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Marin and Sonoma Counties, like all real estate markets, have their own unique history, demographics, and players. Scott and Kate have almost four decades in the trenches and a massive time and financial investment in curating the resources and in developing the relationships that bring tangible benefits directly to our clients.


Examples of those hard-earned relationships include: lenders, appraisers, title and escrow officers, exchange accommodators, contractors, inspectors, code officials, City and County political leaders as well as the legal and financial experts that understand the nuances of the Marin & Sonoma County apartment business. These relationships and a laser focused data library cultivated over three plus decades are some of the advantages you enjoy when you hire Norcal Commercial.




Instead of a constant barrage of information that has no value to you, Norcal brings a laser focus to delivering exactly the resources each
assignment calls for. With over 39 combined years spent representing sellers, Scott Gerber and Kate Raphael Smith have the unique ability to zero in on the assignment. Scott and Kate will carefully identify and select the exact tools you need from a deep pool of proprietary resources. 

Expert Witness

With over 31 years of transactional brokerage experience, Scott Gerber is uniquely positioned to provide superior expert witness research and testimony for multifamily disputes.


Having transacted the sale of over 8,400 apartments in Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Solano, San Mateo and San Francisco counties, Mr. Gerber has the depth and breadth of knowledge necessary to provide the winning edge. As a CoStar Power Broker and multi award winning agent as well as California Apartment Association Advisory Council member and former President of the North Coast Rental Housing Association, Mr. Gerber’s credentials are second to none in the field of multifamily real estate valuation and brokerage in San Francisco’s North Bay market area.


With a data driven market approach, Gerber has compiled rental pricing and occupancy data on over 700,000 units for the past 24 years as well as tracking offering and sales data on virtually every apartment listing and sale for the past 26+ years. This gives his clients a unique advantage and allows him to provide that level of proficiency as a consultant for legal and financial advisors.

“In a given week, I respond to two or three appraisers either asking me to verify one of our sales or to provide some insight into a valuation assignment.”

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