About Brian


A Lifetime of Local Experience.

Brian Santilena is a Senior Sales Associate with Compass 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 (now Compass) as a Senior Sales Associate in 2009 and works out of the Oakland and Berkeley offices.  Brian was born in Oakland and raised in both Oakland and Alameda.  Rockridge in the Oakland Hills has been his home since 2003.

Brian Santilena - Realtor

Brian is a licensed California Contractor (Lic No. 742235) and prior to entering the real estate environment he helped to found a company specializing in the replicating of authentic 17th Century European stone and plaster facades.  Eventually, the technology was licensed to AucusStone LLC where Brian acted as the corporate construction manager and contractors license holder.

Brian has sold hundreds of homes in Oakland, Piedmont and Berkeley areas.  Whether you’re interested in selling your first home or purchasing your dream home, Brian’s expertise in preparation guidance, home marketing, negotiations and transaction management will help guide you through to a successful and profitable transaction.  

Please take a minute to see what some of Brian’s past clients have to say on YELP.  Or read a Testimonial here on this website.   


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