Jim Van Zanten

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Experience:  35 years in Real Estate in the South Bay, selling single family homes, as well as being involved in new construction, apartment investments, and commercial properties. An active portfolio of over 250 clients. Many have profited financially  from Jim’s expertise in a wide range of properties.

South Bay Brokers: Jim is Co-CEO and Founder of South Bay Brokers, Inc. South Bay Brokers has over 100 friendly and competent agents, 10 staff members in the four locations of Manhattan Beach (2 offices), Hermosa Beach, and Redondo Beach. In 2010, SBBI was the 15th largest real estate firm in Los Angeles County according to the LA Business Journal.  South Bay Brokers has had the highest volume per agent of any office in LA County for the twenty years between 1990 and 2012. This successful brokerage is co-owned with Jack Gillespie.

Affiliated Businesses: Jim is the major shareholder for Marine View Management (property management) and e-escrows incorporated (escrow). These firms are affiliated with South Bay Brokers Inc. and are there to better serve the needs of all our clients.

Professionally, he has served as a South Bay Association of Realtors Board President and the Regional Vice President of the California Association of Realtors.

Jim served three years as President of the Mira Costa Band Boosters (2008-2011). The award winning MCHS bands (seven different groups—marching, Colorguard, concert, symphonic, jazz, percussion studio & wind ensemble) have 150 students.  Throughout the school year the bands participates in numerous community events.

South Bay Brokers has financially supported the Mira Costa Hall of Fame, Manhattan Beach Education Foundation, the Hermosa Beach Education Foundation, individual Mira Costa teams, Sandpipers, the Richstone Family Center, the UCLA Foundation, the Steve Harris Memorial Children’s Fund and many others.