About Brian

A Lifetime of Local Experience.

Brian Santilena is a Senior Sales Associate with Pacific Union International Real Estate.  He serves the San Francisco East Bay communities of Oakland, Piedmont and Berkeley California.  Licensed in 1998 he began his career with with Prudential California Real Estate.  Brian earned production awards during 7 of his 8 years with the company.  Brian was the branch manager of the Prudential Real Estate office in Piedmont California, a 35 agent office within the city of Piedmont CA.  Brian joined Pacific Union Real Estate as a Senior Sales Associate in 2009 and works out of the Oakland and Berkeley offices.  He is a Realtor and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS).  Brian was born in Oakland and raised in both Oakland and Alameda.  He has lived the past 13 years with his wife Jill Carrigan-Santilena in Oakland’s Rockridge Neighborhood


Brian is also a licensed California Contractor (Lic No. 742235). Prior to entering the real estate industry Brian helped to found JPL International, a company that specialized in replicating the authentic European stone and plaster facades from the 17th Century.  JPL Intl. eventually licensed the stone replication technology to AucusStone LLC where Brian acted as the corporate construction manager and contractors license holder for Arcus Stone LLC.  Residential, commercial and industrial projects were done throughout San Francisco, Contra Costa County, San Antonio TX, Carmel CA, Missoula Montana, New Jersey, Japan and Hawaii.  Brian has also completed residential new construction projects in Houston TX and local Bay Area rehabilitation projects.

Brian has sold hundreds of homes in Oakland, Piedmont and Berkeley since 1998 and whether you’re interested in selling your first home or purchasing your dream home, Brian will help guide you through the entire process. Take a minute to see what some of Brian’s clients have to say on YELP or read a Testimonial about his client’s working experiences. 


Professional Qualifications

  • Senior Sales Associate with Pacific Union International Inc. Lic. No. 01244612.
  • Member of Christies International Marketing Group.
  • Member of Council of Residential Specialists (CRS.)
  • Licensed Contractor in the State of California. Lic No. 742235
  • Montclair Business Association (Former Board Member.)
  • Sales award recipient 8 years in a row.
  • e-Certified (Advanced training for integration of technology in real estate.) 

For more personal view of Brian, visit his Personal Interests “Days Off” page.