Zephyr Real Estate Agent Darryl Honda Appointed to Board of Appeals

Posted by Melody Foster — February 11, 2013

1360608479San Francisco, CA– Darryl Honda was appointed to the position of Commissioner on San Francisco’s Board of Appeals by Mayor Edwin Lee on December 4, 2012.

The Board of Appeals provides the public with a final administrative review process for appeals relating to a wide range of City determinations. Originally created under the Charter of 1932, the Board provides an efficient, fair and expeditious public hearing and decision-making process before an impartial panel as a last step in the City's permit issuance process. The Board hears and decides appeals involving the granting, denial, suspension, or revocation of permits, licenses, and other use entitlements by various City commissions and departments.

Honda, one of five commissioners on the Board, is the first Realtor to be appointed to this prestigious position. He is a native Californian who has lived in San Francisco for over 35 years, attending school and working in a wide range of San Francisco neighborhoods. He is a Realtor with over 14 years of experience, currently working with Zephyr Real Estate. Previously, he owned and operated a small business for over 15 years in San Francisco’s Sunset District. He is proud of his family’s multicultural heritage, which includes his maternal grandfather who emigrated from the Philippines and worked as a migrant field worker in California, and his paternal grandfather whose family emigrated from Hiroshima, Japan, to farm on the Big Island of Hawaii. Honda’s many civic activities include being a founding member of the Westside Chinese Democratic Club and serving for nine years as an appointed board member of the California State Assistance Fund for Enterprise, Business and Industrial Development Corporation (SAFE-BIDCO). He attended the Academy of Art College and San Francisco Community College.

“I am honored to be able to serve the City I know and love,” commented Honda, “and I look forward to helping my fellow commissioners make a difference in San Francisco.”

A regular top sales agent at Zephyr, Honda partners with Sabrina Gee-Shin, and almost all their business stems from referrals or repeat business from their loyal following of clients. Their team dynamic provides a seamless, drama-free experience for both buyers and sellers. Honda is also a skilled negotiator in commercial sales and business opportunities.

Zephyr is proud to note that yet another of our exemplary agents is serving our fine City,” commented Randall Kostick, Chief Operating Officer of Zephyr Real Estate. “I know Darryl will contribute above and beyond as he serves on the Board of Appeals.”

About Zephyr Real Estate

Founded in 1978, Zephyr Real Estate is San Francisco's largest independent real estate firm with $1.5 billion in annual gross sales in 2012 and a current roster of more than 200 full-time agents. In 2010, Zephyr launched its new website, which 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; and the local luxury marketing association, the Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco. Zephyr has six strategically located offices in San Francisco, a business center in Marin County, and serves a large customer base throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, visitwww.zephyrsf.com.

1360608438Tara Donohue, Sales Manager, West Portal; Matthew Borland, Sales Manager/Partner, Pacific Heights; Darryl Honda, SF Board of Appeals Commissioner & Agent with Zephyr Real Estate; Randall Kostick, Chief Operating Officer; Anita Lee, wife of SF Mayor Ed Lee; Rob Rogers, Sales Manager/Partner, Upper Market; Aimee Arost, Sales Manager/Partner, Noe Valley; and Steve De La Pena, VP-Business Services

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