About David BalabanDavid Balaban represents buyers and sellers in San Francisco's complex real estate market with an unflinchingly direct style of communication and negotiation.
At the heart of David's real estate philosophy is his desire to connect people. The child of two psychologists, he considers empathy one of the most important virtues in business. David isn't afraid to be direct, and understands that not everyone should work together. His no nonsense approach is refreshing as he never shies away from difficult conversations.
Right out of college, his career began with nonprofit fundraising in environmental and consumer rights advocacy. Unable to defer his student loans forever, David transitioned to automotive sales, before moving into finance and sales management. Finally, he relocated to San Francisco to work in consulting and business development for Lambda Labs, a machine learning startup. David moved into real estate to use his empathetic and communicative style to collaborate directly with clients.
David and his wife Sanaz love living in San Francisco! They enjoy travel, film, sports, and share an overly enthusiastic love for the culinary arts. He's also an avid writer and golfer. David loves finding new corners of the city to enjoy live music, comedy, and all that San Francisco has to offer.
David is proud to give back to the community. Having benefited from the Boys & Girls Club growing up, he now donates a portion of each transaction to similar nonprofits.