San Francisco, CA, April 25, 2016 – Earlier this month, Bay Area Reporter published its fourth annual readers’ poll, “The Besties,” and Zephyr Real Estate has been named Best Real Estate Firm in San Francisco.

The B.A.R.’s poll covers seven categories: arts and entertainment, community, nightlife, restaurants, services and shopping, sex, and weddings and destinations. Each ballot has a slate of nominees along with space for write-ins. Voting ran from January 28 to March 2.

Winners in all categories were announced on April 7 and invited to celebrate with B.A.R. at is 45th anniversary party that evening. The celebration is not a formal awards show with speeches and promos, but it is a full-on party with all the trimmings for the staff, honorees, patrons and other constituents.

With over 300 full-time agents, Zephyr is San Francisco’s largest independent real estate firm, and continues to raise the bar for achievement, client satisfaction, innovative marketing and technology. Zephyr expanded into Marin County last year, and the formula for success is evident by the tremendous market share gains already.

“This is a very special honor,” commented Randall Kostick, President and Chief Executive Officer of Zephyr. “It’s the People’s Choice for San Francisco, and we greatly appreciate our agents, our staff and most of all our clients.”

Zephyr also has a strong commitment to community and supports many worthwhile causes in addition to supporting agents who champion causes. Some of those beneficiaries are Project Open Hand, SteppingStone, Home for a Home, San Francisco and Marin Food Bank, Firefighters Toy Program, Salvation Army Toy Program, AIDS/LifeCycle, and the Meritus College Fund. Zephyr agents can often be found volunteering and making the world a better place.

About Zephyr Real Estate

Founded in 1978, Zephyr Real Estate is San Francisco’s largest independent real estate firm with nearly $2.3 billion in gross sales and a current roster of more than 300 full-time agents. Zephyr’s highly-visited website has earned two web design awards, including the prestigious Interactive Media Award. Zephyr Real Estate is a member of the international relocation network, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World; the luxury real estate network, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate; global luxury affiliate, Mayfair International; and local luxury marketing association, the Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco. Zephyr has six offices in San Francisco, a brand new office in Greenbrae, and two brokerage affiliates in Sonoma County, all strategically positioned to serve a large customer base throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, visit www.ZephyrRE.com.