Lisa Zahner is an entrepreneur at heart. She once paid for a semester of college by selling bootleg T-shirts. She’s also been a recruiter, sold enterprise software, opened a retail store, worked for the City in local economic development, and served as executive director of a small business incubator.
Lisa is a local real estate investor herself and always looks for the upside for her clients, focusing on the sale of multi-unit, mixed-use, and commercial properties with select retail leasing in San Francisco. Her clients are mainly investors, landlords, and developers, but she also enjoys guiding new buyers as they start investing in real estate.
She is well versed in zoning and permissible uses of commercial space, as well as building codes and new developments in city planning. A seasoned negotiator, she achieves positive, long-term outcomes.
Lisa sees possibilities, not problems. She likes to find the building with the most opportunities to become both fabulous and financially smart. She’s worked on extensive rehabs with scary plumbing, leaking roofs, old (or nonexistent) foundations, and even some of San Francisco’s own raccoons, rodents, and chickens!
Active in the community, Lisa serves with three local nonprofit organizations: the Housing Action Coalition, Kultivate Labs (a business accelerator), and the Alamo Square Neighborhood Association. She is also a member of the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network.
In her spare time, Lisa loves singing in her cover band, belting out rock anthems and sultry torch songs. She and her husband, Jonathan, have three delightful teenagers and a dog that gets by on good looks alone.