About Dean Badessa

Dean Badessa has been a resident of San Francisco for more than 15 years, living previously in Greenwich Village, Brooklyn, and Georgetown, Washington D.C. A dynamic and dedicated force in the real estate industry, Dean relies on his well-honed urban sensibility to navigate clients through the intricate nuances of the San Francisco Bay Area real estate markets. Always focused on his clients’ best interests, Dean achieves success by listening carefully to his clients’ needs and tailoring innovative strategies to the unique circumstances of each transaction.

As an analyst in the controller’s office at Goldman Sachs and a financial feasibility consultant for Ernst & Whinney, Dean developed a strong skill set in financial analysis. This experience 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 Dean with the framework for his client service ethic.
Dean is accustomed to working with clients of varying personalities, from the experienced, most discriminating investor to the fledgling first time buyer. His ability to sell a modest one-bedroom condominium or a multi-million dollar estate or cooperative apartment exemplifies his comprehensive knowledge of San Francisco Bay Area properties.

A highly skilled and powerful negotiator, Dean has the composure and finesse to make even the most complex and frustrating negotiations seem pleasurable. Dean derives a large portion of his business from referrals, a telling indicator of how clients’ feel about his service.

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 was extremely helpful navigating the Bay Area real estate market. As an overseas buyer, I am particularly grateful
for his flexible scheduling, eye on the market, introduction to other service providers, and general market expertise and
facilitation. I would recommend him to anyone buying in San Francisco.”
-Alicia Eastman (Managing Director and Partner, Asia Pacific Capital & MAP Capital)

“Dean has amazing attention to detail and always works for the best interest of the client. I’ve worked with him twice
already and hope to work with him again many times in the future.”
-Ryan Allis (CEO @Connect)


“Dean was able to quickly understand what type of place would appeal to us and found us exactly what we were looking
for before it went on the market. His negotiating style was very empathic and was able to build an offer that gave both
parties what they needed. From finding the place to accepted offer took three days. Thanks Dean!”
-Gervais Tompkin (Design Strategy Studio Director at Gensler)


“Dean is a very courteous, humble, and genuine person. A few other sellers’ agents I spoke with were very arrogant and
didn’t care for my business (after all, buyers were lining out the door at open houses.) Dean treated me like a friend
and a client. Dean worked tremendously hard for his client and I really respect that. He was always available to arrange
meetings and was very thorough in addressing both the seller’s and my concerns. When I put in an offer, Dean must have
combed over it line by line because I was getting questions from him via my agent throughout the night and early in the
morning. When he was comfortable that everything checked out, the seller accepted my offer”. 
-Eusden Shing (Product Manager at Pinterest)


“I have worked with many realtors and commercial brokers over the years. Dean stands head and shoulders above them
all. He is truly a pleasure and savvy person to work with.”
-Scott Pope (Senior Manager - Product Management & Marketing at Cisco Systems)