Founder and Realtor
With over 30 years of experience in San Francisco real estate, John has gained a well-earned
reputation as a skillful negotiator with a deep understanding of the marketplace, neighborhoods,
and homes. This expertise, coupled with his deep connections and the respect of his colleagues in
the business, allows him to easily navigate every kind of market and successfully serve his clients,
which include first-time home buyers, venture capitalists, and even the occasional rock star.
Originally from the East Coast, John moved to California in 1980 to attend Claremont McKenna
College. He quickly fell in love with Northern California and he has been living in San Francisco ever
since. Real estate is a family affair for John, as members of his family have been selling or building
real estate for six generations. In fact, he worked with his father for five years at Merrill Lynch Real
Estate until 1993 when he migrated to a prestigious luxury real estate brokerage Hill & Co., where he
spent the next 25 years as one of the firm’s top producing agents.
In 2018, in a bid to optimize his ability to help his clients, John partnered with the powerful real
estate technology firm Reside to launch his firm, Aethos Real Estate. By tapping into Reside’s
exceptional innovative approach to the real estate industry, John is better able to focus directly on
his clients and their needs, as well as foster relationships within the Bay Area community and across
the country. This gives Aethos’ clients the advantage of an experienced, boutique brokerage that
provides unrivaled technology-driven services and marketing sophistication.
John chose the name Aethos because throughout his career as a realtor he has been guided by the
ethics of Respect, Integrity, Accountability, and Empathy. He is known for making the process of
buying or selling a property as pleasant and stress-free as possible, something he does with humor,
enthusiasm, and dedication to his client’s well-being.
John puts great importance on prioritizing a work/life balance, so he is able to carve out plenty of
quality time with his lovely wife and three children. Additionally, he enjoys traveling, performing in
local theater, teaching historical fencing, and volunteering at his children’s schools.
Founder and Realtor
Marcus is a decorated veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy’s “silent (submarine) service” in the North Atlantic during the Cold and Gulf Wars. Marcus has a Bachelor’s degree in broadcast and electronic communications, graduating summa cum laude from San Francisco State University. He also holds a Master’s degree in management, which he has used to great advantage as a licensed broker at the prestigious and family-owned Hill & Co. Real Estate.
Born and raised in the Caribbean, Marcus is bilingual and fluent in Spanish, which is a valuable asset in the Bay Area’s multicultural community. Additionally, he has traveled extensively throughout the world, enjoys public speaking, is a student of martial arts, and loves to cook for friends and family. Marcus is married to his high school sweetheart and has two beautiful children.
For Marcus, one of the guiding principles of his life is, “For it is in giving that we receive,” an adage attributed to St. Francis of Assisi.View My Profile
Kristina Quinones is the Transaction Maven for Woodruff | Miller. Kristina has over 9 years of residential real estate experience in San Francisco and around the Bay. She manages the details of your real estate transaction and adds that personal attention you need during this important process. Kristina holds a Master’s of Fine Arts and focuses her creativity on the art of living.
Real Estate & Tax Lawyer, Broker-of-Record at Reside
Acting as our broker and in-house legal counsel, Hilary is the person our agents turn to for legal advice. Before becoming a successful broker in her own right, Hilary practiced real estate law for 5 years at a San Francisco law firm, building a solid foundation of real estate knowledge.
Ashley Bledsoe joins Reside as Channel Marketing Director following 7 years at San Francisco’s largest residential real estate brokerage. At Zephyr Real Estate, Ashley worked on agent marketing strategy, from developing novel online marketing channels to elevating and refining traditional real estate marketing efforts. Ashley is a graduate of the College of William & Mary and the proud daughter of a top producing Virginia Realtor(r).
San Franciscan, technology nerd, and knowledge enthusiast. As a digital marketing manager, John has led online marketing programs in web design, web development, lead generation, and SEO. At Reside he is part of a team focused on creating integrated marketing strategies for top performing real estate agents.