Realtor at Coldwell Banker

Rebecca A. Gallardo is a career real estate consultant with Coldwell Banker in the greater community of San Jose, Calif. A 30-year veteran of the real estate industry, she specializes in investor purchases, 1031 exchanges and first-time homebuyers. A tireless advocate for sustainable homeownership and the Latino community, she has held leadership roles to advance these causes on a local and national level.

Gallardo was chairman of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (2008-2009) and served on the executive committee in various roles as vice chair, parliamentarian and secretary (2005-2007). As part of her national leadership role with the nonprofit trade group, she advocated housing policy among congressional leaders and government appointed officials in Washington D.C. and helped educate the real estate and lending community about the homeownership challenges of minorities through various industry events and trade and national press interviews.

As NAHREP’s chair, she also served on national advisory boards with First American Title Company, the National Association of REALTORS and the California Association of REALTORS (2002-2003), where she championed changes that would improve service to Latino homebuyers and the business climate and educational tools for Hispanic REALTORS.

Closer to home, Gallardo served as past chair for the Government Relations Committee, (2003) and Borpac (2004) member for the Santa Clara County Association of Realtors and as a member of the Mayors Task Force on Rent Control. A founding member of the Latina Coalition Silicon Valley, she also serves on the group’s advisory board.

Gallardo was also a two-term commissionor and chairman of the Santa Clara County Planning Commission (2002-2006,2007-2010)), where she oversaw and use, planning and regulatory decisions for Santa Clara County’s nine cities including the Silicon Valley. Other volunteerism includes leadership roles on the board of the Bay Area Lupus Foundation, the Silicon Valley Latino Democratic Forum the City of San Jose Human Rights Committee, and the East Side Union High School District Citizens Bond Oversight Committee.

A graduate of San Jose State University and a product of the Mexican American League of Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) leadership program, Gallardo continues to champion changes for causes close to her heart including business entrepreneurialism and issues that impact the Hispanic community.