South Beach.”

Do you have a favorite architectural style or building in the Bay Area? In the world?

“I love all types of architectural styles, from SF’s classic Victorian/Edwardian to Art Deco and midcentury modern. Lofts, both modern and conversion styles can be spectacular, too! In terms of my favorite building, I’d have to say the old Vedanta Temple at Filbert and Webster Streets. If you haven’t seen it, you must drive by!”